Hollywood is notorious for strange celebrity couples, but sometimes the age difference between two people is so large, people wonder if he’s her father or boyfriend. Large age gaps have become the norm in Hollywood, housing some of the largest age differences ever (okay, so I don’t know about ever, but if a couple had an age difference larger than those on this list then that’s just criminal). Has anyone else mistaken Hugh Jackman’s wife for his mom whenever they are seen at award shows? Awkward. Here is a list of more celebrity couples with large age gaps. Like, these gaps are probably larger than the age gap between you and your parents.
1. Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen
Sarkozy, 48, and Olsen, 31, have a 17-year gap between them. They got married in 2015, but to be fair, their age difference seems minimized because Olsen looks about double her age. (Possibly due to smoking. PSA: smoking is bad). For reference, Sarkozy was 18 and already too old to be watching Full House when Olsen first appeared on it, but maybe his kids enjoy watching it? *Shudders*
2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone
In my book, Leo can’t do much wrong. However, dating a girl who just turned 20 when he is 43 may be one of them. (And, honestly, any one of Leos’ recent girlfriends would have landed him on this list of celebrity couples with large age gaps—mid-life crisis, anyone?) Leo is 23 years older than his latest squeeze, Camila Morrone, for those of you as bad at math as I am. We’ve all been rooting for Leo to finally find someone, but this isn’t exactly what I meant. It’s not just me who thinks their age difference is concerning—as of two years ago, so did the law.
3. Donald and Melania Trump
What’s weird about this one? A few things. Melania was just 7 years old when Donald’s eldest son was born, making her significantly closer in age to her step-son than to her husband. Yikes. But to each their own; maybe they enjoy the 24-year age difference. Maybe Melania is trapped. Who really knows? The couple, Donald, 72, and Melania, 48, married in 2005. DM us if you need an out Melania, we’ve got the getaway car ready.
4. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Since 2000, Douglas, 73, and 48, Zeta-Jones, have been married. Maybe their 25-year age gap is the secret to a successful marriage (although they did briefly split in 2013). Does anyone else remember the time Michael Douglas tried to claim eating p*ssy gave him throat cancer? Because that’s literally the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this couple.
5. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Paulson, 43, and Taylor, 75, have been together since 2015. Their 31-year age difference proves they’re one of those “age is but a number” couples. Taylor has said their relationship is “the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life.” Awww…how sweet. But still not going to lie, their age gap weirds me out slightly.
6. Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke
This couple takes the cake for the largest age gap on our list. Van Dyke, 92, and Silver, 46, have been married since 2012. That means Arlene married an 86-year-old when she was 40!! Like, damn, I know I will always double tap on those memes that say “me arriving at my sugar daddy’s funeral to collect my portion of the will,” but I’m not really about to live that life! To give you even more perspective here, the first episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show aired 10 years before Silver was even born. And Mary Poppins came out seven years before she was born. Do we think they watch re-runs of Van Dyke in his prime together? They have to, right?
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