The Hollywood Age Gaps

As Aaliyah so famously put it back in the '90s, "Age ain't nothing but a number." Particularly when fame and power are involved. Big age gaps are no big thing when it comes to Hollywood romance. See which stars have bridged their age gaps with true love and big bank accounts.

James Wood and Ashely Madison: 39 Years Apart

Twice-married method actor James Woods has been dating Ashley Madison, 39 years his junior, since 2006. She even appeared as his girlfriend on an episode of Entourage during their first year together. Woods had previously been linked to Brooke Burns (23 years younger) and Nadia Bjorlin (25 years younger).

Catherine-Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas: 25 Years Apart

Michael Douglas was still technically married to his wife of 22 years, Diandra, when he began dating actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 25 years his junior. Zeta-Jones was used to dating older men. She told Details in 1999, "I've never dated anybody the same age as me. I think it's because I love the knowledge older men have."

Calvin Klein and Nick Gruber: 46 Years Apart

In 2010, fashion designer Calvin Klein began hitting New York's most exclusive social functions with a young man named Nick Gruber, who was not yet old enough to drink legally in the United States. Gruber, who was once a gay porn actor, drew the likes of Anna Wintour and Donna Karan to his birthday bash. In 2012, it was reported that the two were "taking a break."

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart: 18 Years Apart

Shortly after Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced their divorce, the artist formerly known as J-Lo was seen snuggling up to beefy backup dancer Casper Smart, who was born nearly two decades after she. Smart spends time with Jennifer's kids and has access to her Bentley. It's love! Ex Marc was then spotted with 24-year-old model Shannon De Lima. Hmmph!

Ellen Barkin and Sam Levinson: 31 Years Apart

Ellen Barkin will neither confirm nor deny her relationship with Sam Levinson, the writer and director of Another Happy Day and the son of director Barry Levinson. But she was once overheard saying they'll be together "until they roll me out in a wheelchair."

Al Pacino and Lucila Sola: 40 Years Apart

We're not sure why Al Pacino doesn't look happier in this picture, considering he has an Argentine actress 40 years younger than he on his arm. Maybe it's because he's wearing a sweatband, or maybe it's because he tanned a little too hard. Either way, he should consider himself lucky to be that close to Lucila Sola.

Madonna and Brahim Zaibat: 29 Years Apart

Madonna's been cavorting around the globe with dancer Brahim Zaibat, who is just under half her age. Madonna, who was previously linked to model Jesus Luz (28 years younger), testily responded to a question about her dating preferences with, "You know, I didn't, like, write down on a piece of paper 'I'm now going to have a relationship with a younger man.'"

Amber Tambly and David Cross: 19 Years Apart

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Amber Tamblyn and comedian David Cross seemed like a bit of an odd couple when they were first romantically linked in 2008, but odd couples often work: In 2011, the happy couple announced their engagement.

Dominic Purcell and AnnaLynne McCord: 17 Years Apart

Dominic Purcell and AnnaLynne McCord make kind of a strange couple not because of their 17-year age difference, but because they do things like have Purcell's daughter take pictures of them in extremely provocative poses on the beach. Yes, they do that.

Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden: 34 Year Apart

In 2011, character actor Doug Hutchinson announced his union with alleged child bride Courtney Stodden, who was 16 when they wed (her mom approved). She's since proved a colorful character who enjoys jogging in Lucite heels and hitting pumpkin patches in Daisy Dukes. We're still not sure if she's just an elaborate prank.

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas: 26 Years Apart

In 2011, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin started dating much younger yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. He also began shedding weight, leading younger brother Stephen to remark, "When you're looking good it's because you're feeling good, so kudos to Hilaria."

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: 22 Years Apart

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford were married in 2010 after several years of courtship. Apparently Ford doesn't mind being teased about their age gap, as Calista once revealed: "I like to tease him about it. I use it against him. He's lived a very long time, you know. He knows everything. I say, 'Yes honey, you're very old, we know that.'"

Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick: 32 Years Apart

Musician Billy Joel, who was once married to Christie Brinkley (five years younger) and Katie Lee (32 years younger), is currently dating a woman named Alexis Roderick, who reportedly works as a Senior Risk Officer at Morgan Stanley. The two spend a lot of time in the Hamptons.

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts: 27 Years Apart

David Hasselhoff is often spotted in the company of a pretty blonde named Hayley Roberts, who was born just 27 years after her ex-Baywatch star boyfriend. Roberts' mom says her daughter has rejected five marriage proposals from the Hoff because she's too young to walk down the aisle... with him.

Katie Holmes and Tome Cruise: 16 Years Apart

There were a lot of reasons why people were a little weirded out when Tom Cruise started dating Katie Holmes, including couch-jumping and Scientology. But their age difference—16 years—is really no big thing. Holmes has said she knew she wanted to marry Cruise when she was a little girl.

Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor Wood: 24 Years Apart

In 2008, visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood began work on her directorial debut Nowhere Boy, a biopic about John Lennon's childhood. She ended up falling in love with the film's young star, Aaron Johnson, who is best known for his starring role in Kick-Ass. By the following year, Taylor-Wood and Johnson were engaged.

Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim: 20 Years Apart

Nicolas Cage met his third and current wife, Alice Kim, when she was too young to drink legally but old enough to wait tables at an upscale sushi joint. They were married in 2004, and have a son, Kal-El.

Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh: 26 Years Apart

Kelsey Grammer had married a dance instructor, a stripper, and a former Playboy model before taking his fourth wife, former flight attendant Kayte Walsh, in 2011. Walsh has held her own in passive aggressive spats with Grammer's most recent ex-wife, Camille.

Mickey Rourke and Anastassija Makarenko: 33 Years Apart

The tall, willowy blonde frequently spotted on Mickey Rourke's shoulder is Anastassija Makarenko, a Russian model he's called "a gift from heaven." Rourke says he'll probably never walk down the aisle a third time, despite gushing, "I wouldn't trade her in for 20 Academy Awards."

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming: 23 Years Apart

Bruce Willis wed model Emma Heming in 2009, exchanging vows in front of his ex-wife, Demi Moore, and her then-husband Ashton Kutcher. In 2011, Willis and Heming announced they were expecting their first child together. Rumor was they met while casting the movie Perfect Strangers, but Willis says she caught his eye at Gunnar Peterson's gym in Los Angeles.

Linda Hogan and Charlie  Hill: 29 Years Apart (what trash)

In 2008, soon after Linda Hogan split from her pro wrestler husband Hulk Hogan, she began dating Charlie Hill, who was a classmate of her daughter Brooke's. Not awkward at all! Despite a 2009 proposal, this May-December relationship has had its problems, as Hogan and Hill agreed to appear on the VH1 reality show Couples Therapy.

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster: 26 Years Apart

In 2007, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" singer Rod Stewart wed Penny Lancaster, a British lingerie model who towers several inches above him. Stewart has a thing for tall blondes: In 1990, he wed model Rachel Hunter, 24 years his junior, when she was just 21.

Edward James Olmos and Lymari Nadal: 31 Years Apart

Edward James Olmos has been married to Puerto Rican actress Lymari Nadal, most famous for her role in American Gangster, since 2002. Nadal is beautiful and brainy: She reportedly has a master's degree in Chemistry.

Celine Dion and René Aangélil: 26 Years Apart

Celine Dion first met her husband René Angélil when she was just 12 years old after impressing the music manager with a demo tape. Angélil mortgaged his home to fund Dion's first album, and eight years later, they fell in love. The two kept their relationship a secret until 1991, when they became engaged.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furnes: 13 Years Apart

Hugh Jackman wed actress Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996 after meeting on the set of the Australian television show Correlli. He was 28, she 41. Furness says she's used to dealing with her husband's obsessive fans: "Literally, they will push you out of the way," she once told the New York Post's Page Six.

Woody Allen and Soon-Yi: 35 Years Apart (I will be your father figure...)

Woody Allen was in a longterm relationship with actress Mia Farrow until 1992, when Farrow discovered nude photographs of adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn that her partner had taken (Previn was never adopted by Allen). Woody and Soon-Yi wed five years later. Allen shrugged off talk of scandal by stating "The heart wants what it wants."

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty: 21 Years Apart (love them together)

After Dick Tracy flopped and his relationship with Madonna came to an end, notorious ladies' man Warren Beatty fell in love with his Bugsy co-star Annette Bening. The two were wed after about a year together, with their 2-month-old daughter serving as the maid of honor.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: 12 Years Apart

Blockbuster couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are 12 years apart in age, although you wouldn't know it from the way they handle interviews. Jolie is all poise, while Brad seems to take himself a lot less seriously. Maybe we're just judging him by his beard, though.Blockbuster couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are 12 years apart in age, although you wouldn't know it from the way they handle interviews. Jolie is all poise, while Brad seems to take himself a lot less seriously. Maybe we're just judging him by his beard, though.

Beyonce and Jay Z: 12 Years Apart

Music's most successful couple has a 12-year age gap. Beyoncé is much younger than her rap mogul husband, Jay-Z, but she's shockingly driven—and can earn money at almost the same pace as he can.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: 11 Years Apart

The age difference between Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey isn't particularly great, but much has been made of their 11-year age gap since Mariah Carey was making hits long before her soulmate got his start on Nickelodeon.

Source what's your age limit ONTD? I think 15-20 years (younger or older) is about enough for me