8 Celebrity Couples Who Proved That Love Is a Treasure to Be Found After You Turn 40
Finding love after you’ve turned 40 is far from a crazy idea. After all, who said love has an age? One can feel that a person is their perfect match no matter how many years he or she has lived because age isn’t about a number, it’s about connecting with others. And if you don’t believe us, you just have to look at all the celebrities who, after turning 40 (or even older), managed to find happiness, love, and affection in a partner who will be there to support them in their life’s journey.
Bright Side firmly believes that love has no age and that falling in love it’s just a matter of waiting for the right time and the right person to actually prove that.
1. Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney
Marcia Cross, who became widely known for her role as Bree Van de Kamp on ABC’s comedy-drama, Desperate Housewives, married stockbroker Tom Mahoney in June 2006. Back then, she was 44 and he was 48, and that didn’t stop them from enjoying the connection they shared. In fact, since then, they’ve been happily married and are now parents of twin daughters, Eden and Savannah.
2. James Brolin and Barbra Streisand
One of the most renowned actresses in the world who received fame thanks to her many performances in classics such as Hello Dolly! and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever was for sure not in a hurry to get married. Her approach is great — after all, there’s no reason to think you should get married before 30 if you don’t want to. It was only in 1998 that she decided to say yes to James Brolin, who is a film and television actor as well as a producer and director. At the time, Streisand was 56 and Brolin was about to turn 58. Today, they’re still happily married.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk got married when they were both over 40. This was in September 2018, and Paltrow was 46 years old while Falchuk was 48. They confessed that the secret to their great love lies in the peculiar rules of cohabitation they established. For instance, they actually waited for a while before moving in together after the wedding. It wasn’t until a year later that they shared a home together. In fact, Chris Martin, Paltrow’s ex-husband, with whom she has 2 kids, still has a room in her place. The logic behind this arrangement between Martin and Falchuk is to make the blending of their families a bit more gradual.
4. Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip
Vanessa Williams married her current partner, Jim Skrip, in 2015 when she was 52 and he was 55. The couple had been in a relationship for 3 years before that. They met on a vacation in Egypt, sailing down the Nile, and it was in that romantic setting that they both fell in love.
5. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
In March 2007, when Salma Hayek was 40 years old, she announced that not only was she engaged, but that she was also pregnant. The lucky guy was none other than the French businessman, François-Henri Pinault. In 2009, the happy couple finally got married when she was 42 and he was 46. They have only had one daughter together, Valentina. However, Pinault already had 3 children from previous marriages that Hayek gets along really well with.
6. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
At the very least, we could say that the Enchanted star Amy Adams was in no rush to marry her partner, fellow actor and artist Darren Le Gallo, who she actually met in acting class back in 2001. After a 14-year relationship and despite the fact that they got engaged 7 years earlier, the couple decided to wait to get married in a ceremony held in Santa Barbara, California in 2015, when they were both in their forties.
7. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
A romantic relationship between the king of country music and a pop music star may seem unthinkable for many people out there, but that’s not the case for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. The happy couple first fell in love on the set of The Voice in 2015. That same year, they announced to the public that they were a couple — she was 46 years old and Shelton, 39. They’ve been together ever since and got engaged in October 2020.
8. Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Host and actress Sofía Vergara began dating Joe Manganiello in 2014. Back then, Vergara was 42 years old and Joe was about to turn 38 years old. But it wasn’t until 2015 that the 2 got married on November 22 in a ceremony held at a luxury resort in Palm Beach. At the wedding, Manganiello gave a serenade to the actress with the Guns N’ Roses song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” She was 43 then.
Do you think that you can meet a long-lasting partner after the age of 40? What age do you think is the perfect one to meet the love of your life? Do you know anyone who got married after 40? Let us know in the comment section!