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Liana Smith Bautista, Contributor
June 01, 2010

Age Does Matter: 20 Celebrity May-December Romances

Men who marry younger women live longer, while women's life expectancy is lowered by a big age gap between herself and her husband. By Liana Smith-Bautista
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May-December romances are not as rare as you would think, and much as the sight of older men paired with younger women is becoming cliched, so too is the cougar —the older woman matched with a younger man.

However, while studies have shown that men who marry younger women tend to live longer (no wonder Dolphy's still going strong), this article on Science Daily tells us that according to recent studies, a woman's life expectancy is lowered by a great difference in ages between herself and her husband. This is regardless of whether the wife is older or younger than her husband.

But do Hollywood stars or our own local celebs know about this? It's doubtful, given the number of links between stars with years—even decades—separating them. Check out the slide show below for a list of famous celebrity link-ups with five or more years between one partner and the other. Note that the ages shown are the stars' current ages, even though some of the relationships have since ended.
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  • prettylass8831 Jun 01 2010 @ 08:55am Report Abuse
    Very interesting. When you're in love kse age doesn't matter to you.
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  • luisacart Jun 01 2010 @ 11:40am Report Abuse
    wow, looking at the age gaps between the genders, mas malaki pa rin ang gap ng mga older guys kesa sa older girls. grabe! 35 years!! wow, Great-Grandfather na ang dating ng Fafa mo!
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  • dezz Jun 01 2010 @ 05:48pm Report Abuse
    well age gap husband ko 10 yrs ang difference ang hirap kasi, isip bata pa minsan mabisyo at mabarkada pa! 29 sya and am going 39 na.kaya lagi kami nag aaway madalas nya sinasabi na matanda ako! lumalabas lang ngayon mag asawa kami kung maiibabalik ko nga lang panahon. hindi na ako nagpakasal sa kanya di bale na lang naging matandang dalaga ako.
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  • utotmopink Jun 01 2010 @ 09:48pm Report Abuse
    Dolphy and Zsa Zsa.. 38 years? Wow!
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  • Dianne Jun 03 2010 @ 01:52pm Report Abuse
    What? Tom Cruise is 48? Mindf*ck!!!
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  • abi_tan Jun 08 2010 @ 08:19am Report Abuse
    Wow, i didn't know kris was more than 10 years older than james.
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  • honey-ecclaire Jul 09 2010 @ 02:54pm Report Abuse
    looking good together though!
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  • :P Mar 04 2011 @ 06:17am Report Abuse
    38 years??? Puede na pala maging apo ni Dolphy si Zsa Zsa!
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  • hannamontana Jul 29 2011 @ 08:47am Report Abuse
    age does not matter if both are mentally, emotionally mature and with idol is demi moore and kutshcner... that i like kasi even if younger s kutschner, mature xa in telling demi not to have plastic surgey na any more.. d gap bet my BF is 14 but sadly la na kami. but i treasured d moments w/ him coz me made me laugh nun
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  • Amna Jul 17 2012 @ 03:46pm Report Abuse
    Age doesn't matter as long as Matter doesn't age..........
  • Amna Jul 17 2012 @ 03:48pm Report Abuse
    Age doesn't matter as long as Mater doesn't age......
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Liana Smith Bautista was an editor with Female Network from December 2010 until July 2012. She now works part-time as a freelance writer and editor and helps run her family's beach resort the rest of the time... Read more...
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