DANE Cook met his fiancee Kelsi Taylor when he was just 17, a writer has revealed.
The 50-year-old comedian posed with Kelsi, now 23, during a “game night” at his LA home in 2016 when she was just a teenager.
Dane proposed to Kelsi earlier this month after five years of dating, meaning they got together when she was 18.
However, writer Tracie Egan Morrissey discovered old photos Dane had posted with Kelsi on his Instagram when she was a minor.
He first tagged Kelsi in a photo on Instagram on October 8, 2016 – when Kelsi was 17 years old.
The teenager smiled for the camera in a group photo with Dane and his friends.
Dane captioned it: “Last night we had a wild group of boys and girls at my house for game night.
“There’s nothing like celebrating all the hard work with your friends.”
They officially became Instagram in April 2017 when Kelsi was 18 and Dane was 45.
The comic later said in an Instagram Q&A that he met Kelsi at a game night at his house, adding, “We were friends for a while and soon after fell in love and then loved each other.”
Dane was hanging out with other teenage girls around the same time.
Actress Joey King was also spotted several times at Dane’s group gatherings at his home in 2016 at the age of 16.
She was first seen at a game night on April 16, June 18 and December 11, 2016.
Tracie noted that none of the girls mentioned follow Dane on Instagram now.
Dane came under fire for his controversial relationship with Kelsi last month.
Describing his July 13 proposal to PEOPLE, the actor said he felt “ready” to pop the question.
“I was so willing to ask her. I was totally zen about it,” he said.
“The evening of the proposal was incredibly beautiful, the weather was perfect, the sunset was spectacular and I was just so happy.”
He added: “I have asked my best friend, the woman with whom I have shared some of the greatest times of my life, to marry me so we can start the next chapter of our lives together. I also thought about how absolutely stunning she looked.”
While the couple has received a flood of congratulatory messages from fans, their relationship hasn’t always been well received.
The couple was scrutinized very closely due to their 26-year age difference when they first started dating.
RadarOnline broke the news in January 2018 that the two were a couple and had been together since April of the previous year.
Kelsi was an aspiring singer and is now known for her career in the fitness industry.
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/5953168/dane-cook-met-fiancee-kelsi-taylor-proof-photos/ Dane Cook, 50, met her fiancee Kelsi Taylor, 23, when she was just 17, the author claims after spotting “evidence” in photos