Celeb couples who are bridging the age gap

2018-12-20 08:24
celeb couple with big age gaps

It’s not unheard of for there to be quite an age difference between the two halves of a celebrity couple.

Some of these pairs are no longer together but while they were they seemed to be dealing rather well with their difference in age, while other still seem as in love as ever.

We take a closer look.

Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore: 16 years

Actors Demi Moore (56) and Ashton Kutcher (40) sadly parted ways in 2011 after being together for six years. Ashton has since married his That ’70s Show co-star Mila Kunis (35) and the couple have a daughter, Wyatt (4), and a son, Dimitri (2).

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones: 25 years

Actors Michael (74) and Catherine (49) have been married for 18 years and show no signs of breaking up, the Mirror reports. They have a son, Dylan (18), and a daughter, Carys (15).

Elon Musk & Amber Heard: 15 years

Amber (32) seems to have a thing for older men. After the Justice League star’s acrimonious split from actor Johnny Depp (now 55) in January 2016, she found comfort in the arms of South African-born tech genius and Tesla founder Elon Musk (47).

Sadly, it wasn’t to be and the two parted ways – for the second and last time – at the beginning of 2018, People reports.  

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: 16 years

Who can forget A-lister Tom Cruise’s moment of madness in 2005 on the couch of The Oprah Winfrey show? Tom (now 56) couldn’t stop gushing about fellow actor Katie Holmes (now 40). But by 2012 it was all over, with Katie divorcing Tom and moving to the other side of the country. Read more on the star couple’s marriage and divorce here. 

George & Amal Clooney: 17 years

This power couple met in 2013. The actor (now 57) and the human rights lawyer (now 40) wasted no time and got hitched in 2014 in Venice, InStyle reports. In 2017 the happy couple welcomed twins Alexander and Ella.   

Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris Hefner: 60 years

The head of the Playboy empire, who died in 2017 aged 91, was rarely seen without a beautiful young woman on his arm. But his third wife, Crystal Harris (now 32), was the one who held a vigil at his deathbed.

The couple married in 2012 and Crystal recently told the Independent she still misses her husband every day.

World leaders and royals

Emmanuel & Brigitte Macron: 24 years

What started as a scandal when the then 16-year-old Emmanuel started a relationship with his 40-year-old teacher has turned into a romance for the ages. The French president (now 40) and his Brigitte (65) have been married for 11 years and show no signs of slowing down.

Donald & Melania Trump: 24 years

Melania (48) is the controversial US president’s third wife. Trump (72) married her in 2005 and they have one son, Barron (12), together.

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco: 20 years

Monaco’s ruler, Prince Albert (60), established a permanent South African connection when he married Charlene Wittstock (40) in 2011. Charlene was born in Zimbabwe but grew up in South Africa. The couple have four-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.

Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel: 27 years

South Africa’s first democratically elected president married then 53-year-old Graça on his 80th birthday in 1998, according to SA History. It was his third marriage. Graça had previously been married to late Mozambican leader Samora Machel.

Sources: Hello Magazine, SA History, Independent UK, People, InStyle

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