9 Celebrity Couples Who Don’t Care About Their Age Gap (Spoiler: Sylvester Stallone Is a Really Lucky Guy)

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American scientists think that the perfect age gap between a wife and a husband is one year. In this case, spouses have a much smaller chance of separation at just 3%. If the difference is more than 5 years, they’re 18% more likely to split up, and if the gap is more than 20 years, the divorce risk is 95%. But many Hollywood couples are ready to refute this data.

Bright Side has collected 9 celebrity couples whose age gaps are huge and that have been together for more than 15 years.

9. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Age gap: 25 years

Together: since 1998 (24 years)

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrate their birthdays together: they were both born on the 25th of September (with a difference of 25 years.) They met in 1998 and got married in 2000. The couple made their way through some really tough challenges: Michael’s cancer, Catherine’s mental disorder, and even an attempt to divorce.

Today, they raise their son, Dylan Michael (born in 2000), and daughter, Carys Zeta (born in 2003).

8. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Age gap: 10 years

Together: since 1993 (29 years)

For Pierce Brosnan, this marriage is his second. The actor was previously married to Cassandra Harris who was 5 years younger than him, but she passed away from cancer. Pierce met Keely in 1993 when he was 40 and she was 30. 8 years later, the couple got married. They have 2 children: Dylan Thomas Brosnan (born in 1997) and Paris Beckett (born in 2001).

7. Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

Age gap: 22 years

Together: since 1988 (34 years)

Sylvester Stallone and model Jennifer Flavin met in 1988 during the filming of Rocky V. But Jennifer fell in love with him when she was much younger. The couple broke up several times but they always returned to each other.

The 51-year-old actor and the 29-year-old model got married in 1997. Today, they raise 3 daughters: Sophia (born in 1996), Sistine (born in 1998), and Scarlet (born in 2002).

6. Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Age gap: 19 years

Together: since 2000 (22 years)

Kevin Costner already had 3 children when he married Christine. He met her in 2000 when he was experiencing a tough time in his career. The couple got married in 2004 in Kevin’s country mansion. He was 49 and she was 30.

The couple has 3 children: sons Cayden (born in 2007) and Hayes (born in 2009), and daughter Grace (born in 2010).

5. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Age gap: 22 years

Together: since 2002 (20 years)

Harrison Ford met Calista Flockhart in 2002 at the Golden Globe Awards. Calista accidentally spilled some wine on Harrison’s sleeve and he asked her out a few hours later. Ford had been married twice before, and it was the first marriage for Calista.

They got married in 2010 and now the couple raises their adopted son, Liam (born in 2001).

4. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Age gap: 13 years

Together: since 1995 (27 years)

This couple is considered to be the strongest in Hollywood. 27-year-old Hugh and 40-year-old Deborra-Lee met in 1995 during the shooting of the mini-series, Correlli. She played a prison psychologist and he played a prisoner.

In 1996, the couple got married and adopted their son, Oscar, in 2000 and daughter Ava in 2005.

3. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening

Age gap: 21 years

Together: since 1990 (32 years)

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening met in 1990. Before getting married to Annette, Warren dated a lot of women, and after he divorced Joan Collins, he was called one of the most eligible Hollywood bachelors.

In 1992, Warren and Annette got married, and Annette gave birth to Stephen Ira. In 1994, they had their son, Benjamin, in 1997 they had their daughter Isabel, and their last daughter, Ella, was born in 2000.

2. Céline Dion and René Angélil

Age gap: 26 years

Together: since 1988 (28 years)

It was a life-long love story. They first met in 1980 when she was 12 and he was 38. They started dating 8 years later and got married in 1994. In 2001, the couple had baby René-Charles Angélil and, in 2010, Celine gave birth to twins Eddy and Nelson.

Celine and René stayed together for 22 years, and their love would probably have lasted longer if René hadn’t passed away in 2016.

1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Age gap: 12 years

Together: since 2002 (20 years)

People say Beyoncé and Jay-Z started dating in 2002 during their time working on a music video, ’03 Bonnie & Clyde. He was 33 and she was 21.

The couple got married in 2008 in New York City. Today, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are happy together and raising their 3 children, Blue Ivy Carter (born in 2012) and twins Sir and Rumi Carter (born in 2017).

Can you remember any other examples of happy couples with big age differences?

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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