Age is just a number. This has been taken quite seriously by several famous Hollywood couples. Some couples have an age difference of one to two years, while some couples make an exception with an age gap of more than 10 to 20 years and have made it through all the criticism that came their way.
Let’s have look at some of the most extraordinary celebrity couples that have shut the critics with their decision
George Clooney and Amal Clooney
When George Clooney first met Amal, he thought she might see him as a grandpa. “I couldn’t tell if she liked me, you know? I’m 17 years older than her, so she might have thought I was, you know, grandpa”, he said on “The Howard Stern Show”.
Apart from everyone viewing them as a perfect couple, it was Amal’s father who wasn’t sure about the couple. George revealed, “I’m going to give you 10 reasons why this is a terrible idea to date this guy.” But none of this came in way of them being together. The couple tied the knot in Italy and since then have come out strong.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers, fell in love with a decade older Priyanka Chopra, a leading Bollywood actor. Though many criticized the couple for their 10-year age gap, it never affected them. The two tied the knot in 2018 and have made their relationship look so easy regardless of the world’s criticism. Nick shared on his Instagram, “I can’t believe how lucky I am.”
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres met her wife Portia de Rossi through mutual friends and seemed to hit it off. The two got married in 2008 when same-sex marriage was legalized in California. The couple has a 15-year age difference and has kept their relationship low-key but fans have been given a glimpse of Portia whenever she appeared on Ellen’s show.
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff met on the sets of Braff’s short film “In the Time It Takes to Get There” and things began to brew between them. Though the two were into each other, their 21-year age gap had everyone talking. Pugh even had to raise her voice to everyone’s opinions on her Instagram personally. Nothing stopped them from being together despite several hurtful comments. Pugh said in an interview with The Times, “I do not need you to tell me whom I should and should not love.”
Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie
The 39-year age difference doesn’t affect Dennis Quaid and his wife’s marriage. He told The Guardian, “You have no control over whom you fall in love with.” But the world has a lot to say about his wife who is as old as his eldest son.
The actor met Laura Savoie at a business event. The two fell in love and got married in 2020. “I just love who she is as a person. Her character, her intelligence, of course, her beauty. And her point of view of the world”, he told People.
Mathew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Mathew McConaughey met his wife in 2006 when he went clubbing with his friends. When he met his wife, she was a model and entrepreneur. The actor admits he was not looking for anything and was happily single.
Camila is 13 years younger than the Oscar-winning actor and more than a decade-long age difference between the two is the key to their successful relationship.
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin
Alec and his wife, Hilaria respectfully admitted the 26-year age difference between them. When the couple began dating, he shook her hand at the end of each night. Hilaria said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “He shook my hand for six weeks and didn’t kiss me when we met.”
Despite the “generational gap” between them, they’re raising six children together. “We do not always agree. My wife prevails if you will, but we do not always agree because I’m still much older than my wife.”
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
Heidi doesn’t seem to have aged in the spotlight. Though people have had a lot to say when she began dating her now-husband, Tom Kaulitz due to their 17 years age difference. The supermodel was previously married to Seal, the singer who was 10 years older than her. So, it seems that Klum never had a problem with an age difference.
“You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think. Because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles”, she said.
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh
John Stamos claims to share a lot in common with his 23 years younger wife, Caitlin McHugh. They met in 2011 on the sets of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” but things began to brew after her roommate came on “Fuller House”. Stamos said, “She was in the audience. I walked in, I went, ‘Hey, are you stalking me?’ She was like ‘No’. That’s why I love her. She’s like, ‘What? No. I haven’t thought of you twice.”
They began dating after they met the second time. In 2018, the couple had a son named Billy.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
Kris Jenner’s relationship is not at all affected by her 29 years younger boyfriend, Corey Gamble. The two met in 2014 when Corey was in awe of the momager’s glimpse across the room. And have been together since.
The couple does not seem to try their luck in marriage. Kris admitted, “You know, I’ve done that twice, and it didn’t work out so well.” The momager refused to answer any questions about it on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in 2018 and left all wondering about her and Gamble’s relationship status.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
The Golden Globe Award winner values the love of his life, actress Calista Flockhart, whom he met in 2002 at the awards. Ford said to Hello magazine, “Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and there is a potential for it at any stage of your life.”
Ford is 22 years older than his wife. Calista said to People, “Sometimes I even say, ‘Wow, I keep forgetting that he’s years older than me.”