That year, Brad Pitt bought the rights to a film about Stewart’s life, with Orlando Bloom expected to play the Old Etonian.
Shoshana is understood to have separated from Prof Coburn in 2009.
Consider, for example, the hotel manager he met in 1984, became engaged to a month later in a moment of panic that hit him when he turned 30 and then broke up with a few months after that. Fla., to watch him do a black-tie New Year’s Eve show (and to meet his mother, Betty, a 78-year-old widow who, he says, is “thrilled” with Shoshanna). Mostly, though, Seinfeld and Lonstein do what the characters on his sitcom do: nothing.
“I realized I don’t want to start a family,” he said at the time. He also takes Shoshanna on shopping forays to Giorgio Armani in L. “Jerry’s biggest pleasure,” says his longtime pal, comic Larry Miller, “is staying home, watching a ball game and eating a pizza.” But while that seems to suit Shoshanna just fine—she’s a sports fan who played varsity basketball and soccer in high school—dating a celebrity does have its drawbacks.
Both she and Stewart, who was once imprisoned by the Taliban, decline to comment.
Within months of arriving in Afghanistan with Prof Coburn, Shoshana, 31, was asked to be the chief executive of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, which Stewart set up with Prince Charles in 2006. Stewart, 39, who worked as a tutor to Princes William and Harry, established the charity to help Afghan craftsmen make a living.
Last September, Shoshana, who had by then divorced Prof Coburn, moved to London to live with the MP.
Seinfeld says it was a simple case of acquaintance-making, with “the age issue,” as he calls it, immediately “forgotten.” Other people, however, didn’t forget it.
Howard Stern homed in on the May-August aspect of the relationship when the radio host interviewed his old friend last spring.