Game of Thrones, Friends… 10 couples from series who have a big age gap in real life #season2

In TV series, the age gaps are often delusional between a character and his actor, the actors who play parent and child or even the on-screen partners. A look back at 10 series couples who have an age difference that is impressive to say the least.

Among the series couples, Tom Selleck (Richard) and Courteney Cox (Monica) in Friends


In season 2 of Friends, Monica was in a relationship with Richard, the attractive doctor and friend of her parents (yes, that already says a lot about their age difference!). If in the series, the question of the age difference is addressed between the characters, it is the same in real life since Courteney Cox was 30 years old at the beginning of Friends while Tom Selleck was 51 years old.

Samuel Page (Richard) and Meghann Fahy (Sutton) in the series The Bold Type

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Everyone remembers the love at first sight between Sutton and Richard in the series The Bold TypeWhere Of those who dare in French. And like Friends, the age gap between the lawyer and the administrative assistant (then stylist) is also mentioned several times in the series. A plot that does not lack realism since Meghann Fahy was 27 years old during the first broadcast while Samuel Page was 41.

Ashton Kutcher (Michael) and Mila Kunis (Jackie) in the series That’s ’70 Show


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When we know that Mila Kunis lied about her age to join the series, we do not suspect that there must have been a big age difference between her and her on-screen partner played by Ashton Kutcher. And for good reason, the interpreter of Jackie was only 14 years old when she started playing in That’s ’70 Show while the actor behind Michael was already 20.

Liza Weil (Paris) and Michael York (Asher) in the series Gilmore Girls

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In Gilmore Girls, 60-year-old Asher is known to have an inappropriate relationship with Paris despite being only 18 as he is a professor at the university where she is studying. In real life, the two actors have no less than 35 years of age difference since Liza Weil was 23 at the start of the series and Michael York was 58. It’s not as bad as in Gilmore Girls but still !

Charles Dance (Roderick) and Niamh Welsh (Ethel) in Sandman


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Although we hardly see Roderick Burgess and Ethel together in the first episode of Sandman, we know that they have a son from their relationship that we see a few episodes later (yes, the psychopath played by David Thewlis). A colossal age difference between the two actors since Charles Dance is 75 years old while Niamh Welsh is 34. 41 years apart therefore.

Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) and Christian Serratos (Rosita) in the series The Walking Dead

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In The Walking Dead, Abraham and Rosita form a fusional couple despite their supposed age difference of 20 years. Such a significant gap in reality, because Michael Cudlitz was 48 at the start of the series and Christian Serratos only 23.

Sarah Hyland (Haley) and Nathan Fillion (Rainer) in Modern Family


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In Modern Family, Rainer is a friend of Haley’s father, which is already indicative of the age difference between the two characters. Fortunately, their couple in the series did not last long since Sarah Hyland and Nathan Fillion are 20 years apart.

Sophie Turner (Sansa) and Aidan Gillen (Baelish) in the series Game Of Thrones



If there is a relationship that could have shocked the fans of the series Game Of Thrones, it is that of Sansa and Littlefinger (Baelish). Already because he was supposed to be in love with Catelyn Stark, his mother, but also because of the huge age difference between the two characters as well as the two actors who are respectively 26 years old for Sophie Turner and 54 for Aidan Gillen.

Mark Salling (Puck) and Idina Menzel (Shelby) in Glee


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Series Glee was the scene of disastrous relationships between characters who had nothing in common. And Puck and Shelby are no exception to the rule, because in addition to the abysmal difference between the singing teacher and the turbulent student, Mark Salling was only 26 years old at the start of the series while Idina Menzel was 38. A relationship (fictional, we get on well) which fortunately did not last very long!

Nina Dobrev (Elena) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) in the series Vampire Diaries

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Among the most iconic couples of TV series, we find Damon and Elena (Delena for hardcore fans) in Vampire Diaries and their incredible chemistry. But if you hadn’t noticed before, know that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are 10 years apart in age. Surprising, right? Yes, the Bulgarian-Canadian actress was only 20 years old at the start of the series while Damon’s interpreter was 30.

Virginia Incerto

Pop culture and lifestyle journalist

Game of Thrones, Friends… 10 couples from series who have a big age gap in real life #season2