Turning taboo into true love! FEMAIL reveals the A-list men who’ve enjoyed romances with MUCH older women – from Harry Styles to Nick Jonas… as Shawn Mendes, 24, joins the age-gap club by sparking dating rumors with a 51-YEAR-OLD
- Singer Mendes, 24, and Dr. Jocelyne Miranda have recently fueled dating rumors
- The pair’s 27-year age difference has raised eyebrows amid ongoing speculation
- The likes of Harry Styles have had multiple romances with older women
- Stars like Nick Jonas and Aaron Taylor-Johnson currently have older spouses
- FEMAIL looks back at stars who entered relationships with much older women
Celebrity age-gap relationships between older women and younger men has always caused a stir in Hollywood.
Indeed, stars such Harry Styles, Nick Jonas and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have all made headlines thanks to their ‘May-December’ romances since finding fame.
Now Shawn Mendes is believed to be the latest star who has developed a romantic connection with someone older, amid speculation that the 24-year-old singer is dating Dr. Jocelyne Miranda, 51.
The pair have fueled dating rumors for several months after being spotted on a few outings together, including a recent farmers market trip.
On Sunday, the Treat You Better singer and the famed celebrity chiropractor arrived back at his house with Miranda carrying a large tote bag over her shoulder, which had enough room to sport some potential overnight items.
A number of stars have enjoyed relationships despite a large age difference with the likes of Nick Jonas, 30, and Priyanka, 40, finding love.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 32 and his director wife Sam, 55, recently celebrated ten years of marriage, while model Heidu Klum, 49, is also enjoying marital bliss with her musician husband Tom Kaulitz, 33.
Elsewhere, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman is perhaps one of the best examples of a lasting age-gap romance, having been married to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness – who is 13 years his senior – for 26 years.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the Hollywood hunks who have entered relationships with much older women.
Harry Styles, 28, and 38-year-old Olivia Wilde: 10 years
The age gap between singer Harry Styles and his Don’t Worry Darling director/co-star Olivia Wilde was discussed at length when they made things official in January 2021
The pair eventually called time on their controversial romance in November 2022
The relationship between Don’t Worry Darling co-stars Styles, 28, and Wilde, 38, made headlines across the globe when the pair made their romance official in January 2021.
Speculation had been mounting that the former One Direction singer has struck up a relationship with his director on the set of their psychological thriller.
Many believed the romances had caused the collapse of Wilde’s nine-year-relationship with Ted Lasso’s Jason Sudeikis.
In October, the star’s ex-nanny spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com and disputed Wilde’s claim that her split from Sudeikis had been mutual decision.
The former nanny, who cared for the couple’s two children Otis, eight, and Daisy, six, went on to claim that Wilde had discussions in her presence about a future wedding to Jason as late as in October 2020, which was just a month before she reportedly began her relationship with Styles and several months after she claimed to have ended things with the father of her children.
Elsewhere, the fact the singer was ten years younger than Wilde also raised eyebrows.
Speaking to Vogue in 2021, Wilde addressed the criticism, saying: ‘I think what you realize is that when you’re really happy, it doesn’t matter what strangers think about you.
‘In the past 10 years, as a society, we have placed so much more value on the opinion of strangers rather than the people closest to us. [But] I’m happier than I’ve ever been. And I’m healthier than I’ve ever been, and it’s just wonderful to feel that,’ she added.
In November 2022, it was revealed that Wilde and Styles confirmed they were ‘taking a break’ from their romance.
However, sources close to Styles claimed the singer was completely unbothered by the fact he was dating an older woman.
An unnamed source told Hollywood Life in 2021: ‘The fact that she’s ten years older doesn’t bother him at all. If anything, it’s a plus because he loves that dynamic.’
Indeed, Styles has dated several older women in the past, including the late Caroline Flack when he was 17 and she was 31 and Taylor Swift, who is five years older than him.
Jason Momoa, 43, and 55-year-old Lisa Bonet: 12 years
Jason Momoa and his estranged wife Lisa Bonet fell in love when he was 25 and she was 37 (pictured in 2019)
The former couple shares daughter Lola and son Nakoa-Wolf (pictured in 2018)
Before he became a household name as Aquaman, Jason Momoa began a relationship with The Cosby Show alum Lisa Bonet in 2005 when the actor was 25 and the TV icon was 37.
