Rupert Murdoch was 68 when he married Wendi Deng, a 30-year-old executive with one of his TV stations, on his yacht in New York Harbour in 1999. The couple had two daughters to add to Murdoch’s four children from his previous marriages.
The most famous age gap marriage that failed to work was that of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
But even just being one year apart puts you at a 3 percent higher divorce rate.
Miss Moore was 52 when in 2005 she married the actor and former model who is 15 years her junior‘That they got together might in itself be a result of the rise in so-called “silver splits” in recent years, sometimes as people separate from partners of a similar age and set up home with others much younger than themselves.‘When they are merely dating, romance often makes it possible for them to overcome the age difference.
Just over three years later he married Danielle Bux, a 30-yer-old former lingerie model, who is 19 years younger.
Their divorce was announced earlier this year, with a key reason given as his reluctance to have further children.
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Following the marriage, the third for Miss Moore, her career went off the boil while her husband became one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors and built a successful business career alongside.