Celebrity couples with the biggest age gaps – They say that love is blind and that Cupid’s arrow is most likely to hit you hardest when you least expect it. It is rarely convenient, but often worth it. When a couple falls in love, no one else in the world matters, because they have found their soul mate. A pairing that feels perfectly natural may not necessarily meet societal expectations of ideal coupling, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work out for those involved.
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There’s a mathematical formula some people consider as a fairly accurate guideline in order to determine whether or not a significant age gap is going to be insurmountable for a couple. The formula is half the oldest person’s age, plus seven.
But does a mathematical formula created by those with the purpose of putting societal constraints on people following their hearts really have a place within the world or modern romance? Especially since May/December romances have been around for almost as long as there have been calendars. Some of the most famous romance movies involve big age differences, thinkHarold and Maude, The Graduate, or How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
While there may be some debate and whispers about whom is dating who, what does it matter in the great scheme of things? Most of these 15 couples would smash any mathematical age related formulas, yet for the most part have managed long term relationships for a considerable length of time despite a hefty age difference. Wine and cheese get better with age.
Why not lovers? Let’s count down 12 famous couples with big age gaps, from a whisper worthy 15 years difference to a shocking 60.
12. Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Ashton and Demi would “pass” the age math equation if they hooked up today, with a 15 year age gap, but when they met and began dating in 2003, Moore was 41 and Kutcher was 25.
The two were married in 2005, and Ashton became a part of the family, alongside Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s three daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Unfortunately, in 2011 the couple split, and their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Rumer Willis says she and Ashton (her previous stepdad) have tried to stay in touch, telling Access Hollywood, “It’s nice as I’ve gotten older, I realized the other day that he was a year younger than me [now] when he and my mom started going out, so that would be like me meeting someone who already had three teenage kids and kind of going into that whole situation was crazy.
”Rumer then joked that a family reunion probably isn’t in the cards but teased, “It would be the best reality TV special ever.”