There are just some celebrity couples that will make you scratch your head. There are many reasons that couples do not seem to necessarily “go together.” For instance, it could be that one person has a significant amount of money that attracts the other person to them for the wrong reasons. It could be also be the stark physical differences between the two like height, weight, or attractiveness.
Many celebrity couples often have a wide age gap, typically with the man being older than the woman, like with Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris. However, there are a few cases where it is the opposite, like with Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness. Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have been making headlines with their new, seemingly inappropriate relationship. It is also entirely possible that some of these couples are totally perfect for each other but it just does not appear so from outsiders looking in. While some of these relationships have long since fizzled out, some of them are still going strong. Many people questioned Mary-Kate Olsen when she married a man nearly twice her age and twice her height, but she and Oliver Sarkozy seem to be living happily ever after with one another.When Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn got together after he had a romantic relationship with her adoptive mother, the public lashed out at the film director. However, the two have been married for twenty years, so who are we to judge? Here are 15 celebrity couples that make no sense.
15 Mary-Kate Olsen And Oliver Sarkozy
The Olsen twins both live very private lives after growing up in the spotlight and nothing has changed since Mary-Kate Olsen got married. She and Oliver Sarkozy are rarely seen in public but it is certainly a sight to see when they are. For starters, Olsen is shorter than Oliver's daughter, but the height difference between the couple is truly remarkable. Mary-Kate's husband towers over her at 6'3", while she is just 5'2".
On top of that, Oliver is 48 years old and Mary-Kate is just 31. That means that he was in his early twenties while the toddler was starring in her first big acting role on Full House. Despite their various differences, Mary-Kate is said to be "crazy for Oliver." The two have been happily married for the last two years. Their wedding ceremony was reportedly held in a private residence in New York City and the couple had "bowls of cigarettes" available for their guests.
14 Woody Allen And Soon-Yi Previn
Woody Allen's relationship with his third wife Soon-Yi Previn is extremely strange and some would even say creepy. The film director is a whopping 35 years older than Previn. Allen and Previn met while he was dating Mia Farrow in the late 1980s. He and Mia ended up adopting a few children together but Soon-Yi was Mia's adopted daughter with her ex-husband André Previn.
When news of the relationship between Soon-Yi and Woody went public, they were harshly criticized. The age difference was shocking but what was more outrageous was the fact that he had essentially been dating her mother beforehand. Although, both individuals have claimed that they never had a father-daughter relationship with one another prior to engaging in a romantic one. The couple has been married since 1997 and has adopted two children together.
13 Salma Hayek And Francois-Henri Pinault
Salma Hayek is a successful and beautiful actress that does not need to rely on a man, which is why people cannot really consider her a gold digger for marrying a billionaire, even though they seem like an unlikely pairing. Salma Hayek met Francois-Henri Pinault in 2006. After 11 months of dating, the actress got pregnant and the businessman proposed in March of 2007. They wed in 2009 on Valentine’s Day in a lavish, Masquerade ball-themed reception.
Although there is not a huge age gap between Hayek, 51, and Pinault, 55, he definitely looks considerably older than the brunette beauty. Salma even admitted that when she was first set up with Francois by a former Gucci executive and friend, she thought she was being set up with the guy’s father!
12 Hayden Panettiere And Wladimir Klitschko
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have been together, on and off, since 2008 after meeting at a book launch party. They are currently engaged and have one daughter together. The actress and the boxer make for a strikingly odd pairing, physically speaking. Klitschko towers over Panettiere at over 6'6", while the mother of one is just barely five feet.
Hayden is also considerably younger than Wladimir, who is 41 years old, which would make them 13 years apart in age. The Heroes actress is often spotted at the former heavyweight world champion’s fights. However, their busy schedules almost tore them apart but they managed to work things out and got back together in 2013. After giving birth to her daughter, Hayden suffered from postpartum depression but she recovered and the couple remains strong.
