“Behind every great man, there’s a great woman.” Celebrities are no exception. Throughout history, the public has followed the love lives of celebs, from dating to marriage to children. However, here are the wives, and ex-wives, you may not remember.
Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen
Robert Redford and Lola Van Wagenen met, in 1957, and were secretly married, in Las Vegas, in 1958. However, they had a public ceremony a few months later, in Provo, Utah. They had 4 children together: Scott Anthony, Shauna Jean, David James “Jamie”, and Amy Hart Redford. Sadly, their son Scott died of sudden infant syndrome at 2.5 months old. The two divorced in 1985. But, they remained close and still keep in touch.
John Travolta – Kelly Preston
It was not long after Kelly Preston’s first divorce that she met John Travolta. The 2 met on the set of The Experts and fell in love. They got married in 1991. They had 3 children together: Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin. Sadly, Jett died while on vacation, in 2009. In his memory, the Travoltas founded the Jett Travolta Foundation, which helps children with special needs. Both Kelly and John are practicing Scientologists and thank the church for helping them move beyond their son’s death. They are still happily married.
Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight
Sandra Knight is the only wife of Jack Nicholson. Sandra is best known for appearing in low budget films such as Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Terror, and Tower of London. Knight and Nicholson married in 1962. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1963. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 1968, after 6 years of marriage. Nicholson is, of course, still acting, and Sandra now focuses on writing and painting.
Michael Caine – Shakira Baksh
Michael Caine is a successful actor whose first marriage ended in divorce, in 1962. However, when he saw model-actress, Shakira Baksh on a TV commercial, he fell for her instantly. After getting connected through a friend, they began dating and eventually married, in 1973. They have one daughter, Natasha Haleema. They are still together and have been married for almost 44 years! Caine says the secret to a successful marriage is 2 bathrooms.
Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott
Many people may associate Robert De Niro with his current wife Grace Hightower, however, he was first married to Diahnne Abbot. Both actors, that are known for their roles in Taxi Driver, wed in 1976. They had 2 children together: Drena and Raphael. After 12 years of marriage, they divorced in 1988. Diahnne never remarried and has mainly stayed out of the spotlight. De Niro is still one of Hollywood’s hottest actors.
Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa
Gene Hackman was originally married to Faye Maltese. However, their marriage failed after 30 years. Luckily, Gene was able to find his happy ending again, with Betsy Arakawa. Betsy is a musician and they met through her work. They married in 1991. They are still happily married, living in New Mexico, and look like they haven’t aged a day!
Sean Penn – Madonna
It may be hard to believe, but, Sean Penn and Madonna were once married. They got married in 1985 and divorced only a few years later. They both moved on and had super successful careers. Sean married Robin Wright. Unfortunately, that marriage also ended in divorce. Madonna married Guy Richie. But sadly, that marriage also ended in divorce.
Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have a true Hollywood love story. They met in a way only 2 famous people could, at the Golden Globe Awards (in 2002). They got married, in New Mexico, in 2010, and, in 2011, Ford adopted Calista’s son Liam. This was Harrison’s 3rd marriage. He was previously married to Mary Marquad and Melissa Mathison. Ford and Flockhart are still going strong.
Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison
The press always has a field day with Johnny Depp’s love life. In 1983, he married make up artist Lori Ann Allison. Johnny was only 20 years old, when they got married. But the marriage ended in divorce in 1985. Depp went on to marry Amber Heard. However, their marriage ended in disaster, after Heard filed domestic abuse charges against Depp. However, Lori Anne told media, he never laid a hand on her and he is a “soft person.”
Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Leyton
Anthony Hopkins is a highly respected and decorated actor. However, his love life has not been as successful. He married Petronella Barker in 1966. However, they divorced in 1972. Only a year after his divorce, he married Jennifer Leyton. Sadly, after 29 years of marriage, they got divorced in 2002. Hopkins moved back to L.A. to continue his acting career and Leyton stayed in the U.K.
Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan
Michael J. Fox has had a very successful career. However, possibly his most important role was on Family Ties, when he met future wife Tracy Pollan. Ironically, Tracy played Fox’s on-screen girlfriend. When they reconnected on the set of Bright Lights, Big City, they became an official couple. They married in 1988. Tracy and Michael are still married. Despite Fox’s early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Tracy has stuck by his side giving him support whenever he needs.
Bruce Willis – Demi Moore
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have the perfect Hollywood love story. They met at the movie premier of Stakeout. They quickly fell in love and got married in 1987. They have 3 daughters together: Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout. After close to 10 years of marriage, they amicably split. They remained close after the divorce. Bruce is now married to Emma Heming. Demi Moore was married to Ashton Kutcher but they divorced in 2013.
Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan were rising Hollywood stars when they met on the set of D.O.A. Therefore, Hollywood rejoiced when they got married in 1991. Sadly, the two divorced in 2001. However, their acting careers were not hurt by the divorce. Dennis Quaid has since been in films such as The Rookie, Vantage Point, and The Day After Tomorrow. Meg Ryan had roles in Ithaca, In the Land of Women, and Kate & Leopold.
Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith
Pierce Brosnan’s first marriage ended in tragedy after his wife, Cassandra Harris, passed from ovarian cancer. However, 3 years later, he was able to find love once more, in journalist Keely Shaye Smith. The two met in Mexico and there was an instant connection. They got married in 2001. They are still happily married and have 2 sons together: Paris and Dylan. The are very active in helping various charitable causes.
Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva
Kevin Costner met his first wife Cindy Silva, while they were both attending Cal State Fullerton. They began dating in 1975, and got married in 1978. They had 3 children: Anne, Lily (pictured below with Cindy), and Joseph. Sadly, after 16 years of marriage, they divorced in 1994. Kevin went on to sky rocket into fame, with roles in movies such as The Bodyguard, Dances with Wolves, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Cindy has remained out of the limelight.
Mark Hamill – Marilou York
Mark Hamill will forever be remembered as the Star Wars legend, Luke Skywalker. During the time he was playing young Luke, he met Marilou York, a dental hygienist. They got married, in 1978, and had 3 children: Nathan, Griffin, and Elizabeth. They have now been married for over 38 years. Mark recently reprised his role of Luke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while Marilou has tried to stay out of the spotlight.
Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielson
Sylvester Stallone married model-actress Brigitte Nelson at the pinnacle of his Rocky fame. Nielsen spoke to Oprah about their marriage. She said “The biggest misconception while I was with Sylvester, was the fact that everybody thought I married him because of money. They didn’t understand that he begged me to marry. He begged me!” Sadly, they couldn’t fight through their problems and got divorced two years later. They both have been married multiple times since.
Michael York – Patricia McCallum
Michael York was a well-known actor by the time photographer Patricia McCallum met him. She was given the assignment to photograph him and she left with more than just a picture. The two soon after meeting began dating and married in 1968, on York’s 26th birthday. They never had any children together, but Patricia has one son from a previous marriage. After 48 years, the couple is still happily married.
William Shatner – Elizabeth Martin
William Shatner had to marry a few women before he found his true love in Elizabeth Martin. He was previously married to Gloria Rand, Marcy Lafferty, and Nerine Kidd. William married Elizabeth in 2001. William and Elizabeth are still together. They even co-wrote a song on his album Has Been. The song is titled “Together,” and there are lyrics such as “We are not alone, not unloved, together.”
Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor
Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller met while on the set of Heat Vision and Jack. Stiller says falling for Taylor was easy and unexpected. They got married in May 2000. They have 2 children together: Ella Olivia Stiller and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller. They have also been seen on-screen together multiple times, in productions such as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Unfortunately, in May 2017, the couple announced their split. However, they have agreed to remain cordial and raise their children together.
Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler
Alfonso Ribeiro skyrocketed into fame playing Will Smith’s nerdy dancing-cousin, Carlton, on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It wasn’t until later works that Alfonso met his future wife, Robin Stapler. They met in 1999, while filming In the House. They married in 2002, and their daughter, Sienna, was born only a short time after. Sadly, the couple split in 2006. But, they remain good friends. Ribeiro got remarried and continued acting, and Stapler has since stayed out of the spotlight.
Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan began her dancing career as a backup dancer for hit artists such as Missy Elliot and Janet Jackson. She got her film debut, when she landed the female lead role in Step Up. On the set, of Step Up, is where she met fellow co-star and future husband Channing Tatum. They hit it off almost immediately and got married in Malibu, in 2009. Their daughter, Maiselle, was born in England, in 2013. The dancing duo is also still acting. Jenna was recently in the TV series Supergirl, and Channing can be seen in films such as The Hateful Eight and Hail, Caesar!.
Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met on the set of The Long Hot Summer. At the time, Paul Newman was married to Jackie Witte. Jackie and Paul divorced in 1958, and that same year he married Joanne. Paul and Joanne were married for 50 years! Sadly, Paul passed in 2008. Joanne has told the secret to their long and happy marriage, “Paul and I were good friends before we were lovers. We could talk to each other, we could talk to each other about anything without fear of ridicule or rejection. There was trust.”
Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky
Howard Stern is known for his obscene and outrageous banter, especially on his radio show. Therefore, it is no surprise that he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Beth Ostrosky, while on-air, on Valentine’s Day in 2007. They got married in New York City, in October 2008. This was Stern’s second marriage. However, this time around it was successful. They are still happily married and have adopted 6 cats, but do not have any children. Stern still works on the radio, and Ostrosky writes children’s books and volunteers for various charities.
Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman
Dustin and Lisa Hoffman have known each other for most of their lives. Dustin’s mother and Lisa’s grandmother were friends. When Dustin was 16-years-old, he played the piano at Lisa’s mother’s wedding (while she was pregnant with Lisa). They began to have a friendship when Lisa was only 10-years-old and Dustin was 27. Lisa admits she fell in love with Dustin, when she was that young. They were married when she was 22-years-old and he was 38. They are still happily married and have 4 children together.
Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker
Oscar-Winning actor, Michael Douglas, married the daughter of an Austrian diplomat, Diandra Luker, in 1977. She was only 19 at the time and they had their son a year later. Unfortunately, they spilt in 1995. Diandra received $45 million from the divorce settlement. Michael has since gone on record to say that the two should have divorced earlier. Douglas went on to marry actress Catherine Zeta Jones, in 2000, and they are still together today.
Chuck Norris – Gena O’Kelley
Chuck Norris and Gena O’Kelley met in 1997, while Chuck was on a date with someone else. Surprisingly enough, O’Kelley, soon after, showed up on set of Walker Texas Ranger to play a small role. They made a connection and were married in 1998. Even though there is over a 20 year age gap, the couple is still happily married. Chuck has 5 children and 9 grand-children.
Kelsey Grammer – Camille Donatacci
Frasier actor, Kelsey Grammer met Camille Donatacci in 1996. They fell in love and got married in 1997. They have two children together. Unfortunately, the marriage was not complete bliss and they filed for divorced in 2010. The divorce was finalized in 2011. Camille had also accused Kelsey of physical and verbal abuse. Kelsey denies the claims. Kelsey continued his acting career, while Camille found fame through the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune
Micheline Roqueburne is a Moroccan-French painter who stole the heart of actor Sean Connery. They met at a golf tournament in Morocco. They kept the wedding relatively secret and got married in Casablanca in 1975. Both Sean and Micheline had children from previous marriages and decided to not have children together. They are still very happily married!
Bruce Springsteen – Julianne Phillips
Julianne Phillips is best known for her role as Frankie Reed, on the TV series Sisters. However, she may have gotten an even bigger break when she met the “Born in the USA” singer, Bruce Springsteen. Bruce and Julianne married in 1985. Unfortunately, their romance didn’t last and they divorced after 4 years of marriage. Bruce went on to feature the turmoils he and Juliana experienced in their relationship, in his lyrics on the Tunnel of Love album.
Richard Gere – Cindy Crawford
Actor Richard Gere began dating supermodel Cindy Crawford when she was only 21-years-old. He was 17 years older than her. However, at the time, this was not an issue. They got married in 1991, when she was 25 and he was 42. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 1995. Cindy has since admitted that the age gap is what led to the demise of the marriage. However, they have both moved on and since remarried.
Jeff Goldblum – Geena Davis
Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis have a true Hollywood romance story. After working on 3 different movies together and having such great chemistry on screen, they developed an amazing relationship off-screen. They got married in 1987. Unfortunately, that chemistry did not last and they divorced in 1990. However, they both continued to have a successful career in Hollywood. Goldblum is now married to Emilie Livingston, and Davis is married to Dr. Reza Jarrahy.
Colin Firth – Livia Giuggioli
Colin Firth was dating Meg Tilly for 5 years and many believed they would marry. However, luckily, it did not work out and Colin Firth met Livia Giuggioli. The two got married in 1997 and are still happily married. They have two sons together, Luca and Matteo. Colin is still acting and even won an Oscar for his performance in The King’s Speech. Livia is an environmental activist and a documentary film producer.
Robert Downey Jr. – Deborah Falconer
Robert Downey Jr. is one of today’s hottest actors in Hollywood. He has recently taken over the superhero universe as Iron Man. However, he is also known for his rash decisions. One of those decisions may have been when he married Deborah Falconer. They decided to get married after only 42 days. However, their marriage did last 12 years, until they divorced in 2004. It has been reported that the divorce was due to Downey’s drinking problems. However, he has since cleaned up his act and remarried in 2005.
Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson
Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson met in 1953, on a blind date. However, it must been love at first sight, as they were married 6 months later. They had two children together: Kyle and Alison. Sadly, Clint was not loyal and had multiple affairs. Johnson filed for legal separation in 1978 and their divorce was finalized in November 1984. She received $25 million for the divorce settlement.
Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley
Priscilla and Elvis met in 1959, when Priscilla was only 14-years-old. They met at his home in Germany, while he was in the army. They stayed in contact by phone, after he returned to the U.S.. Priscilla’s parents reluctantly let her visit him a few times, and eventually let her move to Graceland in 1963. Elvis proposed, in 1966, and they married in 1967. Their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley was born the following year. Sadly, the couple separated by 1972. Elvis died a few years later, but him and Priscilla remained close until his death.
Johnny Depp – Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage is certainly one being scrutinized by media. Depp and Heard got married in 2015. However, Heard recently filed for divorce after she accused Depp of domestic abuse. She even posted images of the alleged abuse on her social media. Police are still investigating but Amber has move forward with the divorce. A prenup was not signed before marriage. Depp was ordered to pay Heard a settlement of $7 million.
Dylan McDermott – Maggie Q
Both actors, Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q met on the set of the short lived TV series Stalker. They got engaged in 2015 and are expected to be married soon. Both still have flourishing acting careers, with appearances in films set to be released soon. Dylan was previously married to actress Shiva Rose, from 1995 through 2009. Shiva and Dylan have two daughters together, Colette and Charlotte. Maggie Q has never been married before and does not have any children.
Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore
Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore met before Hollywood knew Mel’s name. He was mostly an unknown actor and she was a dental nurse. They got married, in 1980, in New South Wales. Throughout their 26 year marriage, they had 7 children (6 boys and 1 girl)! They got divorced in 2011. Robyn Moore received half of Gibson’s estate in the divorce. Gibson went on to have 2 more children from 2 different women.
Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson
Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson may have been looked at one of the most glamorous couples in the 80’s. However, their marriage was not actually so glamourous. They wed in 1988, but split in 1993. The couple had one of the longest divorce proceedings in Hollywood history. Reynolds didn’t finish paying off the money he owed Anderson until 2015 – 22 years after the divorce. Reynolds has also released a memoir where he says his marriage to Anderson was “a really dumb move.”
Jim Carrey – Lauren Holly
Jim Carrey met Lauren Holly during the auditions of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Although she didn’t get the part, she did get Jim. They began getting close on the set of Dumb and Dumber, in 1994, and soon after, officially became a couple. They got married in 1996. Sadly, they divorced only 9 months later due to “irreconcilable differences.” However, they both still found success in Hollywood after the divorce.
Eric Decker – Jessie James
Jessie James is a country pop singer, who married NFL wide receiver Eric Decker in 2013. They originally met, like many other “normal” people, through a mutual friend. Also in 2013, they had a reality show on E! titled “Eric and Jessie: Game On!”. Unfortunately, Eric was only able to play in 3 games in the 2016 season, with the New York Jets, before getting hurt. They have 2 children, Vivianne Rose and Eric.
Gene Simmons – Shannon Tweed
Gene Simmons is best known as the bass guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band, Kiss. Simmons and former model, Shannon Tweed, had been dating for over 20 years, when they finally decided to make it official. They got married in 2011 in Beverly Hills. They have two children together, Nick and Sophie. Due to the large amount of time they were together before the marriage, we expect this one to last forever.
Chris Pratt – Anna Faris
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris grew up only 20 minutes from each other. However, they did not meet until they worked together on Take Me Home Tonight, in 2007. Anna was married, when they first met, but she left her husband soon after meeting Chris. They got engaged in 2008 and were married in 2009. They have one son together, Jack, and both enjoying collecting dead bugs.
Hugh Jackman – Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli. Their connection was almost immediate and they were married in April 1996. Jackman designed Furness’ engagement ring himself. Their wedding rings have a sanskrit inscription on them that says “Om paramar mainamar”, translated as “we dedicate our union to a greater source”. They have adopted 2 children and are still together.
Denzel Washington – Pauletta Washington
Denzel and Pauletta Washington met on the set of the TV film Wilma, in 1977. Five years later, they got married. They have 4 children together. They have been married for 34 years and it doesn’t look like this bond is breaking anytime soon. When giving advice about marriage in Hollywood, Denzel said “I just think that you have to work at it. Not give up on each other. It’s a commitment. It’s not all the honeymoon, it doesn’t last forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you’re good friends first, that might help!”
Chad Michael Murray – Sophia Bush
If you were a teen in the early 2000s, you most likely laughed and cried at this couple’s failures and successes, both on and off the screen. Murray and Bush met while working on TV drama series “One Tree Hill.” They got engaged in May 2004, but separated after only 5 months of marriage. The couple was granted a divorce in February 2006. They continued to work together on the show, until its ending in 2012. Bush later said about her failed marriage “It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic – another joke marriage. I never expected to be married more than once…because I knew what I was getting into and will always believe in love.” Bush never remarried and Murray married Sarah Roemer in 2015.
Bradley Cooper – Jennifer Esposito
Early in his career, Bradley Cooper had a rocky start. He did not shoot into superstardom overnight. However, he was able to find himself a beautiful wife in actress Jennifer Esposito. They got engaged in October 2006, and were married that December. However, after the “honeymoon phase” ended, so did their marriage. They filed for divorce in May 2007 and it was finalized that November. Cooper has gone on record saying about their marriage, “It was just something that happened. The good thing is, we both realized it. Sometimes you just realize it.”
Daniel Day-Lewis – Rebecca Miller
Daniel Day-Lewis met his future wife Rebecca Miller after landing a role in the film adaptation of “The Crucible.” “The Crucible” original play was written by Rebecca’s father, Arthur Miller. Day-Lewis was invited to the writer’s house, where he met Rebecca. A year later, Day-Lewis and Rebecca got married, in November 1996. Together they are raising 3 sons: Ronan, Cashel, and Gabriel (Day-Lewis’ son from a previous relationship).
Mike Tyson – Robin Givens
Boxer Mike Tyson and actress Robin Givens met in March 1986. They were married in February 1988. Unfortunately, after Robin suffered a miscarriage, their marriage began to crumble. The marriage ended on Valentine’s Day in 1989. Robins received a lot of negative press from the divorce. Robins married tennis instructor Svetozar Marinković, in 1997, and divorced in 1998. Tyson is currently married to Lakiha Spicer.
