From Jay-Z to Adele: 29+ Stars We Can’t Believe Are the Same Age


| LAST UPDATE 10/25/2021

By Manny Ray

When we see our favorite stars walking the red carpet, it's not so easy to guess how old they are. From Jay-Z & Matthew Perry to Will Smith & Celine Dion, we couldn't believe these celebs are actually the same age.

Jay-Z & Matthew Perry: 52

One's the founding father of hip-hop, the other, one-liners. But Jay-Z and Matthew Perry actually have a whole lot more in common than we thought - their age. And, well, could we BE any more surprised?

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Granted, Hova is a few months behind the Friends funny guy. But when December comes rolling around, the rapper will be ringing in his 52nd birthday - the same age as Mr. Perry. Also didn't see that one coming? There's more where that came from. Keep scrolling.

Adele & Vanessa Hudgens: 33

She might be saying hello from the other side, but Adele's recent comeback isn't the only reason she's got our attention. At just 33-years-old, the musical legend is, no doubt, an old soul; which is exactly why we never pegged her to be the same age as this former Disney star.

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Well, sort of: Baby V is set to ring in her 33rd this December, but that doesn't make this revelation any less shocking. While the High School Musical star will be celebrating with her MLB beau, Adele will be busy baring all on her upcoming album, 30. Get those Kleenex ready.

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Madonna & Ellen DeGeneres: 63

The Queen of Pop and the Queen of Daytime might know a thing or two about keeping us entertained - but it's actually their time off-screen that we're here to talk about. While Ellen's time in the hot seat has called for lots of dirty pranks, there's no fast ones being pulled here.

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That's right - Ellen DeGeneres and this Material Girl are indeed the same age. And our only question is: how are we only finding out about this now? Clearly laughter is the best medicine, though we certainly wouldn't mind getting our hands on her skincare routine...

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Paul Rudd & Marilyn Manson: 52

What do Hollywood's golden child and a heavy-metal rocker have in common? Probably not much. But forget their differing tastes in music (and makeup) for a sec. They might not measure up on paper, but there is thing Paul Rudd and Marilyn Manson do share.

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Their age. While the Anchorman star might swear he's "80 years old on the inside" - as he told the Tribune - the truth is that these two are mere months apart. Blame it on Manson's smokey eye or Rudd's inability to age, but we'll never be able to comprehend this one.

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J.Lo & Jack Black: 52

Love might not cost a thing, but how much would it cost to cop J.Lo's skincare routine? Asking for a friend, of course. The Love Don't Cost a Thing hit maker has been slaying the scene for decades now - and yet she doesn't have a wrinkle to show for it.

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Perhaps that's why we're having a hard time believing that these guys are the same age. That's right, 52... with teen-aged kids of their own. Looking this good is impressive enough. But looking this good while raising children with raging hormones? Consider us amazed.

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Will Smith & Celine Dion: 53

This Fresh Prince is as cool as they come. It's been years since we watched his path prop him from West Philadelphia to Bel-Air, but one glance at that snap below, and we certainly wouldn't know any better. From his sly smirk to contagious charm, Mr. Smith will always be Mr. Suave.

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But forget his childish antics for a sec - Will Smith is actually all grown up. Not only is the child-star 53-years-old, but that also makes him all caught up to Celine Dion. We hate to be dramatic, but our hearts might not go on after hearing this one.

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Bill Gates & Kris Jenner: 65

Bill Gates... and Kris Jenner? We know, it's wild to even mention these two in the same sentence. But they've actually got more in common than the millions (billions?) lying around in the bank. For starters, one's the father of Microsoft and the other, the mother of reality tv, so that's something. Right?

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But let's talk about something we didn't know: KJ's net-worth isn't the only mature number she has to show for herself. From her lavish designer wardrobe to her 40-year-old boyfriend, who would've thought Jenner and this tech-wiz were both born in the '50s?

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MGK & Thomas Brodie Sangster: 31

While Thomas Brodie Sangster might be "amazed at how good people are at recognizing him," we might have just cracked that mystery. After all, the boy hasn't aged a day since we first met him. In fact, it may have been almost 20 years since his breakout role in Love Actually, but the child-star looks... exactly... the same.

