30 Celeb Couples Who Prove Age is Just a Number
People say that love doesn’t have a number. And we totally get that. It's true! It doesn’t matter if someone is five or ten years apart, or even if they’re 30 years or 40 years apart. Loving someone is about loving who they are and you can have a connection with someone of any legal age. Although it's not common to be dating someone half your age in the regular world, In the world of celebrity - it's business as usual.
Celebs are known for dating people that are half their age or more. With all their wealth, status and good looks, it's like they are on a whole other level. Today, we’re going to go over some celebs that fell head over heels for someone much younger than they are. Some of these couples are equally famous, while others got quite a boost in status. But as long as they're happy, what does it matter? These successful marriages are proving to the world that age is indeed, just a number!
Let's take a look at these 30 celebrity couples who may be far in age but are close in love. For some of these couples, you won't even believe the age difference!
Katharine McPhee & David Foster
The couple, 34 years apart in age, were engaged during a trip to Italy in July 2018. The following year, the two had a beautiful ceremony in London. This is Foster’s fifth marriage, while it’s only McPhee’s second. The couple is still very much together and very much in love, celebrating their third year of marriage in 2022.
However, McPhee was honest about reservations she had early in the relationship, saying, "It took me a while to kind of come around to really want to have a real, serious relationship because I was very concerned with what people would think [...] Obviously there's always unforeseen things, like in any marriage, any relationship no matter what the age difference is."
Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell
Stewart, an actor, and Ozell, a musician, are 39 years apart in age and have been married since 2013. While the couple is happy, it doesn’t come without struggles. Stewart has gone on record to say that it’s weird his “father-in-law is five years younger than me... but calls me son.”
The unlikely couple met in 2008 in New York City, where Stewart was working in a performance of Macbeth. At the time, Ozell was a waitress and wanted to see the show. When Stewart gave her his phone number, she thought it was strictly because of she was seeking tickets, but it turns out he had more up his sleeve than that!
Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor
Paulson and Taylor, with a 32-year age difference between them, are still pretty tech-savvy. The pair began dating after exchanging Twitter direct messages. Since they got together, they’ve made LGBTQ+ relationships more prominent in Hollywood. Paulson has proven herself a highly successful actress on hit shows like American Horror Story and films like 12 Years a Slave.
When they began their relationship, Taylor was shocked at the attention it received in the press. She said, "I'm from an older generation and for me it's quite surprising how people talk about personal things of any kind in the press [...] Sarah, of course, is from a different generation, she's very much of today. It was hard for me at first to go through that membrane of being a private person. But it's been good for me to do it in such a lovely way."
Jerry Seinfeld & Jessica Seinfeld
The famous sitcom star Jerry Seinfeld married someone 17 years his junior. The couple has proven that age is just a number since they’ve been married since 1999 and have been happy the whole way. They have three children together. The couple seems to be happy to this very day.
When the couple first met, Jessica had just married her first husband a month earlier, but it quickly became clear that things weren't going to work out between them. The couple began dating and were quickly engaged only about a year after the two had first met, with plenty of tabloid coverage to boot.
Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Actor Statham and model-turned-actor Huntington-Whiteley have been engaged since 2016. They are just two months shy of being 20 years apart in age. Statham and Whiteley met while filming Transformers in 2010, meaning they’ve been together for nearly a decade. In 2017, Statham and Huntington-Whiteley had a baby boy, and then in 2022, a baby girl.
Despite the fact that hardly any of Statham's characters are easygoing and fun-loving, Huntington Whiteley, saw through all that to who he really was. She said, "I remember calling my friend the next day and just being like, 'Wow, he's so unexpectedly not who I thought he'd be. He's so grounded and humble, he's really fun and charismatic and energetic.' Those were all things I just wasn't expecting about him and what drew me to him."
Hugh Grant & Anna Eberstein
Grant and Eberstein were married in May of 2018. Though a first marriage at age 57 may seem unusual, Grant has found true love with someone 18 years his junior. Hugh Grant hasn’t always been great in relationships, but reports claim Eberstein "tamed" Grant. This happy couple now has three children together.
Grant has been especially private about this relationship, but it seems that couple have been together since at least 2012, when Eberstein gave birth to their first child together. However, it seems that the press were left completely in the dark about this until 2014 when they discovered his name on the children's birth certificates.
