Some became friends on movie sets, while others hit it off during larger-than-life red carpet events, but none of these celebrity couples (rumoured and official) have let the number of birthdays they’ve individually celebrated come in the way of their feelings towards one another.
They may have age gaps between them that are larger than what the norm is, but they prove that chemistry (the romantic kind) takes no heed of numbers. Here are five of the most popular Bollywood couples who prove you don’t need to be the same age to be compatible.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor
Unless you’ve been in hibernation, you could not have missed all the talk surrounding Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s relationship. When he finally spilled the beans in an interview with GQ, fans could not stop talking about them, not just because of their star status, but also because of the obvious age gap—the couple has 10 years between them (Kapoor is 35 and Bhatt, 25).
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
They’re one of the hottest new—albeit rumoured—couple in town. Though Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are yet to confirm their relationship status, fans worldwide have been shipping them from the get go. Chopra and Jonas were first seen together on the steps of the Met Gala in 2017, and have been spotted hanging out multiple times since. Their 10-year age difference did invite a few jokes on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show, when word first got out, but Chopra brushed it off easily, jesting “I didn’t ask his age. Eleven?” In recent times, the couple seems to be getting serious—they’ve been commenting on each other’s Instagrams, hanging out almost every other day, and Chopra was seen on Jonas’ arm as his date to his cousin’s wedding too!
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor
The news of 35-year-old Shahid Kapoor getting married to a young 21-year-old Mira Rajput was all people could talk about when it happened in 2015. The couple, who live in their seaside Mumbai home with one-year-old daughter Misha (and have another child on the way), have not let the 14 years between them come in the way of a loving and supportive relationship.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s chemistry in 2009’s Kurbaan had turned quite a few heads in the audience. Since they made their relationship official, fans have tracked its every turn, from dating and marriage to becoming parents to the country’s most adored toddler, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. Though the couple is 10 years apart, they have always portrayed their age gap as an asset. Khan is the older one in the relationship at 47, but Kapoor Khan, 37, claims to be the mature one between them. “If Saif and I are both in a bad mood, then I have to be the mature one, even though he is 10 years older.”
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar
The recent news of ’90s heartthrob Milind Soman getting hitched broke a lot of hearts in the country. But all was forgiven when fans had a glimpse at his relationship with his now wife, Ankita Konwar. The couple is 25 years apart—Konwar is 27, and Soman is 52—but it seems like they have too much in common to have given their age difference any thought. They’re both health fanatics, obvious through their fitness posts on social media.