George & Amal Clooney
George and Amal Clooney may be one of the most famous couples in the world, and for good reason. George is the handsome bachelor who starred in great movies and never seemed like he would settle down, and Amal is the brilliant philanthropist who wooed George within minutes. They were married in 2014 despite their 17-year age difference and continue to live happily together in England.
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
You don’t hear about this couple very much, but there’s a very big age gap between Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who starred on Beverly Hills, 90210 back when Megan Fox was learning to add in elementary school. The two were married in 2010 but first got together when Megan was 18 in 2004. At that time, Brian was 31. Yikes! Still, it seems to have worked out, as they have three children together and survived a rough patch in 2015 when they reportedly went through some marital issues.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
Not all Hollywood couples with large age gaps have happy endings, that’s for sure. Johnny Depp was 51 when he married Amber Heard, who was just 28. However, they had been dating for four years already and it seemed like they were a solid pair. Unfortunately, they were divorced just two years after their nuptials and things quickly got ugly, with Amber alleging that Johnny was an abusive husband.
Beyonce & Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z are often cited as the world’s pre-eminent power couple, especially in the world of music, but most don’t seem to notice that they have a 12-year age difference. Husband Jay-Z first started seeing Beyonce in 2008 and though they seem to have had some bumps in the road, they’re going strong and now have three children together.
Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo
Maroon 5 singer and The Voice personality Adam Levine was able to charm model Behati Prinsloo despite being almost a decade older than her. The pair got married in 2014 and in 2017, Behati gave birth to a son named Dusty. The two seem to be going quite strong and their difference in age is certainly not a problem.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey’s career resurgence over the last several years has been reflected in his personal life, as he’s been involved in a great marriage with Victoria’s Secret model Camila Alves since 2012. The two began dating in 2006, unconcerned about the 14-year age gap between them. They now have three children and live in Texas together.
Kate Beckinsale & Matt Rife
Sometimes, people look for something completely different after a failed relationship. 44-year-old actress Kate Beckinsale did that after her divorce from Len Wiseman in 2016, opting to date Matt Rife, who was 23 years younger than her. However, the two only dated for about a year, although we’ll never know whether the age gap was an issue.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt is gifted with a baby face, so the age difference between him and former wife Angelina Jolie never seemed that pronounced. They were together for nine years and divorced in 2016 when Brad was 51 and Angelina was 40. They have six children together, as well. In this case, age was certainly not the issue that tore this couple apart.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
There were a lot of things that seemed off about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and their age difference was honestly never the biggest one. They’re 16 years apart, but Tom’s rather eccentric personality seemed like the biggest issue. Nonetheless, they were together for a total of 13 years and Katie devoted her life to the family and raising their daughter Suri during that time, making only a few on-screen appearances. They divorced in 2012, however.
Nicolas Cage & Alice Kim
Nicolas Cage has a well-earned reputation in Hollywood for being a rather colorful personality. For reference, his son with former wife Alice Kim is named Kal-El, after comic book superhero Superman’s original name on the planet Krypton. One thing that’s conventional about him is that like many of his peers, he prefers younger women. He’s 20 years older than Alice, but it didn’t seem to bother them for the 12 years they were married.
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
Back in 2000 when they got married, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were the avatar for couples with a large age gap everywhere. He’s 25 years older than her and at the time of their marriage, she was only in her 30s and one of the biggest sex symbols in Hollywood. They’ve been married for 18 years, beating the odds and in Michael’s case, Father Time as well.
Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy
Mary-Kate Olsen is best known for one-half of the sister duo that played Michelle on the hit sitcom Full House many years ago. Now, she’s mostly known as a rich socialite with a thing for older men, such as husband Olivier Sarkozy. Olivier is half-brother to the former president of France and is 17 years older than Mary-Kate. They married when he was 46 and she was 29 and they’ve made it through three years so far!
Ashley Olsen & Richard Sachs
Mary-Kate wasn’t the only Olsen who was open to dating a much older man. Her twin sister Ashley did the same thing, dating Richard Sachs despite his being 28 years older than her. It’s hard to say a whole lot about this relationship as the two were quite secretive, but by all accounts, they split up for good in March of 2017.
Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
Olivia Wilde is nine years younger than Jason Sudeikis, but that didn’t bother either of them when they started dating in 2011 and it certainly doesn’t know that they’re engaged and have two children together. They’ve been engaged since 2013, however – you have to wonder whether they’re ever going to actually tie the knot!
