19 Celebrity Couples With Big Age Gaps

When two people with a significant age gap fall in love, their relationship could raise eyebrows. However, there are so many couples that have proved love is love and age is nothing but a number. Here are 19 celebrity pairs that made things work.

1. Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas

Age gap: 16 years

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas met when filming Deep Water, and the two were romantically linked after being spotted vacationing together in March. Although they haven’t publicly confirmed the relationship, they’ve been photographed doing all kinds of errands together. Ana also told her friends that Ben is the best boyfriend she’s ever had, which tells that the age gap doesn’t matter at all.

2. Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet

Age gap: 12 years

Believe it or not, Jason Momoa fell for Lisa Bonet at first sight on the Cosby Show in 1987, and he was just a kid. After years, he finally met her at a jazz club in 2005 when he was 26, and he only admitted his childhood crush on her after they’d been together for years. Well, with the love between these two, age is never a problem.

3. Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones

Age gap: 25 years

You may not know that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones actually share a birthday on September 25, with a 25-year difference. The two started dating in 1999 and married in 2000 with a wedding at the Plaza Hotel marked as “the wedding of the year.” Their love has survived some tough times after Douglas was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2010.

4. George Clooney & Amal Clooney

Age gap: 17 years

There is no doubt that the Clooneys would appear on the list. Despite the 17-year age gap, award-winning actor George Clooney tied the knot with outstanding Lebanese-British international law and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014. The lovely couple now lives a happy life with their twins, Ella and Alexander. 

5. Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz 

Age gap: 16 years

Heidi Klum looks really happy with her current husband Tom Kaulitz, who’s about 16 years younger than her. She revealed the secret of keeping this relationship to InStyle that “You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles.” 

6. Grimes & Elon Musk

Age gap: 17 years

Elon Musk and Grimes made their relationship public at the 2018 Met Gala. Despite the big age gap, they made a connection when Elon realized Grimes had already made a joke about AI that he planned to tweet. Now, the two share a son and have named him X Æ A-Xii.

7. Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix 

Age gap: 11 years

Joaquin Phoenix first met Rooney Mara in 2012 while shooting Her, but he thought she despised him and only found that she was just shy quite a while afterwards. After being friends for years, they reunited to shoot Mary Magdalene and started dating. This year, Phoenix thanked his partner in his acceptance speech for the starring role of Joker. 

8. René Angélil & Céline Dion

Age gap: 26 years

The relationship between Céline Dion and René Angélil is such a heartbreaking love story in the music business. The outstanding music manager met Dion when she was 12, and established a romantic relationship when she was 19. In 1994, the two married, and they stayed married until Angélil sadly passed away in 2016 due to throat cancer. They definitely proved that the only obstacle to true love is death. 

9. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Age gap: 15 years

TV legend Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi have been together since 2004 after meeting backstage at an awards show. The pair married in 2008 in Beverley Hills after the same-sex marriage ban was lifted in the region. The age gap apparently didn’t do anything but make the two love each other even more. 

10. David Furnish & Elton John

Age gap: 15 years

Music legend Elton John and Canadian filmmaker David Furnish were one of the first couples to form a civil partnership in 2005 in the UK when the act came into force. The pair officially got married in December 2014 after gay marriage was legalized in England. Despite the age gap, the two live happily together with two sons. 

11. Riko Shibata & Nicolas Cage

Age gap: 30 years

After divorcing his third wife Alice Kim and fourth wife Erika Koike, 56-year-old Nicolas Cage is now dating Riko Shibata, who’s only 26 years old. The pair have been spotted holding hands going on dates quite a few times. The age difference definitely didn’t stop Cage from finding love. 

12. Katherine Schwarzenegger & Chris Pratt

Age gap: 10 years

Things were kept quiet between Star-Lord Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger at the beginning of their relationship. Then, the pair announced their engagement in 2019 and were officially married later the same year. Now, the couple is expecting their first child, the second for Pratt. 

13. Jay-Z & Beyoncé

Age gap: 12 years

Despite the 12-year age difference, super diva Beyoncé and rap king Jay-Z hit it off when collaborating on the song “03 Bonnie & Clyde” in 2002. After dating for years, the two secretly got married in 2008 and now share 3 children, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir. 

14. Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart

Age gap: 22 years

Although Harrison Ford would like to keep his private life as private as possible, everyone seems to know that his wife, Calista Flockhart, is 22 years younger than him. The two met at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002 and finally tied the knot in 2010. 

15. Keely Shaye Smith & Pierce Brosnan

Age gap: 10 years

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith have such a beautiful love story. The Irish heartthrob met the journalist, TV host, actress, and author when enjoying a vacation in Mexico in 1994. The two got married in 2001 and have two sons. After all these years, Brosnan still feels grateful for his wife being so supportive and caring.

16. Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore

Age gap: 16 years

There was a time when everyone wanted a relationship like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. The pair were madly in love when Moore was 44, and Kutcher was only 27. Unfortunately, the couple went their separate ways after 8 years of marriage, but their great time together will last in our minds.

17. Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively

Age gap: 11 years

In 2010, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively met on set when shooting The Green Lantern, but they were only romantically linked a year later. The two got married the next year and now share three children. 

18. Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green 

Age gap: 13 years

Megan Fox met Brian Austin Green when she was 18 years old on the set of Hope & Faith in 2004. The two were in love, engaged in 2006, broke it off in 2009, and finally got married in 2010. Despite nearly 10 years together, the couple for some reason decided to part ways earlier this year.

19. Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise

Age gap: 16 years

Almost everyone knew about “TomKat” back then, especially after the couch-jumping scene on The Oprah Winfrey Show when Cruise declared his undying love for Katie. Their daughter Suri was born in 2006, but after 6 years of marriage, they ended up going their separate ways.

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