The Game of Thrones star had long been a fan of Bonet. In 2019, he admitted to Esquire that the Angel Heart actress was his childhood crush when she starred on The Cosby Show.
He joked: ”I mean, I didn’t tell her that. I didn’t let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids…if someone says something isn’t possible, I’m like, “Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f***ing possible.”‘
The pair went on to welcome their daughter, Lola, in 2007 and their son, Nakoa-Wolf was born in 2008.
Despite the fact many fans believed that the pair had secretly tied the knot in 2007, the couple officially got hitched in 2017 at a private ceremony held in their California home.
In March 2018 the High Fidelity actress opened up to Porter about why she fell for her husband.
‘What’s cool about Jason is that he’s an alpha male who stands for love and family,’ she explained. ‘And to circle back to my own wounds, having an absent father, then to be fully met by a man of that stature, is really incredible. Jason embodies a rare form of masculinity in this day and age — he’s a leader; he’s generous. Just in terms of charisma, physique, the right use of power, responsibility, work ethic, you can go down the line.’
However, the pair shocked fans in January 2022 when they released a statement confirming their decision to call time on their relationship.
The statement read: ‘We share this not because we think it’s newsworthy ~ But so that ~ as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty. The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived.
‘We free each other ~ to be who we are learning to become … Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our children. Teaching our children what’s possible ~ Living the Prayer May Love Prevail.’
Aaron Taylor Johnson, 32, and 55-year-old Sam Taylor-Johnson: 23 years
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 32, and his wife, 55, met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy (pictured in 2019)
The Bullet Train star was famously only 18 in 2009 when the then 42-year-old cast him in her feature directorial debut (pictured in 2009)
English actor Aaron, 32, and his wife, 55, met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, which Sam directed, when she was 42 and he was 18.
The pair announced their engagement later that year and married in 2012 with a ceremony in Somerset, England.
In 2010 they welcomed their first daughter Wylda Rae, with their second, Romy, being born in 2012.
Aaron has previously discussed the moment he fell for Sam, and even touched upon their age gap.
He told Harper’s Bazaar in 2019: ‘I remember it very, very clearly. I know exactly what she was wearing. This white shirt that she still has, that I love.’
He added: ‘We were very professional through the entire film [Nowhere Boy]. No funny business at all.’
Of their 24-year age gap, the doting father told New York magazine: ‘The attention was intrusive. But having to deal with that early in my career probably got me to a place where I can more quickly just go, “Oh, f**k it”.’
In June 2022, the couple celebrated their 10-year anniversary with an intimate vow renewal ceremony.
The smitten pair gave fans a glimpse into their special day, which was attended by dozens of pals, as they posted images on Instagram.
Penning a moving tribute to his social media account, the Hollywood actor wrote: ‘Yesterday was the most beautiful day, summer solstice, our 10th anniversary… we renewed our vows to one another and confessed our love in front of our nearest and dearest friends and family it was a celebration of love and joy!
He added: ‘A decade of marriage. It was a magical unforgettable day and the sun did not stop shining on us both.. we are blessed beyond belief. Sammy you are my love, my life, my soulmate, my wife, my world!’
Pete Davidson, 29, and 42-year-old Kim Kardashian: 13 years
Pete Davidson is no stranger to dating older women, as highlighted by his relationship with Kim Kardashian (pictured in May 2022)
The pair were first linked in October 2021 after the reality superstar made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live
Kardashian and Davidson were first linked in October 2021 after the reality superstar made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, where the pair surprised fans by sharing an on-screen kiss.
In the weeks that followed, Kardashian – who was in the process of divorcing her ex Kanye West – and the comedian were then spotted enjoying a number of dates together.
The pair soon made the romance Instagram official and even attended the 2022 Met Gala together.
However, in August 2022, it was revealed that the mother-of-four had called time on the relationship.
At the time, Davidson was filming his upcoming movie Wizards! in Australia, where Kim had visited him in July for a romantic getaway.
When the couple split, sources claimed that the Skims mogul made the decision because she was ‘totally exhausted’ by the antics of her younger lover – which was denied by other sources.
Davidson is no stranger to age-gap relationships after enjoying a slew of dates with actress Kate Beckinsale.
The duo sparked romance rumors in January 2019 and were spotted locking lips in numerous public events.
However, the relationship fizzled out after just three months.
