A trophy wife refers to a marriage pattern in Western society in which some men marry attractive women as a form of display intended to exhibit their wealth and success to others.
A trophy wife doesn’t have to cook and clean and get her manicured nails all dirty.
Often rich and successful men who follow this pattern divorce their first wives, often with a generous divorce settlement, and then marry a second much younger woman.
Rock stars in particular, like Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart, never take anything BUT trophy wives. And there are billionaires like Donald Trump, whose latest acquisition is model Melania Knauss.
And what happens when the trophy wife gets older, like Bianca Jagger and Ivana Trump? Why, the men dump them, usually with a fair settlement, and take another one! It’s like swapping your Jimmy Choos for a newer, better-looking model.
Encouraged by Madonna and Demi Moore, increasing numbers of women are dating younger men. But what's in it for the toy boys? Oscar Humphreys, 22, explains the appeal.
Demi Moore is set to marry her toyboy lover Ashton Kutcher in a Kabbalah wedding ceremony.
The couple - who have an age gap of 15 years between them - will tie the knot in November. Moore has been dating Kutcher since April 2003, after being introduced to one another by Puff Daddy at a party in New York.
The marriage will be the 41-year-old star's third - she first wed musician Freddy Moore, whose surname she took, when she was 18.
She then tied the knot with Hollywood actor Bruce Willis - with whom she has three daughters.
The kind of woman who goes for a toy boy is usually financially and emotionally independent; she doesn't require a man for status or security.
Stone is thrilled Moore's relationship with 27-year-old Kutcher has been a success and wants to find her own younger man.
"They should watch out because if they're not careful, their wives will now be the ones leaving them for younger men.
"Only a few days ago I was chatted up in a bar by a 25 year old. I said, 'I could be your mother.'
"A 25-year-old would be happy to spend the whole afternoon washing your hair for you. But a 40-year-old man who works too hard will get his secretary to send you flowers."
I live with my mother but sometimes I tell people that I live alone. My room is full of overflowing ashtrays and last week's Starbucks cups, and I am constantly surrounded by chaos.
Germaine Greer caused a storm earlier this year when it was revealed that her next book, The Boy, would be a thesis on "why boys have always been the world's pin-ups". Who better, then, to explain to me the appeal of "the boy" to older women?
"Women have always turned on to boys and, historically, older women were expected to introduce boys to the refinement and excitement of sex with the older woman," Greer told me. "They were lovers but they were also teachers. The sexual potency of boys, who have sperm that flows like tap water, is galling to older men. Older men sit in judgement but boys don't do that. They are able to admire a woman for what she has achieved."
Can there be equality in our relationship? Well, there is sexual equality, but, I have to admit, little else (Greer tells me that we are both at our sexual peaks). It is, indeed, an unbalanced arrangement, but that is how my girlfriend likes it.
The way I see it, the kind of woman who goes for a toy boy is usually financially and emotionally independent; she doesn't require a man for status or security. She is therefore able to make a truly honest and objective choice about who she wants to be with.
She doesn't want a bloated banker to buy her dinner; she would rather have fun and laugh with a boy than have boring, responsible weekends in the country with a man her own age. She wants to be reminded that she can still be independent and is still sexy.
At 64, Dunaway is old enough to be the grandmother of PRINCE AZIM, whose dad is one of the richest men in the world, with a fortune of $47.5 billion (GBP25 billion).
Nevertheless, the pair left exclusive London restaurant Nobu hand-in-hand together last night (27JUN05) prompting reports of a romance.
Pals insist their relationship is strictly business-based - budding film-maker Prince Azim is hoping to persuade Dunaway to appear in a new movie he is making.
But the young lothario has a history with older women - he once sent SIR MICK JAGGER's ex-wife JERRY HALL a bouquet of flowers so large two men had to deliver it, reports the London Evening Standard.