Age is something which doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese…
These were prophetic words from the famous Spanish film director Luis Bunuel and prophetically. many actors from the world of cinema went on to prove him right.
Hollywood has its own share of personalities who let age remain just a number and got into holy matrimony with the love of their lives (or in some cases not) who were sometimes decades younger.
These couples have battled time and some won and some failed.
Bollywood too hasn’t been far behind. This was fact was reinforced when model/actor Milind Soman, 52, tied the knot with Ankita Konwar, 27, the 25-year age gap notwithstanding.
Her parents did not mind after meeting Soman. He, of course, has experience in this sort of thing, having earlier had a relationship with Shahana Goswami, who was 21 years his junior. That lasted four years.
And there are others too. Here is a look at some couples, both Hollywood and Bollywood, who married partners much younger than themselves.
Kabir Bedi/Parveen Dusanj: Age Gap – 29 years
This handsome, bearded man has a way with women, even if they are fit enough to be his daughter. He married Parveen a day before his 70th birthday on January 15, 2016 after a long relationship.
Dilip Kumar/Saira Banu: Age Gap – 23 years
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar met Saira Banu when he was 45 and she 22. They fell in love and got married. They are very much in love even today.
Sanjay Dutt/Manyanta: Age Gap – 19 years
It proved third time lucky for Sanjay Dutt after a lot of heartbreaks. He met Manyanta and they got married and have two kids.
Rajesh Khanna/Dimple Kapadia: Age – 16 years
The late Rajesh Khanna simply swept Dimple off her feet when at age 16 just after she became a big hit with her debut film Bobby. He was 31 then. Their marriage lasted until Khanna’s death in 2012 but their relationship was strained in the latter years.
Shahid Kapoor/Mira Rajput: Age Gap – 13 years
They took everyone by surprise when they got married in 2015. He laughed it off by claiming to have said when he was eighteen he couldn’t have thought of marrying a girl of just five.
Arlene Silver/Dick Van Dyke: Age Gap – 46 years
Emile Livingstone/Jeff Goldbum – Age Gap – 31 years
Alec Baldwin/Hilaria – Age Gap – 26 years
Dane Cook/Kelsi Taylor: Age Gap – 26 years
Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones: Age Gap – 25 years
Leonardo DiCaprio/Camila Morrone: Age Gap – 23 years
Aaron Johnson/Sam Taylor Wood: Age Gap – 23 years
Harrison Ford/Calista Flockhart: Age Gap – 22 years
Warren Beatty/Annette Bening: Age Gap – 21 years
Jason Stratham/Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Age Gap – 20 years
George Clooney/Amal: Age Gap – 17 years
Camila Elvis/Mathew McConaughey: Age Gap – 13 years
Hugh Jackman/Deborra Lee-Furrnes: Age Gap – 13 years