Happy Couples With Huge Age Differences
For these famous couples, age is just a number. We take a look at happy music couples with big age gaps.
1. Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Shevell, 55 married McCartney, 72, in 2011, after being together since 2007. The pair have seemed incredibly happy ever since.
2. Adele and Simon Konecki
The ‘Someone Like You’ singer seems to have found her ‘one.’ The 26 year old star has a two year old son, Angelo, with 40 year partner Simon. Despite rumours in late 2014 that the pair had split up, Adele took to Twitter to declate “Simon & I are still very much together, don't believe what you readx." Picture: Rex
3. Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys
Wood’s 37-year old girlfriend has spoken in the past about their three-decade age difference (Wood is 67), saying of the gap “I know it’s there, and I wish it wasn’t, but it is. I think I had to say 'I can’t do this because of the age’, or I just had to let it go and take it all on board. At no point, years ago, did I say to myself: 'I think I’ll go out with someone twice my age’, but that is what has happened.”
4. Neil Diamond and Katie McNeil
Diamond, 74, and McNeil, 45, got married in 2012; it is Diamond’s third marriage but according to him is the ‘right one.’ Despite the 29-year age difference, he has said “I've finally found somebody who's up to the task of being my wife, because I'm very… high maintenance.”
5. Celine Dion and René Angélil
This staple couple got married in 1994, despite their 26-year age difference. Speaking in a past interview, Dion, 46, has said, “We had tension between us. It's never easy being husband and wife, but add to that we are in business together, dealing with all the added pressures of shows, concerts, tours, travelling. It was hard – a lot of hard work.” In 2014, Dion put her career on hold "indefinitely" in order to focus on her husband's declining health.
6. Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
At 73, Paul Simon is 25 years older than wife Edie Brickell (she’s 48). The pair were married in 1992 and have three children. Despite keeping a low profile during their relationship, they hit the headlines in 2014 after police responded to a call at their home where it was reported one of them pushed the other. Charges were eventually dropped.
7. Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart
There is a 26-year age gap between Stewart (70) and Lancaster (43) but that hasn’t been an issue. The pair got married in 2007 and have two children Their 26-year age difference didn’t get in the way of the long-time relationship between the rocker, 70, and the model, 43. The two married in 2007 after dating for several years and have two children together.