We hardly bat an eye at short-lived romances in the world of A-listers, but here are the most dramatic age gaps in the celebrity sphere.
Bill Murray and Kelis
Murray, 72, and Kelis, 43, sparked romance rumors in June 2023 after the “Ghostbusters” star was spotted at the “Milkshake” singer’s performance in London and then was seen again at more of her concerts.
“Whatever it is that has brought them together, and however unlikely it seems, they are both single and are having fun despite the fairly big age gap,” a source said.
Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah
Pacino, 83, and Alfallah, 29, confirmed in 2023 that they were expecting their first child together. The news came as a shock to Pacino, who demanded a paternity test because he believed he couldn’t impregnate a woman. Results confirmed Pacino is, in fact, the father.
Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen
De Niro, 79, and Chen, 45, have been dating for years after meeting on the set of “The Intern.” In 2023, the couple secretly welcomed a baby girl together.
Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi
Richie and Parigi, who is reportedly in her sent the internet into a tizzy in February 2021 after their approximate 40-year age difference was revealed. The couple started dating in 2014.
Lucy Hale and Skeet Ulrich
Ulrich, then 51, and Hale, then 31, were photographed on a PDA-heavy lunch date in Los Angeles in February 2021 — and the May-December pair appeared to be completely smitten with one another. This is the first time Hale was linked to someone with a significant age difference. She previously dated “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood, who is actually two years her junior. Meanwhile, Ulrich has been married twice and has two children with his first wife, Georgina Cates.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles
Olivia Wilde rebounded from recent ex Jason Sudeikis, who was nine years older than her, with pop celebré of the moment, Harry Styles, 10 years her junior. While it’s something of a return to form for Styles, who previously dated Taylor Swift and UK host Caroline Flack, both of whom are older than him, the move was a break with Wilde’s pattern of dating older men: Before Sudeikis, she was married for eight years to filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, who also had nine years on her.
Leonardo DiCaprio & Camila Morrone
DiCaprio and Morrone were linked as a couple starting in December 2017 and hit a milestone when Morrone accompanied him to the 2020 Oscars, his first romantic date for an awards show since 2005. Morrone defended their 23-year age gap in 2019 to the Los Angeles Times, saying, “There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps. I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.” The pair split in August 2022.
Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson
Beckinsale has been doing her part for some time now to reverse the Hollywood stereotype of older men and younger women. She dated comedian Matt Rife for a year when she was 43 and he was 21 and was linked to Pete Davidson, 20 years younger than her in early 2019, mere months after Davidson and Ariana Grande called off their engagement. Then, in April 2020, she was snapped with musician Goody Grace, 24 years her junior at just a year older than her daughter, Lily Sheen.
Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie
Quaid and Savoie, who have a 39-year age gap between them, got engaged in October 2019 after meeting at a business event. The couple got hitched in June 2020, eloping after the pandemic forced them to postpone their planned wedding. “I’ve been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is,” Quaid told the Guardian in November 2019. “I feel like I have a real partner in life.”
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Paulson and Holland began dating in 2015. The younger actress defended their 32-year age gap in May 2018, saying, “If anyone wants to spend any time thinking I’m strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that’s their problem,” though she said that initially, she was warned the relationship could adversely affect her career.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Zeta-Jones and Douglas never have to worry about forgetting one another’s birthdays. They were both born on Sept. 25 — in a neat bit of numerology, 25 years apart. The couple wed in 2000 and share two children.
Sean Penn and Leila George
Penn and George quietly wed in August 2020, at which point their age difference stood at 31 years. The pair were first linked in 2016; this is Penn’s third marriage.
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
When Goldblum and Livingston wed at LA’s famed Chateau Marmont in 2014, Goldblum, then 62, was double Livingston’s age. The two have since welcomed two sons.