John Stamos – Rebecca Romijn
Uncle Jesse, better known as John Stamos, met supermodel Rebecca Romijn at the end of his “Full House” career. They met in 1994, at the Victoria Secret fashion show, in which she was modeling. They got engaged on Christmas Eve in 1997, and got married in September 1998. Unfortunately, beauty can not keep you together, and this pair separated in April 2004. Stamos filed for a divorce that August and it became final in March 2005. Stamos never remarried and Romijn is married to actor Jerry O’Connell.
Mark Harmon – Pam Dawber
In 1986, Mark Harmon was named one of People magazine’s “Sexist Man Alive”. ’86 was a good year for him, as it is the same year he met Pam Dawber, through a mutual friend. Pam and Mark got married the following year in a small ceremony. They have 2 children together: Thomas and Ty Christian. The family tries to keep a low profile with a little amount of public appearances. However, Mark and his elder son Thomas have worked together on the hit series “NCIS”. Thomas played a young Gibbs (Mark’s Character) in 5 episodes.
Matthew McConaughey – Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey met his current wife and model, Camila Alves, in 1996, in a way that many could relate to – at a night club. Alves told Access Hollywood “We met at Hyde, of all places. We had two interactions at the bar. The first interaction, I did not know who he was. At the time he had a really long beard, and he had this Rasta hat. He was all covered up, and I didn’t really realize who he was.” Alves actually tried to avoid him that night, but he found a way to charm her and they were engaged in 2011 and married in 2012. They live together in Austin, Texas with their 3 children.
Orlando Bloom – Miranda Kerr
Actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr began dating in 2007. They announced their engagement in June 2010. They got married in a quiet, private ceremony the following month. Their son, Flynn Christopher, was born in 2011. In October 2013, they announced they would be officially divorcing after being separated already for several months. Kerr recently remarried in May 2017, to the founder and CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel.
Christian Bale –Sibi Blazic
Christian Bale met Sibi Blazic when Sibi was working as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant. Winona was a friend of Bale’s. Before he met Blazic, Bale had no intention of getting married. He told The Sydney Morning Herald “Everyone was divorced in my family so I didn’t have very healthy ideas about marriage.” Bale and Blazic eloped in Las Vegas in 2000. Their daughter, Emmeline, was born in 2005, and their son, Joseph, was born in 2014. They are still happily married.
Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston
Susan Geston and Jeff Bridges met in 1974, while Bridges was filming Rancho Deluxe. The film was being shot on a dude ranch in North Dakota, where Susan worked. When Jeff first asked her out, she rejected him. However, they saw each other again at a party and spent the night together on the dance floor. Two months later, Jeff brought Susan back to L.A. to live with him. After 3 years, and an ultimatum from Susan, they married. They have 3 daughters together and are still happily married.
Ewan McGregor – Eve Mavrakis
Actor Ewan McGregor met Greek-French production designer, Eve Mavrakis, on the set of “Kavanagh QC”, a British TV series. They got married in 1995. They have 4 daughters together, one of which was adopted from Mongolia. McGregor has a heart and dagger tattoo with his wife and daughters’ name on his right arm. The now family lives in L.A., after relocating from London.
Daniel Craig – Rachel Weisz
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz had met in 1994 when they performed together, in the risque play “Les Grandes Horizontales”, in London. However, it wasn’t until years later in 2011, that a romance started to bloom. They were working on the film “Dream House” together. Daniel Craig was engaged to producer Satsuki Mitchell, and Weisz was married to director, Darren Aronofsky. Soon after, Weisz announced her split from Aronofsky, and Craig soon followed suit. After 6 months, it was announced that Weisz and Craig had gotten married in a small ceremony in 2011.
Russell Crowe – Danielle Spencer
Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer met on the filming of “The Crossing”, in 1989. They began a rocky relationship, but became officially a pair in 2001. They married in 2003 at Crowe’s cattle property in New South Wales. They have 2 sons: Charles and Tennyson. The separated in 2012, however, have not officially divorced, even though they have been linked to other relationships.