11 Sofia Richie And Scott Disick
Sofia Richie and Scott Disick are one of the most recent inappropriate celebrity couples who make no sense. Disick was thrown to the curb by his baby mama Kourtney Kardashian last year and ever since, the reality star has been on the prowl for new women. This relationship is odd for many reasons. For one, Sofia Richie is Lionel Richie's daughter and was raised with the Kardashians as her close family friends.
It seems strange that she would go after Kourtney's ex-boyfriend and the father of her children. The age difference between the 19-year-old teenager and the 34-year-old father of three is shocking. This celebrity couple will continue to baffle the public until their relationship undoubtedly fizzles out. Richie’s father, Lionel, has told Us Weekly that he is “scared to death” about her daughter dating the notorious womanizer.
10 Hugh Jackman And Deborra Lee-Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness do not seem like a likely pairing but the celebrity couple has actually been together for over 20 years. Lee-Furness is 13 years older than Jackman but the age difference has never been an issue for the two. The actors met on the set of an Australian show in 1995 and were married just one year later.
Hugh reportedly designed the ring he used to propose to Deborra with to include a Hindu inscription which translates to, “We dedicate our union to a greater source.” Lee-Furness has said in the past that she dislikes when people tell her that she is “lucky” to be married to the movie star. The couple has been married for over 21 years now and Jackman still raves about his wife like the day he met her, saying she is the “greatest woman alive” and that despite their busy work schedules, they never spend more than two weeks away from one another.
9 Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden shocked everyone when they met, fell in love after seven months of dating, and wed after just 17 days of being engaged. The couple was first introduced by Diaz’s good friend, Nicole Richie, who is married to Benji’s brother, which now makes the two friends sisters-in-law.
Cameron is a bit older than Benji but that is just the start of their differences. Diaz is an all-American actress who has starred in a ton of hit movies over the years, while Madden is a member of the band Good Charlotte, covered in tattoos with a hard exterior. Even though the actress admits that she and her husband are “so different from one another,” she still says they are like “two peas in a pod” and that they are “both just weird enough for each other” and also “share the same values.”
8 Hugh Hefner And Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner was a notorious playboy, which was no surprise from the founder of Playboy magazine. When he was well into his eighties, had been divorced two times, and ran through a countless list of young and beautiful girlfriends, Hugh met Crystal Harris. Harris was 26 years old when she first captured Hef’s eye in 2008 at a Halloween party at the Playboy Mansion.
By December 2010, the couple was engaged. Hef had moved all of his other girlfriends out of the mansion and Crystal had become his number one woman. However, their first engagement did not exactly work out. Just a week before their planned wedding, Crystal got cold feet and called the whole thing off. She even spoke out against Hugh publicly with defamatory comments, but the two ended up working things out. Their wedding took place at the Playboy Mansion in 2012. Hefner 91 when he died in September 2017 and Crystal, 31, was not left with much in the millionaire’s will after being married for nearly five years.
7 Macaulay Culkin And Mila Kunis
Many people were surprised to learn that Mila Kunis had dated Macaulay Culkin for nearly ten years. The celebrity couple kept a low-profile while they were together and while it was known that they were dating, they were rarely photographed so the public was not often reminded of their relationship. Kunis is one of the most beautiful actresses in the world. Granted, at the time, she had not found her big break in films just yet but she had already starred on That '70s Show and was making a name for herself.
Culkin was a washed-up child actor who looked like he had a serious drug problem, appearing frail, pale, and tired. However, at the time that they were dating, Culkin was still a much bigger star than Kunis. Kunis is now a huge celebrity and has starred in countless Hollywood hits, far surpassing Macaulay’s fame. She is happily married with children to her That '70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher.