Tom Kaulitz, 33, and 49-year-old Heidi Klum: 17 years
Heidi Klum and younger musician Tom Kaulitz started dating in 2018 and have been glued at the hips ever since
The couple are as happy as ever and continue to document their married life on Instagram
Musician Tom Kaulitz began a relationship with supermodel Heidi Klum in 2018, and the smitten pair announced they were engaged just eight months into the romance.
The pair then secretly tied the knot in February 2019 before celebrating with a lavish Italian wedding months later in August.
When the pair made their relationship official in 2018, Klum addressed their age gap in an interview with InStyle magazine.
She said: ‘Lots of people are questioning that and asking about it. That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it.’
But she added she personally did not care about her age difference between her and the Tokio Hotel guitarist.
‘I don’t really think about it that much otherwise. You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles,’ she said.
In 2019, she told She Knows that her age gap relationship with Kaulitz had not been well-received.
‘A lot of people were, you know, not giving us the positive vibes when we first started dating because I’m 16 years older than him.
‘But I feel like, there too, if it feels right when you close your door at home and you know what you have together, I think that is the most important thing,’ she added.
Nick Jonas, 30, and 40-year-old Priyanka Chopra-Jonas: 10 years
Nick Jones and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas insist their ten year age gap isn’t an issue when it comes to their relationship (pictured in 2022)
The smitten couple welcomed a baby daughter via a surrogate in 2022
The Jonas Brothers singer and the Indian actress first connected on social media in 2015 and delighted fans with news of their relationship after connecting again at the 2017 Met Gala.
The duo got engaged after just two months of dating and held a lavish traditional Indian wedding in December 2018.
Both Jonas and Chopra have been very open about their 10-year age difference throughout their relationship, with the actress stating that the gap is not a ‘hurdle’ for the couple.
Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Times in 2021, Chopra explained: ‘Just like a normal couple, you have to understand each other’s habits and what each other likes. So it’s more of an adventure than trying to figure out hurdles. None of it was really that hard.’
Meanwhile, a source told People magazine that Nick ‘loves dating older women, and if anything it makes Priyanka even more attractive to him’.
Jonas has ‘always been very mature for his age’ and is ‘an old soul,’ the confidante claimed in 2018.
Chopra previously poked fun at her husband’s young age in the Netflix Jonas Brothers Family Roast, which saw loved ones and friends make fun of Nick and his two brothers, Joe and Kevin.
As she took the stand, Chopra did not hold back, saying: ‘He showed me how to use TikTok, for example, you know, and I showed him what a successful acting career looks like.’
The happy coupled welcomed their daughter, Malti Marie, via surrogate in January 2022.
Alexander ‘A.E.’ Edwards, 36, and 76-year-old Cher: 40 years
Cher first sparked dating rumors with Alexander in November 2021 when they were seen on a romantic dinner date in West Hollywood together
The music icon recently sparked engagement rumors with music producer Alexander ‘A.E.’ Edwards after she shared a snap of a stunning diamond ring to Twitter on Christmas.
Dating rumors first began in early November, when they were seen on a romantic dinner date in West Hollywood together.
Edwards – a music producer and VP of A&R at Def Jam Records – was previously in a relationship with model and TV personality, Amber Rose, whom he shares a three-year-old son, name Slash, with.
However, the two split in late 2021 after she accused Edwards of cheating with 12 women, which he later admitted to.
The couple sparked engagement rumors at Christmas when Cher posted a cryptic image
Fans were then stunned with Cher confirmed that they were dating days later, while sharing a snap of her beau to her social media alongside a heart emoji.
While answering questions sent in by fans on Twitter, the hitmaker revealed that they met during Paris Fashion Week and gushed that he treats her ‘like a queen.’
She also responded to someone who slammed them for their large age gap, since he’s 40 years longer than him, writing: ‘Love doesn’t know math. I’m not defending us. Haters are gonna hate… Doesn’t matter that we’re happy and not bothering anyone.’
‘I don’t give a f**k what anyone thinks,’ she added in a separate tweet. ‘I’m in love, not blinded by it.’
After sparking engagement rumors at Christmas, Cher later reposted the photo with a different caption, writing, ‘I posted this cause his nails are so cool.’
