They say love is blind. When we find that special someone who makes us happy, smile, protected, or supported – all we want to do is put a ring on it. Sometimes people marry for more questionable reasons, such as money or fame.
Here are some celebrities who have found each other and settled down together – despite an unconventional age gap between them. Whether it’s grabbing a bite in their local restaurant or strutting down the red carpet, these couples sure know how to make an impression!
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall: 25 Years
The media couple that everyone loves to hate: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall. Hall was previously married to, and had four children with, Mick Jagger before their divorce in 1999. At 84, Rupert Murdoch also has had children from previous marriages. These two married in 2016 when Murdoch turned 82.
The wedding was controversial due to the age gap between the two of them and the fact that the groom was over 80. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has drawn irk from some due to his control over American and British media.
Julius Tennon and Viola Davis: 12 Years
Viola Davis married Julius Tennon in 2003 and are bound by a 13-year age gap between the two of them. They met on the set of City of Angles and have been happily together ever since. Tennon had two children from past relationships and the couple jointly adopted a daughter in 2011.
Genesis is seven years old and completes the happy family despite wide age gaps. Together, they founded a production company called JuVee Productions as an insurance against their acting careers. We don’t think they have a problem!
Celine Dion and René Angélil: 26 Years
Celine Dion met her husband, René Angélil, when she was 12 years old and he was 38. They began as professionals – he was her manager – and their relationship was kept a secret until 1991.
He was such a fan of her talent that he mortgaged his own home to fund her first album. The two remained happily married until his passing in 2016. The couple had a set of twins, Eddy and Nelson, and Rene Charles.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo: 10 Years
Leading man of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, was a bachelor for much of his life before finally settling down with Behati Prinsloo – who is 10 years his junior. They met in the summer of 2012 and finally tied the knot in 2014 in Mexico. Things moved quickly for the power-duo: they had two children in 2016 and 2018.
Quickly, Levine went from single bachelor to father of two! Their 10 year age gap doesn’t mean they don’t support each other, and even have a shared savings account for the growing family.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness: 13 Years
These two are a rare couple where the man is actually younger than the woman! This X-Men star met and married Deborra Lee-Furness in 1995 on the set of Correlli and have been happily married since.
The following year, the two adopted children – Oscar and Eva – and remain stronger than ever to this day. According to Jackman, he is still the ‘adult’ in the relationship, despite being 13 years younger than his loving wife!
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming: 23 Years
Die Hard actor Bruce Willis married his model wife Emma Hemin in 2009, in front of ex-wife Demi Moore and her then-husband Ashton Kutcher. According to Willis, he noticed her in Gunnar Peterson’s gym in Los Angeles, and the two quickly fell in love.
The pair have two young daughters, Evelyn Penn and Mabel Ray, who they treat with trips to Disneyland – something Willis hasn’t done for a few years! Heming is an English actress.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé: 12 Years
This massive power couple met all the way back in 2001 when Beyonce was only 20 years old. They dated for seven years before finally tying the knot in 2008. This period allowed them to get to know each other better and grow stronger together, despite their age gap.
Today, the couple shares three children – Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir – who broke the internet when they were born in 2017. They’ve been known to shower each other with gifts – such as a $1 million car!
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: 15 Years
These two started dating way back in 2004 and progressed faster than most. The following year, DeGeneres and de Rossi were already sharing a home together, despite their 15-year age gap. Once same-sex marriage was legalized in California, the two were one of the first couples to marry.
Today, the stars are 60 and 45 years old but show no signs of slowing down. They appear stronger than ever as they work with charities by providing support and gifts across the world.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: 22 Years
These two first met in 2002 at the Golden Globes ceremony and hit it off from day 1. They dated for seven years in total before Harison Ford finally popped the question in 2009. As the true romantic, he did it on Valentine’s Day – how could she say no?
They had a wedding that year in New Mexico and the two of them adopted a son together. At 76, Harrison Ford is kept young by the energy of Calista Flockhart and a younger child.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds: 11 Years
These two Hollywood stars met on the set of The Green Lantern, and their romance might just be the best thing to ever come from that film! With 11 years between them, they were 22 and 33 when they met in 2010.