Michael Jackson – Debbie Rowe
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson needs no introduction. However, many do not remember his second wife, Debbie Rowe. Rowe and Jackson met while she was working as a nurse in Dr. Arnold Klein’s dermatology office. When they met Jackson was married to Lisa Marie Presley. However, when Presley and Jackson divorced in 1996, Rowe and Jackson began their romance. The couple got married that same year, and had their first child, Michael Jackson Jr., 3 months later. Their daughter, Paris (pictured below with Debbie), was born in 1998. Unfortunately, the two split that same year. Rowe recently ended up back in the news after she accidentally burned down a friend’s cottage.
Ed O’Neill – Catherine Rusoff
Ed O’Neill is an actor who may be best remembered for his performances in TV shows such as “Married With Children” and “Modern Family”. His wife, Catherine Rusoff, even appeared on two episodes of “Married With Children” with Ed. Ed and Catherine got married in 1986 and separated in 1989. Luckily, the couple reconciled and got back together in 1993. They have two daughters: Sophia and Claire. They are still together living happily in Los Angeles.
Larry The Cable Guy – Cara Whitney
Larry the Cable Guy, born Daniel Whitney, got his comedy career started on the radio in the 1990s. He jumped to stand-comedy and used his birth name and saw little success. Therefore, he created the persona of Larry the Cable Guy (the stereotypical redneck with the catchphrase”Git-R-Done!”). He has gone on to act in several movies, and has done several nationally broadcasted stand-up specials. However, behind the scenes is his wife Cara, who he married in 2005. They have two children together and are still happily married.
Tom Cruise – Mimi Rogers
Tom Cruise has had several wives. However, many forget that he was first married to actress Mimi Rogers. Mimi and Tom got married in 1987, but divorced only a few short years later, in 1990. It has been reported that Mimi was the one that introduced Tom to the Church of Scientology. Cruise is now a very prevalent member of the church, while Mimi is no longer practicing.
Eddie Murphy – Nicole Mitchell Murphy
Actor Eddie Murphy and model Nicole Mitchell met in 1988, at the NAACP Image Awards show. They quickly began a romance soon after. They got married, in New York City, in 1993. The pair went on to have 5 children together. Unfortunately, due to “irreconcilable differences”, they split in 2006. Nicole, a few years later, began dating former pro-football player Michael Strahan, but that ended in 2014. Eddie has been dating model-actress Paige Butcher since 2102.
George Clooney – Talia Balsam
Many women’s dreams were crushed in 2014, when longtime hottie and bachelor, George Clooney, married Amal Alamuddin. However, many forget he was previously married. Talia Balsam and George Clooney got married in Las Vegas in 1989. They got divorced in 1993. Clooney later told Vanity Fair “I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.” Fortunately, the divorce was for the best. They are both now happily married. Balsam married actor John Slattery in 1998.
Kobe Bryan – Vanessa Laine Bryant
Kobe Bryant met Vanessa when she was still in high school. She was filming a music video as an extra, and Kobe happened to be in the same building. Paparazzi swarmed her high school, when he announced their engagement. They got married in 2001, when she was only 19-years-old, and he was 22-years-old. Despite all the legal issues and alleged infidelity by Kobe, Vanessa has chosen to stick by his side. They have 3 children together: Natalia, Gianna, and Bianka.
Montel Williams – Grace Morley
Montel Williams is a TV personality, radio talk show host, and actor. But, he is best known for hosting “The Montel Williams Show”. Williams has been married 3 times. He married his second wife, and burlesque dancer, Grace Morley, in 1992. They had two children together: Montel Brian Hank and Wyntergrace. The couple divorced in 2000. Montel is now married to Tara Fowler. Morley never remarried.
Steven Seagal – Kelly LeBrock
When Steven Seagal met Kelly LeBrock, he was still married to actress Adrienne La Russa. However, the two had an instant connection and began having an affair. LeBrock got pregnant, during the affair, which led to Seagal’s and Russa’s marriage to be annulled. LeBrock and Seagal got married, in 1987, and had three children together. In 1994, LeBrock filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” However, it was discovered the Seagal was having an affair with the family’s nanny, Arissa Wolf. Seagal is still an actor and remarried in 2009. LeBrock also remarried in 2007.
