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48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences 

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Updated October 25, 2019 5.7M views 48 items

The term “May-December” romance, describing a relationship in which the two people have a large age gap between them, might come from an old song called “An Old Man Would Be Young,” published in 1833. The tune referred to an “old man… wooing a damsel gay and young,” but didn’t give the relationship much of a chance, “for May and December can never… agree.” But youthful May and older December can find common ground and fall in love, based on this list of famous couples with the greatest age differences.

Age? It's just a number, and apparently not a significant one, according to these celeb couples with epic age gaps. Dating or marrying someone decades older or younger isn't exclusive to Hollywood, but this list suggest its's fairly prevalent. Yes, in some cases the person is old enough to be their significant other's parent, but love works in mysterious ways, and follows its own timetable.  

Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences
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Relationship: Started dating 2006, married in 2012
Dick Van Dyke: b. 1925 with 4 children born between 1948-58
Arlene Silver: b. 1971
Age Difference: 46 years
Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences
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Relationship: Started dating in 2008, engaged in 2011, married in 2012, divorced in 2017
Hugh Hefner: b. 1926 with 4 children born 1952, 1955, 1990, and 1991
Crystal Harris: b. 1986
Age Difference: 60 years

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Relationship: Started dating in 2018, engaged in 2019
Dennis Quaid: b. 1954
Laura Savoie: b. 1993
Age Difference: 39 years

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Relationship: Started dating in 2009, engaged in 2013, married in 2013
Patrick Stewart: b. 1940 with 2 children born 1967 and 1973
Sunny Ozell: b. 1978
Age Difference: 38 years