Is age just a number? For these celebrities, they are certainly making a good argument for it. There are huge debates about whether or not your soul mate could be someone that’s significantly younger than you are. Many people believe that it’s never okay to date someone with a big age gap, but there are also others that believe that age is just a number and that you should follow your feelings as long as beyond the age of consent of course. It used to be that it was more common for young women to date older men, but that’s not the case anymore. It’s just as likely for a woman these days to date a young man, too.
Hollywood is certainly the place where you will find huge age gaps between couples. It’s been a growing trend for years. Women who date younger men are seen unfairly as cougars while men who date younger girls are considered to be "cool."
We have found a list of celebrities who don’t mind dating older people. There are some differences; some are dating because of love while others are obviously there for the financial gain. Let’s be real here; we highly doubt there is ever a real case for saying a 22-year-old model falls in love with a 70-year-old man. We’re not here to judge. Check out these young celebrities who like to date oldies.
15 Aaron And Sam Taylor-Johnson
This isn't a couple that is dating. They are married and many people have asked what a handsome young guy sees in a woman who is older and plain looking. Sam Taylor Wood directed the movie Nowhere Boy, a movie that Aaron Johnson starred in. That was how they met, and what was most shocking was that Aaron was only 18 at the time while Sam Taylor was 42. Many would say that this is an impossible relationship, but the couple claim to be very much in love. Aaron has said that Sam saved him from a life as a self-destructive teenager and turned him into a good man. They were married and they both legally changed their names to Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson. The two have two daughters together. Maybe true love has no number.
14 Kourtney Kardashian And Younes Bendjima
There is a 14-year age gap between Kourtney Kardashian and her new hot model boyfriend, Younes Bendjima. They don’t seem to be complaining about it, though. There is no doubt about it; he is tall, dark, and handsome. Bendjima has been working in the modelling industry for huge labels such as Burberry, Hermes, and Ralph Lauren. Some may say that the couple is together because he wanted some exposure in his career. Who’s to say, but they certainly look happy together. The couple met in 2016 during Paris Fashion Week. Many weren’t sure if they were actually a couple, but recently there has been plenty of public displays of affection. They were also seen at the Cannes Film Festival where they were very affectionate with each other. Only time will tell if these two will make it despite the large age gap between them.
13 Anna Nicole Smith And J. Howard Marshall
This love story was one for the books. We don’t doubt that the girl cared for the old man because she was that type of person, but there is a strong argument that she was getting some serious perks and liked living a lavish lifestyle by being with J. Howard Marshall. Young pretty blondes don’t typically shack up with men his age unless they are getting something out of it. Unfortunately for Smith, she didn’t get what she was promised in the end. Marshall promised Smith that she would get half of his billions if she married him, which she did, but he never put it in his will, so she didn’t get it after he died. They were only married for 13 months at the time of his death, so it certainly wasn’t a lot of time that she put in, but she went to court to fight for the billions. She probably should have made sure she was in his will before she married him.
12 Matt Bomer And Simon Halls
There is a 14-year age difference between Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, but they haven’t let that stop them from getting married. They tied the knot in 2011, but they kept it private because at the time, Bomer wasn’t open about being gay. He publicly came out in 2012 and that was when they announced that they were also married. Bomer has always been a hottie in Hollywood and his husband is easy on the eyes as well. Simon Halls is a publicist in Hollywood when the two met and fell in love. This couple is definitely not the type to air their dirty laundry in public; their relationship is very private. The couple has three sons together and they seem very much in love. It seems like age really is just a number.
11 Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds
These two lovebirds are so adventurous and fun-loving that it’s hard to believe that there is an 11-year difference between them. But we do see Ryan Reynolds becoming a silver fox. These two have been showing us #relationshipgoals for a while now, so we don’t think age really matters to them. They got married in 2012, which did come as a surprise to everyone, but they have certainly done everything in their power since then to prove that they are the perfect couple. Considering they have been married for almost six years and are still happy and pulling pranks on each other. They are both gorgeous people who have the same sense of humor and are both killing it in Hollywood these days.
10 Mary-Kate Olsen And Olivier Sarkozy
This is one couple that has us shaking our heads. Many people feel that the Olsen twins have regularly been dating father figures. We would say that she might be looking for security, but she’s got a fortune all on her own. He’s a banker and she doesn’t care about their age one bit despite the 17-year difference. “I think we’re lucky. [Working hard] comes quite naturally for us. We don’t need so much time to sit and think and ponder,” Mary-Kate told The Edit. “But then I have a husband, two stepkids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner. I ride horses on the weekends. You find the thing that helps you relax, and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out, and then you’re not productive.”
9 Bradley Cooper And Suki Waterhouse
There was a 17-year age difference between these two before they broke up. They spent two years together, though, so it wasn’t just some casual fling. He’s gorgeous, famous, and rich, so we know why she was with him. But she sure looked very young; we’re not sure why he was with her. Soon after their breakup, he settled down with Irina Shayk, so maybe he realized he should be starting a family instead of fooling around with 21-year-old girls. Allegedly, he broke up with her because she never supported his career or visited him while he was on set. Well, she’s just a kid, she probably didn’t want to hang out on a set all day long. At the end of the day, it appeared as if the two were in very different places and let’s be honest, what would the two of them have to talk about? They lived in totally different worlds.
