While we might think of Hollywood as being obsessed with youth and beauty, some of its biggest stars aren’t quite so concerned about age. After all, does age really matter? It doesn’t to these celebs who are or have been involved with people who were much older or younger than they are. From fairytale romances to relationships bordering on creepy, explore this list of celebrity couples with major age differences! One American Horror Story actress is dating someone much older than she is!
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Action superstar Jason Statham and his beautiful supermodel fiancé Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have an age difference of 20 years. This is another couple where the major age difference is hard to detect especially because Jason Statham is incredibly fit for a 49-year-old man.
Rosie has also forayed her way into the acting world with roles in the third Transformers film and in an extremely memorable role in Mad Max: Fury Road. The couple finally became engaged in June of 2016 after five years of dating. Rosie was seen flashing an exquisite rock on that finger, at the 2016 Golden Globes. Go ahead and get hitched already you two!
Beyoncé and Jay Z
Superstars Beyoncé and Jay Z are yet another couple who don’t seem like they have a huge age difference. Jay is a reported 12 years older than his wife. Perhaps it’s because they are both super popular with young people. There were many rumors surrounding the couple with Beyoncé’s release of her visual album “Lemonade”.
In the track titled “Sorry,” Beyoncé sings lyrics seemingly aimed at her husband saying, “You better call Becky with the good hair.” This was reportedly about the designer Rachel Roy whom Jay Z allegedly had a “thing” with. She is also the person, some say anyway, that the very famous elevator fight between Beyoncé’s sister Solange and Jay Z was over. Whatever the truth is, the famous couple seem to be sticking it out.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
The Voice star Adam Levine and his supermodel wife Behati have a ten-year age difference but it’s not too obvious. Before they married, Adam and Behati broke up and he began dating the model Nina Agdal. Adam was also quite a bit older than Nina who went on to date another famous modeler, Leonardo DiCaprio.
At this point, dating Leonardo is like a rite of passage for any up and coming model. However, Adam Behati ended up getting back together and later married. They are now the parents to a baby girl named Dusty Rose. The two seem very happy together with their new family!
Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
In what is arguably one of the creepiest entries on the list we have Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who have a large twenty-three year old age difference. Samantha Taylor-Johnson is a director and photographer who met her future husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, while filming her directorial debut Nowhere Boy, about the late John Lennon.
Aaron was only nineteen years old at the time and closer in age to Sam’s children than he was to her. Sam has since gone on to direct the very popular Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, men marry young all the time, why not women too?
Terry And Tammy Bradshaw
In 2014, Terry Bradshaw tied the knot with Tammy Bradshaw, his philanthropist girlfriend. The two share a 13 year age difference, which doesn’t seem to bother either one. For the Steelers’ legend, it was his fourth marriage. It was Tammy’s second.
The couple dated for 15 years before getting married and today live together in an $11 million mansion in Oklahoma. While Tammy wasn’t a celebrity before dating Terry, she taken her newfound life in the limelight to help several charities.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Alright, alright, alright! Just like his Dazed and Confused character Matthew McConaughey also got himself a younger lady, in the form of wife Camila Alves. Although, this age difference isn’t as creepy or big as Wooderson would like it to be. The two have a reported thirteen year age difference. They reportedly met in a bar in West Hollywood.
Camila recounted to People magazine, “We had two interactions at the bar.The first interaction, I did not know who he was. At the time he had a really long beard, and he had this rasta hat.” Apparently, the long beard didn’t dissuade her as the two have now been married for four years, and share three children together.
Ahead, find out which couple has a 31-year age difference.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The beautiful couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds first met in 2010 for the film Green Lantern. Ryan was still married to Scarlett Johansson at the time and Blake was dating her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley. The following year Ryan and Scarlett divorced and he pretty much immediately saddled up with Blake. The couple has 11 years between them.
