“Age is just a number,” as the saying goes. If two adults truly love one and other, a substantial age gap won’t interfere with romance and passion. While this may be easy to say, does it really work in real life? Well, many celebrities couples are proof that age gaps are just another hurdle to jump over.
However, what happens when the age difference is nearly four decades? Well, it still doesn’t seem to bother some celebs at all! Years don’t matter when it comes to these Hollywood May-December romances. From just over a decade between Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet to the almost five-decade difference between Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Silver, these celebrities have found their perfect match in partners, regardless of age gaps.
Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto, 40 years
Legendary singer Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto wed back in 2006. However, they’ve been together since the ‘80s! What’s more, Bennett met Benedetto when she was still in her mother’s womb! Yes, that’s right. As it turns out, Benedetto’s parents were massive Bennett fans. As such, they attended one of his shows in New York City back in 1966. Afterward, they went backstage to pose for a picture with Bennett.
“As fate would have it, Marion was pregnant at the time with… Susan! It’s a photo we all laugh about, knowing the incredible turn of events that followed,” the 92-year old singer wrote in his book Just Getting Started. Surprisingly, the two ended up together despite their 40-year age gap.