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.