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

Joan Collins made headlines when she started dating Percy Gibson, a theatre company manager 32 years her junior. The couple walked down the aisle in 2002 shortly after meeting and renewed their vows once again in 2009. Although many still find the three-decade age gap shocking, the couple insist they have found a soul mate in one another. The actress is so confident in their love that she turned down Gibson’s suggestion of a prenup even though she is worth an estimated $7.5 million. Now if that’s not true love, we don’t know what is.

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

After three failed marriages, Lee Majors was ready to throw in the towel on love, that is until he met wife Faith in 1995 who is a mere 35 years his junior. According to Lee, Faith became his rock and brought him back to life following a rough period in his personal life in the 90’s. The couple later married in 2002 and continue to trod along the happy trail.

Tony Randall and Heather Harlan

She was a 20-year-old understudy at his theatre company; he was a comedic legend 50 years her senior when they met. Heather Harlan, Tony Randall’s second wife, was born in 1970, the same year Randall became famous for his role as the fastidious Felix Unger from the TV show ‘The Odd Couple’. Twenty-five years later in 1995, Harlan married the 75-year-old Randall. At 77, he became a first-time father and welcomed his second child three years later. Randall died in 2004 at the age of 84, about six months before he and Harlan could celebrate their ninth anniversary.

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.