The world is filled with many love stories of people going the extra mile and ditching the status quo to be fused as one with their partners. But the most striking of them comes in defying stereotypes where the man is supposed to be older than his love interest – potential wife at best. However, love is fond of breaking rules and will continue to break them. These celebrities have proven that age is just a number and the pictures show how men and women are picking hot older partners to spend the rest of their lives with. We don’t know if there’s a special thrill in dating an older woman or a younger man, but these celebs are making the prospects more enticing. They are making people more confident about dating or marrying their love interests without age barriers. So here we go…
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck – 3 Years
Well, this is a bit moderate with the star singer and actress, Lopez giving her hubby an overlap of 3 years in age difference. So Jennifer is 51 and her husband who is stylishly known as Bennifer is 48 meaning they are both in different eras when it comes to age.
The duo thinks age is just two digits and has nothing to do with them loving passionately and having plans to build a blended family together. Both have been in an off-and-on relationship since 2003, and are back for good this time, each with a sizable family to blend with.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble – 25 years
At 25 years apart, Corey is dating a grandmother and she made it a point of duty to thank him during his 40th birthday for always being there for her, her kids, and her grandchildren. Jenner started dating Gamble in 2014 and they’ve been together ever since.
Jenner is currently 65 and Corey is 40, which means they are going to be blending two separate families should they legalize their union. It’s no longer taboo to have your woman older than you. These celebs are driving this point home every day at turbo jet speeds.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles – 10 Years
Seasoned actress and movie director, Olivia Wilde split up with her husband Sudeikis and went for a fresher partner in Harry Styles who’s a singer cum actor she once directed. She’s 36 and he’s 26, with 6 in common, they’re happy together.
What if she grows older than him and begins to look like his mum? Well, that’s a question for time to answer, for now, both are living their best lives and enjoying the moment. Age is just a number no matter how far apart.
Britney Spears and Sam Ashgari – 12 Years
Now it gets extreme with 12 years apart between these two amazing couples. Sam is 12 years younger than the woman who’s supposed to submit to him as his wife. Where are the rules of marriage? Out the window, if you ask me.
The duo has been together for quite a while but got engaged in September of 2021. Their wedding bells are probably being cleansed for action and they have no issues with the age overlap that’s enough to complete two college degrees and two master’s.
Madonna and the Unbelievable, Williams – 35 years
His name is Ahlamalik Williams but no subheading will be more apt than adding his identity with the prefix “the unbelievable”. 35 years gap is the space between a grandmum and a grandson. But that’s what we see between Madonna and Williams which is almost unbelievable.
Madonna, 63, and the 27-year-old dancer have been together since 2019 and we are presuming they are having plans to tie the knot. But nobody will have the guts to talk about ages when they decide to walk down the aisle because you’d be embarrassed to even mention it. Love is love and 63/27 is just math. Madonna has been in 11 different relationships, all with men younger than her.
Hugh Jackman and Deborah-Lee Furness – 13 years
Jackman met Deborah in 1995 while he was on set for the movie Corelli and perhaps he forgot to ask how old she was. We are guessing when he realized he was 13 years younger, he shrugged it off because he knew she was going to be his wife two weeks after they met.
Four months into their relationship, Jackman went on one knee across 13 years to propose and she accepted while smiling through the 13 years of distance to be his wife. They are both happy together with two kids. It’s just a number, come on…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – 3 Years
Even the prince wasn’t spared in the battle between love and age, and love won by 3 years. Yeah, Meghan is older than the Duke of Sussex by 3 years but you won’t figure it out without this revelation. The British prince looks older and the Duchess younger, so why should anyone care about the numbers?
It’s a single digit 3, and love has four letters which are more. Love always wins and both look absolutely stunning together. I guess they barely remember the age gap between them because love is filling that gap and making the lines barely visible.
Shakira and Gerard Pique – 10 years
A decade is what you’d find in between star singer Shakira and Gerard Pique. Both are celebs, while Gerard is a legendary footballer with Barcelona, and Shakira is a Colombia music superstar. Both have been together for 12 years, 2 years more than the age gap between them.
However, things are sour between them as a divorce is in motion at the moment. Be rest assured the divorce is not connected to anything with the numbers between them, it’s the usual betrayal thing. Or what do we even know?
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes – 6 years
Eva Mendes is 6 years older than her husband, Canadian actor, Ryan Gosling whom she met in 2011. The duo is unbreakable to date and has produced two fruits out of the union to bond them further – two daughters actually.