Still, 8 years later and the couple is still going strong: they have two daughters together and are often seen cuddled up on the red carpet. Occasionally, they troll each other on social media and gift us all with an idea of why they work so well together.
Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick: 32 Years
This piano man married his fourth wife in 2015 after meeting in 2009 during the divorce of his third wife. Together, Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick share two daughters – making Joel the father of three girls overall.
Roderick is an equestrian and former Morgan Stanley executive who fell for his charming voice and charisma. With houses along the east coast from New York to Florida, this two won’t run out of places to stay!
Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley: 13 Years
Despite their 13-year age gap, Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley got to work pretty quickly. The two were dating for five years – and had three children along the way – before Richie proposed. The two of them, aged 47 and 34 at the time, married in 2015 and have been happily together ever since.
Richie has two other children from his first wife, Madonna. Today, the two own a house and enjoy each other’s company through ups and downs.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones: 25 Years
These two shocked the world when they announced their engagement in 1999. Michael Douglas is exactly 25 years older than Catherine Zeta-Jones, but the two have been happily married for almost 20 years – so who are we to judge?
Together, they have two children – a boy and a girl – who have been raised as Jewish. The couple took some time apart in 2013 but quickly rekindled their marriage and a strong love for each other.
George Clooney and Amal Clooney: 17 Years
Clooney was Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors for years until finally settling down with Amal Alamuddin. The international human rights lawyer was 35 at the time of their engagement and marriage in September 2014.
Today, they share two children, Ella and Alexander, who were born in June 2017. The couple continues to wow California by hosting lavish Halloween parties attended by Hollywood’s most elite actors and reality TV stars. Do you think this is true love or a marriage of convenience?
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor: 31 Years
These two sparked rumors in 2015 when they were seen together in public for the first time. In 2016, the American Horror Story actress confirmed their relationship. With a 31-year gap (Paulson is 44 and Taylor is 75), they are one of the largest gaps on our list!
Love truly knows no bounds for these two – the couple is stronger than ever and they look happy as they appear on red carpets in and out of Hollywood. Maybe it’s time to renew insurance policies.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender: 11 Years
These two blockbuster stars secretly had a wedding in 2017 during a visit to Ibiza. The X-Men and Tomb Raider stars started dating in 2014 when meeting on the set of The Light Between Oceans.
For a long time, their romance was kept a secret so they could enjoy the honeymoon period without prying eyes! Their 11 year age gap means they are currently 29 and 40 – spreading over three decades! As long as they’re happy, right?
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy: 12 Years
The stars of Desperate Housewives and Shameless have been married since 1997 after dating for 16 years before that! Together, the couple shares two daughters. Despite a 12-year difference in age, these two make each other laugh and often appear supporting each other on social media.
Today, they are 56 and 68 respectively and have captured the hearts of fans from both television shows. Huffman admitted she was initially ‘so scared’ of marriage – but she’s all smiles today, so it’s quite the upgrade!
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim: 20 Years
These two met before Kim could legally drink, but that didn’t stop Cage from taking her on sober dates while he was trying to woo her. Nicholas Cage met his third wife when she was waiting tables in a fancy Sushi joint.
After marrying in 2004, the two share a son, Kal-El. Nicholas Cage has been married twice before, most notably to Lisa Marie Presley – Elvis’ daughter. They separated in 2016.
AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell: 17 Years
These two Hollywood actors enjoyed an off-again-on-again romance for seven years before finally calling it quits in 2018. The 90210 and Prison Break stars experienced a whirlwind romance and McCord admitted that she invested her entire 20s into the relationship.
Today, the two remain ‘amicable’ and she even looks after Purcell’s four kids from his previous marriage.
Al Pacino and Lucila Sola: 40 Years
The biggest gap on our list goes to one of the biggest stars: Al Pacino. For a few years, he was in a relationship with Lucila Sola, a model. We bet she was keeping him young emotionally and physically – although it’s hard to think about what they could possibly have in common.
They enjoyed traveling and relaxing together until their split in 2018. Who knows, maybe she left after she realized they weren’t going to get married? No prenup policy needed!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone: 22 Years
Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio became an Oscar-winner, he has been strangely absent in the film industry. Recently, he has been enjoying time with Camila Morrone, the 21-year-old daughter of Lucila Sola – Al Pacino’s ex!
