Would you date or marry someone twenty years older than you? What if they were fifteen years your junior? Many celebrities have. Here are twenty celebrity couples who see age as nothing more than a number.
20. Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole
These two first met on the set of British music competition show The X Factor, where Cole, who is 11 years older than Payne, was a judge. Payne was just 16 years old at the time. Some years later the two got together, and Cole gave birth to their son, Bear, in March 2017. Unfortunately, the two announced on social media in July that they were splitting up. According to BBC, the couple said they said they were “sad” over the breakup and that it was a “tough decision to make.” But, “we still have so much love for each other as a family,” they added.
19. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
The 26-year-old singer and 36-year-old actress started dating back in May. It was rumored that the two were a couple after having been seen together on the steps of the Met Gala in 2017 and spotted hanging out several times thereafter. But, it wasn’t until this year that the two became romantically involved. And, things haven’t slowed down since. In fact, the couple got engaged in July while in London celebrating Chopra’s 36th birthday. An inside source told PEOPLE magazine that Jonas closed down a Tiffany store to buy Chopra’s engagement ring.
18. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
There’s a 12-year age difference between this musical power couple. The Grammy award winning artists started dating back in 2001 and married seven years later on April 4, 2008 in a super secretive but lavish ceremony in New York City. They have three children–6-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and 17-month-old twins (daughter) Rumi Carter and (son) Sir Carter.
FUN FACT: The couple went public with their relationship at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. They walked into the event together holding hands.
17. Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson
It seems that Beyoncé isn’t the only one in the Knowles family who likes older men. The pop icon’s sister, Solange, also an icon in her own right, is married to a man 22 years her senior. Her husband, Alan Ferguson, is a video director. The two collaborated on her music videos for “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky” from her third studio album.
FUN FACT: The couple met through two other music superstars: singer Janelle Monae and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
16. Donald and Melania Trump
The business mogul turned U.S. President is 24 years older than his wife. The two met when Trump was 52 years old and Melania was a mere lass of 28. The two dated for five years and wed in a star-studded ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, in January 2005. They’ve been married for 13 years and have one son together–Barron Trump.
FUN FACT: Donald Trump met Melania at a Fashion Week party in 1998 while he was on a date with someone else!
15. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres started dating Australian-born model Portia de Rossi back in 2004. The couple moved in together in 2005, and by 2008 they were saying “I do.” The two wed after after same-sex marriage was legalized in their home-state of California. “It’s the first time that I’ve known in every cell of my being that I’m with somebody for the rest of my life,” DeGeneres told PEOPLE magazine. By the way, Ellen is 15 years older than Portia.
14. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
These two met on the set of Green Lantern early in 2010, started dating in 2011, and were married in September 2012. The couple, who are 11 years apart, have two daughters, James, 3, and Inez, 1.
-Reynolds was married once before to a younger woman, actress Scarlett Johansson, who is eight years younger than him.
-Everyone has been spelling 1-year-old Inez’s name wrong. “I had a new baby, Inez, with a ‘z’ even though everyone says it’s with an ‘s'”, Lively told PEOPLE magazine. “I don’t know why, please tell Wikipedia.”
13. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are 25 years apart. They first met at the Deauville Film Festival in 1996. Douglas proposed in 1999–eight months before Zeta-Jones gave birth to their son, Dylan. The two were married in November 2000 and briefly separated in 2013, but rekindled their relationship again.
-When Douglas met Zeta-Jones, he told her, “I’d like to father your children.” In addition to their son, Dylan, the couple also has a daughter named Carys.
-Douglas and Zeta-Jones share the same birthday–September 25.
12. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Adam Levine, 39, and Behati Prinsloo, 29, started dating in 2012 after Levine ended his relationship with Prinsloo’s close friend, Anne Vyalitsyna. According to E! Online, the two conversed for months via e-mail until they finally met face to face on set while Levine was filming the music video for Maroon 5’s “One More Night.” The two got engaged in 2013 and married at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico, in 2014. The couple has two children, daughters Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.
11. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Viola Davis, 53, and Julius Tennon, 65, have been married since 2003. They met on the set of CBS’ City of Angels. Davis told PEOPLE magazine that her first impression of Tennon was that he was “really good-looking.” They have an adopted daughter named Genesis.
FUN FACT: Davis, who runs JuVee Productions with Tennon, recently signed a first look feature production deal with Amazon Studios. As a result, the couple will bring their projects to the streaming service. Their projects will bring “distinctive, fresh voices and high-quality content to our customers in both theaters and on Prime Video,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
10. Camila Cabello and Matthew Hussey
This is a fairly new relationship, so there’s not much to tell–except that Cabello is 10 years younger than Hussey and that the two were spotted kissing on a beach in Cabo San Lucas in early 2018. According to Seventeen magazine, fans were surprised to find out Cabello was in a relationship. The couple went public with their relationship when, once again, they were caught smooching–this time backstage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The moment was caught on camera and shared on Snapchat with the following caption: “Camila kissing her boo thang before she performs… GOALS.”
9. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
This couple met at a nightclub in Los Angeles in 2006. The two dated for a while, and, McConaughey, who’s 13 years older than Alves, popped the question on Christmas Day 2011. They married in June 2012 and have three children: two sons, Levi and Livingston, and a daughter, Vida.
-McConaughey told Howard Stern that Alves rejected him in the beginning. She played hard to get when we first met, she made me work for it, he said.
-According to Us Weekly, McConaughey said that Alves had to push him to propose to her.
8. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green met on the set of Hope & Faith in 2004. After dating on and off for six years, the pair got married in Hawaii in 2010. However, they separated after five years of marriage. Then in April 2016, Us Weekly confirmed that Fox was expecting a third child with Green. The couple has three sons together, Noah, 5, Bodhi, 4, and Journey, 1. By the way, there’s a 13-year age difference between the two Hollywood stars.
7. Kate Beckinsale and Jack Whitehall
Okay, so this one’s a bit tricky. Neither has confirmed that they are in a relationship, but they were seen partying it up at a karaoke bar the night of November 3–they were also spotted kissing at a candle-lit booth on the side, so it’s probably safe to assume that they indeed are a couple. Anyway, Whitehall is a British stand-up comedian who was born in Westminster, London. He’s 15 years younger than Beckinsale.
FUN FACT: Whitehall attended school with Harry Potter star Robert Pattinson.
6. George and Amal Clooney
Introduced at a dinner party by a mutual friend in 2013, things moved pretty quickly for the couple and they tied the knot in Italy the following year with a beautiful Venetian wedding. Nearly three years later they welcomed twins Ella and Alexander.
FUN FACT: George was attending a dinner party with his former wife, Nina Warren, when he met Amal. “Nina and I were actually the ones who answered the door when Amal came in, Clooney’s father told PEOPLE magazine. “She introduced herself to us and we talked. She was obviously very charming, gorgeous and so clearly accomplished, but by the time we had supper that night, it was clear there was a kindness to her and an inclusiveness. By the end of supper, I started looking over at Nina and saying, ‘Look ouuuut, this could be trouble for this young man!’ I really think by the time that first [meeting] was over, his and her fates were sealed, both of them.”
5. Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
This is another fairly new relationship, so there’s not a lot to tell, but Klum did open up to InStyle magazine about the couple’s age difference. “My boyfriend is many years younger than me, and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it,” she said. “That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it. I don’t really think about it that much otherwise.” Klum is 46. Kaulitz is 29.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone
It’s no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio likes to date younger women, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Camila Morrone is 22 years younger than the star. The pair met through Morrone’s stepfather, Al Pacino, and according to sources that confided in Us Weekly, there’s already talk of an engagement. The inside source also told Us Weekly that DiCaprio is ready to start a family with the 21-year-old model. Morrone, however, wants to get married first before having kids. “She’s very traditional that way,” another inside source said.
3. Lady Gaga and Christian Carino
Lady Gaga and Christian Carino have been dating since February 2017. The 32-year-old singer and 49-year-old talent agent got engaged that summer, but didn’t confirm their engagement until October 2018 when Gaga thanked her fiancé, Christian, in an acceptance speech she was giving at ELLE magazine’s 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
FUN FACT: The couple was spotted kissing at least three times before it was confirmed that they were even dating. Carino kissed Gaga on the cheek before her Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium in Houston last February. Then, they were spotted kissing outside the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood last March. And, in January of this year, they were seen kissing backstage at the Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
2. Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness
Hugh Jackman and Australian actress and producer Deborra Lee-Furness met in 1995 on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli. The two were married in 1996 and adopted a son and daughter–Oscar and Ava. Even though Jackman is 13 years younger than Lee-Furness, he told PEOPLE magazine that he’s “literally the adult in the relationship. She’s just like a little kid. I’m the [one saying], ‘Babe, this is not a legal parking spot’.”
FUN FACT: Lee-Furness tried to break up with Jackman, but he managed to talk her out of it.
1. Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer, 49, and Anna Paquin, 36, started dating just days into filming the first season of HBO’s True Blood. The couple were married in August 2010 and are the parents of fraternal twins, Poppy and Charlie.
FUN FACT: The True Blood co-stars are teaming up again for another TV series. This time Paquin will star in Pop TV’s first scripted drama series, Flack. She and Moyer will also serve as executive producers. Production began in London earlier this year.
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