Numerous stereotypes often stand in the way of life as a remnant from other times that has somehow made its way into our modern way of life. Luckily, there are couples who show that the perceived differences between them truly mean nothing. Things such as age, social status, or god forbid height, should never stop anyone from being with the person their love, and there are famous people who prove that. FunnyModo has collected twelve such well-known couples whose relationships are truly inspirational.
Difference in height
Fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen is 5′ 2“ and banker Olivier Sarkozy is 6′ 2“. Sarkozy has given his loved one a Manhattan mansion, and the pair got married in a secret ceremony in November 2015.
Actors Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke are going to be married this year, despite Erin being two inches taller and five years older.
Difference in social status
Matt Damon (actor) and Luciana Barroso (bartender) got married twice: in 2005, without a big ceremony, and in 2013 on the Carribean island of Saint Lucia.
Haakon Magnus (crown prince of Norway) and Mette-Marit (waitress). Mette-Marit already had a son from a man with a criminal record, and she herself experimented with drugs in the past. Queen Sonja of Norway, however, believed the past should remain in the past and welcomed the union.
Difference in age
Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp rarely appear in public together and keep their life private, but what is well-known is that the age gap of 18 years doesn’t mean much to them.
Although they were born on the same date, Michael Douglas was celebrating his 25th birthday when Catherine Zeta-Jones came to this world. Douglas reportedly saw the Welsh actress in The Mask of Zorro and fell in love at first sight.
Singer Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué were also born on the same day but a decade apart. The Colombian is one of Gerard’s biggest supporters, attending almost every game.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling. “While I was singing and dancing, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” Gosling said of his La La Land commitment at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony.
Difference in nationality
American actress and dancer Zoe Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego only a month after they started dating in 2013. They even adopted each other’s surnames!
Matthew McConaughey fell in love with Brazilian model Camila Alves after seeing her celebrate her birthday in 2007. After 5 years, Camila herself proposed to Matthew. They have 3 beautiful children.
Following the dictates of the heart
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett recounts the beginning of her relationship with playwright Andrew Upton: “When we met, I thought Andrew was arrogant, and he thought I was unattainable. And then one night we were chatting, and he suddenly kissed me, and I thought, ‘Here we go!'”
And it was Christina, who is three years older, who asked for Geoffrey’s number when they met, and she was the first to make a declaration of love.