While the West has “cougars”, Vietnam has “old lady planes”. The dubious term is derived from, of all places, the Cessna L-19 observation aircraft that the US Army used during the Vietnam war. And in relationships between older women and younger men, the younger partners would be dubbed “pilots”. Despite the lingering presence of such old-fashioned – and, uh, can we say insulting? – nicknames, relationships between older female celebrities and their younger male counterparts are slowly becoming more common . (And, let’s be real, older women can often be quite the catch – not despite their age, but because of it !) In Vietnam, such relationships might still attract odd looks, but some couples have decided to ignore the haters and stay true to their hearts. So just who are these famous celebrity couples with over a decade’s age difference between them? The 7 richest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills of all time Le Quyen and Lam Bao Chau: 12 year age gap Fans follow 40-year-old queen of Vietnamese bolero music Le Quyen, and 28-year-old model and actor Lam Bao Chau’s every movement on social media. The celebrity duo frequently shares romantic photos and earlier this year, according to Kenh 14, Le Quyen commented on her relationship on her Facebook profile, saying, “We are private, not secret. Cheers!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ca sĩ Lệ Quyên (@lequyensinger) Le Quyen met Lam, a new face in the entertainment industry, over a year ago when they appeared in a TV commercial together, according to VietnamNet . As Le Quyen was in the middle of a divorce then, the timing of her relationship with Lam lead many to question whether he was the reason for her split. But according to News Beezer, her 10-year-long marriage showed some cracks long before Lam entered the picture. While Le Quyen received a lot of support from her fans, News Beezer also reported that she got comments mocking her for looking like a “mum” next to her boyfriend. However, the singer quickly shut the haters down by calling them “children” in a Facebook post, according to Kenh 14. Now, the couple often appears hand in hand at events and have shared photos that reveal they live with each other, according to Kenh 14. Recently, a photo series featuring the pair in traditional attire began circulating online on sites such as Newsfounded. Le Quyen reposted one of the photos, asking Lam for a ring in the post, to which he replied, “You’ve already worn it.” Will we be hearing wedding bells soon? Which A-listers are Instagram’s biggest earners of 2021? Truong Ngoc Anh and Anh Dung: 14 year age gap After over two years of relationship rumours, 45-year-old model-turned-actress Truong Ngoc Anh and Anh Dung, 31-year-old star of popular local TV series Living with Mother-in-Law, finally made it official this year. Last month, Truong was even rumoured to be pregnant due to some photos that surfaced online, but she denied it, according to News Beezer. They ran into each other many times through mutual friends, but started to appear together more frequently in 2019 – especially at the 14th Seoul International Drama Awards, where Truong was awarded the Asian Star Prize for her contributions to both domestic and international films, according to Thanh Nien . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Truong Ngoc Anh (@truongngocanh_official) Although they denied their relationship several times in the past, they were seen together at events and holidays with Trương’s mother and her daughter with ex-husband Tran Bao Son. Truong used to say that she would only confirm her relationship status when she was sure of the relationship, according to Kenh 14. This is not the first time that Truong has dated a younger man. She also went out with actor Kim Ly, who is seven years her junior. The pair also played lovers on screen, but broke up after two years of dating. Last year, Ly got married to model-turned-singer Ho Ngoc Ha. The Posh and Becks of Vietnam? Meet footballer Lê Công Vinh and singer Thủy Tiên Ngo Thanh Van and Huy Tran: 11 year age gap Norwegian-Vietnamese actress, singer and model Ngo Thanh Van, also known as Veronica Ngo, is one of the most successful women in Vietnam’s entertainment industry. Though the 41-year-old has never been in an official relationship, she has been linked to several celebrities such as Vietnamese-American actor Johnny Tri Nguyen, Australian-Vietnamese actor Petey Nguyen and American director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, according to Kenh 14. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🅗🅤🅨 🅣🅡🅐🅝 (@huy.trn) The Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Old Guard actress drove fans crazy when she continuously posted on social media, calling someone “sweetheart” in German. She also posted photos showing half the face of a mysterious man, and also a hand-holding photo showing tattoos – and that was enough to for fans to recognise her rumoured partner Huy Tran, a Vietnamese-German model, CEO of a fashion company and owner of a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, according to Sao Star . Last month, Ngo posted a photo of Huy doing housework in her home in Norway, according to Sao Star . Diamonds for a Bollywood princess: 5 ways Aishwarya Rai flashes her wealth My Tam and Mai Tai Phen: 10 year age gap Will life imitate art for 40-year-old singer My Tam and 30-year-old actor Mai Tai Phen? After they played a couple in Chi Tro Ly Cua Anh ( My Female Partner ) in 2019, the pair ended up spending a lot of time together, sparking rumours that their on screen romance had become a real-life one too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mai Tài Phến (@maitaiphenofficial) What’s more, they were often spotted dressing in the same colours and styles, going to the cinema together, sharing a blanket on a plane, and even having dinner with My’s family, according to Kenh 14. However, when some reports suggested that My confirmed her relationship with Mai earlier this year, she wrote on her Facebook that love was the last thing in her life that she wanted to make public, and that she would make an official announcement if she got married one day, according to Thanh Nien . Later, the pair were seen hanging out with friends, per Kenh 14, so fans still believe that there might be something between them. But for now it’s all just rumour … What has the Crazy Rich Asians cast been up to? Cat Phuong and Kieu Minh Tuan: 18 year age gap After performing together in the play Canh Dong Bat Tan ( The Floating Lives ) in 2009, then-39-year-old actress and comedian Cat Phuong asked then-21-year-old Kieu Minh Tuan to collaborate with her in other shows, according to Tien Phong . Some believe that’s when their romance started, but they kept their relationship secret for years because Kieu did not want people to comment that he was only involved with Cat to benefit from her fame. He revealed to local media that he would only make the relationship public after he had gained a more solid footing in the industry. Crazy rich Asian weddings of Vietnam – but who married who? And he kept his word. In 2017, when his first movie, Em Chua 18 (Jailbait) , was released, he formally announced the relationship after eight years together. (Cat is currently 51 while Kieu is 33.) Although they are happy now, Cat said she thought about breaking up several times due to public mockery, especially after reports that Kieru had an affair with his co-actress An Nguy in 2018, according to Thanh Nien . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kiều Minh Tuấn (@kieuminhtuan262) Last year, when they were asked about whether they planned to get married and have children in The Real Vietnam show, Kieu said he already had a son named Bom, referring to Cat’s son with her ex-husband. Cat, meanwhile, revealed that they had already legally gotten married, and may have a proper wedding ceremony after 10 more years. Their love story grabbed plenty of attention, as it wasn’t the first time Cat dated a younger man. Her ex-husband, famous comedian Thai Hoa, is four years younger than her. After four years of dating, they got married – and then divorced only a week after the wedding. Perhaps that’s why she’s happy to take things slow with Kieu … Want more stories like this? 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