Is age just a number, or are relationship with a large age gap destined to fail? Well, you’ll be surprised at the difference in age between these celebrity pairings…
George and Amal Clooney
George and Amal Clooney quietly entered the world of celebrity couples in 2013, and later wowed the world with their beautiful (and probably very expensive) Italian wedding just a year later. The world celebrated with them when they welcomed their wonderful twins into the world in 2017.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
There’s a reason Megan Fox has often been called Megan Foxy, but despite all of the (many, many) men that have tried to woo her in the past, Megan has only had eyes for one. In fact, Megan started dating Brian Austin Green when she was 18 and when he was 33. The couple has been together ever since and even tied the knot in an epic Hawaiian ceremony in 2010. Our invite must have got lost in the mail…
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Let’s be honest, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are two of the greatest actors in history (you know it’s true), and we were pretty stoked to find out that the two were dating in 2011. Although they received backlash from the media because of their 23-year age difference, the pair continued to date and even got hitched when Amber was 28 and Johnny 51. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last and the couple divorced in 2017. Nope, we’re still not over it.
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Although Queen Bey has often sung songs about getting rid of her ex’s and taking on the world as a strong, independent woman (who run the world? GIRLS!), she has been tied down to her rapper beau now for almost a decade. Considering they’re one of the most iconic duos in the world of music, it’s easy to forget that the couple actually has quite a significant age gap between them. In fact, Jay Z is 12 years older than Beyonce.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
We’re gonna be totally honest – we had a MAJOR crush on Adam Levine when we were growing up. The frontman of Maroon 5 wooed us with his words and serenaded us with his voice, but he ultimately won the heart of the famous model, Behati Prinsloo. The pair continued to date for a few years before they tied the knot in 2014, despite the 10-year age gap between them. Nevertheless, Adam and his younger wife are still going strong.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Many celebrity couples just don’t care about an age difference, because age really is just a number. That’s exactly the way Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves see it. Although Matthew is 14-years her senior, nothing could get in between their undeniable love and chemistry (not that we’re jealous or anything). The couple started dating in 2006 and dated for five years before Matthew finally popped the question on Christmas Day. What a Christmas present, ey?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
It’s fair to say that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were one of the most influential couples in the world of Hollywood. They dominated their roles in Mr & Mrs Smith and soon went on to adopt numerous children and prove that they were made for each other. Because of this, many of us forgot that there was actually a significant difference in age between the two – an 11-year age gap! Today, the world is still in mourning over their separation. *Sobs*
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Let’s be honest, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are the cutest darn couple in existence. It’s completely obvious how much they both love each other, and it kinda makes us jealous. Nevertheless, many people don’t know that there is actually a 15-year age gap between Ellen and Portia. In fact, Ellen is now 59-years-old, while Portia is 44-years-old. The couple has been together since 2004 and finally tied the knot in 2008. We love those guys.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
When Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore got hitched in 2005, there’s no denying it – the world went completely mad. Although the couple had no problems with the age difference between the two, fans just couldn’t get over the fact that Demi was nearly 45-years-old, while Ashton was only 27-years-old. The couple kept things going for six years before they finally ended things. Thankfully, Ashton has since found love in his That ’70s Show girlfriend, Mila Kunis.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
When Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise started dating in 2005, the world of Hollywood shed a few tears of happiness for TomKat. They dated for a couple of years before they tied the knot and later had their wonderful daughter, Suri. Although we were incredibly happy for them, we couldn’t forget the fact that Tom Cruise was 16-years-older than Katie. Despite this, the couple managed to stay happy and healthy for six years, before they decided to end things.
