We have all heard of those December-May romances which generally means one partner is quite a bit older than the other. But, what is it about these age gaps that fascinate us? And, does a large age gap in a relationship tend to spark intrigue and make the older partner feel young while the younger one feels more protected? Or, is it just a bit unsettling that grandpa just married someone young enough to be their grandchild? Regardless of what it is that draws us to know more about marriages between those who share a large age gap, let’s take a look at 60 celebrity couples who have decided age is just a number.
Age Gap: 24 Years – President Donald Trump and Melania Trump
The 45th President of the United States, businessman, and former television reality star has quite the age gap from his wife. Donald Trump is almost a quarter of a century older than his wife, Melania. He is only a couple years younger than her father. She was a model when they met at a 1998 Fashion Week party in New York City. The two married in 2005 and became parents to son Barron in 2006, the same year she gained her United States citizenship. Their marriage was followed by a grand reception in the ballroom of Mar-a-Lago with many celebrities in attendance including Rudy Giuliani, Barbara Walters, Hillary Clinton, Simon Cowell, and Billy Joel who sang Just the Way You Are to the couple.
Age Gap: 11 Years – Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
These two put fans into shock and got the tabloids chattering when they surprised everyone with a 2012 marriage. Blake Likely and Ryan Reynolds share an 11-year age gap. He was 33, and she was a mere 22 when they met on the set of Green Lantern. This Gossip Girl sparked plenty of talk when it was discovered that she had a secret fling going with a married man. He was married to actress Scarlett Johansson at the time. The two have made it work despite the age difference. They are even the parents of three little girls, James, Inez, and Betty and have looked into adopting a fourth.
Age Gap: 34 Years – Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
Richard Gere is no stranger to the romance rumors. Fans have been obsessed with his camera-friendly looks for decades. But, what caught their eye was when the 69-year-old actor married 35-year-old Alejandra Silva. She has described their relationship as feeling like someone was reaching out and showing her a true path. She admits that she was “a little lost, without light, and knowing him gave meaning” to her life. If marrying the young celebrity stirred rumors, imagine how the news that they would be parents a year later went over. 70-year-old Gere and 36-year-old Silva welcomed a child in 2020.
Age Gap: 17 Years – George Clooney and Amal Clooney
Those who found George Clooney charming and always regarded him as a forever bachelor cannot get enough of his love story. Fans love learning more about his wife, Alamuddin, called Amal. She is a human rights attorney. The age gap never slowed them down. The two first met in 2013 when a mutual friend brought them together at a charity fundraiser. They hit it off immediately and married just one year later in Venice, Italy. This life-long bachelor was finally ready to settle down at the age of 52. She was 35. They have since welcomed twins, Alexander and Ella.
Age Gap: 12 Years – Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z
She is no stranger to the spotlight, and neigher is he. Jay-Z is a full 12 years older than his younger wife, known to fans as one name, Beyoncé. Queen Bey and Jay-Z met when she was still a teenager. By the time she was 19, the 31-year old Jay-Z and she began dating. These two started their romance together. They took their time, however, before rushing into marriage 7 years later. They then proceeded to have three children together, Blue Ivy Carter, and twins named Sir and Rumi. They consider their relationship a collaboration of both music and life together.
Age Gap: 10 Years – Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
She was 22, and he was 33 when they started dating several years ago. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have a full decade between them. Though, compared to other couples in Hollywood, a ten-year gap seems like nothing to note. This Victoria’s Secret model and Maroon 5 husband were married in 2014. Since their marriage, they have become parents to Dusty Rose and Gio Grace Levine. Before he met Prinsloo, he had a reputation for dating beautiful models. He once joked to talk show host Jay Leno that there are famous last words, “I’ll never get married.” However, he still believes you shouldn’t marry unless you find the right person.