The two actors are set to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. For now, the 43-year-old can enjoy his time with his girlfriend. Hollywood really is a small place!
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin: 26 Years
The SNL and former 30 Rock star married Hilaria Baldwin in 2013 after meeting two years prior. Things moved quickly for these two: they rented an apartment after five months and have since popped out four kids – time to buy an SUV!
Alec Baldwin was previously married to Kim Basinger, with who he has another daughter, Ireland. At 60, he sure is keeping young! Hilaria Baldwin, 34, was his yoga instructor in Manhattan and now is a proud mother.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble: 25 Years
After her divorce from Caitlyn Jenner, Kris bounced back on to the market and snatched up Corey Gamble – a man 25 years younger than her. The couple recently announced their engagement which means he will be joining the Kardashian family as husband number three.
At 34 years old, he is the same age as Kim and two years younger than Kris’ eldest child, Kourtney.
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts: 28 Years
The Hoff married his fiancee of two years, Hayley Roberts, after meeting her by chance when he filmed Britain’s Got Talent. They started dating back in 2011 before he popped the question in 2016. Their 28-year age gap doesn’t seem to frighten either of them!
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This year, the newlyweds celebrated their honeymoon in southern Italy after a small wedding with close friends and family. This is The Hoff’s third wife.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn: 35 Years
One of the strangest stories to come out of Hollywood is an entirely true story. The acclaimed movie director was in a relationship with Mia Farrow in 1992.
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During that time, Farrow had adopted Soon-Yi Previn. One thing led to another and they ended up in a romance that turned heads around the world. They were married in 1997 and have been happy ever since, despite the scandalous nature of their origins.
Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood: 24 Years
It’s rare for older women to fall for younger men – and vice versa – but Johnson and Taylor-Wood prove that anything is possible. The two met in 2008 during her directorial debut, Nowhere Boy, and the two quickly fell in love.
Aaron Johnson is best known for his roles in Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age of Ultron. They married in 2012 and share two children together. Currently, she is 51 and he is 28 – that gap spans four decades!
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: 16 Years
This power couple was the apple in all of our eyes when they married in 2005 – making it one of the most iconic celebrity couples in recent history. It all started with that famous Oprah moment on the sofa and ended with a divorce in 2012
Rumors were immediately spreading due to her sudden departure and desire to seek full custody of their daughter, Suri. According to some, the Mission Impossible star had extreme Scientology views which Holmes found incompatible with her beliefs. #NeverForget.
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross: 19 Years
Another cast member of Arrested Development is also dating someone far in age. David Cross married Amber Tamblyn in October 2012 after meeting in 2008. These two are a self-described ‘odd couple’.
Tamblyn is the star of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and is often seen by her husband’s side. The 19-year age gap doesn’t mean much to them – as long as they make each other laugh then the rest will work itself out.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert: 20 Years
This pair first met in 2000 and dated for 10 years before finally tying the knot in 2011. They met at a swimming competition in Monte Carlo. They married that year and Princess Charlene wowed the nation of Monaco with her stunning dress.
The couple shares two children – a set of twins called Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Prince Albert has two older children from a previous marriage, too. This duo has been mixing with some of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, such as Leonardo DiCaprio.
The King and Queen of Bhutan: 10 Years
Another Royal couple to hit our list belong to the nation of Bhutan. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck met his future wife, Jetsum Pema when she was just seven years old. It is said that she declared her love for him there and there
He promised her that when they would get married once she was of age – but only if they were both single and were in love with one another. They married in 2011 and welcomed a son in 2016, who will one day be king.
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko: 13 Years
It must be true what they say: opposites attract! At 6″6 and 5″1, the actress and Ukrainian boxer looked quite the part when going out together. Panettiere rose to fame from her time on Nashville and they two fell in love back in 2009.
At the time, she was 24 and Klitschko was 37. The couple shares a baby daughter today, but sadly they split in 2018. It is unclear why they decided to separate, but they officially called off their engagement to the horror of fans everywhere.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer: 13 Years
These two lovebirds met in 2008 on the set of True Blood. Despite the 13-year age gap, they have been happily married and share two children together. Anna Paquin rose to fame as Rogue in the X-Men franchise and Moyer now appears on The Gifted.
