Celebrities Who Married People as Young as Their Children

"She's MY age!"

When it comes to relationships, age is just a number–well, if you keep it legal. Even still, there is something jarring about a 60-year-old getting cozy with a 25-year-old. And it’s even stranger when said 60-year-old has children in their 20s. What would you do if your stepparent was basically your age?–after you cussed out your IRL parent, of course.

That’s what the children of some A-listers had to do. From Paul McCartney to Ice-T, these celebrities all married people who are close in age to their children. (For us, “close in age” means five years or less on either side.) In some extreme cases, the spouse is decades younger than the stepchildren. (Anna Nicole Smith, we’re looking at you.) Get ready for a full-serving of May-December realness.

  • 1 Billy Joel
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    He married Alexis Roderick in 2015 when she was 33 years old. Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray was 29 at the time. That’s only a four-year age difference, if you can’t do math.

  • 2 Ronnie Wood
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    The Rolling Stones icon tied the knot with Sally Humphreys, who is 38. His son Jesse is 39…just one year her senior.

  • 3 Dick van Dyke
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    The 90-year-old’s wife is 44-year-old Arlene Silver. (They’re 46 years apart!) And it gets crazier. Dyke has four children, all older than Silver: Chris (67), Barry (65), Carrie Beth (64) and Stacy (62).

  • 4 Peter Gunz
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    His dysfunctional marriage to Amina Buddafly, 33, is major fodder on Love & Hip Hop. Even better fodder? Gunz’s son Cory is 28, just five years younger than Buddafly.

  • 5 Harrison Ford
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    He is currently married to 51-year-old Calista Flockhart. Meanwhile, his son Benjamin is only two years younger than her.

  • 6 Bill Wyman
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    He married 18-year-old Mandy Smith in 1989. (Mind you, their relationship started when she was only 13. Ick.) At the time, Wyman’s son Stephen was 27.

  • 7 J. Howard Marshall (deceased)
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    The businessman married Anna Nicole Smith in 1994. She was 26 years old at the time. Marshall has two sons, J. Howard Marshall III and and E. Pierce Marshall, who were respectively 58 and 55 at the wedding.

  • 8 Ice-T
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    Ice’s longtime squeeze Coco is 36…and his daughter Letesha Marrow is 40. We wonder if they’re friends!

  • 9 Paul McCartney
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    McCartney was married to Heather Mills, 48, for six years. His daughter and fashion designer Stella sits stylishly at 44 years old.

  • 10 Kelsey Grammer
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    Grammer married Kayte Walsh, 35, in 2011 at New York’s Plaza Hotel. His daughter Spencer is 32.

  • 11 Alan Thicke
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    Thicke’s wife Tanya Callau is 39 years young; his son Robin is just as fresh-faced at 38.