Finding love in Hollywood is a tremendous thing to do, add on a large age gap and it's even more daunting for most. For some celeb couples though, age is not even a factor in their relationship. Fans and media can at times be harsh in their criticism of age gaps in couples, though we all know and believe that love is blind. Age doesn't define a person, it is only a number that represents how many anniversaries you've had of your birth. Everyone wants the fairytale, the "Hollywood ending", and may not get it until later on in life. When you fall in love with someone, your heart has no idea how old they are, nor does it care. It is with your mind that you count to 100, not with your heart.
We commend the couples on this list for following their hearts and wish them all the happiness in the world. They are all beautiful and strong in their relationships and love for each other, regardless of misguided social opinions and norms. These couples remind us to never give up on the hope of finding the person you were born to be with.
Below is a list of 20 Celebrity Couples That Don't Care About Their Age.
20 Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas - 25 Year Age Gap
Catherine Zeta-Jones married Michael Douglas November 18, 2000, after dating less than two years.
When they first met, Douglas told Jones, "I want to father your children".
They have two children together, a son, Dylan Michael born August of 2000, and a daughter, Carys Zeta born April of 2003. This is the second marriage for Douglas and the first for Jones. These two Hollywood A-listers never let their age stand between them. They even share the same birthdate, September 25th. However, they were born 25 years apart.
19 Hugh Jackman & Deborra lee Furness - 13 Year Age Gap
Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness were married on April 11, 1996, at St John's in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. The two met on the set of an Australian television show, Correlli. It was Jackman's first gig out of drama school, and Deborra was the leading lady, who he quickly had a crush on.
The couple married in 1996. Jackman personally designed an engagement ring for Furness. Their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription, "Om paramar mainamar", translated as "we dedicate our union to a greater source". Their age difference of 13 years has never been an issue.
18 Stephen Fry & Elliott Spencer - 30 Year Age Gap
Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer met in 2014 and it was love at first sight.
Fry said, "We met at a friend's house and I knew pretty much straight away that this was someone I wanted to spend, what I considered, the rest of my life with."
The pair married in 2015. Elliott said in an interview, "I don't care what people think, Stephen is the love of my life, the light of my life." Fry is best known as a comedian and the host of QI, a British trivia show. Spencer is an aspiring comedian.
17 George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin- 17 Year Age Gap
The once perpetual bachelor, George Clooney, was knocked off his feet when he met international human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin. The two met at Lake Como in 2013.
Clooney said of their meeting, "she was a friend of a friend who came to visit and then I chased her for many months, calling and writing, those kinds of things."
Six months into the relationship Clooney popped the question. The couple announced their engagement in 2014 and wed the same year. The lovely, power couple welcomed twins Alexander and Ella in June 2017.
16 Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor- 31 Year Age Gap
The two met at a dinner party, nearly a decade prior to dating.
Even though she was dating someone else at the time, Sarah said that she thought Holland was, "the most exquisitely beautiful woman" she'd ever seen.
They reconnected years later while recording videos for Martha Plimpton's nonprofit organization. They began dating in 2015. Paulson publicly declared her feelings for Taylor at the 2016 Emmys when she won for The People v. O.J. Simpson. The two are still going strong today.
15 Jay Z & Beyonce - 12 Year Age Gap
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z met in 1999. It is not known when they started dating, but Beyonce used her first solo single as a way to announce their relationship. They married in a private ceremony in April 2008.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Blue Ivy in 2012. Their family became even bigger with the births of their twins, Rumi and Sir Carter in 2017. In August of 2012, the pair became the highest paid celebrity couple according to Forbes' at an estimated net worth of $78 million.
14 Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart - 22 Year Age Gap
This lovely pair met at the 2002 Golden Globes, while Ford was still married to his second wife, though they had been separated for over a year. Initially, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart kept quiet about their relationship.
In 2003 Ford told Hello! Magazine, "I'm in love. Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life. I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn't surprised that I did." The two became engaged in February 2009 and were wed in June of the same year.
13 Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander - 11 Year Age Gap
These two newlyweds couldn't be more adorable. Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender first met at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, then again at the BAFTA's. Vikander told ELLE Magazine,
"The first two times we met, we didn't chat, we only danced."
The pair fell for each other while filming The Light Between Oceans and would regularly dance in the mornings on set to warm up. This couple usually keeps very private about their personal lives and relationship, but have opened up a bit more since marrying. Vikander and Fassbender tied the knot in October 2017.
12 Sam Taylor Johnson & Aaron Taylor Johnson - 23 Year Age Gap
Aaron Taylor-Johnson was 19 when he first met his future wife, on the set of Nowhere Boy in 2009. Aaron played the young John Lennon and Sam was the director of the film. Sam also directed Fifty Shades of Grey, making her the most commercially successful female film-maker in history.
The two married when Aaron was 20 at Babington House in Somerset. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Wylda Rae, who was born in July 2010, and her sister, Romy Hero, was born in January 2012. Taking their family into account, they both decided to only take on one project a year in order to make sure they focus on what really matters.
11 Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds - 11 Year Age Gap
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds first met when cast in Green Lantern, in 2010. Reynolds had the lead role of Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, while Lively played his love interest, Carol Ferris. At the time Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson, and Lively was dating her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley.
In December 2010, Reynolds and Johansson released a joint statement confirming their divorce. Lively and Reynolds were reported to be a couple in October 2011. The pair tied the knot in September 2012. In January 2015, the happy couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named James, then Ines in October 2016. Reynolds and Lively have often been called the "dreamiest celebrity couple".
