Celebrity age-gap couples
They say age is just a number, and it definitely is for these celebrity couples…
We have come to terms with the fact that celebrities fall in love at lightning speed, marry within six months and have children with strange names. And we've also accepted the fact that a large percentage of these celeb couples have a sizeable age gap between them.
The latest blonde to catch Leonardo DiCaprio's eye is Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, 13 years his junior. Brian McFadden's ex-fiancée Delta Goodrem, 26, has put such a spell on teenager Nick Jonas that he's taken off his purity ring! And, at 50, Sean Penn is literally twice Scarlett Johansson's age but that hasn't stopped the smitten pair shacking up together.
All this and more in our gallery of celebrity couples made up of toy boys, cougars and sugar daddies.
Nick Jonas and Delta Goodrem
We definitely didn't see this hook-up coming! Delta is the glamorous 26-year-old Aussie songbird who recently dumped Brian McFadden after six years together. Baby-faced Nick Jonas is 18 and the youngest of the Jonas Brothers and until this week he'd worn a purity ring, vowing to remain a virgin until he married! They fell for each other while recording a song together - the same way Delta met Brian - and were happy to be snapped holding hands (sans ring) on a night out this week.
Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn
Scarlett Johansson, 26, only filed for divorce from Ryan Reynolds in December but she is already head over heels for Sean Penn and recently moved into his Malibu mansion. We guess we can see the appeal - the 50-year-old Oscar winner is massively influential in Hollywood and a tireless charity campaigner, both traits that Scarlett admires. Weird though, that the sexy starlet is only six years older than Sean's daughter!
Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz
BigFollowing her recent divorce, Eva Longoria is seeing Penelope Cruz's dreamboat brother, Eduardo, who is 11 years younger than the Desperate Housewife. We like
Katie Price and Leandro Penna
PAKatie Price isn't one to take things slow - after briefly meeting Leandro Penna at a party in February, she paid for her new toy boy to fly to London to visit her and she's also been to his homeland to meet his folks. Oh, and he doesn't speak much English, but somehow we don't think Katie wants to do any talking..
David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman
David Schwimmer is best known for his role as unlucky-in-love geek Ross in Friends, but his real life couldn't be more different. He recently married his British girlfriend Zoe Buckman, who is 19 years younger than him, after a whirlwind romance.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore practically coined the term 'cougar' when she began dating Ashton Kutcher, 15 years her junior, in 2003. The two married in 2005 and are still a couple, and Demi seems to be looking younger with each passing year. Maybe one day she'll end up looking younger than her man?
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise is a whopping 16 years senior to wife Katie Holmes. That means he was driving a car before she was born, which is one way to look at it.
Madonna and Jesus Luz
Madonna is still occasionally seen with toy boy lover Jesus Luz, above, but since October last year the energetic 52-year-old also been spotted out with Brahim Zaibat, a 24-year-old dancer. Both men are more than half her age... how does she do it?!
Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
There are a whopping 23 years between Kick Ass star Aaron Johnson and artist Sam Taylor-Wood, the mother of his child. They met when she directed the 20-year-old in a John Lennon biopic and after two years together they are still going strong.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones fully aware of their 25-year age gap. Supposedly, when the two met he told her "I'd like to father your children." His wish came true: they now have two kids. Of course, Catherine is closer in age to Michael's son from a previous marriage (they're only 10 years apart) than she is to her husband. Quite the family tree!
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey made headlines a couple of years ago when she married actor Nick Cannon, 10 years her junior, after dating for less than two months. People were sceptical about their speedy relationship combined with the age gap, but things are going well for the loved-up pair and they recently had twins.
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster-Stewart
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster-Stewart are 26 years apart, which is bound to raise a few eyebrows. However, the two have been together for about 10 years; we have to admit they seem to be the real deal. Hopefully Penny's prepared to push a wheelchair in years to come.
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood dated on and off for a few years and got engaged in early 2010, but the 42-year-old rocker and the 23-year-old actress eventually succumbed to the 19-year age gap and broke up before Christmas.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Age is clearly just a number to Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford, who got together in 2002 despite the huge 22-year age gap. They married last June after more than eight years together.