The trope of older men dating younger women is a well-worn one when it comes to Bollywood. Men dating women many years younger than them is more than normal, it’s accepted.
However, when the switch is flipped and society is forced to contend with the concept of ‘The Older Woman’, not only is the paradigm less widely praised, it’s often unfairly called into question.
That being said, it hasn’t stopped many famous women from marrying men many years their junior. There are many power couples that are helping us do away with this stereotype.
The latest one is Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh. The lovely couple tied the knot recently and has been the talk of the town. Neha is 32 years old, while Rohanpreet is 25.
We list down 12 couples from Tinseltown in which the wives are elder to their husbands. And yet, they are rocking it with as much love and beauty. Read on:
1- Priyanka Chopra (38) and Nick Jonas (28)
Nick is younger than Priyanka by 10 years, and the couple even faced quite a bit of flak for the age difference. But the couple has shown time and again that they don’t care about what the world thinks, and keep sharing loved-up pictures and videos of them together on social media.
2- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (44) and Abhishek Bachchan (41)
The power couple of Bollywood too has an age-angle to their story. Aishwarya is two years elder than Abhishek and it was also reported that she had a mangal dosha. Despite this, the marriage took place and the couple now has a beautiful daughter and a rock-steady relationship.
3- Neha Dhupia (37) and Angad Bedi (35)
The duo is another B-town couple that proves age is just a number. Neha, 38, is three years elder than Angad who is 35 right now. The couple has known each other for the longest time and were best friends before they tied the knot in a secret ceremony earlier this year. Luckily for the couple, they know how to turn a deaf ear to trolls.
4- Bipasha Basu (39) and Karan Singh Grover (35)
Bengali beauty Bipasha and his handsome hubby Karan also proves that age is nothing but a number. Bipasha is four years elder to Karan. Looking at how happy and in love they are, we’re sure that both the families are glad that they took this decision.
5- Urmila Matondkar (44) and Mohsin Akhtar Mir (33)
In 2016, actress Urmila Matondkar tied the knot with businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir, who is 10 years younger than her. Ever since her marriage, the actress has never shied away from showing off her love for her darling husband. Her social media posts definitely stand testimony to their love.
6- Soha Ali Khan (39) and Kunal Kemmu (35)
One of the most adorable couples, Kunal and Soha started dating in 2009 and tied the knot in 2015. Kunal is five years younger than Soha and their relationship shows us how age difference never really matters.
7- Farah Khan (53) and Shirish Kunder (45)
The lovebirds met on the sets of ‘Main Hoon Na’ and have an age gap of eight years. They’ve been married for almost 14 years now and are parents to two daughters and a son. They have shown that age doesn’t matter if you want to bring in equality at home.
8- Shweta Tripathi (32) and Chaitanya Sharma (27)
Shweta Tripathi married her longtime boyfriend actor-rapper, Chaitanya Sharma, on June 29, 2018, in Goa with close friends and family in attendance. Not many know that there is an age difference of about five years between them and Shweta is reportedly the older one. When asked if that ever bothered both of them, Shweta reportedly said that you don’t fall in love with things like height or age. She also added that she always feels younger in his company.
9- Archana Puran Singh (58) and Parmeet Sethi (51)
Parmeet and Archana got married in 1992. Parmeet is seven years younger than Archana. Despite an age difference of seven years, the couple fell for each other after living in for four years and it turned out to be one of the best decisions of their lives.
10- Kashmera Shah (48) and Krushna Abhishek (37)
The much-in-love couple tied the knot secretly in 2013. Initially, the two started dating each other in 2006 and decided to live together. Krushna is 2 years younger than Kashmera but the duo is madly in love with each other. The couple welcomed their twin boys through surrogacy.
11- Kishwer Merchant (39) and Suyyash Rai (31)
The popular TV Jodi Suyyash and Kishwer got married in 2016. The couple dated for more than 7 years and finally decided to settle down. Suyyash is 8 years younger than Kishwer, but their eternal love proves that age is just a number.
12- Gauahar Khan (37) and Zaid Darbar (32)
Gauahar is currently dating Bollywood composer Ismail Darbar’s son. When asked about his son’s age gap with his girlfriend, the composer said,
“My son Zaid has told me that they are serious about each other. I have absolutely no objection. As a father, I did tell him once that she is 5 years older to him and make sure that this is real love before you take the plunge into matrimony. My son seems sure. And from the time Gauahar spent with us, I can assure you that she takes immense care of him. Besides, my wife Ayesha has a knack of knowing if a person is genuine after she talks to him/her; she has found Gauahar genuine.”
These couples proved that age is just a number and love is beyond everything.