“She’s not 17, definitely not,” he initially insisted.
Then, returning to the Stern show a month later for another attempt at spin control, he still seemed a bit defensive. “This is the only girl I ever went out with who was that young. We just went to a restaurant, and that was it.” Except that, as time passed, the relationship changed.
“I thought it would be a win-win no matter what.” They’re moving in together.
Amid planning their disaster-relief telecast and concert and raising a total of million for hurricane victims over the last few weeks, the power couple have also been busy house hunting together, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively.
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Real-life Jerry Seinfeld, comedian, TV star and life observer, was strolling through Central Park one day in May 1993 when he spotted a stranger he now calls “the most wonderful girl in the world.” Seinfeld, then 38, sallied over, made small talk and went away with the telephone number of Shoshanna Lonstein—then 17 and a senior at the private Nightingale-Bamford School in Manhattan.
“I want to be out on the road.” Before that there was comedian Carol Leifer, 37, now a writer on his show, whom he dated in the late ’70s and who is the inspiration for the Seinfeld character Elaine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. A.-based publicist Stacey Effron, 30, whom he dated off and on from 1986 until 1991. You can hear the click.” Within weeks after their first date, friends and neighbors grew accustomed to the sight of the Seinfeld limousine idling outside the Upper East Side luxury apartment building where Lonstein lives with her 15-year-old brother, David, and her parents, Zachary, a wealthy computer-store owner, and Betty, a home-maker. “Shoshanna is very mature,” says a source close to the family. The family have nothing but positive feelings about the both of them. At George Washington, where she studies chemistry, Spanish and other liberal arts courses, classmates who come into regular contact with her describe her as down-to-earth, friendly and hardworking. “She’s just trying to keep up with her work and gel it together here.” Still, she is subject to such scrutiny that her choice of living quarters and clothing, or even a decision to wear sunglasses on a cloudy day, inevitably gives rise to talk that she is putting on airs or, as one student put it recently, “trying to let everyone know that she’s dating somebody famous.” Lonstein maintains she is trying to do anything but.
Howard Stern homed in on the May-August aspect of the relationship when the radio host interviewed his old friend last spring.
In his 20s, he came into big success with the biggest baseball contract [at the time]. “Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of her work schedule?
I went in uneasy, not knowing her situation,” Rodriguez confessed to of their dinner at the Bel-Air Hotel a few days after their chance encounter, adding that he thought it would be “incredibly productive” to have dinner with “one of the smartest, greatest women in the world” either way.
The part earned him four Emmy nominations for supporting actor.
His most recent TV appearance, on ABC’s The Middle in 2015, reunited him once again with his older brother, with the two playing a pair of squabbling siblings.