He had two children prior to his wedding to Paquin from a previous marriage that ended the year before they got married. This strong duo is still going strong today, even appearing in Open House together.
Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart: 26 Years
These two finally tied the knot in 2007 after several years of dating and producing two children together. Penny Lancaster was a successful model and is now a regular on UK panel show, Loose Women.
She also appears on Good Morning, Britain on occasion. Rod Stewart rose to fame in the 1970s and has been going strong ever since. These two appear quite in love!
Ariel Winter & Levi Meaden: 10 Years
This Modern Family star has been dating Levi Meaden for over a year – with no signs of slowing down. The couple, aged 21 and 31 respectively, have just moved in together and seem happy in love.
The Canadian actor has recently appeared in Pacific Rim: Uprising whereas Winter is reprising her role as a geeky middle child, Alex, in the ABC sitcom. Upon the criticizing they faced, Winter says: “I don’t understand why someone would even comment on our situation at all”.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole: 11 Years
These British celebrities fist met when they were 14 and 25 on The X Factor. Years would go by until they shacked up following her second divorce to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. The two share a young son, Bear, who was born in March 2017.
The two superstars would often travel and work separately from one another for weeks and months at a time – resulting in their break-up. Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold; these two couldn’t make their age gap work. Is it time to buy a DNA kit, Liam?
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy: 17 Years
One half of Hollywood’s most famous set of twins, Mary-Kate Olsen was smitten with Oliver Sarkozy from France. The duo is separated by a 17-year age gap and tied the knot after dating for two years. Their wedding in 2015 was decorated with ‘bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes’.
He is Nicholas Sarkozy’s brother – the former President of France. The two of them now own a house in New York City with an estimated price tag of around $6.25m. Will we see president Olsen soon?
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey: 13 Years
The Oscar-winning actor met his lovely wife in a Los Angeles nightclub all the way back in 2006. Apparently, Camila Alves was not totally impressed by the star at first and needed convincing to accept his date proposal!
Now, the two of them are happily married and share three children together – two sons Levi and Livingston and a daughter called Vida. Two of their children were already born by the time their wedding came around in 2012.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green: 13 Years
Megan Fox had an early career as an action star in films such as the Transformers franchise. Today, she is a mother to three children she shares with her husband, Brian Austin Green.
The actor has a song from a previous relationship, and the happy couple is sharing their home as one big family. At 32 and 45, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green couldn’t be happier as parents – have you seen her drive around in an SUV for soccer practice?
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder: 10 Years
Vampire fans, rejoice! Teenagers across the world when Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder stated dating in 2014. Since she was in Twilight and he was in The Vampire Diaries, it seemed like a match made in heaven. It was a quick romance – Somerhalder popped the question after six months and they married that same year.
In 2017, they welcomed their firstborn, a daughter, called Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder. Previously, Somerhalder appeared in the first two seasons of ABC’s Lost.
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: 20 Years
Everyone’s second-favorite action star, Jason Statham, started dating Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2010. At the time, they were 43 and 23, making quite the gap at the time. Still, their love preserved and they now share a son who was born in June 2017.
Today, their 20-year age gap means little to the happy couple who are both enjoying parenthood for the first time. Despite mainly modeling for Victoria Secret, Huntington-Whiteley is also an actress and has appeared in Transformers and Mad Max.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra: 10 Years
These two finally tied the knot in 2018 a year after their first public appearance together. In 2017, the 26-year-old singer and 36-year-old model appeared on the red carpet during the Met Gala.
The engagement was finally confirmed in the August and the two have appeared happily in love ever since. Nick Jonas rose to fame as one of the Jonas Brothers and has since cracked a career as a solo performer.
Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan: 12 Years
Zachary Quinto, 41, has been dating Miles McMillan since 2013, despite a 12-year age gap between the two. The 29-year-old model has a strong online presence and the two often appear together on red carpets around the world.
Who knows if these two will start to settle down and get married? They have lived together since 2015. Click ahead to see which former Kardashian is now dating someone much younger…
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie: 15 Years
Scott Disick is the 35-year-old father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children. After failing to make it work with her, he has turned his eye to Sofia Richie – the 20-year-old daughter of Lionel Richie.
According to US Weekly, Lionel Richie has described himself as ‘scared to death’ about the new relationship. What do you think, do you believe these two will last?
