ELLE & MAX HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK?
Elle Fanning and Max Minghella first sparked romance rumors on New Year’s Eve, after Max, 33, directed the then 19-year-old in the drama Teen Spirit. Though they’ve been going strong ever since, a source tells OK! that their age gap has the actress’ loved ones concerned. “Everyone thinks it’s a wildly inappropriate relationship,” explains an insider. “She absolutely started out as his employee, became his muse, and wound up as his girlfriend.” Though Elle’s family thinks the two are at different stages in their lives, Max is determined to prove he’s worthy. “People just don’t want to see Elle getting in too deep, too quickly with anybody,” says the insider, “but Max is totally obsessed with making this relationship work. He’s smitten.”
“Love is overwhelming — in a good way,” Elle has said. “But it can overpower everything.”