President of France Emmanuel Macron surprised everyone when he announced his relationship with Brigitte Trogneux. Why? Well, she’s a little bit older than him – over two decades older, that is. When he married Brigitte, critics had a lot to say about it, but the two stayed strong and remained happily married.
He first met his wife in high school, when he was 15, and she was his teacher, which is one of the biggest reasons why some frowned upon the unorthodox romance. Sure, it may be surprising, but if it has proved itself for so long, who are we to judge their relationship?
If you use Quicken Loans, a financial service, you're pretty familiar with the work of Dan Gilbert. However, you almost certainly know him better as the owner of a number of Cleveland sports teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers. The woman by his side for over a decade is Jennifer Gilbert, an interior designer.
One cause that is very near and dear to her heart is women and their advancement in the workforce. The two are philanthropists and have dedicated much of their lives, individually and as a couple, to making the world a better place by supporting dozens of charitable organizations.
Jane Fonda is an A-lister and an empire in her own right, and while she is a champion of proving you don't need a man to be happy, she has had her fair share of relationships, some of which were incredibly high-profile. Fonda was actually married for over ten years to Ted Turner.
That name might not jump out at you, but you will certainly recognize his work. Turner is a media mogul and the creator of CNN as well as TBS. Fonda was Turner's third wife and he was her third husband, but the pair, unfortunately, split in 2001.
Italian-French singer Carla Bruni decidedly mesmerized former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. With her great looks and her musical talent, she would mesmerize anyone, honestly. She and the former president first met at a dinner party in 2007, when he was newly divorced, and sparks flew.
Sarkozy was Bruni’s first husband, while she was his third wife. The two have been married since 2008, and Bruni has stood by her husband's side throughout his presidential term and beyond. Sarkozi had his fair share of controversies throughout his political career, but he has never lost the support and faith of his wife.
Jon Bon Jovi has married his high school love Dorothea Hurley since 1989. Right in the middle of his Jersey Syndicate Tour, the two eloped and tied the knot. The couple hopped on a commuter plane, flew to Las Vegas, and got married at the world-famous Graceland Wedding Chapel with the cabbie as the witness. They didn't even stay the night!
The secret marriage angered many fans of the 27-year-old heartthrob, and the backlash against his bride was intense. However, they were able to look past all of that and continue blissfully unaware of the judgment. The couple has four children — one daughter and three sons.