When Emmanuel Macron, 39, became the youngest President in the History of France on the 14th of May 2017, it was the age difference between him and his wife, Brigitte Thogneux who is 24 years his senior that captured the attention of the general public much more than anything about his policies. Having met when she was Macron’s teacher in high school, this is one famous couple that truly proves age is just a number, especially when it comes to love. But they are far from the only one: here are twenty celebrity couples with significant generational gaps, the biggest of which is thirty-nine years.
1. Cheryl and Liam Payne
The two welcomed their first child in March of this year. They have a decade between them: they met after Liam auditioned for X Factor when he was 14 where Cheryl was a judge.
Source: Instagram | @cherylofficial
2. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
The two have started dating in 2012 and got married two years later. Adam is 38 years old, while Behati is 28. They have one daughter.
Source: Instagram | @adamlevine
3. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
It might not seem that way, but these two are separated by an 11-year-gap (and not much else). They have two adorable little girls together.
Source: Instagram | @humansofny
4. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
Bradley and Irina who have been together since 2015 and have a daughter were born eleven years apart: Bradley is 42 and Irina is 31.
Source: Instagram | @irinashayk | Alt Film Guide
5. Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s
The love story of these two has been discussed at length in the media, as Bey was only a teenager when she reportedly started dating Jay-Z. They welcomed twins earlier this year!
Source: Instagram | @beyonce
6. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox met Brian Austin Green when she was 18 and he was 30. They were married in 2010, and even though they’ve had their ups and downs, their 13-year age gap hasn’t torn them apart.
Source: Instagram | @arent_you_that_guy
7. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
They met in 2006, married in 2012, and have three children together. One would never know there is a 13-year age age difference between them.
Source: Starcasm | Instagram | @iamcamilaalves
8. Scott Disick and Bella Thorne
These two have recently hooked up despite an age gap of 14 years, with Scott being 34 years old, and Bella turning 20 in a few months.
Source: Instagram | @bellathorne | Instagram | @letthelordbewithyou
9. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen is 59, while Portia is 44, meaning there is a 15-year age gap between them. Unfortunately, it has been reported their marriage was in a serious crisis and a divorce might be in the offing.
Source: Instagram | @portiaderossi
10. Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
The actress and the comedian have been married since 2012, and they have a daughter together. They were born 19 years apart: Amber is 34, while David is 53.
Source: Instagram | @amberrosetamblyn
11. David Schwimmer and Zoë Buckman
The actor married the British artist and photographer in 2010, and the two have a daughter together despite she being 19 years his junior. Although they’re still married, they announced they would be “taking some time apart” back in April.
12. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
Jason, 50, and Rosie, 30, have been dating since 2010 and just welcomed their first son in June of this year!
13. Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife
44-year-old actress Kate Beckinsale has been recently linked to 21-year-old WTH: Welcome to Howler comedian and actor Matt Rife.
Source: Instagram | @mattrife | Instagram | @katebeckinsale
14. Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
When Sam Taylor-Johnson met her future husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2009, she was 42 and he was 18. They obviously haven’t allowed the gap of 23 years stop them and they now have two daughters together!
Source: Instagram | @aarontaylorjohnson
15. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
They have been born more than two-and-a-half decades apart: Hilaria is 33, while Alex is 59. Married since 2012, they have three children together.
Source: Instagram | @hilariabaldwin
16. Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer
Stephen Fry and his husband, Elliott Spencer, have a generational gap of 30-year between them. “I don’t care what people think, Stephen is the love of my life, the light of my life,” Elliott once said of the age difference.
Source: Instagram | @stephenfryactually | Twitter | @ElliottGSpencer
17. Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Jeff is 64 years old, while Emilie is 34 – for those counting, that’s three decades apart between the parents-of-two.
Source: Instagram | @jeffgoldblum
18. Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson
“There’s a poignancy to being with someone older. I think there’s a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what’s important, and it can make the little things seem very small,” Sarah said of their 32 years age difference.
Source: Instagram | @mssarahcatharinepaulson | Bust
19. Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick
The 68-year-old singer has been in a relationship with Alexis Roderick, 35, since 2009 and they have a daughter together!
20. Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
The legendary actor and the singer-songwriter met back in 2008 and were married in 2013. Patrick is 77 years old, while Sunny is 38, but the 39 years age difference doesn’t seem to be a problem for these two!