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?
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.
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*
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
After her iconic relationship/friendship/co-parenting/whatever the heck that was with Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian has moved on to a better model. The pair started dating in 2016 and have since been quietly dating, but many have raised eyebrows at the fact that Kourtney is 14-years older than Younes. Well, it seems the cougar trait runs in the family because if a toyboy is good enough for her mom, it’s good enough for Kourt…
Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux
If you’re up to date on your French politics, you might have heard the scandalous news that the French President is married to his former teacher. Yep, Emmanuel met Brigitte Trogneux when he was at school, and at just 17-years-old he vowed to marry her one day. Despite the 25-year age gap between them, Macron followed through on his promise and the couple finally tied the knot in 2007 – much to the dismay of many Macron fans.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Let’s be honest, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the power couple of Hollywood and have made a name for themselves for their epic acting talent, as well as their awesome social media presence. Because they are so popular, many people forget that there is actually a pretty hefty age gap between the two of them – 11 years, in fact. The pair got married in 2012 when Blake was 25 and Ryan was 36. We still love them.
Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
Although he grew up in England, Aaron Johnson has proved that he is an international superstar when he became one of the most in-demand Hollywood actors in the business. However, a few of his life choices have come under scrutiny. Most notably, his marriage to Sam Taylor-Thomson. At just 27-years-old, Aaron is married to the 50-year-old filmmaker, and the couple even have two kids together! The relationship has raised a few eyebrows over the years.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
It’s fair to say that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham are one British sandwich we can definitely get behind. Yep, this couple blew us all away when they announced that they were dating a few years ago, and we couldn’t imagine a better-suited pair. Because of this, many people forget that there is a 20-year age gap between Rosie and Jason. Jason is now 50-years-old, and Rosie is just 30-years-old, but they’re still perfect for each other.
Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver
Dick Van Dyke is one of the biggest names in the world of Hollywood (and Mary Poppins), but he shocked the world in 2006 when he confirmed that he was dating Arlene Silver who was significantly younger than him. In fact, Arlene is a whopping 46-years younger than Van Dyke! The pair tied the knot in 2012, but people still can’t get over the fact that she is older than all four of his children…
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Okay, we’ve all heard of the notorious relationship between Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn. Woody Allen was previously married to Soon-Yi’s mother – which kinda makes him her step-dad. However, the couple later had an affair and started publicly dating in 1992. Naturally, the world reacted rather negatively to this news, especially as Soon-Yi is 35-years older than her husband/former step-father. Despite the criticism, Woody and Soon-Yi are still married today and still going strong.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
Warren Beatty is a name we all know, but many of us also remember Warren for his notorious bachelor ways when he was a lot younger. Nevertheless, Beatty has become a family man in his older years and has found a woman to settle down with – Annette Bening, to be exact. Warren and Annette officially tied the knot in 1992, despite criticism from haters who couldn’t get the head around their huge 19-year age gap.
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
Okay, have you ever seen a more attractive couple?! After her split from Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet found love in the arms of resident muscle man and actor, Jason Momoa. The pair started dating in 2005 and tied the knot two years later. Because they are so perfect for each other, many of us forget that there is a distinct age difference between the two of them. In fact, Lisa is 12 years older than her hunky hubby.
Matthew Perry and Lizzy Caplan
Let’s be honest, we all went pretty wild when we found out that our favorite Friends actor, Matthew Perry was dating our favorite actress, Lizzy Caplan. Although the couple looked perfect together, they received a backlash of criticism from people who doubted their relationship and their 13-year age gap. Nevertheless, the two dated for a whopping six years before they broke our hearts and broke up in 2012. It’s safe to say that we’re still not over it…
Donald Trump and Melania Trump
Of course, we all know who Donald Trump is – and we all know who Melania Trump is. As the President and First Lady of the United States, their marriage is constantly in the spotlight (for better or for worse). In fact, most media outlets like to pick up on the fact that Donald is A LOT older than his wife, Melania. At 71-years-old, he is 23-years older than Melania, who is just 47-years-old. Nevertheless, they have been married now for 12 years.
AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell
Despite their 17-year age gap, AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell put many Hollywood couples to shame with their obvious love and devotion to each other. The pair met on the set of Officer Down in 2011 and started dating soon after. Although they split up after three years of dating, the pair became close again after Purcell was diagnosed with skin cancer. They’ve since rekindled their love and are not worrying about the fact the age gap between them.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
There’s nothing we love more than two co-stars dating – especially when they come from one of our favorite shows. Yep, these two True Blood actors met while they were filming the series and fell in love. They dated for three years and have been married since 2010. Along with their twins, Anna and Stephen are the perfect couple and live the perfect life, so we don’t even mind that there is a 13-year age gap between them.
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn
Let’s be honest, we all love Sean Penn – and we were immensely happy for the actor when he announced his engagement to Charlize Theron in 2014. Although many fans showed their adoration to their union, there were others who couldn’t help but pick up on the fact that there was a 15-year age gap between them. It seems the negative press proved too much for the couple, and they called off their engagement a year and a half later.
Cheryl Ann Tweedy and Liam Payne
Okay, you may know her as Cheryl Cole, you may know her as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, but it seems Cheryl is now using her Girls Aloud days name, Cheryl Ann Tweedy. If you’re a fan of the British X Factor, you might remember her meeting One Direction star, Liam Payne, in the audition room, with a twinkle in her eye. The pair are now dating and have even had their first child together, despite their 10-year age gap!
Henry Cavill and Tara King
Tara King may not be Lois Lane, but Superman definitely took a liking to her. Henry Cavill was spotted out with the art student in late 2014/early 2015, but the couple didn’t confirm their relationship until February 2015. Many people raised their eyebrows about their union, considering Tara was just 19-years-old when she was dating the 33-year-old, and it seems the negative attention affected their relationship, and the couple broke up just a few months later.
Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley
It’s hard to imagine Guy Ritchie without the Queen of Pop, Madonna – but after their divorce, Guy found love in the arms of the British model, Jacqui Ainsley. The pair dated for five years before they finally tied the knot in 2015, but many people have questioned their relationship because of the large age gap between them. In fact, Guy Ritchie is 47-years-old, while Jacqui is just 36-years old. Nevertheless, the couple are still going strong today.
Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys
If you’re a fan of The Rolling Stones (who isn’t?) you probably had a pretty big crush on the rock and roll superstar, Ronnie Wood, when you were younger. After his failed marriages to Krissy Findlay and Jo Wood, Ronnie got hitched to his long-time friend, Sally Humphreys. In true rock and roll style, Ronnie’s new wife is a whopping 30 years younger than him, and he even became a father to their twins when he was 69-years-old!
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
Not only is Hayden Panettiere a lot shorter than her husband, but she’s also a lot younger. The Nashville star met the Ukrainian boxer in 2009 and soon began dating. The pair sadly broke up two years later but rekindled their flame in 2013 and Wladimir even popped the question. The pair have since welcomed a beautiful daughter into the world, and they seem like such a perfect couple we forget there’s a 13-year age gap between them.
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh
You probably remember Kelsey Grammer from his Frasier days, and you probably remember his marriage to Camille Donatacci. However, just two weeks after he divorced Camille, Kayte was flying high with his brand new wife, Kayte Walsh. Kayte is relatively new to the world of Hollywood, as she was formerly a flight attendant, but their 25-year age gap has brought the couple into the limelight. Nevertheless, they’ve proven the critics wrong and have been married since 2011.
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming
Bruce Willis is one of the most famous men in Hollywood but is also famous for his marriage to Demi Moore – and their actress daughter, Rumer Willis. However, Demi and Bruce’s marriage broke down in 2000, and Bruce soon found love elsewhere in the form of the model, Emma Heming. Although Bruce fans loved their pairing and congratulated them on their marriage, some just can’t get over their 23-year age gap, as Bruce is 62, and Emma is 39.