Celebrity·Posted on Aug 4, 2022Dane Cook Is Engaged To His Girlfriend Kelsi Taylor And The Couple Definitely Started Dating When She Was A TeenagerDane is 50 and Kelsi is 23.by Alex GurleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Dane Cook is officially engaged to his longtime girlfriend Kelsi Taylor — but fans are a little hesitant to send their congratulations. Greg Doherty / Getty Images for HollyShorts Film Festival The comedian just revealed that he popped the question back in July near his vacation home in York Beach, Maine, a seaside town where he spent much of his childhood. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @courtneycookimagery , @danecook / Via instagram.com "I couldn't have asked for the moment to have been more perfect. All that was going through my brain was, 'Wait, is this actually happening right now? Is he proposing?'" Kelsi shared. Alison Buck / Getty Images for SBIFF While it sounds like both Dane and Kelsi are thrilled about the engagement, everyone else is a little more concerned about the couple's 26-year age gap. View this photo on Instagram @itskelsitaylor / Via instagram.com And not only do the pair have a major age gap, but it turns out that Dane, 50, started dating Kelsi, 23, when she was a literal teenager. View this photo on Instagram @itskelsitaylor / Via instagram.com Dane and Kelsi were first romantically linked back in May 2017, when she was just 18 and he was 45. View this photo on Instagram @itskelsitaylor / Via instagram.com "We met at a game night I host at my place. We were friends for a while and soon after fell in like with each other and then upgraded to love," Dane once shared during an Instagram Q&A. Matthew Simmons / Getty Images for SBIFF And if you're wondering how long the pair were friends prior to things turning romantic, I've done some sleuthing for you. Wil R / GC Images / Getty Images It turns out that Kelsi began popping up in game night photos starting in October 2016 — when she was only 17. View this photo on Instagram @danecook / Via instagram.com While she did turn 18 a few weeks later, it seems like everyone online is a little weirded out by the whole thing: comedianwasalu 🇵🇸 @comedianwasalu “Dane Cook , 50, engaged to his longtime love, 23, after 5 years of dating” Us: 12:36 AM - 03 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @comedianwasalu / Via Twitter: @comedianwasalu hoots @hoot_little Wow crazy to think that while I was in high school being all like “Dane Cook isn’t funny, he just shouts things”, his fiancée was developing fine motor skills and her sense of object permanence 🥰✨🙏🏻 06:23 PM - 03 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @hoot_little / Via Twitter: @hoot_little Jessica Singer @jessicasdumthot I had a huuuuge crush on Dane Cook in middle school. Had no idea I was too old for him. 12:58 AM - 03 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @jessicasdumthot / Via Twitter: @jessicasdumthot Dara Does Deep State @daralynn13 Dane Cook was older than I am when he met his then teenaged fiancé and y’all are really out here talking shit about her like she’s the problem? 11:08 AM - 03 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @daralynn13 / Via Twitter: @daralynn13 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗼𝗻 @m_clarkson78 I read the Dane Cook story today. Then I saw how many dudebros are happy for him. A man marrying someone young enough to be his kid who he groomed from her teens. If Dane grooming a teen is okay with you, you are part of the problem. 11:06 PM - 03 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @m_clarkson78 / Via Twitter: @m_clarkson78 Mohanad Elshieky @MohanadElshieky When I saw why Dane Cook was trending 09:30 PM - 02 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite Marcel Thomas / FilmMagic , Twitter: @MohanadElshieky / Via Twitter: @MohanadElshieky Despite the negative reaction from a majority of the internet, Dane and Kelsi seem to be really happy — and the most important people in their lives approve of the relationship. View this photo on Instagram @danecook / Via instagram.com "[I] couldn't wait to FaceTime the rest of my family and share the news. My family loves him so much so they were beyond excited for us," Kelsi shared after the engagement. View this photo on Instagram @itskelsitaylor / Via instagram.com So while their relationship might be slightly controversial, it looks like they have the full support of the people closest to them!