Happy couples come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes two people who you think would completely hate each other can fall in love and turn into the type of strong couple you never would have expected. You can’t predict who you fall in love with and if you fall in love with someone who’s a lot older than you, should you let that stand in your way? Not at all! As long as you’re both consenting adults who are happy in your relationship, then you should do what makes you happy and that’s what the couples on our list today are all about. They might have a significant age gap between them, but they’re letting the world know that their love can bridge that gap.
1. Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
It’s no secret that the owner of the Playboy Mansion was attracted to women younger than himself, so nobody was surprised to learn that he began dating Crystal Harris in 2008. They married in 2012, despite people questioning whether their 40 year age gap was a little bit too much for the couple to handle.
2. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whitely
This incredibly attractive couple has an age gap of just under twenty years between them, with Jason Statham being 50 and Rosie Huntington Whitely due to turn 31 in a couple of months time. The happy couple had their first child together in June last year.
3. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
If you think about couples with an age gap, this is probably one of the first that will spring to mind. The relationship of these two Hollywood stars has an age gap of 25 years, as Michael Douglas is 73 years old whereas Catherine is a spritely 48 years old.
4. Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis
With a name like Aristotle, you know that this man either has to be very old or a baby whose parents are going through that current ‘unique name’ trend that’s happening right now. When this couple got married there was a 33 year age gap between them and Jackie was only 39 when they got hitched.
5. Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver
Who doesn’t love Dick Van Dyke? It’s impossible to hear that name without thinking of Mary Poppins and singing Chim-Chimanee in a bad cockney accent in your head. Dick Van Dyke was born in 1925, meaning that he’s 91 right now and that his wife, make up artist Arlene Silver is almost half of his age at 45 years old!