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69 Celebrity Couples Who Make It Work Despite Huge Age Gaps

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When you picture your perfect partner, you probably think of someone who is your age—or at least in the same generation as you. But love doesn't always work that way, and some couples make it work despite a huge age gap. These May-December romances, as they're called, have faced their share of criticism, but they're still going strong.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

Age gap: 23 years

Though they're super private with their relationship (their social media presence is almost non-existent), the couple have actually been dating since December, 2017. That said, they made their first *public* appearance at the 2020 Oscars.

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Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams

Age gap: 36 years

The Material Girl and professional dancer reportedly met when he joined her tour in 2015. She's since earned his father's approval: In 2019, Ahlamalik's dad told TMZ that the pair was dating for a year already at that point. "Love has no age," he said. "My son is livin' la vida loca, and I'm just happy for him." Things seem to be getting even more serious: For Madonna's birthday in August 2021, she took him on a family vacation to Italy with her children.

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Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Age gap: 11 years

This beyond-adorable pair have been married for *so* long. "My darling angel heart Keely, thank you for bringing such love and beauty into my life, for making these past twenty six years the greatest joy of my life...Happy anniversary my brown eyed girl," Pierce wrote in a 2020 Instagram caption. My heart!

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Princess Charlene and Prince Albert

Age gap: 20 years

This royal pair have been married over 10 years and together, they have a set of twins: Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carlades and Jacques Honore Rainier.

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Elton John and David Furnish

Age gap: 15 years

Elton John explores many of his past tumultuous relationships in the award-winning movie Rocketman. While romance wasn’t always great for the star, he finally found the love of his life in Canadian filmmaker David Furnish. Aw!

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Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld

Age gap: 17 years

This pair got married in 1999 after only a year of dating. Jerry met Jessica at the gym while she was still with her first husband. Now they have three kids and are still going strong.

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Age gap: 18 years

Simon and Lauren started secretly dating while she was married to her first husband, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman. However, after finding out she was pregnant with Simon's son in 2013, the two went public with their relationship.

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Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Age gap: 20 years

Kevin and Christine have been married since 2004. The couple briefly broke up before their marriage after Kevin said he didn’t want more kids (he already had four from previous relationships). He eventually changed his mind and the pair had three children together, making him a father of seven.

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David Tennant and Georgia Moffett

Age gap: 14 years

David and Georgia have been married for over 10 years and have five (five!) children together. The two met while filming an episode of Doctor Who, when Georgia played David's, ahem, daughter. (Kinda weird, but whatev! They're happy!)

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Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble

Age gap: 25 years

Kris and Corey have been dating since roughly 2014 after the momager split with longtime spouse Caitlyn Jenner, parent to both Kendall and Kylie. While Corey gets along with almost everyone in the Kardashian family, there’s been some drama with him and Kourtney after he tried to give her parenting advice. Yikes!

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Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston

Age gap: 39 years

Steven and Aimee are still happily together. Aimee started as the Aerosmith rocker’s personal assistant, but the pair finally went public with their romantic relationship in 2016. Fun fact: She also used to work for Victoria Beckham and the Trump family.

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John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

Age gap: 22 years

These two officially began seeing each other in 2015. They met on set of a Law and Order: SVU episode, and later got engaged at Disneyland, Caitlin’s favorite place (same!). In 2018, they welcomed their first child into the world and named him Billy. After the birth, John wrote on Instagram, “from now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son.” (BRB crying.)

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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander

Age gap: 10 years

Model Kate and baseball star Justin had their first date at an Aerosmith concert in Detroit. After a year of being quiet about their relationship status, they went public in 2013. Now they’re married parents of one, as the power couple welcomed their first child in 2019.

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Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata

Age gap: 31 years

The actor and his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, first met in Japan and made their relationship public in January 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they didn't get to see each other in person much that year—Nicolas even proposed over FaceTime and sent her the ring via FedEx. They tied the knot in Las Vegas on February 16, 2021.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Age gap: 10 years

Gabrielle and Dwyane are the couple that everyone loves to love. They officially got together in 2008 and now have a daughter together, Kaavia James.

