They say love is blind and so it is with love between two people who aren't equal in the age department.
Whether was a short-lived affair, a long-term marriage, or just a simple time jump, here are some couples who love or have loved each other despite their difference in age.
Hakeem and Camilla - Empire
The first time we saw Hakeem and Camilla together was somewhat of a shock. It wasn’t so much the age difference that sent us reeling, but when he called her “momma.” Hakeem may have thought he was in love, but this relationship was doomed from the very beginning. And thanks to Lucious, Camilla is no more.
Jay and Gloria - Modern Family
Gloria is nearly the same age as Jay’s adult children, but that doesn’t diminish the love and respect these two have for each other. Even though there are many differences between them besides age, it is those differences that has solidified them as one of TV’s strongest couples.
Paris and Asher - Gilmore Girls
Although there was a massive age difference, that didn’t stop Paris from falling head over heels with her professor at Yale. Her mom wasn’t too happy about it, but Paris didn’t care. Asher was the love of her life and maybe for a time she was his. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of time to explore the longevity of this relationship as Asher died of a heart attack before Paris’ sophomore year.
Lady Edith and Sir Anthony - Downton Abbey
What better way to celebrate your golden years than marrying someone half your age, until you realize that maybe that isn’t such a good idea after all. Lady Edith might have been crushed, but kudos to Sir Anthony for realizing this May-December romance wasn’t the right thing to do anymore.
Claire and Jamie - Outlander
This may be the most epic love affair on television, but the truth of the matter is that Jamie is a much, much older man. Sure, in the their current time he’s younger than she is, but in reality he’s 197 years or so older than she is. This is definitely one time when love truly transcends time and space.
Monica and Richard - Friends
Sometimes even with the best intentions, couples with age differences just don’t work out. Richard was best friends with her dad and she was friends with his daughter in high school. She even dated his son at some point. But, as much as they tried and raised eyebrows in the process, their difference in age caught up with them and the relationship ended.