27 Celebrity Couples With Huge Age Gaps

Sarah Crow
·9 min read

Though their age differences have inspired a lot of conversation and unsolicited opinions, some of the entertainment industry's biggest stars are making May-December romances work (and looking great doing it). Whether this was a second chance at love or a first marriage for both, these couples don't let the years between them get in the way. From Blake and Ryan to Holland and Sarah, we've rounded up the biggest names who know that age is just a number and have found lasting love with partners significantly their senior. Keep reading for 27 celebrity couples with huge age gaps, and for more show business romance, check out 20 Long-Term Celebrity Couples You Totally Forgot Are Still Together.

1

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

Justice League star Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
Justice League star Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

Together for more than 14 years, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet's romance proves that age doesn't matter—especially when you're both incredibly good-looking and famous.

The two first coupled up when Momoa was just 26 and Bonet was 38, and they had their first child together, Lola Iolani Momoa, later that year. Just over a year later, the couple had their second child, son Nakoa Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. However, it wasn't until 12 years into their relationship that the couple made things legal, walking down the aisle in October 2017. For more star couples who are in it for the long haul, check out The Longest-Lasting Marriages in Hollywood.

2

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

While the internet may be well-aware of this couple's penchant for pranking one another, their age gap is a less publicized part of their relationship. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recently turned 44, while his wife Blake Lively celebrated 33. The pair married in 2012 and have three kids together—plus, it seems, a lot of fun.

3

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

adam levine behati prinsloo relationships with big age difference
adam levine behati prinsloo relationships with big age difference

41-year-old Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has traded in a rock star lifestyle for a world of changing diapers. Levine tied the knot with now 32-year-old model Behati Prinsloo back in 2014. The couple welcomed first daughter Dusty Rose Levine in 2016 and second daughter Gio Grace Levine in 2018. For snaps of stars when they first hooked up, check out 18 Photos of Celebrity Couples When They First Got Together.

4

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Married couple Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Married couple Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, now 51, tied the knot with 38-year-old Camila Alves, a model and designer, in 2012. The pair have three children together—two sons and a daughter.

5

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones

Both of Michael Douglas's marriages have involved some pretty significant age gaps. At age 32, he wed 19-year-old Diandra Luker, with whom he had son Cameron Douglas. After that union ended, Douglas went on to marry actor Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000 after just a year of dating, despite their 25-year age difference. While they may have been born a generation apart, Douglas and Zeta-Jones share the same birthday, September 25.

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6

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra aren't bothered by their 10-year age gap. The 28-year-old musician and 38-year-old actor first started talking in 2016, and by 2018, they were married—in two elaborate wedding ceremonies.

7

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin

A decade after 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin's acrimonious divorce from Kim Basinger, he found love again with yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. Baldwin, who's 26 years Thomas's senior, walked down the aisle with her in 2012. The couple have wasted no time expanding the Baldwin clan, having five children in seven years. For former couples who stayed close, check out 48 Celebrity Exes Who Are Best Friends Now.

8

George and Amal Clooney

George Clooney and his wife Amal
George Clooney and his wife Amal

George Clooney transformed from one of Hollywood's most desirable bachelors to one of its most dashing married men when he wed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014. The now 59-year-old star and his 42-year-old wife welcomed twins Ella and Alexander in June 2017.

9

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Jason Statham

Between their action-packed onscreen careers and smoldering good looks, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham's coupling is a no-brainer. However, the pair's major age gap might surprise some of their fans. The couple, parents to two-year-old Jack, have 20 years between them. For famous pairs who haven't tied the knot, check out 16 Celebrity Couples You Didn't Realize Aren't Married.

10

Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Married couple Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Married couple Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

While many 20-year-olds are still contemplating their college majors, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was making much bigger life decisions. The now 30-year-old Avengers: Age of Ultron star met his wife, Sam Taylor-Wood, when she directed him in Nowhere Boy when he was just 19. The couple wed just a year after the film's release and have two daughters together. Despite their 23-year age difference, Taylor-Johnson told The Times that their coupling makes perfect sense to him. "I'm an old soul and she's a young soul," he said.

11

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi

Ellen DeGeneres is 15 years wife Portia de Rossi's senior, but that doesn't seem to faze the pair, who have been going strong since tying the knot more than a decade ago.

