29 Famous Men Who Married Much Younger Women

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List of Famous Men Who Married Much Younger Women, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many of Hollywood's leading men have married much younger women. Some famous men married younger women later in their lives, while others married younger women multiple times. One famous man even married a woman 60 years his junior.

Who is the most famous man who married a much younger woman? Donald Trump tops our list. The Donald proposed to Melania Knauss in 2004, when he was 58 years old and she was 34. The couple married on January 22, 2005 and they are still married today. This is Melania's first and only marriage and Trump has been married twice before. Another famous entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch married Wendy Deng in 1999 when he was 68 and she was 30.

Hugh Hefner married Crystal Harris on December 31, 2012 when he was 86 and she was 26. That is a 60 year age difference. They are still married today. Hefner has been married twice previously and he has been in several long-term relationships. Other famous men who have married much younger women include Frank Sinatra, Kevin Costner and Woody Allen.

Why do you think so many men choose to marry women who are half their age? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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  1. Larry King married Shawn Southwick in 1997 when he was 64 and she was 38. They are still married today. King has been married seven times previously to six different women.

    Listen to Larry and Shawn discuss the craziest thing to happen in their marriage here. It's the wildest thing you'll hear all day.
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    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Radio personality, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Larry King Now, Larry King Live, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Larry King TNT Extra 3
  2. Jerry Seinfeld married Jessica Sklar on December 25, 1999, when he was 45 and she was 28. The couple are still married, and they have three children together. Sklar was married once before, and this is the first and only marriage for Jerry Seinfeld. Prior to dating Sklar, Seinfeld was in a relationship with 17 year-old high school student Shoshanna Lonstein. He was in his late 30s at the time.
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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian, Bee Movie
  3. Steve Martin married Anne Stringfield on July 28, 2007 when he was 62 and she was 36. The couple are still married today, and their first child was born in 2012. Martin has been married once before to the actress Victoria Tennant.
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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger, Shopgirl
  4. Clint Eastwood married Dina Ruiz on March 31, 1996, when he was 66 years old and she was 31. Ruiz filed for divorce from Eastwood in 2013. The couple has 1 child together. This was Ruiz's first marriage, and Eastwood had been married once before.
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    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven, Rawhide
  5. Harrison Ford began dating Calista Flockhart in 2002, when he was 60 and she was 38. They married on June 15, 2010, and they parent her adopted son Liam. This is Flockhart's first marriage, and Ford was married twice before.
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    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Film Producer, Carpenter, Actor
    • Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner
  6. Nelson Mandela married Graça Machel in 1998, on his 80th birthday. She was 53 at the time. They remained married until Mandela's death in 2013. Mandela was married twice before with both marriages ending in divorce.
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1918-2013)
    • Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Peace activist, Philanthropist, Social activist, + more
    • Credits: Mandela's Fight for Freedom, Sing Your Song, Live 8, Mandela
  7. William Shatner married Elizabeth Anderson Martin in 2001, when he was 70 and she was 40. They are still married today. Shatner was married 3 times before, and he has three children with his first wife.
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    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Côte Saint-Luc, Canada
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Television director, Television producer, Novelist, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  8. Alec Baldwin began dating yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas in 2011,when he was 53 and she was 27. The got married on June 30, 2012, and they are still married today. Baldwin was previously married to the actress Kim Basinger.
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    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Departed, Beetlejuice, The Aviator, 30 Rock
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