Of course, there was some controversy over whether Ryan’s divorce was caused by Blake but the duo maintain their relationship started after that marriage was over. They married after only one year of dating and are now the proud parents of two little girls. What a happy ending to their fairytale romance!
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
The American Horror Story actress started dating fellow actress Holland Taylor in 2015. The two have a whopping 31-year age difference yet could not seem more in love. The 73-year-old actress Holland revealed in a 2015 interview with a radio station that she had been in a relationship with a younger woman, who turned out to be Sarah.
She also revealed that she had been in relationships with mostly women throughout her life. Sarah has also conceded that she considers her sexuality to be fluid as she has had relationships with both men and women throughout her life. Here’s to them living happily ever after!
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Hollywood royalty Michael Douglas married British bombshell Catherine Zeta-Jones back in 2000. Although the two have a twenty-five year age difference they are clearly in it for the long haul. Interestingly they were both born on September 25th. They also share two children together. In 2013, it was reported that they were going to divorce but they later reconciled.
The couple has managed to stay together through Michael’s bout with tongue cancer and Catherine’s battle with bi-polar disorder. Michael purports that his wife’s mental illness issues have actually made them stronger as a couple. These two are an example of what it means to stick together through sickness and in health!
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford have been together since meeting at the Golden Globes in 2002. They did not marry until 2010 and they share one adopted son together. Harrison has been married twice before, and also has children from both of those marriages.
His second wife was Melissa Mathison who famously wrote the screenplay for the iconic film E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Melissa sadly passed away in 2015. Harrison and his most recent wife, Calista have a twenty-three year age difference. Once again, this is one of those cases that doesn’t seem too extreme purely because Harrison is still ruggedly handsome as a seventy-four-year-old man. Amazing!
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Super-hot couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have a thirteen year age difference. They met on the set of the sitcom Hope and Faith when she was 18 and he was 30 years old. After some on and off again romance, the two made it official when they got married in 2010. They have three sons together.
Megan filed for divorce in 2015, but they soon reconciled and had their third child named Journey together. They ended up calling off the divorce and are now living happily as a family together in a new home. Let’s hope the happy family stays together!
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Music icon and funny man Nick Cannon married in 2008 and had fraternal boy and girl twins together. The two have since divorced but often share photographs as a family with their children. Mariah is reportedly, eleven years older than Nick.
Recently, Mariah made headlines after calling off her engagement to Australian businessman James Packard. She was photographed directly after the announcement frolicking with a new beau on the beach in what seemed to be some very staged photos. The new boyfriend is quite a bit younger and also reportedly a back-up dancer. Will we see a Nick repeat with this new boyfriend? Only time will tell!
Liam Payne and Cheryl
Boy-bander Liam Payne is super famous because he is a member of arguably the most popular current boy band – One Direction. Cheryl (formerly Fernandez Versini, formerly Cole, formerly Tweedy) is also famous for being in a singing group, the British Girls Aloud.
This entry on the list marks another creepy one as Cheryl actually met Liam when she was hosting The X-Factor back in 2010 when Liam was only fourteen years old and Cheryl was twenty-four. Yikes! Something about meeting your future spouse when they were still a child is just a bit weird. The two are currently expecting their first child together which will undoubtedly one day be in a band of his or her own!
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Former husband and wife Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have a fifteen-year age gap which was widely reported when they first got married. Sadly, their relationship did not end well with Ashton reportedly cheating on Demi with a well-publicized fling with a woman named Sarah Leal.
Apparently, Sarah was in a relationship with Scott Eastwood who is an actor and also son to the iconic Clint Eastwood. Scott recently divulged the details on Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen. Well, clearly Ashton moved on with his That 70’s Show co-star and the two are now parents to two children, a boy, and a girl. Jackie and Kelso forever!
Kris Kardashian and Corey Gamble
The Kardashian matriarch has been dating a much younger man since her split with Bruce after her transition into Caitlin Jenner. Kris has been dating Corey Gamble who is reportedly twenty-five years younger than the reality TV star and the same age as her daughter Kim. The Kardashian family has been making headlines recently in ways even the media queens may not want.
