In Hollywood, age differences of 15 years or more are as common as Botox and palm trees, as celebrities seem to think nothing of dating someone significantly older or younger than them. And although one of Hollywood’s longest-running age gap couples, Barbara Hershey, 62, and Naveen Andrews, 41, recently called it quits after 11 years together, below are nine other May-December relationships that are still going strong.
1. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas - Age is just a number for Catherine and Michael, who share the same birthday and have an exact 25-year difference between them. When they first met in 1998, Michael supposedly wooed Catherine with the line, “I’d like to father your children.” It must have worked, because 12 years later, they have two kids together. Michael Douglas MILFed His Mother's Best Friends
2. Peaches Geldof and Eli Roth – One of the newest age gap duos on the Hollywood scene, the 21-year-old British socialite and her 38-year-old Inglourious Basterds boyfriend have a 17 year age difference. However, as a couple, they have generated enough news headlines to last a lifetime. After Peaches was caught in a drug and nude photo scandal, Eli took to the press to defend his girlfriend of 4 months. However, only time will tell if their relationship will last through the initial stages of romances.
3. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – With buzzed-about summer blockbusters to promote and a tendency for over-the-top displays of affection, many people though TomKat’s coupling in 2005 was a publicity stunt. However, after four years of marriage and a daughter named Suri, 47-year-old Tom and Katie, 31, have sure proved their disbelievers wrong! Tom Cruise Pressuring Katie For Another Baby
4. Madonna and Jesus Luz - We have to give some props to Madonna, 51, and Jesus Luz, 23. There weren’t many who thought a couple with a 28-year difference in age would last more than a month. However, since their initial meeting on a photo shoot in late 2008, the couple is still together, despite some brief break-ups along the way and the fact that Madonna is reportedly the same age as Jesus’ grandmother.