Love is one of those crazy things in life that is simply uncontrollable. Whether you like it or not, everyone is truly at their hearts’ mercy when it comes to this irreplaceable feeling. Celebrities are just like us regular people in this way and sometimes they skew what it means to be in a loving relationship for their own personal gain. That being said, we can never determine who we will fall in love with, but the only thing that we can do is what’s right for us at that specific moment in time – and hope that others will come to terms with the decisions that were made.
Specifically, the issues revolving age gaps can be a big one, especially when you’re in your late teens until you’re about 25 or so, and people believe that the relationship can’t last because you two are practically from two separate worlds. Sure, that may be the case for some but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the union should be condemned altogether. Age is one of those inescapable factors in our lives as it serves as a vital piece of what it means to be human, but we as individuals determine how it shapes our lives and, in turn, those around us. So, without further ado, here are 10 of the hottest Hollywood stars who didn’t let a mere number stand in the way of what could be a chance at true love.
10. Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner may not be the most traditionally famous woman on this list but her name can be found wherever you look, and she is the epitome of fame via reality television. After meeting with Ryan Seacrest back in 2007, Keeping Up with the Kardashians came into being and, well, we all know how it went from there. But, Kris has more going on in her life than managing the careers of her four daughters and a lot of it involves men. Most recently, she has been connected with Corey Gamble who is at the ripe age of 35, making him 25 years her junior. Having met due to his connections with the family, he was initially hired to make sure her girls were safe when they were out on the town; they have since had an on-again-off-again relationship. However, the true nature of their union has recently come under scrutiny due to the rumors that they are either pretending to be in love for entertainment purposes or they are simply seen together due to a business arrangement that was made between them. So, while they may not be a match made in heaven, at least he’s getting presumably free vacations out of it, right?
9. Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon is one of those individuals who because of her international fame, needs no introduction. That being said, the youngest of her boy-toys may. Jonathan Bricklan who also works in the entertainment industry, met Sarandon while on a trip to Chile and just turned 38. Despite their 30 year age difference, though, they surprisingly lasted a relatively long time. However, their five year relationship had to come to an end. While they appear to have gotten back together, chances are they are going through more problems like the ones that split them up to begin with – which mainly involved creative differences. But, you never know because sometimes true love conquers all and this may just be one of those cases.
8. Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock may not always have her sights set on younger men but it’s hard not to fall for the wonderful Ryan Reynolds, and she just couldn’t help herself. Sure, he may have only been 35 while she was 47, but he absolutely adored her son Louis and he just fit in Bullock’s little makeshift family. They may have actually still been together if his current wife, Blake Lively, didn’t swoop him and snatch him up back in 2011. However, when you take what a trusted source said into consideration regarding how they both had different goals and Reynolds wanting a big family, maybe they’re actually better off with the close friendship that has resulted ever since.
7. Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is one of those women who gets better with age and with her fiery red hair, slim physique and radiant smile, it’s easy to see why. When you pair that with her loving personality, her husband, Bart Freundlich, is definitely one lucky man. Despite their age difference of nine years, this director and actress duo seem to be as in love as ever and their union has been getting stronger. Over the 20 years they’ve been together, they’ve been seen by the others side at Hollywood events as well as just out and about – living their “normal” lives. He and their two children are the reason why she is so happy all the time and has been living the dream for just about a quarter of her life.
6. Kylie Minogue
There was a time when you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing Kylie Minogue‘s sweet voice over the receiver. But, she is still quite famous in the UK and can’t help but make the headlines. Despite being almost 50 (she’s 47), she has most recently made a splash due to her partnership with British actor and producer Joshua Sasse, who is 20 years her junior! They began dating in the latter half of 2015 and, while they may have been getting distasteful comments due to their age gap, they were recently engaged to be married. Sure, it may seem a rash decision, but they appear to be very much in love and extremely happy together.
5. Cameron Diaz
This may be old news, but remember when Cameron Diaz, 34, and Justin Timberlake, 25, where an item? It may have been a long time ago, but their relationship did last for almost 4 years, and have since maintained an amicable relationship with one another. They’ve even worked on a few feature films together since the split, Bad Teacher being one of them. Sure, Diaz has admitted that Timberlake can be a little weird on set, but they have always had the ability to muster up some great laughs, which makes it a perfect work relationship. So, are there any romance movies for the pair in the future? The only way to know is to let nature take its course and see what the future holds.
4. Kate Hudson
While the nature of the gorgeous 37-year-old actress’ most recent hook-up may be left to mere speculation, her liaisons with the 23-year-old singer Nick Jonas won’t go away. From Ellen DeGeneres pushing the subject matter to various celebrity magazines such as People, it’s getting harder and harder to believe that they aren’t actually an item. On top of their outings, they speak about one another in the highest of regards and Nick Jonas has gone on record to say they just click so well together. So, what’s really happening between them? Who knows, but if things keep going the way they’re going, it probably won’t be long until they say “I do.”
3. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston may not seem like the heartbreaking type due to her wholesome nature, but her relationship with John Mayer was anything but – especially after their breakup. Given, she may have been 40 and he was 32 when they first got together, so she definitely had more dating experience than he did. The couple initially split up twice, because he prioritized social media instead of their relationship, and she just felt like he wasn’t giving his 100% (which he wasn’t). However, since then, he has admitted that he screwed up big time and should have never let Jennifer Aniston go. It went further than that, but the rest of the details can definitely be spared; however, if you are curious about it, please feel free to click here to read his Rolling Stone interview.
2. Eva Longoria
There’s no denying how much of a babe the Texas-born Eva Longoria is, and even though she was 35 when she and NBA player Tony Parker got together, she never looked a day over 24. Everything seemed fine and dandy between the pair, at least out in the general public, but it’s always difficult to keep a relationship together when you’re famous. With issues involving jealousy, pushing decisions aside and infidelity brewing beneath the surface, it was only a matter of time before the couple called it quits. The nail in the coffin, however, was Tony’s texting relationship with the wife of his teammate of the time, Erin Brady. Longoria has since moved on and is doing better than ever.
1. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is one of those women who could have any man in the world lying at her feet at the snap of her fingers. That being said, she has dated her fair share of younger men and, at 42, her latest boy-toy is none other than choreographer and dancer Casper Smart – who is 18 years her junior, or 25 years of age for those of you who are mathematically challenged. However, apparently their age gap hasn’t caused any problems in their relationship and they feel extremely compatible when they’re together. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to not overthink things and let the cards fall where they may.