6 Anna Nicole Smith And J. Howard Marshall
Anna Nicole Smith was a Playboy model who captivated the country’s attention with her high-profile case, taking her late husband’s family to the Supreme Court in order to gain control of his billion-dollar fortune. Smith also happened to be 63 years younger than her husband, J. Howard Marshall. Marshall was an oil tycoon and she met him when she was in her twenties at a club she worked at in Texas.
Obviously, people assumed that she had only married the man for his money but Anna Nicole insisted she was getting her happily ever after. However, just one year after getting married, Marshall passed away and did not even include Smith in his will. Anna wound up teaming up with Marshall’s youngest son, who had been disinherited, in 1995 to challenge the will in hopes of winning control of the money. Although, Marshall’s oldest son Pierce was determined to stop the pair from ever getting hands on his father’s fortune. Smith actually ended up dying as well, after years of struggles with addiction and weight issues.
5 Angelina Jolie And Billy Bob Thornton
Angelina Jolie married her second husband Billy Bob Thornton in 2000. The scruffy, salt and pepper-haired actor and the ravishingly gorgeous actress were an odd sight to see. The two met on the set of Pushing Tin, a film where the actors played an eccentric married couple. After that, the two were inseparable and appeared everywhere together.
This is also the time when Jolie and Thornton displayed their matching pendant necklaces prominently around their necks, which contained the other’s dried blood. The couple got divorced just a few years later in 2003. Jolie claimed that “it was not meant to be,” while Thornton has said that it was not easy being with the most beautiful woman in the world and that he did not feel like he was ever good enough for her.
4 Chelsea Handler And 50 Cent
The witty blonde bombshell comedian and the talented rapper who started out on the streets have little in common but the public was very infatuated with their relationship back in 2010 after the “21 Questions” singer appeared on her late-night talk show. Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent had a connection that no one can deny and the two are still fairly close to this day.
In 2014, the musician posted an Instagram picture of an exposed Handler, saying that his love for her was “out of control.” Although both of the celebrities have had nothing but wonderful things to say about one another, their relationship did not last long. Chelsea and 50 got into an argument which led to their breakup but that clearly did not have an impact on their lasting friendship.
3 Doug Hutchinson And Courtney Stodden
Courtney Stodden made headlines when she married the 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson at the young age of 16. There was a 34-year-age gap between the two but they claimed it was love.
In the summer of 2016, Stodden suffered a miscarriage, which she said “deeply” affected her relationship. The two ended up splitting up after almost six years of marriage but are not officially divorced. This is not the first time the controversial couple has broken up. In 2013, the two separated and it was not until May of 2016 that the couple had reconciled and renewed their vows to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. Stodden has since said that they are taking the breakup “slow” because the situation is “extremely sensitive” and the split is “really hard on him.”
2 Tom Cruise And Cher
Tom Cruise and Cher’s fling in the eighties certainly had people talking. We’re still talking about it to this day! The singer had a brief relationship with the actor, who is 16 years her junior, during the early days of his career. The two dated before Cruise’s first failed marriage to Mimi Rogers.
Cher still refers to the Scientologist as “one of my top five former lovers” and has said she was “crazy for Tom Cruise.” The pair met at the White House during a fundraising event just as Cruise was beginning to gain some notoriety after the success of Risky Business. The singer still said the fling could have been a “great romance” if they had not been so busy with work at the time.
1 Marilyn Manson And Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood became fairly well-known as a child actress in the mid-nineties. When she was 18, she entered a controversial relationship with the singer, Marilyn Manson, who was 34 at the time. The porcelain-skinned, blonde bombshell and the gothic, made-up, punk rock star did not seem like two people who would get together, especially because he was still married to the burlesque star Dita Von Teese at the time. Evan shocked the public when she starred in Manson’s music video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses” and made out with him under a shower of red liquid.
The actress was attacked by critics who called her derogatory names and “gross” for dating the outcast oddball. For Wood, Manson was someone who “promised freedom and expression and no judgments.” She was also attracted to the singer’s androgyny and later came out as bis*xual herself a few years later.
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