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12 Celebrities Who Prove Age Are Just Numbers When We Truly Love Someone

There are many beliefs about what the perfect relationship should be like, what true love is, what the characteristics of the person we share our life with should be, and even what milestones a couple should go through. But on many occasions, these things only remain in theory and have nothing to do with practice. Love is very different for each of us, and there are as many kinds as there are people in the world.

1. Thalía and Tommy Mottola

Age gap: 23 years
Married since: 2000
The music producer and the singer met in 1998 thanks to a blind date organized by the popular Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

However, love knocked on both their doors, and in December 2000, they walked down the aisle. Today, they have been married for more than 21 years and have 2 children together.

2. Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey

Age gap: 13 years
Married since: 2012
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.

3. Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Age gap: 12 years
Married since: 2008
Beyoncé and Jay-Z met in a rather unexpected way when life introduced them to each other. Love came in a matter of time.

Their relationship became official in 2006 and just 2 years later they married in a beautiful ceremony. In 2012, their firstborn, Blue Ivy, arrived and in 2017, they enlarged the family with twins.

4. Mickey Rourke and Anastassija Makarenko

Age gap: 34 years
Together since: 2009
The popular actor met the model during a photo shoot, already more than 12 years ago, and what might have seemed to be something fleeting turned into something serious. Soon after, Rourke met Makarenko’s family and they started living together.

The age difference meant nothing to this couple, and the actor claims, “She is a gift from heaven.”

5. Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender

Age gap: 11 years
Married since: 2017
This talented couple met at a film festival, but their relationship started during the filming of the movie, The Light Between Oceans, in 2016, although it became official in 2017.

6. Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Age gap: 16 years
Married since: 2019
Another acting couple with a considerable age gap is that of Burton and Morgan, who began their relationship back in 2009.

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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.”

7. Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco

Age gap: 20 years
Married since: 2011
Charlene is a former Olympic swimmer who began her relationship with the Prince of Monaco in 2005. Their engagement was announced years later, and for that, the young woman had to learn several traditions.

In July 2011, the couple married, and in December 2014, they welcomed their twins, Gabriella and Jacques.

8. Hayley Roberts and David Hasselhoff

Age gap: 28 years
Married since: 2018
The couple met in 2011 when Hasselhoff was working as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and strolled into a store, only to be approached by Roberts, a shop assistant, for a picture.

After 7 years of being in a relationship, the star of the iconic show, Baywatch, remarried and claims to “have realized how much I love Hayley and how much we have become part of each other’s lives.”

9. Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

Age gap: 38 years
Married since: 2013
In 2008, Ozell was working as a server in New York and Stewart visited her restaurant after finishing his performance in the play, Macbeth.

In 2013, their engagement was made public, and that same year, they were married in a ceremony officiated by fellow actor, Ian McKellen.

10. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Age gap: 15 years
Married since: 2008
One of the most popular and beloved American TV presenters, Ellen DeGeneres, started her relationship with actress Portia de Rossi in 2004. They started dating and were in love, so 4 years later, they got married.

“Portia understands me completely. In our vows, she recited a quote, ’It is good to be loved. It is profound to be understood,’ and for me, that’s it. What ’I love you’ really means is ’I understand you,’ and she loves me for all that I am. She supports me and makes me happy,” DeGeneres said.

11. Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross

Age gap: 34 years
Together since: 2014
An actor who is remembered for his many great roles and is still making waves in the acting world is, undoubtedly, Mel Gibson, who opened his heart to love again in 2014 with screenwriter Rosalind Ross.

Although they have not married, the couple already has a son (2017) together named Lars Gerard Gibson.

12. Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva

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Age gap: 34 years
Together since: 2014
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.

What is the maximum age difference you have had with a partner? Do you think relationships between people with a large age difference can work? Why?

Please note: This article was updated in December 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit AMC / Courtesy Everett Collection / East News, sirpatstew / Instagram
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