‘Cher is head over heels in love,’ an insider told RadarOnline. ‘She knows she doesn’t have much time left anymore to find “the one” and after two failed marriages and countless disastrous boyfriends, this could be her last chance and she isn’t going to let it pass her by.
‘Of course, her friends are worried. Whenever there is a 40-year-old and $400 million gap between two people, you have concerns.’
Ashton Kutcher, 44, and 60-year-old Demi Moore: 15 years
Demi Moore began dating Ashton Kutcher in 2003 when he was 25 and she was 42 (pictured in 2011)
The relationship began to struggle when Kutcher was revealed to have been unfaithful in 2011 and their divorce was finalized in 2013 (pictured in 2003)
Hollywood superstar Demi Moore began dating That ’70s Show alum Ashton Kutcher in 2003 when he was 25 and she was 42.
Their 15-year age difference the talk of the town but that didn’t stop the smitten couple from tying the knot two years later.
Recalling the early years of their romance in her 2019 memoir, Inside Out, Moore stated: ‘He was 25. I was 40. But I’m telling you: we couldn’t feel it. We were totally in sync from our very first conversation.’
Ultimately, the pair couldn’t make their marriage work and Kutcher was revealed to have been unfaithful in 2011.
Later that year, the A Few Good Men actress announced the duo’s separation and their divorce was finalized in 2013.
In her tell-all, co-written with Ariel Levy, Moore opened up for the first time about the lose of her baby daughter with Kutcher, when she was six months pregnant.
They became pregnant in 2003 shortly after dating, when she was 42, but miscarried six months into the pregnancy. It was a secret at the time.
She also delved into their threesomes, and his cheating, which she claimed ultimately ended their eight-year marriage.
Deborra-Lee Furness, 67, and 55-year-old Hugh Jackman: 13 years
Hugh Jackman met his wife Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996 in Australia, when he was 27
While Deborra had to overcome her doubt over their age difference, Tthe Wolverine actor said he knew from the beginning they would end up together
The Wolverine star, 53, tied the knot with his wife, Australian movie producer Deborra-Lee Furness, 66, in 1996, and 26 years on, they are still as happy as ever.
Jackman, who shares two adopted children with Deborra, met her when he was 27, when the pair both worked on the set of the Australian TV series Corelli.
At the time, Deborra was the famous one, while Jackman was a relative newcomer to the screen.
‘Deb, she was a big star,’ Hugh recalled to People in 2017. ‘I get picked up, and Deb is in the front seat of the car. I’ll never forget.’
They confessed their mutual attraction at a dinner party organized by Hugh in 1995, with Deborra refusing to go party with Mick Jagger so she could stay with her future husband.
However, Deborra, who had just turned 40, had made a vow not to date any more actors, and especially no one under 30, meaning 27-year-old Jackman’s chances were slim.
Jackman said his wife tried to break up with him several times in the early days of their relationship, but that he managed to convince her to stay with him.
In 2014, the pair celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by reliving their honeymoon away from the kids.
Speaking of his marriage, the actor credited the success of his relationship to the fact his acting career took off late.
Jackman added: ‘Deb and I were already set together, a team, madly in love, like literally before it all happened,” he said.
He also revealed his wife set some ground rules for their marriage, which including never being apart more than two weeks and not working at the same time if they didn’t need to financially.
Sam Asghari, 28, and 41-year-old Britney Spears: 13 years
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari initially met on set of her Slumber Party music video in 2016 (pictured in 2019)
The personal trainer proposed in September 2021, after nearly five years together, and the couple tied the knot in a fairytale ceremony in June 2022
The pop superstar and the aspiring actor initially met on set of her Slumber Party music video in 2016.
‘I was excited that I [would] get to meet one of the biggest artists of all time. I had butterflies.,’ the personal trainer recalled to Men’s Health in July 2018.
Spears was reported charmed by the fitness model and exchanged phone numbers so that they could set up a proper first date.
Asghari was by the singer’s side throughout the battle to end her 13-year conservatorship and he eventually proposed to the Womanizer singer in September 2021, after nearly five years together.
‘The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,’ his manager, Brandon Cohen, told Us Weekly.
After experiencing a miscarriage shortly before the two wed, the couple tied the knot in a fairytale ceremony in June 2022.
The couple were married by Reverend Clint Hufft, who also officiated Paris Hilton’s 2021 wedding, in front of stars such as Selena Gomez and Drew Barrymore.
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