WENN Cookbook author and television host Padma Lakshmi was born in India but shuttled between her grandparents in her homeland and her mother in New York.
At the age of 30, she married famous novelist Salman Rushdie, a man 23 years her senior.
After snagging a role they shared on the 80’s sitcom “Full House” when they were barely able to talk, the twins stayed employed in the entertainment industry.
As they got older, they tried their best to shield themselves from the media.
They remained together until he passed away from brain cancer in 2011 at the age of 71; she’s now rumored to be dating Richard Gere.
WENN Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen grew up in the public eye.
Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.
Aaliyah sang “age ain’t nothing but a number” and these celebrity women took it to heart by falling for men much, much older than them.
WENN Some people have a preference when it comes to picking a mate and Kimora Lee Simmons is certainly one of them.
WENN Hayden Panattiere’s first big role was on a soap opera but she grabbed Tinsel Town’s attention as the indestructible cheerleader on the hit show “Heroes.” She also found herself in love with her co-star Milo Ventimiglia.
Their relationship sparked a controversy because she was just 17 at the time while he was almost 30.
After all, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”Source: Agnew CR and Lehmiller JJ.