Joan Rivers was an iconic woman and a well known cougar. Her humor has graced us since 1965. In her later years, she became well-known for her multiple plastic surgeries and acrid fashion critiques at red carpet events, but most fans remember her fondly as a genuine, funny lady. She passed away on September 4, 2014, after a routine surgery took a turn for the worse. We like to remember her as one of the world’s favorite cougars.
“Joan Rivers was a great icon for older women,” exclaimed Trina Phillips, who helps guys meet cougars every day on MatureKiss.com. “Her public presence has given many cougars and MILFs the courage to put themselves out there! She had no shame about wanting to look good or talking about plastic surgery, inspiring other women to have the courage to do what it takes to feel good about themselves.”
In 2009, Joan was reportedly dating Norm Zada whose exact age is not known but was speculated to be in his mid to late 50’s at the time, while Joan was pushing 80. Ironically, Norm was the founder of Perfect 10 magazine, which features all natural women who have never gone under the knife.
Joan Rivers even made fun of her aged status, which makes sense since she first hit the spotlight as a comedian. In a commercial made in 2012, Rivers played up her extreme cougar status in a spot with 39-year-old rapper 50 Cent, for his signature energy drink. In the ad, after she drinks his concoction, she suddenly has the energy to seduce the man who is 40 years her junior! Her daughter, Melissa, allegedly has been taking after her mother with her dating preferences. The 46 year old was reportedly seen holding hands with a 30-year-old beau at an ice skating rink. Like mother, like daughter.
Joan, who lived to make people laugh, was aware of her cougar state, and once clarified her own personal view of her age and her dating preferences. “I’m not a cougar. I’m a sabre-toothed tiger.”
Listen to Joan’s last appearance on The Howard Stern Show: