While many celebs are blessed with finding their one true love early in life, these stars needed a few practice rounds. Heck, some of them are still practicing. Let’s delve into their stories, and the complicated pursuit of true love while in the public eye.
The only certainty in love and sports? There is no certainty. Few people have lived this truth more intimately than former St. Louis Cardinals star, Jim Edmonds. He’s faced his fair share of heartache and setbacks in the search for true love. Edmonds has walked down the aisle not once or even twice. He’s done it three times!
His first two marriages were with Lee Ann Horton and Allison Jayne Raski. In October 2014, he married Meghan King – a relationship that looked like happily ever after. But the relationship soured when King accused him of having an affair with their nanny. A messy divorce battle ensued. In 2020, Edmonds found love again with model and real estate agent Kortnie O'Conner.
Drama seems to follow Nicolas Cage everywhere – from his movies to his tumultuous love life. Marriage is hard, but Cage has still given it a go – five times! He married Patricia Arquette in 1995, their flame burning brightly for six years before fading. Cage swiftly found love again and married Lisa Marie Presley in 2002. The pair filed for divorce just months later. In 2004, the actor began a new chapter with Alice Kim. This one seemed legit, with the couple going strong for over a decade.
Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. Cage surprised fans again by marrying Erike Koike in 2019 – a marriage that lasted a record-breaking four days! In March 2021, Cage tied the knot with girlfriend, Riko Shibata in an intimate Las Vegas wedding. The couple shares one child together.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor epitomized “Page 3” before the world even had a term for it. This Hollywood icon was more famous for her nine marriages than her career. She first exchanged vows with Burhan Asaf Belge in 1935 before separating in 1941. An unfazed Gabor moved on swiftly to Conrad Hilton. Next came her marriages to George Sanders in 1949 and Herbert Hutner in 1962. Even as she was calling it quits with Hutner on March 3, 1966, Gabor found a new man in Joshua S. Cosden. She married him six days later.
Next up was her marriage to Michael O’Hara and Felipe de Alba. Alba was famously her husband for under 24 hours. In 1986, Gabor finally found true love in Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt. The couple remained together for three decades until her death in 2016.
Jennifer O’Neill knows a thing or two about matrimony and resilience. The Brazilian actor and model has tried it nine times. She was only 17 when she first got married to Dean Rossiter in 1965. They split up in 1971. O’Neill chose to dive head first again into marriage with Joseph Koster in 1972, Nick De Boia in 1975, and Jeff Barry in 1978. The wedding bug got the better of her sooner than you could blink.
She walked down the aisle with John Lederer the same year she divorced Barry. Richard Alan Brown was her next love, followed by a brief marriage to Neil L. Bonin in 1992. O’Neill’s latest husband is Mervin Disney Louque Jr, and this story is seemingly for keeps. We’ve got our fingers crossed!
Mickey Rooney famously said that he’s been to a lot of weddings. The catch? All the weddings were his! Rooney had eight wives during his lifetime, and he said he loved them all. There was Ava Gardner in 1942, Betty Jane Phillips in 1944, Martha Vickers in 1949, and Elaine Mahnken in 1952. In 1958, Rooney lived through the gruesome murder of his then-wife, Barbara Ann Thomason.
Mercifully, he found healing and love in the arms of Marge Lane. The marriage ended in divorce after 100 days. Rooney and Carolyn Hocket were married from 1969 to 1975. Finally, he married Jan Chamberlin in 1978. Despite an 18-year age difference, the marriage remained rock solid until his death in 2014.
The late Larry King admitted to loving only three women in his lifetime. He said the other marriages were driven by social pressure. So, which marriages (out of the eight) were the real deal? The world will probably never know. He married Freda Miller, his high school sweetheart in 1952. Wife number 2 was Annette Kaye. Not one to give up so easily, King tried marriage again - this time with Alene Akins in 1961.
They called it quits in 1963, briefly remarrying in 1968 but parted ways for good in 1971. A string of other marriages ensued: Mickey Sutphin in 1964, Sharon Lepore in 1976, and Julie Alexander in 1989. In 1997, he gave matrimony another shot with Shawn Southwick. Despite the marriage lasting a while, they filed for divorce in 2019.
Elizabeth Taylor’s colorful romantic history is the stuff of legend. Her eight marriages probably make up mere snippets of this history. Taylor’s first husband was Conrad Hilton, Jr. Taylor was only 18 then. In 1952, she married Michael Wilding in 1952, despite their significant age difference. Taylor faced a devastating loss when her next husband, Mike Todd, died in a plane crash in 1958. The actor seemingly bounced back, straight into the arms of Eddie Fisher. He was the ex-husband of her good friend, Debbie Reynolds.
Ten days after her divorce from Fisher, Taylor shocked fans and peers by marrying her co-star, Richard Burton. The relationship was a roller coaster – with a divorce in 1974, a remarriage in 1975, and a second, final divorce in 1976! After the Burton debacle, the actor found happily-never-after with John Warner in 1976 and Larry Fortensky in 1996.
Lana Turner’s life didn’t quite go according to plan. She dreamt of one husband and a brood of seven children. But fate gave her the opposite - she ended up with seven husbands instead! Turner eloped with Artie Shaw in 1939 – a short-lived affair that fizzled out in four months. Turner married Joseph Stephen Crane in 1942 and had his baby. But it turns out he never divorced his previous wife. The cycle of quick weddings and divorce continued for a while.
She married Henry J. Topping in 1948, followed by Lex Barker in 1953. She wasn’t done yet with numerous trips to the altar – namely, Fred May in 1960, Robert Eaton in 1965, and Ronald Dante in 1969. Wisdom prevailed, and Turner decided to take a break from marriage altogether. She remained single until she passed in 1995.
Richard Pryor's comedic genius lives on, even after his untimely death in 2005. But behind all the laughter, Pryor battled demons stemming from a difficult childhood. Broken marriages were a recurring theme in Pryor's life. He walked down the aisle seven times with five different women. The marriages rarely lasted a year.
He married Patricia Price before moving on to Shelley Bonis in 1967. He then married Deborah McGuire in 1977. In 1981, Pryor wed Jennifer Lee. They divorced after just one year. In 1986, he married Flynn Belaine, only to divorce one year later. In 2001, Pryor married Jennifer Lee for the second time, and they remained together until his death from a cardiac arrest in 2005.
Rue McClanahan’s romantic history was so eventful, she wrote a book about it! No kidding. McClanahan documents the highs and lows of married life in "First Five Husbands … And the Ones Who Got Away." Her first husband was Tom Bish - a marriage that only lasted a year. She then married Norman Hartweg, but that didn’t work out either. The actress remained unlucky in love for a long time after.
Her marriage to Peter DeMaio lasted seven years. She thought she had found “the one” in Sam “Gussie” Fisher and later, with Tom Keel. When none of these relationships panned out, McClanahan took a break from matrimony, choosing to focus on herself. As it turns out, a little me time was exactly what she needed. She met her soulmate, Morrow Wilson, in 1997. They remained married until her death in 2017.
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton's reputation for being a ladies’ man in movies spills over easily into real life. He tied the knot five times between 1980 and 2002, each marriage more dramatic than the last. He was briefly married to Melissa Lee Gatlin from 1978-1980, Toni Lawrence from 1986-1988, and Cynda Williams between 1990-1992.
His next marriage to Pietra Thornton lasted three years. And then came Angeline Jolie in 2000 – a marriage that was so buzz-worthy it reached mythical proportions. After divorce number 5, Thornton openly discussed how marriage wasn’t for him. Still, the actor took another shot at it in 2014, and surprise, surprise! This one endured. Thornton has found love and stability with Connie Angland whom he wisely married after 12 years of dating.
Gary Oldman will always be the inimitable Sirius Black for Harry Potter fans everywhere. And true to form, the actor’s life off-screen has been called “scandalous” by wagging tongues. He’s been romantically linked with several Hollywood legends and married five times. Today he's happily hitched to writer Gisele Schmidt, but love didn’t come easy for the star. His fling with actress Lesley Manville fizzled out between 1987 and 1990.
Then came Uma Thurman, whom he married in 1990. They divorced just two years later. Oldman gave marriage another shot in 1997 with Donya Fiorentino, another marriage short-lived. In 2008, hope arrived in the form of Alexandra Edenborough. That journey reached a dead end in 2015 and his prospects looked bleak until he met Gisele Schmidt.
Marriage has been quite the adventure for singer and composer, David Foster. Before finding happily ever after with Katherine McPhee, Foster had several hits and misses in his love life. He was married to singer B.J. Cook from 1972 to 1981. When that chapter closed, a new one opened with Rebecca Dyer which, once again, wasn’t meant to be.
Foster next walked down the aisle with Linda Thompson, and they were together from 1991 to 2005. Soon, he found love in the arms of Yolanda Hadid. That union lasted from 2011 to 2017. And even though Foster seems to have found his forever person in Katherine McPhee, he’s also busy defending their 35-year age gap.
Rita Hayworth epitomizes everything we love about old Hollywood – glamorous, elegant, and seductive. But beneath that iconic image lay a starkly different reality. She was timid and shy, her life and career controlled by domineering men. A string of disastrous marriages plagued her life. She tied the knot with Edward C. Judson from 1937 to 1942. Her next marriage to Orson Welles took the world by storm. He would be her one great love and for a time, it seemed like Hayworth was happy. Yet, this too, was temporary.
After parting ways with Welles, she married Prince Aly Khan in 1949, only to divorce in 1953. Not long after, Hayworth said “I do” to actor Dick Haymes. Their relationship took a dark turn after a violent public altercation. Hayworth took another chance on love in 1958 with producer James Hill before divorcing him three years later.
Pamela Anderson is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic. Anderson loves love, and traditional marriage. Who can forget her highly-publicized wedding to Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee? They famously married within 96 hours of meeting! The couple divorced after three rocky three years together. Anderson walked down the aisle again with musician Kid Rock in July 2006. They split in November of the same year. And it’s been an emotional rollercoaster ever since.
Anderson married Rick Salomon in 2016, but the marriage was annulled in under six months. They gave it another shot, only to divorce shortly after. She then married Jon Peters for what seemed like a hot minute. On Christmas Eve 2020, she married her bodyguard, Dan Hayhurst. They announced their split in January 2022.
Kenny Rogers might have been a legendary country music star, but he wasn’t always lucky in love. He took five trips down the aisle before finding happiness with his wife, Wanda Miller (they remained together until he died in March 2020). Rogers’ first marriage was to Janice Gordon from 1958 to 1960. Then came Jean Rogers from 1960 to 1963.
Wedding bells rang once more when he met Margo Anderson from 1964 to 1976, and again in 1977 when he tied the knot with actress Marianne Gordon. The singer finally found his forever love in Wanda Miller. The couple remained happily married from 1997 to 2020 until Rogers passed away.
Joan Collins has been happily married to her fifth husband, Percy Gibson, for over 20 years. They met in 2000 while working on “Love Letters,” a play that Gibson happened to produce. In her 2011 memoir, "The World According to Joan," Collins cheekily writes about kissing several frogs in her life before finding her prince. Right. So, who were these men?
There was actor Maxwell Reed in 1952, but their love story ended in divorce in 1956. Next up was Anthony Newley in 1963. In 1972, she tied the knot with Ron Kass for a bit. Collins then married Swedish singer Peter Holm in 1985. She had no intentions of ever marrying again until she met Gibson.
George Foreman's love life has been complex, to say the least. So complex, that it can sometimes be difficult to keep track. The boxing star is married to his fifth wife, Mary Joan Martelly. The two dated for a year before deciding to get hitched in 1985. Before Martelly, Foreman had been married to numerous other women.
Adrienne Calhoun from 1971 to 1974, Cynthia Lewis from 1977 to 1979, Sharon Goodson from 1981 to 1982, and Andrea Skeete from 1982 to 1985. After the ups and downs in his love life, Foreman has finally found everlasting companionship with Mary Joan Martelly.
Director James Cameron’s path to finding love has been a long one, finally leading him to current wife, Suzy Amis. But few people know that the filmmaker has been married four times before. He was married to Sharon Williams in 1978. The couple parted ways with her in 1984.
Next up was his marriage to producer Gale Anne Hurd, a love story that went awry and ended in 1989. Not long after, Cameron fell in love with director Kathryn Bigelow and married her the same year. He then married Linda Hamilton, best known for her appearance in "The Terminator" series.
Martin Scorsese’s personal life is complex, not unlike the characters in his films. The filmmaker has been married five times. He married Laraine Marie Brennan in 1965, his love from university. They had a daughter together before parting ways a few years later. Scorsese married journalist Julia Cameron, with whom he had another daughter in 1976. This marriage also unraveled.
Enter Isabella Rossellini in 1979, and a three-year marriage filled with love and a shared passion for cinema. But even that wasn’t enough to eventually save the marriage. Scorsese fourth marriage was with Barbara De Fina, which lasted a good six years before fizzling out. He is currently married to Helen Morris and the two share a daughter together.
In 2015, Billy Joel (66) tied the knot with fiancée, Alexis Roderick, who was 33 years old. The couple exchanged vows during an annual July 4th gathering, surprising their family and friends. This is Joel's fourth marriage. The musician was previously married to Elizabeth Weber from 1973 to 1982, Christie Brinkley from 1985 to 1994, and Katie Lee from 2004 to 2010. Rumor has it that his ex-wives even provided inspiration for some of Joel's greatest hits.
He channeled the emotions from past and present relationships as songwriting material. Which ones? There are hidden references to his relationships in cult favorites such as “Piano Man,” “She’s Only A Woman,” and “Uptown Girl,” among others!
Frank Sinatra, or Old Blue Eyes, sang beautifully about love and romance. Women everywhere were smitten, including the four who became his wives. Sinatra's first wife, Nancy Barato, stood by him when they were poor and still struggling. He swiftly married kindred spirit and actor, Ava Gardner, only a week after his divorce from Barato.
Sinatra's career ironically turned into shambles after he married Gardner. When Sinatra met Mia Farrow years later, she was only 19 and a virgin. They got married in a flash! And although Sinatra's longest-lasting marriage was with Barbara Sinatra (his last wife) he always held a special place for Nancy, his first love.
Melanie Griffith has long moved on from her three ex-husbands. But she has only wonderful things to say about Don Johnson, Steven Bauer, and Antonio Banderas. The Working Girl actor is still close with her ex-husbands. She and Johnson were briefly married in 1976, after which she tied the knot with Bauer in 1981. They had a child together before divorcing in 1989.
The two even reconciled in 1989 and welcomed their daughter Dakota that same year. But the relationship ended in 1996. That same year, Griffith found love with Banderas. After nearly twenty years together and raising their daughter, the pair separated in 2014.
The wonderful Geena Davis of “Thelma & Louise” fame has had several great loves over the course of her life. The actor was married four times. Each relationship was as impactful as the other. Her first marriage was to director Richard Emmolo from 1982 to 1983.
When that relationship turned sour, Davis fell in love with actor Jeff Goldblum. The pair were married from 1987 to 1990. Davis’ search for love soon led her to director Renny Harlin, whom she was married to for five years. Her most recent marriage was to surgeon Reza Jarrahy. The relationship lasted from 2001 to 2017.
Liza Minnelli makes no bones about her life choices, especially her many marriages. Her list of ex-husbands includes Oscar-winning songwriter, Peter Allen, and producer and director, Jack Haley, Jr. There was also Mark Gero, a sculptor. She thought she had found the one with producer, David Gest. Like her previous marriages, this one wasn’t meant to be.
In 2010, Minnelli sat down for a tell-all with Oprah Winfrey. She believed she had made changes for her husbands, only to later realize that she hadn’t been true to herself. Minnelli didn’t reveal much more. Still interested in the tea? The Netflix series “Halston” depicts certain aspects of her relationship with Jack Haley, Jr.
Most people know Barbara Walters from "The View" or "20/20." The journalist has also interviewed the cream of entertainment royalty, including Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise. Besides her outstanding journalistic work, Walters was equally famous for her intriguing personal life. She enjoyed the single life for most of her later years. But not before trying to find wedded bliss four times with three men.
Her first marriage to Robert Henry Katz ended in an annulment within a year. She married Lee Guber in 1963. The marriage ended in a divorce in 1976. She married Merv Adelson twice, first from 1981 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1992.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley once said she would be willing to put her busy life on hold for the right guy. Fast forward to today, many men have come and gone. Her life remains busy (she’s an independent momma of 3)! And she looks as youthful as ever still! Brinkley’s been married four times to different guys: Peter Cook, Richard Taubman, Billy Joel, and Jean-François Allaux.
True love has eluded her. But the "Parks and Recreation" actor says she enjoys dating. She’s candid about her views on marriage, namely, that she now finds no reason for it. Marriage and having kids go hand in hand for her. And since she’s not planning to have any more, why complicate things? Word to the wise!
Lisa Marie Presley
It wasn’t easy being Lisa Marie Presley – life in the public eye, a family name to uphold. Her love life attracted more attention than others by virtue of who she was. The late Elvis Presley's daughter had a string of unsuccessful marriages until her death in January 2023, at age 54. Presley first married musician Danny Keough in 1988. They had two kids together during their six-year marriage: daughter Riley Keough and late son Benjamin Keough.
Following her divorce from Danny, she was briefly married to the late Michael Jackson in the 1990s – probably her most high-profile romance ever. They were the subject of salacious gossip or raised eyebrows at the very least! In 2002, she was married to Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage for three months. Her fourth and last marriage was to Michael Lockwood, with whom she had twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, before their divorce in 2016.
Madonna believes that getting married "both times" had never been a good idea. Madonna married Sean Penn in 1985. Both stars were still young in Hollywood, head over heels in love. She even dedicated her third album, “True Blue,” to him. Their relationship lasted four years before the singer filed for divorce in 1989.
It took over a decade for Madonna to say "I do" again, this time to English filmmaker Guy Ritchie. Madonna filed for divorce in 2008 after an eight-year marriage. She once said that if she hadn't been an artist, she would have wanted to be a teacher. Such is her love for kids.
Kim Kardashian might be dating again but she’s not settling down again anytime soon. Kardashian's love life has dominated headlines since the early 2000s. She’s been married thrice: the first to music producer Damon Thomas, the second to former NBA player Kris Humphries (the infamous 72-day marriage), and the third to rapper Kanye West, from whom she divorced in 2021. They have four children together.
She’s blissfully single as of September 2022, stating that clearly, she’s doing something wrong in the relationship department. Her next tryst? The star imagines she might look for love with someone whose life is away from the spotlight.
Britney Spears's most recent marriage was to Sam Asghari and lasted about a year. But this isn’t her first rodeo – it’s her third, in fact! Her first marriage was in 2004 to childhood buddy Jason Alexander. The couple unexpectedly got hitched after a week of wild partying in Vegas. Their marriage lasted a record 55 hours before Spears got it annulled. Rumor has it that she went out dancing to celebrate after. She made news again later that year when she became engaged to Kevin Federline.
The two met on the dance floor of a Hollywood bar. Not one for conventions, Spears later proposed to Federline on her private jet. The pair then shocked their closest friends and family at their Studio City home with a surprise wedding celebration. The guests were completely blindsided. The couple divorced three years later.
The media has been obsessed with Angelina Jolie's love life over the years. After her divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016, Jolie shared in an interview that she felt “stronger” after, especially for her kids. Jolie has been married twice before. She met her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller while filming "Hackers." They were together from 1996 until 1999. Her next big relationship was with Billy Bob Thornton.
Soon, they began making headlines for outlandish displays of passion, including putting vials of each other's blood around their necks. They were married from 2000 until 2003. Jolie met her third husband, Brad Pitt on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in 2005. Their love story and marriage immediately became a media sensation. They divorced in 2016.
Drew Barrymore may have loved and lost several times over. But she still considers herself a "hopeless romantic." She’s been married three times and engaged twice. Barrymore's first marriage, to Jeremy Thomas, lasted from 1994 to 1995. She then married actor Tom Green in 2001. Their marriage ended in under a year.
Barrymore was married to Will Kopelman from 2012 until 2016, and despite their divorce, they are still devoted to co-parenting their two girls, Olive and Frankie. But good news. She recently revealed she is on a dating app, reportedly with the most adorable profile photo. Barrymore says it took her some time to get to this stage after her divorce from Will Kopelman.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck finally got their happily after in 2022. And it’s been a long road for both stars. Lopez was first married to Ojani Noa in February 1997. They met in a Miami restaurant where Noa worked as a waiter. When Jennifer's career took off with the release of “Selena,” the relationship fell apart. The pair split up in 1998.
Lopez then married dancer and choreographer Cris Judd on September 21, 2001. She filed for divorce in July 2002. Things began looking up when she met and married Marc Antony. But this too, wasn’t meant to be. The couple called it quits in 2011.
Kate Winslet has always been discreet about her personal life. But her fans are aware that she’s been married several times. During the production of “Hideous Kinky” (1998), she formed a strong friendship with assistant director Jim Threapleton. They married in November 1998, had a daughter in 2000, and divorced in 2001. Shortly after, Winslet met director Sam Mendes, who first approached her for a part in a play he was directing. They ended up dating instead and married in 2003.
Winslet and Mendes were happily married for several years. But after her success on “Revolutionary Road,” their marriage fell apart. Winslet then met Ned Rocknroll while holidaying on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island after her divorce. The pair hit it off right away. They married in 2012, and are still happily married today by all accounts.
Tom Cruise has always piqued public curiosity – from his movies and affiliation with Scientology to his high-profile relationships. And specifically, how the three are intrinsically connected. He married Mimi Rogers in 1987. Although the marriage was brief, Rogers played an impactful role in his life. She was the one who introduced him to Scientology. Cruise then met Nicole Kidman on the sets of “Days of Thunder.” Sparks flew and the couple married in 1990. After 11 years together, they called it quits.
Kidman famously described the divorce as a “little death.” Cruise’s third marriage was with Katie Holmes. They began dating in 2005, and instantly became media darlings. Cruise and Holmes divorced in 2012 after six years of marriage – where Holmes reportedly pulled off a well-planned escape from Cruise and the Church of Scientology.
Blake Shelton is one of the biggest country music stars today. Apart from his Grammy nominations and hit albums, Shelton’s love life has garnered plenty of attention over the years. After years of dating, the musician married Gwen Stefani in July 2021. The two fell in love during their time as judges on “The Voice.” Shelton’s been married twice before.
He was first married to Kaynette Williams, his high-school sweetheart in 2003. They divorced in 2006. Shelton met Miranda Lambert soon after. Lambert was still in the early stages of her career then. The pair married in 2010 but the relationship unravelled within four years.
Halle Berry loves love. She’s had her fair share of relationships in the past, including three marriages. She found love with Van Hunt in 2020, in the thick of the pandemic. But it took the actor three marriages, having a child, and over five decades to get there. Berry married former baseball pro Christopher Justice when she was just 27 years old. The couple was at every Hollywood event and magazine cover for a time.
Trouble in paradise began four years into the marriage. Berry even obtained a restraining order when they divorced in 1997. Berry began dating Eric Benet in 1997, and they married in 2000. The couple split because Benet cheated on Berry. He later admitted he was a sex addict and sought therapy. Berry met actor Olivier Martinez the same year she divorced Benet. They swiftly got married but filed for divorce just as quickly months later.
Janet Jackson’s carved a name for herself in the industry with her signature sound. She’s also had a complicated personal life, including being married thrice before. All three marriages were so low-profile that they never broke headlines like other celebrity marriages. She married singer James DeBarge in 1984. Jackson was only 18 and later acknowledged that part of her decision to marry was to escape her overbearing father. The marriage ended due to DeBarge’s substance abuse issues.
Two years after her divorce, Jackson met René Elizondo Jr. They dated for four years and married secretly in 1991. The two even co-wrote over 37 songs together including “That’s "That's the Way Love Goes." That marriage ended in 2000. Jackson married billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012. They split shortly after due to “cultural differences.”
Harrison Ford might be in his 80s today, but he will forever be Han Solo and Indiana Jones in the world’s eyes. It’s no surprise that the matinee idol has had overwhelming female attention throughout his career. He has two children from his first two marriages. He is also a father to the adopted son of Calista Flockhart, his third wife. Ford was first married to Mary Marquardt in 1964, The two met at Ripon College in Wisconsin. The pair parted ways in 1979.
Ford then met screenwriter Melissa Mathison on the sets of “Apocalypse Now.” They married in 1983, but the relationship ran into trouble soon after. After a trial separation in 2000, they finalized their divorce in 2004. Ford and Calista Flockhart first met at the 2002 Golden Globes, where the sparks flew instantly. They got hitched in 2010 and are still going strong today, despite their 22-year age difference.
Paul McCartney has been blissfully married to Nancy Shevell since 2001. The couple started as friends and go back a long way. They have known each other for over two decades, having first met at the Hamptons where they both owned homes. McCartney was married to two other women before. His first wife was Linda McCartney – a photographer and animal rights advocate.
They married in 1969 and remained together until her untimely death at age 56. McCartney met TV personality Heather Mills for the first time at an awards ceremony. They had an instant connection and married in 2002. The couple divorced in 2008.
Eva Longoria found her third marriage to be the one that brought her true happiness. The Golden Globe nominee discussed her previous marriages and what makes her current marriage successful on a podcast with author Isabel Allende. Longoria was previously married to soap actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 and retired NBA player Tony Parker from 2007 to 2011.
Following her divorce from Parker, Eva claimed to her friend Mario Lopez that she had discovered text messages from another woman on his phone. Longoria explained that her perspective on love and marriage has transformed since she tied the knot with her current husband, José "Pepe" Bastón, in 2016. Jealousy had driven her previous two marriages. This one was wholly different.
Shannen Doherty is in her 50s now. It seems like only yesterday when she gained fame as a teen icon on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” And while she’s had a successful TV career, her personal life has had a few hits and misses. Doherty’s been married thrice but none of the marriages have lasted. She recently filed for divorce from her husband Kurt Iswarienko after 11 years – her longest and most successful marriage yet.
Doherty’s first husband was actor Ashley Hamilton. They tied the knot in 1993, but the marriage ended a few months later. She was only 22. Her second marriage was to Rick Salomon, a poker player and businessman. The marriage was annulled in less than nine months.
Is there anything Jane Fonda can’t do? She’s an Oscar winner, philanthropist, activist, and devoted mother. She’s also had an intriguing marital history. In August 1965, Fonda married her first husband, French film director Roger Vadim. Fonda was 28. Vadim was 10 years older, with an established reputation as a womanizer already. The marriage ended in 1973. Fonda then married politician Tom Hayden in 1973.
She was pregnant at the time, and they welcomed their son in July that year. They divorced in June 1990. The actor then began dating television tycoon Ted Turner. They married in 1991 and remained together for a decade before divorcing in 2001. She's famously called him her “favorite ex-husband.”
Marc Anthony's reputation as a ladies’ man is well-known. Although his 10-year marriage to Jennifer Lopez is the most well-known, the musician and actor has been married plenty of other times. In 2000, he tied the knot with former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres. Following his separation from Lopez, he married model Shannon De Lima. Their marriage only lasted two years.
Despite three divorces, Antony remains hopeful in love and has seemingly found it. In May 2022, he and his girlfriend Nadia Ferreira, announced their engagement. The couple wasted no time and exchanged vows just 7 months later in January 2023.
Demi Moore’s usually not one to kiss and tell. But the star has revealed glimpses into her life through her memoir “Inside Out.” Her first husband was Freddy Moore, and the whirlwind marriage lasted until 1985. She was only 18, and her heart had never been in it. After their separation, Moore began dating Bruce Willis. They married in 1987 and had three children together.
Things went swimmingly for a while but Willis’ demanding career took a toll on the marriage. He wasn’t even sure he wanted to be married, in fact. The pair divorced in 2000. In 2003, Moore and Ashton Kutcher began dating and eventually tied the knot. They seemed amazing on paper but her husband was repeatedly unfaithful. They divorced in 2013.
Christina Haack has been candid about her wins and losses in love. She was married twice before, until love came calling in the form of Joshua Hall. She and the realtor got married in 2021. Haack’s first marriage was to HGTV star, Tarek El Moussa. They met in 2006 and said “I do” three years after. But there was trouble in paradise, and the two spilt up in 2018.
Around the same time, whispers of a romance between TV presenter Ant Anstead and Haack began making the rounds. The couple soon confirmed their relationship and got hitched in December 2018. They even welcomed a son together but the marriage didn’t last. They filed for divorce in 2020.
Charlie Sheen's life has been a rollercoaster, both in his career and matters of the heart. He walked down the aisle with Donna Peele in 1995. Their marriage barely lasted a year and they went their separate ways in 1996. Sheen found love again in 2002 and married Denise Richards. Their famously rocky marriage often made headlines. The relationship deteriorated particularly when Richards was pregnant with her second daughter, Lola.
They divorced in 2006, with a litany of accusations against Sheen, including infidelity, addiction, and threats to murder Richards. Seemingly unaffected, Sheen gave marriage another go in 2008 with Brooke Mueller. The marriage ended in 2011.
Richard Burton is probably best known for his chemistry with Elizabeth Taylor, both on and off-screen. He also married four different women in his lifetime. Burton's first marriage was to Sybil Williams in 1949. They were married for over a decade before divorcing in 1963. Burton's next relationship with Elizabeth Taylor would make Hollywood history.
They were married for the first time in 1964 and divorced in 1974. The two remarried in 1975, only to divorce again in 1976. Burton found love (and marriage) again with Suzy Miller that same year. Burton's last wife was Sally Hay. They were married from 1983 until his untimely death in 1984.
Stevie Wonder has had his fair share of marriages, each one with its own unique story. His first marriage was to fellow musician Syreeta Wright, which lasted from 1970 to 1972. After almost 30 years, he walked down the aisle again, this time with fashion designer Kai Millard in 2001.
Their relationship faced challenges, leading to a separation in 2009 and an official divorce in 2012. In 2017, Wonder married Tomeeka Bracy. The couple has been famously tight-lipped and private about their relationship. But their commitment to each other has never been in question.
Much like his on-screen characters, Marlon Brando had a complex personal life. He was married thrice and was also in numerous long-term relationships. Brando's first wife was actor Anna Kashfi. Their marriage lasted from 1957 to 1959, finally ending in divorce. Brando wasted no time and married again in 1960.
His second wife was Movita Castaneda. The marriage was annulled in 1968 when he found out she had not legally divorced her first husband, Jack Doyle. Brando's third and final wife was actress Tarita Teri'ipaia, whom he married in 1962. Their relationship endured for a decade before they decided to part ways in 1972.
You know things are about to get interesting when Elon Musk is concerned. It turns out his romantic life is as tempestuous as his Twitter wars. His first marriage was to Canadian author Justine Musk. They married in 2000 and stayed together for eight years. Their union lasted for eight years before they ended their relationship in 2008. By all accounts, the divorce was messy.
Musk found love again and tied the knot with British actress Talulah Riley in 2010. Their relationship had its own set of challenges, leading to a divorce filing in 2012. Surprisingly, the two reconciled and decided to give their marriage another shot the next year. It was short-lived. They ended their marriage for good in 2016.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is in his 90s, and what an incredible life he has to show for it! Apart from his successful career, Murdoch has also had an eventful married life. He was married four times over a span of 67 years! He married Patricia Booker in 1956, and their marriage endured until 1967. Murdoch then fell madly in love with journalist Anna Murdoch Mann.
Their epic love story started in 1967 and lasted a whopping 32 years until 1999. Seventeen days after his divorce from Anna, Murdoch began dating television executive Wendi Deng. The pair was together for over 14 years before divorcing in 2013. In 2016, Murdoch got together with former model Jerry Hall. They divorced in July 2022.
Actor Rosanna Arquette, known for her roles in films such as "Pulp Fiction," has confronted the heartbreaking reality of divorce four times. Some of you might also know her as the elder sister to David and Patricia Arquette. Arquette's previous marriages included ones with director Tony Greco, composer James Newton Howard, and restaurateur John Sidel.
Arquette and Sidel share a daughter named Zoë together. Her most recent marriage with Todd Morgan also came to an end. Arquette's personal journey through love and marriage has seen many triumphs and tribulations. She remains hopeful in love, despite the repeated heartbreaks and losses.
William Shatner once said that loneliness is endemic to the human condition. Some people rely on God, he said. The actor envied such people for their conviction and faith. Shatner seemed to live his truth, especially in his relationships. Throughout his life, Shatner has found and lost love.
He has been married to four women: Gloria Rand, Marcy Lafferty, Nerine Kidd, and Elizabeth Anderson Martin. All his marriages have ended, and he has nothing but love for each of his ex-wives. Shatner admitted he wasn’t good at being married. And many times, he and his wives grew apart when life hit them with curve balls.
Muhammad Ali might be known for his prowess in the ring, but he’s also had intense encounters outside it, particularly in his many marriages. Ali was married four times. His first marriage was in 1964 to Sonji Roi. The relationship fizzled out in under a year. Roi accused Ali of coercing her into adopting Muslim attire and customs. In 1967, Ali found love once again with Belinda Boyd, who later embraced Islam and changed her name to Khalilah Camacho-Ali.
It was a significant year for Ali, also because he refused to be drafted into the Army. Khalilah, a young bride at 17 years old, stood by his side. Their relationship came to an end in 1976. Ali then married Veronica Porsche in 1977. Ali's final marriage, which endured from 1986 until his passing in 2016, was with Yolanda Williams.
There’s no denying how much the world adores Marilyn Monroe still. But who were the great loves of her life? Monroe was married thrice. Her first marriage was to her neighbor, Jim Dougherty, from 1942 to 1946. She next tied the knot with baseball player Joe DiMaggio from 1954 to 1955. Her third marriage was to playwright Arthur Miller from 1956 to 1961. She never had any children.
What’s more, Monroe famously maintained close relationships with her ex-husbands and their families. The actor never vilified her ex-husbands. She was frequently in touch through phone calls, especially on special occasions like holidays and birthdays.
Rod Stewart has been happily married to Penny Lancaster since 2007. The couple are proud parents of two children. While their relationship has endured for over two decades, it hasn’t always been hunky-dory. Things got so bad that Lancaster even walked out on him at some point.
But they’ve broken up, reconciled, and managed to work things out despite everything. Stewart even sings about the experience in his album “Time.” The musician has been married twice before. His first marriage was to Alana Stewart from 1979 to 1984. His second marriage was to model Rachel Hunter from 1990 to 2006.
A love story against all odds - Marie Osmond and Steve Craig rediscovered each other after a 25-year separation. The TV presenter says the reunion has brought her immeasurable joy. The couple had initially tied the knot in 1982 when Marie was just 22 years old. But their relationship ran into troubled waters, leading to a divorce in 1985. Osmond promptly moved on.
She married actor Brian Blosil in 1986, a marriage that lasted over two decades. This too, wasn’t her happy ending. When the relationship ended in 2007, Osmond admitted she might have rushed into it headlong. She declared she would never marry again, and yet fate brought her back to her first love. Craig and Osmond got their second chance, even if it was a quarter century later!
Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme will always be Hollywood’s biggest action star of the 80s and 90s. But his personal life has also garnered a lot of attention for its ups and downs. The actor has been married five times to four different women. He tied the knot with María Rodríguez in 1980, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1984. He married Cynthia Derderian a year later, only to go through another divorce in 1986.
Van Damme then married Gladys Portugues in 1987, followed by Darcy La Pier in 1994. Around this time, there was speculation that Van Damme had an affair with Kylie Minogue. He and LaPier split as a result in 1997. The actor found his way back to Gladys Portugues again. The two reconciled and remarried in 1999.
Jayne Mansfield was the "it girl" of the 50s and 60s. She also constantly pushed boundaries of what was appropriate for public viewing - and she had a great time doing it. Even though she was only 34 at the time of her tragic passing, she had been married three times. Her first husband was Paul Mansfield, whom Jayne married when she was a senior in high school. The pair had a daughter and were married for eight years until 1958.
That same year, she met and married former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay. The couple had three children, including actress Mariska Hargitay. Her last husband was Matt Cinder, a writer, producer, and director. The couple was married from 1964-1966 and had one son. Mansfield tragically passed away in a car accident in 1967, but left a beautiful legacy in her work and her children.
Kevin Costner is an acclaimed actor who has been active in Hollywood since the late 70s. But way back in college, he met his future wife, Cindy Silva. The couple married in 1978, right at the start of Costner's acting career, and had three children over their 16-year marriage. In 1994, they officially went their separate ways.
After a few more tries at love, one of which resulted in a son, Costner married model Christine Baumgartner in 2004, after dating for four years. The couple welcomed three children during their time together but, unfortunately, Baumgartner filed for divorce in 2023.
Spielberg is undoubtedly one of the best-known directors of all time. With movies like "Schindler's List," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," and "Jaws" to name but a few, you would have to live under a rock to not be familiar with his work. His personal life is also fairly well-known, and the director has been married twice. His first wife was Amy Irving, whom Spielberg met at her audition for "Close Encounters of The Third Kind."
The relationship was on and off, but they eventually married in 1985 and welcomed a son that same year. The couple called it quits in 1989, and what ensued was one of the most expensive divorce settlements in history. Spielberg luckily found love once again in actress Kate Capshaw and the pair have been happily married since 1991.
It's hard to believe that someone like Jennifer Aniston could be so unlucky in love, but it's true. The actress has had an unfortunate romantic history that has been broadcast for the world to watch. Aniston married Brad Pitt in 2000 and they immediately became Hollywood's hottest couple.
Unfortunately, the pair split in 2005 for reasons that have never been officially confirmed. Jennifer found love again with screenwriter Justin Theroux in 2011 and the pair married in 2015. But after just two years, the couple divorced. Aniston has been linked with various men since, but no such luck on the marriage front.
Few people in Hollywood are as beloved as Steve Harvey, but it's taken him a few tries to find his Mrs. Right. Harvey married his first wife, Marcia, in 1981 and the pair lasted until 1994. The pair had two daughters and one child on the way at the time of the split. In 1996, Harvey married Mary Lee, though this union didn't last as long, and the couple divorced in 2005, having welcomed one son.
In 2007, Steve Harvey married Marjorie Elaine and Harvey has credited her with becoming the man he always hoped to be. Harvey adopted Marjorie Elaine's three children, and the "Family Feud" host has had domestic bliss ever since.
Regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan has a reputation that is practically unmatched. His personal life is not as well-known, but it has been eventful. Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in 1989 and the couple had two children. They filed for divorce in 2002, then reconciled, then divorced officially in 2006.
At the time, it was the most expensive divorce settlement on record. Jordan's second marriage is to Yvette Prieto, and the couple tied the knot in 2013. Since then, the couple has had twin girls, and Jordan has become a grandfather from the daughter of his first marriage.
Chris Pratt is one of the most-loved celebrities in Hollywood. He's fun, goofy, and seems like he could be everybody's pal. His love life hasn't been so tumultuous, but both of his marriages are high-profile. He was first married to Anna Faris in 2009 and welcomed a son in 2012. They lasted a few years but ultimately finalized their divorce in 2018.
It was that same year that Pratt began dating his current wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger - the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The couple married in 2019 and have since welcomed two daughters. We'd love to be flies on the wall of a dinner between Pratt and Arnold Schwarzenegger!
Stanley Tucci married his first wife, Kathryn Spath, in 1995 and the couple had three children. Spath also had two children from a previous marriage. In 2002, amid some infidelity on Tucci's side, the couple had a brief split, but ultimately reconciled. Unfortunately, Spath passed away in 2009 after a brave battle.
In 2012, Tucci remarried, this time to Felicity Blunt. She is the older sister of actress Emily Blunt, and the two were introduced when Emily and Stanley worked together on "The Devil Wears Prada." The couple has since had two children, and the family has lived in London for many years.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Johnson married his first wife, Dany Garcia, in 1997. Garcia is a successful businesswoman (not to mention a bodybuilder) and the two made a powerful couple. They had one daughter, who has gone on to become a WWE wrestler herself, but ultimately split in 2008.
Johnson found love again with Lauren Hashian, whom he married in 2019. Lauren and The Rock actually go way back, having met on the set of "The Game Plan" in 2006. The couple has welcomed two daughters, making Johnson an official girl-dad - a role that he loves. Johnson often posts on social media with his daughters and wife, clearly loving life.
Jim Carrey is a household name around the world with family-friendly comedies that have defined a generation. Still, he's had his fair share of controversies, especially when it came to his relationships. Carrey's first wife was Melissa Womer. They married in 1987 and welcomed a daughter that same year. That marriage lasted until 1995 when they called it quits for good.
Carrey then married Lauren Holly, who co-starred with him on "Dumb and Dumber," in 1996. Unfortunately, that union only lasted a year, and the couple did not have any children. Since then, Carrey has been linked with many women and has had long-term relationships, but it doesn't seem like marriage is on the horizon again for the actor.
Dr McDreamy has been everyone's crush at some point in life, but there have been two lucky ladies who got to live out their dream and married him. Dempsey's first wife was Rocky Parker, and the pair were married from 1987 to 1994. They met when they were cast in a play together. Nothing crazy so far - here it comes; Dempsey was 18 and Parker was 44.
The relationship was tumultuous and the pair were far better off without each other. Dempsey married his second wife, Jillian Fink, in 1999 and the couple has three children. Dempsey and Fink were on the brink of divorce in 2015, but luckily worked things out and have been going strong ever since.
Katey Sagal is beloved for her role in "Married...With Children." Sagal loved being a wife so much that she's done it four times! Sagal married musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 to 1981. She tried her luck again with musicians by marrying Fred Lombardo. Their union lasted from 1986 to 1989.
She then married Jack White in 1993, and the couple had two children before finalizing their divorce in 2000. Finally, Sagal found Mr. Right in Kurt Sutter, a producer and writer. The couple has one daughter, and the family lives in Los Angeles. Sagal is a prime example of never giving up on love - it just takes time.
Julianne Moore is Hollywood royalty. Whether it's drama or comedy, Moore knows what she's doing. While she famously married director Bart Freundlich in 2003, he wasn't her first husband. Moore married actor and producer John Gould Rubin in 1986, but the union only lasted until 1995.
Moore has said that she got married too fast at the time - so when Freundlich came around, she knew this was the real deal. The couple started dating in 1996 but only tied the knot in 2003. They have one son and one daughter, and Moore often says that her family is her proudest achievement.
Even though Idina Menzel only got mainstream Hollywood recognition for her role as Elsa in "Frozen," she's been in showbiz for a long time, specifically on the stage. It was during one such stage production that Menzel met her first husband, Taye Diggs. We bet that's someone you haven't thought about in a while.
They married in 2003, had one son, and ultimately parted ways in 2014. In 2017, however, love struck again when she married actor Aaron Lohr after having dated for a couple of years. The couple was very public with their IVF journey which unfortunately did not succeed. Still, they live a wonderful life together and, judging by the social media posts, are smitten with one another.
Nicole Kidman is high-profile in every sense. She has been consistently one of the highest-paid actresses in Holywood for years, and both of her marriages were to fellow celebs. Kidman's first marriage was famously to actor Tom Cruise. The pair were married from 1990 to 2001, and they adopted two children together. Kidman maintained that she still had a lot of love and respect for Cruise even after the divorce.
Kidman was then involved in a few relationships, even becoming engaged to Lenny Kravitz at one point, though the couple broke that off before the nuptials. In 2006, Kidman married singer Keith Urban and the pair have two daughters together.
Lisa Bonet is perhaps better known for her celebrity relationships than for her acting career. She first married rockstar Lenny Kravitz in 1987 - they eloped on Bonet's 20th birthday. The couple had one child together, the actress Zoe Kravitz, and ultimately split ways in 1993.
In 2005, Bonet began dating actor Jason Momoa, though the two only officially tied the knot in 2017. They welcomed two children during their relationship but made the decision to split amicably in 2022. The split came as a surprise to many as Bonet and Momoa had been a Hollywood power couple for 17 years.
Natalie Wood was a star from the beginning, starting her acting career as a young child. By the time she was a teenager, she had earned an Oscar nomination. Off the screen, her life was no less dramatic. She first married Robert Wagner when she was 19, though the union didn't last five years.
After a string of relationships, Wood married Richard Gregson, a British producer, in 1969. The couple had one daughter together but ultimately divorced in 1972. Wood and Wagner rekindled their relationship and remarried in 1972, and welcomed a daughter. Wood and Wagner stayed together until the untimely passing of Wood in 1981.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
The Duchess of Sussex is known the world over today thanks to her second husband, Prince Harry. But before she joined the British royal family, Meghan was married to film producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2014. In 2016, it was publicized that Markle was dating Prince Harry, and the two tied the knot in 2018, in a grand affair watched by the world.
Since then, they have had two children and resigned as working royals to pursue a more 'normal' life in the States. The couple has been the subject of media headlines time and time again, but they do their best to keep their family life out of the public eye.
Jimmy Kimmel is a late-night legend and has crossed paths with virtually ever celebrity in Hollywood. When it comes to his personal life, however, he is a lot more private. Kimmel's first wife was Gina Maddy, whom he married in 1988. The couple had two children together, but they ultimately split in 2002. In 2009, Kimmel began dating Molly McNearny, who was the co-head writer for Kimmel's late-night talk show.
The couple eventually tied the knot in 2013 and two have since had two children. Kimmel's son with McNearny was born with a congenital heart defect, and Kimmel has done much to bring awareness to the issue as well as influence legislature regarding patient care.
The grand-daddy of late-night television, David Letterman has been on the screen since the early 90s. Dedicated fans will remember defining moments in Letterman's life being discussed on his show. Letterman married his first wife, his college sweetheart, Michelle Cook in 1968, though the couple divorced in 1977.
He then began dating Regina Lasko in 1986, who gave birth to their son in 2003. Letterman and Lasko finally made things official in 2009. Outside of his marriages, Letterman has had a string of controversies and high-profile relationships. Ultimately, he and his wife have managed to stay strong through it all.