Aaron & Sam Taylor-Johnson
Unlike many on this list, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is younger than his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson. Aaron’s wife is 23 years old, but that doesn’t stop them. They have two children together, and Sam has two from a previous marriage. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is known for roles in films like Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Nocturnal Animals.
Aaron credits his experience growing up in Hollywood as the reason he found himself drawn to someone so much older than him. He said, "When I met Sam I’d already lived a life far beyond that of most of my contemporaries — I didn’t relate to anyone my age. I just feel that we’re on the same wavelength."
Leonardo DiCaprio & Camila Morrone
DiCaprio is well-known for dating various supermodels, some much younger than himself but that love is just skin-deep. This romance between actor DiCaprio and model Morrone happens to be a 22-year age difference. They started dating in December 2017, but DiCaprio has yet to announce their relationship publicly. That being said, they seem pretty serious.
While outsiders might not like it, the age difference doesn't seem to have fazed the couple. In 2019, Morrone said, "There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps. I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date."
Mick Jagger & Melanie Hamrick
A whopping 43 years separate Mick Jagger and ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick. The couple had their first child together in December of 2016, meaning things are pretty serious. Recently, their son Devereaux was spotted rocking out at a Rolling Stones concert. Guess that apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree!
According to sources close to the couple, they couldn't be happier. Hamrick helped Jagger recover from his heart surgery in 2019, and since his recovery the two of them (and their son, Deveraux) have been spotted vacationing on the beach and just looking like one big, happy family.
David Hasselhoff & Hayley Roberts
There are 28 years separating Hasselhoff and his Welsh wife, Hayley Roberts. They had a stunning Italian wedding in July 2018. The couple met in 2011 when Hasselhoff was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, and Roberts approached him for an autograph. Reports say he would only give her one in exchange for her number. Smooth, Hasselhoff.
Even Hasselhoff himself was a bit stunned when Roberts agreed to marry him. He said, "When she said, ‘Yes’ – because she’s 27 years younger – I was blown away," and, "We didn’t really think about getting married." They might not be the most conventional couple, but something is clearly working.
Richard Gere & Alejandra Silva
In a secret ceremony in April 2018, Gere married Spanish activist Silva who is 33 years younger. They had dated since 2014. The following year, the pair had their first child together. Both Gere and Silva also have children from a previous marriage, so they now have a big happy family.
It seems the two are really in love. Silva said, "Love stories with a complicated beginning, where you have to overcome difficulties together, can bring you closer. I'm sure I did [have some doubts] at some point. In the beginning, he was more convinced than me. But from very early on, we felt that we were destined to be together."
Arlene Silver & Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke was one of the most notable television celebrities of the 20th century but it took him till the next one to find true love. The couple, 45 years apart in age, have been married since 2012.
Van Dyke has said that marrying Silver was “one of the smartest moves I ever made.” Silver said much the same, saying, “I went through a lot of frogs to get my prince.” How adorable!
Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin
Stallone and Flavin may have a 22-year age gap, but they’ve been together for over 30 years. It wasn’t all amazing, though. In 1994, Stallone dumped her by sending her a six-page letter via FedEx. They spent a year apart but ultimately got back together by 1995. They were married by 1997.
It seems like Stallone finally has his head on straight, because this is what he had to say about his wife--"I’ve never had more fun. I learned that from my wife... It took me 19 years to realize she’s always right. I realized that women have a knack, at least Jennifer, for making incredibly erudite, wise, smart decisions. I always leap without looking. She always looks and never leaps. She’s incredibly safe."
Tony Bennett & Susan Crow
Even though they are 40 years apart, Bennett and Crow dated for nearly 20 years before marrying in 2007. Apparently, Bennett admitted to People that he met his wife before she was even born! Marion, Susan Crow’s mother, was pregnant with her when she met Tony Bennett backstage one night.
Even though Bennett is battling an Alzheimer's diagnosis, it's clear he still loves his wife very much, tweeting, "Life is a gift - even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to Susan and my family for their support." Hopefully they are making the most of the time they have left together.
Steven Tyler & Aimee Ann Preston
Tyler and Preston, 39 years apart in age, have been dating since 2014, two years after she began work as his assistant. Aimee Anne Preston worked hand-in-hand with Tyler for a long time before the two moved onto something a little more. Now they are going strong as a couple.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get enough of this couple, you're in luck. The two are very active on social media (especially Instagram), where they share more than enough photos of their blissful life together. It might be sweet, but, if anything, they should be toning down the PDA!
Billy Joel & Alexis Roderick
Joel and his fourth wife Roderick, who started dating in 2009, have been married since 2015 and are 33 years apart. Billy Joel has three children, including one from a previous marriage. Their most recent child was born in 2017. We for one couldn't be happier to see these too doing so well.
The two seem to be stronger than ever, and it sure seems like true love. Billy Joel had this heartfelt (and colorful) quote to express his feelings, "You can have all the money in the world, you can have mansions, you can have properties, you can have yachts, you can have limousines, you can have motorcycles, but without love, it doesn’t mean a godd*mn thing."
Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart
After meeting at the 2002 Golden Globes, Ford and Flockhart married in 2010. They are 22 years apart in age. Ford came into the marriage with four children, and Flockhart had one adopted son. The couple has been tested time and time again, especially following a plane crash in 2015, which left Ford with a broken back, shattered ankle and pelvis, and a head wound.
Some people might take issue with the large gap between their ages, but it clearly isn't a problem for the couple at all. Flockhart said, "It doesn’t faze me. Sometimes I even say, ‘Wow, I keep forgetting that he’s 22 years older than me’. It doesn’t factor into our relationship at all."
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
Douglas and Zeta-Jones share the same birthday, September 25, but 25 years apart. The two are a Hollywood power couple. Douglas isn’t afraid to gush about his wife. He told People when they first met, Douglas told Zeta-Jones that he would be the father of her children. Guess he was right!
The couple recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary during lockdown, and Zeta-Jones had this to say--"It would be nice to get all our friends together in one space, but we're not doing that until we're completely out of the woods. So I will raise my mask and let my husband passionately kiss me, then I will put it firmly back on."
Jeff Goldblum & Emilie Livingston
Married since 2014, actor Goldblum and former Olympian Livingston are a few months over 30 years apart in age. The way they met is almost like a romantic comedy. He saw her from across a crowded room, and he marched up to her, entranced. It was love at first sight!
The couple currently have two children and seem to be quite the happy little family. It's unknown if Livingston has been married in the past, but as for Goldblum, he has two previous marriages. One to actress Patricia Gaul from 1980 to 1985, and a second, from 1987 to 1991 with actress Geena Davis.
Annette Bening & Warren Beatty
Many marriages in Hollywood don’t last long, but Beatty and Bening are the exceptions. They were married in 1992 and are 21 years apart in age. Bening has said there is no secret to their long-lasting marriage. Instead, she credited their family for bringing joy into both their lives.
In addition to the age gap, people found the fact that Warren Beatty was getting married at all to be shocking. However, he knew it was time. “It didn’t really surprise me. I always felt I wasn’t trying to avoid marriage, I was trying to avoid divorce. I had no doubt when I met Annette that it was time to get married.”
Don McLean & Paris Dylan
“American Pie” singer Don McLean was spotted in 2018 with a 24-year-old model, Paris Dylan. Despite being 49 years apart, McLean regularly tweets about Dylan, captioning the pictures with sweet nothings. Dylan has also called McLean the “love of my life.” Let's hope it stays that way and they really can prove that age is just a number.
Her unusual relationship isn't the only newsworthy thing about Dylan's life, either. In 2017, she was on an episode of Catfish where she was being tricked by a Canadian woman claiming to be a professional athlete. Things got real crazy, and the woman was eventually charged with fraud and sentenced to prison.
Mel Gibson & Rosalind Ross
Mel Gibson has had a number of rocky relationships, so when he stepped out with Rosalind Ross, it raised eyebrows. Part of this was due to the fact they are 35 years apart. We’re not sure how much longer they’ll stay together as Ross recently called off their wedding following an “explosive” fight.
The couple met in 2014, which was only a few years after Gibson's very public and messy breakup with Oksana Grigorieva, who accused the actor and director of alcoholism and domestic abuse. Despite the bad end to that relationship, this one seems at least a little better than the previous.
