“She might have thought I was grandpa.”
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff have a 21-year age gap, and were first linked when Florence was 23 and he was 44. After facing backlash for a birthday post she dedicated to Zach, she said on Instagram, “I’m 24 years old , I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love.”
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor first met at a dinner party in 2005, but reconnected a decade later after Holland slipped into Sarah’s DMs. Holland, now 79, previously said of Sarah being 32 years her junior, “A big age span is a challenge to any relationship. And she’s just very brave. She’s very brave and she is very truthful and she’s going to live her truth. And so I basically am following her lead and I’m blessed.”
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have a decade between them, with Nick first sliding into her DMs when he was 23 and she was 33 (although the two didn’t date until almost two years later). “People gave us a lot of shit about that and still do,” Priyanka previously told InStyle. “I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it.”
Camila Morrone and Leonardo DiCaprio were first linked when she was 20 and he was 43. “There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps,” Camila told the LA Times in 2019. “ I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.”
There is a 20-year age difference between Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham, who seemingly first met in 2009. Rosie, now 35, reportedly said, “Age is nothing but a number!” on an Instagram Live in 2020.
George Clooney, now 61, originally thought his wife Amal wouldn’t be interested in him due to their age difference. “I liked her, but I didn’t want to jump the shark on it, I couldn’t tell if she liked me because I’m 17 years older than her. She might have thought I was grandpa,” he recalled.
Heidi Klum first met her husband, Tom Kaulitz, when he was 28. “A lot of people were not giving us positive vibes when we first started dating because I’m 16 years older than him. But I feel like if it feels right when you close your door at home and you know what you have together, I think that is the most important thing,” she recalled earlier this year.
Robin Thicke and April Love Geary were first linked a few months after Robin’s split from ex-wife Paula Patton, when April would have been 19. April previously wrote of Robin, 18 years her senior, “We’re out here LIVING while most of y’all are still bothered by an age gap.”
Dane Cook and girlfriend Kelsi Taylor have 26 years between them, and appear to have started dating when Kelsi was just 18. When asked on Instagram for advice for those in age gap relationships, Dane replied, “The only thing you have to do is plan that your deaths will be somewhat far apart.”
Patrick Stewart’s wife, musician Sunny Ozell, is 39 years his junior. The pair met in 2008, when Patrick was 68. Patrick previously said that he gets along with his father-in-law, despite being five years his senior, explaining, “He rings me up and says, ‘Hey son, it’s your father here.'”
Kris Jenner, now 66, previously acknowledged age her 25-year gap with Corey Gamble in an episode of KUWTK, saying, “Corey is with someone a lot older, and I think as you get older, you’re supposed to not be in the mood.”
David Hasselhoff is 28 years older than his wife, Hayley Roberts, who he first met when she was 31 and asked him for a photo. David said that the age difference was a concern to him when they first started dating, saying, “For the longest time I didn’t think it was right to marry Hayley as I was so much older and I didn’t want to take away.” the fun and the youth and the excitement of growing old together and having children.”
Finally, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson have a 24-year age gap between them — falling in love on the set of the movie Nowhere Boy when she was 42 and he was just 18. “If I gave a second thought to other people, I would be the unhappiest person, probably still in a miserable marriage,” Sam said of comments about their age difference in 2017.