Billed as a dating experiment, the 13 women battling for the tennis professional's heart were aged between 21 and 48.
The women in their 20s were dubbed kittens and the 40-year-olds branded cougars. Philippoussis, 30, has romanced plenty of young, beautiful and famous women, including Delta Goodrem and actress Alexis Barbara, who was 18 when she became his fiancee. The finale came down to two women on either end of the age scale.
About 6 million Americans tuned in to watch the finale of Philippoussis' Bachelor-style dating show, Age of Love.
The show is aired in Australia on the Seven Network and is a few weeks behind, so Australian fans of Age of Love should not read on if they want to avoid details of the finale.
; born 7 November 1976) is an Australian retired tennis player of Greek and Italian descent. His greatest achievements are winning two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 19, winning the deciding rubber in the final of each.
During the height of his career, Mark was known as having one of the fastest serves in the game. In January 1999, Philippoussis and Jelena Dokić won the Hopman Cup for Australia, defeating Sweden's Åsa Carlsson and Jonas Björkman in the final tie.
This was the first time that Australia won the Hopman Cup and the only time, until Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova won in January 2016.
On 29 March 1999, Philippoussis entered the top 10 for the first time and stayed there for 10 weeks.
Actress Jennifer Esposito attends the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' An Evening with "Samantha Who? Goldenson Theatre on February 12, 2009 in North Hollywood, California.