Age-gap relationships are on the rise in modern society, and even celebrities are embracing them. Examples of these couples include Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva, who have a staggering 34-year age difference, and Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi, who have a 40-year age gap. These high-profile couples prove that love knows no (age) bounds and that age should not be a hindrance to finding happiness with a partner, regardless of public scrutiny or criticism.
1. Bruce Willis and Emma Heming-Willis: 24 years
In 2007, the lovebirds first met, and Emma Heming-Willis fondly remembers the encounter. “When we first met, I was surprised at how charming and how funny he was — and extremely handsome,” she said years later. They eventually got married in 2009, and in the next decade, the couple was blessed with 2 daughters.
Emma Heming-Willis has been a pillar of support for Bruce Willis through his health challenges and retirement from acting. As his biggest cheerleader, she has stood by him through thick and thin. The couple recently marked their 14th wedding anniversary and decided to renew their vows in a small, intimate ceremony with their loved ones in attendance.
2. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble: 25 years
While there are no wedding bells in the near future, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble’s love for each other is as strong as ever. The couple first met in 2014, and the chemistry was palpable from the start. Jenner spoke highly of her boyfriend, saying, “I think Corey is super. He’s an amazing guy. He’s really supportive, and he’s really dialed into a lot of the different things.”
Corey Gamble has seamlessly taken on the role of stepdad, and Kylie Jenner couldn’t be happier with him. The youngest Jenner had nothing but kind words for the talent manager, saying, “I love Corey. I think that he’s just an amazing person, I think he treats my mom amazing. And he’s just helped me navigate through life, and I really appreciate his advice. He’s just always been a good, good guy.”
3. Madonna and Josh Popper: 35 years
Madonna may have a new flame, and she isn’t keeping it a secret. The pop icon confirmed her relationship with 29-year-old boxer and gym owner, Josh Popper, on social media. The rumors began when Popper shared a photo from one of his matches, with Madonna standing by his side. Despite their 35-year age difference, the couple appears to be head over heels in love, as evident from their Instagram posts.
4. Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi: 40 years
Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi have been together for nearly a decade, having first met at a social event through mutual friends. Despite the 40-year age gap between them, the couple has remained devoted to each other over the years.
Lisa Parigi has not only won over Lionel Richie’s heart but also his family’s. She shares a great bond with his children, especially with daughter Sofia. Parigi expressed her admiration for Sofia on her birthday and even attended her bridal shower. It’s clear that she is loved and accepted by the Richie family.
5. Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie: 39 years
Dennis Quaid and his wife, Laura Savoie, tied the knot in an elopement ceremony just a year after meeting in 2019. Despite the 39-year age gap between them, Quaid defended their relationship, saying, “I didn’t go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me…You have no control over who you fall in love with.”
“There’s 30-something years between us, and we just don’t even notice it,” the actor said. “We have such a great relationship, and you know, love finds a way, wherever it is.”
6. Jon Hamm and Anna Osceola: 17 years
Jon Hamm and Anna Osceola first crossed paths on the set of the final episode of Mad Men in 2015. While they were briefly linked in 2017, their romantic relationship wasn’t confirmed until June 2020. After nearly 3 years of dating, Hamm proposed to Osceola, marking a new chapter in their relationship.
In 2022, Jon Hamm opened up about his relationship with Anna Osceola during an interview with Howard Stern. He revealed that being with her made him feel “comfortable” and that their relationship gave him a sense of being able to look after someone and receive care in return.
7. Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva: 34 years
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva got married in April 2018 after beginning their relationship in 2014. Despite their significant age difference of 34 years, with Silva being 39 years old and Gere being 73, they have remained committed to each other and their marriage.
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva’s relationship has lasted for almost a decade, despite their significant age difference. When they first started dating, their age gap did attract some attention. “I’m not ignoring our age difference and what it means to be with a Hollywood star, but when there’s such a strong karmic energy, the problems disappear,” Silva explained.
8. Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman: 18 years
Simon Cowell’s relationship with Lauren Silverman was a turning point for him, as he had previously been unsure about marriage and parenthood. However, meeting Silverman changed his perspective, and they have gone on to have a son together.
Since the birth of their son Eric in 2014, Cowell has expressed his love for being a father. “From that moment I saw the scan, I was like, ’That is it, I’m besotted.’ Now I just cannot imagine my life without him,” Simon Cowell gushed about his son during an interview. “He’s the most amazing thing that ever happened to me. I adore him.”
9. Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston: 30 years
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston have defied the odds by being in a happy marriage for 8 years despite their significant 30-year age difference. The couple is rumored to have met at a gym on Sunset Boulevard.
In a 2018 interview, Goldblum fondly recalled the moment, stating, “We were at Equinox on Sunset Boulevard, the gym. I saw her from across a crowded room, and I marched up to her, entranced, and began some kind of conversation.”