12 Celebrities Who Didn’t Let the Age Gap Between Them and Their Partner Keep Them Away From True Love

Couples with an age gap bigger than 10 years tend to experience social disapproval, claim various studies. But that doesn’t seem to stop those in the spotlight to invest their time and affection in partners who are either much older or much younger than them. In fact, many beloved famous couples who have been married for years have big age gaps. We gathered here a few of those successful love stories.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, 13-year age gap

The couple met at a club in 2006, and as the actor said, “We had a great connection. I spoke better Spanish and Portuguese that night than I ever had.” Today, the couple has 3 children and a strong relationship. “We have a relationship that we never question,” said McConaughey.

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, 11-year age gap

Michael Fassbender says that he fell in love with Alicia Vikander in 2014 while filming the movie, The Light Between Oceans. They played a couple in love in the film, and soon their on-screen romance became a reality. In 2021, the 33-year-old actress and the 44-year-old actor had their first child.

Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy, 18-year age gap

Since 2012, Eddie Murphy has been in a relationship with model Paige Butcher. The actor is 18 years older than his partner, and the couple has 2 children.

Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater, 18-year age gap

Brittany and Christian met in 2009. The actor was 39 then, and the girl he liked was 21. Soon they got married and became parents 10 years later.

Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston, 30-year age gap

The famous actor met Livingston at a gym. Emilie’s form must’ve caught his eye since she is a former Olympic gymnast. Goldblum said he saw his future wife across the room and had to start a conversation with her. The couple got married in 2014 and have since had 2 sons.

Josh and Kathryn Brolin, 20-year age gap

Kathryn was Josh Brolin’s personal assistant. In 2013, they started dating and got married in 2016. Now the couple has 2 children.

Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson, 34-year age gap

Mel Gibson doesn’t think a 34-year age gap between him and his partner is a problem. He’s sure that age is just a number.

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva, 34-year age gap

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The pair began dating in 2014 and married 4 years later in 2018. In addition to Alexander, born in 2019, the couple also shares another young son who was born in April 2020. And beyond his 2 new children with Silva, the Runaway Bride star shares a 22-year-old son named Homer with his ex-wife, Carey Lowell, 61.

Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell, 38-year age gap

“My father-in-law is 5 years younger than me...but calls me son,” says actor Patrick Stewart. He’s 81 now, and his wife is 43.

Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick, 43-year age gap

78-year-old rock singer Mick Jagger used to have many girlfriends. Nowadays, the musician is dating 35-year-old Melanie Hamrick. The couple raises a 5-year-old son.

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Although they already have a long history and 2 children together, the couple decided to get married in 2019 because, as Burton says, “From the moment I met him, he was my husband. Instead of making vows from the beginning, we lived them. For more than 10 years. The good times and the bad times.”

Do you think it’s possible to build a strong relationship with a big age gap? Tell us in the comments below.

Preview photo credit camilamcconaughey / Instagram, AMC / Courtesy Everett Collection / East News


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