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Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley

Age gap: 14 years

Guy met his second wife, model Jacqui Ainsley, through mutual friends at a London hotel. The two married in 2015 and have three children. The couple splits their time between their London apartment and a country home in Wiltshire.

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Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender

Age gap: 11 years

Despite their age difference, Alicia and Michael were cast as husband and wife in the dramatic film, The Light Between Two Oceans (guess the casting director didn't think a decade was too much either). The two started dating after working together and got married in a secret ceremony in Spain in 2017, and welcomed their first child together in 2021.

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Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Age gap: 16 years

After 1o years in a committed relationship and two children together, Hilarie and Jeffrey got married in an intimate New York City ceremony in 2019. “There comes a point where you just don’t want to go another day by being inauthentic about it,” Hilarie told People. The couple lives on a farm in upstate New York and have been together since 2009.

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Age gap: 13 years

Hugh met Deborra-Lee on the set of an Australian television show called Correlli in 1995 and almost instantly knew he would marry her. After both admitted they had crushes on one another, they started dating and a year later, they made it official.

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Julius Tennon and Viola Davis

Age gap: 13 years

Viola wed her husband Julius in 2003, mere months after the actress prayed for love in her life. The couple has been married for nearly 20 years and share an adopted daughter, Genesis.

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Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin

Age gap: 13 years

For these True Blood costars, it really was ~eternal love~. Anna and Stephen began dating during their show’s first season in 2008 and got married two years later. They are now parents to twins Charlie and Poppy.

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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

Age gap: 15 years

Ellen and Portia have been together since 2004 and said “I do” in 2008 after California’s same-sex marriage ban was lifted. Ellen told People, “It’s the first time that I’ve known in every cell of my being that I’m with somebody for the rest of my life.”

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall

Age gap: 25 years

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall caused a stir when they announced their engagement in 2016. The model and the media mogul married in London later that year, prompting Murdoch to tweet that he was “the luckiest AND happiest man in the world.”

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Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Age gap: 20 years

Jason and Rosie met while filming Transformers: Dark of the Moon together in 2010 and began dating the same year. The two have been engaged since 2016 and welcomed their son, Jack Oscar Statham, a year later. In August 2021, the pair announced they are expecting their second child.

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Christian Slater and Brittany Lopez

Age gap: 18 years

After meeting on Florida’s Little Palm Island, Christian Slater and his wife, Brittany Lopez, tied the knot in a spontaneous ceremony at the Miami Courthouse in 2013 after a few years of dating. The couple was just getting their marriage certificate, and reportedly decided they couldn’t wait any longer to make it official.

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Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie

Age gap: 39 years

Dennis Quaid made headlines when he proposed to then-26-year-old PhD student Laura Savoie while on a press trip in Hawaii after just four months of dating. The actor told Extra: “She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, ‘Will you marry me?’—and then she fell down.” You know, in typical millennial fashion. They got married in June 2020 at a seaside resort in Santa Barbara.

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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Age gap: 10 years

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced their engagement in January 2019, after keeping a low profile at the beginning of their relationship. The couple were married in June 2019 in a private ceremony. Pratt divorced actress Anna Faris in 2018, but the two still coparent their son Jack.

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Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

Age gap: 10 years

Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine and his Victoria's Secret model wife, Behati Prinsloo have been married since 2014 and welcomed two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, in 2016 and 2018.

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Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz

Age gap: 17 years

Heidi may have revealed her best anti-aging secret when she explained her thoughts on her and husband Tom Kaulitz’s 17-year age gap. “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,” Heidi told InStyle. The pair started dating in 2018, got engaged later that year, and made it official in 2019.

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Matt Bomer and Simon Halls

Age gap: 13 years

Matt wed his publicist, Simon, in 2011. Now the two share three sons together. When asked about his secret to a happy marriage, Matt told Entertainment Tonight that the couple tries to take everything “one day at a time.”

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