13 Celebrity Couples That Have Discussed The Significant Difference In Age Between Them

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1.Florence Pugh and Zach Braff have a 21-year age gap, and were first linked when Florence was 23 and he was 44. After facing backlash for a birthday post she dedicated to Zach, she said on Instagram, "I'm 24 years old, I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love."

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"People need to realize that it's hurtful," Florence later told Elle. "I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to."

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2.Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor first met at a dinner party in 2005, but reconnected a decade later after Holland slid into Sarah's DMs. Holland, now 79, previously said of Sarah being 32 years her junior, "A big age span is a challenge to any relationship. And she's just very brave. She's very brave and she is very truthful and she's going to live her truth. And so I basically am following her lead and I'm blessed."

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“If it allows for more freedom, in terms of the way people think about what’s possible for them, then I’m all for the fandom of it and the excitement around it and the interest in it. What I don’t love, which is sort of a consequence of it being such public knowledge, is that there is discussion about it at all," Sarah herself said the same year.

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3.Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have a decade between them, with Nick first sliding into her DMs when he was 23 and she was 33 (although the two didn't date until almost two years later). "People gave us a lot of shit about that and still do," Priyanka previously told InStyle. "I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it."

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on the red carpet

Priyanka also roasted Nick for their age difference in his family's Netflix special, joking, “There are many ’90s pop culture references he doesn’t understand, and I have to explain them to him. He teaches me how to use TikTok, for example, and I teach him what a successful acting career looks like.”

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4.Camila Morrone and Leonardo DiCaprio were first linked when she was 20 and he was 43. “There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps,” Camila told the LA Times in 2019. “I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.”

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“I probably would be curious about it too,” she added.

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5.There is a 20-year age difference between Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham, who seemingly first met in 2009. Rosie, now 35, reportedly said, "Age is nothing but a number!" on an Instagram Live in 2020.

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6.George Clooney, now 61, originally thought his wife Amal wouldn't be interested in him due to their age difference. "I liked her, but I didn’t want to jump the shark on it, I couldn’t tell if she liked me because I’m 17 years older than her. She might have thought I was grandpa," he recalled.

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“I was 35 when I met him,” Amal told Vogue in 2018. “It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me. And I wasn’t willing or excited about the idea of getting married or having a family in the absence of that.”

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7.Heidi Klum first met her husband, Tom Kaulitz, when he was 28. "A lot of people were not giving us positive vibes when we first started dating because I’m 16 years older than him. But I feel like if it feels right when you close your door at home and you know what you have together, I think that is the most important thing," she recalled earlier this year.

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"I feel like you’ve got to do what makes you happy. And he made me happy. And we’re still happy and having a great time together.”

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8.Robin Thicke and April Love Geary were first linked a few months after Robin's split from ex-wife Paula Patton, when April would have been 19. April previously wrote of Robin, 18 years her senior, "We're out here LIVING while most of y'all are still bothered by an age gap."

April Love Geary and Robin Thicke on the red carpet together
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9.Dane Cook and girlfriend Kelsi Taylor have 26 years between them, and appear to have started dating when Kelsi was just 18. When asked on Instagram for advice for those in age gap relationships, Dane replied, "The only thing you have to do is plan that your deaths will be somewhat far apart.”

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10.Patrick Stewart's wife, musician Sunny Ozell, is 39 years his junior. The pair met in 2008, when Patrick was 68. Patrick previously said that he gets along with his father-in-law, despite being five years his senior, explaining, "He rings me up and says, 'Hey son, it’s your father here.'"

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"He is so youthful and I guess I’m kind of an old worry wart so we bridge the gap. It doesn’t come up much. He’s in better shape than me, which infuriates me," Sunny previously said of the relationship.

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11.Kris Jenner, now 66, previously acknowledged her 25-year age gap with Corey Gamble in an episode of KUWTK, saying, "Corey is with someone a lot older, and I think as you get older, you’re supposed to not be in the mood."

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"Sex at my age is a beautiful thing," she continued.

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12.David Hasselhoff is 28 years older than his wife, Hayley Roberts, who he first met when she was 31 and asked him for a photo. David said that the age difference was a concern to him when they first started dating, saying, "For the longest time I didn’t think it was right to marry Hayley as I was so much older and I didn’t want to take away the fun and the youth and the excitement of growing old together and having children."

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"David acts so much younger, he doesn’t see his age. I’m probably older than my years. I don’t feel like he’s that much older than me," Hayley added.

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13.Finally, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson have a 24-year age gap between them — falling in love on the set of the movie Nowhere Boy when she was 42 and he was just 18. "If I gave a second thought to other people, I would be the unhappiest person, probably still in a miserable marriage," Sam said of comments about their age difference in 2017.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson stand together

"The attention was intrusive. But having to deal with that early in my career probably got me to a place where I can more quickly just go, 'Oh, fuck it' instead of wanting to rip someone's head off for asking questions I don't like," Aaron previously remarked.

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