Monday, September 25, 2006

List of Marriages and Relationships

Martha Raye, 34 years older than husband Mark Harris. She was 75, and he was 41 when they married on September 25, 1991. The marriage ended with her death on in 1994. This was her seventh marriage. Her shortest marriage lasted less than a year, and her longest lasted for 11 years.

Joan and Percy

Joan Collins, 32 years older than husband Percy Gibson. They married when she was 69 and he was 37. Here's Joan on women married to younger men: "More and more bright, intelligent, and attractive women are marrying and having relationships with men who are 10, 20, and even 30 years their junior. Many of them say they've never been happier, and I have to say, I agree."
Linda Hogan and Charlie Hill

Linda Hogan, 48 (the soon-to-be ex-wife of American Gladiator host Hulk Hogan), is 29 years older than her 19-year-old boyfriend Charlie Hill, who she has been dating for around six months.

Ayn Rand, 25 years older than Nathaniel Branden. They never married.

Vivienne and her husband, Andreas

Vivienne Westwood, 25 years older than her husband, Andreas Kronthaler. She was 52 when she married her 27-year-old groom in secret in 1992. He had been a fashion student when they met five years before, and she was reportedly so impressed by his design skills that she hired him on the spot.

Ivana and Rossano

Ivana Zelnicek Winklemayr Trump Mazzuchelli, age 59, 23 years older than Rossano Rubicondi, her husband, an Italian entrepreneur. They got married on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at a million dollar wedding at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida after a six year courtship.

The wedding–Ivana's fourth–was said to include 25 bridesmaids, a 12 foot-tall cake carved from chocolate by German pastry chefs and a 25-piece orchestra flown in from Paris.

Among the 300 guests were Ivana's ex-husband Donald Trump and his 37-year-old third wife, Melania; Ivana and Donald's three children; singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka; Janice Combs, mother of music mogul P. Diddy; actress Brigitte Neilsen, the ex-wife of Sylvester Stallone; David Koch, the seventh-richest man in the United States; Kathy and Rick Hilton, the parents of Paris; and sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Ivana announced in December 2008 that she and her new husband were splitting up. "Rossano wants to live in Miami and work in Milan," Trump said. "But, I am a New Yorker and my family, friends and businesses are here. As the beautiful song says, `Que sera sera!'"

Barbara and Naveen

Barbara Hershey, 21 years older than Naveen Andrews. Living together in committed relationship as of 2006.

Mary Kay and Vili

Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau, 21 years older than husband Vili Fualaau. Teacher Mary Kay was convicted and served seven years in prison for "second-degree child rape" of her then 13-year-old student. She was released in 2004 and married Fualaau in May 2005. They have two daughters. She also has four children from her previous marriage.

Norma Shearer, 20 years older than her second husband, Sun Valley ski instructor Martin Arrouge, who she married in 1942 after being widowed in 1936 by her first husband, producer Irving Thalberg. Norma and Martin were married for 41 years until she died in 1983.

Elizabeth Taylor, 20 years older than husband Larry Fortensky. They married in October 1991 and divorced five years later.

María Félix, 20 years older than and Antoine Tzapoff. She was a Mexican diva, he is a French plastic artist. She died in 2002.

Arlene Dahl and husband Marc Rosen
Arlene Dahl, 19 years older than her husband, Marc Rosen. Marc is her sixth husband, and they have been married since 1984. Arlene, an actress, was born in 1928 and Marc, a producer, was born in 1947.

Francesca Annis, 18 years older than Ralph Fiennes
. Fiennes had been married to "ER" star Alex Kingston at the time he met Francesca, while Annis had three children with photographer Patrick Wiseman. They met when she played his mother in a London stage production of Hamlet. They decided to separate after Ralph allegedly had an affair with a young singer in February 2006.

Dinah Shore, 20 years older than Burt Reynolds. Dinah was one of the most popular singers in the US in the 1940s and 1950s and eventually had her own TV show. She had a long relationship with Burt.

Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Levine

Mary Tyler Moore, 18 years older than husband Dr. Robert Levine.

Anna Gordy, 18 years older than husband Marvin Gaye. They divorced in 1978.

Diana Hyland 18 years older than John Travolta. They were together for a year until she died in his arms at the age of 41.

Cher, 17 years older than Rob Camiletti. Their relationship broke up and didn't result in marriage.

Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin (center)

Ruth Gordon, 16 years older than husband Garson Kanin.

Estelle Parsons, 16 years older than husband Peter Zimroth. They adopted a son in 1983.

Geena Davis and Reza Jarrahy

Geena Davis, 15 years older than her husband, Dr. Reza Jarrahy. They have three children.

Demi Moore, 15 years older than her husband, Ashton Kutcher. They married in 2005. She has three daughters from her previous marriage.

Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus
Mira Sorvino, 14 years older than her husband, Christopher Backus. They married in 2002, and she had a child a few months later.

Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak

Jennifer Tilly, 14 years older than her boyfriend, Phil Laak. They met at a charity poker tournament in 2003. Jennifer, an actress, was born in Sept. 1958. Phil was born in September 1972. They both win poker tournaments.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey, 12 years older than husband, Nick Cannon. The singer married the actor in May 2008.

