When Mary-Kate Olson tied the knot with her longterm partner, Olivier Sarkozy, over the weekend, their 17-year age difference garnered plenty of attention in the press. But they are hardly alone when it comes to believing age is just a number.
Plenty of Hollywood A-listers are in committed and loving relationships despite being separated by decades. Below is a round up that proves that age is no barrier to true love.
1. Ashley Olsen and Bennett Miller
Ages: Bennett is 48 and Ashley is 29
Age Gap: 19 years
Just like her twin sister, Ashley Olson is also in a longterm relationship with a much older man. The 29-year-old has been dating director Bennett Miller for over a year and, although they try to keep their relationship private, many sneaky anonymous sources suggest they are very much in love.
2. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Ages: Johnny is 52 where Amber is 29
Age Gap: 23 years
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are so into each other that they married each other twice, and neither party seems to give a damn about the 23 years that separate them. When asked about her husband, Heard told Elle that "I fall in love again and again."
Depp seems equally as smitten and he once told interviewers about Heard's positive influence on him, he said:
"She's a wonderful girl. She's sharp as a tack. A southern belle and sweet as can be, and very good for me."
3. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Ages: Harrison is 73, Calista is 51
Age Gap: 22 years
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are tight lipped about their relationship, but 13 years together don't lie!
4. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Ages: Michael is 71 and Catherine is 46
Age Gap: 25 years
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones's relationship has not been plain sailing, but the fact that they are still together after a brief separation speaks volumes about the strength of their love.
After breaking up in 2013 due to the stress of Douglas's cancer battle and Zeta-Jones's struggles with bipolar II disorder, the pair reunited in 2014. Douglas once told Ellen that:
"It [marriage] can't be a one-way street, but I'm crazy about her. And yeah, I think every couple has their difficult times."
5. Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Ages: Stephen is 46 while Anna is 33
Age Gap: 12 years
The True Blood romance that we were all cheering for has endured longer than the TV show itself, and Moyer and Paquin seem just as devoted to each other as ever.
Moyer defined relationship goals when he gushed about his wife on Watch What Happens Live and said:
"We met screen testing for the show. We were both single at the time, and there was just this kind of spark. I didn't see her for three months, and she had gone from having dark hair to this beautiful blond, and I had gone from being blond to this dark vampire. By day three or four – oh, this is going to sound so syrupy – but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. It was within seconds, really, and it just became a thing."
6. Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp
Ages: Tilda is 55, Sandro is 37
Age Gap: 18 years
Tilda Swinton is raising her twin children (who have another father, John Byrne) with her artist boyfriend, Sandro Kopp. This private pair have never spoken out about their relationship, but they have been together for 10 years and always seem so happy in photos together.
7. Beyonce and Jay-Z
Ages: Beyonce is 34 and Jay-Z is 45
Age Gap: 12 years
Beyonce and Jay-Z haven't been shy about showing off their relationship in the public eye with sizzling videos like the one below and their Bonnie and Clyde tour, so much so that people seem to hardly notice their decade wide age gap!
8. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Ages: Jason is 48 whereas Rosie is 28
Age Gap: 20 years
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whitely have been together for 5 years now, and they are still making each other happy every single day. Huntington-Whiteley told Self magazine that:
"We're best mates. He makes me laugh every day. I almost feel like I never had a proper boyfriend before!"
9. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Ages: Angelina is 40 and Brad is 51
Age Gap: 11 years
Hollywood's biggest power couple might be just as successful as each other in terms of their careers, but Brad has a whole 11 years head start on his influential spouse.
This pair are well known for their gushingly romantic quotes about each other and Angelina told Marie Clare that:
"[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him."
Brad is also an enormous romantic and he told Parade magazine that:
"One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom."
10. Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
Ages: Sam is 48 and Aaron is 25
Age Gap: 24 years
Predictably, because Taylor-Wood (now Taylor-Johnson) is the elder partner in this couple, these guys have been questioned about the age gap between them plenty of times.
Despite the pressure, and criticism, this loving couple (and proud parents to 4 children, 2 from Taylor-Wood's previous marriage) have been put under, Taylor-Wood has one message for the haters:
"Tell them to f**k off! If you love someone, you love someone. It doesn’t matter; age, color, c’mon!"
11. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Ages: Blake is 28 and Ryan is 39
Age Gap: 11 years
Although it's hard to believe it thanks to Reynolds's youthful and energetic disposition, he is actually a whole 11 years old than his wife, Blake Lively. I would never have guessed this one!