8 Celebrities Who Got Married After 50 and Still Believe Love Is Real
Some people feel they’ve been left behind after they turn 30. It’s almost as if life had an expiration date, and after a certain age, you can no longer find love or have fun. Well, other people have decided to defy such beliefs and not lose hope, no matter their age. And so they ended up re-writing their story to give it a happy ending, even after they turned 50.
1. Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
The couple started dating in 2015 and ended up marrying in early 2018. At the time, the actor was 68 years old, while his wife was 35.
2. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Harrison and Calista are one of the most stable couples in Hollywood. The two began dating in 2002 and tied the knot in 2010. By that year, Ford was 67, and this was his third marriage.
3. Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
The British singer met Nancy Shevell in 2007, and after several years of relationship, they married in 2011. At the time, he was in the middle of his divorce lawsuit with model Heather Mills, but that didn’t stop him from falling in love again. Paul gave marriage another chance when he was 69 years old.
4. Julio Iglesias and Miranda Rijnsburger
After his failed marriage to Isabel Preysler, Julio Iglesias found love again, thanks to Miranda Rijnsburger. They lived together for more than 20 years and had five children, but it was not until 2010 that they finally walked down the aisle in a highly intimate ceremony. When he finally said “I do” for the second time, Julio was already 67.
5. George Clooney and Amal Alamudin
One of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors fell for the charms of lawyer Amal Alamudin when he met her in 2013. The following year, the couple decided to tie the knot when George was 53 and she was 36.
6. Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock
The Monegasque royal couple met in 2000, but it was not until 2006 that they made their relationship public. In 2011, the prince asked the athlete to marry him and, thus, put an end to her decades-long bachelorhood. She was 53 then.
7. Barbra Streisand and James Brolin
If anyone can boast of having found true love, that’s Barbra Streisand. The actress met James Brolin in 1996 during a blind date. Two years later, the couple walked down the aisle in a ceremony held in Malibu. At the time, she was 56 years old, and he was 58.
8. JLo and Ben Affleck
If anyone knows how to give love a chance, it’s Jennifer Lopez. Her latest bet is on Ben Affleck, with whom she initially met while filming Gigli. In 2002 they started dating and got engaged that same year. In September 2003, they postponed their wedding and finally broke up in January 2004. Seventeen years later, the couple returned and married in July 2022, when Lopez was just a few days shy of her 53rd birthday.
What do you think about couples who get married after the age of 50? What is the most daring thing you have ever done for love?