A Princeton Valedictorian Just Got Engaged To Her 71-Year-Old Professor

by Stephanie Maida · April 25, 2019

    In a move that would impress Van Halen, a 25-year-old Princeton grad took her "Hot For Teacher" moment to the next level - betrothal. Sure, the object of her affection is a few years older (well, a few decades), but love has no age limits! And, let's be honest - who hasn't had a crush on at least one of their teachers throughout the years?

    Cameron Platt, who graduated the Ivy League university as valedictorian back in 2016 and then went on to get her master's as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, opened up about her relationship in a recent Facebook post (which somehow made its way to Page Six). 

    She met Lee Clark Mitchell her sophomore year, when she took his lecture course on Henry James and William Faulkner. Platt says he "captivated [her] with his brilliance, sensitivity, and passion" - man, those English profs will get ya - and by the time she graduated, he had become "a dear and devoted mentor." Mhmmm.

    During her two years abroad, Platt couldn't stop thinking about Mitchell, and so, when she returned, she asked him out. Needless to say, the guy was on edge their entire first date (at The Met, of course), but soon all parties realized they were meant to be. This went down a mere seven months ago, FYI, and now they're engaged!

    While their romance seems to teeter on the edge of taboo, let's keep in mind: they're both consenting adults, and she pretty much made the first move. At the end of the day, we're happy for them - and it's still a better love story than Twilight.

    [Photos via Princeton]