7 Celeb Marriages That Prove That Age Is Just A Number
As the gossip airing the relationship of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas started making the rounds, it again raised the issue of society induced appropriate age gap between a couple, especially in the case when a *woman* is older than her man. We say that this is nothing new in our B-town. Many celeb couples time and time again have proven the fact that age is just another numerical. They didn’t let it be a hurdle in their relationship. No! They have stood together hand in hand for many strong years. They built their marriages on the foundation of ‘love’, not insecurities such as a ‘few’ measly years.
1. Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar (22 years)
Which couple is better than veteran actors Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu to prove that marriages can stand any avalanche thrown their way if they have each other’s unrequited support? The couple has stayed besides each other for 50 years going strong. King of tragedy, Dilip Kumar aka Yusuf Khan married bubbly Saira, at the age of 44, when she was mere 22 years old. Many detractors believed that the relationship would fall apart and here we are still looking at them still madly in love with each.
2. Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt (20 years)
They say third time’s the charm. Sanjay Dutt married twice before finding his life partner in Manyata Dutt. Despite their whopping age difference of 20 years and objections from the Dutt family, they didn’t leave each other’s side. Manyata stood by Sanju through thick and thin and supported him in tough times.
3. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Kapoor (14 years)
‘Shandaar’ star Shahid Kapoor took everyone by surprise in 2015 when he announced his arranged marriage to 21-year-old Delhiite Mira Rajput. Now Mrs Kapoor was in her last year of bachelor’s degree, when it went public. The circumstances and the vast age gap between the two caused some chatter initially. Though, the couple looked content and happy in their relationship. The Kapoors are married for 3 years and have already welcomed their firstborn, Misha and awaiting the arrival of their second child.
4. Dharmendra and Hema Malini (13 years)
This couple proved that everything is fair in love and war. The evergreen jodi of Bollywood, Dharmendra and Hema Malini fell head over heels on the sets of ‘Tum Haseen Main Jawaan’ in 1970. The ‘He-man’ of Bollywood was older by 13 years and married to his first wife, Prakash Kaur at that time. Kaur refused to grant divorce to her husband leading to the couple in love’s conversion to Islam for tying the knot. The duo has been married for almost 39 years now.
5. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan (10 years)
The Nawaab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan proved that he doesn’t believe in age norms. Though, his first marriage to Amrita Singh didn’t last long, they had almost 12 years of age gap between them. His second marriage to Kareena Kapoor Khan was also talk of the town as this time around, he was 10 years older than her. Though, Bebo always claims that she is the mature one.
6. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao (9 years)
Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan met his wife on the sets of ‘Lagaan’, where she was the assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker. The duo dated and lived together before making the big leap towards marriage. The couple has an age difference of about nine years which raised quite the eyebrows. Despite that, they didn’t let anything or anyone stand in their path.
7. Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar (6 years)
It was love at first sight for ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar at the Mumbai airport. He saw his now wife, Anjali Tendulkar there to receive her mother and felt his world tilt on its axis. A doctor by profession, she is six years older than Sachin, which pushed many preconceived boundaries. Instead, the couple claims that it has made them more committed and understanding towards each other. They have been happily married for the last 22 years.