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Nicolas Cage is one of the biggest names in the world of Hollywood and has brought us some of the most incredible memes in the (very short) history of memes. Nevertheless, he took us all by surprise when he married a waitress by the name of Alice Kim. At the time, he was 40-years-old, and she was just 20-years-old – which made for a pretty intense 20-year age gap! They later had a son together but divorced in 2016.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Although we were a little weirded out when Catherine Zeta-Jones married Michael Douglas in 2000, they have proven that age really is just a number. At 73-years-old, Michael is a whopping 25 years older than his 48-year-old wife – in fact, he is EXACTLY 25 years older as they were born on the same day! What are the chances? Despite the media criticism, Catherine and Michael have shown that they are utterly in love and totally compatible. Awww.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
You probably remember Mary-Kate Olsen gracing your screen a few decades ago as the adorable child stars of Full House, or later in The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley. However, it seems Mary-Kate has officially now grown up, as the 31-year-old is now married to the 48-year-old Olivier Sarkozy. With a 17-year-age gap between them, many people have wondered who her older beau is. Well, he’s the brother of Nicolas Sarkozy – the former president of France!
Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs
It seems the Olsen twins really do have a thing for older men, as it’s not just Mary-Kate who has dated a man a few decades her senior. In fact, Ashley previously dated Richard Sachs – who is a whopping 28-years older than her. The couple mainly kept their relationship out of the limelight to avoid criticism and negative comments, but it seems their age difference proved too much, as they eventually split up in March 2017.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
You might know Jason Sudeikis from the likes of Vacation, Horrible Bosses and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as the fact that this acting legend is engaged to the all-talented actress, director, model and activist (jeez lady, leave some talent for the rest of us), Olivia Wilde. The couple is known as a power couple in the world of Hollywood, but many people don’t realize that there is a nine-year age gap between them. Well, who cares? They rock.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Okay, was anyone else utterly obsessed with Katy Perry and Russell Brand? Or just us? Nevertheless, these two were the talk of the town when they tied the knot in 2010, and their every move was documented by the media (kinda creepy). However, what mostly adorned the headlines was the fact that Russell Brand was 42 when they got hitched, but Katy was only 33. Although they didn’t care, the constant pressures of fame and work resulted in their divorce.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
It’s fair to say that Mariah Carey is one of the biggest names in the world of music – with the biggest vocal range (that kinda hurts our ears). As well as topping the charts, Mariah adorned the press in 2008 when the 38-year-old married the 28-year-old rapper, comedian, and actor, Nick Cannon. Despite their 10-year age difference, the couple was happily married for six years before they separated, and they ultimately divorced two years later.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Although Harrison Ford is a hugely popular actor, he has managed to keep his personal life out of mainstream media. However, he couldn’t keep the press away when he married the love of his life, Calista Flockhart, in 2010. The couple are obviously perfect for each other and live an incredibly happy life together, but there are some people who can’t get their heads around the fact that there’s a 22-year age gap between them. In their eyes, love is love.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
Kris Jenner is known as the ultimate Momager to the Kardashian/Jenner clan, but she hasn’t had much romance in her life since her split from Bruce Jenner. However, she turned heads in 2014 when the then-58-year-old appeared on the arm of the 33-year-old Corey Gamble. With a 25-year age gap between them, even her kids were a little freaked out, but ultimately accepted him into the family as their step-father (who is younger than almost all of them).
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin is one of the most beloved actors of all time and took us all by surprise when he announced his engagement to the yoga instructor, Hilaria Thomas, in 2012. Nevertheless, we soon fell in love with the couple, and they ultimately became our celebrity crushes. Of course, there have been people that have questioned their 26-year age gap, but it’s clear to see that Alec and Hilaria are both smitten with each other, and love their little life.
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
Let’s be honest, Patrick Stewart is a national treasure and has been the love of our lives ever since we watched him in Star Trek. Although he has previously blown us away with his acting talents, Patrick also blew us away in 2013 when he announced his marriage to Sunny Ozell. Although they seemed like the perfect couple, their 39-year age gap startled us. In fact, Patrick is now 77-years-old, while his younger wife is just 38-years-old. He’s double her age!
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
As The Beatles famously sung, ‘love is all you need’ – so why worry about an age difference? Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston certainly don’t. In fact, the Jurassic Park actor married the former Olympic gymnast in 2014, when he was 62-years-old, and she was 31-years-old. Despite the 31-year age gap (another one where she’s half his age), Jeff and Emilie have proven to the world that they are smothered in love, and living a happy and healthy life with their two children. Awww.
