It seems like every week there is a new celeb couple in Hollywood, and these relationships also seem to end as soon as they begin. Whether it’s an odd coupling from the start, conflicting work schedules, they simply fell out of love, or whatever the reason, one thing we know about romances in the limelight is that they are hard to maintain.
Many people tend to get into a relationship with someone who is very close in age to them and this seems to be the most normal dating practice, however, some men prefer women who are 10, 20, and almost 30 years younger than them and think nothing of the gigantic age difference. In some cases, these women are young enough to be their daughters! That being said, for many men and women age really is just a number, and they’ve even gone on to marry their much younger partner.
But perhaps the most surprising thing about these couplings is that for the most part, they actually work, and the people who you’d least expect to be together are actually in strong and beautiful relationships. Below are 15 celebs who are dating women much younger than them, and (in most cases) it actually seems to be working.
15 Scott Disick Is All Over Sofia Richie
Let’s be honest, when Scott Disick first got together with Sofia Richie the world was convinced it was going to be a short-lived romance, kinda like what happened between Disick and Bella Thorne. But boy, have they proven us all wrong.
They first came onto everyone’s radar in May of 2017 (when Richie was aged 18) after they were seen snuggling on a private yacht in Cannes, but at the time Richie had insisted that she and Disick were just “homies.” Fast forward a few months, and their relationship status changed because by September it seemed as though they were actually getting serious.
Whatever is going on behind the scenes with this couple, it seems as though they are genuinely into each other, despite the fact that Disick is well on his way to turning 40 (not really, he’s actually aged 34) and she’s only 19.
14 Dane Cook Is Smitten With Teenage Singer Kelsi Taylor
You may think that a big age gap in a relationship would create some complications because you find yourselves in completely different places in your life. Well, that may be true for some people, especially when they have 26 years between them, but for Dane Cook, who is aged 45, and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Kelsi Taylor, their age has not caused any problems and they have already been dating for a year.
Cook and Taylor, who is a singer and has reportedly performed background vocals for Demi Lovato and Little Big Town, have been sharing loved-up photos of each other on social media and the captions have included a reference to Taylor as Cook's “best friend;” and Taylor has called Cook “my favorite man.” It would certainly suggest that they are incredibly happy together.
13 Dominic Purcell And AnnaLynne McCord Have A BIG Age Gap
There’s some confusion as to whether Dominic Purcell And AnnaLynne McCord are still together because they mostly like to keep their private life, well, private, but one thing I can say for certain is that they were definitely once a couple, and one with an 18 year age gap!
The couple dated for three years but then decided to go their separate ways in 2014, however, their break up was not forever and in 2017, they decided to rekindle their romance, which McCord reportedly opened up about during the podcast Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss. According to InTouch Weekly, she said, “I'm very happy, I have my best friend back, so it's cool.” She added that they reconciled after Purcell had been diagnosed with skin cancer, saying, “I came back into his life as his friend, and I took him to his doctor’s appointments. I was there with him because whether or not he knew it, I love him.”
12 Rapper Mod Sun Has Eyes For Bella Thorne Only
Bella Thorne has had a lot of, shall we say unusual relationships, and I mentioned one of them earlier on this list *ahem* Scott Disick, but her latest beau is rapper Mod Sun. These two have a ten year age gap because Thorne is only 20, while her suitor is aged 30, and their relationship was a little controversial from the start because Thorne is reported to have been linked to Blackbear, who is (or at least was) friends with her new flame.
Not that Thorne is going to sacrifice her own happiness for someone else and she and Mod Sun are perfectly happy to flaunt their relationship. They are constantly posting selfies and information about what they are doing on social media -- which is actually a weird thing for celebs because most of them value their privacy.
11 James Franco Bagged Himself Isabel Pakzad, Who Is 15 Years His Junior
James Franco is reported to be dating a 24-year-old woman named Isabel Pakzad, who is little a bit of a social media star. I’m not sure how the pair first met, but they have tried hard to keep their relationship relatively private (which is not surprising because this is the approach that most celebs take to their relationships). Still, just because they want to keep the details of their romance under wraps doesn’t mean that they are terrified to go out in public.
There have been several photos of the couple enjoying dates, with one of the cutest from December of 2017, when they were seen arm-in-arm enjoying ice cream while taking a stroll in Venice Beach — a very normal couple thing to be doing. And if the smiles on their faces are anything to go by, then these two are very happy together.
10 Chris Martin And Dakota Johnson Love Dim Lit Bars
When Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow consciously uncoupled the world was pretty shocked. Then again, Paltrow is relatively unpopular among Hollywood fans, so it’s not the end of the world that Martin can now move on and date new people. And move on he has, because according to E! News, he has been romancing Dakota Johnson, who is 12 years his junior.
The 40-year-old singer has been spotted with Johnson on several dates, including a romantic dinner date in a dimly lit bar, and a stroll on the beach in Malibu, California. The relationship seems to be pretty recent, and they may not be willing to go public with it just yet, but an eyewitness told E! News that while on the beach the pair “had their arms wrapped around each other and were very affectionate. She had her head on his shoulder and was leaning into him. They stopped to gaze out at the water and look for dolphins." How adorable!
9 Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk Are Still Going Strong
Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk are adorable and have been together since 2015. According to E! News, they were first spotted together in April of 2015 when they attended Broadway's Finding Neverland, not long after Shayk broke up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse (who was also a lot younger than him). And from this moment on, their relationship started to heat up quickly and apart from a lot of smooching photos making headlines, E! News also reported in September of 2015 that Cooper had taken his girlfriend to meet his mom.
