“The way I prefer to meet someone is through a friend because that means the person is most likely not a freak,” Dakota joked.The former child star prefers to keep her “dirty laundry” to herself and leans on her Southern upbringing to guide to her through life. Although the focus of Fanning's career is acting, she also has fashion-related jobs.Her debut in modeling came in 2009 when she made the cover of various magazines like Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan, among others. Her mother, Heather Joy (née Arrington), played tennis professionally, and her father, Steven J.She told Town & Country magazine: "I find dates, in general, horrific.We have to sit there and ask these questions and pretend to eat a meal, and it just feels so stiff.
When Fanning was a small child, she was an actress at the Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia, starring in small plays, then in 1999, Fanning began acting at the age of five after appearing on a Tide commercial.
He's walked the runway for many top designers, including Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Versace, and appeared in ad campaigns for Mulberry, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger. A quick glimpse of his Instagram feed won't turn up pix of Fanning, but there are plenty of artsy shots of his adventures around Manhattan and beyond.
As far as his relationship history, Fanning isn't the hunk's first celebrity girlfriend. Adam Levine — and the model pair even appeared together in the Summer 2010 issue of "I don't really date," she said.
Dakota Fanning, 20, has been dating British model Jamie Strachan, who's 13 years her senior, since last year, and for the first time she's speaking out about him — and using the "L" word. "I think love is very important and it's really fun to have someone to experience things with.
It makes everything a bit more special."As far as their age gap, it has not been an issue for the actress, who also attends New York University, where she's studying women and film.