Age is a state of mind. Just ask the fabulous famous women in these May-December romances.
We often hear about older men dating women younger than they are, but in modern times, the pairing of older women with younger men makes sense.
“Older successful men are used to being in control of a woman, and that doesn’t sit well with modern women,” says Susan Winter, co-author of the book “Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance.”
Dating expert, Amber Soletti, agrees. She turned to younger men after struggling dating men her own age, saying “Younger guys tend to be more active, have less baggage.”
So here’s a list of celebrity couples that pair a famous older woman with younger husbands
- Brigitte Macron and Emmanuel Macron
- Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich
- Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
- Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
- Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
- Katie Couric and John Molner
- Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
- Joan Collins and Percy Gibson
- Hugh Jackman and Debora Lee-Furness
01 Brigitte Macron and Emmanuel Macron
Age gap: 24 years
Status: Married in 2007
French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte first met in high school, where Emmanuel was a 15-year-old high school student and Brigitte was a drama teacher. It is commonly believed they started dating when Emmanuel was only 16 years old.
Fun fact: Brigitte has a son who is two years older than Emmanuel.
02 Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich
Age gap: 9 years
Status: Married August 23, 2003
After her first marriage ended in divorce in 1995, Moore wasn’t necessarily looking for another lifetime commitment. The very next year, the 35-year-old actress met Bart Freundlich, then 26, on the set of The Myth of Fingerprints. “You kind of think, ‘Is this going to work out?’” she says of their age difference. “And then what happens is the relationship progresses and these things cease to be an issue anymore.”
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