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Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi Like ‘Two Teenagers in Love’

Photo: Philippe Vogelenzang for V Magazine

For V Magazine’s “Dynamic Duos” issue — the one with Rihanna and naked Kate Moss or Kate Moss and naked Rihanna on the cover — J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and her girlfriend Courtney Crangi posed for their first photo shoot as a couple. Sarah Cristobal writes, “To see [them] interact is akin to watching two teenagers in love,” adding they’re “giddy with knowing smiles and stolen kisses.”

Lyons, who didn’t publicly acknowledge her relationship with Crangi until last November’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards, told the Times last month, “It certainly is strange to wake up, at 44, and look at the person next to you and think: ‘Oh! This wasn’t what I expected.’ But I don’t think love works that way, and I am O.K. with that.” Here, she actually talks about Crangi: “For me the best thing is knowing that someone really has your back … Like no matter what happens she has my best interests at heart.”

Of Lyons, Crangi says, “She’s just incredibly gracious at all times.” Take this photo, for example — Jenna didn’t pick a loud pattern, fur collar, sequined sweater, or her thick-rimmed glasses; she wore a white button-down to match Courtney. Now, that’s love.

Lyons and Crangi Like ‘Two Teenagers in Love’