Average men and women are not alone in their desire to better their position. In fact there are many celebrity females that married older millionaire men and it’s debatable whether these marriages were for love or for status. What isn’t up for debate is that their marriages to these older millionaire men changed their lives forever. For one thing, when a celebrity marries another wealthy individual there will always be tabloid speculation about the healthiness of such a union. In Hollywood celebrity women often marry for reasons other than love, so there certainly is a reason for the cynicism of people writing those tablets. We’ll let you judge for yourself if the ladies in this article married for love or money. Here are five celebrity females that married older millionaire men.
#1 Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
One of the most controversial celebrity marriages in recent history was the marriage between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. When this couple first tied the knot way back in 2006 they were the toast of the town. Katie Holmes was a famous actress in her own right, but her marriage to Tom Cruise certainly elevated her status. When it all fell apart six years later in a web of controversy based around Tom Cruise’s devotion to his religion Scientology there weren’t all that many people that were surprised.
#2 Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
If you remember the popular show Ally McBeal from the late 90s then you know who Calista Flockhart is, but her biggest claim to fame may be that she’s married to Harrison Ford. This couple has been together since 2002, but they didn’t marry until 2010. While many celebrity women might be accused of being gold-diggers it’s probably hard to argue that this relationship isn’t for real because of the fact that they’re still going strong 14 years later. This seems to be proof that you can find an older millionaire man and have happiness with him as well.
#3 Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall
Anna Nicole Smith was the poster girl for celebrity women marrying older millionaire men – when they married he was 62 years older than her! Now we’re not saying that it’s not possible that this was a marriage of love, but there aren’t too many people that believe that. Anna Nicole Smith was a troubled individual who always seemed to be looking for her next big break and when she met J Howard Marshall in 1991 it seems she thought she’d found it. They were married in 1994 and that marriage lasted until his death in 1995. If she thought she was marrying the man for money, it seems that Mr. Marshall planned on getting the last laugh as he completely shut her out of his will. There’s nothing wrong with trying to find an older millionaire man to spend the rest of your life with, but this one was a bit of a stretch.
#4 Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart
Rachel Hunter was a popular model when she met her soon-to-be husband Rod Stewart back in 1990 and she was also only 21 years old. Rod Stewart was 24 years older than her and so the inevitable questions were asked was Rachel Hunter a gold-digger? Well, that’s certainly debatable but the couple did stay together in the same house for nine years until 1999 before separating and finally divorcing in 2006. They also had two children together so you have to think there was something there. Unfortunately, like many celebrity marriages this one fell apart.
When a female celebrity marries a richer older man in Hollywood there’s always speculation about whether or not the couple is really truly in love. The inevitable questions are asked as to whether the female celebrity is simply trying to further her career, or is after greater wealth. What the couples we’ve looked at above tell us is that life is never that simple. Some of these couples appear to have had or have genuine love for each other, while others at the very least seem a little suspicious. In summary, it seems that celebrities aren’t all that different from you and me.