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But according to Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly is just as youthful. As she put it, her man has "lived like he's 19 his whole life." While we won't be the judge of that one, we will say that a tatted-up rocker and a British child star don't exactly measure up on paper. Do they?

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Angela Bassett & Michelle Pfeiffer: 63

Looking for a good scare? Angela Bassett is up for the job. The American Horror Story star has been dominating our screens for years now - but the real shock actually hit us off-screen. Of course, we're talking about the actress' age, something we literally cannot wrap our heads around. And can ya blame us?

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The ageless star is already 63-years-old, which also makes her the same age as this Scarface bombshell. While her time with Tony Montana is bound to live on forever, Michelle Pfeiffer seems years ahead of Bassett. But don't get us wrong - we certainly wouldn't mind looking like either bombshell when we hit 60.

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John Cena & Jason Earles: 44

On paper, a wrestling champ might not cross paths with a Disney star - but believe it or not, John Cena is actually living the best of both worlds. Not only did the WWE legend once land a guest role on Hannah Montana, but he was also the same age as one of the show's main stars.

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Any guess who we're talking about? Sure, he may have played an annoying teen-aged brother. But off-screen, Jackson Rod Stewart Jason Earles, like John Cena, was 33. Fast forward to today, and the 44-year-olds have officially just ruined our childhood. Just us?

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Bhad Bhabie & JoJo Siwa: 18

One of these stars makes sing-a-longs for little kids, and the other wants us to catch her outside. Any guess which is which? Safe to say, Bhad Bhabie and JoJo Siwa are as different as they come. But what if we said that they aren't? That's right - don't let those sparkles blind ya: These two are actually the same age.

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But just when we thought things couldn't get any weirder, the Dr. Phil star and Dance Moms alumn have actually crossed paths several times before. Well, on our Twitter feeds, at least. Apparently, Siwa shaded the rapper about being a positive role model, leading to an online feud. Aaand we've officially seen enough Internet for today.

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Snoop Dogg & Jada Pinkett Smith: 50

Allow this next snap to serve as a reminder to eat those, um, greens: the God of Greens has been dominating the scene for decades now. From run-ins with the law to rap battles, Snoop hasn't let anything get in his way. What's his secret? - aside from, well, ya know...

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"You got to treat yourself like fine wine," the rapper explained during his 50th birthday speech this past October. If that's the case, we'll have whatever Jada Smith is sippin' on. Seriously, we're having a hard time believing the actress is the same age as Uncle Snoop.

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Future & T-Pain: 37

Ever wonder how old the God of autotune really is? Sure, T-Pain has been hijacking our radios for as long as we can remember - but exactly how many years are we talking? Believe it or not, he's actually not as old as we thought. Then again, maybe Future's just older than we ever realized.

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Whatever the case may be, these two practically share a birthday: the 37-year-olds are mere months apart - though there won't be any joint celebrations down the line. While we'll save the story about their beef for another time, we will say this: neither rapper will be buying the other a drank anytime soon.

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Gabrielle Union & Rose McGowan: 48

She might be linked up with an NBA All-Star, but the real baller here is Gabrielle Union. 1 family, 1 thriving career, and several years later, the Bring It On star is just as youthful as she was when we first met her in the late '90s. Which begs the question: how?

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But let's hold that question for a second considering we've got an even bigger one on our minds now: how is Union the same age as this Charmed child-star? We don't know what magic potions McGowan has been cooking up, but we do know that these two look great for pushing 50...

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Pharrell Williams & Kate Moss: 48

We'd also be happy if we looked like Pharrell Williams. Seriously, just look at the guy: 48-years-old and not a single wrinkle in sight. But the secret to his youthful skin is actually a lot simpler than we thought: "How do I stay so young-looking for a 40-year-old? I wash my face," the Happy artist revealed.