Celine Dion and Rene Angelil
Celine Dion has been one of the best-selling artists in the world now for decades, and she has continued to make us all fall in love with her over and over again (our hearts really will go on). However, Celine has had her heart set on one man since 1984, when she married Rene Angelil. Although her husband was 26 years older than her, Celine was absolutely besotted with Rene and their two children. Unfortunately, Rene passed away in 2016.
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
In the world of Hollywood, it’s pretty hard to keep a marriage going – but if you want some advice, it might be best to give Pierce Brosnan a call (and while you’re at it, can you give us his number?) Brosnan has been married to Keely Shaye Smith since 2001, but the couple have been together since 1994. Although they are the perfect couple, there is one difference between them; their 10-year age gap.
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff
In contrast to some of the other couples on this list, the age gap between James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff is relatively small. In fact, there are just nine years between the two of them. The couple met on the set of Shameless and started dating, before eventually tying the knot in 2006. Over the course of their relationship, they welcomed their baby boy into the world and lived a happy life until they divorced in 2016.
Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch
Both Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch are extremely big names in the world of celebrity. Jerry Hall rose to fame as a model and actress, and famously dated Mick Jagger, and Murdoch is one of the richest media tycoons in the world. In 2015, the couple instantly fell in love, despite their 25-year age gap. After popping the question at the Golden Globe Awards, Hall and Murdoch tied the knot in 2016, when he was 85-years-old, and she was 60-years-old.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
If you’re a fan of American Horror Story (come on, who isn’t?) you’re probably just as obsessed with Sarah Paulson as we are. You’re probably also pretty obsessed with Holland Taylor, who made a name for herself on The Practice. Amazingly, Sarah and Holland are now an item and have been dating since 2015. Although we love this new pairing, there are others who are slightly bemused by the age gap between them, as Sarah is 42 and Holland is 74.
Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood
Unlike most of the celebrity couples we’ve seen on this list, here the woman is older than the man in the relationship. Aaron John met his now wife, Sam, on the set of his movie Nowhere Boy in 2009. Sam was directing the movie at the time, and she became his mentor. Although he was only 19 at the time, compared to his 42 year old director, the two instantly clicked. They now have two daughters together, and they both claim to not feel the age gap at all.
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
British model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley met actor Jason Statham in 2010, and the two hit it off right away. Although she is 30 and he is 19 years older than she is, they seemed to just click. They were together for six years before announcing their engagement. The two had their first child, a baby boy named Jack Oscar, in June of 2017.
James Woods and Kristen Bauguess
James Woods is definitely not shy when it comes to dating younger, and we mean MUCH younger. 20 year old Kristen Bauguess looks like a child next to her 66 year old movie star boyfriend. The two walked down the red carpet together at the premier for his movie, Whitehouse Down, and the press had lots to say about it. Of course, Kristen isn’t the first young girl the star has had a relationship with, so how surprised can we really be?
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh
Kayte Walsh is Kelsey Grammer’s 4th wife, and the two have been together since 2011. The couple has three children together, a daughter and two sons. Kayte was a British flight attendant when she met Kelsey, who was 25 years her senior. The two were engaged four months after meeting, and were married two months after that. While the whole thing seemed very fast-paced, the two seem happy together.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse
Awwww, just look at those two. What a handsome pair, ey? From the outset, it’s hard to imagine that Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse are very different in age – but in actual fact, there is a 17-year age difference between them. Yep, Bradley started dating Suki when he was 38-years-old, and she was just 21-years-old, but this didn’t stop them from having a wonderful two years together. Sadly, they ended things in 2015 (much to our dismay).
Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife
You might remember Kate Beckinsale was once married to Len Wiseman – but after she ditched him in 2016, Kate found love in the arms of Matt Rife. On the outset, their relationship was like no other, but many people couldn’t get their head around the fact that a 44-year-old was dating a 21-year-old. The whole situation became even more bizarre, as Matt was only three years older than Kate’s daughter. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last too long.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness
In the world of Hollywood, you’ll struggle to find a long list of couples who have stood the test of time – but Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness are lucky enough to have been married for 21 years (yay!) The celebrated actor married his wife in 1996 despite the 13-year-age gap between them, and have continued to share their love with each other and their adopted children. Aren’t these guys just so cute? They’re the best.