Steve Harvey – Mary Vaughn
TV personality Steve Harvey married Mary Lee in 1996. They had one son together who they named Wynton. After the couple’s divorce was finalized in 2005, Harvey was given custody of their son. In 2011, Mary uploaded a YouTube video stating that Steve cheated on her as well as physically abused her. Steve filed a lawsuit claiming the allegations were false. Steve won. In May 2017, ET reported that Vaughn was suing Harvey for $60 million. Vaughn claimed she was subjected to “prolonged torture with the infliction of severe mental pain and suffering.”
Tiger Woods – Lindsey Vonn
Both Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are highly decorated athletes in their respective sports. Despite Tiger’s love life history, the two began dating in 2013. Many people believed this was a great match and the two would get married. Unfortunately, this was not the case and they split in 2015. In a book Vonn published in 2016, she wrote her relationship with Tiger was “essentially being in a fish bowl. Everyone’s looking at you and judging you and commenting on what they think is right or wrong.”
Jase Robertson – Missy Robertson
Jase Robertson is best known for being one of the stars on the A&E reality television show Duck Dynasty. He is also the COO of the business Duck Commander, which is best known for its duck call mechanism. Duck Dynasty featured Jase as well as his family in their daily routine. The show ran from March 2012 through March 2017. Before the show began, Jase married Missy back in 1990. Despite the fame, they still remain together and live happily with their 3 children.
Michael Jordan – Juanita Vanoy
Basketball star, Michael Jordan, married Juanita Vanoy in 1989. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2006, after 17 years of marriage. However, both claim the split was amicable. Juanita received the largest divorce settlement in history, at the time of the divorce. Juanita received $168 million, a 7-acre property in Chicago, and she also received custody of all 3 of their kids. In 2013, Michael married his longtime girlfriend, and they had twin daughters, in 2014. Vanoy never remarried.
Sam Elliott – Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott both appeared in the famed Western film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. However, Elliott’s role was much smaller than Katherine’s. Therefore, the two did not actually meet until they co-starred in the 1978 film The Legacy. Soon after, they began dating and were married in 1984. Their only child, Cleo Rose Elliott, was born the same year. Sam and Katharine are still happily married.
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman – Beth Smith
Duane “Dog” Chapman is a bounty hunter and bail bondsman turned reality TV star. After hunting down the heir to Max Factor cosmetics, Dog received national attention, which lead to his own reality show, in 2004, titled Dog the Bounty Hunter. While on the show, he married his current and fifth wife, Alice “Beth” Elizabeth Smith, in 2006. After Dog the Bounty Hunter went off-air in 2012, the couple signed-on for a different show in 2013 – Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. On The Hunt ended in 2015. Dog and Beth are still happily married.
Will Smith – Sheree Zampino
Actor Will Smith was once married to Sheree Zampino. They got married in 1992 and divorced in 1995. Sheree has since said the marriage ended because she was “unhappy.” However, recently, she had to come to Will’s defense after Alexis Arquette claimed Sheree found Will in bed with another man. Sheree denied those claims and shamed Alexis for the damage the story caused, especially on hers and Will’s children. Smith is now married to Jada Pinkett Smith. Sheree remarried professional football player Terrell Fletcher, however, there have been rumors the two may file for divorce soon.
Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren
Elin Nordegren is a former Swedish model. Elin spent her childhood into young adulthood, in Sweden. In 2000, she began modeling. Nordegren eventually took a job at a clothing store in Stockholm, where she met, Mia Parnevik, who was married to famous golfer Jesper Parvenik. Mia offered Elin a full-time nanny job where she would have to move to the U.S. After accepting the position, she was introduced to Tiger, at the 2001 Open championship. They eventually married, but sadly, their marriage was doomed for disaster and they divorced in 2010. She received $100 million from the divorce and bought a Florida mansion with some of those funds.