First, daughter Kim was held at gunpoint in robbed in Paris. She was reportedly hog-tied and left in a bathtub. Then Kim’s husband and rap superstar Kanye West had a reported mental breakdown and was hospitalized. Let’s hope better things are in the future for this family.
Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison
Now for a couple who gained fame just for their thirty-five-year age gap – Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison. Doug is an actor and acting coach, who had several notable roles including in the film The Green Mile and in a recurring character on the X-Files. In 2011, the two received much publicity after they married when Stodden was reportedly only sixteen years old! Courtney was allegedly a student of Doug’s and the two fell in love and received the blessing of her parents.
Courtney went on to appear in numerous reality shows and maintain notoriety through her plastic surgery and Marilyn Monroe impersonations. The two separated in 2013 with Stodden telling reporters it was due to their age gap. They eventually reconciled and announced they were expecting their first child in 2016. Sadly, the pregnancy ended in miscarriage. They recently celebrated five years of marriage.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Powerhouse child actor and Olsen twin Mary-Kate married Frenchman Olivier Sarkozy in 2015. Olivier is a reported 17 years older than Mary-Kate. He is also the brother of former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. This duo seems to have a really large gap which is probably because everyone remembers Mary Kate as Michelle from Full House and also because Olivier seems really tall and Mary Kate is very small.
However, this is not one of those cases where a younger woman marries an older man for money. Olivier is a banker who is worth a reported $60 million while Mary Kate is now a fashion mogul whose empire (with sister Ashley) is worth a reported $1 billion.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
By the time director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow began their relationship in 1979, Farrow already had six children, one of which was her youngest adopted daughter at the time, Soon-Yi Previn. Years later by the time Previn was 21 years old, Farrow discovered nude photos of her daughter in the possession of Woody Allen, which revealed an affair between Previn and her step-father. Needless to say, Farrow and Allen’s relationship ended acrimoniously and Farrow is now estranged from her daughter.
Allen and Previn continued with their relationship and have been together ever since. Woody Allen is 35 years older than Soon-Yi, which is why the revelation of their relationship was the biggest scandal of its time. The two now share two adopted children.
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
This may or may not surprise you, but there was a whopping 60-year age gap between Hugh Hefner and his third wife Crystal Harris. The Playboy mogul met Harris in 2008 and she subsequently ascended the ranks of the Playboy bunny ladder. Their relationship began in 2009 when she became his “number one girlfriend,” replacing Holly Madison.
Hugh Hefner was known to have polyamorous relationships with many young girls, but his marriage to Harris in 2012 was his first since 1989. They were originally supposed to marry the year before, but Harris suffered a case of cold feet and became a runaway bride. Hefner died in September 2017 at 91 years old, while Harris was 31 years old.
Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch
Supermodel Jerry Hall and media mogul Rupert Murdoch reportedly began dating in 2015 after they were seen together in public at the Rugby World Cup final that year. The Times announced their engagement the following year and they were married just two months later in March 2016.
Murdoch is 25 years Hall’s senior—when they got married, Murdoch was about to celebrate his 85th birthday while Hall hadn’t even hit 60 yet! But the two seem happy and in love. Hall is now the stepmother to Murdoch’s six children that he has had over the course of his three previous marriages.
Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux
Freshly elected in 2017 as the President of France, Emmanuel Macron has come a long way since his days as a teen. Macron attended high school at Lycée la Providence in Amiens, where he met Brigitte Trogneux, who not only taught Macron’s literature class but was also the leader of the theater program he enrolled in. Macron and Trogneux a relationship, but because he was only 15 at the time and Trogneux was 39, their relationship was forbidden.
Their relationship was allegedly not sexual when he was a teen and they decided not to pursue it until he got older. In that time, Trogneux divorced her first husband and married Macron after he graduated in 2007. He became the stepfather to her three children—two of whom are older than him.
