13 celebrity couples who prove their age gap is just a number
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and husband Nick Jonas are 10 years apart, and Alia Bhatt and boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor are separated by 11 years. But, age doesn't matter for these couples.
These celebrity couples have quite a few years between them, but when it comes to love, these popular Bollywood and Hollywood stars prove that age really is just a number. From Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Beyoncé and Jay-Z, click through to see which of your favourite celebrity couples have the biggest age differences.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor: 14 years
The news of 35-year-old actor, Shahid Kapoor, getting married to a 21-year-old college graduate, Mira Rajput, was all people could talk about when it happened in 2015. The Kabir Singh star and his wife — now 39 and 25, respectively — who live in their seaside Mumbai home with their three-year-old daughter Misha Kapoor and one-year-old son Zain Kapoor, have not let the 14 years between them come in the way of a loving and supportive relationship.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt: 11 years
Unless you've been in hibernation, you could not have missed all the talk surrounding Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's relationship. When the actor finally spilled the beans in an interview with GQ in 2018, fans could not stop talking about them, not just because of their star status, but also because of the obvious age gap — the couple has 10 years between them (Kapoor is now 37 and Bhatt, 26).
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan: 10 years
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan's chemistry in 2009's Kurbaan had turned quite a few heads in the audience. Since they made their relationship official, fans have tracked the couple's every move, from dating and marriage to becoming parents to one of India's most adored toddlers, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. Khan is the older one in the relationship at 49, but Kapoor Khan, 39, claims to be the more mature one between them. "If Saif and I are both in a bad mood, then I have to be the mature one, even though he is 10 years older," she had shared in an interview.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas: 10 years
They're one of the hottest celebrity couples in the world. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas were first seen together on the steps of the Met Gala in 2017, and have been spotted hanging out multiple times since. The couple tied the knot in a lavish Jodhpur wedding in 2018. Their 10-year age difference did invite a few jokes, when word first got out, but Chopra Jonas brushed it off during an interview with US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, jesting, "I didn't ask his age. Eleven?"
Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor: 12 years
It's been a while since rumours around reality TV judge Malaika Arora, 46, and actor Arjun Kapoor's relationship first made news. In the recent past, the duo has been spotted out and about together and even shared photos of their holidays together. On Kapoor's 34th birthday, in 2019, Arora even made things Instagram official, when she shared a loved-up picture of herself with the actor. In an interview, while addressing the couple's close to 12-year age gap, Arora said: "The age difference doesn’t really pop up when you are in a relationship. It is about two minds and hearts connecting."
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar: 24 years
The news of '90s heartthrob and model Milind Soman getting hitched in 2019 broke a lot of hearts in the country. But all was forgiven when fans had a glimpse at his relationship with his now wife, Ankita Konwar. The couple is 24 years apart — Konwar is now 28, and Soman, 54 — but it seems like they have too much in common to have given their age difference any thought. They're both health fanatics, which is obvious through their fitness posts on social media.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z: 12 years
Arguably the most powerful couple in the music industry, Beyoncé, 38, and Jay-Z, 50, have been going strong for over a decade now. The couple had made their then-budding relationship official at the 2004 VMAs, when they walked into the event hand-in-hand. The couple with a 12-year age difference shares three kids — a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and twins Rumi and Sir Carter — along with multiple chart-topping records.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds: 11 years
While you've definitely seen and laughed at their banter online — their Twitter conversations are hilarious — we bet you didn't know that actor Ryan Reynolds and actress Blake Lively are actually 11 years apart in age. The couple met on the sets of Green Lantern, became friends, and then started dating. The rest is a string of adorable tweets and Instagram posts, all available online. They are known for their quick wit and sense of humour, and have proven that their age gap definitely doesn't affect that.
George Clooney and Amal Clooney: 17 years
George Clooney, 58, met international human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 41, at a dinner party hosted by a mutual friend in 2013. In 2014, the world was shocked when famed bachelor Clooney, then 52 years old, announced his engagement to the Lebanese-British barrister, then 35 years old. The couple officially tied the knot in September of 2014, just a year after they met, with a beautiful Venetian wedding, and welcomed two children, twins Ella and Alexander, in June of 2017.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones: 25 years
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas may be 25 years apart, but they happen to share the same birthday: September 25. The pair was introduced at the Deauville Film Festival in 1996. Douglas proposed in 1999, and a month after he confirmed rumours that Zeta-Jones was pregnant. The actress gave birth to son, Dylan Michael Douglas, in August of 1999, and the two were married in November 2000. Their daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, was born in April 2003. Zeta-Jones and Douglas briefly separated in 2013, but soon rekindled their relationship and are still going strong.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone: 23 years
Leonardo DiCaprio, 45, has reportedly been dating model-actress Camila Morrone, 22, since December 2017. According to new reports, they met at an event in Florida, US. Morrone made rare comments about her romance with the Academy Award winner in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. "There’s so many relationships in Hollywood – and in the history of the world – where people have large age gaps," Morrone said. "I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date." Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone made a rare joint appearance at the 2020 Oscars; the couple opted to walk the red carpet separately, however.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: 15 years
US talk show host and stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and actress Portia de Rossi, 47, have been together since 2004. By 2005, the couple was sharing a home in Los Angeles and DeGeneres (who's 15 years de Rossi's senior) told People magazine, "It's the first time that I've known in every cell of my being that I'm with somebody for the rest of my life." The two were married in 2008, after same-sex marriage was legalised in their home-state of California, US, and have been together ever since.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor: 31 years
Rumours started swirling in 2015 that American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson, then 41, was dating 72-year-old veteran actress, Holland Taylor. Paulson, now 45, later confirmed their relationship in an interview with the New York Times in 2016, stating: "What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor."
(All photos courtesy Getty Images, and Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Ankita Konwar's official Instagram accounts.)