Mariah Carey broke a lot of hearts when she decided to tie the knot with singer Nick Cannon in 2008. At the time the two got married, Cannon was 28 and Mariah was 38. The gap in age didn’t seem to bother either of the stars, who remained happily married for quite some time. Unfortunately, they did start to grow apart, and eventually, they split up.
Several speculations exist as to why the couple got divorced in 2016. Many swear that they were doomed from the beginning because of their difference in age.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith first met Jada when she auditioned for a role in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". They have been rumored to have an open relationship, but it's hard to tell if that's actually the case.
Not to mention the Oscar incident in which Will slapped Chris Rock for laughing at Jada. Whatever is going on behind the scenes, one thing is clear: these two can create drama in their sleep.
Ari Cooper and Deryck Whibley
Ari Cooper stands at 6’0”, half a foot taller than Whibley. Love’s ability to transcend such details as an unconventional height difference wasn’t the only wonder Whibley discovered when he met Ari.
In 2014, he suffered organ failure due to excessive alcohol consumption. He had to stay in the hospital for months, during which time his loving fiancé never left his side. He even said in an interview that she was a huge help in turning his life around. A turbulent year later, the two got married.
Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson
Sam Taylor-Johnson met Aaron in 2009 when she directed a film that he just so happened to be acting in. The director was 42 years old and the actor – was 19. But the age gap didn’t seem to have any effect on the connection they made, and they started dating not too long after the meetup.
Just because they don’t have an issue with the 23-year age difference, doesn’t mean that everyone felt the same way. The couple was torn apart by several media outlets who criticized the morality of the relationship. During their marriage, the couple has had two daughters.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles
Olivia Wilde met funnyman, Jason Sudeikis, in 2011. Over a decade and two children later, Olivia left him for former One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles.
The relationship attracted negative media attention, with her leaving the father of her children for a man who is 10 years younger than her. Still, the two ignore everyone, because they are just having the time of their lives being in love with each other.