Katy Perry & Russell Brand
This relationship, which only featured a nine-year age gap, did not work out so well. Occasional comedian and frequent annoyance Russell Brand was 34 and pop star Katy Perry just 25 when the two got married in 2010. Their marriage lasted just two years, but that likely had more to do with incompatible personalities than the age gap.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Many celebrity couples have much bigger age differences than Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did, but a ten-year difference is still fairly substantial. When Nick was 28 and Mariah was 38, she was still quite the catch. However, things didn’t work out as planned and they got divorced in 2016 after just eight years of marriage.
Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart
Against all odds, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have been one of Hollywood’s most stable couples for 16 years now. Their age difference, which seemed like a big deal when Ford was 59 and Flockhart was 36, doesn’t seem like such an issue all these years later. In any case, the two have not let the 23-year difference bother them.
Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble
Although viewers of the many Kardashian-related reality shows can attest that this isn’t a very romantic union, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble deserve a little credit for making their 25-year age difference work. They’ve been together since 2014, and certainly, Gamble has not been influenced in any way by Jenner’s stature or bank account, right?
Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor
Sarah Paulson, who is best known from the American Horror Story series, has been with fellow actress Holland Taylor for three years. This is a bit surprising given that Paulson is just 42 years old and Taylor is 74. You have to wonder how the two have built such a strong relationship that this difference doesn’t matter.
Bradley Cooper & Suki Waterhouse
Bradley Cooper has quite a youthful look about him, so it’s not surprising that he was able to date a woman 17 years younger than him without making a big fuss over it. The 38-year-old actor started dating Suki Waterhouse, who was 21 at the time, in 2013. However, the two split up after two years. Maybe the age difference played a part in the split?
Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin recently re-entered the limelight with his spot-on impression of Donald Trump. The adventurous actor is also known for being with a much younger woman, as his wife Hilaria is 26 years his junior. The 59-year-old Baldwin and the 33-year-old yoga instructor have been married for six years and have three children together.
Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell
Patrick Stewart is a legend in the film and television business, but he’s not ready to call it a day. He’s been with wife Sunny Ozell since 2008, unconcerned about the 38-year age gap between them. The two have been married since 2013, so it does not seem as if either one is bothered by the nearly four decades between them.
Jeff Goldblum & Emilie Livingston
Jeff Goldblum is widely beloved as a great character actor, budding jazz musician and the star of the Jurassic Park films. When he was 62, he married former Olympic gymnast Emilie Livingston, who was just 31 at the time. They’ve been married for four years now and have two boys together, Charlie Ocean and River Joe.
Celine Dion & Rene Angelil
You won’t find many age differences bigger than the 26 years between these two. Singer Celine Dion and Rene Angelil were together for over 30 years, though. When Rene passed away in 2016, it highlighted one of the only real drawbacks with large age gaps: he was 73 years old and she was just 47, so she was destined to outlive him by a fairly sizable margin.
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith come from vastly different worlds. He’s an Irish actor known for playing James Bond, while she’s a journalist from the United States. He’s also 11 years older than her, but they have never let that difference come between them. They’ve been together for 24 years and married for 17.
James McAvoy & Anne-Marie Duff
The age difference between these two was only nine years, but it’s notable as one of the relatively few cases where an older woman in Hollywood was with a younger man. The two were married for ten years until 2016 and they have a son together. They met on the set of Shameless and appear to have a healthy relationship even as a divorced couple.
Jerry Hall & Rupert Murdoch
Jerry Hall is no stranger to age differences, as she was with Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, who is 12 years older than her, for over 20 years. She really stepped it up with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, however. Rupert is 25 years older than her and is just a few years from his 90th birthday.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres has a youthful look to her, so it’s hard to believe that she’s actually 59 years old! Her wife, Portia de Rossi, is just 44, but they’ve been together for 14 years, so it obviously is not an issue for the two of them. They got married in 2008 and they have lived happily together since, making a home for themselves in California.
Hugh Jackman & Deborra Lee-Furness
Before Hugh Jackman took on the role that would make him a superstar, he married Deborra Lee-Furness in 1996, despite her being 13 years older than him. Since then, through all the fame and fortune from his roles as Wolverine in the X-Men films and other big projects, they’ve stayed together. The two have a pair of adopted children together, as well.
Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher
Eddie Murphy has long been known as one of the funniest men in Hollywood, and he has the bank account to match. Aside from his high-profile starring roles and earnings, he has also been known for relationships with Spice Girl Mel B. and ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. He’s now with Australian model Paige Butcher, who is 18 years his junior. They had their first child together in 2016.