Celebrity Couples With Wives Older Than Husbands
When a Hollywood star tugs on the unconventional, it can lead to a change in perception. The following celebrity romances, where the woman is much older than the man, made their love last.
Hollywood has its fair share of May-December romances. However, we most often hear about older men dating and marrying younger women.
Let's turn the tables and shed light on older women dating younger men. Check out these 15 actresses who are happy with their much-younger significant others.
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#15 BART FREUNDLICH AND JULIANNE MOORE
Moore met her second husband, Bart Freundlich, a year after her first divorce in 1995 and certainly didn't expect to make such a commitment so soon.
They met when she was 35-years-old, and he was 26-years-old while on the set of "The Myth of Fingerprints," which Bart directed. The two married on August 23, 2003, after having two kids.
#14 TINA TURNER AND ERWIN BACH
After a tumultuous marriage with Ike Turner, her divorce was finalized in 1978, and she didn't publically date anyone for years.
Turner made a comeback with the classic "What's Love Got to Do With It," and it brought her back to love when she met Erwin Bach, a German music executive 16 years her junior. They married on July 4, 2013, in Switzerland.
#13 NORMA SHEARER & MARTIN ARROUGÉ
After Norma Shearer's retirement in 1942, she tied the knot with Martin Arrougé, a former ski instructor. He was 11 years younger than the starlet.
When Arrouge was around 5-years-old, Norma made her silent film debut in "The Star Boarder" as a Big V Beauty Squad member. The two were together until her passing on June 12, 1983.
#12 GABRIELLE UNION AND DWAYNE WADE
In 2009, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade started dating after getting out of a divorce: Wade from Siohvaughn Funches and Gabrielle Union from Chris Howard.
It all started when they co-hosted a 2007 Super Bowl party. They became engaged in December 2013, and on August 30, 2014, they made it official! Wade is nine years Union's junior.
#11 KATIE COURIC AND JOHN MOLNER
On June 21, 2014, journalist Katie Couric and banker John Molner got married after 10 months of being engaged. The two have a seven-year age difference.
This is Couric's second husband, and in 2013, she admitted to E! about being unsure about her long wait to remarry since life is much more fun with someone special by her side.
#10 SAM AND AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON
Samantha Louise met Aaron Johnson while filming "Nowhere Boy," the 2009 John Lennon biopic, when he was 18 years old, and she was 42 years old.
Due to their age gap of 24 years, the couple has had to face a slew of questioning their relationship. Despite the scrutiny, they've been together for over 10 years.
The couple tied the knot on June 21, 2012, and they now share four children, two daughters, and two children from Sam's previous marriage to Jay Jopling.
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#9 KRIS JENNER AND COREY GAMBLE
Since the fall of 2014, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble have been staying together despite some reservations from her family members.
The relationship began a year after Kris' split from Caitlyn Jenner was announced. He has since starred in "Keeping Up With the Kardashian" and is 25 years Kris's junior.
#8 EDITH PIAF & THÉO SARAPO
In 1962, Edith Piaf wed Theophanis Lamboukas (best known as his stage name Théo Sarapo). This was Piaf's final marriage before her unfortunate death in 1963.
Sarapo was two decades younger than Edith, but they were happy, and they often performed together at some of her final concerts.
#7 MARY TYLER MOORE & ROBERT LEVINE
While their marriage sadly ended when Mary Tyler Moore passed away in 2017, Robert Levine stuck by her side throughout the entirety of their 33-year marriage with each other.
The two lovebirds married in 1983 when she was 47 years old and he was 29 years old, meaning they had an age gap of 18 years.
#6 JOAN COLLINS & PERCY GIBSON
In 2002, Joan Collins was 69 years old, and Percy Gibson was 37 when they made it official between them. It is Collins' fifth marriage, and so far, it’s been going strong for 18 years!
Despite the difference, Collins hasn’t made it a significant point in her relationship with Gibson. In fact, she jokes about the gap all the time!
#5 CAROL BURNETT & BRIAN MILLER
The Queen of Television Comedy found her king in 2001! Carol Burnett's marriage to Brian Miller was her third, after college sweetheart Don Saroyan and second husband, Joe Hamilton (with whom she has three daughters).
Burnett and Miller are 23 years apart, and their love is still going strong since the gap is not important to either of them.
#4 PRIYANKA CHOPRA & NICK JONAS
This relationship all started when Nick direct-messaged Priyanka, who is ten years his senior, on Twitter in September 2016, saying, "I'm hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet."
Priyanka sent Jonas her phone number, and their relationship slowly blossomed into publically dating by May 2018. However, things moved quickly from there. On December 1, 2018, the lovebirds wed.
#3 LISA BONET AND JASON MOMOA
The actor and actress have been married since 2017 and have three children together. While they met in a Los Angeles jazz club, Jason had a crush on her since he was eight and first saw her on television.
The couple has a twelve year age gap and is parents to Lola, born in July 2007, followed by Nakoa in December 2009. Momoa is also stepdad to Bonet's daughter, Zoe, from her first marriage to the rocker Lenny Kravitz.
#2 HUGH JACKMAN AND DEBORA LEE-FURNESS
These two have an age gap of 13 years and have been married since April 11, 1996! They met on the set of the Australian drama "Corelli," and Jackman knew after two weeks that he wanted to marry her.
Four months after getting to know Lee-Furness, he proposed. The lovebirds were eager to start a family after they wed, but fertility struggles had them turn to adoption.
In 2000, the couple adopted their first child and son Oscar, followed by their daughter Ava, who joined the family five years later.
#1 HEIDI KLUM & TOM KAULITZ
The "Project Runway" alumni Heidi Klum and guitarist Tom Kaulitz have an age gap of 17 years, but it's just a number for them.
They first sparked dating rumors in March 2018 when they were caught kissing while Heidi filmed "America's Got Talent." They secretly tied the knot in February 2019, and they have been all smiles and gushes ever since!
From year-long partnerships like Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble to marriages that have stood the test of time like Hugh Jackman and Debora Lee-Furness, these couples are not bothered by their age gaps.
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