10+ Celebrities Who Met Their Soulmates Later In Life

There's no handbook when it comes to matters of the heart. While it's true that some find their soulmates early on in life, for others love is a lifelong journey.

Just because you haven't found the right person doesn't by any means indicate that you'll never find them. To prove my point, check out these 10+ celebrities who met their soulmates later in life.

1. Elton John

The legendary pianist/rock n' roll icon first met his husband David Furnish when he was 47-years-old.

Elton was throwing a dinner party and had instructed a close friend of his to invite so new and interesting people to dinner.

2. Mariska Hargitay

Christopher Meloni recalls watching Mariska fall for her future husband on the set of Law & Order: SVU.

According to comments made via Goalcast, Chris said “He’s on the show as a guest actor, and I’m looking at her, looking at him, and I’m seeing how she’s acting, right?"

"I know her, and I’m like, ‘Oh boy. Here we go.’ And she’s just, ‘Tee-hee, tee-hee, I don’t even care about him or anything like that.’…Sure enough, they start dating."

Not long after that, fellow actor Peter Hermann asked Mariska to attend church with him.

They had a long and impassioned chat about religion and were wed shortly thereafter.

3. Susie Essman

Susie Essman is one of the brilliant comedic minds behind Curb Your Enthusiasm. She's also one of the few celebrities in Hollywood who waited until her 50s to get married for the first time.

The comedic star married Jim Harder when she was 53.

4. James Brolin

James Brolin first met the legendary Barbara Streisand when he was in his 50s and they've been married for close to 25 years.

As fate would have it, they were married on the second anniversary of their very first date.

5. Robert Redford

Robert was married for 27 years before divorcing at the age of 49. He was then remarried in 2009 to his longtime partner Sibylle Szaggars.

At the time that Robert said his "I dos," he had just turned 72-years-old.

6. Lionel Richie

Although they aren't married (yet), Lionel Richie has been courting his girlfriend Lisa Parigi since 2014.

The runway model/fashion designer is more than four decades Lionel's junior but claims that the age gap isn't an issue.

7. Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid is no stranger to love or marriage. Just this past year, Quaid was married to his longtime girlfriend Laura Savoie; making her his fourth wife.

Laura also happens to be 27 years younger than her husband.

8. Warren Beaty

When Warren was in his mid-20s, he was engaged to Joan Collins.

The couple ended up calling off their marriage at the last minute and Warren didn't even come close to walking down the aisle for another 30 years until after he met Anette Benning.

9. Sean Penn

Sean Penn married his girlfriend Leila George just last year.

The iconic actor and director explained to Vanity Fair that “We did a COVID wedding. By that I mean it was a county commissioner on Zoom, we were at the house, my two children and her brother, and we did it that way.”

10. Cynthia Nixon

I always thought of myself as a Carrie, but I know that deep down I am 100% unequivocally a Miranda at heart.

Before Cynthia met her wife-to-be, she had never been with a woman. She'd never so much as kissed a person of the opposite sex.

11. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford told Newsner that "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."

12. Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren is best known for his role as Ivan Drago in the Rocky film franchise, as well as his appearance in The Expendables.

He proposed to his girlfriend Emma Krokdal last summer, after his 62nd birthday.

13. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor

When Sarah and Holland first met, Sarah was actually dating another woman.

In spite of her previous commitment, Sarah said that she thought Holland was the most exquisitely beautiful woman she'd ever laid eyes on.

14. Dick Van Dyke

Arlene Silver is Dick Van Dyke's second wife. The couple was hitched back in 2012 and have been happily married ever since.

When asked about their 46 year age gap, The Mary Poppins star says Arlene is very mature for her age, and he's very immature for his.