10 Ellen Degeneres & Portia De Rossi - 15 Year Age Gap
Portia de Rossi revealed to Oprah, "I knew Ellen was the one when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt because I was on Ally McBeal at the time and I was not living as an open person. I was closeted and very, very afraid that if I talked about it, it would be the end of my career, so I wasn't about to date the most famous lesbian in the world."
The pair started seeing each other in December 2004 and married in 2008 after the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-gender marriage. In 2010 de Rossi officially changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
9 Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa - 12 Year Age Gap
In an interview with Katie Couric, Momoa discussed how he had a crush on Bonet from watching her on The Cosby Show.
He said, "That was the first time when I was like, 'I want that one. I want her. I'm going to get her," he told Couric in 2014.
He didn't tell Bonet this until after they were married and had their two children. Momoa then told Bonet, "I kinda stalked ya. I was going to find ya." The pair met in 2005 through mutual friends and Momoa has said that he was like a little girl freaking out inside when he met her for the first time. This free-spirited couple was married in October 2017, after being together for 11 years. They have two children together, daughter Lola Iolani born 2007 and son Nakoa-Wolf born 2008.
8 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Jason Statham- 20 Year Age Gap
This gorgeous couple met in April 2010 and began their romance in October 2010. They both are extremely private about their relationship. In a rare interview in 2015 with Self Magazine, Whiteley said,
"We're best mates. He makes me laugh every day. I almost feel like I never had a proper boyfriend before!"
As for their privacy, she said, "My relationship is not a branch of my brand. It's my private life. Certainly, that's how he feels too." After dating for five years the pair became engaged in January 2016. In June 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, son Jack Oscar, into the world.
7 Viola Davis & Julius Tennon - 12 Year Age Gap
"I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, 'You should just pray for a husband," David told The New York Post's Page Six. She took her friends advice,
"I said I wanted a big black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before. Three and a half weeks later, I met my husband."
Davis and Tennon shared a scene on the television show City of Angels. Before meeting Davis, Tennon had been a single father of two sons for 17 years. The couple adopted a daughter, Genesis, in October of 2011. Davis and Tennon married in 2003 and are still going strong today.
6 Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Hilarie Burton - 16 Year Age Gap
These two have Jensen Ackles and wife Danneel to thank for their meeting.
In an interview in 2015, Jeffrey said, "I happened to be single and Jensen said, 'I've got a girl you should meet."
Jeffrey Dean Morgan starred alongside Jensen Ackles in Supernatural, and Hilarie had starred in One Tree Hill with Danneel Harris Ackles. So this duo decided to play cupid for their friends. Following a blind date with the Ackles couple, JDM asked Hilarie to come with him to New Mexico, where he was filming a movie. They began dating in 2009 and married in 2014. The duo has two children together, son Augustus who is 8, and daughter George Virginia born February 2018.
5 Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell - 38 Year Gap
This duo proves you're never too old to find true love. Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell met through a mutual friend at a restaurant in 2008, while the singer-songwriter was working as a waitress. Stewart has said,
"I gave her my phone number and that's the only time I've ever done that."
The two were married in September 2013 and Stewart's best friend, Sir Ian McKellen officiated. Ozell has said of their age gap, "He is so youthful and I guess I'm kind of an old worry wart so we bridge the gap. It doesn't come up much. He's in better shape than me, which infuriates me."
4 Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer - 13 Year Age Gap
It was love at first bite for Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. The pair met while screen testing for True Blood. Moyer said on their first meeting,
"We were both single at the time and there was just this kind of spark."
It was three months before the two saw each other again and the two looked very different from their screen tests, as they were preparing for their roles. Moyer said, "By day three or four- oh, this is going to sound so syrupy- but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. It was within seconds, really, and it just became a thing." The two married in August 2010 and have two children together, 3-year-old twins Charlie and Poppy.
3 Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo - 10 Year Age Gap
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 were one of the performers at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and there he met VS model Prinsloo. The pair began dating in 2012, then broke things off in 2013, then two months later were engaged. This was indeed a surprise, as Levine was dating VS model Nina Agdal, and it is rumoured he told her via text about the engagement to Prinsloo.
They were married one year later in Los Cabos, Mexico, on July 19, 2014. In September 2016, the couple welcomed daughter Dusty Rose into the world. She was followed by little sister Gio Grace, on February 15, 2018.
2 Idris Elba & Sabrina Dhowre - 16 Year Age Gap
This beautiful, newly engaged couple began seeing each other in March of 2017. Sabrina is an actress/model, who also holds the title of Ms. Vancouver 2014. The two made their first public appearance as a couple to the premiere party for Idris' film, Molly's Game, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
On February 10, at Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, during a screening of Idris' film Yardie, Elba got down on one knee and proposed to Dhowre. She said yes and that garnished a lot of clapping and cheering for the couple.
1 Alan Ruck & Mireille Enos - 19 Year Age Gap
Mireille Enos admits to having a crush on Alan Ruck ever since Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where Ruck played the hypochondriac Cameron Frye. The pair met during rehearsals for a play in New York City in 2005,
"Alan walked in the door and my brain said, 'Oh there he is," said Enos in an interview.
"It was a moment of recognition of some other person who was going to change my life." They married in 2008 and two years later welcomed their daughter, Vesper Vivienne. Their son, Larkin, was born in July 2014.
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