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Gina Loudon Writes 2,000-Word Essay About Her Teen Daughter Dating a 57-Year-Old Actor

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Missouri's top Tea Party, reality-show D-list family is in the gossip headlines this week, and they seem to be soaking up the attention in the strangest way possible.

Here's the deal: Eighteen-year-old Lyda Loudon, daughter of former Republican state senator John Loudon and conservative pundit Gina Loudon, a couple best-known for starring on reality TV show Wife Swap, is dating fifty-seven-year-old actor Steven Bauer, best-known as Al Pacino's right-hand man in Scarface, and who now stars in TV show Ray Donovan.

The 39-year age difference was big enough for virtually unknown Lyda to get ink in tabloids such as Us Weekly and the Daily Mail. And as with just about every Hollywood relationship age gap story, the regular eye-rolling and tisk-tisks ensued.

But Lyda's mom decided to make things really weird by penning a 2,000-word essay on right-wing rag WorldNetDaily that discussed everything from her daughter's virginity status to the Loudon's family unnerving strength in dealing with the flood of paparazzi that is sure to inundate this ultra-famous family's private life.

The essay starts out with Gina and Lyda sitting on the patio of a steak restaurant "surrounded by LA friends" when a friend texted her that her daughter's relationship had hit the headlines.

See also: St. Louis Tea Party Original Gina Loudon on ABC's
Wife Swap

"I turned to Lyda and cried," Gina writes. "We held each other, and our friends, all too familiar with how these gossip magazines function. This would not be an easy week. But it would be clarifying. We had known this day was coming for a while. By God's grace, I was by my daughter's side when it happened."

Gina goes on to tell us how mature and wise her daughter is "pure."

"Lyda is committed to waiting until she is married to have sex," writes Dr. Gina. "She is so committed to virginity that she gave her little sister a purity ring for her birthday, and I sat in awe as I listened to the wisdom of this big sister speak."

According to Lyda's website, she runs organizations geared toward millenials (although it's not clear what those organizations actually do), so her father asked an appropriate question: "Why can't she find a nice millennial boy?"

But Gina explains that was just a ridiculous notion: "He almost laughed at himself for asking the question. While there are certainly exceptions, career-minded, committed patriots who are equally yoked with Lyda Loudon are rare."

See also: Gina Loudon: Duty as "Culture Warrior" Led Her to Reality Show Wife Swap

Therefore, the family would have to endure the onslaught of media attention that occurs when a superstar celebrity like Steven Bauer dates a patriot starlet like Lyda Loudon:

"Tabloids would smell the blood in the water, and our daughter would be fodder. The black paparazzi SUVs would follow her, and her days of the somewhat private life would end -- something she has never wanted."

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Bauer, left, in the 1983 classic film Scarface.

Gina sought advice from friends, family, pastors -- and naturally, lawyers and publicity agents. She also worried about her daughter's future. Bauer might not be aware of any wedding plans, but Gina was surely concerned that, statistically, the actor has a good chance of kicking the bucket in about twenty years, leaving Lyda a 38-year-old widow, "a concept she is well aware of and terrified of." And of course, John, who is eleven years younger than Bauer, wasn't taking it too well.

"My heart broke for my husband, who simply had no ability to deal with this," Gina writes. "He was broken, and it was horrible to watch."

Luckily, God put the Loudons on Wife Swap to prepare them for their daughter dating the dude from Scarface:

"Today I find myself thankful...for a God who, strangely, prepared our family well for this day. A life in politics and the spotlight of media, time on reality television with the ensuing tabloid pursuits: We had tools that others might not have to equip us for this ride."

See also: St. Louis Teapartier Gina Loudon Wants You to BUYcott Stuff Associated With Arizona

So they got over it, and now Bauer has been accepted into the very important Loudon family.

We wish them all the best.

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Derby Babz
Derby Babz

I don't care. Her daughter's worth is not based on her virginity.

Jill Taylor Idom
Jill Taylor Idom

Wow. This is wrong on so many levels. And super awkward.

Jim Hederman
Jim Hederman

Tea-baggers have a strange sense of self-worth.

Jamie Van
Jamie Van

Lol, crazy fucking Christians...

Misty Mangan
Misty Mangan

.... Who the fuck cares what her kid is doing!

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Who reeeeeeally gives a crap ???? P.S. outside of a doctor examination theres no way to know. She got you snowblind mommy

Michelle Wease
Michelle Wease

Not sure which is more disgusting, that he can't find a single woman anywhere near his age or her parent's acceptance of the relationship. BTW, she's not a virgin, that's part is just laughable.

Dennis Williams
Dennis Williams

Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille. Must be a Fox News reader.

Michelle Schmitz
Michelle Schmitz

mom needs to get her head out of her butt and pay attention

Sally Riggs
Sally Riggs

Missouri. So much to be proud of....

Rebecca Van Zandt Hirshfield
Rebecca Van Zandt Hirshfield

The only person I've ever heard of in this entire article is Al Pacino. So who are these people & why should we care about who they are dating?

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

who are you tryin to convince anyways

Kathie Steffens
Kathie Steffens

These people are nothing but media whores, trying to make a name in politics.

Sean Bryant
Sean Bryant

At least she got it off her chest. Did yo get that? Off her "chest"...\U0001f601\U0001f601\U0001f601

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

Here's a story for you: why not criticize all the dead-beat Dads in STL? I see no reason to criticize a happily married woman with a great career that supports her daughter 100%. You should be praising her

Jen Marie
Jen Marie

Watching news about Justin Bieber doesn't seem so bad now.

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

Why is this RFT reporter obsessed with Gina Louden? Get a life (And a real story)

John A. Scherr
John A. Scherr

just another crazy republican airing there personal business jesus who gives a rats ass

spyder46rt
spyder46rt

Sad in so many different ways-------------

Maria Fontana Franklin
Maria Fontana Franklin

She is deluded if she thinks her daughter is still a virgin. And it would appear her daughter is a liar if she is telling her mom that.

Gary Liley
Gary Liley

By the time she's done with the rant, the daughter has probably been deflowered.

Elizabeth Kurant
Elizabeth Kurant

Lol, she's getting it but he's not giving it without his "little helpers!"

Darla Cook
Darla Cook

Because that is the way those right wingers think. They marry off young women to old men for the money.

Troy Woods
Troy Woods

REALLY????!!!!! This crap is news????!!!!

Brenda McBride Watson
Brenda McBride Watson

I loathe right wing teabaggers, but for the same reasons I want them out of my bedroom, I am willing to stay out of theirs.

Brandi Hobson
Brandi Hobson

Age is just a number but in this case it's pretty pervy.

theledgerjoker
theledgerjoker

Any 2 consenting adults can date whoever they want, so the age difference doesn't bug me. The fact that she's a tea party kid is what bugs me.

theledgerjoker
theledgerjoker

Exactly. We might think it's wrong, but she's an adult. If 19 year old Lauren Bacall can fall in love with 46 year old Humphrey Bogart, anything is possible.

theledgerjoker
theledgerjoker

And you know this how? Their family is really preachy and right-wingish. I know people like that whoa re 100% committed to the whole no sex before marriage thing. No way to tell, but to say it's laughable is idiotic. And May/December romances happen. Bogart and Bacall. Depp and Heard. Douglas and Zeta-Jones. They're all consenting adults.

juditodd
juditodd

@theledgerjoker AND that mommy dearest cut the Envy's lifestyle down, but thinks it's OK for an 18 year old to date a 57 year old man!!  THAT is what pisses ME off.  In both cases, I could care less what others do.  But, it's like the pot calling the kettle black, *sigh*.


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