After two failed relationships with fellow acting stars, Gosling ended up with another actress in Eva Mendes, and this time, he felt something deeper. This one was for keeps he probably said to himself and age will have to shut up.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden – 7 Years
If there’s an age gap between actress Cameron Diaz and her husband, Benji, it’s quite sneaky and they both look like age mates. But the evergreen actress saw the world first and waited 6 whole years for her husband to emerge.
It’s barely talked about these days, I mean the age difference because there are more interesting things to discuss, like the birth of their first child in 2020 named Raddix after they got married in 2015. The duo is quite elusive but their union is admirable.
Allison Janney and Philip Joncas – 20 Years
Star actress, Allison, and her boyfriend Philip Joncas met in 2012 while on set but started dating a few years later. They made their relationship public in 2015 with a red-carpet appearance and have since been a lovely couple.
Love is truly disruptive and can hold you down in places or with people you least expected. Allison Janney knows this first hand, but more importantly, her husband Phillip Joncas is the best to talk about the distortive nature of love since he accepted to marry a woman 20 years older.
Gabrielle Union and Wade Dwayne – 9 Years
Famous African-American actress, Gabrielle Union started dating her heartthrob, Dwayne Wade in 2008. 6 years later, they realized going forward is the only way and so they got married in 2014 to the man who was supposed to be older ditching the rules by being 9 years younger.
They look pretty adorable together and things got awesome when they had a baby Kaavia in 2018. The couple is African-American and they are almost looking like siblings with only a year apart between them. 9 years is enough time to be older than someone, but it’s negligible in this union.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor – 32 Years
While getting married to a partner same sex as you is not something that happens every day, this duo takes it up a notch by getting married with an age overlap of 32 years. If any party were younger than 18, it would have raised eyebrows.
But they are adults and know what’s best for them. When Sarah first met Taylor in 2005, she admitted she’s seen the most beautiful lady in her life, and her object of interest didn’t mind the age gap one bit. They are super happy together.
Katie Holmes and Bobby Wooten Jr – 10 Years
Katie Holmes appears to have a thing for younger men and also a thing for men bearing the “Jr” suffix in their names. She re-established the fetish with musician Bobby Wooten Jr after things went sour with her last boyfriend, a New York chef, Emilio Vitolo Jr.
She’s 43 and her current partner is 33, at least they have the number 3 in common, but Katie seems to be particular about her fetish because her last boyfriend was also 10 years younger than her. Two love interests, 10 years younger, and with “Jr” in their names. Awesome…
Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus – 14 Years
Oscar Award winner, Mira Sorvino saw no reason why 14 years apart should stand in the way of the love she has for the actor, Christopher Backus and we saw no reason as well. At the time they started dating, she was 36 and he was 22, both were already adults.
They got married in 2004 with a 14-year gap, and all the hush tones around it pocketed to the letter. Now they have four children together and the prospects of Mira looking older than Sorvino in time weren’t considered.
Sienna Miller and Olu Green – 15 Years
American Sniper Actress, Sienna Miller is dating Oli Green, a model-actor who’s younger than her by 15 years. That’s almost half her age at 41. And the interesting part is that they have no issues flaunting their love life to the world.
One young blood surely deserves another and Sienna agrees with it because she’s dated or even said to be engaged with a book editor, Lucas Zwiner who was 10 years younger back in 2020. She’s at it again with her full chest.
Kate Beckinsale and Goody Grace – 24 Years
How many years is enough to stop two love-struck adults from spending their lives together in bliss and peace? 10, 20, 24? None apparently and that’s what we see here with Kate Beckinsale and her Canadian love interest Goody Grace.
Kate is 46 and he is just 22, which is just 4 years after he became an adult at 18. But here’s the interesting part, Goody is just a year and a half older than Kate’s daughter, Lily Sheen who’s 21 years old. It’s not the first time Kate will be a dating younger guy. She dated two before Goody Grace and both relationships did hit the rocks, perhaps age was the cause, we don’t know.
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz – 16 Years
In her exact words in 2018, “My boyfriend is many years younger than I am and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it, that’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it”. That’s just an excerpt, but in the end, she said happiness matters more to her than age.
The German supermodel married her husband Tom Kaulitz in 2019 when she was 45 and he was 29. Tom is her third husband and she doesn’t have to think about the age gap between them because now she’s super happy. That’s what matters.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas – 10 Years
Famous Indian actress, Priyanka Chopra was just friends with Nick Jonas, luckily he wasn’t friend-zoned and the friendship graduated into dating. There are 10 years between both with Priyanka taking the larger share of the age. Priyanka was so excited about him that she introduced Nick to her mum barely a few weeks into their dating relationship.
