15 Hollywood Couples With Big Age Gaps
It’s said that age is just a number. On the one hand, this seems to be a notion celebrities often reject. Some of our favorite stars are notorious for being coy or downright lying about their age. In an industry that places enormous value on youth and the beauty that so often accompanies it, who can blame them?
On the other hand, one area where celebs don’t seem to care about age is in their love lives. Many celebrity couples don’t let generational differences stand between them, pairing up with people 10, 20 or more years their junior or senior.
Check out this list of celebrity couples with a major age gap between them.
1. Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds, 11 Years
You might be surprised to learn that screen stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have a decade between them. Lively, 30, and Reynolds, 41, have been married since 2012. The couple has two children, James and Ines. Despite their seemingly picture-perfect union, Lively says their lives are far from perfect and that they experience ups and downs just like every other couple.
2. Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness, 14 Years
Hugh Jackman, 48, and Deborra Lee-Furness, 62, have been together for more than 20 years. They originally met on the set of Australian show “Correlli” in 1995, and married a year later. They eventually adopted two kids, Oscar and Ava. Twenty-one years later, they’re still madly in love, with Jackman calling his wife, “the greatest woman alive.”
3. Ellen DeGeneres And Portia Rossi, 15 Years
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres, 60, and actress Portia de Rossi, 45, have a 15-year age difference, but that hasn’t stopped them from being adorably in love. The couple has now been married for nine years. In a sweet Instagram post, DeGeneres wrote of Rossi, “Being her wife is the greatest thing I am.”
4. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley And Jason Statham, 19 Years
Hollywood heartthrobs are notorious for snagging beautiful women half their age. (Um, looking at you Leonardo DiCaprio.) It seems action star Jason Statham, 50, is no exception, as he has been dating stunning model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 31, since 2010. The couple got engaged last year and welcomed their first child, Jack Oscar in June 2017.
5. Phoebe Cates And Kevin Kline, 16 years
You probably know Phoebe Cates, 54, and Kevin Kline, 70, best for their status as 1980s Hollywood darlings. Cates turned heads with an iconic pool scene in 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” and also had roles in other notable films from the decade, including “Gremlins” and “Shag.” Klein starred in “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Big Chill.” Cates and Kline met while auditioning for the latter film. Although she didn’t snag a part, Cates met the man she would one day marry.
The pair have been married since 1989, which makes for an impressively long union in Tinsel Town, especially considering their 16-year age gap.
6. Annette Bening And Warren Beatty, 22 Years
Unlike some couples on this list, actors Annette Bening, 59, and Warren Beatty, 81, have proved that they can make their May-December relationship work for the long haul. The two have been married since 1992 and share four children.
7. Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones, 25 Years
Actors Michael Douglas, 73, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 48, actually share the same birthday—a quarter of a century apart. The couple has been married since 2000 and have two kids together. Douglas revealed that the two like to have a good laugh about the years between them.
“[Zeta-Jones will say], ‘Oh honey, I can’t wait when you get older and you’re going to be in the wheelchair and I’m going to be wheeling you around and you’re going to be saying, ‘where are we going?’ and I’ll whisper it to you, ‘Cartier, darling, Cartier.’ She’s got it all figured out,” he told Hello Magazine.
8. Arlene Silver And Dick Van Dyke, 46 Years
Multi-talented entertainer Dick Van Dyke’s lifelong partner, Michelle Triola, passed away in 2009. Van Dyke, 92, has once again found love with makeup artist Arlene Silver, 46, whom he married in 2012.
“She’s very mature for her age and I’m very immature for my age so it’s just about right,” Van Dyke told Parade back in 2013.
9. Jay-Z And Beyonce, 12 Years
Jay and Bey are arguably the music industry’s biggest power couple. Jay-Z, 48, and Beyonce, 36, have been together since 2001. They wed in 2008 and share three children, Blu Ivy Carter and twins Rumi and Sir.
10. William H. Macy And Felicity Huffman, 13 Years
Actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are another famous couple with more than a dozen years between them. Macy, 68, tried to woo Huffman, 55, for years before she finally realized he was the one for her.“Bill Macy asked me to marry him several times over several years. And I was finally smart enough to go: ‘I’m going to marry this guy or really lose him for good.’ And it was after we broke up for four or five years when he asked me again, I knew I couldn’t say no,” she told Tribune News Service in 2013.
11. Amal And George Clooney, 17 Years
Actor George Clooney, 57, met human rights lawyer Amal, 40, through mutual friends in 2013. They wed in 2014 and recently welcomed twins Ella and Alexander. Previously a noted lifelong bachelor, George was thrilled to finally find his match in Amal.
“At 52 I found the love of my life and I’m really happy,” he told Esquire in 2016.
12. Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor, 32 Years
Actresses Sarah Paulson, 43, and Holland Taylor, 75, have been dating since 2015. Paulson has a history of dating people much older than her, and shrugs off the notion that others might find that strange.
“My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling,” she told the New York Times.
13. Richard Gere And Alejandra Silva, 33 Years
The man who will always be known for his role in “Pretty Woman,” Richard Gere, 68, and Spaniard Alejandra Silva, 35, met at a hotel she was managing. The couple tied the knot in April 2018.
14. John Stamos And Caitlin McHugh, 23 Years
“Fuller House” star, John Stamos, 54, and his wife, Caitlin McHugh, 31, got married in February 2018 after he proposed at Disneyland. The couple welcomed their first child, Billy, shortly after in April 2018.
15. Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade, 9 Years
Actress Gabrielle Union, 45, and NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, 36, have been together since 2009—save for a brief breakup in 2013—and tied the knot in 2014.