Age is just a number when it comes to love. You have probably been in a relationship or known someone in a relationship where there is an age difference, and it was not a big deal. While some people might question a significant age gap, it is normal for others. In Hollywood, it is more common for couples to have considerable age gaps. These celebrity couples have many years between them, but it might have caused their love to fail. Continue reading to see if the age gap helped or hurt these celebrity couples.
1. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor: 32 Years
This might come as a surprise because not many fans know that Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have been together since 2015. They have the perfect romance despite the 32 year age difference. The pair met at a dinner party while they were both in serious relationships. Eventually, they found their way into each other's lives, and the rest is history.
2. Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell: 38 Years
With one of the largest age gaps on our list, Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell have a 38 year age difference. The two started dating in 2008, and their relationship grew over the years. The couple got married in 2013, and they are still going strong. They do not define love by age, so it is not part of their problem.
3. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: 15 Years
These two are probably the most loved couple in Hollywood. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been together since 2004, and they have shared their special romance with the world ever since. The couple got married in 2008, and they have not noticed the 15 year age gap between them. They are so supportive of each other, and it is lovely to see how happy they are.
4. Celine Dion and Rene Angelil: 26 Years
Celine Dion and Rene Angelil got married in 1984, and Dion was 26 years younger than him. The age difference never seemed to affect their relationship. Sadly, in 2016 Angelil passed away from throat cancer, but Dion's heart will go on. They had three children together, and the family keeps his memory alive.
5. Elton John and David Furnish: 15 Years
The music legend, Elton John, is 15 years senior to his partner David Furnish. They have known each other for over two decades, and do not let age define them. They were one of the first same-sex couples to form a civil partnership under UK law before marriage became legal in 2014.
6. Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z: 12 Years
Beyonce and Jay Z are one of the most well-known couples in Hollywood. This musical power couple has been together since 2008, and they have a 12 year age gap. The couple shares three children, Blue, Rumi, and Sir Carter, who are just as famous as their parents.
7. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster: 27 Years
Although there is a 27 year age difference, rocker Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster make their relationship work. Stewart lived up to his song "Forever Young" legacy when he welcomed a son with Lancaster at the age of 66.
8. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves: 14 Years
In 2006, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves met and have been inseparable since. There is a 14 year age difference, but they have never acknowledged it because they are so in love, and age doesn't matter. McConaughey proposed to Alves on Christmas day in 2011, and they married less than a year later. They have three children and currently live in Austin, Texas.
9. Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver: 46 Years
Dick Van Dyke is a Hollywood legend and he also has the largest age gap on this list. He and his wife Arlene Silver are 46 years apart in age. The couple married in 2012 after meeting at the SAG Awards. Silver was not even born when Van Dyke starred in the classic movie, Mary Poppins.
10. Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife: 23 Years
After getting divorced from her husband of 12 years, Kate Beckinsale started dating Matt Rife. People were a bit confused because Beckinsale was 44, and Rife was only 21. There was a 23 year age difference. They tried to make their romance work, but in 2017 they broke up. Sadly, their significant age gap did not help their relationship blossom.