George and Amal Clooney
Actor George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin were married in September 2014. George is 17 years Amal’s senior, which means he was just about to graduate high school when Amal was born.
When they were still engaged, Daily Mail published a story that claimed Amal’s mother disapproved of their marriage on religious grounds. The allegations were unfounded and George publicly criticized the publication for continuously making up stories. After Daily Mail publicly apologized for the fake story, George refused to accept their apology, calling them “the worst kind of tabloid. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers.”
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
In 1994, actor Pierce Brosnan met journalist Keely Shaye Smith on a beach in Mexico. Smith is ten years Brosnan’s junior. After seven years of dating, they married in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in Ireland. Since then they’ve had two sons together and Smith also became the step-mother of three children from Brosnan’s first marriage.
For Smith to have met Brosnan on the cusp of his James Bond fame seems like a dream come true. The actor told People in 2001, “Wherever I went in the world I missed her, and I’d send her tickets to come so we could be together. We just seemed to fit.”
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Actor Nicolas Cage is 19 years older than his third wife, Alice Kim. The two met while she was a waitress and worked at a nightclub in Los Angeles. They married in 2004 and Kim gave birth to their son the following year. They named him Kal-El, which is Superman’s birth name.
It was announced in 2016 that they were separated after allegations that Kim was caught cheating on the actor while he was away working. In early 2017, there was speculation that the two have reconciled as they were seen in public together, but on a recent vacation to Italy, paparazzi photos would suggest that the two are still not necessarily on good terms.
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Alec Balwin was already 26 years old when his current wife, Hilaria Thomas, was born. Of the age difference, Thomas has told BEACH magazine in 2013, “I didn’t really think too much of it because we’re so different. Everyone has commented on our age difference, and it is big; and I’m not someone who watches TV. So he’s somebody completely out of my world—not someone I’d necessarily think of.”
The actor met the yoga instructor in 2011 and their relationship quickly picked up. They were engaged then married within a year and moved in together after only five months of dating! They now have three children together and Thomas is stepmother to Baldwin’s first daughter, Ireland, whom he had with first wife Kim Basinger.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Australian actor Hugh Jackman is 13 years younger than his wife, fellow Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness. They met on the set of an Australian television show called Correlli and married in 1996 in Melbourne. After suffering two miscarriages, the couple adopted a daughter and a son.
Jackman reportedly designed his engagement ring to Furness himself. Then they had their wedding rings inscribed with a Sanskrit phrase that means “we dedicate our union to a greater source.” Jackman told People that the secret to a long marriage is meditation: “We meditate together. And sometimes we have friends over to do it, too. It’s a lovely Sunday-morning thing. Everyone comes over, and then we have breakfast.”
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
Joan of Arcadia actress Amber Tamblyn and comedian David Cross would often see each other at Hollywood events, but Cross was hesitant about pursuing a relationship not only because Tamblyn was a fan of his, but also because of their age difference. Cross is 19 years Tamblyn’s senior, but after bonding over a SkyMall catalog on a connecting flight from Houston to Louisiana, they knew they’d end up together.
The two were in a long-term relationship before marrying in 2012. They now have a daughter together who was born in early 2017 named Marlow Alice Cross.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse
Actor Bradley Cooper is 17 years model Suki Waterhouse’s senior, but that didn’t stop the two from having a relationship. They met in 2013 and dated for two years. She was only 23 years old when she started dating the 40-year-old actor.
They broke up in 2015 and according to E! News, “They remain friends but they both want different things right now. Suki isn’t ready. She loves Bradley and he loves her but she’s so young and wants to concentrate on her acting career before becoming a mom.” They’re not together anymore and perhaps it’s a testament to why relationships with huge age differences don’t work.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
Actor Warren Beatty is 19 years older than his one and only wife, actress Annette Bening. The Hollywood couple has been married since 1992 and has since had four children together.