12

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross

Portia de Rossi isn't the only Arrested Development star in a May-December relationship. Funnyman David Cross is 19 years older than his wife, actor Amber Tamblyn, with whom he tied the knot in 2012. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Marlow Alice, in 2017.

13

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman hits the red carpet with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
Hugh Jackman hits the red carpet with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

X-Men star Hugh Jackman may be known for his rock-hard abs, but an even greater accomplishment is his rock-solid marriage. The Australian action star has been married to wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 12 years his senior, for more than 24 years.

14

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z

Despite all the Lemonade she spilled about her marriage, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are still one of the music industry's strongest and most likable pairs. They're also proof positive that a major age difference can work. Beyoncé is 12 years younger than Jay, but the couple have made it work for over a decade, having three kids along the way.

15

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls

Simon Halls and Matt Bomer at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party
Simon Halls and Matt Bomer at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party

Despite achieving TV success with the show White Collar, Matt Bomer was able to keep his family life private for a few more years. In 2014, he revealed that he'd already been married for three yearsto publicist Simon Halls, 13 years his senior. The couple have three children together.

16

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender
Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender

Actor Michael Fassbender's relationship status has long been a source of tabloid fodder, but the intensely private star's wedding to Swedish star Alicia Vikander put a rest to the speculation for good. Vikander is 11 years her husband's junior, and the two fell in love while starring together in 2017's The Light Between Oceans.

17

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder played an ageless being on The Vampire Diaries, so what's a little age difference in real life? The 42-year-old star is nearly a decade older than wife Nikki Reed, with whom he welcomed daughter Bodhi Soleil in 2017.

18

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman

Actors William H Macy and Felicity Huffman
Actors William H Macy and Felicity Huffman

Shameless star William H. Macy may be a reckless deviant on his hit show, but in real life, the actor has been happily married for 23 years. Macy, who is 13 years older than his wife Felicity Huffman, is just one of the many stars who embraced fatherhood late in life; he welcomed two daughters with Huffman after he turned 50. The couple also stayed by each other's side throughout the so-called college admissions scandal, which saw Huffman pleading guilty to fraud and Macy writing a letter to the judge in support of her.

19

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer found love on the True Blood set, despite the 12-year age difference between them. Since tying the knot in 2010, the 38-year-old Oscar winner and her 50-year-old husband are still going strong, welcoming twins Charlie and Poppy in 2012.

20

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in 2015
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in 2015

Harrison Ford has fought Nazis in Indiana Jones, Imperial forces in Star Wars, and the stigma of May-December relationships in real life. The veteran actor is 22 years older than his wife, Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart. The pair tied the knot in 2010 and have one son together.

21

Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson

sarah paulson and holland taylor
sarah paulson and holland taylor

Actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are still growing strong, never mind a 32-year age gap. The pair have been linked since 2015, though their love story wasn't publicly reported until 2016.

22

David Foster and Katharine McPhee

David Foster and Katherine McPhee
David Foster and Katherine McPhee

American Idol hopeful Katharine McPhee was just 21 when she met producer David Foster on the show. They started dating in 2017, when the singer/actor was 33 and Foster was 68, and by 2019, they were husband and wife.

23

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Keeley Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan
Keeley Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan is 10 years older than his wife of almost 20 years, Keely Shaye Smith. The journalist and and actor met in Mexico in 1994 and sparks flew instantly. They welcomed two sons together (Brosnan also had kids from a previous marriage), and both are now working models.

24

Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John met his husband David Furnish through friends back in 1993, when the still newly sober star was hosting a dinner party at his home. They hit it off right away and married in 2014, as soon as it was legal in the U.K. John, 73, and Furnish, 58, have since welcomed two children and are still going strong.

25

Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Now 54-year-old Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and 38-year-old One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton made it official in 2019, marrying after already spending 10 years together and welcoming two kids. "Standing up there with our children at our sides – celebrating all that has been – was bliss," Burton wrote of the ceremony on Instagram.

26

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may be separated by nine years, but it seems like nothing else can get between them. The now 48-year-old actor and 38-year-old former NBA player got married in 2014 and have since been gracing Instagram with their stylish family photos and unconditional support of transgender daughter Zaya.

27

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Fans were devastated when Marvel star Chris Pratt and Mom actor Anna Faris split in 2018. But the now 41-year-old Pratt found love again with 31-year-old Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. They got married in 2019 and welcomed daughter Lyla Maria this past August.