Daryl Hannah and Neil Young: 15 Years
Daryl Hannah and Neil Young, who are 57 and 72, got married in 2018. He confirmed the news in November by sharing a video online urging fans to vote. In the video, he referred to Hannah as his “wife.”
People Magazine reported that the couple had two different ceremonies: one on Young’s yacht and another in California for family and friends. They begun dating in 2014.
Kate Beckinsale and Jack Whitehall: 15 Years
It appears that kate Beckinsale has a thing for younger guys! In November 2018, these two were seen sharing a kiss while in Los Angeles together. Neither one has formally acknowledged the relationship. Soon after, Beckingsale was seen holding hands with Pete Davidson.
Kate Beckinsale was previously involved with actor Michael Sheen, but he left Beckinsale for Claire Danes while Beckinsale was pregnant with their child. Do you approve of this British duo?
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz: 17 years
In 2018, Heidi Klum started dating Tokio Hotel guitarist Kaulitz. Despite the 17-year age gap, Klum says she feels younger than ever. In fact, she confesses to never thinking about it unless she’s asked by reporters.
“That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it. I don’t really think about it that much otherwise,” she told InStyle.
Lady Gaga and Christian Carino: 17 Years
Gaga and 49-year-old talent agent Christian Carino had been dating since February 2017. The internet exploded in October 2018 when she referred to him as her ‘fiance’ in a speech.
UPDATE: Sadly, the couple separated in February 2019. It marks the singer’s second broken relationship in three years. Rumors have started swirling that Carino, who is also her talent agent, was the one to call it quits.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty: 21 Years
These two stars met in 1991 while they were filming Bugsy, the gangster drama. The 21-year age gap between Bening and Beatty doesn’t seem to bother them: they’ve been married for 27 years and share four children together.
Annette Bening is probably best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in American Beauty. She can next be seen in 2019’s Captain Marvel opposite Brie Larson.
Bob Saget and Kelly Rizzo: 23 years
Bob Saget and Kelly Rizzo married in October despite their 23-year age gap. Saget, 62, is nest known for his work on Full House and How I Met Your Mother. Rizzo, 39, is a travel and food blogger best known for her streaming series Eat Travel Rock.
The two declared their matrimony in an Instagram post in October 2018, declaring themselves ‘damn happy’ about it. They started dating in 2015 after being introduced by a mutual friend.
Emilie Livingston and Jeff Goldblum: 31 Years
Despite a large age gap, it appears as though Livingston and Goldblum are a match made in heaven! The two married in 2014 and share two sons, the youngest having joined the family only two years ago!
Emilie Livingstone, 35, is a gymnast and Goldblum, 66, is an actor. He is known for his performances in Thor Ragnorok, The Fly, and Jurassic Park.
Sean Penn and Leila George: 32 Years
There’s an ‘impressive’ amount of years between Sean Penn, 58, and his 26-year-old girlfriend, Leila George. The two started dating in 2016 and appear to still be very much in love.
Sean Penn has previously been married to Madonna and Robin Wright. His daughter, Dylan Penn, is six months younger than George.
Dennis Quaid and Santa Auzina: 32 Years
Dennis Quaid is probably best known for his role in Disney’s The Parent Trap. The 64-year-old has been dating 32-year-old Santa Auzina since 2016. The former Montage model is half his age but the two appear lucky in love together.
Quaid has been divorced three times, and so it is unclear whether they will want to tie the knot or keep things casual. For now, they are enjoying each other’s time together.
Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere: 34 Years
Looks like Richard Gere has found his pretty woman. In April 2018, the couple announced their marriage after four years of dating. Gere is 69 and Silva is 35. She is a publicist and activist, whereas Gere is an actor.
Richard Gere has been married twice before, once to Cindy Crawford and once to Carey Lowell. It is Silva’s second marriage. The two have a child each.
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell: 38 Years
Patrick Stewart, 78, married jazz singer Sunny Ozell, 39, in 2013. They had been dating for roughly five years before they tied the knot together. The two of them met when Stewart was starring in Macbeth at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The two quickly fell in love and the rest is history! Stewart is probably best known for his roles in Star Trek and X-Men. Sunny Ozell is a singer/songwriter with his like Git Girl.