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When it comes to love, sometimes opposites really do attract. And things are no different in Hollywood where some of our favorite duos have something big in common: an age gap. Whether it’s just a couple years or even a couple decades, these pairs are just perfect for each other and we couldn’t be happier!
One of Tinseltown’s most famous May/December romances is between Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. With a quarter century between them, almost two decades of marriage under their belts, and the strength to withstand both his battle with cancer and her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, this dynamic duo is going as strong as ever.
He may be in the news these days for his tabloid-friendly antics, but actor Alec Baldwin made headlines in 2012 after he married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 26 years his junior. But after six years of marriage and four children, it’s not a stretch to say that these two aren’t letting their age difference come between them!
Australia’s (and our) sweetheart, Hugh Jackman, first met the love of his life Deborra-Lee Furness on the set of a TV show. Thirteen years his senior, Furness was a star and Jackman told People magazine that it took him six weeks to work up the courage to ask Furness out on a date. Twenty-two years later, these cuties are one of our all-time favorite couples!
From an American Horror Story to an all-out love story, Sarah Paulson is killing it in the romance department with her partner, Holland Taylor. The two actresses turned heads because of their age difference — a whopping 32 years! Paulson told ET, “There’s a poignancy to being with someone older. I think there’s a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what’s important, and it can make the little things seem very small. It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something. I can’t say it any other way than there’s a poignancy to it, and a heightened sense of time and the value of time.”
All of these couples share an age difference, but no one comes close to Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart and his wife whose gap clocks in at almost FOUR DECADES! Stewart and Sunny Ozell met when he starred in a production of Macbeth and dated for five years before tying the knot in 2013. Stewart’s BFF, Sir Ian McKellen, performed the ceremony. He told the Daily Mail that one of the only complications is that his father-in-law is five years younger than him. He joked, “He calls me son!”
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