12 Famous Women Who Don’t Care About Their Age and Met the Love of Their Life After 40
Many famous women have been in relationships with several partners over the course of their life and found true happiness only after 40. However, it’s believed that women older than this age have only a 40% chance of getting married. After all, women after 40 look at men differently and know for sure what they want from the relationship, looking at the partner with sober eyes and not through rose-colored glasses.
We at Bright Side learned what famous women met the love of their life at a mature age. The bonus at the end will show you a photo of a cute couple whose reunion made millions of fans around the world rejoice.
Heidi Klum met the guitar player of Tokio Hotel, Tom Kaulitz, in Germany. Their relationship became public after fans noticed Klum and Kaulitz kissing while filming a TV show. Tom proposed to Heidi on Christmas Eve in 2018, and in February of the next year, they secretly tied the knot. The model was 45 at that moment.
Heidi Klum is happy that she finally managed to find a soulmate who is as romantic as she is. “It’s the first time I feel like I really have a partner to do everything with,” Klum confessed.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello met each other in May 2014 at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The actress was engaged to a different man at that moment. However, by June, Vergara was still not married and she started to date the handsome Manganiello.
6 months later, on Christmas Eve, Manganiello proposed to her. Vergara and Manganiello got married in November 2015. Vergara was 43 at that time.
The actress, Robin Wright, secretly walked down the aisle in 2018 when she was 52. Her chosen one was 31-year-old Clement Giraudet — executive director of Yves Saint Laurent fashion house. Fans learned about the event through a video that was posted by the actress’s daughter on her social media account.
Actress and director Sam Taylor-Johnson married the young actor, Aaron Johnson, when she was 45. Now the couple has a double surname, Taylor-Johnson. The husband is 23 years younger than his wife, but this doesn’t embarrass them at all. Moreover, Sam brought 2 daughters into the relationship.
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin first met on a blind date. Of course, they knew about each other but they had never met in person before. She was expecting to see a beardy mountain man but saw a guy with well-groomed hair and a clean-shaven face. She first passed him by but then told him, “Who screwed up your hair?”
Later, Brolin confessed to her that it was the very moment he fell in love with her. The couple tied the knot in 1998, and the singer was 56 at that time.
Joan Collins married the Hollywood producer, Percy Gibson, at 68 despite the fact he was 31 years younger than her. The couple met each other in 2000 when the actress was appearing in a play for a theatre company that Gibson managed. They got married 2 years later and have been living happily for 20 years already.
The former Miss America 1984 met the businessman, Jim Skrip, during her vacation in Egypt. At that moment, Williams was attracted to his T-shirt with the name of her mother’s hometown (Buffalo) on it. After having a conversation about their common roots, they decided to have lunch together and haven’t been apart since. When they got married in 2015, Vanessa Williams was 52.
In 1986, Tina Turner met the German music executive, Erwin Bach, in the Düsseldorf airport. Bach came to meet the singer on behalf of her European record label (EMI). Seeing Erwin, Turner fell in love at first glance despite the fact he was 16 years younger than her.
Though they first had a friendly relationship, they started to date several months later. In July 2013, after 27 years of a romantic relationship, they got married in Switzerland on the banks of Lake Zurich in Küsnacht. The singer was 73 at that time.
Calista Flockhart met her future husband, Harrison Ford, in January 2002 at the Golden Globe Awards, after which they started a romantic relationship. 8 years later, they got married. At that time, Flockhart was 45, and Ford was 67.
Humor is the secret to their strong love for one another. “Harrison and I laugh a lot, and humor is everything to me,” explained Flockhart, answering a question about how she and Harrison keep the spark in their union alive.
In 2014, Gwyneth Paltrow started to date producer Brad Falchuk, whom she met on set of the Glee series in 2010. The couple announced their relationship in April 2015, and their wedding ceremony took place in September 2018. The actress was 46 at that time. As Paltrow noted in one of her interviews, their relationship developed so romantically that it feels as if they are still in the honeymoon stage.
The actress started to date Bart Freundlich, the producer of The Myth of Fingerprints, which she starred in back in 1996. The couple had a son and a daughter during their relationship. But they didn’t get married until after, in 2003. Julianne Moore was 42 at that time.
In 2007, Gabrielle Union met the NBA player Dwyane Wade at a Super Bowl party. After 4 months, rumors appeared, saying the NBA star was secretly dating Union. In 2010, they were photographed together, reinforcing the speculation that they were a couple, although they didn’t confirm anything publicly.
Only in January 2012 did Union and Wade open up their feelings and a possible marriage after having appeared together on the cover of a magazine. By the way, the wedding took place in 2014 when Union was almost 42.
Bonus: Jennifer Lopez
In April 2021, it became known that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had started to date again. Lopez publicly confirmed it 3 months later. Their fans hope that this time they’ll make it to the wedding. Now the actress and singer is 52, while Ben Affleck is 49.
Lopez and Affleck already had a relationship — from mid-2002 to the beginning of 2004. They got engaged in November 2002, but their wedding planned for September 14, 2003, was postponed 4 days prior to the event, as it attracted too much media attention. Years after, Lopez said that Affleck’s discomfort from reporters’ attention was one of the reasons for their breakup.
Do you know people who found their happiness after 40?