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Ray J lands a MILF

Singer Ray J has coupled up with the most unusual suspect you could imagine, and it's none other than Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. This is a reality TV match made in tabloid heaven.

Ray J lands a MILF

Thirty-year-old reality TV star and musician Ray J has found love -- or at least lust -- in the arms of 48-year-old Danielle Staub, the reality star who rose to infamy on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Certainly, Ray J, the younger brother of pop star Brandy Norwood, has done his share of reality TV dating already. He starred in two seasons of For the Love of Ray J, a VH1 series in which he dated girls and then broke their hearts. Prior to that, he dated Whitney Houston, another woman who is significantly older than him.

On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Staub never met a controversy she couldn't stir up. She got into fights with her friends, her enemies, fellow cast members, and, ultimately, the crew. Eventually, her past caught up with her when a prior arrest was revealed and rumors about alleged illegal activities came to light.

Last year, a Staub sex tape surfaced. Of course, Ray J would be sympathetic to that, as he costarred with then-girlfriend Kim Kardashian in one of the most popular celebrity sex tapes in history. has a photo of Ray J and Staub kissing, confirming their relationship. So what do the two see in each other? Ray J has a history of dating older women and an apparent love of provoking media attention.

As for Staub, she is similarly drawn to the spotlight, and since Staub left Real Housewives after two seasons, she's got to find a way to keep the attention on her.

Do you think Ray J and Danielle are doing it for the love or the fame?

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