Hollywood couples will always be a source of fascination for the general public. In fact, forming the right relationships in Hollywood has helped several actors and musicians get to the next level in their careers. While it is possible to find true love in Hollywood, most people are suspicious when a barely-famous celebrity is suddenly seen on the arm of someone who has been an A-lister for years.
Famous people get even more attention when they enter into a romantic relationship with another person who is just as famous. Fans love to follow a star-studded romance, and the media has been known to pay millions of dollars to be the first to publish wedding or baby pictures of the couple. There are also several reasons why these stars are even more popular as a couple. Sometimes it’s because they are both really beautiful; other times it’s because only one of them is a looker. In some cases, these celebrity couples are famous because of their collective net worth. And then, there are some famous couples who are in the spotlight because there’s a huge age gap between them. Here are 12 Hollywood couples with crazy age differences.
12. Rowan Atkinson and Louise Ford
Rowan Atkinson is an English comedian and actor, and is known for his role in the hilarious Mr. Bean movies and shows. He has been in a relationship with actress Louise Ford for quite some time now, and the two seem very happy together. Atkinson and Ford have a 28-year age gap between them, but it looks like they still have a lot in common. They went public with their romance in 2014, a few weeks after Atkinson’s divorce was final. Some are alleging that this romance contributed to the reasons why Rowan and his wife, Sunetra Sastry, a former makeup artist for BBC, called it quits. Ford and Atkinson moved in with each other in January of 2016.
11. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Remember when Adam Levine was dating model Behati Prinsloo, then he broke up with her, dated another model, and got back with Prinsloo? Well, at least this is one of the situations when it paid off for Prinsloo, because she and Levine ended up tying the knot. Adam Levine is in his mid 30s, and Behati is in her mid 20s, so the two are a decade apart in age. This isn’t too extreme compared to some other Hollywood relationships, but the age gap is significant enough for the two to have some very different childhood memories. Since Levine is also a rock star, he probably doesn’t quite think of himself as a man who is almost 40, so maybe that’s why he went for a younger woman.
10. Ronny Wood and Sally Humphreys
It’s not uncommon for rock stars to get girlfriends who are considerably younger, especially if said rocker has been in the business for decades. Ronnie Wood has been in the music industry for quite some time, and we’re guessing he got tired of all the groupies, because he fell for Sally Humphreys. Sally is 31 years younger than Ronny, but that didn’t stop them from falling madly in love with each other. They got engaged at the beginning of 2012, and in December of that year, they got married. Humphreys, who owns a theater production company, will likely need to take a little time off, since the couple is expecting twins in June of 2016.
9. Bennett Miller and Ashley Olsen
Bennett Miller and Ashley Olsen have been an item for a while now, so it’s obvious that they don’t care about the 19-year age gap between them. Olsen is just 28 and Miller is 47, but they are both business people and pretty focused when it comes to making wise investments, so perhaps that’s why they get along so well. Miller is a director known for films like Capote, Moneyball and Foxcatcher. Ashley and her twin sister Mary Kate, are both attracted to older men. Mary Kate recently married her long-time beau, Olivier Sarkozy, who is in his late 40s as well. The twins have recently been met with criticism since they have chosen not to join their Full House family for the Netflix show Fuller House. Perhaps they are too busy spending time with their rich beaus to be bothered with acting.
8. Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
It’s no huge secret that Richard Gere has a thing for younger women (he was married to Cindy Crawford for a few years). Crawford was in her early 20s when she met Gere, and he’d been acting for some time. It has also been reported that the two stars have remained civil, even though they divorced years ago. These days, Richard Gere is coupled up with Alejandra Silva, a popular socialite. The couple have been together for over a year, but finally made their romance public at the Time Out of Mind premier in Madrid in 2015. Silva is 34 years Gere’s junior. She does slightly resemble Cindy Crawford, which could indicate that Richard Gere has a “type.”
7. Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch is one of the most well-known media moguls in the world. To add to his success, he’s also found the love of his life. He met actress Jerry Hall in October 2015. Just a few months later, in January of 2016, Murdoch decided to pop the question at a Golden Globes party! This proves that it really doesn’t take some men a long time to figure out what they want in the relationship. This is especially true when people get to a certain point in life. Times newspaper announced the engagement, and of course, it made the news. Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch are 25 years apart in age.
6. Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
Sam Taylor-Wood has had to deal with a lot of raised eyebrows when she decided to get with actor Aaron Johnson. The two met when they worked on Sam’s movie, Nowhere Boy, and apparently Taylor-Wood saw something that she liked during the audition and filming process. The two have been together for quite some time, and Sam recently gave birth to the couple’s second child. The two became husband and wife in 2012, and have a 24-year age gap (Sam is older). It’s not a secret that men in Hollywood (and virtually everywhere else in the world) date women who are considerably older than them all the time. Why not turn the tables every now and then?
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
British couple Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are two of the hottest people in Hollywood. Huntington-Whiteley is known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and she’s been featured in the Transformers movie franchise as a replacement for Megan Fox. Jason Statham is known for his gritty character portrayals in action movies, and has films such as Revolver and The Italian Job on his resume. He also starred in Furious 7, the latest movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. The first time they stepped out as a couple was at a Coachella Festival. They’ve been together since 2010, and are now engaged. Rosie is 20 years younger than her fiance.
4. Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness
Deborra Lee-Furness and Hugh Jackman are 13 years apart in age. Jackman shares that he knew Lee-Furness was the one the first time they met on set in Australia (Deborra is also an actor). Clearly, a lot of women have been jealous of Lee-Furness since she managed to attract the attention of one of the hottest actors in the business. Most people also say that Hugh Jackman is a really nice guy, which makes Hugh’s fans even more envious of his wife. Hugh and Deborra have been together for 18 years, which proves that Hollywood marriages can last. They also have two adopted children.
3. Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver
Dick Van Dyke is a television legend, and he’s still pretty handsome for a man in his 90s. As a matter of fact, when Van Dyke was 90 he married Arlene Silver, who was 44 at the time. The two tied the knot in 2012, and are 46 years apart in age. Silver, a makeup artist, was interviewed about her marriage to Dick Van Dyke, and she shares that her husband has a child-like wonder about him. She also says that they are both like children, in that they are fascinated with life, and they have a lot of fun together. Of course, there is talk that Arlene Silver is only married to Dick Van Dyke for his money, but for now, we’ll just go with the fact that Silver says the two are having a “second childhood.”
2. Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford were on the cover of virtually every magazine after it was announced that they were a couple. Of course, most people were talking about how far the celebrities were in age. Calista says that she often teases her famous actor husband about their 22-year age gap. Flockhart says she remembers thinking that it was ridiculous for the two of them to fall in love, because she thought Harrison was way too old for her. She also admits that “you can’t help who you fall in love with,” and that it’s not a serious issue now, though age may play a factor in how they relate to each other in the future. The two have been married since 2010.
1. Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden
Courtney Stodden is officially 21 now, but when she married actor Doug Hutchinson, she was only 16. Hutchinson was 51 at the time, and met Courtney when she signed up for his online acting class. They had an online relationship that lasted about six months, and confirm that they fell in love before meeting each other face to face. Stodden has dealt wit a lot of criticism due to her marriage to a much older man, and Doug has been called a child predator. Stodden is also Hutchinson’s third wife, and he is known for his work in Lost and the X-Files. He’s also known for encouraging his wife to get surgeries to look more like an adult star and helping to jumpstart her “career.”