Alec & Hilaria Baldwin
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin are a happy couple, but it’s clear that there’s an age difference. In fact, there’s a 26-year age difference. Still, the two have kept busy! They have five children together, and all of them accompany Baldwin’s 23-year-old daughter from his first marriage. We're sure this one will work out!
In 2019, the couple lost a child, and Hilaria credits their large family for helping them through, saying, "Our children were brave during our time of tremendous grief — braver than us...and they held out hope. To experience and accept life's ups and downs is challenging, but a reality that all of us have no choice but to receive and process. I have learned that often our children are wiser than we are and their wisdom has guided us."
Brittany Furlan & Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee, the Motley Crue drummer, and Brittany Furlan, Vine star, are 24 years apart. That being said, they met in a very modern way. They began chatting on Instagram and soon decided to meet up. After that, they quickly fell for each other. By 2018, they would be married, making this his fourth marriage.
This is Furlan's first marriage, and she clearly finds it to be a positive force in her life, saying, "I can’t believe I went from the most depressed, lonely girl, thinking I would die alone with my dogs to getting married in 4 days…wow." And, "Best day of my life!!!! I can’t wait to get to spend forever with my best friend."
Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher
Eddie Murphy is one busy guy. He’s only been married once, but his second wedding could be on the way. The lucky gal is Paige Butcher, who is 18 years younger. Between her and his other marriage, he has a total of 10 children. The dude keeps busy to say the least but he's happy and that's all that matters.
However, he's made it clear that, though he loves his wife, his kids still come first, saying, "The brightest part of my life is my kids […] My world revolves around them." And, "I do love my family and kids and I love being around them. And I’m always there with them."
Dennis Quaid & Laura Savoie
Headlines reported in 2019 that Dennis Quaid was going to get married to Laura Savoie, who is 39 years younger than him. It’s like a real-life Parent Trap! Co-star Elaine Hendrix tweeted the headline with the caption, “Watch out for those twins” (a Parent Trap reference). Apparently, Savoie was taking a photo of the two when he pulled out the ring. Pleased to say the least, Savoie fell down and accepted. And indeed, they married in 2020.
Quaid has been married before, but he thinks this one is different. He was first married to actress PJ Soles from 1978 to 1983. He then tied the knot with Meg Ryan in 1991, but they divorced in 2001. Finally, he married realtor Kimberly Quaid in 2004 and divorced her in 2018.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman, aka Wolverine, is almost ageless himself but unlike many celebrities, he hasn't been searching for a younger and younger wife. No, in this case, it seems he got it right the first time as he has been married to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996. They have an age difference of almost 13 years between the two of them.
Like Jackman, Deborra Lee Furness is an Australian actress as well as a producer. Together Jackman and Furness starred in the television series Correlli in 1995 where they met. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have two children together. After two miscarriages, Jackman and Furness adopted a son in 2000 and a daughter in 2005.
Derek and Hannah Jeter
The 14-time All-Star player and five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter has been married to model and Project Runway television host Hannah Davis (now Hannah Jeter) since 2016. There is an age difference of about 16 years between the couple, once again showing us that age is just a number.
The former baseball player had begun dating Hannah Jeter in 2012 and the two became engaged in 2015. After getting married, they had their first daughter together in 2017, then another in 2019, and another in 2021. Now working as a businessman, and Hannah, a model, the two are raking in millions, which should be plenty enough to raise their three daughters.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are one of the biggest power couples in the music business. Selling millions of records and making headlines, again and again, most people don't even stop to think about the age difference. You might not even be aware that there's an age difference of about 12 years.
The couple has been happily married since 2008. Having met while collaborating on the song "'03 Bonnie & Clyde, " Beyoncé appeared as Jay-Z's girlfriend in the music video, and thus life imitated art - or perhaps art imitated life - but only they know that. Regardless, they now have three children together including their first-born daughter Blue Ivy.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Two-time Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner rose to prominence in the late '80s and divorced his wife of almost 16 years in 1994. And then it wouldn't be until 10 years later, in 2004, that he would marry again - this time to Christine Baumgartner, a successful model and handbag designer.
Born in 1974, Baumgartner is 19 years younger than Kevin Costner but they both look great for their age, so you probably couldn't tell that just by looking at them. The two had been in a relationship since 1999, although they had met much earlier They now share three children together, as well as four others from Costner's previous relationships.