Celebrity May-December Relationships
Some people defy some insane age gaps when it comes to love. We understand them, though. Love conquers all, doesn’t it? Some of these couples would definitely agree.
Not everyone is on-board with age gap relationships, however. Many people think that it’s always one side using the other or that it’s impossible for people to be compatible because they come from completely different times. We beg to differ!
Let’s take a look at only some of the couples that continue to prove that May-December relationships are more than doable.
What Are May-December Relationships?
We’ve all had some judgmental thoughts when it comes to age-gap relationships (AGR for short). That’s because we’ve been taught that if an older man marries a younger woman, she’s probably in it for money. But is that all there is to these types of relationships? Let’s discuss it with an open mind instead.
May-December relationship is a term for a romantic relationship with a significant age gap between partners. Symbolically, these two months represent two different seasons. In this case, spring is for youth, while winter belongs to the older of the two.
It’s not all about the wealth, looks, or power in these relationships. In AGR, each partner brings something new and fresh to the table. Think of it as a new perspective on how you view or do things.
Now, who are these people that defy the concept of time and challenge romance as we know it? We can sometimes find them in our friend groups or among our family. However, some of our beloved celebs are in on it too. They include Jeff Goldblum, Viola Davis, Calista Flockhart, and even Nick Jonas.
Still, let’s take a closer look at some of the other couples whose relationship age gaps don’t go under 25 years!
David Foster and Katharine McPhee
This lovely duo has some history! They met for the very first time in 2006 when McPhee, then 22, was competing in the American Idol. Foster, then 57, alongside Andrea Bocelli, came to help McPhee practice her song before the competition. That’s when it all began.
This means that the age gap in this relationship is mind-boggling 35 years! We bet that this couple is able to share different perspectives and opinions and challenge each other’s views all the time. McPhee is even younger than all of Foster’s children!
After the meant-to-be encounter, the two became friends. Foster was even a special guest at McPhee’s first wedding, where he played the piano while she sang. Shortly after that, she got a divorce, and so the rumors between the two ensued.
Finally, they had a beautiful wedding in 2019. We wish them the best of luck and are excited to see what comes next.
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts
We all know and love The Hoff. The actor, singer, and producer has been loved by many for years now, but only one girl has his love and attention now. When it comes to this couple, their age gap is 27 years! Hasselhoff even said that they wouldn’t be getting married because of the age gap. He stated that they “wouldn’t be growing old together.” Luckily, that’s completely different now as they’ve been married since 2018!
But how did it all begin? With yet another competition! In this case, it was Britain’s Got Talent. Hasselhoff was a guest judge filming when Roberts spotted him. She came up to him, asking for an autograph. The Hoff willingly gave it — in exchange for her phone number. Isn’t that smooth?! It’s all history after that.
This isn’t the first of Hasselhoff’s marriages, but you know they say — third time’s a charm!
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
All women go crazy for one of Hollywood’s most handsome men — Richard Gere. You have probably heard of him because your mom wouldn’t stop gushing about him every time she’d spot him in a movie. We don’t blame her, though. The actor is as charming as they come. Apparently, his now-wife, Alejandra Silva, thought exactly the same.
Gere was a friend of the family for many years, which means there have been several encounters between him and Silva. The last one was when it all began. Back in 2014, they were reunited by a mutual acquaintance. They both claim that they immediately felt a strong connection and nothing was the same since.
Now they’re married and have two beautiful children, one of which was even blessed by His Holiness Dalai Lama! Their age gap is astonishing 32 years, but not even that can stop a love like this.
Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick
We’re moving on from mom’s favorite to dad’s favorite — the Rolling Stones’ frontman, Mick Jagger. Jagger was famous for his conquests, and sources even claim that he has slept with about 4,000 women! That shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially because of his ever-growing fame. So, how did a ballerina make a rockstar settle down? Clearly, it was easier than we might think.
They met back in 2014, at the backstage of the Rolling Stones’ concert in Japan. Hamrick was touring with the American Ballet Theatre but managed to go to the concert with her friends.
They didn’t begin dating immediately because Jagger was in a relationship with L’Wren Scott. Sadly, she took her own life. Hamrick was there to provide comfort, and that’s when they really hit it off. Now they have a beautiful son even though their age gap counts 44 years!
Marriage is still just a talking point, but there’s still time for it to become a reality.
What are the oldest age gaps in celebrity May-December relationships that you’ve heard of? Jagger and Hamrick definitely take the crown, as far as we’re concerned.
This all just goes to show that love can exist no matter the age gap. Many people might judge, but that’s only because they don’t understand. Maybe they never reach the understanding they need, but we hope they find love for themselves in the end nonetheless.