9 male celebrities dating – or married to – older women, from Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde, and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari who just had an LA wedding

Meet these male celebrities married to older women, including Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Sam Asghari and Britney Spears, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Photos: @nickjonas, @samasghari, @benaffleckoficiall/Instagram

Romances with large age gaps are hardly unheard of in showbiz. And while some flames fizzle out after burning spectacularly hot, other celebrity couples end up settling down happily ever after. In fact, numerous celebrity men have found love with famous women several years their senior and ended up in long-term relationships, or even tying the knot … Here are just nine of them.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the Los Angeles special screening of Marry Me on February 8, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: FilmMagic

Affleck, 49, met Lopez, 52, while they were both filming the critically panned 2003 movie Gigli. They began dating in 2002 and became engaged later that same year, but officially announced their split in early 2004.

Following Affleck’s highly publicised divorce from Jennifer Garner, and Lopez’s break-up with Alex Rodriguez, the two rekindled their romance in 2021. Affleck proposed to Lopez for a second time earlier this year, and she accepted.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell arrive at the Shrine Auditorium for the 73rd annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, in 2001. Photo: Reuters

Hawn, 76, has two children with her ex, Bill Hudson – son Oliver, and daughter Kate. The Death Becomes Her star also shares one child, Wyatt, with the 71-year-old Russell.

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas got married in 2018. Photo: @priyankachopra/Instagram
The 29-year-old singer and 39-year-old actress made their first public appearance together in 2017, a year before they began dating. They married in December 2018 in multiple ceremonies and now have a child together.

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are seen in Soho on March 15, in London, England. Photo: GC Images

Following Wilde’s split from her long-time fiancé Jason Sudeikis in 2020, the filmmaker was spotted holding hands with Styles at a January 2021 wedding.

Since then, the 37-year-old Booksmart director and the 27-year-old singer have taken romantic trips together. They also worked together on Wilde’s upcoming thriller Don’t Worry Darling, starring Styles and Florence Pugh.

Sam Asghari and Britney Spears

Honoree Britney Spears, left, and Sam Asghari attend the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in April 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images for GLAAD/TNS
Asghari, 28, and Spears, 40, have been dating since they met on the set of Spears’ Slumber Party music video in 2016. The couple tied the knot at their Los Angeles home on June 9.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

A still from The Place Beyond the Pines directed by Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. Photo: Handout

Mendes is seven years older than her husband, who she first met while they were working together on the 2012 film The Place Beyond the Pines. The couple now has two children together.

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibition in May 2017, in New York. Photo: Invision/AP

The couple first met on the set of Furness’ Austrian TV show Correlli and later tied the knot in April 1996. Jackman, 53, and Furness, 66, share two children together: son Oscar, who’s 22, and 16-year-old daughter Ava.

Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson

Filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood and actor Aaron Taylor Johnson attend Rock4EB, Malibu, in September 2014, in Malibu, California. Photo: AFP

The couple have an age difference of 23 years and met through the 2009 film Nowhere Boy, which starred a then 18-year-old Aaron and was directed by Sam.


They tied the knot in 2012 (both changing their last names to Taylor-Johnson), and have two children together: Wylda Rae, born in 2010, and Romy Hero, born in 2012.

Aaron is now 32, and Sam is 55.

Tom Kaulitz and Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz. Photo: @heidiklum/Instagram
The Tokio Hotel guitarist, 32, and the model, 49, were first spotted together in March 2018. They later wed in Capri, Italy, in August 2019. Klum regularly shares moments from their relationship on Instagram.
This article originally appeared on Insider
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