8 Amber Heard And Johnny Depp
This one we had a hard time understanding because it just didn’t seem to fit from the beginning. The two met on set and they seemed to hit it off right away. Amber Heard is young and truly breathtaking to look at. Although Johnny Depp is certainly good looking with a mysterious flair to him, he hasn’t aged as well as say George Clooney has. Depp isn’t the only older man she has dated; she was also linked to Elon Musk at one point. So, she clearly likes older men. Though Depp was more than twenty years older than her, they seemed to get along. That is until the alleged physical abuse and the divorce. It was an odd pairing to begin with, and it had a terrible ending, so this is a relationship that proved that age is a big deal.
7 Hugh Jackman And Deborra-Lee Furness
These two have been in love for 21 years, so they don’t care about the thirteen-year age difference between them. Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actor who was lucky enough to marry one of the sexiest men alive. Hugh Jackman has no problem gushing about how much he loves his wife, telling the world that she is “the greatest woman alive.” Furness, however, isn’t a fan when people say that she’s lucky to be with Jackman. She states that her husband wasn’t a prize that she won in the lottery and it’s demeaning that people think that luck had anything to do with it. Furness believes they are together not only because they love each other, but because they work hard at their relationship too. “If you want something, you put it out there with good intention and you release it.”
6 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley And Jason Statham
Don’t these two just look adorable together? Most of their pictures together are adorable; they seem to have a lot of fun together. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham have a 20-year age difference between them. She’s a stunning model and he’s a famous movie star, and a handsome one at that. It’s not really surprising that these two hooked up. They are considered to be one of the hottest British couples. They're now married and share a child together. It doesn’t look like these two are breaking up anytime soon. Age doesn’t seem to matter to them one bit. Do what makes you happy, we say.
5 Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor
At what point would you say a couple has too much of an age gap. Can a 20-year-old date an 80-year-old and call it love? It’s hard to believe that there are people falling in love that have huge gaps between them. That’s certainly the case for Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor who have 32 years between them. We would imagine they wouldn’t even be in the same stage in their lives or wouldn’t have much to talk about. Paulson announced in 2015 that she was dating someone and that their relationship was the “most wonderful and extraordinary thing.” She was talking about the iconic actress Holland Taylor. The two had met ten years earlier, but Paulson was in a relationship at that point. So, why would Paulson want to date someone old enough to be her mother? She stated in an interview with The New York Times, “What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.”
4 Lisa Bonet And Jason Momoa
One thing is for sure, Lisa Bonet is one hell of a lucky girl because Jason Momoa is seriously the most gorgeous man on the planet. Not that she’s not good looking, she has an exotic and ageless beauty that is striking as well. Bonet is 11 years older than Momoa and he actually had a crush on her when she was on The Cosby Show. He was crushing hard on her for many years before they even met. When he did finally meet her, he acted like a totally obsessed fangirl, but she must have seen something in him that she liked. They married in 2007 and had two children together. He is also the stepfather to her daughter Zoe Isabelle Kravitz, who is also the daughter of Lenny Kravitz. The two have an amazing love story and they seem to have a strong and loving bond.
3 Ryan Gosling And Sandra Bullock
This was another surprising couple, though Ryan Gosling has always been a lady’s man. At the time, Bullock was sixteen years older than the hottie. Although they were cute together, it always seemed like an odd pairing. They met on the set of Murder by Numbers and apparently fell in love, though no one got the match. Many people didn’t see it working, but they were together for a while. This, of course, was before Gosling had the fame that he does now. In 2011, he considered Bullock to be one of the best girlfriends he’s ever had, so we wonder why it didn’t work out. "I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I haven't met anybody who could top them.” We’re sure that he feels differently now that he is married to Eva Mendes.
2 Beyoncé Knowles And Jay Z
Another celebrity union where there is a huge age gap and we just don’t understand the relationship. We get it, Jay-Z is a super famous guy who has a ton of money, but aside from that, we could never understand this match. He’s not anywhere near Beyoncé in the looks category and he’s 12 years older than her. She seems way out of his league. When you throw in the fact that he cheated on her, you really have to question the union between the two. Why would you cheat on such a gorgeous and talented woman just to be with another girl who is probably only after your money anyway? It just makes no sense. The two were married in 2008 and have been working hard at keeping their marriage together ever since. They have a daughter together and recently added twins to the mix.
1 Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones
This was yet another relationship that surprised everyone. These two have 25 years between them and at first, many people doubted their union, but they are still together after all these years. The two have been married now for a whopping 17 years, so something must be working well between them. They have been honest about the fact that they have had some trouble over the years and the couple even took a break back in 2013. But they seem to be determined to make their love survive. No relationship is perfect and it takes a lot of work to keep a strong foundation together. There has to be a reason that the two have been together so long and that’s probably because they genuinely love one another. Zeta-Jones has said, “It’s a long road and I think people today are so quick to throw in the towel on marriage. You have to give it your best shot and not give up when the first problem arises because that won’t be the last problem.”