Which LGBT Couple Has the Biggest Age Gap?

Which LGBT Couple Has the Biggest Age Gap?

Written by Matt Keeley on October 30, 2017
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The news dropped this Thursday that Olympic diver Tom Daley and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black are getting married! The two have a bit of a May/December thing going on; Black is twenty years older than the 21-year-old Daley. No judging — love is the best! — but it did get us thinking… what’s the widest age gap between partners in some of our favorite LGBTQ celebrity couples?

We did a bit of research, and we put together this list of ten power couples with an age difference — and to up the suspense (….what? We love drama!) we ordered them from smallest difference to largest! Who will be our number one?

10. Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro — 13 years

Tig Notaro (left) and Stephanie Allyne

Comedians Tig Notaro (44) and Stephanie Allynne (31) met on the set of Lake Bell’s feature film debut, …In A World. The couple announced their engagement this year, and you can watch the two fall in love in the Netflix documentary Tig.

9. Robin Roberts and Amber Laign — 14 years

Amber Laign (left) and Robin Roberts

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts (53) has been with her partner, massage therapist Amber Laign (39) for the past ten years.

8. Jill Bennett and Lauren Neal — 14 years

Lauren Neal and Jill Bennett

And Then Came Lola star Jill Bennett (40) is seeing the musician and actress Lauren Neal (26), and the two of them have also appeared in the web series Words With Girls. Lauren Neal also raps under the name Licki Ucroj.

7. Elton John and David Furnish — 15 years

David Furnish and Elton John

Sir Elton John (68) recently married his long-time partner David Furnish (53). Furnish is a filmmaker and contributor to GQ and Interview, and John had a couple of popular records in the ’70s then faded into obscurity. It’s rumored he still plays the piano! Good for him!

6. Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula — 15 years

Rachel Maddow

MSNBC commentator and journalist Rachel Maddow (42) has known her partner, artist Susan Mikula (57) since 1999.

5. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi — 15 years

Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres


4. Martina Navratilova and Julia Lemigova — 16 years

Martina Navratilova and Julia Lemigova

Julia Lemigova (43) is an entrepreneur and former Miss USSR. Martina Navratilova (59) is a world-famous tennis star. Together, they fight crime have a loving relationship!

3. Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer — 30 years

Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer

British national treasure Stephen Fry (58) married standup comedian Elliott Spencer (28) this January in Norfolk.

2. Eileen Myles and Leopoldine Core — 36 years

Eileen Myles and Leopoldine Core

Poetry’s power couple, Eileen Myles (66) and Leopoldine Core (30) have been together a few years. The two have also collaborated on poetry and raising dogs.

1. Stephen Sondheim and Jeff Romley — 48 years

Jeff Romley and Stephen Sondheim

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim’s (85) relationship with Jeff Romley (36) is the widest age gap of 48 years! But, too, it’s a long-lasting relationship — they’ve been together since 2004. Remember, age is just a number, the heart wants what it wants, and loads of other cliches that just so happen to, every so often, be true.

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