Famous May-December Romances: Hef Takes The Cake By Toglenn (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Famous May-December Romances: Hef Takes The Cake By Toglenn (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons


The leading stories in gossip magazines and television shows always seem to revolve around celebrities and their relationships with other celebrities.

While all new celebrity relationships seems to get a lot of buzz from the media, “May-December” relationships seem to always get a little bit more.

May-December relationships refer to those relationships in which one person is significantly older than the other. Over the past few years, these relationships have seemed to become increasingly more common among actors, actresses, and other celebrities in Hollywood.

The one man, who is best known for having plenty of these relationships is Hugh Heffner (PHOTO), who is oversees the operations of the Playboy magazine and enterprise. Heffner frequently has been connected to woman that are 50 or more years younger than he is.

Beyond Hugh Heffner, many other celebrities have entered into May-December relationships over the past few years. One of the most notable has been the Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore relationship, which is especially unusual as in this case the woman in the relationship is 16 years older than the man. Some of the other popular relationships are those between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart.