10+ Celebrities Who Fell In Love After 40

Love knows no gender, race, or age.

A person can be in their 40s and still find their happily ever after. We've seen it happen with numerous celebs, such as Barbra Streisand and Gwen Stefani. Even George Clooney, a notorious bachelor, eventually settled down.

With that being said, here are 10+ celebs who fell in love after 40.

1. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Their love story is one for the record books. When they first met in 2014 as judges on The Voice, they were both still married to their former partners.

Once they were going through their divorces, they leaned on each other.

Over a year after they first met, they made things official when Blake was nearing his 40s and Gwen was halfway through hers.

They've been together ever since and announced their engagement in October 2020.

2. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

The pair first met on a blind date that didn't start off well.

Despite this rocky start, she was 40 when she announced her engagement and pregnancy with the French businessman. They got married when she was 42 and he was 46.

3. Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian

After one failed marriage early on in his life, the Jumanji actor found his soulmate in Hashian.

The pair, who share two children together, first met in 2006 on the set of The Game Plan. After dating for 12 years, they got married in 2019.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk

After she famously "consciously uncoupled" with Coldplay's Chris Martin, the actress found love again in her 40s.

She was 46 when she married Falchuk, whom she first met on the set of Glee many years ago.

In a cover story for Goop magazine, she opened up about finding love again after divorce.

“I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy," she said.

5. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

This notorious bachelor had no choice but to settle down when he met the beautiful and smart international law and human rights lawyer.

They got married after less than a year of dating in 2014 and have since welcomed twins together.

7. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo

Their relationship goes way back.

The pair first met in 2001 in acting class. Despite getting engaged after seven years together, they didn't get married until another seven years later when they were both in their 40s.

6. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

The Sex Tape actress never thought she'd get married until she met the Good Charlotte's rockstar.

“[Marriage] was the biggest thing I’ve done in my 40s, and it opened me up in different ways,” Diaz told Harper’s Bazaar.

8. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

The Modern Family actress was 42 when she started dating the Magic Mike star.

They proved the old saying "when you know, you know" as they got married only a year later. At the time, Vergara was 43 and Joe was close to 38.

9. Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford

Third time was the charm for the Indiana Jones star and his current wife.

Before they got married in 2011, he told Hello magazine that he had found love again at 60, despite their 22-year age gap.

"I'm in love," the actor said.

"Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life. I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn't surprised that I did," he said.

10. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi

The famous talk show host was 52 when she married the Arrested Development alum.

“I just walked over to say hello to her, and I couldn’t believe it, but she turned around and it was like an arrow was shot through my heart," DeRossi told Oprah about meeting Ellen.

11. Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar

Who says you can't have it all in your 40s? It was love for the Seinfeld alum who met his wife in 1997.

Jessica was newly married at the time, but she divorced her husband and married Seinfeld a year later when he was 45.

12. Elton John and David Furnis

An impromptu dinner party led to the legendary singer meeting his husband, whom he married when he was 66.

"I was attracted to David immediately. He was very well dressed, very shy. The next night we had dinner," Elton told Parade about meeting his partner.

13. James Brolin and Barbra Streisand

The adorable pair have been together for over 20 years after getting married when Streisand was 56 and Brolin was 58.

During his wedding speech, the father of Marvel's Josh Brolin shared how lucky he was to find love late in life.


"I can't tell you how lucky I am that this would happen to me so late in life," he said.

"Every night is a new adventure. Sleeping is a waste of time. I can't wait to see her again in the morning." So presh!

She had even been initially hesitant about their age difference (they're nine years apart).

Thankfully, she soon realized that age didn't matter. Gabrielle has since become a step-mom to Wade's kids and they welcomed their own child together in 2018.

14. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

The Bring It On star was 42 when she married NBA star Dwayne Wade.

This came after they started off as just friends, best friends, and eventually something more. "I didn't want to be on this planet without him," Union wrote in her memoir.