Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have a surprising age difference, but it's far from unusual to see an older woman in Hollywood married to a younger man. We never would have guessed how much older Elsa Pataky is than Chris Hemsworth or the significant disparity between Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon!
1. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Ginnifer Goodwin, 35, is four years older than her soon-to-be hubby Josh Dallas, 31. The two made their romance public in 2012, and in October of this year announced their engagement. The couple also recently announced that they are expecting their first child.
2. Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
This couple, made in indie-hipster-heaven, makes the list because Carey Mulligan, 28 is actually 1 year and 8 months older than Marcus Mumford, 26. Not a huge age gap by any means but we love how they got together. The two started dating when they reconnected as adults after being pen pals as children. They married in April of 2012.
3. Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth
We were shocked to find out that Elsa Pataky, 37, is seven years old than her husband Chris Hemsworth, 30. The duo met in 2010 and were married later that year over the Christmas holidays. Just two years later in 2012 the couple welcomed their first child, India Rose, and have recently announced that they are expecting baby number two sometime next year.
4. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon, 33, was born in 1980 and though sources differ about the year Mariah Carey was born, either 1969 or 1970, that makes her roughly 10 years older than her husband. The two were married in 2008 during a secret ceremony after dating for only six weeks. Three years later in April 2011 Carey gave birth to fraternal twins, daughter Monroe Cannon and son Moroccan Scott Cannon, or "Roc and Roe" as the couple likes to refer to Dem Babies.
5. Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich
"We have a very solid family life, and it is the most satisfying thing I have ever done," Julianne Moore said of her family during an interview with Harper's Bazaar in 2012. Moore, 53, has two children with her film director husband Bart Freundlich, 43. The couple married after having both of their children in 2003.
6. Nancy Juvonen and Jimmy Fallon
You may not have heard of film producer Nancy Juvonen, but you've definitely heard of her husband, late-night talk-show host Jimmy Fallon. Juvonen, 46, is seven years older than Fallon, 39. The couple has been married since 2007, and in July 2013 Fallon was proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Winnie Rose, that the couple conceived with the help of a surrogate.
7. Tilda Swinton and Sandro Copp
53-year-old Tilda Swinton has been dating boyfriend Sandro Kopp, 35, since 2004. That's nearly a 20 year age difference for the couple! Despite the huge age difference the two seem to be going strong.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
You probably didn't realize that Gwyneth Paltrow is five years older than hubby Chris Martin. Paltrow, 41, dated both Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck before marrying Martin, 36. The couple met in 2002, and married just over a year later. The couple has two children, a daughter named Apple, and a son, Moses.
Is it because the women in Hollywood never age? Maybe. But either way, we'd like to know their secret!