They say age is just a number, and it definitely is for these celebrity couples.
We have come to terms with the fact that celebrities fall in love at lightning speed, marry within six months and have children with strange names.
And we’ve also accepted the fact that a large percentage of these celeb couples have a sizeable age gap between them.
At 50, Sean Penn is quite literally twice Scarlett Johansson‘s age, but that hasn’t stopped the smitten duo jetting off on a Mexico mini-break or stepping out together to Reese Witherspoon‘s recent wedding.
Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn
Scarlett Johansson, 26, filed for divorce from Ryan Reynolds in December and already sources are saying she is head over heels for Sean Penn. She even took him as her date to Reese Witherspoon’s wedding. We guess we can see the appeal – the 50-year-old Oscar winner is massively influential in Hollywood and a tireless charity campaigner, both traits that Scarlett admires. Weird though, that the sexy starlet is only six years older than Sean’s daughter!
Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz
Following her recent divorce, Eva Longoria is seeing Penelope Cruz’s dreamboat brother, Eduardo, who is 11 years younger than the Desperate Housewife. We like.
Katie Price and Leandro Penna
Katie Price isn’t one to take things slow – after briefly meeting Leandro Penna at a party in February, she paid for her new toy boy to fly to London to visit her. It was a massive culture shock for the Argentinian model, who is seven years younger than Katie, as he has admitted he isn’t used to paparazzi or attention on his private life. Oh, and he doesn’t speak much English, but somehow we don’t think Katie wants to do any talking.
David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman
David Schwimmer is best known for his role as unlucky-in-love geek Ross in Friends, but his real life couldn’t be more different. He recently married his British girlfriend Zoe Buckman, who is 19 years younger than him, after a whirlwind romance.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore practically coined the term ‘cougar’ when she began dating Ashton Kutcher, 15 years her junior, in 2003. The two married in 2005 and are still a couple, and Demi seems to be looking younger with each passing year. Maybe one day she’ll end up looking younger than her man?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
You may not have realised there are 12 years between Brad and Angelina – he seems much younger than 47, while Ange acts way more mature than most famous 35-year-olds.
David Tennant and Georgia Moffet
David Tennant’s fiancé is 13 years younger than him, and we’re slightly weirded out by all the Doctor Who links in their relationship – she has a timelord for a dad as well as a boyfriend… her father is Peter Davison, David’s childhood idol. Not only that, but she played David’s onscreen daughter in an episode of the show.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise is a whopping 16 years senior to wife Katie Holmes. That means he was driving a car before she was born, which is one way to look at it.
David Walliams and Lara Stone
David Walliams used to have a reputation for being a ladies’ man, but now he’s settled down with model Lara Stone, who is 12 years younger than him. All it takes is the love of a good woman to settle a man down, and in this case, a much younger one. The unlikely pair married in May.
Madonna and Jesus Luz
Madonna is still occasionally seen with toy boy lover Jesus Luz, above, but since October last year the energetic 52-year-old also been spotted out with Brahim Zaibat, a 24-year-old dancer. Both men are more than half her age… how does she do it?!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Jay-Z is 12 years older than wife Beyoncé. Of course, the two are crazy in love, and he’s got 99 problems, but she isn’t one… we could go on.
Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
There are a whopping 23 years between Kick Ass star Aaron Johnson and artist Sam Taylor-Wood, the mother of his child. They met when she directed the 20-year-old in a John Lennon biopic and after two years together they are still going strong.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones fully aware of their 25-year age gap. Supposedly, when the two met he told her “I’d like to father your children.” His wish came true: they now have two kids. Of course, Catherine is closer in age to Michael’s son from a previous marriage (they’re only 10 years apart) than she is to her husband. Quite the family tree!
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Couple of the moment Russell Brand and Katy Perry are another celebrity pairing with a largeish age gap between them. She’s 25 and he’s 34, but nine years isn’t enough to stop these two lovebirds from taking over the celeb world. Despite her former ways (kissing girls and such) and his past, er, reputation with the ladies, they are one of the cutest couples ever.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey made headlines a couple of years ago when she married actor Nick Cannon, 10 years her junior, after dating for less than two months. People were sceptical about their speedy relationship combined with the age gap, but things are going well for the loved-up pair and they are expecting twins.
Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu
When Vanessa Feltz, 49, hooked up with Ben Ofoedu back in 2006, we didn’t think it would last. They’re definitely an odd couple – she’s 11 years his senior and one of the most respected female voices on radio; he’s best known as the singer from 90s act Phats and Small.Not only are they engaged but they work together too,co-hosting The Vanessa Show on Channel 5.
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster-Stewart
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster-Stewart are 26 years apart, which is bound to raise a few eyebrows. However, the two have been together for about 10 years; we have to admit they seem to be the real deal. Hopefully Penny’s prepared to push a wheelchair in years to come.
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood dated on and off for a few years and got engaged in early 2010, but the 42-year-old rocker and the 23-year-old actress eventually succumbed to the 19-year age gap and broke up before Christmas.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Age is clearly just a number to Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford, who got together in 2002 despite the huge 22-year age gap. They married last June after more than eight years together.
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