Age is just a number when it comes to love. You have probably been in a relationship or known someone in a relationship where there is an age difference, and it was not a big deal. While some people might question a significant age gap, it is normal for others. In Hollywood, it is more common for couples to have considerable age gaps. These celebrity couples have many years between them, but it might have caused their love to fail. Continue reading to see if the age gap helped or hurt these celebrity couples.
1. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor: 32 Years
This might come as a surprise because not many fans know that Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have been together since 2015. They have the perfect romance despite the 32 year age difference.
The pair met at a dinner party while they were both in serious relationships. Eventually, they found their way into each other's lives, and the rest is history.
2. Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell: 38 Years
With one of the largest age gaps on our list, Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell have a 38 year age difference. The two started dating in 2008, and their relationship grew over the years.
The couple got married in 2013, and they are still going strong. They do not define love by age, so it is not part of their problem.
3. Celine Dion and Rene Angelil: 26 Years
Celine Dion and Rene Angelil got married in 1984, and Dion was 26 years younger than him. The age difference never seemed to affect their relationship.
Sadly, in 2016 Angelil passed away from throat cancer, but Dion's heart will go on. They had three children together, and the family keeps his memory alive.
4. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: 15 Years
These two are probably the most loved couple in Hollywood. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been together since 2004, and they have shared their special romance with the world ever since.
The couple got married in 2008, and they have not noticed the 15 year age gap between them. They are so supportive of each other, and it is lovely to see how happy they are.
5. Elton John and David Furnish: 15 Years
The music legend, Elton John, is 15 years senior to his partner David Furnish. They have known each other for over two decades, and do not let age define them.
They were one of the first same-sex couples to form a civil partnership under UK law before marriage became legal in 2014.
6. Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z: 12 Years
Beyonce and Jay Z are one of the most well-known couples in Hollywood. This musical power couple has been together since 2008, and they have a 12 year age gap.
The couple shares three children, Blue, Rumi, and Sir Carter, who are just as famous as their parents.
7. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster: 27 Years
Although there is a 27 year age difference, rocker Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster make their relationship work.
Stewart lived up to his song "Forever Young" legacy when he welcomed a son with Lancaster at the age of 66.
8. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves: 14 Years
In 2006, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves met and have been inseparable since. There is a 14 year age difference, but they have never acknowledged it because they are so in love, and age doesn't matter.
McConaughey proposed to Alves on Christmas day in 2011, and they married less than a year later. They have three children and currently live in Austin, Texas.
9. Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver: 46 Years
Dick Van Dyke is a Hollywood legend and he also has the largest age gap on this list. He and his wife Arlene Silver are 46 years apart in age.
The couple married in 2012 after meeting at the SAG Awards. Silver was not even born when Van Dyke starred in the classic movie, Mary Poppins.
10. Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife: 23 Years
After getting divorced from her husband of 12 years, Kate Beckinsale started dating Matt Rife. People were a bit confused because Beckinsale was 44, and Rife was only 21. There was a 23 year age difference.
They tried to make their romance work, but in 2017 they broke up. Sadly, their significant age gap did not help their relationship blossom.
11. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham: 20 Years
This British power couple could not be any more beautiful. They first got together in 2010, and people have been fascinated by their romance ever since.
Although the couple has a 20 year age difference, that has not affected their relationship. The couple welcomed a son in 2017 and he is beautiful just like his parents.
12. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: 11 Years
Brangelina was once the "it" couple in Hollywood when they started dating after meeting on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. In 2014 they decided to get married, and few people knew that they were 11 years apart in age.
Throughout their relationship, they adopted six children, but eventually, they realized they couldn't make it work. The couple divorced in 2016.
13. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet: 12 Years
This couple has a special bond because Jason Momoa had a crush on Lisa Bonet before he even met her. He first saw her on TV when she played Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Bonet is 12 years older than Momoa, but he was determined to win her heart.
The couple met in 2005 at a jazz club in New York City, and it was an instant connection. Today they are married and have two children.
14. George And Amal Clooney: 17 Years
Many people thought George Clooney would be a bachelor forever until he started dating Amal. In 2013, they met at a charity event, and a year later, they were married. Although there is a 17 year age gap, that does not affect their love.
When they got married, Amal was 36, and George was 52. They now have two-year-old twins named Alexander and Ella.
15. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: 16 Years
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were once the perfect Hollywood couple. In 2006, they got married, and their fans were so excited. When they got married, their 16 year age gap was not a significant part of their relationship.
Holmes and Cruise dated for seven years before tying the knot and six years after. They eventually got divorced in 2012, and share their daughter Suri Cruise.
16. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas: 26 Years
She was a yoga instructor; he was a famous actor, can we make it anymore obvious. Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas have been married since 2012 and have three children together.
Although they have a 26 year age difference, they have a strong relationship that is unwavering.
17. Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim: 20 Years
Nicolas Cage is a well-known name in Hollywood and has been married twice. In 2004 he met the waitress, Alice Kim, and they hit it off right away.
When they got married, Cage was 40, and Kim was 20. They had a son together, but eventually got divorced in 2016.
18. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: 22 Years
Harrison Ford has always like to keep his love life private, but many people know that he has been married to Calista Flockhart since 2010. The two started dating in 2002, and fans were shocked by their 22 year age difference.
Ford and Flockhart do not let their age difference or the criticism bother them because they love each other.
19. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo: 10 Years
The frontman of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, has been a heartthrob for years, and one lucky model was able to capture his heart. In 2014, Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine married in Mexico despite being ten years apart in age.
In 2017, the couple had their first child, Dusty. They continue to show how strong their romance is whenever they are seen together.
20. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas: 25 Years
Many celebrity couples get divorced after a few years, but Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are going on 20 years of marriage despite their 25 year age difference.
They are still just as in love with each other today as they were when they got married in 2000. Jones joked in an interview that their marriage has lasted so long because they have separate bathrooms.
21. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy: 17 Years
Everyone loves and adores Mary-Kate Olsen because she was the child actress everyone grew up watching. In 2015, Olsen married Olivier Sarkozy even though he is 17 years older than her.
When they got married, Olsen was 29, and Sarkozy was 46. In 2016, the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were seen on a double date and people realized the twins have a thing for older men.
22. Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs: 28 Years
As we said, the Olsen twins have a thing for older men. Ashley Olsen was dating Richard Sachs, who was 28 years older than her. They didn't date for a long time, and they kept their relationship relatively private.
They went public with their relationship after being seen on a double date with her twin sister Mary-Kate and her husband. In 2017, the couple split up for unknown reasons.
23. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis: 9 Years
This couple is a match made in heaven. Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde started dating in 2011 and after two years they were engaged. The couple never formally married, but their romance is still going strong.
The couple has a nine-year age difference, and that has not made a difference in their relationship. They have two beautiful children, Alexander and Daisy.
24. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: 23 Years
Sometimes, significant age gaps can cause relationships to fall apart. In 2011 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started dating and eventually decided to get married despite being 23 years apart in age.
The couple divorced in 2017, and it has been an ongoing and very public legal battle. They are currently still dealing with their divorce almost three years after it was filed.
25. Katy Perry and Russell Brand: 9 Years
Although these two are no longer together, they made quite the impact in Hollywood while they were a couple. Fans were obsessed with Katy Perry and Russell Brand, especially because of their nine-year age gap.
The couple married in 2010 and divorced two years later. Like their relationship, their divorce was very public.
26. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: 10 Years
In 2008, the pop diva, Mariah Carey married actor and rapper, Nick Cannon. When they got married, Cannon was 28, and Carey was 38.
They stayed together for eight years and had twins, but their relationship ended in 2016 when they got divorced.
27. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green: 13 Years
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have known each other since 2004 but didn't get married until 2010. There is a 13 year age difference between them, and when they first started dating, Megan was only 18.
Since they wed, the couple has had three children, but it hasn't been happily ever after. In 2015, they almost got divorced but managed to work together to save their marriage.
28. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble: 25 Years
Many people, including her famous daughters, have raised questions about the relationship between Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble. Jenner is 25 years senior to Gamble, but they have made their relationship work since 2014.
They have never planned on getting married, but they enjoy each other's company. Luckily you can see how their romance flourishes every Thursday on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
29. Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness: 13 Years
The Wolverine actor, Hugh Jackman, has been married to his wife, Deborra Lee-Furness, since 1996. Their love has been long-lasting with a 13 year age difference between them.
Their 23-year long marriage is as strong as ever. They knew from the beginning that they were meant to be, and Jackman got his wife a unique ring before their engagement that said, "We dedicate our union to a greater source" in Latin.
30. Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse: 17 Years
When Bradley Cooper was 38, he started dating 21-year-old, Suki Waterhouse. The couple had a 17-year age difference that they didn't seem to mind at the beginning of their relationship.
Sadly, things did not work out between them, and after two years of dating, they broke up. We guess not all love is meant to last.
31. Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston: 31 Years
Jeff Goldblum made a name for himself when he starred in the classic movie, Jurrasic Park. In 2014, Goldblum married Olympic gymnast, Emilie Livingston. She was 31 and he was 62 when they got married, making them 31 years apart in age.
In 2015, Livingston gave birth to their son, and they later had a second son in 2017. The couple is still happily married.
32. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith: 10 Years
The Irish actor and the American journalist met in 1994 in Mexico and later married in 2001.
The two are only separated by ten years in age, but that doesn't affect their relationship.
33. James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff: 9 Years
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are only separated by nine years, but that is still a considerable amount of years for some people.
The couple met on the set of Shameless and got married in 2006. In 2016 they decided to get a divorce, but still share their son.
34. Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch: 25 Years
Twenty-five years separate this couple in age. Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch met in 2015 after Hall got divorced from her first husband.
Murdoch proposed at the Golden Globes, and then they got married in 2016. People say that it was love at first sight between these two love birds.
35. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore: 16 Years
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were once the most popular couple in Hollywood because of their age difference. Moore is 16 years older than Kutcher, but that never seemed to bother them.
The couple was married for a short time and divorced in 2012.
36. Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson: 23 Years
This couple has proved that love is blind when it comes to age. Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are separated by 23 years, and Aaron was only 19 years old when they got married.
The couple met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic, and they have had to deal with their fair share of criticism ever since.
37. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander: 11 Years
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander met on the set of The Light Between Two Oceans. The two got married at a private ceremony in 2017.
When they got married, Fassbender was 40 while Vikander was 29. Their relationship is picture-perfect, and their children will probably be beautiful.
38. Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko: 13 Years
This couple could not be any different in careers, backgrounds, and height, but they made their love work. The couple started dating in 2009, and they have a 13 year age difference.
The couple broke up in 2011 and rekindled in 2013. They welcomed their daughter in 2014 but broke up again in 2018.
39. Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne: 10 Years
The One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole started dating after they met on the set of The X Factor in 2010. She was ten years older than him, but that didn't stop them from dating.
In 2016, they welcomed a baby boy, Bear, and they were so excited to be parents. In 2018, they split because of their hectic careers.
40. Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher: 18 Years
Eddie Murphy has been linked to many women in Hollywood, but his most recent partner is model, Paige Butcher. They have an 18-year gap between them, but it doesn't seem to bother them.
In 2016, Butcher gave birth to their daughter, so it is possible that this romance might last.
41. Bruce and Emma Willis: 23 Years
People might associate Bruce Willis to his marriage with Demi Moore, who is also on this list, but his notable age gap is with Emma Willis. Despite their 23 year age difference, they have managed to make things work.
The couple wed in 2009 in a small ceremony and later had two daughters together.
42. Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross: 35 Years
The controversial star, Mel Gibson, made headlines when he started dating equestrian Rosalind Ross. People were stunned because they are 35 years apart in age.
People were even more surprised when they announced that Ross was pregnant with Gibson's ninth child. He had eight children from previous relationships.
43. David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts: 27 Years
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts got engaged in 2016 although people questioned their 27-year gap.
Coincidentally, Hasselhoff has a daughter named Hayley, so that might get confusing in their household.
44. Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux: 25 Years
The Frech President, Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte Trogneux have been married since 2007. When Macron ran for president, the subject of their age gap came into question. Trongneux is 25 years older than him, and people were confused by their relationship.
The couple met when Trongneux was Macron's teacher in high school. Don't worry; they didn't get together till years later when it was legal.
45. Amber Tamblyn and David Cross: 19 Years
Comedian, David Cross, and actress Amber Tamblyn had an interesting start to their relationship. Cross was nervous about approaching Tamblyn because of their 19 year age difference, but he wanted to talk to her because they were continually running into each other around Los Angeles.
Their romance started slow, but it blossomed into something so incredible. The couple married in 2012, and they share a daughter who was born in 2017.
46. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening: 21 Years
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening have been working in Hollywood for quite some time. The couple got married in 1992 despite being over a decade apart in age.
They have four children together, and their love is still going strong many years later.