15 Celebrity Couples Who Are Happy Together Despite Their Big Age Gap
According to studies, the ideal age gap between spouses is up to 3 years. And the larger the gap, the less marital satisfaction the partners feel. However, any rule has exceptions. And sometimes 2 people are happy together, even if they have a big age difference.
At CHEERY, we are sure that love knows no age. We decided to recall celebrity couples who are happy together regardless of their big age gap.
Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston
Steven Tyler has been in a relationship with his former personal assistant Aimee Preston since 2016. The Aerosmith frontman is 39 years older than his girlfriend. And even though the public actively discusses their huge age gap, judging from their social media pages the couple just enjoys their relationship together. Preston and Tyler have often been seen making public appearances with his children. And it seems that they like her very much.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are known as one of Hollywood’s longest-lasting couples. According to the actor, who is 12 years older than his wife, they met in 2006, and it was love at first sight. Now they have 3 children together. When McConaughey has to travel for work, he takes his family along. The actor says that he feels more confident when his wife has got his back.
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
In 2011, handsome Matt Bomer married publicist Simon Halls in a secret ceremony. The public found out that they had tied the knot only a few years later. Nowadays, the spouses, whose age gap is 14 years, are raising 3 children who were all born via surrogacy.
Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka
Before Bryan met Mariah, he had already been a successful dancer and choreographer. He used to work with Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Madonna, and many other celebrities. The couple met in 2006 when Tanaka was working as Mariah’s backup dancer.
They were friends for a few years until they started dating. And they are not afraid of the 14-year age gap. Judging by their social media pages, the singer and the dancer enjoy their relationship.
Marc Anthony and Nadia Ferreira
In May 2022, it became known that Marc Anthony had decided to marry again. The musician’s fiancée is former Miss Universe Paraguay, Nadia Ferreira. She is 30 years younger than Marc, a fashion model, and a TV personality. According to her Instagram, she’s involved in projects dealing with nature preservation in Paraguay and often accompanies her fiancé during his tours.
Vincent Cassel and Tina Kunakey
Vincent Cassel and Tina Kunakey are often praised by glossy magazines for their style and elegance. And they look great and happy together despite their 30-year age gap. Cassel and Kunakey got married in 2018, two years after they had started dating. And in 2019, they had their daughter Amazonie.
Dolph Lundgren and Emma Krokdal
Norwegian fitness trainer Emma Krokdal was never fond of action movies, so she had no idea who was in front of her when she met actor Dolph Lundgren. He asked her where the nearest gym was and this was how their romance began. And although there is a 40-year age difference between them, they don’t think it’s a problem.
However, there was a moment of difficulty, when the actor had to tell his daughters about his girlfriend because his eldest daughter and Emma are the same age.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra thinks that her 10-year age gap with her husband Nick Jonas is a good thing because they learn from each other all the time. Priyanka has to explain many ’90s pop culture references he doesn’t understand to him, and her husband teaches her how to use TikTok.
But the couple also had to learn to embrace each other’s cultural differences. They coped there too—Jonas took to India like a duck to water.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Even though Hugh Jackman is 13 years younger than his wife, he thinks he’s the adult in their relationship. According to the actor, Deborra-Lee is the one who’s reckless and funny in their couple. They met in 1995. Hugh says that it was love at first sight. The spouses have a son and daughter together.
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
Heidi Klum’s marriage to the Tokio Hotel rock band member, Tom Kaulitz, is her third one. And it seems she’s finally found her happiness. Heidi says that he’s the first person in her life whom she can trust. When she’s asked about their age gap (Heidi is 16 years older than her husband), she says that you have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are often called one of Hollywood’s favorite couples by the tabloids. Their relationship began in the year 2000, and they married in 2008. Portia, who is 15 years younger than her spouse, says that the secret of their happy family life is having fun together and mutual understanding.
Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera
84-year-old Clint Eastwood met Christina Sandera, who is 35 years younger, in 2014. He met her at a hotel where she worked as a hostess. And they have never been apart since. Christina managed to find common grounds not only with Eastwood but also with his 8 children. However, the couple doesn’t plan to marry soon.
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata met in 2020. According to the actor, he immediately realized they had much in common. For example, they both love animals. But at the beginning of their romance, Riko had to leave for Japan for 6 months, while Cage remained in the United States. The lovers continued to talk to each other via Internet.
By the way, the actor proposed to Riko over FaceTime, and she said yes. And he sent her the ring by mail. Later they got married. It’s interesting that Riko is 5 years younger than Cage’s eldest son, and the age gap between Nicolas and Riko is 31 years.
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
In 2018, Richard Gere married Spanish publicist Alejandra Silva who is 34 years younger. A year later, the couple had their first son, and in 2020, they had another son. Alejandra says that she doesn’t care about their age gap. What’s really important is the strong karmic energy between them.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Actress Sarah Paulson becomes really indignant when she is asked about her 32-year age gap with her partner Holland Taylor. The Ratched star thinks that there is too much ageism in modern society.
According to Paulson, she never pays attention to age when she falls in love. In the aughts, for example, Sarah dated actress Cherry Jones who is 18 years her senior. Only love matters, when you choose a partner, Paulson says.
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