10 Celebrity Pairs Who Boldly Conquered the Age Gap Taboo
Critics often question the viability of relationships between individuals with a significant age difference. On the other hand, some believe that age is merely a number and should not be a factor in love. Below, we featured celebrities who embrace the latter view and have found happiness in their relationships despite the age gap between them.
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 20-year gap
Actor Jason Statham, who is 55 years old, and model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who is 35, began their romantic relationship in 2010. The couple made their engagement official in January 2016, and shortly after, they announced that they’re expecting their first child together. In June of 2017, the model gave birth to their son, Jack Oscar Statham. Despite the difference in their ages, the couple has continued to remain strong and committed to each other.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, 22-year gap
Harrison and Calista first met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards, when the actor was 60 and Flockhart was 38. They dated for another seven-and-a-half years before Ford finally popped the question over Valentine’s Day weekend in 2009. They married that same year and have one adopted son together.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, 11-year age gap
Actor Michael Fassbender and actress Alicia Vikander’s love story began on the set of their film, The Light Between Oceans, where they portrayed a couple in love. The couple’s on-screen chemistry translated into real-life romance and they welcomed their first child in 2021. Despite the 11-year age difference, the 45-year-old Fassbender and 34-year-old Vikander are happily in love.
Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy, 18-year age gap
Actor Eddie Murphy and model Paige Butcher have been together since 2012. Despite a significant age gap of 18 years, the couple has a strong relationship and has welcomed two children.
Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater, 18-year age gap
Brittany and Christian’s love story started in 2009 when Christian, who was 39 at the time, met 21-year-old Brittany. Despite the 18-year age difference, the couple fell in love and got married. They became parents 10 years later.
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross, 19-year age gap
Actors David and Amber tied the knot in 2012 when David was 48 and Amber was 29. Despite the 19-year age gap, the couple’s marriage has thrived.
Josh and Kathryn Brolin, 20-year age gap
Kathryn started out as Josh Brolin’s personal assistant, but their professional relationship evolved into a romantic one in 2013. The couple tied the knot in 2016 and now have two children together. Despite their unconventional start, Josh and Kathryn have built a strong and loving relationship.
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson, 34-year age gap
Actor Mel Gibson does not believe that the 34-year age difference between him and his partner is an issue. He is confident that age is just a number and does not impact their relationship.
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell, 38-year age gap
Actor Patrick Stewart, who is now 82, is married to a 44-year-old woman. He shares an interesting fact about his relationship with his father-in-law, saying that despite being 5 years younger than him, the father-in-law calls him “son.” Despite the 38-year age gap, the couple has a strong relationship.
Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick, 43-year age gap
Rock singer Mick Jagger, who is 79 years old, has had a history of many relationships. Currently, he is dating 36-year-old Melanie Hamrick and the couple is raising a 5-year-old son together. Despite the 43-year age gap, the couple is happy and in love.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, 11-year age gap
In the summer of 2018, just two months into their relationship, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced their engagement. The pair then tied the knot in a lavish multi-ceremony celebration held in India later that year. Despite the noticeable age gap between the couple, they have brushed off any concerns.
A source close to Jonas even stated that the difference in age doesn’t bother them in the slightest. In fact, Jonas is said to be a fan of dating older women, and finds Chopra even more appealing because of it. According to the source, Jonas has always been mature for his age and has an old soul.