Celebrity Couples with Shocking Age Gaps You Won't Believe
You know that old adage that age is nothing but a number? In some cases, couples can take it to extremes by choosing romantic partners who are vastly different in age. You might think a couple with decades separating them couldn't have common interests, but that’s not always the case.
Some celebrity couples may have grossly inappropriate age gaps, but they still manage to make their relationships work year after year — so who are we to judge? Let’s take a look at some successful celebrity couples with shocking age gaps you won’t believe.
Randy Jackson & Simone: 35 Years
Randy Jackson and his girlfriend Simone have a whopping 35 years separating them. The duo first stepped out together in early 2019 and didn't seem too bothered about the public's opinion of their romance. So far, things seem to be working out for the former American Idol judge and his musician bae.
Randy Jackson has two kids with his ex-wife, Erika Riker. The two split in 2014, but their divorce wasn't finalized until this year. For the record, there were 14 years between Jackson and Riker.
Bruce Willis & Emma Heming Willis: 23 Years
Bruce Willis married his wife Emma Heming back in 2009. At the time, he was 64, and she was 41 — a 23-year age gap if math isn’t your thing. The gap didn't bother Heming, however, who admits that she was never really good at dating.
"I had never really dated. I’ve always been a relationship kind of person. But in that phase of my life, I was like, you know what, maybe I’ll just date, see what it’s like. And I lasted one date," she previously said. Finding love with Willis has totally changed her life.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Hilarie Burton: 16 Years
One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton has been with The Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan for a decade. The two have 16 years separating them, but their age difference hasn't stopped them from living their best lives together.
Burton and Morgan met up at a bar after being set up by a mutual friend. The two hit it off and have been together ever since. They welcomed their son, Gus, in 2010, and became a family of four a few years later. They had an ultra-secret wedding in 2019.
David Foster & Katharine McPhee: 34 Years
David Foster celebrated his 70th birthday on November 1, 2019, with his new wife by his side. That wife is none other than American Idol star Katharine McPhee. McPhee and Foster raised eyebrows when they were first linked in 2017, and the reason had nothing to do with how quickly Foster moved on from his ex, Yolanda Hadid.
The issue was McPhee celebrated her 35th birthday back in March. Yes, you read that right. There are 35 years between the lovebirds, who tied the knot in July 2019.
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green: 13 Years
It's been a bit of a rocky road for Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green, but it's unclear if their 13-year age difference has anything to do with that. The two met on the set of Hope & Faith back in 2004. At the time, Fox was only 18!
Two years later, the duo got engaged but actually split before walking down the aisle. They rekindled their love, got married and had two kids together — before splitting again in 2015. Another baby solidified their relationship a third time and made them a family of five.
Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: 20 Years
Love knows no age limits across the pond, either. It's hard to believe that Princess Charlene of Monaco met Prince Albert II of Monaco at a swimming competition in Monte Carlo back in 2000. The two dated for 10 years before finally getting engaged in 2011. Their age gap is a whopping 20 years, but seriously, who’s counting?
The couple got married shortly after getting engaged, and they haven't looked back. They welcomed twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, in December 2014, making them a happy family of four.
Richard Gere & Alejandra Silva: 34 Years
Richard Gere is married to Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva. The two are not strangers to red carpet events and seem very much in love, despite being born three decades apart. That's right — Gere is 34 years older than Silva.
Things seem to be going extremely well for the couple, who tied the knot in April 2018. The duo welcomed their first child together in early 2019. Baby Alexander has two half-siblings, Gere’s 19-year-old son named Homer and Silva’s 7-year-old son named Albert.
Steven Tyler & Aimee Preston: 41 Years
Steven Tyler has been dating his girlfriend Aimee Preston for years. The two first met when Aimee was working as the legendary rocker's assistant. At the time, Tyler was 64 years old, and Preston was just 23 years old. The shocking 41-year age difference didn't keep these two from falling in love, however.
In 2016, Tyler and Preston stepped out together for the first time, and they have been going strong ever since. Also, if you want to talk about mind-blowing numbers, Preston is actually younger than two of Tyler's daughters. Awkward.
George Clooney & Amal Clooney: 17 Years
George Clooney met his match in wife Amal Alamuddin, an international lawyer. Despite nearly 20 years between them, they fell in love, and Amal became Mrs. Clooney back in 2014. The couple's wedding was jam-packed with celebrity friends and took place in exquisite Venice, Italy.
Flash forward to 2017, and the Clooneys became a family of four when Amal gave birth to twins, Alexander and Ella, on June 6. These days, the Clooney family lives just outside London and stays almost completely out of the public eye.
Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble: 25 Years
Momager Kris Jenner isn't shy about dating a younger guy. She's been with Corey Gamble since 2014, and their 25-year age difference is a non-issue for the couple. Gamble is 39 years old, and having kids of his own is evidently not a high priority. At least Jenner has plenty of grandkids to go around. And let’s not even mention the fact that Gamble is a year younger than Jenner's eldest daughter, Kourtney Kardashian.
Aside from a major age gap, there's also a major money gap. Kris Jenner has an estimated net worth of $60 million, while Gamble's net worth comes in around $2.5 million.
Donald & Melania Trump: 24 Years
Donald and Melania Trump have been married since 2005. While it may be obvious that there’s an age gap between them, a lot of people don’t realize that gap is more than two decades. That’s right — POTUS is 24 years older than his wife.
Regardless of their age difference, Donald and Melania were a major power couple, even before moving into the White House. The duo welcomed their son, Barron, on March 20, 2006. At the time, Melania was 36 and Donald was 60.
Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: 20 Years
Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been together since 2010. The Expendables actor got engaged to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon actress in 2016. The rub is there’s a 20-year age gap between the two.
Of course, both Statham and Huntington-Whitely are extremely attractive people, so age is just a number, right? The couple keeps it real when it comes to their relationship, and there's nothing holding them back from choosing to spend the rest of their lives together.
Mel Gibson & Rosalind Ross: 35 Years
Mel Gibson may be in his 60s, but that didn’t stop him from scooping up a (much younger) date. In fact, the Braveheart actor is 35 years older than his girlfriend, Rosalind Ross. It seems to be working, considering he’s been linked to the former equestrian vaulter since 2014.
Sure, Gibson is old enough to be his girlfriend's dad, but love doesn’t know any limits, apparently. Gibson and Ross even welcomed a baby together in 2017, making Gibson a father of nine. No word on whether or not he is going to go for 10.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi: 15 Years
Hilarious talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Ally McBeal actress Portia de Rossi, are bonded for life, and seemingly nothing can come between them — not even their 15-year age difference.
The duo married in 2008 at their estate in Los Angeles. Despite divorce rumors popping up in the tabloids on repeat, they still seem very much in love. Perhaps the key to their success is laughter — and not sweating the small stuff. After all, 15 years really isn't all that bad, is it?
Alex Trebek & Jean Currivan: 24 Years
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean Currivan, have 24 years separating them. The age difference doesn't seem to impact their relationship much, considering they've been married for an impressive 29 years. Trebek recently opened up about meeting his wife earlier in his life.
"If I'd just met Jean in my 20s, we could have had a longer life together. I guess if I'd met her when I was in my 20s, she wouldn't have been born yet. But, hey, 29 years is pretty good," Trebek said.
Tony Bennett & Susan Crow: 40 Years
Apparently, the third time was the charm for the legendary Tony Bennett. He has been married to his third wife, Susan Crow, for 12 years now, and he seems happier than ever. "The Lady Is a Tramp" singer is 40 years older than Crow, who has worked as a teacher and a talent manager.
In Bennett's memoir, Just Getting Started, he wrote that he first met Crow when she was in the womb. Yes, you read that right. Bennett met Crow's pregnant mother at a meet-and-greet in New York back in 1966. Crazy, right?
David Hasselhoff & Hayley Roberts: 27 Years
David Hasselhoff isn't one to shy away from a good thing when he sees it, even if there are some hurdles. He is married to a woman named Hayley Roberts, who is 27 years younger than him. The couple tied the knot in Italy in 2018.
How the couple met is pretty interesting. Hasselhoff had been filming auditions for Britain's Got Talent, and a fan — who turned out to be Roberts — asked him for his autograph. He told her he would only give it to her if she gave him her phone number! Careful there, Hoff, a comment like that could get you slapped with a harassment suit these days.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves: 13 Years
Brazilian model Camila Alves is 13 years younger than her husband, actor Matthew McConaughey, but they don't let the age gap get in the way of their happy marriage. The two got married in 2012 at their property in Texas. The wedding event was a three-day, star-studded bash celebrating their sweet love.
The lovebirds even had a celeb chef, Guy Fieri, on hand to serve up some of their favorite eats. The McConaughey-Alves family is complete with their three beautiful kids, sons Levi and Livingston and a daughter named Vida.
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones: 25 Years
Actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are one of Hollywood's strongest power couples. Interestingly, the two have the same birthday, but they obviously weren’t born in the same year — not even close. Douglas is exactly 25 years older than his wife, but they manage to make it work.
"Catherine, my wife, and I have the same birthday. Twenty-five years apart, the same day, but who's counting?" Douglas joked during a recent sit-down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. These days, Douglas and Zeta-Jones live in Bermuda with their two teen-aged kids, Dylan and Carys.
Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor: 31 Years
Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor found love, despite being 31 years apart in age. The two met at a dinner party nearly a decade before they started dating. In case you were wondering, their age gap doesn't play much of a role in their relationship.
"There's a poignancy to being with someone older. I think there's a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what's important," the American Horror Story star told The New York Times back in 2016. They have been together since 2015.
Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy: 17 Years
Full House actress-turned-fashion-designer Mary-Kate Olsen has a few things to look up to when it comes to her beau, French banker Olivier Sarkozy. For starters, Sarkozy is 17 years older than Olsen. Second, he is a full foot taller than his lady. None of that seems to matter, though, as they are very much in love.
Interestingly, Olsen's twin sister, Ashley Olsen, also dated someone older, Richard Sachs, who is 28 years older than her. These identical twin sisters seem to have a similar preference for older men.
Dane Cook & Kelsi Taylor: 26 Years
Funny man Dane Cook doesn’t seem too concerned with the age difference between him and his new girlfriend. When news broke that Cook was dating Kelsi Taylor, no one really blinked — until they found out her age. It's true, Cook was 44 years old, and his girlfriend was just 18 when they started dating. Things seem to be going well — and she’s legal, thank goodness.
"Kelsi, thank you for so many nights filled with laughter, days filled with creative thoughts & expressions and mostly thx for the love," Cook captioned an Instagram post on the couple's one-year anniversary.
Scott Disick & Sofia Richie: 16 Years
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have been dating for a couple of years now, but they have a pretty serious age gap between them. Disick started dating Richie in 2017, just after she turned 18. The father of three celebrated his 36th birthday in May 2019, putting 16 years between himself and his leading lady.
On a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian asked Scott about the age difference. He told Kim that Sofia is super mature and also added that his relationship with her is a "good thing."
Billy Joel & Alexis Roderick: 33 Years
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel married Alexis Roderick in 2015. The couple — who has a 33-year age gap — tied the knot at Joel's estate on Long Island. The ceremony was officiated by the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. One month later, the couple welcomed their first daughter together.
Joel recently celebrated his 70th birthday, but that hasn't stopped him from living his best life. Roderick, 37, gave birth to the couple's second daughter in 2017. No word on whether or not Joel and Roderick will have more kids together.
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster: 27 Years
Rod Stewart married model Penny Lancaster in 2007, despite their 27-year age difference. Lancaster, who is Stewart's third wife, is 47 years old. Meanwhile, Stewart celebrated his 74th birthday in 2019 and will be 75 in January 2020.
Since their wedding, Stewart and Lancaster have welcomed two sons: Alastair Stewart in 2005 and Aiden Stewart in 2011. Stewart was previously married to Rachel Hunter, who is also several years younger than the rock star. His first ex-wife, Alana, however, is the same age as him. Stewart has six other children from his previous marriages.
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer: 13 Years
Actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have 13 years separating them, which doesn't seem like much, considering some of the other gaps on this list. The couple first met on the set of True Blood in 2008 and ended up falling in love.
In August 2010, Paquin and Moyer tied the knot. A few years later, she gave birth to the couple's twins, Charlie and Poppy. Interestingly, the twins are seldom seen in public, and Paquin and Moyer have never shared photos of their little ones, who are now 5.
Rupert Murdoch & Jerry Hall: 25 Years
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife, former model Jerry Hall, tied the knot in 2016. You may know that Hall was previously married to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who is also considerably older than her. The two split in 1999.
Hall and Murdoch both have children from previous marriages. However, the 25 years between them didn't stop them from finding love again. Murdoch is 88 years old, and Hall turned 63 in the summer. Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi, turned 50 in 2019, so he is apparently quite comfortable with age gaps.
Amber Tamblyn & David Cross: 19 Years
David Cross and Amber Tamblyn met on an airplane and instantly hit it off. Their 19-year age difference almost caused Cross to miss his chance at love. "I was slow to make any moves because of our age difference and also because she was a fan," he previously said. In the same conversation, Tamblyn joked, "If anyone's wondering, I'm 14!"
The two got married in 2012 and haven't looked back. Tamblyn, who starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, gave birth to her first child with Cross in 2017.
Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart: 22 Years
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are basically the original "age gap" couple. They have been together many moons now, and the 22 years separating them haven't caused any major issues. The couple met at the 2002 Golden Globes and have been together ever since.
There doesn't seem to be a secret ingredient to managing the age difference when it comes to this marriage. Ford and Flockhart have shared interests and live their lives focused on their family. Their recipe for success may simply involve putting each other first and staying out of the public eye.
Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Baldwin: 26 Years
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, have 26 years between their ages. The two married in 2012 and have four kids together. Their age gap doesn’t seem to affect their day-to-day lives, and it isn’t something they really think about.
"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," Hilaria previously said.