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Don’t mind the (age) gap: Celebrities who are decades older than the ones they’re dating

By Brooke Villanueva Published Feb 08, 2023 5:57 pm

Do you believe that age is just a number? 

Dating someone who is much older or younger may be a no-no for some, but there are a lot of celebrities who are totally fine with it even if that means decades in age difference. For them, age doesn’t matter when it comes to matters of the heart. 

From Leonardo DiCaprio to Rico Blanco, here are some local and international personalities who are with much younger people and don’t mind the age gap in their relationships. 

Leonardo DiCaprio (Eden Polani, 29-year age gap)

Leonardo DiCaprio, 48, has been the talk of the town again as he sparked dating rumors with 19-year-old model Eden Polani. He was recently spotted with the Israeli beauty at the EP launch of R&B singer and model Ebony Riley. 

The actor has been known for dating women who are much younger than him. He previously concluded his relationship with model Camila Morrone, 25, after being with her for four years. He has since been linked to several women like model Gigi Hadid, 27, and actress Victoria Lamas, 23. 

Rico Blanco (Maris Racal, 25-year age gap) 

Singer Rico Blanco has an age gap of 25 years with his girlfriend, actress Maris Racal. 

He collaborated with Maris for the latter’s 2019 single Abot Langit and sparked romance speculations two years later, when the actress greeted him a happy birthday on her own Instagram page with a black-and-white photo of Rico. He thanked Maris in the comment section and accompanied it with a telling “love you.” 

The two went public with their relationship in May 2021.

Chris Evans (Alpa Baptista, 16-year age gap)

In January, 41-year-old Chris Evans went Instagram official with his rumored girlfriend, Warrior Nun star Alba Baptista, 25. 

While they have yet to confirm their relationship, an insider confirmed to PEOPLE in November 2022 that they have been dating for more than a year. “They are in love and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her,” the source said.

Aiai Delas Alas (Gerald Sibayan, 30-year age gap) 

Comedian Aiai Delas Alas, 58, has a 30-year age difference from her husband Gerald Sibayan, 28. 

The two tied the knot in December 2017 after three years of dating in Quezon City. They renewed their wedding vows in the United States in December 2022.

Cher (AE Edwards, 40-year age gap)

Cher, 76, revealed her relationship with 36-year-old Alexander “AE” Edwards late last year. 

Despite her 40-year age gap with the vice president of a renowned record label in the United States, the singer said she doesn’t “give a f—k what anyone thinks.” She also said that she has always been someone who takes chances. “It’s who I am. Love doesn’t know math, it sees.” 

The pair met at the Paris Fashion Week in November 2022. He said AE treats her “like a queen.”

Vic Sotto (Pauleen Luna, 34-year age gap) 

In an interview with host Pia Arcangel, TV host Pauleen Luna, 34, confessed that it felt “weird” when Vic Sotto, 68, started courting her at first. “Weird. Nakakastress, actually, because tahimik siya and he comes off as suplado.” She recalled that their simple hi’s and hello’s turned into occasional hangouts with friends and eventually, just the two of them. 

The two confirmed their relationship in 2013. They tied the knot in January 2016 and welcomed their first child Talitha Maria in November 2017.

Holland Taylor (Sarah Paulson, 32-year age gap) 

Actress Holland Taylor, 80, has been in a relationship with actress Sarah Paulson, 48, since 2015.

In an interview with a radio station in November 2015, Holland said she’s sure their relationship “shocks a lot of people” and their reactions "startle" her. “But as they say, ‘If she dies, she dies,'" she said.

For her part, Sarah openly talked about their romance in a 2016 interview with The New York Times and said that her choices when it comes to romantic partners “have not been conventional.” 

"If my life choices had to be predicted based on what was expected from me from a community on either side, that's going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don't want to feel that. What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor,” she said.