Age Gap: 15 Years – Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Nothing about this union is traditional. The two have boldly stepped out and to a mix of fan reaction. So, the 15-year age gap should never surprise anyone. The two officially got together in 2004 and were married in 2008. However, tabloids and gossip columns have had them at war and on the brink of divorce for sometime. Ellen hosted her own talk show for years, and Portia rose to fame as a model, actress, and Australian-American businesswoman and philanthropist. With Ellen under fire for allegations about a toxic work environment on her show, this may have caused some stress on their relationship. Only they know the truth about what goes on off camera and behind closed doors.
Age Gap: 25 Years – Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
Whenever there is a massive age difference between a man and a woman, it is usually assumed that it is the man who is the senor in the pair. However, don’t be so fast to make any assumptions especially when it has to do with the Kardashians. Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian family, once dated Corey Gamble who was 25 years younger than her. If nothing else it made for some interesting reality television segments. But, alas, beyond the cameras, the relationship didn’t last. Who knows, though. They could always rekindle an old flame despite the quarter of a century age gap.
Age Gap: 22 Years – Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Harrison Ford melted hearts when he appeared in Star Wars, before his sweetheart was even a teenager. She admits to teasing him about being way too old for her. But, she also realized that “you can’t help who you fall in love with.” There is 22 years between them. When they started dating in 2002, she was not even 40 yet, and he was 60. They didn’t rush into marriage, however. They finally wed 8 years later. At first, the two were dubbed Hans Solo and Ally McBeal dating. Today, they have stood the test of time at least for Hollywood standards.
Age Gap: 10 Years – Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Often when there is an age gap between a man and a woman, it is the woman who is the younger one. Not so with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. There is a decade between this couple. When they announced their engagement, he was 25 and she was 36. After matchmaking friends put them together, it didn’t take long to get serious. From the time they went from just friends to dating, it was only two months before Nick put a ring on it. They were married in 2018. When talk show host Jimmy Kimmel questioned the age difference, he asked Priyanka “Isn’t he like, 11 years old?” She replied that she didn’t ask his age.
Age Gap: 16 Years – Elon Musk and Grimes
There is a 16-year gap between Elon Musk and indie musician Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher. He was 46, and she was 30 when they made their appearance as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala. He is best known as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. It turns out that he took to Twitter to make a joke about AI, and she had beat him to it. She made the same joke. At one point, the two unfollowed each other on social media. It wasn’t too much longer that she was announcing the birth of their son whose name is pronounced X Ash A-12.
Age Gap: 8 Years – Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
Eight years of age separation doesn’t seem like it’s even worth mentioning on this long list of couples who have major age gaps. But, when it comes to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, 8 years is the only thing that seems to stand between them. The two met at a Golden Globe when he took a hamburger she wanted. But, when she saw how hot he was, she didn’t mind. The two were on again and off again at one point until they announced their engagement in 2019 followed by the birth announcement of their daughter, Daily Dove Bloom. During the pandemic, the two were spotted with wedding bands on their fingers.
Age Gap: 21 Years – Florence Pugh and Zach Braff
For these two Hollywood gems, age appears to be just a number. Forence Pugh and Zach Braff share a 21-year difference in age. While she is considered to be the newest princess of Hollywood, he has shared plenty of time in the spot light as well. He is best known for his role on Scrubs. The two did a little promoting of Little Women and were caught on camera even though they actually attended the premiere separately so as not to feed the rumors of their dating. She finds it a bit strange that her fans would be so obsessed with the age gap but takes it as part of being a celebrity.
Age Gap: 14 Years – Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
It is true that Victorian Secret models are real and not just a figment of advertisers’ imaginations. And, it’s a good thing for Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. Despite their 14-year age difference, they adore each other and their beautiful children. The two met when she was 23 and he was 36. He was not even looking to date anyone at the time. But, he admits that when your soulmate shows up, you don’t walk away from it even if fans question the age. He describes their meeting as, “This amazing woman walked across my field of vision and I thought, ‘Who is that?’”
