From “American Idol” to the small screen, few predicted the success of “Smash” actress Katharine McPhee. Even fewer would have predicted that she would be married to musician David Foster — a man more than 30 years older than her! It seems that he just ditched Yolanda Hadid for someone much younger!
But it turns out that their relationship goes back, like, way back. David mentored Katharine on “American Idol,” and even performed at her first wedding! Between their age gap and David’s multiple ex-wives, few thought they would last. This surprising couple, however, has proved everyone wrong by not only still being married but even welcoming a child together!
Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley
You would think that with so many groupies and video vixens around him, rocker Jon Bon Jovi would be linked to an equally famous woman, but you’d be wrong. It turns out that he only has eyes for his wife of more than 30 years, Dorothea Hurley.
Dorothea and Jon met when the two were just teens in New Jersey. Though Jon’s career has taken him far away from the Garden State, the two are inseparable. Safe to say, Dorothea definitely doesn’t “give love a bad name!” But as far as Jon is concerned, it's his life, and it's now or never. So why not put all of his love into this relationship?
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
It’s not just male celebrities who fall in love with less famous spouses. In 2005, Jessica Alba met her future-husband Cash Warren when he was working as a director’s assistant on her superhero movie, “Fantastic Four," and the rest as they say, was history.
While that movie bombed, their relationship didn’t. The two began dating and later tied the knot. Many people were surprised that Jessica would date a non-celebrity person considering how famous she is. Not only that, but she often topped the lists of Hollywood’s most desirable women. The two have proved everyone wrong with their long-running marriage and beautiful family.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
When Nick Jonas slid into Priyanka Chopra’s DMs, he had no idea their relationship would cause so much commotion. The pop star fell for the “Quantico” star and former "Miss World," despite Priyanka being about a decade older. Their age gap quickly made them a target for countless internet trolls and comedians.
Though the criticism did not stop the couple from tying the knot and starting a family, Priyanka does not understand why when it is an older man and younger woman no one cares and that “actually people like it.” She is unfortunately right it seems - because we most certainly do care!
Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks
In 2006 actress and comedian Mo’Nique sent the gossip mill into overdrive when she revealed that she and her husband, Sidney Hicks, were in an open relationship. Mo’Nique revealed to "Essence" magazine that the idea was hers, contrary to what many people assumed.
Her controversial relationship has often made her the subject of many jokes. But all that criticism simply does not matter to the couple. Sidney stated that the change in their status would not “change the dynamic of our relationship.” The two even launched their own podcast about the subject called “Open Relationship.” So they are very proud of their situation.