In Hollywood, relationships often get people talking. After all, when two of the most gorgeous people around hook up, it’s bound to spark some interest from the media and general public.
When celebrities start dating, you can be sure to hear about it on the news. Such has been the case for new celebrity couples in 2019. These include Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott; Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello; Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren, and many other new pairings.
For a lot of Hollywood couples, they eventually make the decision to tie the knot. And unfortunately, some of them also decide to part ways later on. While some separations are deemed amicable, others tend to cause quite a stir. This is especially the case when a famous husband appears to have left his famous wife for someone younger. Just check out these famous men and you’ll see what we mean:
20 Rod Stewart
Sir Roderick David Stewart is one man who has never had any problem wooing women. Back in 1979, the rock singer and songwriter tied the knot with Alana Stewart. At that time, both were 34 years old. Several years later, however, the marriage ended. Stewart then dated a much younger model before meeting and marrying Rachel Hunter who was 21 at that time. Unfortunately, that marriage did not last either. Today, Stewart is happily settled down with his wife Penny Lancaster. According to the Daily Mail, Stewart is 74 and Lancaster is now 48.
19 Kelsey Grammer
Just like Rod Stewart, actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer has had several marriages over the years. Four to be exact. His first marriage was to actress Doreen Alderman. After this, Grammer moved on to a much younger woman named Leigh-Anne Csuhany. And when their marriage failed, Grammer soon got engaged to a relatively young Camille Grammer. Unfortunately, this marriage was also doomed. Fortunately, Grammer eventually found love with current wife Kayte Walsh. He is 64 and she is 38, according to the Daily Mail.
18 Robert Rodriguez
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez tied the knot with producer Elizabeth Avellán back in 1990. Since then, the couple grew their brood to include five children. However, Rodriguez and Avellán split in 2008. Since then, Rodriguez moved on with actress Rose McGowan, who is much younger than his wife. The two got engaged later on, but never married. They eventually broke up.
17 Rowan Atkinson
For quite some time, Mr. Bean actor Rowan Atkinson was married to makeup artist Sunetra Sastry. In 2015, news emerged that Sastry was granted a divorce from the British comedian in record time. According to a report from The Telegraph, Sunetra was granted a decree nisi against Atkinson during a court proceeding that only lasted 65 seconds. The divorce was granted on the basis of “unreasonable behavior” as it emerged that Atkinson was dating Louise Ford who was only 32 years old at that time.
16 Kevin Costner
Actor and musician Kevin Costner first tied the knot with actress Cindy Costner back in 1978. Unfortunately, three children and 16 years later, the couple decided to divorce. Since then, Costner had gone on to marry younger model Christine Baumgartner. Today, she is 45 and he is 64. The couple share three children.
15 Sylvester Stallone
Back in 1974, Sylvester Stallone first tied the knot with actress, writer, and film director Sasha Czack who was only a few years younger than the actor. After 11 years of marriage, however, the two ended up divorcing in 1985. Following this, Stallone got involved with actress Brigitte Nielsen, who was 17 years his junior, according to Amo Mama. The two also married but divorced after a short time. Following this, Stallone met model Jennifer Flavin who was only 19 years old when they started dating. The couple eventually wed in 1997 and remain happily married to this day.
14 Michael Douglas
Way back in 1977, actor Michael Douglas married film producer Diandra Luker. When that marriage ended in 2000, Douglas almost immediately moved on with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. At the time of their marriage, she was 31 and he was 56. Today, the two remain happily married. And while speaking to reporters at the BAFTA Tea Party earlier this year, Douglas told Us Weekly that his second wife “does [still give me butterflies].” He added, “She cleans up pretty good.”
13 Tom Cruise
While he was a relatively unknown actor in Hollywood, Tom Cruise decided to wed older actress Mimi Rogers in 1987. However, after meeting Nicole Kidman on the set of Days of Thunder, Cruise divorced his wife and pursued a relationship with the younger actress. As you may know, their marriage would eventually end. Cruise would end up marrying a much younger Katie Holmes, but the two have also since broken up. However, they do share a daughter, Suri Cruise.
12 Harrison Ford
Earlier in his life, veteran actor Harrison Ford was married twice. The first was to the late Mary Marquardt and later on, Ford also tied the knot with the late American television screenwriter, Melissa Mathison. In 2010, Ford tied the knot for the third time to American actress Calista Flockhart. Today, she is 55 and he is 77.
11 Jason Aldean
In 2012, country singer Jason Aldean made headlines when he was caught kissing former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr while at a Hollywood bar. In the aftermath of the spotting, it seemed like Aldean and his then-wife, Jessica Ussery, were determined to make it work. The singer even told CBS This Morning, “I think we're fine. I think anytime you go through anything like that—I mean it's tough.” Eventually, it became clear that their marriage was over. Three years later, Aldean married the much younger Kerr.
10 Jesse James
As you may know, reality star Jesse James has had a number of women in his life. First, he was married to Karla James. And when that marriage ended, James quickly moved on to Janine Lindemulder. And when things didn’t work out between the two, James met and eventually tied the knot with Hollywood A-list star Sandra Bullock. However, cheating allegations soon rocked their marriage and they divorced in 2010. Today, James is married to drag racer Alexis DeJoria. She is 42 and James is 50.
9 Ryan Phillippe
There was a time when Ryan Phillippe and his ex-wife, actress Reese Witherspoon, were recognized as among Hollywood’s golden couples. However, in 2006, the couple announced that they were separating. Later on, it emerged that Phillippe may have been carrying on an affair with Stop-Loss co-star Abbie Cornish. Cornish happens to be much younger than either Phillippe or Witherspoon.
8 Marc Anthony
Latino singer Marc Anthony has been married four times throughout his life. The first marriage was to Maria Von Ritchie Lopez, and the second to Dayanara Torres. Later on, in 2004, Anthony tied the knot again with actress and music icon Jennifer Lopez. The pair separated in 2014 and almost soon after, Anthony wed younger model Shannon De Lima. Unfortunately, his fourth marriage also didn’t last.
7 Mel Gibson
Before 2009, it seemed that veteran actor Mel Gibson had been happily married to Robyn Moore. But the two divorced that year and Gibson ended up with an expensive post-divorce settlement. Gibson and Moore broke up when they were 55 and 53 respectively, according to Nicki Swift. Following this marriage, Gibson took up a relationship with then-39-year-old pianist Oksana Grigorieva. After a tumultuous relationship with Grigorieva, Gibson eventually moved on and started dating model Rosalind Ross. Today, he is 63 and she is 28.
6 Johnny Depp
For 14 years, actor Johnny Depp was in a relationship with French singer Vanessa Paradis, with who he shares two children with. In 2012, the couple announced that they were splitting. A few years after, Depp tied the knot with younger actress Amber Heard. At the time of their marriage, Heard was only 28. Just a year later, the couple split and their divorce was finalized in 2017.
5 Eddie Cibrian
At one point, actor Eddie Cibrian was married to The Real Housewives star Brandi Glanville. However, it soon became clear that Cibrian was cheating on his then-wife. According to Page Six, Glanville wrote in her memoir, “And this woman, whom I had just met, spent more time flirting with my husband than acknowledging her own.” That woman happens to be country singer LeAnn Rimes who is nine years younger than the actor. Today, Cibrian and Rimes are happily married.
4 Alec Baldwin
Earlier in his life, actor Alec Baldwin was married to Hollywood bombshell Kim Basinger. Unfortunately, the two split after 10 years of being together. In 2012, it became clear that Baldwin had found love again when he tied the knot with a much younger Hilaria Baldwin. Today, he is 62 and she is 35.
3 Ewan McGregor
For quite some time, Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor has been married to production designer Eve Mavrakis who is now 53 years old. Recently, however, McGregor, 48, has been working on finalizing the divorce from his estranged wife. According to People, the two had split in May 2017 and McGregor proceeded to file for divorce in January 2018. Meanwhile, McGregor has been dating actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 33, since he split from his wife.
2 Brad Pitt
As you may know, actor Brad Pitt was once married to actress Jennifer Aniston, who is just five years younger than the actor. After filming the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, however, Pitt divorced from Aniston and pursued a relationship with film co-star Angelina Jolie who is 12 years younger than Pitt. The couple ended up having six children and tying the knot in 2014. Unfortunately, Hollywood’s golden couple split in 2016 after Jolie filed for divorce.
1 Ben Affleck
Actor Ben Affleck was once married to actress Jennifer Garner, who he currently shares three children with. Following their split, Affleck has been spotted with a number of younger women. Most recently, he’s been seen going around with 33-year-old Katie Cherry. According to the Daily Mail, it is believed that the two had met on the celebrity dating app Raya.
Sources: Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Us Weekly, Nicki Swift