28 Celebrities Who Got Married Later in Life
There seems to be a newly engaged couple in Hollywood every five minutes, but not every celebrity has been in a rush to walk down the aisle. From A-list movie stars to talk-show hosts to comedians, some of the biggest names in show business made sure to sow all of their wild oats before settling down. And while some couples are no longer an item, all of these duos waited until after they turned 40 to say "I do" for the first or second time. Keep reading to see who was very patient when it came to the rest of their lives, then check out all the celebrity couples who've already walked down the aisle this year.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer, who was previously wed to Brad Pitt, found her happy ending at 46 when she married Justin Theroux in the backyard of their Bel Air, CA, mansion in August 2015.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres was 50 years old when she wed her longtime love Portia de Rossi in August 2008.
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin
Barbra Streisand, who was previously married to Elliott Gould, found love at age 56 with actor James Brolin. The two tied the knot in July 1998.
Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell married Christian Horner in a gorgeous ceremony in England in May 2015, less than three months before her 43rd birthday.
Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock
Prince Albert of Monaco made things official with his bride, South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, in 2011 at the age of 53.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo became engaged in 2008 after seven years of dating but didn't tie the knot until May 2015, three months before Amy's 41st birthday.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
Cameron Diaz found her happy ending at age 42 when she married Benji Madden in a secret ceremony at her LA home in January 2015.
Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John was 66 years old when he married his longtime love David Furnish on the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership in December 2014.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris was 41 years old when he exchanged vows with David Burtka in Italy in September 2014.
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich
Following her 1995 divorce from John Rublin, Julianne Moore wed director Bart Freundlich in August 2003. Julianne was 42.
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols
Diane Sawyer was 42 when she tied the knot with the Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf director in April 1988. Sadly, Mike passed away at age 83 in November 2014.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Salma Hayek found her happy ending at 42 when she married French billionaire and Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Although they are no longer together, Sandra Bullock's five-year marriage to Jesse James began when they tied the knot in July 2005, just 10 days before her 42nd birthday.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
RuPaul and Georges LeBar secretly tied the knot after 23 years together in January 2017. RuPaul was 56.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
Elizabeth Hurley was 41 years old when she married Indian textile heir Arun Nayar in March 2007, but the pair's romance sadly didn't last. Their divorce was finalized in June 2011.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld was 45 years old when he wed his wife, Jessica, on Christmas Day 1999.
Katie Couric and John Molner
After losing her first husband Jay Monahan to colon cancer in 1998, Katie Couric found love again with financier John Molner. She was 51 when they tied the knot in June 2014.
Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber
Vince Vaughn was less than three months shy of turning 41 when he made things official with Canadian realtor Kyla Weber in January 2010.
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
Mariska Hargitay wed actor Peter Hermann in August 2004 when she was 40 years old.
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal
Julianna Margulies tied the knot with attorney Keith Lieberthal in November 2007 when she was 41 years old.
Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney
Marcia Cross was 44 years old when she walked down the aisle in 2006 to wed stockbroker Tom Mahoney.
George Takei and Brad Altman
Director George Takei was 71 years old when he said "I do" to his longtime partner Brad Altman in September 2008.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon was 46 years old when she wed education activist Christine Marinoni in New York City in May 2012.
Valerie Bertinelli and Tom Vitale
Following her divorce from Eddie Van Halen, Valerie Bertinelli went on to marry financial planner Tom Vitale in January 2011. She was 50.
Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars
Robert Redford was 51 when he tied the knot with the German artist in July 2009.
Susie Essman and Jim Harder
The Curb Your Enthusiasm actress married the commercial real estate broker at age 53 in September 2008.
Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
The actress tied the knot with her longtime Italian boyfriend, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, in Treviso, Italy, in June 2017. Jessica had turned 40 less than three months prior.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
The Big Bang Theory actor married his longtime partner after nearly 15 years together at the Rainbow Room in NYC in May 2017. Jim was 44.