Age is just a number – that’s what everyone says. In Hollywood especially, it’s the norm for men to date much younger women. Or vice versa.

According to experts, the coupling between younger women and older men is often due to the fact that ladies find older gents more stable and viable as a partner. Of course when it comes to celebrities, there are many perks to dating an older male entertainer.

1. Jim Carrey & Ginger Gonzaga

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  • How old is he? 56
  • How old is she? 34
  • Age difference: 22 years
  • How they met: They both star in the Showtime series “Kidding” and made their red carpet debut at the recent Golden Globe Nominees Celebration.

2. George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin/Clooney

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  • How old is he? 57
  • How old is she? 40
  • Age difference: 17 years
  • How they met: “We met in Lake Como. She was a friend of a friend who came to visit and then I chased her for many months, calling and writing, those kinds of things,” said George.
  • Current status: Married with twins Ella and Alexander.

3. Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher

Source: Vanity Fair
  • How old is he? 57
  • How old is she? 39
  • Age difference: 18 years
  • How they met: They met on the set of “Big Momma’s House 2”.
  • Current status: Paige recently welcomed Eddie’s 10th child, Max. The actor and his Australian fiance also have a 2-year-old daughter named Izzy. He has 8 other children from 4 different women.

4. Jay Chou & Hannah Quinlivan

  • How old is he? 39
  • How old is she? 25
  • Age difference: 14 years
  • How they met: Hannah was previously working part-time at fashion store, Phantaci, which is part-owned by Jay.
  • Current status: Married with 2 children – daughter, Hathaway, and son, Romeo.

5. Rene Angelil & Celine Dion

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  • How old is he? Passed away at age 73 in 2016
  • How old is she? 50
  • Age difference: 26 years
  • How they met: Celine was introduced to her manager Rene when she was just 12 years old. They started dating when she was 19 and were married for 21 years.
  • Rene battled throat cancer, then suffered a heart attack.

6. Milo Ventimiglia & Hayden Panettiere

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  • How old is he? 41
  • How old is she? 29
  • Age difference: 12 years
  • How they met: They were together for about 2 years until 2009 when they starred in “Heroes”.
  • Current status: Hayden has a daughter with professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko but they reportedly split last year.

7. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

Source: Vanity Fair
  • How old is he? 56
  • How old is she? 40
  • Age difference: 16 years
  • How they met: Katie met Tom in 2005 ostensibly regarding a role in “Mission: Impossible 3”. They got engaged 2 months later and welcomed their baby girl Suri in April 2006.
  • Current status: They split in 2012. Katie is currently attached to Jamie Foxx.

8. Diddy & Cassie

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  • How old is he? 49
  • How old is she? 32
  • Age difference: 17 years
  • How they met: The former flames first met when Cassie became the official model for Diddy’s burgeoning clothing line. They had been secretly dating since 2007 but only made their debut as a couple in 2012.
  • Current status: After dating for 10 years on and off, they broke up last year.

9. Josh Brolin & Kathryn Boyd

  • How old is he? 51
  • How old is she? 32
  • Age difference: 19 years
  • How they met: Kathryn went from being Josh’s assistant to his wife.
  • Current status: They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Westlyn Reign Brolin, together last year.

10. Mel Gibson & Rosalind Ross

  • How old is he? 63
  • How old is she? 28
  • Age difference: 35 years
  • How they met: They couple met when Ross applied for a job at Mel’s production company Icon.
  • Current status: Mel welcomed his 9th child with Rosalind in 2017,

Other honourable mentions:

  • Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander
  • David Foster & Katharine McPhee
  • Jay Z & Beyonce
  • Wilmer Valderrama & Demi Lovato
  • Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox
  • Mick Jagger & Melanie Hamrick
  • Alec Baldwin & Hilaria
  • Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin
  • Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster
  • Jeff Goldblum & Emilie Livingston
  • Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones

Did we miss out anyone you know? Let us know in the comments section below.

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