10 Celebrity Superstars Who Refused To Consider Age Gap When Falling In Love
Many people consider that the ideal age difference for a couple should be a maximum of one year, which ensures a lower probability of separation. A difference of 5 years gives them an 18% chance of separation, and a difference of 20 years risks them at a 95% chance. But this list of Hollywood couples totally refutes any of these numbers.
10. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones - Age gap: 25 years (since 1998)
This couple has the characteristic that they can celebrate their birthdays together: They were born on September 25, with a difference of 25 years. They met in 1998 and the love between them was almost instantaneous, two years later they decided to take the leap and get married.
They have had many challenges during their relationship, such as Michael's cancer, Catherine's mental disorder and even an attempted divorce that resulted in nothing more than a dispute, but remain strong to date raising their children Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta.
9. Celine Dion and Rene Angelil - Age gap: 26 years (since 1998)
The love story behind this couple is one of the longest. They both met in 1980 when Celine was 12 years old and he was 38. They started dating 8 years after they met and finally got married in 1994 at an impressive wedding.
In 2001 they had their first baby, Rene-Charles Angelil and, in 2010, the twins Eddy and Nelson were born. They stayed together for 22 years and probably the couple would remain together and very happy if Rene had not died in 2016 because of cancer.
8. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith - Age gap: 10 years (since 1994)
The couple met in Mexico, during a time when Pierce was still suffering a lot for the death of his first love, Cassandra Harris, and had escaped to this country to try to get rid of how overwhelmed he felt.
Keely helped him mourn the death of his late wife and support him morally at a time when Brosnan needed someone by his side. She was even present when the diagnosis and death of Pierce's daughter, becoming the rock that keeps one of the strongest relationships in Hollywood.
7. Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin - Age gap: 22 years (since 1988)
Stallone and Flavin met during the filming of Rocky V in 1988, but Jennifer was in love with the actor long before. The couple has suffered several separations, but they always return to each other because of the love they maintain.
Sylvester, 51, and Jennifer, 29, decided to finally get married in 1997. They are currently happy and raising their 3 daughters: Sophia, who was born in 1996, Sistine, born in 1998, and little Scarlet, who was born in 2002 and is already 16 years old.
6. Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner - Age gap: 19 years (since 2000)
Costner had 3 children prior to his marriage to Christine. They met in 2000 when the actor was at a very difficult moment in his artistic career, and they decided to get married in 2004 in a small ceremony held in the Costner mansion.
By the time of their marriage, the actor was 49 years old and she was 30, so the difference was remarkable, but this did not influence their decision. They currently have 3 children: Cayden, Hayes, and Grace, born in 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively.
5. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart - Age gap: 22 years (since 2002)
Harrison met Calista Flockhart in 2002 thanks to a small accident they had. During the ceremony of the Golden Globe awards, Callista accidentally spilled some wine in Harrison's sleeve, an opportunity that he took to invite her out.
The couple got married in 2010, this was the third marriage of the Star Wars actor and the first of Calista Flockhart. Nowadays, they are still very happy and dedicate themselves to raising their adopted son, Liam, who was born in 2001.
4. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness - Age gap: 13 years (since 1995)
They are considered one of the strongest and most stable couples in all of Hollywood. They met in 1995, during the filming of the miniseries "Correlli" in which he played a prisoner, and she acted in the role of the psychologist of the prison in which he was.
They fell in love quickly with each other but tried to hide those feelings until Jackman decided to confess what he felt, to which she responded quickly. Hugh says that despite the age difference, he is the adult of the relationship and is always correcting it.
3. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening - Age gap: 21 years (since 1990)
The couple met in 1990. Before Warren decided to marry Annette, he dated many women and was recognized as one of Hollywood's most coveted bachelors after his divorce with Joan Collins.
Beatty and Bening married in 1992 and have been very happy since that time, the same year of their marriage, Annette gave birth to her first son, Stephen Ira. His son Benjamin was born in 1994, his daughter Isabel in 1997, and his last daughter, Ella, was born in 2000.
2. Donald and Melania Trump - Age gap: 24 years (since 1998)
Trump, 52, and 28-year-old Slovenian model, Melania Knauss, met during a party in New York City. The tycoon, and future president of the United States, quickly noticed the beauty of the model and asked for her phone number.
But Melania refused to give it to him and asked for his telephone number in exchange. A week after this meeting, the model decided to call him and have a date. The couple married in 2005, and a year after their marriage, Melania gave birth to her son Barron William Trump.
1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z - Age gap: 12 years (since 2002)
It is said that the couple of famous musicians, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, began to date after the filming of a music video entitled “03 Bonnie & Clyde” in which they met. At that time, Jay-Z was 33 years old and the famous singer was 21 years old.
The couple got married in 2008 in New York City, and remain happy together to date, raising their 3 children, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in 2012, and the twins Sir and Rumi Carter who were born in 2017.
Each of these couples demonstrates that happiness can be found anywhere, you just have to be very attentive to the people around you. It is not a number, or what society says is right. When true love appears in your life, you must cling to it to be happy for the rest of your life, inside or outside of Hollywood.