We've all seen rich and famous men dating and marrying younger women, it happens so often that we're not even reacting to it anymore, but when a woman would date a younger man, the relationship would face scrutiny almost instantly. At least that's how it used to be.
These days there are several famous women out there who have decided to take charge of their own happiness and made the leap to the younger generation of men in the dating pool. Older women dating younger men is now becoming a trend - there are even television shows dedicated to unraveling the concept of ageism that has been applied to women. Soon, the days of the double standards will be gone - and these women definitely helped get the ball rolling.
20 Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet sure has great taste in men, first Lenny Kravitz then Jason Momoa! she is one lucky lady. After splitting from Lenny Kravitz, Lisa subsequently met Momoa who is 12 years younger than her and the rest is history. The pair have been together since 2005 and seem more in love than ever before.
19 Halle Berry
Before Gabriel Aubrey or even Olivier Martinez, there was Eric Benet. Halle and the singer called it quits after three years of marriage after he admitted to cheating on her several times. She went onto date model Gabriel Aubry, who's 10 years younger, they were an extremely attractive pair but their love fizzled out eventually.
18 Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton was in a relationship with Scottish playwright and artist John Byrne, from around 1989 to 2003 and the two are parents to twins. After the split, Swinton began dating German artist Sandro Kopp, who's 18 years younger than her. The trio(Tilda, John, and Sandro) has a unique relationship and stayed in the same house at some point.
17 Sam Taylor-Johnson
The Fifty Shades of Grey director was married to Jay Jopling from 1997 to 2008. Sam Taylor-Johnson was 42 years old and married when she met 17-year-old actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of Nowhere Boy. In 2008, Sam and Jopling's marriage was over and the love story of Aaron and Sam was born. They're an odd pair but it's pretty evident that they're happy.
16 Jennifer Lopez
After seven years of marriage, Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony called it quits. Fans hoped for their reconciliation but Jenny from the block had other plans. After the split, she dated backup dancer Beau "Casper" Smart, who was 18 years her junior. They were a match made in heaven but broke up after 5 years together.
15 Robin Wright
The Golden Globe Award winner was in a turbulent marriage with actor Sean Penn for 13 years until they divorced in 2010. Soon after Wright moved on with actor Ben Foster, who's 15 years younger than her. The pair were together for more than three years and engaged for a year before they split,
14 Tina Turner
Tina Turner's tumultuous marriage to Ike Turner was characterized by fear and abuse, the RnB icon eventually divorced her abusive husband and later went on to meet German music exec Erwin Bach who is 16 years her junior. The two had been inseparable for the 28 years until finally tying the knot in 2013.
13 Kris Jenner
Kris and Caitlyn Jenner( then known as Bruce Jenner) were married for 22 years before they announced their separation in 2013. It wasn't long after they filed for divorce that Kris was spotted with a younger man...enter Corey Gamble. Neither the 25 year age difference nor the criticism from Kris' family seemed to deter these two. Age really is just a number...
After months of speculation that Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage was over - the pair finally announced their divorce. The seven-year marriage had crumbled and within weeks of announcing the split, Madonna was reportedly dating Alex Rodriguez 16 years her junior. The star is rumored to have been linked to several younger men since her split from Alex.
11 Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins never officially married but were together for 23 years. The duo met on the set of Bull Durham and fell in love - when the relationship ended, Sarandon began dating Jonathan Bricklin, who is 31 years younger than her. Sadly, the pair split after nearly six years together.
10 Demi Moore
Demi Moore was married to actor Bruce Willis for 13 years and was the hottest couple in Hollywood at the time, their divorce came as a shock to many. Fast forward to 2005, Demi married Ashton Kutcher who is 16 years younger than she is. They stayed together for six years before going their separate ways.
9 Heidi Klum
Everybody loved Heidi Klum and Seal together, they were a match made in heaven. The world was shocked when the pair announced their split after nearly seven years of marriage. The Supermodel eventually found love with Vito Schnabel two years later. Sadly her relationship with the art dealer who is 13 years her junior ended after three years.
8 Brigitte Trogneux
The First lady of France- Bridgitte Trogneux married banker Andre-Louis Auzerie and they had three children together. However, the pair divorced after several years together and Trogneux went on to marry her former student Emmanuel Macron who happens to be the President of France now. Macron was 15 when they first met but their relationship did not start until he was 18, he is 24 years her junior.
7 Courteney Cox
When Cox and David Arquette decided to end their seven-year marriage - she stated that while they had a good run, the relationship just naturally ended. Cox eventually began a relationship with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, she is 12 years his senior. McDaid and Cox became engaged but called it quits a couple of months later.
6 Megan Mullally
The "Will and Grace" star was married to Michael A. Katcher for four years prior to her marriage to Nick Offerman. The two lovebirds are one of the best celebrity couples, their 12 year age gap truly proves that age is just a number. They are still going strong after 16 years of marriage.
5 Geena Davis
Geena and Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter, Renny Harlin were married for nearly four years. Harlin had directed four films in which Geena had starred and it seemed she had finally found her happily ever after. The duo later split and Geena went on to marry Reza Jarrahy, a plastic surgeon 12 years younger than her. Only to have Reza file for divorce after 16 years together.
After divorcing husband Sonny Bono, Cher met hunky Allman Brothers band frontman Greg Allman who was two years younger - the pair separated just over a week later, then reconciled. Love was not enough to keep them together as they later split for good. Cher was later linked to a couple of younger famous men over the years.
3 Kate Hudson
The Hollywood stunner was engaged to Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, they called it quits after four years together. Not long after the split, she dated Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough, who was 29 at the time. The relationship was short-lived but seeing them together made us wish they had found happily ever after.
2 Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore was married to actor John Gould Rubin way back when. The Oscar winner's marriage ended, not all hope was lost because two years later she found love with her current husband, Bart Freundlich, who's 11 years younger than her. The duo seems to have found the formula for a happy marriage.
1 Gabrielle Union
When the pair met they had both recently been through a divorce. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade who is nine years her junior tied the knot in 2014 and have been married ever since. Though their marriage has had its ups and downs, the duo seems madly in love and are committed to making their union long-lasting.
Sources: OprahMag.com, NickiSwift.com, Ranker.com, TVOvermind.com, EW.com