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Yep, it's really that simple folks. And we can't help but wonder if Kate Moss's been using those same facial scrubs. While we certainly wouldn't mind looking like either of these two, we're having a hard time believing the Hollywood hitmaker and British supermodel are the same age. No?

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Daniel Craig & Andy Cohen: 53

What do 007 and a reality-tv host have in common? Granted, not much. But there is one thing Daniel Craig and Andy Cohen do share. Of course, we're talking about their age - something we're having a hard time wrapping our heads around. And perhaps with good reason.

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After all, from taking on terrorists to lucking out with the ladies, the suave super-agent certainly knows how to keep us on our toes. Then again, so does Mr. Cohen, the man who's proven that no secret is too big to crack. Perhaps these two have got more in common than we first thought...

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Joaquin Phoenix & Ryan Seacrest: 46

There are some things in Hollywood that go without saying: 1) Joaquin Phoenix makes one heck of a Joker. 2) Ryan Seacrest does not age. But don't quote us on that second one. "Can't seem to get rid of my baby face," the American Idol host himself confessed. 

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It's been almost 20 years since we first caught up with the guy - and yet somehow, he looks exactly. the. same. Factor in the stress that comes with standing before Simon Cowell, and we honestly can't believe Mr. Seacrest doesn't have a wrinkle to show for it.

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Ciara & Drake Bell: 35

She's been leveling up ever since she stepped out onto the music scene. He's been getting into trouble ever since we met him and his stepbrother in '04. In other words? Ciara and Drake Bell are at very different stages in their lives. Which is also why we can't believe the two are the same age.

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While we wish him nothing but the best, the Drake & Josh star can't seem to catch a break (ahem, Megan). From his run-ins with the law to his recent move to Mexico, we're having trouble keeping up with the child star. But we're also having trouble believing both he and Ciara are 35.

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Tom Hanks & Steve Harvey: 65

Thought talking toys were confusing? How about this: Tom Hanks and Steve Harvey are mere months apart. That's right. The Toy Story legend and Family Feud host have a lot more in common than meets the eye. Aaand suddenly we're feeling more speechless than Harvey during Rapid Fire.

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While one glance at that snap likely suggests otherwise, Tom Hanks and Steve Harvey are indeed the same age. Granted, Harvey is only ringing in his 65th birthday this January. But the fact that he's months behind Hanks has us seriously reevaluating everything.

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Sophie Turner & Zendaya: 25

Juggling Seven Kingdoms will, no doubt, age anybody. Perhaps that's why we never realized just how, well, young Sophie Turner really is. The Game of Thrones legend was only 13 when we first met her, but her reign as Queen of the North certainly placed her years ahead. Didn't it?

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That being said, we can't be the only ones who thought Zendaya was much younger than the blonde bombshell. After all, there's a youthful charm about Z that'll forever remind us of her days on Disney. Nonetheless, we'd keep an eye out for both women. Something tells us their reigns are far from over.

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Billie Eilish & Skai Jackson: 19

Granted, she's almost always hiding behind an oversized hoodie and chunky kicks. But on the rare occasion that she isn't? Billie Eilish is officially all grown up - which is exactly why this next snap is leaving us scratching our heads. How are these two the same age?

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Sure, she's come a long way since her time on Jessie, but let's face it: Skai Jackson looks exactly the same. But if that's not confusing enough, she also happens to be older than Bhad Bhabie. Yep, we don't know what's in that Disney water, but we wouldn't mind having a sip.

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Samuel L. Jackson & Meryl Streep: 72

Being a hired assassin isn't easy, but one look at Samuel L. Jackson? And we might just have to reconsider. The Pulp Fiction legend has been slaying his way through our screens for decades now. So much so, that we almost forgot just how many years it's been.

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Need a hint? The same amount as Meryl Streep. That's right, both Samuel L. Jackson and Meryl Streep are 72-years-old. And while we always regarded the charismatic actor as much younger, we hope to look that good when we reach his age. Anyone know where we can cop a Kangol hat?

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Quentin Tarantino & Johnny Depp: 58

Underworld crime; the memorable life (and death) of Sharon Tate; pregnant assassins; Let's face it: Quentin Tarantino knows how to keep us entertained. But when he's not busy penning the latest adventure, the award-winning director is actually just as intriguing off-screen.

