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David Geffen breaks up with younger boyfriend

By Anna Peirano


To be the arm-candy boyfriend of one of the richest men in the world means a lifestyle of jet-setting, yachts, White House dinners, and posh parties. At least, it did, until billionaire David Geffen split with his partner, 28-year-old Jeremy Lingvall. The younger man was 40 years Geffen's junior.

The pair had been together for six years, having met in 2006 when Lingvall graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lingvall is a DJ and out of work actor. He is one half of DJ-ing pair Krystal Pepsy alongside Scissor Sister's front man Jake Shears. The duo has made the circuit performing at different venues, most notably at events like Art Basel in Miami.

David Geffen is an American record executive, philanthropist, and film and theatrical producer. He founded Asylum Records, Geffen Records, and DGC Records, and is one of three founders of DreamWorks SKG. He is famed for his philanthropy in support of medical research, AIDS organizations, and the arts. According to Forbes, Geffen has pledged to donate whatever money he makes from now on to charity.

Geffen's estimated net worth is valued at over $5.5 billion, making him one of the richest people in the entertainment industry, and the 200th richest man in the world according to the Daily Mail. He owns two mammoth yachts, multiple properties throughout the world, and an extensive art collection.

Comment by Marc Korody
over 4 years ago

Damb I married wrong.. 6 years with an ugky old man, I can do that, then sell a book about his dydfunctions...

Comment by Steven Birkeland
over 4 years ago

Sorry to hear that David. Be well my friend.

Comment by BrettJones
over 4 years ago

40 year difference? David, you look great! Sorry Cupid's arrow was faulty.

over 4 years ago

Miss Peirano, Please stick to whatever it is you do, do for dot. Your article was mortifyingly lopsided, and at best insulting to the young man. To write, "out of work actor" in describing someone, or "Dj" isn't even worthy of a 5th rate bitchy queen. To reduce someone to "arm candy" is bad enough, but as a woman you should be ashamed for your gender., if you get my drift. Geffen is fine (I thought he was dead). I have never been kicked out of a nicer Malibu home. But listen, just because someone puts Dreamgirls to vinyl, then sells their troubled record company for what, $650 million dollars, doesn't make them the first Jewish Pope. And to assume that money equals trips to the W.H. and annual membership for 2 on NETJETS is silly. He stayed in the closet, allegedly dating Cher, while barebacking now-deceased porn icon Joey Stefano. What it does make him, in his case, is a very hard working, paid his dues, longtime iconic business man- that has never been able to sustain a long-term relationship. Like ALL of us. I appreciate his behind the scenes work, like putting his name on the APLA's building, but does a short column updating his seemingly superficial personal life, while dogging the partner, belong next to national health issues, and kids killing themselves? Please send Out of Work Arm Candy an apology. ThanksKBye.

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3 months ago
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