In April of 2017, the happy couple welcomed their first child, a daughter Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper, and they were recently spotted on a family outing at Sunset Beach, Los Angeles that would make even the coldest heart melt. So, perhaps their relationship is proof that an age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a thing because Shayk is 32, and Cooper is 43.
8 Elon Musk And Amber Heard Just Couldn’t Stay Away
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were a match made in hell and they had one of the ugliest celeb divorces of 2017, but she then seemed to find happiness with tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is 15 years her senior. Although that happiness was short-lived because one year after they first started dating the pair ended up calling time on their relationship...but now it’s time for round 2.
In January of 2018, there were rumors that they were back together just five months after breaking up. An Us Weekly source seemingly confirmed the news saying, “Amber is having a good time with Elon. He wants to hang out with her all the time...”
They were also spotted on vacation together in Chile and visited Easter Island.
7 Jamie Foxx And Katie Holmes’ Age Gap Means Nothing To Them
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are one of the most secretive couples in Hollywood and while they have been spotted together on numerous occasions, for the most part, they have tried to keep their love under wraps (although they are rumored to have been together since 2013). Well, that was until January of 2018, when the couple finally decided to make their love public and had dinner together in New York City.
They were also seen together at a Pre-Grammy Awards Gala, where they sat next to each other and looked incredibly happy and comfortable.
A source told Us Weekly that the couple, who have an 11 year age gap, is ready to live without elaborately planned meetings. The source said, “Katie is tired of playing the hiding game.”
6 Eddie Murphy And Paige Butcher Can’t Keep Their Hands To Themselves
Eddie Murphy is as popular for his relationships and his children (he has a lot of them) as he is for his career in Hollywood, and his most recent relationship is with the lovely Australian model, Paige Butcher. Butcher is 38, while Murphy is 56, but despite their age gap, they seem to be a match made in heaven.
So, what should you know about this relationship? They have been dating since 2012 and they are very dedicated to keeping their relationship private because according to Hollywood Life, when they first got together Butcher deleted all her social media accounts. They also don’t feel the need to flaunt their relationship, although they have attended red carpet events together and been spotted out on various dates. Plus, they have a child together, a daughter Izzy Oona, who happens to be Murphy’s ninth kid.
5 Olivier Sarkozy Made Mary-Kate Olsen An Honest Woman
At this point on this list of famous men who end up with much younger women, we find Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, who aren’t just dating but have actually taken their relationship to the next level and got married.
The couple may seem like a surprising match, and when they first got together in 2012 after meeting at a party, fans were a little shocked, mostly because they have a 17 year age gap. However, the couple’s relationship kept going strong, and three years later they got married in a small ceremony in Manhattan in Nov. of 2015. However, according to PopSugar, Sarkozy was ready to settle down as early as ten months into their relationship, however, Olsen shut down the talk of marriage because she was reportedly not ready.
4 Robin Thicke And April Geary Are Proving Age Is But A Number
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s split was shocking, but what was equally as shocking was when he started shacking up with then 21-year-old April Geary. The pair made their first public appearance two months after his divorce from his wife of 10 years was finalized in 2015, and not long after they were sharing loved-up photos from their romantic trip to St. Barts where Geary admitted on one of the captions from their vacation photos that she was “Lucky to be in love with my best friend.”
A lot of people thought this was just a rebound relationship but this couple is proving that they are so much more because not only are they still together, but they are also expecting their first child, and the 18 year age gap doesn’t seem to be a factor in their relationship.
3 Steven Bauer Has Faced Criticism For His Relationship With Lyda Loudon
Steven Bauer is no young man (although he is still pretty handsome) so it was a little odd when he started dating a much younger woman, who is basically young enough to be his daughter. Bauer started dating Lyda Loudon when she was 18, and despite receiving backlash over their age difference the pair didn't care because two years later, they’re still going strong.
Bauer has insisted that his family loves Loudon, and he’s also spoken out about the criticism he’s received for dating her. He revealed this in an interview with InTouch Weekly (via TooFab) saying, “Lyda and I have faced criticism, but not from anyone interesting. My family loves her and she loves them." He added, "We go together well. Anyone who knows us knows we have something special."
Personally, I think it’s their lives and we should all leave them alone because it’s not as though she’s underage.
2 Josh Dun And Debby Ryan Were So Loved Up
Josh Dun, the drummer from Twenty One Pilots, and Debby Ryan are the couple on this list with the smallest age gap because he is 29 and she’s aged 24. It may not seem like a lot of years, but when you’re growing up even the smallest age difference is a lot because you find yourselves at completely different stages in your life.
And maybe this is why their relationship came to a crashing halt. The couple dated for a year and a half before calling it quits, but fast forward a few years and they may have rekindled their romance, at the very least, they were hanging out again in 2017, because according to Bustle they had appeared in several photos together over the holidays. I have no clue what’s actually happening with these two now, but fans still want them to get together!
1 Harrison Ford Romanced A Much Younger Calista Flockhart
Another couple who are married and therefore proof that a big age gap can actually be a recipe for success is Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, who have a 22 year age gap! They are also one of the nicest couples in Hollywood and have been married for nine years, but what else should you know about the couple?
According to People, in 2002 the pair met at the Golden Globes and James Marsden, who was Flockhart’s former co-star, is reported as saying that he was the wingman for the couple in the beginning. The pair met while Ford was separated from his second wife, Melissa Mathison, but the third time's the charm and after getting engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2009, the lovebirds married later that year.
Fast forward nine years and the couple is still going strong!