Age Gap: 24 Years – Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
A more than two-decade age difference didn’t stop these two from falling in love and starting a family. Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson met on the set of Sam’s film, Nowhere Boy. When they met, she had recently gone through a divorce and had two children. He was barely an adult at the age of 18. She was 42. When critics raise eyebrows at their love story, she responds by saying, “Yeah, but it works better than my last marriage.” Aaron expressed that he doesn’t even notice the age difference. He added that he is “an old soul and she’s a young soul.”
Age Gap: 20 Years – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
In almost a James Bond type style, this very popular British couple has made it work despite a large gap in age. When an action star met a beautiful model, it was the beginning of the making of a beautiful love story. Despite the 20 year age gap, the rest is history. The two met on the set of the movie Transformers and began dating each other in 2010. Rosie Huntington-Whitely was just 23 years old, and Jason Statham was 43. They didn’t rush into things, however. After dating for five years, they became engaged. In June of 2017, they welcomed their son, Jack.
Age Gap: 9 Years – Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Considering many celebrity couples seem to have a drastic age gap between them, a 9-year gap almost seems normal. But, it’s still almost a decade of separation. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis fall into that category of being 9 years apart in age. They have made it work, however. They got together and have two children together. Wilde has expressed on social media how he may be a funny man to fans, but to her he is “the love of my life.” He is best known for Saturday Night Live, while she may be best known for her part in House.
Age Gap: 26 Years – Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
The 26-year age gap doesn’t seem to slow this couple down in the least. He was 55, and she was 29 when they married in 2012. Since then, the two have had five children together while their relationship is still going strong. Alec Baldwin had been previously married to a very well-known actress, Kim Basinger. The two went through a very public and nasty divorce. He then met Hilaria who claims that their age gap has become more evident as they walk through parenting their children. She admits that he is more old school expecting her to take care of the kids since she is the mom.
Age Gap: 13 Years – Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness
He was 28, and she was 41 when they married in 1996. He still remembers the first day they met on the set of an Australian television show where they had both been cast as actors. She immediately caught his eye. He remembers thinking, “I like this girl.” It was as if they were made for each other, and they have been together ever since. Even though there is a 13-year gap in their ages, Hugh still feels as though he is the adult in the relationship and she is more childlike. The two were also able to adopt two children, so they have enjoyed parenting together as well.
Age Gap: 13 Years – Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
What’s 13 years apart in age when you’ve fallen head over heals in love at first sight? That’s how True Blood stars Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin describe their relationship. They started dating almost immediately upon meeting when they played star-crossed lovers Sookie and Bill on screen. Off screen they were deeply in love as well. Even though he admits it sounds sappy, he claims that he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her within seconds of meeting each other. And, they became a thing and never looked back. The two share two children together.
Age Gap: 13 Years – Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
Everyone rooted for him to be the next James Bond, but no one saw this relationship coming. It looks as if Keely Shaye Smith has stolen Pierce Brosnan’s heart despite a 13 year age gap. The two met on a beach in Mexico. They have two children together. He came into the marriage with three children from his first wife who died ten years before he met Keely. Keely is a journalist and has dabbled in acting appearing on General Hospital and as a correspondent on several shows including Good Morning America as a gardening expert. She also appeared on a Huey Lewis and the News MTV video in the 1980s.
Age Gap: 21 Years – Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
For years, Warren Beatty stole the hearts of fans mesmerized by his good looks and striking blue eyes. One day, a girl captured this iconic bachelor’s attention. They were starring together in the movie Bugsy. She was going through a divorce the same year the movie came out. He had never been married, but she was about to change all of that. In spite of a more than two-decade difference in age, these two hit it off almost immediately. They have been together for what seems like an eternity in Hollywood’s standards, and they share four children together. One of them was born two months before the wedding.
