After Justice League hit number one at the box office this weekend, it’s become abundantly clear that Jason Momoa’s post-Game of Thrones career is getting hotter by the minute. However, along with the intense focus on his on-screen presence, fans have become increasingly interested in the star’s personal life, too. It seems that Momoa’s marriage to actress Lisa Bonet, a woman 12 years his senior, is nearly as major a source of fascination as Momoa’s rippling abs in that Aquaman costume.
While 38-year-old Momoa’s marriage to 50-year-old Bonet may come as a surprise to some of the star’s fans, they’re hardly the only couple in Hollywood with a serious age difference between them. Some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars are making May-December romances work (and looking great doing it). We’ve rounded up the biggest stars who know that age is just a number and have found lasting love with partners significantly their senior. Wonder how these couples keep their romance alive? Follow the 50 Best Marriage Tips of All Time and your relationship will be stronger in no time.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
Together for more than 12 years, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet’s romance proves that age doesn’t matter—especially when you’re both incredibly good-looking and famous.
The two first coupled up when Momoa was just 26 and Bonet was 38, having their first child together, Lola Iolani Momoa, later that year. Just over a year later, the couple had their second child, son Nakoa Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. However, it wasn’t until 12 years into their relationship that the couple made things legal, walking down the aisle in October 2017.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
While the internet may be well-aware of this couple’s penchant for pranking one another, their age gap is a less publicized part of their relationship. Deadpool star Reynolds recently turned 41, a celebration his 30-year-old wife, Blake Lively, commemorated by posting a photo of Ryan Gosling to her Instagram. Well played. And gents: if you’re looking to pop the question soon, here are the 20 best engagement rings for every budget and bride.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
38-year-old Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has traded in a rock star lifestyle for a world of changing diapers. Levine tied the knot with 28-year-old model Behati Prinsloo in 2014. The couple welcomed daughter Dusty Rose in 2016 and announced in September 2017 that they are expecting another child.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has made his penchant for younger women clear both on-screen, in Dazed and Confused, and off, with wife Camila Alves. McConaughey, 48, tied the knot with 35-year-old Alves, a model and designer, in 2012. The pair have three children together, two sons and a daughter. An age gap in their relationship isn’t the only shocker about some of your favorite actors. These 30 Celebrities Who Served in the Military might just surprise you.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Both of Michael Douglas’ marriage have involved some pretty significant age gaps. At age 32, Michael Douglas wed 19-year-old Diandra Luker, with whom he had son Cameron Douglas. After that union ended, Douglas went on to marry actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000 after just a year of dating, despite their 25-year age difference. While they may have been born a generation apart, both Douglas and Zeta-Jones share the same birthday, September 25.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Former SNL star Jason Sudeikis has made his mark on the entertainment industry, but it’s his relationship with actress Olivia Wilde that seems to fascinate fans most. Sudeikis and Wilde, who share a nine-year age gap, have been engaged for half a decade at this point and have two children, Otis and Daisy.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
They say good things come to those who wait, and that’s certainly been true for Alec Baldwin. A decade after the 30 Rock star’s acrimonious divorce from Kim Basinger, he found love again with yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. Balwin, 26 Thomas’ senior, walked down the aisle with her in 2012. The couple have wasted no time expanding the Baldwin clan, having three children in three years and announcing Hilaria’s fourth pregnancy in November 2017.
George and Amal Clooney
George Clooney switched from one of Hollywood’s most desirable bachelors to one of its most dashing married men when he wed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014. The 56-year-old star and his 39-year-old wife welcomed twins Ella and Alexander in June 2017.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
Between their action-packed on-screen careers and smoldering good looks, Rosie Huntinton-Whiteley and Jason Statham’s coupling is a no-brainer. However, the pair’s major age gap might surprise some of their fans. The couple, parents to five-month-old Jack, have 20 years between them. Acting and age gaps aren’t Statham’s only claims to fame, however; he’s just one of the 12 Famous Actors You Forgot Were Once Amazing Athletes!
Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
While many 20-year-olds are still contemplating their college majors, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was making much bigger life decisions. The 27-year-old Avengers: Age of Ultron star met his now-wife, Sam Taylor-Wood, when she directed him in Nowhere Boy when he was just a teen. The couple wed just a year after the film’s release and have two daughters together. Despite their 23-year age difference, Taylor-Johnson tells The Times that their coupling makes perfect sense to him. “I’m an old soul and she’s a young soul,” he says.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres is as youthful in spirit as her wife, Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi, is on paper. DeGeneres is 15 years de Rossi’s senior, but that doesn’t seem to faze the pair, who have been going strong since tying the knot just shy of a decade ago.
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
Portia de Rossi isn’t the only Arrested Development star in a May-December relationship. Funnyman David Cross is 19 years older than his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn, with whom he tied the knot in 2012. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Marlow Alice, in 2017.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
X-Men star Hugh Jackman may be known for his rock-hard abs, but an even greater accomplishment is his rock-solid marriage. The Australian action star has been married to wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 12 years his senior, for more than 21 years.
Beyoncé and Jay Z
Despite all the Lemonade she spilled about her marriage, Beyoncé and Jay Z are one of the music industry’s strongest and most likable pairs. They’re also proof positive that a major age difference can work. Beyoncé is 12 years younger than Jay, but the pair have made it work for nearly a decade, having three kids along the way.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green’s 13-year age difference is one of the less shocking things about the couple’s relationship. The pair, who first began dating in 2004, broke their engagement, got back together, got married, filed for divorce, got back together, and raised three children in between. Think filling movie theater seats is the only thing your favorite actors get done? The 11 Times A-List Celebrities Became Real-Life Heroes will prove you wrong.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
X-Men actor Michael Fassbender’s relationship status has long been a source of tabloid fodder, but the intensely private star’s wedding to Swedish actress Alicia Vikander put a rest to the speculation for good. Vikander, who stars in the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider, is 11 years her husband’s junior.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
Ian Somerhalder plays an ageless being on The Vampire Diaries, so what’s a little age difference in real life? The 38-year-old star is nearly a decade older than wife Nikki Reed, with whom he welcomed daughter Bodhi Soleil in 2017.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Shameless star William H. Macy may be a reckless deviant on his hit show, but in real life, the actor has been happily married for 20 years. Macy, who is 13 years older than his wife Felicity Huffman, is just one of the many stars who embraced fatherhood late in life; he welcomed two daughters with Huffman after he turned 50.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer found love on the True Blood set, despite the 12-year age difference between them. Since tying the knot in 2010, the X-Men actress and her 48-year-old husband are still going strong, welcoming twins Charlie and Poppy in 2012.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Harrison Ford has fought Nazis in Indiana Jones, Imperial Forces in Star Wars, and the stigma of May-December relationships in real life. The veteran actor is 22 years older than his wife, former Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart. The pair tied the knot in 2010 and have one son together. Dating younger is just one surprising part of your favorite star’s life—just check out the 50 Craziest Celebrity Quirks!
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