I was married once before, to a man five years my senior.
After 12 increasingly dreary years capped by a wrenching divorce, I couldn't imagine why women in my situation (childless divorcées) complained about the prospect of reentering single life. Wasn't finally having some laughs, romance, and excitement the way to take the "crisis" out of "midlife"?
While troves of Hollywood men have been notorious for testing the limits, A-list ladies have also given junior companions a shot.
Read on to discover the most memorable relationships between famous women and men who are at least five years younger, and then find out which celebrity couples have stayed together the longest.
I'm not a lost little lamb anymore, but rather, a confident, sexy lion.
It's hard to hear your ticking biological clock over the sound of a refined gentleman recommending an expensive whiskey.
Making him meals and making him plans, teaching him about house decor...
I even felt like I was spending more money on us then he was.
I remember being a little lamb myself in my mid-twenties.
I felt sad for him and I understood what he was going through, but I was relieved to know that those woods were behind me.