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Believe it or not, the Pulp Fiction mastermind is just 58-years-old - making him the same age as Johnny Depp. And suddenly, we don't know what's more surprising: the fact that these two are just 3 months apart or the fact that Tarantino hasn't run out of ideas yet...

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Oprah Winfrey & John Travolta: 67

Troubles in the Royal family? Another Olympics scandal? Oprah has got us covered. The mother of daytime has been answering all of our burning questions for as long as we can remember. But in doing so, its placed her in an entirely different ballpark.

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Which is exactly why we can't see her being compared to any other celebrity - let alone John Travolta. Hollywood's former golden boy has been charming his way through our screens since the '70s. And while he's no longer spending his Saturdays at the Disco, the Saturday Night Fever legend looks just as youthful.

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Brad Pitt & Nicolas Cage: 57

Maybe it's the blonde locks. Or perhaps it's the action-packed blockbusters he continues to find himself in. Point is, Brad Pitt doesn't age. Okay, okay - he might look a tad different from his time in Fight Club or Thelma & Louise. But 57-years-old? Can't be.

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As shocking as it might be, the Hollywood charmer is indeed already pushing 60. Not only does that make him a month older than Nicolas Cage, but that also means we officially have no concept of age. But we're not done just yet. Keep scrolling for some more surprises.

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Lisa Bonet & Nicole Kidman: 54

Remember a time when Nicole Kidman wasn't nabbing an Academy Award for her time on our screen? Neither do we. The Hollywood icon has been around for decades now, just like Lisa Bonet. But while they both know a thing or two about turning heads, they certainly look different doing so.

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While we can only hope to look that good when we're Kidman's age, let's talk about Lisa Bonet for a second. The Cosby Show child-star is set to turn 54 in November, but we certainly wouldn't know any better. In fact, we'd love to know what fountain of youth she's sipping from.

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Doja Cat & Timothée Chalamet: 26

If anyone can turn into a household name during a global pandemic? It's Doja. The TikTok bombshell has been seeping her way into our feeds since the start of 2020, one quirky 'fit and catchy tune at a time. But forget the millions in the bank and collabs that have followed - she's actually much younger than she seems.

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The Say So hitmaker welcomed her 26th this past October - making her about the same age as Timothée Chalamet. Yep. Don't let that clean-shaven cut and boyish charm fool ya. The Dune star is ringing in his 26th birthday in December, making him just weeks younger than Doja.

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Regina Hall & Regina King: 50

Regina Hall doesn't look a day over 20-something. But the truth is that she could care less: as she put it, "To show how beautiful it is to age gracefully, especially in a time of social media," is at the top of her list these days. Well, as far as we're concerned, she's done just that.

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But she's not the only Regina we're here to talk about: Regina King has also been dominating our screens for years now. From the DC Comics franchise to award-winning comedies, we've all seen her work her magic. Nonetheless, one glance at that snap above, and we can't believe she and Hall are just 1 month apart.

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Margot Robbie & Sarah Hyland: 31

They've got the beauty and brains, there's no denying that much. What we can't admit, though, is that these Hollywood bombshells' look the same age. While neither one has got a wrinkle to show for themselves, we'd be lying if we said we didn't still see Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy.

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Granted, it's been over a decade since Hyland's Modern Family antics put her name on the map. But the truth is that the youthful star looks the exact same as far as we're concerned. While her looks don't appear to have changed, we certainly hope her dating choices have (sorry, Dylan).

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Halsey & HoYeon Jung: 27

HoYeon Jung's race for the big bucks put her name on the map this past month. But there's more than meets the eye when it comes to the Squid Game breakout star. Despite her flushed-out cheeks and laid back style, the South Korean bombshell is all grown up.

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As for how old we're talking? Jung is actually 27-years-old, making her the same age as Halsey. And while granted, she might look a tad more mature without that teal tracksuit, we still don't see her being the same age as the Him & I hitmaker. Just us?

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