Age Gap: 22 Years – Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
There is a 22-year age gap between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner. But, this only seems to spark their connection to deeper levels. She was a handbag designer who married the well-known actor on his Aspen ranch in 2004. He had been married once before with 3 children and added another child from a short relationship. He was not interested in having more children so at one time called off the wedding to Christine. She told him that she would wait for him when he came to his senses. He did, and the two have been together ever since. He has made it clear that his 7 children and his wife mean the world to him.
Age Gap: 23 Years – Bruce Willis and Emma Willis
It seemed as though all of the world was watching when Bruce Willis settled down with Demi Moore, who was much younger than Bruce. But, when that marriage ended, he moved on. However, he kept the age gap in his relationship. He married model Emma Heming in 2009 in a Caribbean ceremony which his ex-wife and new husband Ashton Kutcher attended. Emma is 23 years younger than Bruce. They met at a gym and married when Bruce was 54. She was 31. They don’t focus on the age gap but rather on what they share in common. They come from the same background and both are very self-sufficient.
Age Gap: 25 Years – Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
They’re birthday buddies, only they are a quarter of a century apart. Both Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were born on the same day, September 25, exactly 25 years apart. They have said that the secret to a happy marriage is having their own bathroom. Seriously, they admit that sometimes it is just meant to be regardless of age. These two love birds got married in 2000 when she was 31, and he was 56. Their love blossomed into having a family of two children together. They have been through some trials, like his throat cancer and her bipolar disorder, but they have remained solidly together through it all.
Age Gap: 27 Years – Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster
Have I told you lately that I love you? It may be the lyrics to his song, but these two love birds have made it work ever since their meeting in 1999. He had agreed to let her take pictures of him while on tour. A romance developed in spite of a 27-year age difference. Fast forward to seven years later, and he proposed on top of the Eiffel tower. Their wedding plans were put on hold for a bit when she discovered she was pregnant with their first child. The baby was Rod’s 7th child. Stewart and Lancaster married two years later in Italy.
Age Gap: 27 Years – David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts
27 years between them hasn’t stopped this couple. Though, initially David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts did have some concerns about the difference in age. She was a Welsh model when the two met in 2011, and she asked him for an autograph. He agreed to give her his signature if she would give him her number in exchange. He holds the Guiness Book of World Records for being the most watched actor on television. Between Young and the Restless, Baywatch, and Knight Rider, fans can never seem to get enough of his good looks. The two married in 2018 when she was 38, and he was 66. His child, Taylor is only 10 years younger than his new step-mom.
Age Gap: 38 Years – Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
When 77-year old Patrick Stewart, better known as Star Trek’s Captain Jean Luc Picard, met 39-year-old singer and songwriter Sunny Ozell through mutual friends, the two knew that love was in the air. Of course, they couldn’t ignore the obvious almost four-decade age gap. Her father, who is 5 years younger than Stewart was not impressed. He has thankfully since come to accept the pair. To the two starry-eyed lovers, age is only a number. She admits that he is so youthful, and she is a bit of a worry wart which helps to bridge the gap. She also admits that it infuriates her that he is in better shape than she.
Age Gap: 30 Years – Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
A three-decade gap didn’t stop these two. Actor Jeff Goldblum and gymnast ballerina Emilie Livingston are making it work despite the huge difference in age. He is best known for his role in Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, and she is known as a Canadian rhythmic gymnast. He had been married twice before meeting Livingston including a 4-year marriage to Geena Davis. He admits that the age difference has become evident as their young children keep him active. Though, he admits he feels his age to the point of wondering how old he will be when the kids are a certain age or even which kid will inherit his new watch or anything else he splurges on.
