It was indeed a different time back then where age gaps didn’t really matter. After all, age is just a number. However, numerous records from the past suggest that some A-listers took it way too for granted. Take a look at 15 eyebrow-arching celebrity relationship age gaps:
1. Joel Madden & Hilary Duff – 8 YEARS
Duff was only 16 while Madden was 24 when the pair got together. They dated for three years.
2. Rick Springfield & Linda Blair – 10 YEARS
The “Jessie’s Girl” singer was 25 years old when he began dating the 15-year-old The Exorcist star.
3. Dane Cook & Kelsi Taylor – 27 YEARS
Mother of all age gaps, this duo started dating when Kelsi was 18 and Cook was a successful 40something comedian
4. Don Johnson & Melanie Griffith – 8 YEARS
Johnson was 22 when he met 14-year-old Griffith on the set of the movie The Harrad Experiment, starring her mom and Johnson. The duo decided to move in together when Griffith was 15 and got married when she was turned 18.
5. Chad Michael Murray & Kenzie Dalton – 7 YEARS
The 24-year-old One Tree Hill star dated the show’s 17-year-old cheerleader extra and even asked her out while she was still in high school.
6. Steven Tyler & Julia Holcomb – 9 YEARS
Holcomb was a 16-year-old fan when she met Tyler backstage at an Aerosmith concert. When they started dating, Julia’s mother signed over guardianship to Tyler, where he was her legal guardian.
7. David Bowie & Lori Mattix – 11 YEARS
Mattix hadn’t even turned 15 when she met Bowie. She said that Bowie still wanted to take her to his hotel room.
8. Leonardo DiCaprio & Camila Morrone – 23 YEARS
Leo is known for not dating women over 25, and Morrone is no exception. When they met she was 20, less than their age gap. Consider that she was born in 1997, the year Titanic came out.
9. Jerry Seinfeld & Shoshanna Lonstein – 21 YEARS
Seinfeld was 38 when he met 17-year-old Lonstein. He asked her out in Central Park and dated for four years. Currently, his wife is only 17 years older than him
10. Fergie & Justin Timberlake – 7 YEARS
Before dating Britney Spears, the 16-year-old had a brief fling with 23-year-old Fergie. The duo even went to Hawaii together.
11. Elvis Presley & Priscilla Presley – 10 YEARS
Elvis met Priscilla when she was just 14 years old. They two got married when she was 21 years old. Priscilla had claimed that Elvis was eager to “mold” her into his ideal woman.
13. Wilmer Valderrama & Demi Lovato – 11 YEARS
Lovato and Valderrama met when she was only 17. They waited for a year before starting to date. Valderrama even dated Lindsay Lohan when she turned 18 as well.
14. Jerry Lee Lewis & Myra Gale Brown – 9 YEARS
Jerry Lee Lewis was 22-year-old when he married his first-removed cousin. She was ONLY 13 years old. When the press found out, it caused a major stir.
15. Jay-Z & Beyoncé – 12 YEARS
The duo claims to have met when Beyonce was 18. However, other accounts put her at around 16. They did not start dating until she was 19. Keep in mind 31-year-old Jay-Z was rap royalty, while Beyoncé was still Destiny’s Child Beyoncé. That being said, we’re still rooting for them.