Age Gap Love – Can it work?

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Next Wednesday TV3 premieres a remarkable series that explores relationships with a large age gap.

Age Gap Love showcases remarkable couples who are all determined to prove that mileage on the clock is no barrier to real romance.

Featuring couples from the UK and USA whose relationships are less than conventional, Age Gap Love will introduce audiences to couples like Chris and Norma, who have been married for 15 years, despite a 32-year age gap.


Age gaps in relationships have always been a hot topic in the gay community, but can they really have a long lasting fulfilled life from such different age stages.

We scoured the web to find five famous gay couples that have made the age gap work……so far

1. Stephen Fry and Elliot Spencer
We couldn’t start an age gap list without beginning with the most famous and newest married couple, the 57 year old Stephen Fry, 57 and 27-year-old comedian Elliot Spencer. These two tied the knot earlier this month and the 30 year gap has caused a major stir worldwide including sensationlist reactions from some tabloid and entertainment sites who have amplified statements in their comments sections, where people have been calling Fry a “pedophile,” a “pervert,” and a “dirty old man.”

Stephen Fry Elliott Spencer Source: Independent UK

2. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black

This couple became the most famous current couple with an age gap due to Daley’s massive social media following worldwide. Daley is 20 and Black is 40 and have been dating now for more than a year. Can a 20 year age gap be sustained not only due to their high popularity but the gay guys of the world that all want a piece of Tom?

Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black
Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black Source: Huffington Post

3. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia Derossi

Despite the 15 year age gap and the rumours of impending break-ups, DeGeneres 57 and DeRossi 42, seem to navigate the Hollywood merry-go-round and the age gap reasonably well. Some say as DeGeneres gets older the gap is more noticeable from the 11 year relationship.

Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi Wedding
Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi Wedding Source: The Guardian

4. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Despite a 10-year age difference, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson 39 and lawyer Justin Mikita 29 have managed to make it work. After being together for three years, the ginger-haired TV star and his beau made it official and were married in New York last summer.

Mikita & Jesse Tyler Ferguson Source: Eonline

5. Tom Ford and Richard Buckley

Last year after 27 years of being together, Tom Ford 53 and Richard Buckely 66 married. The American fashion designer finds that his friends are shocked when they realize that he and Buckley have been together for over two decades: The response is often, “Wow, you guys have been together 24 years! That’s so amazing. I don’t think of gay men being together that long.” And I’m, like, “Why? What are you talking about?”

tom ford richard buckley
Tom Ford & Richard Buckley Source: Instinct Magazine

Age Gap Love screens on Wednesday, February 18th on 3.

Which Age Gap celebrity gay couples did we miss? Do you agree age gaps can work?

Last Updated on Feb 28, 2015

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