Age ain't nothing but a number.
15 famous women who aren't afraid to challenge gender norms and date younger men.
Some might find age gaps questionable, while others won't bat an eye. Nevertheless, we can all agree that it is more typical to see an older man with a much younger woman -- especially in Hollywood. In fact, studies show that isn't just the case off-screen but on-screen as well. While the age of the leading man tends to go up (think George Clooney or Matt Damon getting older as their careers progress), their love interests tend to stay the same age: around 22. For example in 1990's Entrapment
, Sean Connery was 69, his on-screen romantic partner was a 30-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones. We are so used to seeing such images along those gender lines that we completely take them for granted. However, when the genders are flipped the tabloids seem to have a field day. An older woman with a younger man is often posed as unfathomable. After all, it is the same media that tells us once a woman is past 30 she is no longer attractive, fertile, or desirable. Of course, that just plain isn't true. These famous women tell the world another tale, women age like a fine wine and sometimes they might enjoy the company of a younger lover just like anyone else.