It’s interesting that Beatty and Bening have been married for so long, as many Hollywood couple end up divorced and in other marriages. But Beatty, who was quite the ladies man before setting down, told AARP The Magazine, “I waited a long time to be married. When you don’t get married until you’re 54… well, as Arthur Miller said, ‘It comes with the territory.'”
Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock
The current reigning Prince of Monaco had dated a slew of models and actresses for quite some time, but before he got married, there was large speculation that he was gay due to his lack of commitment. But that all changed in 2011 when he married former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. The couple had twins in 2014.
They share a 20 year age difference and the media often implies that they aren’t working out. Prince Albert told People in 2015, “It’s totally incredible that we have to justify ourselves all the time. It’s ridiculous. It’s just impossible to believe that these stories have come up again.”
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
When talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia De Rossi met backstage at an awards show in 2004, they subsequently began dating even though they were already in relationships with other people. Ellen is 17 years Portia’s senior, but apparently, that is no issue for the lovely couple.
After same-sex marriage was legalized in 2008, they married in an intimate ceremony in their Beverly Hills home. Ellen told People in 2016, “Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there.”
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Comedic actor Jason Sudeikis is nine years older than actress Olivia Wilde. They met at an after party for Saturday Night Live, where Wilde was a little bit lost. Sudeikis walked up to her and said, “Whatever you’re looking for, you don’t need it,” before walking away. After getting her number, Wilde revealed that Sudeikis didn’t text her for a while month.
But after he was done playing it cool, the two began dating and eventually got engaged in late 2016. They now have two children together: a son, Otis, born in 2014 and a daughter, Daisy, born in 2016.
David Schwimmer and Zoë Buckman
Friends actor David Schwimmer is 19 years older than his wife, British artist Zoë Buckman. They dated for three years before marrying in 2010. The following year, they had a daughter named Cleo.
According to Us Weekly, the couple announced an indefinite separation in April 2017: “It is with great love, respect and friendship that we have decided to take some time apart while we determine the future of our relationship. Our priority is, of course, our daughter’s happiness and well being during this challenging time, and so we ask for your support and respect for our privacy as we continue to raise her together and navigate this new chapter for our family.”
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
These vampire actors share a ten-year age difference, but that didn’t stop them from pursuing a whirlwind romance! They got engaged in January 2015, just six months after dating! If that’s not considered too soon for you, then consider the fact that they moved in together just three weeks after they began dating!
In May 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. The two seem happily in love, with Reed sharing a wedding video captioned, “You are My every dream brought to life. We are A cosmic collision. This is A lifetime felt in every moment I’m by your side. My love. My human…happy one month.”
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Actor Jeff Goldblum is 30 years older than Canadian Olympic gymnast, Emilie Livingston. The couple married in 2014 and have since had two children together. Goldblum reportedly told Broadway.com, “I’m happy as a clam with her. I feel lucky, lucky, lucky. When people meet Emilie they say she’s magical and very sweet and they’re happy for me.”
The couple was married at the famous Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Of the wedding, Us Weekly reported, “It was a night filled with love, music, and lots of laughs.” Goldblum seems to be infatuated with his third wife, telling reporters, “Oh, gee, well, I would do anything with her. She’s a spectacular woman.”
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
True Blood actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer share a 13 year age difference, but they did play vampires so, in a sense, age is irrelevant, right? Either way, the pair married in 2010, after dating since their show’s pilot in 2007. They live in Venice with their fraternal twins, Charlie and Poppy, who were born in 2012.
Of falling in love with his co-star, Moyer told People in 2015, “I didn’t see her for three months, and she had gone from having dark hair to this beautiful blond, and I had gone from being blond to this dark vampire. By day three or four – of, this is going to sound so syrupy – but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. It was within seconds, really, and it just became a thing.”
AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell
Actress AnnaLynne McCord is 17 years younger than boyfriend Dominic Purcell. The two began dating in 2011 but endured an amicable split in 2014. After Purcell was diagnosed with skin cancer, McCord reentered his life as a friend to be there for him. Soon, the relationship turned romantic again and the couple confirmed their reconciliation by 2016.
According to Daily Mail, McCord is quoted as saying, “I’m very happy, I have my best friend back, so it’s cool. I came back into his life as his friend, and I took him to his doctor’s appointments. I was there with him because whether or not he knew it, I love him.”
Kate Beckinsale & Matt Rife
Summer romances are great because there are so many things you can do together when the weather is nice and warm. Kate Beckinsale, 44, started dating aspiring actor Matt Rife, 21, in June 2017. The actress had split with her husband of 10 years, filmmaker Len Wiseman, in 2015.
She was ready to move on and chose a guy 22 years younger than herself and just three years older than her daughter. She and Matt were spotted on a date at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in June 27. The pair split up by the end of the summer.
Kourtney Kardashian & Younes Bendjima
Kourtney Kardashian is so over her relationship with baby daddy Scott Disick. She has been dating the much younger Younes Bendjima for quite some time. The Algerian-born Younes is a model who has been working with some of fashion’s most popular brands, including Hermes, Burberry and Ralph Lauren.
The couple first met in 2016 at Paris Fashion Week. They went public with their relationship at the Cannes Film Festival after they started dating in December 2016. There is a 14-year age difference between them. They have been spotted and photographed on numerous occasions hanging out together and being affectionate.
Scott Disick & Bella Thorne
In a strange twist, Scott Disick, like his ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, also dated someone who was 14 years younger than him. Over summer 2017 he was photographed hanging out with actress Bella Thorne, who at 19 is the same age as Kourtney’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner. Scott and Bella had a lot of fun at the Cannes Film Festival.
While Scott and Bella seemed to be an item, it wasn’t a serious relationship because he was also spotted hanging out with other women. According to media reports, the pair had an understanding that they could both hook up with other people.
Katy Perry & Russell Brand
Pop star Katy Perry and actor/comedian Russell Brand had a nine-year age gap. She, apparently, has a thing for much older guys. They wed in 2010, but their union didn’t last very long. They split in 2011.
Russell later said of their marriage: “Katy was obviously very, very occupied and very busy. I was very occupied and very busy—not to the same degree, I recognize.” He added: “The marriage didn’t last for a very long time, and I think that is to do with the undulated nature of fame and that, living in those conditions and what was happening.”
Katy Perry & John Mayer
After singer Katy Perry split with her husband Russell Brand, she dated fellow singer John Mayer on and off from 2012 to 2013. He is seven years her senior. Mayer wrote the song “Still Feel Like Your Man” about Perry. During a 2017 interview with the New York Times he explained that she definitely inspired the tune.
He said: “Who else would I be thinking about? And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”
Nick Jonas & Delta Goodrem
Singer Nick Jonas started dating singer Delta Goodrem in 2011. The pair made headlines for their romance, which didn’t last very long. The couple dated for about 10 months before splitting in February 2012. They had an eight-year age gap, with Delta being the older one. Despite the break up, the pair remained on good terms with one another.
They were spotted hanging out together in Los Angeles in summer 2017 — five years after splitting up. According to some gossip sites, the pair was never a real couple and just dated for the publicity. Either way, they are friends today.
James McAvoy & Anne-Marie Duff
Like some men, James McAvoy is interested in older women. He married Ann-Marie Duff, whom he met while filming the TV series “Shameless.” She is nine years older than James, and they have a daughter together, Brenda. They split in 2017.
He told E! News: “Me and Anne-Marie, when we were together, it was our policy not to speak about each other in public. We rarely broke that and if we did, it was for tiny things—’Yes, we are cooking turkey this Christmas’—and that policy still stands. Even separated, we’re still respectful of each other and committed to doing that publicly and personally.”
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
It was big news when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes went public with their relationship in 2005. The actress is 16 years younger than the actor. Even though she was Catholic, she started studying Scientology shortly after they got together. They had a daughter, Suri, together, and then Katie secretly filed for divorce after 5 years of marriage.
It’s been rumored that Katie decided to leave Tom because she was afraid that she would lose her daughter to Scientology. Tom’s other two children are part of the church, and Katie was scared Suri would be sucked up into that environment as well.
Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev
Before he married the much younger Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder was in a long-term relationship with his “Vampire Diaries” co-star Nina Dobrev. They had a 10-year age gap. Despite rumors, Nina and Nikki did not feud over Ian.
Ian posted online in 2017: “After years of websites pretending these two badass ladies knew each other well and baseless, false information of backstabbing and hatred from low-brow websites filled the minds and hearts of fans… They finally were able to get together for their first real dinner. Let’s stop spreading hate everyone, there’s already too much of that right now in our world.”
Bruce Willis & Emma Heming Willis
Actor Bruce Willis was famously married to actress Demi Moore, and they had three daughters together. He was engaged to actress Brooke Burns before settling down with model Emma Heming Willis, who is 23 years younger than the star. The couple tied the knot in Turks and Caicos in 2009, which was attended by Moore and then-husband Ashton Kutcher.
Bruce and Emma have two daughters: Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn, making Willis the dad of five girls. He told Closer Weekly in 2017: “I don’t want to be away from Emma at all. It’s the most singular relationship I’ve ever had in my life.”
Madonna & Guy Ritchie
Madonna loves dating younger men and even married one of them — filmmaker Guy Ritchie. She was 10 years older than the director, and their marriage lasted eight years. He once said of their age difference: “Age is not an issue. I don’t even think about it unless someone brings it up.”
Madonna later said of their marriage: “I did find myself sometimes in a state of conflict. There were many times when I wanted to express myself as an artist in ways that I don’t think my ex-husband felt comfortable with. There were times when I felt incarcerated. I wasn’t really allowed to be myself.”
Eva Longoria & Eduardo Cruz
Sometimes you are drawn to someone, even if you’re not a good match. Three months after actress Eva Longoria finalized her divorce from NBA star Tony Parker, she stepped out with Spanish singer Eduardo Cruz. There is an 11-year age difference between the two of them. The pair made it official in February 2011.
They split in March 2012, but got back together for a short period of time. They split again in June 2012. Eva dated another man for several months before once again rekindling her romance with Eduardo in 2013. Eva has been married three times. Her current husband is José Bastón.
Heidi Klum & Vito Schanbel
Supermodel Heidi Klum dated Vito Schnabel for three years. There was a 14-year age gap (she was the older one, although it’s hard to tell because she looks so good!) Heidi has four children, and the couple’s work and schedules made it difficult for them to make the relationship work.
An insider said of their split: “Things have been difficult recently, they live on opposite coasts. And it’s the start of a school year and Heidi has to concentrate on the kids.” There were also numerous reports that Vito cheated on Heidi with other women. We have a feeling she won’t be single for long.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Although golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sadly parted ways they do have an age difference of 12 years. For some reason, this one doesn’t seem too obvious. Probably because Angelina has always seemed more mature than her years suggest, especially since she has become a humanitarian and had children of her own. Currently, the estranged couple is battling in court for custody of their children.
Angelina reportedly filed for divorce after Brad was inebriated and got hands-on with their eldest son Maddox. According to documents that were unsealed by the court, Brad is only able to see his children with a therapist and also must undergo weekly therapy himself.
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn had a 15-year age gap when they first started dating in December 2013. They were engaged almost exactly one year later. However, the relationship didn’t work, and they split in 2015. There were numerous rumors going around about their break up, including one that blamed the actress for “ghosting” the actor, meaning she just stopped returning his calls.
Charlize denied that she ghosted Sean and said the relationship simply ran its course. She told ET of their split: “We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That’s it.”
Evan Rachel Wood & Marilyn Manson
There was a 19-year age difference between actress Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson. The pair dated on and off for a few years between 2007 and 2010 and were even engaged at one point. Evan later told Rolling Stone of their romance: “I met somebody that promised freedom and expression and no judgments.”
She added, “And I was craving danger and excitement.” Evan explained that she had no regrets dating the singer. She told Wood told Net-a-Porter’s The Edit in 2015: “I wouldn’t trade any of [our relationship]. I appreciate everything he taught me. I just don’t think we were right for each other.”
Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgartner
Kevin Costner is 22 years older than his second wife, handbag designer Christine Baumgartner. The pair tied the knot in Colorado at the actor’s ranch in 2004. They dated for four years before getting married. Costner knew Christine for about 10 years before he asked her out.
He told PEOPLE at the time: “We exchanged numbers, and I told her that I would – did she mind if I called her in two weeks. I did not realize that was like an insult to a woman.” They have three children together: sons Cayden and Hayes and daughter Grace.
Celine Dion & Rene Angelil
Canadian singer Celine Dion met the love of her life, René Angélil, when she was just 12 years old and he was 38. They had a 25-year age gap. She started dating Rene, who was her manager, in 1987 and they got engaged four years later. They wed in 1994 in Quebec, Canada.
She stood by his side while he battled and then died from throat cancer in 2016. They had three children together. Celine said after his passing: “The three last years of his life were difficult and seeing him like that. He was a very unique and genuine human being.”
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster
Rod Stewart has eight children with five different women. He married model Penny Lancaster in 2007 after dating for eight years. She is 27 years younger than the singer (and two years younger than Rod’s ex-wife Rachel Hunter). Despite the large age difference, Rod and Penny have two sons, Aiden and Alastair. The couple renewed their wedding vows in 2017.
Rod told Hello! magazine: “Penny is my whole world, what a girl. Love means many things to many people but to me it’s wanting to share everything with the one you love and I love Penny more now than ever, if that is at all possible.”
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The formerly married Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had a whopping age difference of 23 years! Wow, he is definitely old enough to be her parent. This couple met after filming The Rum Diary together in 2011. Amber was in a relationship with Tasya Van Ree, a photographer and Johnny was still with long-term partner and mother of his children Vanessa Paradis.
Ultimately, the two married in 2015, however, within one year they had a very publicized split in which Amber accused Johnny Depp of abuse and was granted a restraining order after he reportedly bruised her face. Amber also produced a video of Johnny looking very guilty and very violent, while drinking a large bottle of wine in the morning. Ultimately, the two settled the divorce with Depp giving a large sum to Amber, reportedly $7 million, which she reportedly donated to the ACLU and the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
David Hasselhoff & Hayley Roberts
There is a 27-year age difference between actor David Hasselhoff and his fiancee Hayley Roberts. The couple started dating in 2013. When they tie the knot, it will be Haselhoff’s third marriage. Hayley is British and met the actor when she moved to Los Angeles from Wales.
She asked him for his autograph; he agreed on the condition that she give him her phone number. Since they’ve been together, Hayley has formed friendships with Hasselhoff’s daughters (Hayley and Taylor), who are in their 20s and not much younger than their future stepmother. They are very supportive of their dad’s relationship.
Scott Disick & Sofia Richie
Wow, Scott Disick is a serial offender! In September 2017, Kourtney Kardashian’s ex was spotted multiple times with teen model Sofia Richie (who happens to be Lionel Richie’s daughter). Disick is 34 years old and Richie is just 19, putting their age difference at 15 years.
They were first seen in Miami, flaunting some serious PDA. Just days later they traveled to Italy together, where they still seemed to be enjoying each other’s company. One source told E!News that “Sofia has been interested in him for a long time. She feels like she knows a different side of him and that they are good for each other. She is falling hard and thinks this is the real thing.”