Jessica Lowndes, 27, has defended her new relationship with Jon Lovitz, 58 over the weekend. The actress, who has even hinted that the pair are engaged after sharing a photo of a dazzling engagement ring, has playfully responded to negative comments over their 31-year age gap, claiming that: "haters gonna hate."
The rumours of the couple's new relationship began on Friday when Jessica posted a quote that read: "Old cows like to eat young grass," and cheekily captioning the post: "And I love me some old cows," referencing the age gap between the pair.
Jessica has defended the 31-year age gap between herself and her new boyfriend, Jon
She then posted a photo of a man's hand on her leg with the captions: "There's a new man in my life," and "His hands are wise and tell a thousand stories...#smitten#hatersgonnahate"
Jessica then addressed the fan confusion on Instagram, posting a video in which she debunked rumours that her account has been hacked.
"No I haven't been hacked, I'm just really excited to finally share this secret with you guys," she said, before swiftly following up the video with a snap of an engagement ring.
The actress also made fun of the comments surrounding her new relationship, and posted a photo of two ice creams with the caption: "You say sugar daddy but I say ice cream daddy! Lol #SweptoffMyFeet #ExtraSprinklesPleaseDaddy."
The Wedding Singer actor Jon has also been defending their relationship on Twitter. In one tweet, he quoted a negative tweet directed at him which says: "nice daughter," responding with: "nice jealousy!"
In another, he quoted a tweet reading: "proof money is the answer. Thanks Jon," responding with "My pleasure! Now work on getting personality." The 58-year-old also posted a loved up photo of himself in the car with Jessica, writing: "Easter with my bunny."
Jessica has previously dated rugby player Thom Evans in a seven-month-long relationship which ended in 2013, while Jon's last reported relationship was back in 2004 with model Janice Dickinson.