CLINT EASTWOOD AND DINA RUIZ
Clint Eastwood tied the knot with Dina Ruiz in 1996 when he was 65 years old and Dina was just 30. The huge age gap didn’t make them think twice about marriage, but it was a major factor of their separation years later.
After the couple’s wedding, they started living away from the limelight as Clint was an extremely private person. He wasn’t comfortable having cameras follow them on the daily – the exact opposite of the lifestyle Dina was used to. The consistent arguments between the couple reached to a degree that led to their divorce.
DOUG HUTCHISON AND COURTNEY STODDEN
Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden’s marriage was nothing short of controversial. The 35-year age gap between the two celebrities got the attention of the public, as Courtney consistently posted statements on her social media channels about their unconventional relationship. At the time of their marriage, she was only 16 years old and needed her parents’ consent to proceed with the ceremony.
Young as she was, the Couples Therapy star indeed welcomed more fame after they tied the knot. Still, she wasn’t immune to hateful comments and rumors that involved Doug’s insurance claims. The two eventually split in 2017 after six years of marriage.
ROD STEWARD AND PENNY LANCASTER
Rod Steward and Penny Lancaster went through challenges that any couple had to go through, but they stayed firm and have been together for a decade now. Despite their 26-year age gap, it’s obvious that the two are still head over heels for each other. As a celebration of their love, they celebrated their 10th year anniversary with a grand ceremony in a lavish Essex home, one that would surely have only a high-end home security system.
Rod and Penny are now enjoying the family life with their eight children, and continue to be an inspiration to many hopeless romantics out there!
RICHARD GERE AND ALEJANDRA SILVA
We all knew that Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva started dating in 2014. But after their secret marriage in 2018, everyone was delightfully surprised. The Pretty Woman star and Spanish activist-slash-publicist had a civil ceremony to celebrate and bind their union in the most private way. They both weren’t new to marriage, with Richard entering his third and Alejandra entering her second.
Giving credit to entertainment sites who quoted Richard, it seems that he has always longed for a quiet and happy life, and it was with Alejandra that he finally found it. Their three-decade gap was never an issue as they’re now living in content with their sons.
EDDIE MURPHY AND PAIGE BUTCHER
It wasn’t hard for Eddie Murphy to win the heart of the Australian model and actress Paige Butcher, even with their huge age difference. The man behind the Shrek’s voice is 18 years older than Paige, but they’ve always stayed committed throughout their eight-year relationship. Following their engagement, the two welcomed their second child.
Aside from having enough investment money to support his family, Eddie has chosen to focus on his kids. He referred to them as the “brightest part of his life” in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Paige has likewise made the effort to keep a close relationship with Eddie’s kids.
WILLIAM SHATNER AND ELIZABETH MARTIN
After experiencing a depressing tragedy from his deceased third wife, William Shatner found the strength to get back up. He might have met with his divorce attorney in the past, but William is positive with his new relationship. He married his fourth partner, Elizabeth Martin, who was also a widow. William and Elizabeth tied the knot shortly after.
In an interview with The Guardian, William describes that he is beyond lucky to have married Elizabeth. The star was initially attracted to her beauty, and the two hit it off since. Now, they’re both looking forward to a future family together.
LARRY KING AND SHAWN SOUTHWICK
Larry King and Shawn Southwick are celebrating their 19 years of marriage, despite filing for a divorce in 2010. Thankfully, the two worked it out and are now stronger than ever. Shawn is Larry’s eighth try at love. The couple met countless challenges throughout their relationship, but every obstacle was eventually worked out before they needed to call an attorney.
Larry and Shawn’s relationship have always made headlines because of their controversies and arguments. Still, the industry is accepting of couples despite the wide age gap. They’ve been an inspiration to many and a true testament that differences in age shouldn’t be a barrier.
STEVE MARTIN AND ANNE STRINGFIELD
Steve Martin considered having his first baby at the age of 67 in 2012 with his wife Anne Stringfield. For Steve, it was the perfect moment in his life to start a family. His impressive credit report promised a secure and comfortable life for his baby girl. In a sit-down with The Daily Telegraph, Steve shares that he reached a point where he had all the time to raise a child after having established his career already.
Steve and Anne married in a private ceremony in 2007. Since they tied the knot, they’ve been focused on building and nurturing their family.
KELSEY GRAMMER AND KAYTE WALSH
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh have an age gap of 26 years, but the two still continued to date despite the difference. Kelsey was 55 years old when they got married, and Kayte was 29.
Before Kayte, Kelsey was married to TV personality Camille Grammer for 13 years. Even after over a decade of being together, Camille and Kelsey went through a messy breakup that involved lawyers. Camille was vocal about her experience with ex Kelsey, and shared “Kelsey Grammer changes partners like he changes characters, you know, for movies or shows.” We hope Kelsey and Kayte could work it out better!
JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started as a couple in 2012 after they worked together on the set of The Rum Diaries. Depp played a journalist role who was into the character of Heard, which soon developed in real life. Johnny and Amber tied the knot in 2015 at the age of 51 and 28, respectively.
During their 3-year long relationship, the couple met countless controversies. Their disagreements escalated into accusations of violence. Soon, the two filed for divorce, with a settlement amounting to $7 million during the trial. The amount was donated to charity by Amber, according to credit reports.