Celebs Who Opened Up About Having A Big Age Difference In Their Relationships

Kasia Mikolajczak
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
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It's never easy to make a relationship work. I can attest to that. But what if you have an age difference to complicate things even further? Well, that's the exact case with these celebrity couples who are dating or married to somebody much older/younger than them.

Not only do they have to put up with public scrutiny, but I bet there are a few differences that keep things interesting. So let's look at these couples who seem to make it work despite their age difference.

Katharine McPhee And David Foster

Speaking of celebrity couples with a considerable age difference, Katharine McPhee and David Foster definitely fit the bill. Did you know that the American Idol alum is 34 years younger than her Grammy-winning producer husband? So how do they make it work? I don't know, but even David's older children seem to think these two were made for each other. Aww!

John Stamos And Caitlin McHugh

These two love birds met on the set of Law & Order: SVU in 2016. Then, the following year Stamos proposed while the couple was at Disneyland. They welcomed their first baby just two months after their wedding in 2018. If you didn't know there's a 23-year difference between these two.

Nicolas Cage And Riko Shibata

Riko Shibata and Nicolas Cage at a red carpet event.
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I have to admit I didn't know about Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata's relationship, much less that they had a 20-year age difference. These two first met in Shigo, Japan, and tied the knot in an intimate Las Vegas ceremony in February 2021. They share a love for exotic animals.

Leonardo DiCaprio And Camila Morrone

Gif of Leonardo Dicaprio raising a glass in The Great Gatsby
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Leonardo DiCaprio dated his share of younger women. So it shouldn't be a surprise that he's in a relationship with Camila Morrone, who's 23-years his junior. However, it really doesn't matter as long as it works for the couple, no?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley And Jason Statham

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statam at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
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This stunning pair met back in 2009 and have 20 years between them. However, Rosie was once quoted as saying that "age is nothing but a number," and I say good for her. If I was with Jason Statham, I wouldn't care either, ha, ha.

Steven Tyler And Aimee Preston

Sometimes in show business, people end up mixing business with pleasure and that was the case when Steven Tyler started dating his assistant Aimee Preston. But the more surprising thing is that the pair have a 40-year age difference. Wow!

Sir Patrick Stewart And Sunny Ozell

Sunny Ozell and Patrick Stewart
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Patrick Stewart is known for his stellar work on Star Trek and the X-Men franchise, but did you know that he's five years older than his wife's father? Oh, my! The couple has a 38-year-old age gap, but somehow they make it work.

Sam Taylor-Johnson And Aaron Taylor-Johnson

It can be a little weird when you start dating your boss, but that's exactly what happened between Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The couple met when Sam directed Aaron in 2009’s Nowhere Boy, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo

The Maroon 5 frontman began dating Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, who's 10 years younger than him, in May 2012. Even though the couple briefly broke up in 2013, things heated up once they got back together. They tied the knot and have two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.

Casey Affleck And Caylee Cowan

This smitten pair just celebrated their first year anniversary when they gushed about each other on Instagram. The two have a significant age difference as Affleck is 46-years-old while Cowan is only 23. They marked the occasion by going to a local bakery and making twelve loaves of bread. Aww, that's sweet, no? Let's hope this romance keeps going.

Marc Anthony And Nadia Ferreira

You can't blame Marc Anthony for falling in love with Nadia Ferreira. After all, she is the former Miss Paraguay. But did you know that the two have a 30-year-age gap? Oh, yeah! But that didn't stop them from getting engaged just last month.

Kim Kardashian And Pete Davidson

I have to admit I was surprised when I heard that Kim Kardashian was dating SNL's, Pete Davidson. The two have an age difference of 13 years. But you can't judge a book by its cover, so who am I to judge these two, huh? If it works for them, then why not?

Scott Disick And Rebecca Donaldson

Speaking of reality TV stars, here's Scott Disick and his current flame Rebecca Donaldson who's 11 years his junior. As this is a new relationship, they're taking it slow. Although, it's a good sign that Disick brought Donaldson to the premiere of Hulu's The Kardashians and introduced her to his family. 

Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor

Some people consider themselves lucky when they meet the right person, and that's exactly how Holland Taylor feels about her relationship with Sarah Paulson. The two met back in 2005 but didn't start dating until a decade later. Their 32-year age difference can be challenging, but they make it work.

Heidi Klum And Tom Kaulitz

Heidi Klum met her current husband, Tokio Hotel guitarist when he was just 28-years old. People didn't take their relationship seriously because she's actually 16-years older than him. But according to her, you need to do what makes you happy, and that's what Kaulitz does, so there you go.

George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin

Gif of Amal and George Clooney
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These two love birds first laid eyes on each other at a charity fundraiser in September 2013. Then the self-proclaimed bachelor married his beautiful lawyer girlfriend less than a year later. The couple got even featured on the cover of People magazine, where Amal showed off her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown. Initially, Clooney thought Amal wouldn't be interested in him because of their 17-year age difference.

Florence Pugh And Zach Braff

Zach Braff and Florence Pugh cuddling each other.
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Florence Pugh and Zach Braff have had to defend their love several times. And it's mainly due to their 21-year age difference. Pugh has said in the past that she doesn't understand why people have to comment negatively on her private life, and I have to agree with that.

"I'm 24-years-old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love. It is not your place and really it has nothing to do with you," she said in an Instagram post.

Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' relationship definitely came under public scrutiny. But after a while, the two managed to laugh about their age difference. In the end, it doesn't really matter, especially when you get to share sweet moments like these when they finally took their infant daughter home from the hospital.

Wow, isn't this amazing, huh?

two puzzles with words "me" and "you" coming together

If you asked me, age doesn't really matter. What matters is that two people enjoy each other's company and can be happy. But it's even harder to do when you're a celebrity and are living in the constant spotlight. And on top of that, there's an age gap. So to see these couples make it work is reassuring, no?