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13 Famous Beauties Who Didn’t Care About a “Ticking Clock” and Got Married When They Wanted

Oftentimes, an unmarried lady over 20 has to listen to phrases about a “ticking clock” and being “the last to jump on the wagon” from those around her. However, such notions have become outdated because, according to statistics, the average age when a woman gets married keeps growing. The “oldest” grooms can be found in Italy at 35 years old and the “oldest” brides in Ireland at 32 years old.

We at Bright Side recalled famous women who donned their wedding dresses for the first time at an age far from young and proved that there is no such word as “late” when it comes to building a family.

Amy Adams

In 2015, Amy Adams married her boyfriend, Darren Le Gallo, with whom she had been in a relationship for 15 years. At the moment of their wedding, the actress was 41 years old. Adams joked that now her beloved man is “stuck” with her. According to her, the status of a wife gave her a bigger sense of permanence, which is a nice thing for her.

Cameron Diaz

The actress, Cameron Diaz, confessed that she wouldn’t walk down the aisle at all until she met the rock musician, Benji Madden. It’s only in him that she saw a worthy life partner, so she didn’t hesitate for long about giving an answer when she received a marriage proposal. The celebrity became a wife at 42.

Salma Hayek

The actress married a successful businessman and billionaire, François-Henri Pinault, in 2009 at the age of 42. Journalists have many times blamed Hayek for marrying the businessman for money. However, the actress herself says, “15 years together and we are strong in love and I don’t even get offended.”

Geri Halliwell

The member of the popular ’90s girl group, the Spice Girls, Geri Halliwell, married the Red Bull F1 team boss, Christian Horner, in 2015. At that moment, she was 42. The newlyweds already had kids from previous relationships, and in 2017, they became parents to their shared child.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz got married at 41. She snagged a hot guy who was adored by millions of women around the globe. It’s Daniel Craig, otherwise known as James Bond, who became her significant other. The actors exchanged their wedding rings at a closed ceremony that hosted only 4 guests.

Zoe Saldaña


The star of the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, believes one shouldn’t get married for the sake of getting married. According to the actress, the union of her parents was not happy because she wasn’t in a rush to go down the aisle. However, at the age of 35, Zoe met a person whose wife she wanted to become. This person is the artist, Marco Perego.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain and the head of the fashion brand, Moncler, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, exchanged their vows at the altar in 2017. Before age 40, the actress was an ardent opponent of marriage. She honestly declared her life concepts to her boyfriend. However, as we can see, Gian Luca influenced Chastain and the actress reconsidered her views.

Helen Mirren

The legendary actress, Helen Mirren, married the director, Taylor Hackford, at 52. The celebrity doesn’t think it’s an extraordinary age for tying the knot for the first time. According to her, too many young girls today have the complex of a princess — that’s why they strive to go down the aisle as soon as possible and suffer because of it later. Such decisions are made wisely at a more mature age.

Julianna Margulies

The star of the series, The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies, and the lawyer, Keith Lieberthal, exchanged wedding rings in 2007. The bride was 41 at that time and had previously shared that she grew up in a not-so-full family, which is why she didn’t understand the importance of a marriage for a long time. However, meeting her future spouse, who turned out to be 6 years younger than her, gave her a whole new perspective.

Vanessa Paradis


The actress had never been at the altar before age 45. Vanessa Paradis had lived in a common-law marriage with Johnny Depp for about 15 years, and it seemed to their fans that this union was unbreakable. But still, the actors broke up. In 2018, Paradis donned a wedding dress for the first time. Her current partner is the French director, Samuel Benchetrit.

Penélope Cruz

Actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem got married when they were 36 and 41, respectively. By the time of marriage, they had been in relationships for several years but never commented on them in the media and never even confirmed them. That’s why the marriage of the actors came as a big surprise to everyone.

Marcia Cross

The star of Desperate Housewives, Marcia Cross, donned her wedding dress at the age of 44 for the first time. She married stockbroker Tom Mahoney. After the wedding, the actress underwent in-vitro fertilization and gave birth to 2 twin girls. The couple endured many trials because both spouses suffered serious illnesses, but they were able to cope with them.

Paris Hilton

In November 2021, the 40-year-old socialite, Paris Hilton, tied the knot with the venture capitalist, Carter Rem. Before that, the famous blonde had been engaged several times, but each time the engagement was broken for some reason. It’s only with Rem that a wedding took place and we sincerely wish the newlyweds happiness.

If you’re married, how old were you when you decided to make this important step? Do you think there is an optimal age for creating a family?

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