Age Gap: 30 Years – Leila George and Sean Penn
America’s tough guy Sean Penn doesn’t let age stop him from pursuing his love, Leila George. The two have a three-decade age gap. After dating for two years, the almost 60-year-old Penn and 28-year-old Leila celebrated a wedding in spite of COVID shut downs. He had been married twice before, including a 4-year relationship with Madonna that ended in divorce before Leila was even born. She is an Australian-American actress from Sydney, New South Wales. She took part in a documentary and starred in a film, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Penn was in numerous shows including the iconic Fast Times At Ridgemont High, which debuted about a decade before Leila was born.
Age Gap: 39 Years – Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie
Married three times before, including a 10-year relationship with Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid was not new to romance. He and Laura Savoie married at a seaside resort in Santa Barbara when he was 66, and she was 39. Their almost 4-decade age difference didn’t stop Quaid from moving forward with yet another marriage. She was a PhD student at the University of Texas when they became engaged. She is also no stranger to dating older men. Her last big relationship was to a man 28 years older. Before gaining a marriage license, she came with a long list of certifications including being a certified public accountant, certified real estate agent, and a yoga instructor.
Age Gap: 17 Years – Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh
Emily is a junior doctor and was in medical school when the two met. Her father is also a doctor, and she met Peter when her dad was treating him for kidney stones. You probably don’t get much more romantic than that, right? Or, maybe you don’t get more real-life than that. The two are 17 years apart in age. She admits that she believes age is nothing more than just a number and that it is completely irrelevant. He was going through a high-profile divorce when they met, so the two remained friends for awhile before he asked her father permission to date her. Their relationship escalated from there.
Age Gap: 12 Years – Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
With a 12-year age difference, these two still make it work. Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender started dating in 2014. She is an Oscar winner for the acclaimed 12 Years A Slave. He is an actor as well. The two met on the set of their movie, The Light Between Oceans. They kept their relationship so low key that many people did not realize how serious they were about each other. Almost as secret as their dating, they went away to privately get married as well. While they like to keep their relationship private, Alicia has been public about how marriage makes her feel saying that she is “more happy and content” than she has ever been.
Age Gap: 34 Years – David Foster and Katharine McPhee
He is a famed music producer, and she was once an American Idol winner. The two hit it off despite their 34-year age gap. David Foster and Katharine McPhee announced their engagement when he was 68 and she was 34. The news quickly brought out the internet trolls who were quick to judge their decision with public comments spewing out their opinions. David Foster’s daughter, Erin Foster, is actually one year older than Katharine. Erin even joined in the online jabs by simply commenting, “Mommmyyy!”. Wonder how the two have made the new step-mother and older daughter relationship work since the wedding.
Age Gap: 17 Years – Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Best known for her role as little Michelle on Full House, this little girl grew up and created quite the controversy when she and Oliver Sarkozy began dating. There is a 17-year age gap between Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy. When the French banker and actress turned fashion designer got together, he was 42 and she was 25. The two were married despite the gossip and judgmental comments. She once stated, “Everyone has an opinion. I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.” Sadly, their relationship would not last through the 2020 pandemic.
Age Gap: 27 Years – Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor
Though the two are far enough in age to be a father and daughter, this relationship is far more romantic. She was barely 18 when this couple with a 27-year age gap began dating. They met at a game night that he hosted at his house. They were merely friends for awhile before moving into a boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. The comedian and singer, Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor found it to be no joking matter. But, maybe it was something to sing about. Dane once joked that the only big issue you need to come to terms with is that one of you will probably be planning a funeral long before the other.
Age Gap: 44 Years – Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick
Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick put the generation gap to the test. Technically, he could even be her grandfather, and he is a grandfather of five and even a great-grandfather to one. But, the 44-year age gap doesn’t seem to bother either partner. This Rolling Stones front man was 75 and no stranger to dating younger women when he met 31-year-old Melanie. Four of his own children are older than Melanie. She was a ballerina who got her start in the United States. She had reached out to Mick while he was mourning the loss of his 13-year partner L’Wren Scott. The two welcomed a son, Deveraux Jagger, in December 2016.