Susan Sarandon, 12 years older than her longtime partner, Tim Robbins. They have two children together. She announced in late 2009 that they had separated in the summer of 2009 after 23 years together. There were then rumors that she had a new boyfriend, Jonathan Bricklin, age 31, 32 years younger than her. She's an investor in Bricklin's Manhattan ping pong Bar. She denied the rumors.

Julianne and Bart
Julianne Moore, 11 years older than her third husband, Bart Freundlich. They have two children together.

Naomi Watts, 11 years older than Heath Ledger. Their relationship did not lead to marriage.

Lisa and Roey

Lisa Loeb, 10 years older than Roey Hershkovitz.
Lisa, 40, a singer and songwriter, and her husband, age 30, the music coordinator on “Late Night with Conan O'Brien”were married Saturday evening, January 31, 2009 at Brasserie 8 ½, a restaurant in New York City. Rabbi Andy Bachman officiated. Lisa had her own reality show on cable TV a few years earlier, called "Number One Single," in which she was looking for the right guy to marry.

George Reeves and Toni Mannix
Toni Mannix, 10 years older than George Reeves. Both were married to other people when they began their long affair. Controversy still surrounds the cause of George's death, as portrayed in the 2006 movie Hollywoodland.

Madonna, 10 years older than her husband, Guy Ritchie. They have a son together, Rocco, and also her daughter, Lola, from a previous relationship. And they adopted a young boy from Africa named David Banda. They divorced in January 2009.

Liu Guojiang and Xu Chaoqin
Xu Chaoqin and her 10-year-younger husband, Liu Guojiang. (See details under "news items.")

Halle Berry, 9 years older than boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey. She met Aubry, 31, while shooting a Versace ad in November 2005. " The twice-divorced actress said in March 2007: "After my last relationship [with actor Michael Ealy] broke up I was feeling like, well, it wasn't that I didn't want to be in a relationship, it's just that I thought it would be okay to be on my own. But he was disarmingly sweet and caring and different. In the past I've been attracted to big personalities. Gabriel was shy. He hardly talked to me at first." But that just made him more appealing. "I had to work at this a little," she says. "It wasn't a slam dunk; it wasn't the guy just showering affection on me. It made it more interesting. We were equally matched – put it that way."

Sheryl Crow, 9 years older than Lance Armstrong. They were engaged but broke up before getting married.
Cameron and Justin
Cameron Diaz, 9 years older than Justin Timberlake. They split up in 2007 after dating for more than four years.

Vanessa Redgrave, 9 years older than Timothy Dalton. The relationship did not lead to marriage.

Linda Evans, 8 years older than Yanni, who she dated for 9 years until they broke up.

Anne Hathaway, 8 years older than William Shakespeare. They married when she was 26 and he was 18.

Nancy Grace, 7 years older than Atlanta Investment banker David E. Linch, who news reports say is 41. She and Linch met in Mercer College many years ago and stayed in touch over the years. When she was much younger, Nancy lost her first fiance through violent crime. She went on to become a prosecutor and TV news show anchor as a victim's rights advocate. Nancy and David for married in April 2007 and Nancy gave birth to twins in late 2007. Their names are John and Lucy.

Yoko Ono, 7 years older than John Lennon. They were married and had one son, Sean. The marriage ended when John was murdered.

Gloria Steinem and David Bale

Gloria Steinem, 7 years older than husband, David Bale. Gloria, a writer and a spearhead of the feminist movement, married him in the year 2000, when she was 66; she had never been married before. The marriage ended with David's death on Dec. 30, 2003. Gloria, the co-founder of Ms. magazine, said about David in a press statement, "He had the greatest heart of anyone I've ever known."

Eva Longoria, 7 years older than Tony Parker. They met in 2004 and have been an item since. Eva told People Magazine, "There's no way in the world I would rather be single." "I've said the only reason Tony and I are going to stay together forever is because we're too lazy to look for someone else." Their European wedding is set for July 7, 2007.

Owen and Sheryl
Sheryl Crow, 6 years older than Owen Wilson. They dated for two years and then broke up.

Lucille Ball, 6 years older than Desi Arnaz. They married in 1940 and divorced on May 4, 1960. They had two children, Lucie and Desi, Jr.

Janet Jackson, 6 years older than her long-term boyfriend Jermaine Dupri.

Tom Cruise, 6 years younger than his then-wife, Mimi Rogers.


Anonymous said...

You forgot about Whitney Huston, and her younger man.

Maybe it's a good trend.

Anonymous said...

I realy needed this list....i am 63 and have really cliked with someone 14yrs younger then me. We some how think this is not appropriate.....but maybe I should go for it.

DrRCRout said...

It is physiologically good.

GangaMaipaRegularFucker said...

My partner GT and GM were 35 and 28 years older to me.

roderick nonong narvaez said...

Cheryn aton Sylvester 39. 9 years older of her husband roderick nonong narvaez. Married at lapu lap cebu Philippine in a good relationship for 1 year. And now in a success happy married life.

spambrando said...

Go for it Anonymous. If you DON'T take the chance, you'll wonder for the rest of your life, "What if?". Even IF it doesn't work out, why not give it a chance? Give yourself a chance. I'm 60 - I like them at least 5-10 years younger. Men my age seem to only want to fish or watch TV these days, lol.