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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.