Meet 8 Famous Couples who embrace the age differences (2014)

"Love has no age", some would say. Western society has there own rules and customs on the subject, and age is an element that is part of the playbook. Always some awkwardness arises when someone breaks the protocols, engaging with someone much older or much younger ... Especially if that person is famous in the media.

Therefore, in order to explore the subject - and show that it is not as uncommon as you might think - we brought a list with eight couples including celebrities who have significant age differences between them.

1. Mary Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

She became known with her twin sister when she started as an actress in the TV series "Three's a Crowd", later becoming a fashion designer, producer and entrepreneur. He is a banker, half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The age difference is 18 years.

2. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster

Stewart is a great personality in the music world. British, with the name on the walk of fame, winner of two Grammys, married twice before the current marriage and 69 years of age. Lancaster has been a dancer, personal trainer, model and photographer. She is 26 years younger than Rod.

3. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas

Alec has been the anti-hero "The Shadow", played the handler executive Jack Donaghy in the series "30 Rock" and was married for nine years to actress Kim Basinger. In 2012, he married the yoga instructor Hilaria Thomes, with whom he has a daughter. The age difference of the two is 26 years.

4. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

On the day that Michael celebrated his 25th birthday on September 25, 1969, Catherine was born. 30 years later, they started dating after they met in France. After just over two years of dating, in 2000, the two married.

5. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Both are born in Britain, modeled and participated in major movie blockbusters. The basic difference is: Jason is 47 years old and Rosie is only 27. They have been together since 2010.

6. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

The famous gray heartthrob for his roles in films and series such as "ER" and "Ocean's Eleven" surrendered to the commitment of a relationship with the lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is currently engaged. He is 53, she is 35.

7. Bruce Willies and Emma Heming

The star of "Die Hard" and "The Sixth Sense" is already on the verge of his sixth decade of life, but is married to Emma Heming, since 2009. The couple already has two children together.

8. Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris

The founder of the erotic magazine Playboy has always been surrounded by attractive young girls, but when he was 86 years, in 2012, Hugh Hefner surrendered to one of them. Crystal Harris was 26 years old when they were married, which creates a gap of 60 years. Hefner's two sons are old enough to be parents of Crystal.