When people find someone to spend the rest of their lives with, it is often someone who is in the same age bracket. This is because they are at a similar stage in life, are more likely to have shared interests and they will often mix in the same social circles and this gives them the opportunity to meet. However, not all couples are a similar age and for some people, a large age gap works well. This is just as true of celebrities as it is of couples who do not live in the limelight. The only difference is that the media will often make a storyline out of a celebrity couple who have a big age gap. Here are 20 male celebrities who have married women who are much older than them.
20. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon
Strictly speaking, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were never married. However, as their relationship lasted for 21 years, they were regarded as one of the most solid couples in Hollywood. Sarandon is 12 years older than Robbins. Actress Sarandon was previously married to Chris Sarandon from 1967 to 1979. She then dated Franco Amurri, with whom she has a daughter, Eva. She met actor Tim Robbins in 1988 and they moved in together straight away. Their first son, John ‘Jack’ Henry, was born in 1989, followed by their second son, Miles Guthrie, in 1992. The couple eventually split in 2009. Robbins is best known for his acting roles in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘The Player’, Jacob’s Ladder’, and ‘Bull Durham. Sarandon is an award-winning actress best-known for her roles in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘Stepmom’, ‘The Witches of Eastwick’, ‘Tammy’, and ‘Little Women’.
19. Renny Harlin and Geena Davis
Renny Harlin is a Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter. He was married to actress Geena Davis from 1993 to 1998. He was four years younger than Davis and had directed four films in which she had starred; ‘Cutthroat Island’ and ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’. This was Harlin’s only marriage. The same cannot be said for Geena Davis and Harlin was husband number three for her. She had previously been married to Richard Emmolo from 1982 to 1983 and then to Jeff Goldblum between 1987 and 1990. Following her marriage to Harlin, Davis must have got a taste for younger men because she went on to marry Reza Jarrahy, a plastic surgeon, and he is 12 years younger than her. The couple married in 2001 and their daughter, Alizeh Keshvar, was born in the following year. Their fraternal twin sons, Kian William and Kaiis Steven, followed in 2004.
18. Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers
As one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Tom Cruise has had the opportunity to take his pick of beautiful and famous women. As he has been married and divorced three times, it seems he has taken his time making his final choice. It was his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers, who was seven years his senior. The ‘Top Gun’ star was married to Rogers from 1987 to 1990. It was his first wife who introduced him to the Church of Scientology. Following his first divorce, Cruise met Nicole Kidman, five years his junior, while working on the hit film ‘Days of Thunder’. They married in 1990 and adopted two children together before divorcing in 2001. His third wife was actress Katie Holmes who is 16 years younger than Cruise. They met in 2005 and had their daughter, Suri, the following year. Later in 2006, they married but the marriage was short-lived, and they divorced in 2012.
17. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Nick Offerman was born in Illinois on June 26, 1970. He is an actor, voice actor, writer and comedian. He is best-known for his role in the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’. He is also known for playing Karl Weathers in ‘Fargo. He has been married to Megan Mullally, who is 12years older than him, since 2003. This is the first and only marriage of Offerman, but the second marriage of Mullally as she was married to Michael A. Katcher from 1992 to 1996. Megan Mullally is an actress and singer from Los Angeles. She is best-known for playing Karen Walker in the NBC sitcom ‘Will & Grace’. Offerman and Mullally met in 2000 while they were both acting in ‘The Berlin Circle’. Since then, they have worked together on numerous occasions. Both had roles in the movies ‘Smashed’ and ‘Kings of Summer’. Likewise, they both worked as voice actors in ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’.
16. Sandro Kopp and Tilda Swinton
Sandro Kopp is a famous visual artist who was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1978. He is now based in the Scottish Highlands and is known for producing artworks that combine classic painting and digital technology. He has been married to award-winning actress Tilda Swinton since 2004 and she is 18 years older than her husband. Swinton is best-known for her performances in films including ‘Michael Clayton’, ‘The Last of England’, ‘Orlando’, ‘The Beach’, and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Swinton was previously married to John Byrne from 1989 to 2003. Swinton and Byrne had twins, Honor and Xavier, together.
15. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria
Tony Parker is a professional French basketball player who is best-known for playing for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. In November 2004, he met actress Eva Longoria who is seven years his senior. They got engaged in 2006 and then married the following year. Later in 2007, the media reported that Parker had an affair with model Alexandra Paressant. This was something that both Parker and Longoria denied. In 2010, Longoria filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on January 28, 2011. Parker has since married journalist Axelle Francine and the couple have two sons together. Parker was Longoria’s second husband as she was previously married to Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004. Since her divorce from Parker, she met Jose Antonio Bastion and they married in 2016. The couple are now expecting their first child in the summer of 2018.
14. Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan
Shirish Kunder is a famous Indian filmmaker who has been involved in the production of many major Bollywood movies, including ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ and ‘Champion’. He is married to the famous Indian choreographer and film director Farah Khan, who is nine years his senior. The couple met while they were both working on the 2004 film ‘Main Hoon Na’ and married in the same year. On February 11, 2008, Khan gave birth to their triplets; a son, Czar, and daughters, Diva and Anya. The couple remain happily married to this day.
13. Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson
In the United States, the UK, and other parts of the western world, Wissam Al Mana is only a minor celebrity who is known simply for being a billionaire businessman. However, in the Middle East, this Qatari businessman is a celebrity for his luxurious lifestyle and is the equivalent to a socialite who is famous for his wealth and status. His former wife, on the other hand, has achieved international fame. Janet Jackson is a well-known solo artist who is also famous for being a member to the famous Jackson family and the sister of pop legend Michael Jackson. Al Mana and Jackson married in 2003, even though she is eight years his senior. Sadly, the relationship didn’t work, and they decided to separate in 2017. The couple had a son together, Eissa, who was born in January 2017. This was Al Mana’s first marriage but the third for Jackson. She was married to James DeBarge from 1984 but the marriage was annulled the following year. She then married Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991 and they divorced in 2000.
12. Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux
Emmanuel Macron is a French politician who became the President of France on May 14, 2017. He has been married to Brigitte Trogneux since 2007 and she is 24 years his senior. They first met when Macron was 15 and Trogneux was his teacher. By the time he was 17, he had told her he intended to marry her, but their relationship did not begin until he was 18. His parents disapproved and sent him to Paris for his final year of schooling. Trogneux and Macron resumed their relationship when he graduated. Trogneux had married banker Andre-louis Auzerie in 1974 and they had three children together. When she was divorced in 2006, Macron was there to pick up the pieces and the couple married in October 2007.
11. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
Jason Momoa is an actor, model, and producer who is currently best-known for his role as Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe. He is also well-known for his roles in television series including ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Frontier’, and ‘Stargate Atlantis’. Momoa met actress Lisa Bonet in 2005. She is 12 years his senior. In 2007, their daughter, Lola Iolani, was born. She was followed by their son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, in 2008. The couple married in 2017, although many people believed they had been married since 2007. This was a second marriage for Lisa Bonet as she was previously married to Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1994. With Kravitz, eh had daughter Zoe.
10. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Strictly speaking, this couple are not legally married. However, they are in a long-term relationship and have two children together. Mendes is six years older than Gosling. Eva Mendes is an actress best-known for her roles in films such as ‘Ghost Rider’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, ‘Stuck on You’ and ‘The Other Guys’. Ryan Gosling is an actor best-known for his roles in ‘The Notebook’, ‘La La Land’, ‘Blue Valentine’, and ‘The Big Short’. Gosling and Mendes began dating in 2011 after meeting while filming ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’. They have cohabited since and have two daughters together; Esmerelda Amada was born in 2014 followed by Amada Lee in 2016.
9. Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore
Bart Freundlich is a director, screenwriter and producer who chose a wife who is nine years his senior. He met actress Julianne Moore in 1996 when they were on the set of ‘The Myth of Fingerprints’. They had a son, Caleb, in 1997 followed by a daughter, Lice Helen, in 2002. They eventually married on August 23, 2003. A clear sign that their relationship is still going strong is that Freundlich has cast Moore in all of his feature films except three since they met. Although this was a first marriage for Freundlich, it is a second marriage for Moore. From 1986 to 1995, she was married to John Gould Rubin.
8. David Arquette and Courteney Cox
David Arquette is an actor, a producer, a director, a fashion designer, and a former professional wrestler. He is best-known for his roles in films including ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘Airheads’, and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 1999, he married ‘Friends’ actress Courteney Cox, who is seven years older than him. Their daughter, Coco, was born in 2004. Although the couple claimed they were still in love, they separated in 2010. In 2012, Cox filed for divorce and this was finalized in May 2013. Cox must have developed a taste for younger men as she then began a relationship with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid who is 12 years younger than her. McDaid and Cox became engaged on June 26, 2014.
7. Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood have become one of the most famous age-gap couples as they have one of the largest age-gaps in Hollywood. The couple met on the set of the film ‘Nowhere Boy’ in 2009. At that time, he was just 18 and she 42. This meant they have an age gap of 24 years. By November of the same year, the couple had announced their engagement and then married at Babington House in Somerset, England, on June 21, 2012. When they married, they both changed their surnames to Taylor-Johnson. They have gone on two have two daughters together; Wylda Rose was born in 2010 and Romy Hero was born in 2012. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English actor best-known for his roles in the ‘Kick-Ass’ films, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Anna Karenina’, and ‘Nocturnal Animals’. Sam Taylor-Johnson is an English filmmaker and photographer. She was previously married to Jay Jopling from 1997 to 2008 and they had two daughters together, Angelica and Jessie Phoenix.
6. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
Many people are surprised when they realize that there is an age gap between Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union as she looks so young for her age. However, she is actually nine years older than her husband. Wade is a professional basketball player who plays for Miami Heat of the NBA. Union is an actress who is best-known for her roles in films such as ‘Cradle 2 the Grave’ ‘Think Like a Man’, ‘Think Like a Man Too’, ‘Neo Ned’, ‘Sleepless’, and ‘Birth of a Nation’. Wade and Union met in 2009 and began dating. Unfortunately, the pressure of their careers caused them to split in 2013. During the split, Wade fathered a child, Xavier, with a friend. Despite this, Wade and Union reconciled and were engaged in December 2013. They then married in the August of the following year. This made Union a stepmother to Wade’s sons from previous relationships; Zaire, Zion, and Xavier. This was Union’s second marriage as she was previously married to NFL player Chris Howard from 2001 to 2005.
5. Roger Moore and Dorothy Squires
Actor Roger Moore was famous for his roles in many films, especially for portraying James Bond in seven of the Bond movies. His personal life also drew a lot of attention as he was married four times. His first wife was Doorn van Steyn who he married in 1946 and divorced in 1953. She was six years older than him. It was his second wife, Dorothy Squires, who was much older than him as this Welsh singer was 12 years his senior. It was reported that their marriage was very turbulent. Despite their ups and downs, the couple were married from 1953 to 1968. Moore married his third wife, Luisa Mattioli in 1969 and they were married until 1996. They had three children together; Deborah, Geoffrey, and Christian. His fourth and final wife was Kristina Tholstrup to whom he is still married today.
4. Guy Ritchie and Madonna
Madonna is open of the most successful female performers of all-time and, for this reason, her relationships have come under intense media scrutiny throughout her adult life. As one of the top British directors, Guy Ritchie is also of interest to the public and the media. Therefore, it is not surprising that when this couple got together, their relationship was heavily covered in the press. One aspect of their relationship that people found interesting was their age gap as she is ten years his senior. The couple were married from 2000 to 2008. The couple had a son, Rocco, together and also adopted a son from Malawi. Since divorcing Madonna, Ritchie has gone on to marry Jacqui Ainsley. Together, they have three children; two sons, Rafael and Levi, and a daughter, Rivka.
3. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
When Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey married, many were surprised because of their age gap of 10 years. Mariah Carey is one of the most successful female singers and songwriters of all-time as she has sold over 200 million records worldwide and won numerous awards for her music. Nick Cannon is a rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, director, record producer, and personality of both radio and television. The couple married at her private estate in The Bahamas in 2008. In 2011, their fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott, were born. Cannon filed for divorce form the singer in 2014 and this was finalized in 2016. Carey was previously married to music producer Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998.
2. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Despite their age gap, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness remain one of the hottest and most secure couples in Hollywood circles. There is a 13-year age difference between the two. Hugh Jackman is an actor who is best-known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ series of films. He is also known for his roles in ‘Van Helsing’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Prisoners’, and The Fountain’. Furness has starred in many films, including ‘Blessed’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘Angel Baby’, ‘Voyager’, and ‘The Real Macaw’. Jackman and Furness originally met in 1995 when they were both working on the television show ‘Correlli. They married a year later in Melbourne, Australia. Furness suffered several miscarriages, so they decided to adopt. They now have two adopted children; Oscar Maximillian was born in 2000 and Ava Eliot was born in 2005.
1. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
One of the most famous celebrity couples with an age gap were Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Demi Moore is an actress who is best-known for her roles in films including ‘Ghost’, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’, ‘Indecent Proposal’, ‘Disclosure’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘Vanity Fair’, and G.I. Jane’. Her first marriage was to Freddy Moore and this lasted from 1980 to 1985. Although they divorced, she kept his surname as her stage name. She was then famously married to actor Bruce Willis from 1987 to 2000. During their thirteen-year marriage, they were one of the hottest couples in Hollywood. Together, they had three daughters; Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. In 2003, she began a relationship with actor Ashton Kutcher who is 15 years her junior. They married in 2005 and Bruce Willis even attended the wedding as he and Moore remain close friends. In 2011, there were months of speculation about the couple’s marriage before Moore made the announcement that they had separated. Kutscher filed for divorce in December 2012 and this was finalized in November 2013. After their divorce, Ashton Kutcher began dating Mila Kunis. They had a daughter, Wyatt, in 2014 and then married in 2015. In November 2016, Kutcher and Kunis’ son, Dimitri Portwood, was born.