Age Gap: 10 Years – Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
A decade apart in age didn’t stop Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed from falling in love. The two come from different vampire universes with him staring in The Vampire Diaries, and her the Twilight series. It didn’t take them long to make their relationship official just six months after they started dating. They were married the same year. The two have bonded over their passion for environmental and animal rescue causes. In 2017, the couple welcomed a daughter, Bodhi Soleil. Nikki admitted on social media she still doesn’t know if they’re doing it all right, but that they wake up every morning and choose each other.
Age Gap: 16 Years – Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
A 16-year age gap didn’t stop these two from getting together. Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan were 53 and 27 when they made their relationship official. Though, they may be married with a child, the two have managed to keep their private life very secretive. Many fans have no idea that the two are together. It all started when they were both set up by a mutual friend, Jensen Ackles. It all went very well, and the two were married in 2014 at a private wedding ceremony. Though, they would let the cat out of the bag with slips of the tongue in interviews when they would refer to each other as husband or wife.
Age Gap: 15 Years – Daryl Hannah and Neil Young
Neil Young and Daryl Hannah raised quite a few eyebrows when the 15-year age gap didn’t stop them from getting married. Both were already established as actress and renowned songwriter and performer. Fans were met with a shock when Young announced he had split from wife Pegi after 36 years. But, they left fans with an even bigger shock when it wasn’t long before he and Daryl Hannah were seen together. A former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young band mate, David Crosby, referred to Daryl Hannah as “a poisonous predator.” Though, he would later apologize. The two never let the negative talk bother them. At 75 and 60, the two do their best to stay active and in shape.
Age Gap: 25 Years – Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron
France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, made headlines and was the topic of much banter when it was made known that he is 25 years younger than his wife, Brigitte Neutron. Their relationship started with a school boy’s crush on his teacher. She had previously taught him Drama at a private Jesuit school when 17-year-old Emmanuel vowed to marry her one day. Though, it wouldn’t be until years later and after her first marriage ended in divorce, that the two would marry. He responded to critics by saying, If I was 20 years older than my wife, nobody would think for a single second that we couldn’t be legitimately together.”
Age Gap: 13 Years – Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox
This Transformers star and former Beverly Hills 90210 actor managed to bridge a 13-year age gap. Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox allow love to triumph over age. She was still a teenager when she met 30-year-old Brian Austin Green. They married in 2010 and made it work for ten years before separating in 2020. During their relationship, they parented three children, Bodhi, Noah, and Journey. He admits that marriage is a lot of work. The two have even gone head-to-head on social media calling out parenting differences. She went public exposing how it wasn’t fair that he tried to make her look like the absent parent when he posted pictures of the children on Instagram.
Age Gap: 12 Years – Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
It looks as though their love affair has outlasted the age difference. Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy have a 12-year difference in age but are one of Hollywood’s longest lasting couples. They have been married for more than two decades and dated off and on before that for 15 years. They met in the 1980s when they were both working in New York as actors. He actually proposed several times before she readily accepted with a yes. She was so afraid of getting married that she once admitted she “would’ve preferred to step in front of a bus.” Somehow, he convinced her to wed.
Age Gap: 27 Years – Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield make a 27-year-age gap look appealing. The comedian and journalist were 72 and 50 years old when they met. She was a fact-checker for The New Yorker. She had to call Steve Martin to verify a piece he had written for the publication. The phone call went well, and they became phone friends for quite awhile. They eventually made it official in 2007 and welcomed a little girl in 2012. Even though he was old enough to be a grandfather, the baby was his first at the age of 67. He shared how it’s nice to be a father so late in life because you’re not busy building a career. Instead, he can spend time with his daughter.
Age Gap: 18 Years – Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher
When it comes to love, it is no laughing matter even though he makes a living off of making people laugh. To look at Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher, you may think that the main differences between them is their ethnicity. But, there is actually an 18-year age gap between them as well. He was 51, and she was 33 when they put a ring on it and made the “I do’s” official. The two have been together since 2012 even though Eddie Murphy has a history of being a ladies man. He actually has fathered 10 children from 5 different women, including two with Paige.
