Hollywood women dating older men
Is this part of a larger trend of older women marrying younger men?
What the statistics say According to an analysis of 2000-2012 data from American Community Survey, conducted by the Austin Institute, only about 20 percent of men married since 2000 have been younger than their wives compared to the 68 percent of men who have been older than their partners.
However many think that Allison looks better now (swipe left) than she did back in 1995 when she was 35 (swipe right) Better than ever: Kylie Minogue is 19 years older than her fiancé, actor Joshua Sasse, 28, but she looks no less stunning these days at the age of 47 (swipe left) than she did back in 1997 (swipe right) when she was 28 Her 'happiest' marriage: Perhaps the greatest age gap goes to Joan Collins, 82, and her fifth husband, 'soulmate' Percy Gibson, 50, whom she has a whopping 32 years on.
But age really is just a number for Dynasty star Joan who has barely aged a bit since 1983 (swipe right), when she was 50 and her husband was just 18.
It was also the year that the then-49-year-old Jim Carrey found himself so intoxicated by Stone that he put out a You Tube video fantasizing about a potential sex life with her that would eventually produce "chubby little freckle-faced kids." People recoiled from Carrey's proposal at the time, but maybe he was onto something: Aside from the Spider-Man franchise that paired her with real-life beau Andrew Garfield (who's only five years older), Stone has since spent her tenure on the A-list beaming at men old enough to be her father, including Gangster Squad's Sean Penn (54 at the time of release), and Colin Firth (53) in the comedy Magic in the Moonlight, from noted May-December advocate Woody Allen.
Last winter, she wooed the impotent Edward Norton (45) in Birdman, and a few weeks ago, she squired the similarly flaccid Joaquin Phoenix (40) in Woody Allen's Irrational Man, which played at Cannes.
2011 was a breakout year for Emma Stone, who spent that annum filming The Amazing Spider-Man and topping the box office with her twofer of Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help.
There is still a social taboo for an older woman to take a younger lover, but we see that working itself our within the next few years with stars like Demi Moore and wives like Deborra-Lee Furness coming into the fold with their much younger husbands (and ex-husbands).
Nothing in Hollywood is done the traditional way, so why make this any different?
Of course, relationships between older women and younger men have always been around, Macleod said.
“I think a lot of them just flew under the radar,” she explained.