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Age Is Nothing but a Number: 10 Famous Celebrity May-December Relationships

In Hollywood, December comes after May.

Forget Botox or a trip to your plastic surgeon’s office. According to Hollywood, the best way to stay and feel young is to date someone 20, 30, or sometimes even 40 years younger than you.

We here at Babble love to talk about babies and kids, but when it comes to some celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, Al Pacino, or even Jennifer Lopez, they love to date people that are probably only a year or two apart in age from their own kids. (Okay, so Jennifer’s boyfriend Casper is 24 and her twin children, Max and Emme are 3, but isn’t the age difference still somewhat shocking?) What brings these couples together — star power? True love?

Check out our photo gallery of some headline-making May/December relationships in Hollywood and decide for yourself! Then tell us: what is the biggest age gap you could handle? My husband is eight years old than me, so yes, I get to experience turning 40 and all the emotions that come with it … twice.


  • David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts 1 of 11
    David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts
    Ok, I'll admit it. When I first saw David with Hayley, I really did think that was one of his daughters. David, 59, and Hayley, 32, have been dating for over a year now with reports even speculating that this Hoffster proposed to her in Sydney, Australia back in January, after he posted a picture of him down one knee next to her on his Twitter account. David later denied the reports that the two are engaged.
    Source via CBS News
  • Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart 2 of 11
    Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
    As she says in her latest song, all she wants to do is dance again! Jennifer Lopez has really shown the world a different side to her since stepping out with her 24-year-old boyfriend, Casper Smart, whom she started dating late last year. The American Idol judge and her back-up dancer beau have been both hot and heavy with each other with their PDAs everywhere they go around the world. I can't help but think though that Casper might be just another Kris Judd (her second husband) for Jennifer, though. She is a serial dater/wife after all.
    Source via Perez Hilton
  • Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh 3 of 11
    Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh
    Kelsey was still married to former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer when he met 30-year-old Kayte Walsh on a flight. The 57-year-old actor and Walsh are now married and expecting twins together after a whirlwind courtship. Kelsey even got Kayte's name tattooed on his stomach recently.
    Source via Us Weekly
  • Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas 4 of 11
    Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
    What anger management problems? 28-year-old Hilaria Thomas fell in love with 54-year-old Alec Baldwin's Irish charm, despite his reputation as a Hollywood bad boy who likes to leave disturbing messages on other people's answering machines. But everyone must seem past that already, as Alex and Hilaria are engaged to be married later on this year. I wonder if his daughter Ireland is going to be part of the wedding, too?
    Source via Huffington Post
  • Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart 5 of 11
    Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
    And some people thought it would never last! Harrison Ford, 57, and Calista Flockhart, 45, tied the knot in 2010 after almost eight years of dating. The couple, with a 12-year age difference, have one son together, Liam, aged 9. I wonder what their secret is to their successful relationship?
    Source via People
  • Mark Anthony and Shannon de Lima 6 of 11
    Mark Anthony and Shannon de Lima
    Jennifer who? Mark Anthony, 43, showed the entertainment world that his soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Lopez isn't the only person who knows how to rebound with a hot 24-year-old after the couple split. I must say, Mark definitely won this one because Shannon is one hot mama! She is a South American beauty queen, after all!
    Source via TMZ
  • Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas 7 of 11
    Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
    Despite the 25-year age difference between them, Hollywood A-list couple Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have made their marriage work in more ways than one. They've gone through some recent personal troubles including Michael's fight with cancer and his son Cameron's jail troubles, but have made it through together and are now stronger than ever. This May/December relationship was built to last.
    Source via Celebitchy
  • Al Pacino and Lucila Sola 8 of 11
    Al Pacino and Lucila Sola
    Ok, so he might be 71 years old, but he is Al Pacino. The actor has been dating Argentinian actress Lucila Sola, who happens to be 40 years his junior, for about one year now. Talk about having mojo.
    Source via Hello Magazine
  • Donald Trump and Melania Trump 9 of 11
    Donald Trump and Melania Trump
    With a 28-year age difference between them, Donald Trump and former model Melania Trump (née Knauss) are stronger than ever before. The Donald fell in love with the Slovenian beauty at a fashion show in 1999 and proposed to her five years later in 2004. The two have a son, 5-year-old Barron, together, and split their time between New York City and West Palm Beach.
    Source via New York Times
  • Madonna and Brahim Zaibat 10 of 11
    Madonna and Brahim Zaibat
    She might be known as the Queen of Pop, but she's also Hollywood's leading cougar. After splitting up with Brazilian model Jesus de Luz (who was just 23 when they were dating!), Madonna has been seeing back-up dancer Brahim Zaibat, who happens to be half her age. There's also been talk that he wants to be the next Mr. Madonna, as he is reportedly set to propose to the chart-topper sometime this year.
    Source via People
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt 11 of 11
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
    Anyone who has ever picked up a People, Us Weekly, or In Touch magazine at least once in their lifetime pretty much knows the story of how Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt famously met and fell in love on the set of their first movie together, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." Seven years and six years later the couple is still going strong despite their 12-year age difference. (I'm sorry but I just refuse to believe that Brad is turning 50 soon!)
    Source via Fox News

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com, PRPhotos.com

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