When the marriage took place, you heard their names, but over time they no longer appeared in the public eye and the names became less familiar. We took a look at the biggest celebrities of the past two decades to find out what happened with their marriages. You will be stunned by all the spouses you’ve forgotten but be pleasantly surprised by the number of couples who are still together.
Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren
Golf legend Tiger Woods met model and nanny Elin Nordegren through a golf buddy. They immediately hit it off and were married soon after. They seemed like the perfect couple, and had two kids, until six years later, when the entire world heard about their very public breakup.
After the infidelity scandal, Woods took some time off from golfing. He has recently made a comeback and some attribute it to his current girlfriend, Erica Herman. Nordegren recently had a baby with football player Jordan Cameron.
Matthew McConaughey – Camila Alves
Famous actor Matthew McConaughey met his future wife, model and actress Camila Alves, at a bar, and it was not love at first sight, at least for her. She told Access Hollywood, “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.”
Apparently, McConaughey managed to win her over, because they began to date, had two children and then married in 2012. They have since had their third child, and all of them live happily together in Austin, Texas.
Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward
Young actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met for the first time in 1953, when they both ducked into their agent’s air-conditioned office to escape the heat. They got to talking, but since Newman was married, nothing came of it. They met again in 1958, when they were cast opposite each other in 'The Long, Hot Summer'. They fell in love while filming, prompting Newman to divorce his wife at the time, Jackie Witte.
They got married that same year, had three children and celebrated 50 years of marriage before Newman passed away in 2008. Woodward summarized their happy union with the words, “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.”
Kobe Bryant – Vanessa Laine Bryant
Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, met Vanessa when she was still in high school. She was an extra in a Snoop Dogg music video which he had come to see. When their relationship came to light, her high school was overrun by the paparazzi.
The couple tied the knot in 2001, the bride was 19 and the groom was 22. They have four daughters, named Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri. Sadly, their relationship came to a tragic end when Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash.
Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart
In a real Hollywood-style romance, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart met each other in 2002, while attending the Golden Globe Awards. Although he is much older than her, their connection was immediate. The pair dated for almost eight years before getting married in New Mexico in 2010.
Calista had adopted her son Liam before she met Ford, but he has helped her raise him and formally adopted him in 2011. Liam is Ford’s fifth child; he has four children from his previous marriages to Mary Marquardt and Melissa Mathison. The couple recently celebrated nine years of marriage and say the secret to staying together is laughter.
Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley
While Elvis was serving in the military, he met 14-year-old Priscilla at a party at his home in Germany. Despite her young age, he was quite taken with her, and they spent a lot of time together while he was there. They kept in touch over the phone when he returned to the US, and her parents eventually allowed her to go visit him at Graceland, in 1962.
She moved in one year later and they were married in 1967. Their daughter, Lisa Marie, was born the following year. Due to Elvis’ prolonged absences and rumors of Priscilla’s infidelity, Elvis filed for divorce in 1973. They remained close until his death several years later.
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman – Beth Smith
Famous bounty hunter, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, became a reality star after capturing the infamous fugitive Andrew Luster, the heir to Max Factor, in Mexico. He was starring in “Dog the Bounty Hunter” when he married his fifth wife, Beth Smith, in 2006.
Chapman and Smith had two children, and after their first reality show ended in 2012, they went on to star together in “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt”. The two were happily married until 2019, when sadly, Beth passed away from cancer.
Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith
Actor Pierce Bronsan was happily married to Cassandra Harris, and they were together until her death from ovarian cancer, in 1991. He was heartbroken, but luckily found love again three years later, when he met Keely Shaye Smith.
The two met at a party in Mexico, after Smith was supposed to interview Ted Danson, but he cancelled. They dated for a long time and got married in 2001. They have two children, Paris and Dylan, and recently celebrated 25 years together. Both are known for their philanthropic work.
Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky
The infamous talk show host is known for his outrageous humor, therefore it is no surprise that Howard Stern asked his longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrosky to marry him while on the air. The proposal took place on Valentine’s Day in 2007, and the couple were wed in New York in October 2008. He actually met Ostrosky while she was on a blind date with another guy!
This was Stern’s second marriage. He was married to Alison Berns for over twenty years and the couple had three children together. Stern and Ostrosky don’t have any children, but they do have 6 cats. They have been happily married for twenty years, he still does his radio show and she is an animal activist.
Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor met on the set of television show “Heat, Vision and Jack.” They started spending time together and tied the knot just one year later in Hawaii, in May 2000. They have two children, Ella Olivia Stiller and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller.
When not raising their children, the couple often acted together in hilarious comedies, such as, 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story', 'Zoolander', 'Zoolander 2', 'Tropic Thunder', 'Arrested Development', and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Sadly, after 17 years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce in May 2017, but remain on good terms.
Christian Bale –Sibi Blazic
Former model Sibi Blazic was working as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant when she met Christian Bale. They met in 2000 and fell for each other hard, and soon went to Las Vegas to elope. The funny thing is, Bale was not even planning on getting married before he met Blazic.
He told The Sydney Morning Herald, “Everyone was divorced in my family so I didn’t have very healthy ideas about marriage.” Their daughter, Emmeline, was born in 2005, and their son, Joseph, was born in 2014. They are still happily married almost two decades later.
Bruce Springsteen – Julianne Phillips
Best known for her portrayal of Frankie, on the television show 'Sisters', actress Julianne Philips met singer Bruce Springsteen in LA, when she was 24 years old. He was very impressed with her and they married in 1985, but their marriage was rocky from the start.
The couple separated in 1987 and eventually got a divorce in 1989. Bruce paid tribute to their relationship in his album 'Tunnel of Love'. Bruce then found love with fellow musician Patti Sciafla. They were together for several years and decided to make it official after their first son was born. They got married in 1991, have had two more children, and are still going strong.
Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson
Back in the 1980s, Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson were one of the most glamorous couples in Hollywood. They dated for six years and then married in 1988, in an intimate ceremony with five media helicopters trying to get some footage. They had one son, and for a while things seemed to be going well. However, just five years later, they filed for divorce.
The whole thing became a media circus, and it took them over two decades to finish sorting out their finances. Accusations were lobbied by both sides, and Reynolds summed things up by telling People that he shouldn’t have married an actress, saying “That was a really dumb move on my part.” Sadly, Reynolds passed away in 2018.
Colin Firth – Livia Giuggioli
Beloved British actor, Colin Firth was sitting on the steps of an old church in Columbia when he saw Livia Giuggioli walking through the crowd. He said it felt like “...a bolt to the heart.” She had never heard of him before they met that day. They married in 1997, and have been together ever since.
The couple have two sons, Luca and Matteo, and Firth has an older son named Will from his five-year relationship with actress Meg Tilly. Firth is still an in-demand actor, and won an Oscar for his performance in 'The King’s Speech', and Livia is a documentary film producer and environmental activist.
Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielsen
While at the height of his 'Rocky' fame, Sylvester Stallone left his first wife to marry Brigitte Nielsen, a model and actress whom he had only known for a few months. Nielsen was only 22 when they married and recently talked about the experience with Oprah, saying, “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!”
However, the two couldn’t manage to make it work and got divorced just two years later. The divorce turned ugly and Nielsen was forced to move back to Europe to find work. Since then, both her and Stallone have found love again and have been married to their latest partner for over a decade.
Chris Pratt – Anna Faris
Despite the fact that they grew up only 20 minutes from each other, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris only met for the first time in 2007, on the set of 'Take Me Home Tonight'. She was married when they met, but separated not long after, in 2008.
From that point on, Anna and Chris became inseparable. They tied the knot in 2009. and have a son together named Jack. The whole world was saddened by their split in 2018. but they are still close and have made co-parenting their priority. Pratt has since married Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter, Katherine, and Anna is dating Michael Barrett.
Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison
Johnny Depp’s love life has always been a media obsession, but his first marriage to makeup artist, Lori Anne Allison, took place in 1983, when he was just 20 and not yet famous. Allison, who was 25 at the time, helped Depp get his first big role in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. The marriage lasted for three years, and Depp’s next marriage, to Amber Heard, took place nearly 30 years later.
However, despite all the time that had passed and the fact that the end of their marriage was described as a catastrophe, when Heard claimed that Depp had abused her, Lori Anne spoke out. She told journalists that he was a “gentle guy” and that he never laid a hand on her and went on to say she didn’t believe the allegations.
