If the age of love exists, than it is renounced to the celebrities in tinsel town. The copious amount of age mish-mashed duos is not necessarily a novel phenomenon, but it is a fascinating one nonetheless. With differences from 20 to 63 years per couple, we’re counting down ten of the biggest age gaps, both past and present, in Hollywood marriages!
10. Nicolas Cage: 20 Years Difference
For most actors having the name Coppola next to their first name is a dream come true, but for Nicolas Coppola it was a moniker he’d rather keep undisclosed until making his own mark on the big screen. While Cage has appeared in a profusion of films since 1980, he has received both critical acclaim and criticism for his role choices. On the personal front, Cage has been married three times since 1995. While his ex-wives include famous faces Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley, his current wife received her own fame when the former waitress began dating Cage, 40, at just 20 years. The couple wed months later, and the marriage marks the longest relationship for Cage.
9. Donald Trump: 23 Years Difference
With an estimated wealth of $2.9 – $7 billion, Donald Trump is considered to be one of the most prominent real estate entrepreneurs in American history. Trump’s outspoken persona, lavish lifestyle, and business know-how also led to his hit reality series The Apprentice. Trump’s personal life has additionally drawn much media attention since his first marriage and divorce to Czech Republic native Ivana Trump, with whom he has three children. Trump’s second marriage was to Marla Maples which lasted 6 years. Trump’s third and current marriage is to Slovenian model Melania Knauss-Trump, who is 23 years his junior. The extravagant wedding was put together with the aid of 45 chefs, 28 seamstresses, 100 limousine drivers, and over 10,000 flowers.
8. Bruce Willis: 24 Years Difference
While his appearance on the silver screen has grossed an estimated $3 billion in profits for various major motion pictures, Bruce Willis’ career began both on off-Broadway plays and television – primarily Moonlighting in the late 80’s. Willis has appeared in over 60 films, including the incredibly successful Die Hard series. Willis was infamously married to actress Demi Moore for 13 years, and has three daughters from that marriage. After their divorce, Willis eventually remarried Emma Heming in 2009, a model 24 years his junior.
7. Michael Douglas: 25 Years Difference
Eldest son of legendary actor Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas is a multiple golden globe recipient known for his appreciation of younger women. Douglas married his first wife Luker, who was 19, at the age of 32. While they share a child together named Cameron, the couple’s divorce made its own headlines for the infamous settlement awarded to Luker of $45 million. Douglas’ next wife would share the same birthday as the actor, September 25th, only it would be 25 years apart. After dating for a year, Douglas married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000. The couple, who have publicly announced taking time apart from one another, have two children together.
6. Celine Dion: 26 Years Difference
If a Canadian version of America’s Sweetheart existed, her name would be Celine Dion. After starting to sing at the young age of 12 (solely in French) Dion went on to release a series of French albums in the 1980’s before being signed by Epic Records to produce English albums. Dion became one of the most influential voices of our time, even baring the name ‘Queen of Pop.’ Celine attributes her success to manager and husband, Rene Angelil whom she met in 1980 at the age of 12 when Angelil was 38. Their personal relationship began seven years later, and the couple married in 1994, and renewed their vows in 2000. The couple, who have three boys together, 12-year-old René-Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy, have spoken openly about their struggles to have children.
5. Larry King: 26 Years Difference
The host of Larry King Live for 25 years, legendary American TV & radio host Larry King, has been married eight times to seven women. His lengthy list of brides includes his childhood sweetheart who he married at the age of 18, Playboy bunny Alene Atkins in 1961, math teacher and production assistant Sharon Lepore in 1976, and businesswoman Julie Alexander in summer 1989 to name a few. King married his seventh wife Shawn Southwick, American singer, TV and radio personality in 1997. The couple, who have a 26 year gap between them, have filed for divorce in the past, but still remain married today.
4. Niki Lauda: 30 Years Difference
The real life star of the Hollywood movie Rush, Niki Lauda, is a Formula One racing car legend who among other things drove for Ferrari, and survived a near death racing accident only to recover and continue racing just six weeks later. Lauda was married twice. His first marriage which ended in 1991, produced two children, Mathias and Lukas; while Lauda also had another son via an affair. The second time around in 2008, the racing legend married a flight attendant named Brigit, employed by his airline, who was 30 years younger than him. She gave birth to twins in 2009.
3. Woody Allen: 37 Years Difference
Born in the mid 1930’s, Woody Allen has worked as a comedian, writer, director, and musician for over 50 years. While his work has been revered globally, he has also been ranked fourth greatest comedian ever by a UK survey. Asides from his work in the arts, Allen has also received an unprecedented amount of media regarding his personal life. Allen was married three times; and additionally had a relationship with actress Mia Farrow for 12 years. Farrow ended the relationship with Allen after discovering nude pictures he had taken of her adopted daughter, Soon Yi Previn. The relationship between Previn and Allen commenced when Previn was 19, and Allen was 56. They eventually married and have been together for 15 years and have two adopted daughters.
2. Hugh Hefner: 62 Years Difference
The most revered editor and publisher in the Adult industry has been married three times and has had sexual relations with over 1,000 women. Hugh Hefner, the man behind the iconic Playboy bunny, claims he never cheated while he was married, but in-between, well that’s a whole other story. Hefner has admitted to dating up to seven women at a time, much of which was documented on the reality show Girls Next Door.
Hefner’s first wife was Mildred Williams with whom he has two children. Hefner admitted to reinventing himself after their divorce, and having relations with an abundance of Playmates, as well as some bisexual experimentation. Hefner’s second marriage was to Playmate of the year Kimberley Conrad, with whom he had two children. The marriage lasted nine years. Hefner’s third and final marriage would come at the age of 88, on December 31, 2012, to 26 year-old model Crystal Harris.
1. Anna Nicole Smith: 63 Years Difference
Playboy bunny turned actress and model Anna Nicole Smith made her mark as one of the most striking models in the Guess Jeans ad campaigns. Prior to her Guess Jeans days however, the late Smith, worked as a topless dancer at a Houston Strip club, where she met her second husband. Smith began dating and having an affair with oil magnate J. Howard Marshall. After divorcing her husband in 1993, 26-year old Smith married 89 year-old Marshall in Houston, Texas. According to the late Smith, she “never lived with him, never made love with him, or kissed him on the mouth more than ten times.” Marshall died just after a year of marriage to Smith, and the infamous court battle regarding his fortune was set in motion.
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