Age Gap: 22 Years – Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin
With 22 years between them in age, Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin have made it work. He became extremely well known during the Rocky movies where he played a boxer in a ring. He met Jennifer in a Beverly Hills restaurant when he was 42. She was a 20-year-old model. At the time, his youngest child was a mere 8 years younger than Jennifer. Sylvester and Jennifer made a commitment and made it work. He had been married twice before, but it was her first marriage. They allowed their love to blossom until they became the parents of three daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.
Age Gap: 12 Years – Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Viola David and Julius Tennon look very much in love despite their 12-year age difference. Viola is an Oscar winner known for her role in How to Get Away With Murder, and he is an actor and producer. They married in June 2002 when he was 66, and she was 55. The two share one adopted daughter together, Genesis. She confessed that she had met Julius three weeks after she had prayed for a husband. She admits to asking for a big black man from the South who looked like a football player and already had children. He already had 2 children from his second marriage.
Age Gap: 17 Years – Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
Heidi Klum is no stranger to gossip surrounding her life decisions. But, when she stepped out with Tom Kaulitz who is 17 year her junior, people started talking all the more. Tom Kaulitz is a Tokio Hotel musician. With Heidi at age 45 dating 28-year-old Tom, the eyebrows were raised among trolls. Heidi, on the other hand, seems unphased by it all. She admitted that the age difference doesn’t bother them at all. Since their relationship has gone public, the question surrounding their age has been shoved in her face. She said, “You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles.”
Age Gap: 23 Years – Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson
Solange Knowles raised a few eyebrows when she began dating someone 23 years her senior. Yes, she is the famous singer’s younger sister. Alan Ferguson, who is a video director, was 55 when Solange, 32, caught his eye. Though, she admits that despite what people think it was actually her that pursued him. The two were introduced to each other by Janelle Monae and Pete Wentz. Seven years later, the pair proved that it was more than a fancy or a fling. They got married in an iconic New Orleans wedding. Sadly, the two divorced in 2019. This was her second divorce.
Age Gap: 27 Years – Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh are 27 years apart in age. But, this is not the only reason their relationship got off to a rocky beginning. He was 63 when he started dating the 36 year old. He was actually still married at the time to his third wife, Camille Grammer. He was a well-known actor, and Kayte was a flight attendant. She would later admit in an interview with Oprah that she was not proud of the way their relationship started since he was a married man. Though, the two have made it last since their 2011 marriage and share three children together.
Age Gap: 45 Years – Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver
At the age of 86, Dick Van Dyke married 40-year-old Arlene Silver. Most people will quickly recognize this iconic duo. Dick Van Dyke is a long-time actor, perhaps best known for his role in Mary Poppins, which came out 7 years before his wife was even born. Others mistakenly thought he and Mary Tyler Moore were actually married off screen. Arlene Silver was his makeup artist. In 2012, the two married despite their 45-year age gap. He has been known to joke about why the relationship works. He has said, “She’s very mature for her age and I’m very immature for my age, so it’s just about right!” She has described him as a lot of fun and having the wonder of a child.
Age Gap: 35 Years – Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross
Mel Gibson may have come onto the Hollywood movie scene in Mad Max, but he has ventured into other roles since then. He is also no stranger to relationships. After ending a long-term marriage to his first wife, he has never officially re-tied the knot. Rosalind was a former champion equestrian vaulter and writer and now the mother of Gibson’s ninth child, a son named Lars Gerard. A 35-year age gap didn’t slow down Gibson and Rosalind Ross. Not even the fact that his first child is 10 years older than she is could make them blink an eye at the idea.
