Age gaps really don't matter to these loved-up celebs

Sean Penn and Leila George (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Sean Penn and Leila George (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

When it comes to falling in love, age really is nothing but a number.

Take Sean Penn. The Oscar-winner, who turns 60 this month, has just tied the knot with his girlfriend, Leila George, who at 28 is just one year younger than his daughter, Dylan Frances.

But the star, who has been married twice before (first to singer Madonna from 1985 to 1989 and then to actress Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010), doesn’t give two hoots.

He gushed about his “Covid wedding” on Monday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers saying they only had a few guests. They included his kids, Dylan and Hopper Jack (26), one of Leila’s brothers and “the country commissioner on Zoom”, who married them.

After Meyers pointed out such a small wedding sounded like a lot less stress, Sean, who is known for being a rather difficult character, quipped, “Let’s say there are socially liberating factors under Covid.”

Rumours of their nuptials swirled over the weekend when they were spotted wearing gold rings before Sean confirmed the news.

He and Leila, an aspiring actress, have been dating since 2016. She’s the daughter of Hollywood actors Vincent D’Onofrio and Greta Scacchi.

Let’s take a look at six other couples who share large age gaps.

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& At 70, Canadian record producer and composer David Foster is 31 years older than his wife, US singer/actress, Katherine McPhee, who he wed last year. The former American Idol contestant is 36.
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& You’d never say it given his youthful good looks but at 59 Hollywood and producer George Clooney is 17 years older than his wife, legal eagle Amal Clooney (42).
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& Turns out Wolverine star Hugh Jackman is a toy-boy! At 64 his wife, Deborra Lee-Furness, is 13 years older than him but he says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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& They celebrate their birthdays on the same day but there are 25 years separating Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas (75) and his Welsh actress wife, Catherine Zeta Jones (50).
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& Rocky star Sylvester Stallone (74) and his model wife, Jennifer Flavin (51), share an age gap of 22 years.
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& At 78, Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford is 23 years older than his wife, Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart (55), who says his “humour” is what attracts her.


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