Age is just a number for so many celebrity couples.
As Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid, 66, has married to his 27-year-old girlfriend Laura Savoie, we look at other famous pairings who are years – or even decades – apart in age.
Dame Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell
Dame Barbara: 82
Age gap: 25 years
EastEnders favourite Dame Barbara found it was third time lucky when she wed Scott, a former actor, in 2000, after two failed marriages.
Scott has been a large support to his famous wife since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014 and, since revealing her diagnosis last year, he has become a public figure in speaking out about dementia.
Last year, alongside some of Dame Barbara’s former EastEnders co-stars, he ran the London Marathon on his 56th birthday to raise money for the Dementia Revolution, a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Dame Joan Collins and Percy Gibson
Dame Joan: 87
Age gap: 32 years
Dame Joan married Percy, her fifth husband, at Claridge’s Hotel in 2002 when she was 68 and he was 36.
Last year the Dynasty star revealed her secrets to a long-lasting marriage, telling Hello! magazine that both partners must “understand that there will be highs and lows”.
She said: “People get married on the crest of lust. Once that’s gone, they look and think: ‘What the hell? Who is this person?’. There has to be something else to fall back on. If there isn’t, they start looking.”
Shirley Ballas and Danny Taylor
Age gap: 12 years