Age Gap: 16 Years – Scott Disick and Sofia Richie
If you know anything about the Kardashian family, you know that going against tradition is nothing new. So, the fact that Kourtney Kardsahian’s ex-baby daddy and Lionel Richie’s daughter have started dating should come as no surprise. Scott Disick and Sofia Richie started dating in 2017. He was 35, and she was 19. While Disick may be thrilled at the notion of his young love, her dad has a different idea on the matter. Lionel Richie has expressed that he’s just going to stand real still in the corner and wait for his daughter’s phase to pass. As of 2020, it looks like it did just as he thought it would. The two called it quits.
Age Gap: 19 Years – Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
This stand-up comedian thinks that a lasting relationship is no laughing matter. Well, at least when it comes to his latest love and only woman he has made a wife. A 19 year difference in age doesn’t stop Amber Tamblyn and David Cross from pursuing true love. She was known for her roll in Joan of Arcadia. He had a role in Arrested Development and other comedic works. Even though there are almost two decades between them, they have made it work so far. After dating for four years, they were married in 2012. They have since become the parents of a daughter whom they named Marlow.
Age Gap: 11 Years – Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Eleven years seems as if it is no great feat when compared to others with large spans between them. Still, when you meet the love of your life and are still in your twenties, it raises some eyebrows. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman make a hilarious pair. They met when she was 41, and he was almost 30. They made it official with a wedding in 2003 and often tour together. She even played the role of one of Ron Swanson’s exes, Tammy, on Offerman’s television show, Parks and Recreation. They hold true to one main rule that they call the two-week rule. They are never apart for more than two weeks.
Age Gap: 20 Years – Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco
Talk about a fairy tale wedding. This one could go down as a Disney movie. Some day her prince will come may have been something she dreamed of all of her life. But, his royalty is decades apart. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco are 20 years different in age. Prince Albert II of Monaco was 53 years old when he married the 33-year-old South African Olympic Swimmer in 2011. Despite the fact that she was so much younger than he was, she was still considered an older bride. So, the couple were thrilled to announce the birth of their twins three years later.
Age Gap: 32 Years – Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Some may mistake these two as a mother and daughter duo. Some critics even go so far as to say they must have “mommy issues”. But, they don’t see their bond that way. Still, the age gap has left plenty of questions. Paulson had dated only men prior to entering a relationship with Cherry Jones. After they parted ways, she reunited with Holland. Even though Holland is 32 years older than Sarah, Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor began dating each other in 2015. When they started their relationship, Sarah was 40 years old. Her partner was 72. They had met at a dinner party 12 years before and reunited many years later on Twitter.
Age Gap: 25 Years – Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch
When an 85-year old and a 60-year old marry, it’s going to make headlines regardless of who you are. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall met in 2015. Just a few months later, he asked her to marry him during a Golden Globes party. There is a quarter of a century age gap between them, but that doesn’t seem to slow them down. He had been married three times before and has six children. Her most well-known relationship was with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones with whom she shares a daughter and a son. She also has two other children.
Age Gap: 13 Years – David Tennant and Georgia Moffett
Dr. Who? That’s right, the actor who played the tenth doctor in Dr. Who is married to his lifetime love. David Tennant and Georgia Moffett have a 13-year age gap between them. She is also an actress and the daughter of Peter Davison who played the fifth Doctor Who. But, don’t ask them about that part of the relationship. If you do ask, they will simply refuse to talk about it publicly. In fact, they don’t reveal too much of their private lives to the public. The two share five children, including Georgia’s child from a previous relationship whom he adopted.
Age Gap: 11 Years – Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger don’t mind their 11-year age gap. You may know him as Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation. You may also recognize her famous name. She is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, a journalist and member of the John F. Kennedy family. Chris had been married once before to a fellow actress, comedian and producer a lot closer in age, Anna Faris. After that ended in divorce, he met Katherine. It looks as if these two are in it for the long haul. Their love has blossomed into starting a family. They welcomed their first child, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt in 2020.