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin
Spaniard imposter and yogi Hilaria —whose real name is Hilary Hayward-Thomas, first met Alec Baldwin in February 2011 at a now-closed vegan restaurant. The couple, who have 26 years separating them, moved muy rápido, getting engaged in April 2012 and marrying two months later on June 30, 2012. They have since welcomed a large brood of children.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Ford and Flockhart first met at the 2002 Golden Globes. After dating for eight years, the duo tied the knot in June 2010. Flockhart called their 22-year age gap a “non-issue” in 2017, divulging that “The truth is, I sometimes feel very much older than Harrison.”
David Foster and Katharine McPhee
Foster has been blunt about the 34-year-age difference between him and fellow musician McPhee, telling critics to “go f–k themselves.” The couple tied the knot in June 2019 and welcomed their first child, son Rennie, in 2021.
Bruce Willis and Emma Hemming
Heming and Willis married in 2009 and were forced to shoot down breakup rumors in 2020 when it was revealed the pair, who are 23 years apart, were quarantining separately during the pandemic. They have since reunited and celebrated their bond — and two daughters — with quality sleepwear-themed pics over the 2020 holiday season. Heming stood by her husband’s side in March 2022 as he revealed he was stepping away from acting due to an aphasia diagnosis.
Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick
There are 43 years separating Rolling Stones frontman Jagger and dancer Hamrick, but age is, after all, just a number. The two share a son together and Jagger splashed out on a Florida manse for his lady love in December 2020.
Original Stones bassist Bill Wyman may have shared some tips for making things work with Jagger. Wyman, then 52, married 18-year-old Mandy Smith in 1989. That union only lasted two years, and Wyman married Suzanne Accosta, who is 33 years his junior in 1993.
Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson
“I knew instantly with Sam that I’d found my soulmate,” Aaron told The Telegraph of the 23-year gap between him and wife Sam. “I remember it very well, and a year to the day [after] I met her I proposed. I knew I wanted a family with her, I knew I wanted kids, and a month later she was pregnant with our first child.”
Sam, who refers to her husband as “an old soul,” told the paper, “I can’t dwell on what other people think or say.” Aaron and Sam share two daughters, Wylda Rae and Romy Hero.
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster
“Penny is my whole world,” Stewart told Hello! magazine when he and Lancaster, 26 years his junior, renewed their vows in 2017 after 10 years of marriage. Stewart, who has eight children with five different women, once also said that “Marriage licenses should be like dog licenses, because then you could decide whether or not to renew them each year.” He and Lancaster have two sons.
Jimmy Page and Scarlett Sabet
Led Zeppelin riff master Page first met poet Sabet in 2014; 46 years separate them. Predictably, the UK tabloids glommed onto the pair, with Sabet telling Tatler in June 2020 that “I guess some people will say I’ve made an unusual choice. At the time, it felt very uncomfortable. I felt like my life was going to be over. I had such a sense of shame about the whole thing.”
Dolph Lundgren and Emma Krokdal
Lundgren popped the question to Norwegian personal trainer Krokdal, nearly 40 years his junior, in June 2020 in Stockholm. The two have been together since late 2019, going public at the Cana Dorada Film & Music Festival in the Dominican Republic in January 2021. In December 2020, Lundgren was snapped with what looked like a wedding band on his finger in LA.
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
Don McLean and Paris Dylan
Don McLean has 48 years on girlfriend Paris Dylan, who wasn’t even alive when he released “American Pie.”
The pair met in 2016 when Paris — former Playboy model and star of an episode of MTV’s “Catfish” — was hired to manage McLean’s social media accounts.
Peter Cook and Alba Jancou
Peter Cook —Christie Brinkley’s ex — allegedly lied about his fiancée Alba Jancou’s age when the pair were first linked in 2019, telling people she was 21, instead of 20, which would move the pair’s age gap to a solid 40 years.
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford
Eilish and Rutherford sparked dating speculation when they were seen getting cozy at LA’s Universal Studios in October 2022. They seemingly confirmed their relationship — which features a 10-year age gap — the same month when they were photographed making out outside an Indian restaurant.
Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor
Comedian Dane Cook and longtime girlfriend Kelsi Taylor got engaged in August 2022 when they were 50 and 23, respectively. The pair had been dating for five years before Cook popped the question.