You know the old saying, age is just a number? Well, it turns out that motto’s a favorite for many men in Hollywood. When it comes to the red carpet, it’s not uncommon to see guys that have at least a decade or two on their female partners. While women get flack for shacking up with guys many years their junior, (Kate Beckinsale, anyone?) men continuously get praised for dating younger women. Here are all the men in Hollywood who have married women so young, they could be their daughters.
1. Clint Eastwood and Dina Eastwood
One of the couples with an age gap that lasted the longest, these two almost made it two decades before divorcing. After getting married in 1996, they managed to stay out of the spotlight, but it seems as though their 35-year age difference was too much in the end, as a difference in values caused the split. Oh, and the fact that he was not happy about her reality show, “Mrs. Eastwood and Company.”
2. Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden
This relationship is pretty creepy once you realize that Stodden was married off to Doug Hutchison, age 51, when she was just 16 years old. This, combined with her affinity for plastic surgery, landing her roles on shows like “Couples Therapy” and “Celebrity Big Brother.” Today, she and her family admit that it was a terrible mistake and Stodden now stands up for young girls who were victimized like herself. Still, she lost six years to this marriage!
3. Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
Steve Martin and former “New Yorker” writer Anne Stringfield wed in a private ceremony in 2007 and have been happily married ever since. Although Anne is 26 years younger than Martin, they truly seem to be happily in love. At the age of 67, Martin became a first-time dad. At the time, Anne was 41.