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. Do we know why they have chosen each other? The choice between true love and money and fame remains blurred.
These couples sure do know how to make an impression!
Mary-Kate Olsen & 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 & 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.
Julius Tennon & 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.
Jason Statham & 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.
Hugh Jackman & 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 & 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!
Alicia Vikander & 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?
Liam Payne & 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?
Kris Jenner & 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.
Ellen DeGeneres & 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 & 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 & 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.
Megan Fox & 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?
Billy Joel & 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 & 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.
Alec Baldwin & 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.
Michael Douglas & 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 & 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 & 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.
Felicity Huffman & 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 & 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 & 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!
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.
Adam Levine & 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.
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! 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. 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!
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.