They started dating in 2018, began displaying their sweet-sweet love across the world, got engaged a few months after in July, and got married in December of the same year in India. At the time, the actress was 36 and Nick was 26. They now have a child via surrogate.
Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick – 18 Years
If comedian Kathy Griffin had ever joked about dating a younger man as a woman, the joke’s now on her and she jokes about it all the time. She was 59 in 2020 when marketing executive, Randy Bick married her, and since we are doing jokes, well, she’s a comedian, we’d like to see it as she marries Bick.
Love knows no color, tribe, region, or whatever factor you can think of. Now age is also in the mix as one of the factors that emotional feelings turn a blind eye to. Kathy is happy with her man and 18 years is nothing but just the age when you can vote and be voted for.
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson – 24 Years
Love knows no boundaries and that of first sight is quite intriguing, or divine if you go religious on it. Movie director Sam met her husband Aaron who’s also an actor, a golden globe one at that when he was just 18. She fell in love with him at first sight even though he was stepping his first foot into adulthood.
They met in 2009 and got married in 2012, ditching all the norms surrounding age and partners. They are still married and have two kids together Wylde and Romy. Love indeed meets you in less ideal situations and you can’t help it.
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich – 9 Years
If there’s an age gap between these two you can hardly tell. Perhaps love covers some of the deficiencies it sees when it’s in the picture. Julianne Moore is 9 years younger than her husband whom she met in 1996. Both have been together for 17 years and still counting.
They both have two children – a boy and a girl. Now 9 years might seem a bit fair when you compare some of the gaps we’ve seen, so no one has the right to suggest Julianne is cougar-wannabe or anything of the sort.
Katie Couric and John Molner – 7 Years
TV show host Katie Couric is also one of the victims of love at first sight when she first met John Molner. The duo got married in 2014 after two years of dating and having a romantic life so pleasing, that everyone went green with envy.
But there’s a 7-year gap between and that’s completely normal except for the fact that it is the female gender in the union that gave her male counterpart the 7-year overlap. It’s the love we’re all about here, one that happened on first sighting, so let’s not sweat it.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi – 15 Years
Ellen DeGeneres met Portia in 2000, and both of them couldn’t help but fall head over heels for each other. Oh, what would people say? That never came into the picture, or perhaps it did, but it didn’t matter as they shoved it aside because they were deeply in love.
What’s more remarkable? Ellen was 42 at the time they met, while Portia was 27, making the gap large by 15 years. They got happily married in 2008 after courting for 8 years. They also showed the world another uncommon but incredible dimension of love.
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon – 12 Years
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were in a relationship for 21 years and failed to officially tie the nuptial knots, so naturally, they were regarded as a couple. They met in 1988 and began dating in earnest even as they moved in together and cohabited for 21 years. But what’s more peculiar about their union is the fact that Sarandon is older than Tim by 12 years.
The famous actor, Tim isn’t her first husband, she was first married to Chris Sarandon before she began dating Franco Amuri and ended up with a much younger choice in Tim. Both are revered as one of the most elegant couples in Hollywood. And very few care about the age gap between them because love is in the air.
Renny Harlin and Geena Davis – 4 Years
Finnish film director, screenwriter, and producer, Renny Harlin got married to actress Geena Davis and the marriage lasted for 5 years – one year longer than the age gap between them. Reena was four years younger than his wife who has a history of courting/marrying younger men and he was her third husband.
After the split, Geena went for another young chap, or perhaps the chap came to her, but we do know that she got married to a plastic surgeon 12 years younger than her. Perhaps he might make her appear younger than she is with plastic surgery when she begins to appear older in a bolder way.
Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers – 7 Years
Tom Cruise is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood and this made pretty women available at his beck and call. However, he’s failed to get it right with women. He’s been married and divorced three times but we can only take into account one of his marriages which was the one with actress, Mimi Rogers. Rogers was 7 years older than Tom Cruise.
The duo got married and stayed as a couple from 1987 to 1990 before they split up. That was just four years. Perhaps age no longer became just a number but played a critical factor in splitting them up. These are just suggestions from a random standpoint but whenever a marriage between two people with that kind of age difference heads for the rocks with the man being the younger partner, age should be somewhere in the conflict.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally – 12 Years
Both Nick and Megan are in the movie industry – Hollywood in particular. Both are from the United States, Nick is from Illinois, and Megan is from Los Angeles. But that’s how far their similarities would go compared to the age variance between them which is against the norms. Megan is 12 whopping years older than her husband Nick Offerman.
They’ve been married since 2003 and have been working together on numerous blockbusters in Hollywood. They actually met in a set – The Berlin Circle in 2000, and immediately got attracted to each other without considering their date of birth. Who cares anyway, so long as they are happy together?
