Inspired by 12 Monkeys: Ageless Love

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 07:00

12 Monkeys' Dr. Jones and Dr. Ecklund prove that when it comes to love, age ain’t nothing but a number. Here’s a list of other seasoned couples who’ve proved that you can be amorous at any age.


1. 12 Monkeys: Dr. Jones and Dr. Ecklund

Fun Fact: Actors Barbara Sukowa and Michael Hogan’s have a combine acting career that spans 46 years.

2. Grace and Frankie: Sol and Robert

Fun Fact: Recent estimates suggest that there are at least 1.5 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people 65 and older in the US and this population will double by the year 2030. #lovewins

3. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean

The secret to a lasting relationship: “When I'm home, I spend Sunday with my husband. If we're not cooking, we travel around in our camper, stop at fast-food restaurants, and picnic. We love that stuff that will harden your arteries in a hurry. “ - Dolly Parton

4. The Golden Girls: Rose Nylund and Miles

Fun Fact: All together Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty are 340 years old (the latter three's age at their death being counted).

5. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

Fun Fact: They’ve been boyfriend and girlfriend since 1986, forgoing a traditional “marriage” in the name of a spiritual union.

6. Hope Springs: Kay and Arnold

Fun Fact: Together, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones have had a total of 19 Academy Award nominations.

7. The Karate Kid Part II: Mr. Miyagi and Yukie

Fun Fact: Actors Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) and Nobu McCarthy (Yukie) were first linked in love (on TV) in 1976 in an episode of Happy Days when Morita’s character, Arnold, was to marry a girl name Momo (McCarthy). Also, yes, we totally just included Karate Kid Part II in a countdown.

8. Up: Carl and Ellie

Fun Fact: Carl and Ellie were married for nearly 60 years. *Swoon*

9. It’s Complicated: Jane Adler and Jake Adler  

Fun Fact: Alec Baldwin is 9 years younger than Meryl Streep. #cougartown

10. Cocoon: Art Selwyn, Ben Luckett, Joe Finley, Mary Luckett, Alma Finley, Bess McCarthy

Fun Fact: All together, Don Ameche/Gwen Verdon, Hume Cronyn/Jessica Tandy, Wilford Brimley/Maureen Stapleton are/were 498 years old (at the time of deaths of all except Wilford, who is still alive. Thank God).

11.  All My Children: Phoebe and Langley


This scene sums up the dynamic between Phoebe and Langley perfectly. They were the best.