Anakin and Padmé age gap. How much older is Padmé than Anakin?

How much older is Padmé than Anakin?

Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala is the tragic Star Wars love story from a galaxy far far away. It ultimately ended when Padmé died of a broken heart after Anakin’s turn to the dark side. The prequel trilogy explored their relationship from beginning to end and within this saga, fans often draw attention one notable detail: Anakin, portrayed as a mere child, encounters the seemingly older Padmé. So, the question arises: how much older is Padmé than Anakin?

Anakin and Padmé age gap

Padmé Amidala is 5 years older than Anakin Skywalker. We know this because Anakin was born in the year 41 BBY and Padmé was born in the year 46 BBY. BBY stands for “Before the Battle of Yavin” which is essentially the Star Wars version of BC (before Christ) and is used to measure the timeline of events.

Here’s how old Anakin and Padmé were in all three prequel movies:

MovieAnakin AgePadmé Age
The Phantom Menace914
Attack of the Clones1924
Revenge of the Sith2227

Unfortunately for Padmé the chart stops at 27 years old because this is how old she was when she died. Anakin on the other hand would go on to live for another 23 years after becoming Darth Vader, eventually dying at the age of 45.

How old were Padmé and Anakin when they married?

Anakin and Padmé got married during the events of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the clones. This movie takes place a decade after The Phantom Menace meaning Anakin was 19 years old and Padmé just 24 years old.

While the marriage was doomed from the beginning, since Jedi are not permitted to have relationships, nobody could quite have imagined just how bad it would turn out. The saddest and most ironic aspect of the events that unfolded is that Anakin wanted power to save the ones he loved, but instead it ended up killing them.


So there you have it, the age gap between the tragic lovers is 5 years and they were 19 and 24 years old respectively when they married.