Sandro Kopp and Tilda Swinton – 18 Years
Sandro Kopp is happily married to his wife Tilda Swinton and the age overlap between them is enough to birth another adult at 18. While Kopp is a German visual artist, Tilda is an award-winning actress renowned for her roles in movies like the “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Last of England”.
Tilda was married to John Byrne before meeting Sandro and they had twins together, Honor and Xavier. But love happened alongside a couple of other things best known to them. She then found herself in a romantic union with Sandro who ended up being her husband and much younger than she probably imagined she could permit.
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria – 7 Years
Tony Parker is a world-class French basketball player who has played for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. Something else was more pronounced than his flourishing career. It was the fact that he married a lady, Eva Longoria, an actress who is seven years his senior. They met in 2004, got engaged in 2006, and never looked back ever since as they walked down the aisle in 2007.
But the marriage wasn’t one that’s forever and for always as it ended in 2011 on the grounds of infidelity from both sides. Both are leading separate marital lives as they moved on quickly to explore other options that love presented them with.
Shirish Kunder and Farah – 9 Years
Kunder is a household name in Bollywood and has been involved in a couple of movie productions in India. His marriage to Indian choreographer and director Farah Khan was an amazing one. Farah was 9 years older than him which didn’t matter but eyes were sent rolling, 9 years is quite a lot but love is much more.
The duo met on set in 2004 for the movie “Main Hoon Na” and they wasted no time in getting married that same year. The universe smiled at their union and gifted them triplets – a boy and two girls which is the perfect way to avoid family planning forever. Age was trumped and both are still living together and happily married.
Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson
The sister to the world’s legend of pop, Michael Jackson couldn’t escape the emerging trend of dating younger men. Janet Jackson was 8 years older than Qatari businessman, Wissam Al Mana. The billionaire businessman who is renowned across the middle east for his staggering wealth and influence didn’t think younger females were super-hot or anything.
He opted for a woman 8 years his senior, and Janet couldn’t care less. Even if they both did, there was nothing they could do about it. They were in love and they got married in 2003. But the relationship couldn’t sail further in 2017 when they parted ways. The fruit of their union was a son, Eissa who was born in the same year they decided to split.
Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte – 24 Years
This is perhaps the most eye-popping of them all because it’s the president of France and the president of the love capital of the world. It’s even more interesting with the numbers. 24 years apart in age from his wife was something worth furrowing the brows but he’s the one with the lesser number which heightens the peculiarity.
Macron met his wife Trogneux when he was 15. She was his school teacher and he decided he was going to marry her. But that wouldn’t be possible until he was 18 and his parent disapproved of the union. So Macron and Trogneux parted ways and she even got married. But love will always find you, so they found themselves again and got married in 2007 when Trogneux divorced her husband. Macron is the youngest in his family. His wife and stepson are both older than him. Incredible right?
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet – 12 Years
Aquaman actor, model, and movie producer, Jason Momoa met his wife, Lisa Bonet who was also an actress in 2005. They didn’t head for the altar immediately but they had a child, Lola Lolani, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf in 2007 and 2008 respectively. It’s worthy of note that Lisa Bonet is 12 years older than the heavily built Game of Thrones actor.
They officially got married in 2017 and many believed they’ve been married since 2007 when they had their first child. That’s a story for another day, we are only concerned about the 12 years gap that loves defiled and made these two inseparable items.
David Arquette and Courteney Cox – 7 Years
David Arquette is many things in one. He’s an actor, film director, producer, fashion designer, and an erstwhile WWE wrestler. He married his wife, Courteney Cox in 1999. She was also famous and even more famous for her role in the sensational epic sitcom “Friends”. Cox is 7 years older than her husband of many repertoires and the age factor was once again dealt with a heavy blow.
However, things went south with the marriage when Cox filed for divorce perhaps realizing she was too old for him but that was questionable as she went ahead to date another younger man 12 years younger than her. We think there’s an addiction that comes with being a responsible and stylish cougar.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey – 10 Years
You can label them a power couple and you won’t be wrong. Look at their combined global status and fame. Nick Cannon is a comedian, rapper, movie director, record producer, actor, screenwriter, and radio/TV personality. Mariah on the other hand is one of the world’s most successful female singers with over 200 million copies of her record sold globally.
