Our Top May-December Romances
We can’t say we’re shocked to hear the news that 53-year-old Doug Hutchison and 19-year-old wife Courtney Stodden are calling it quits. Stodden has found her independence and sources say, “Doug is getting left behind.”
We couldn’t help but reminisce of past celebrity relationships with wide age gaps. Below, we take at look at some of Hollywood’s most famous May-December duos.
Joan Collins and Percy Gibson
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen are undoubtedly one of the most scandalous pairings in Hollywood. Not only is there a 37-year age gap, but Previn started out as Allen’s step-adopted daughter, yes you heard that right. The couple rocked the tabloids when their relationship was first revealed, but almost 15 years later, they remain together, outlasting most Hollywood relationships.
Faith and Lee Majors
Tony Randall and Heather Harlan
Tony Bennett and Susan Crow
In the late 1980s, singing legend Tony Bennett entered into a long-term romantic relationship with Susan Crow, a former New York City schoolteacher . On June 21, 2007 after 20 years together, the 80-year-old singing legend proved it’s never too late to fall in love, marrying his longtime girlfriend Crow, 40, in New York City during a private ceremony. This is the third marriage for Bennett and the first for Crow.
Wendi Deng and Rupert Murdoch
A statuesque 6-foot, champion volleyball player, Wendi Deng, 29, met Rupert Murdoch, 67, in 1998 when she was an intern in Hong Kong at one of his many media properties. A year later, Murdoch tied the knot with his much younger third wife aboard a yacht just 17 days after a divorce. They have two daughters and have been described as a couple bound together by their love of business. Wendi became an international sensation when, with lighting-fast reflexes, she leapt out of her chair and right-hand slapped a protestor aiming to throw a shaving cream “pie” at her husband Rupert Murdoch.
Tony Curtis and Jill Vandenberg
When ‘Some Like It Hot’ movie star Tony Curtis married his fifth and last wife, Jill Vandenberg Curtis, in 1998, she was 45 years his junior. Apparently proud of his success with women, he once reportedly remarked: “I wouldn’t be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife”. “The age gap doesn’t bother us. We laugh a lot. My body is functioning and everything is good. She’s the sexiest woman I’ve ever known. We don’t think about time. I don’t use Viagra either. There are 50 ways to please your lover.” Tony Curtis died from cardiac arrest in 2010 at aged 85.