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Cougar city: 10 celebrity reverse May/December romances

By Olivia Allin, The Frisky
Aaron Johnson, 19, and Sam Taylor-Wood, 43, are one of 10 celebrity reverse May-December romances.
Aaron Johnson, 19, and Sam Taylor-Wood, 43, are one of 10 celebrity reverse May-December romances.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson is expecting a baby with Sam Taylor-Wood, 43
  • Johnson, who is parenting her two kids, said he has an old soul and Woods has a young one
  • Other older celebrity women with young men at their side are Demi Moore and Mariah Carey
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(The Frisky) -- The super-adorable, 19-year-old star of "Kick-Ass," Aaron Johnson, is really excited about the baby he is expecting with his girlfriend, Sam Taylor-Wood ... who is 43 years old.

They met on the set of "Nowhere Boy," which Taylor-Wood directed. Johnson already considers himself a stepdad to Taylor-Wood's two kids. In reaction to people who think the age gap is too much, Johnson says, "I'm an old soul and she's a young soul."

Meanwhile, his co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse still lives with his parents, maybe like he should be? We rounded up 9 more celebrity reverse May/December romances, where women like their men young, or in some cases, downright adolescent.

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Joan Collins and Percy Gibson

In 2002, a 68-year-old Joan Collins married 32-year-old theater company manager Percy Gibson. Percy said of the 32-year age-gap, "I'm not going to be so naïve as to pretend we didn't spend a lot of time discussing that very issue, but it's a damn shame for two people so happy together to make the difference in age the reason for not being together."

Collins obviously agreed, "I've always felt age shouldn't be a chronological issue. I know that I look and act a lot younger than I am. I'm much more secure in myself than many girls in their 20s." I'm happy they've found love, but how are "girls in their 20s" supposed to be secure when guys in our dating pool would rather marry someone more than 40 years older than us?

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Cher and Rob "Bagel Boy" Camilletti

Cher has a long history of dating men younger than her, including Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. But perhaps her youngest conquest was Rob "Bagel Boy" Camilletti, the 22-year-old bagel baker/aspiring actor who she met on her 40th birthday and later lived with, when she was 54-years-old.

Despite the 18-year age difference, one of Cher's friends said, "Cher never stopped loving Rob. Having him back in her life, living in her home, is a dream come true for her." They're no longer together, but I bet she misses those morning bagels!

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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

As much as she would like us to forget about their 15-year age difference, Demi Moore still gets a lot of cougar cred for wrangling Ashton Kutcher. But at this point, I think it's all about respect because she's got an enviable life, body, and hubby. At 47-years-old, the actress says, "I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. That's the trade-off. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn't trade. Women who lie about their age -- why?"

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins

Even though they're not together anymore, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins spent 23 years together and had a 12-year age gap. Even more surprising were the rumors that 63-year-old Sarandon left Robbins for a 31-year-old ping pong player, which her publicist promptly denied.

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Madonna and Jesus Luz

Madonna's body is shocking enough, but when the 51-year-old started dating 23-year-old Jesus Luz, we were downright flabbergasted/impressed. They dated for a year, but Madonna was 14 years older than Luz's mother, and one source said, "Madonna told me, 'We've just run out of things to talk about. It's really pushing it for us to have common ground these days. We have Kabbalah, that's about it.'" What about their, ahem, sexual chemistry?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Forty-year-old Mariah Carey married 29-year-old Nick Cannon in 2008, after dating for six weeks, and have since gotten married two more times because they're just that happy together that they need an annual wedding. And since they got married, Mariah seems less crazy and more funny, which is good for everyone.

Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi

After splitting from The Donald ... and two other men, a 59-year-old Ivana Trump married (and later divorced) then 35-year-old Rossano Rubicondi. Her super-helpful ex-husband Donald said about the split: "You can't be overly surprised by this, it's unfortunate it [the marriage] ever took place. I was extremely skeptical [of the marriage] and when I got to know him, I was not a fan of everything I saw." Because Donald knows a thing or two about love and skeptical marriages.

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Kim Cattrall and Alan Wyse

Just like her character Samantha, Kim Cattrall dated a younger man, specifically 30-year-old Canadian chef Alan Wyse. After they spent five years together, the 20-year age difference led them to the conclusion that they were at different points in their lives.

Whitney Houston and Ray J

I guess I blocked this out, but apparently Ray J dated a 45-year-old Whitney Houston when he was 28-years-old, and then cheated on her with a 33-year-old Lil Kim, who apparently said she was OK with sharing him because, according to a friend, "She just doesn't want the hassle of being a full-time lover." And Whitney threw in the towel when she found out Ray J had impregnated 22-year-old Monica Leon on "For the Love of Ray J." Why are all these women fighting over Brandy's little brother?!

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