But here’s the part where it gets phenomenal. Mariah is 10 years older than Nick her husband which calls for some facial expressions. The duo got married at her private estate in the Bahamas, perhaps the choice of the wedding was because she was older and more successful. They married in 2008 and divorced in 2016 after having twin babies together.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore – 15 Years
Here’s another celebrity couple with an age gap worth giving a second look and thought. 15 years apart is what we see between the ages of actress Demi Moore and her husband Ashton Kutcher. She was formerly married to Bruce Wills who was way older than her and that was fairly normal. They were a couple for thirteen years until they called it quits after having three daughters.
Demi moved on and found love in Ashton who is 15 years younger in contrast to the age gap her previous husband gave her. They got married in 2005, and her ex-husband Wills attended the wedding to show his solidarity with their union. But the solidarity was shortened when Ashton filed for a divorce and succeeded in 2013. What’s with celebrities and divorce anyway?
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
If you’ve seen the movies X-men, Van Helsing, and Prisoner, then Hugh Jackman is a familiar face, and not just because you’ve seen these movies, he’s indeed popular. His marriage to Furness is also a popular one if you consider that he’s 13 years younger than his wife. Furness is also an actress and the duo met in 1995 when they were at work. You know, falling in love on set is pretty common.
Their marriage is still one of the most admired in the industry even though she’s had a couple of miscarriages and failed to bear children in her womb. They’ve adopted kids and are living happily ever since. They still look hot together and you’ll never imagine the age gap.
Jada Pinkett and August Alsina – 21 Years
This list won’t be complete without some dating spice in the mix. One of the biggest volts of controversies to hit the American showbiz was the confession of Jada Pinkett, Will Smith’s wife. She came clean on dating August Alsina, a friend to Will Smith’s son who was 21 years her junior.
August was 27 at the time, and Jada was 48, still fresh and hot. They began their romantic entanglement when Jada and Will Smith were having issues that led to them splitting for a while. So while the break lasted, Jada made do with an entanglement for an undisclosed number of years.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bedjima – 14 Years
The Kardashians have a knack for courting attention that they already have. The dating preference or perhaps romantic choices of these elite entertainment ladies have always raised eyebrows. Kourtney Kardashian was reported to have been dating a man younger than her by 14 years in 2016 when she was 40. His name is Younes Bendjima, a 26-year-old model.
But it won’t be the first time she will be doing this. She has reportedly dated one Luka Sabbat who was just 22 years old, and according to reports, she’s a verified cougar who doesn’t see herself in the 40s age bracket, but feels so young and prefers younger men.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel – 9 Years
The Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel found love in the arms of an older woman who’s older than him by 9 years. She’s Miranda Kerr and a celeb at that. The Australian supermodel initially never wanted the relationship because she felt he was way too young despite being cute and cool.
But love is not yours to decide and so she yielded. They are married with two kids and Miranda says Evan acts like he is 50 although he is 29. They met in 2015 and have been awesome together defying all marital odds around age brackets and differences.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake – 9 Years
Asides from Madonna and Jennifer Lopez, Diaz is another celeb who has a rich history of dating younger dudes. She once dated Justin Timberlake when the rap superstar was just 22 years and she was 31. They had a sweet thing going, but as we’ve seen from these relationships, they all have short lifespans.
Cameron Diaz and Timberlake have since separated and she’s now with Benji Madden who’s younger by 6 years. When asked about her relationship with Timberlake she said” It’s not like this is the first time in the history of human relationships that people were drawn to one another because of who they are, not what age they are”.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart – 18 Years
Jennifer is back on the list with her flair for younger men and this was before she started going moderate on the age gap. Here she was hot on the numbers and 18 years was the age gap she gave her boyfriend Casper Smart when they started dating in 2011. She was 42 and he was 24.
Casper was her backup dancer and he danced his way into her heart and that age difference couldn’t stand in the way. They however called it quits in 2014, and separated finally in 2016. Lopez says it’s about the person and not about the age. That’s true. Love without numbers.
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid – 12 Years
Friends star, Courteney Cox after parting ways with her ex-husband, David Arquette who was 7 years younger than her, went on to date another younger man who was this time, 12 years younger. She is 56 and her partner is a 44-year patrol musician named Johnny McDaid.
They first met in 2013, took a break for a while in 2015, and got back together in 2016. Her previous marriage according to her collapsed on the weight of the age gap between them. Now she has a bigger weight to carry, almost twice the previous.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson – 7 Years
Remember the Kardashians are infamous for dating younger men and here’s another validation. It’s Khloe who’s 36 and her husband is 29. He’s an NBA and a reality star as well. Their relationship hasn’t been all rosy, but they are still together not minding the 7 years’ lacuna between them.
They have a daughter together named True and they are planning on having another child to give True a sibling. This union is admirable and you can feel the happiness when these two are out with their daughter. Love is true, numbers don’t count, and they have True with them.