William Shatner – Elizabeth Martin
The 'Star Trek' icon was married three times before he found love with his current wife, Elizabeth Martin. He had three children with his first wife, Gloria Rand, spent over twenty years with his second wife, Marcy Lafferty and lost his third wife, Nerine Kidd, in a tragic accident just two years after they were married.
Despite their 27-year age difference, Shatner and Martin connected over their love of horses. They married in 2001 and are still happy together. The pair even wrote a song together for Shatner’s album 'Has Been', titled “Together”. The lyrics state, “We are not alone, not unloved, together.” Sounds like for him fourth time really is the charm.
George Clooney – Talia Balsam
Hollywood hunk, George Clooney, dashed many women’s hopes and dreams in 2014 when he married Amal Alamuddin. What many of us have forgotten, is that it was not his first marriage. He married actress Talia Balsam in Las Vegas, in 1989.
They divorced in 1993 and Clooney talked about the marriage to Vanity Fair, saying, “I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.” These days, they are both happily married, just not to each other. George and Amal have two kids and Talia is married to fellow “Mad Men” actor, John Slattery, and they have one child.
Gene Simmons – Shannon Tweed
The name Gene Simmons is almost synonymous with the name of the band he founded, Kiss. The co-lead singer and bassist was dating former model and actress, Shannon Tweed, for 28 years, before finally popping the question on his reality show, 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels'.
They married in 2011, in Beverly Hills. They have two grown children, Nick and Sophie. Due to the fact that these two have been together for almost four decades, we are hopeful that their love will last forever.
Idris Elba – Sabrina Dhowre
People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2018 recently tied the knot for the third time, and they both seem deliriously happy. He met former beauty queen Sabrina Dhowre in 2017, at a Vancouver jazz bar. She describes their meeting as “love at first sight.”
Since their meeting, the couple have been inseparable, and their families, including Elba’s two children, have successfully melded. He proposed to her at a screening of his film 'Yardie', and they were married last June in Marrakesh.
Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa
Those with a good memory may remember that Gene Hackman was originally married to Faye Maltese. The two were together for 30 years and had three children, but eventually decided to part ways and divorced. Gene went on to meet Betsy Arakawa at the gym, where she was working at the time. They immediately hit it off and dated for seven years before getting married.
They tied the knot in 1991, and although they did not have children, Betsy became the stepmother of Gene’s kids from his previous marriage. The couple are still together and live in New Mexico. From their pictures, it is clear to see that they are still deeply in love all these years later.
Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore
When Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore met, he was an unknown actor and she was a dental nurse, both living in New South Wales. They began dating, fell in love and married in 1980. One year later, Gibson found international fame in the movie 'Mad Max'.
The two were married for 26 years and had 6 sons and one daughter. They separated in 2006, when it was revealed that Gibson had gotten pianist Oksana Grigorieva pregnant. The divorce was finalized in 2011 and Moore got one of the biggest divorce settlements in Hollywood history. Gibson and Grigorieva later separated, and he had his ninth child in 2017, with current girlfriend Rosalind Ross.
Mark Harmon – Pam Dawber
Actors Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber have both been in the industry for decades. They have also been happily married for more than 30 years. So, how do they do it? Harmon said to People, “We were both in our thirties when we got married, so hopefully the stupid stuff we did earlier.”
'NCIS' star Harmon, and 'Mork and Mindy' star Dawber have two children. They are committed to their relationship, and Harmon also said of his marriage and his wife, “I’m proud to be married, and I’m proud of who I’m married to."
Michael Jackson – Debbie Rowe
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, needs no introduction, but few people remember his second wife, Debbie Rowe. They met in the clinic of dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein. Rowe was working as a nurse there.
After Jackson’s divorce from Priscilla Presley, in 1996, he and Rowe began to date. They were married three months later and had two children. They divorced in 1998, and Jackson claimed their relationship was economic and not romantic. He received full custody of their children, and according to their prenup, Rowe was awarded $8 million and a mansion in Beverly Hills.
Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan
At a very young age, Michael J. Fox began his acting career. The role that made him famous, however, was on 'Family Ties', and it was important for more than his career. On the show he also met Tracy Pollan, she played his on-screen girlfriend and went on to become his real-life wife.
The two really connected when they starred together in the film 'Bright Lights, Big City', and tied the knot in 1988. They have been married for 30 years and have had four children. Tracy has stayed by his side and supported him through his early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, and they are both active in his foundation that raises money to find a cure for the disease.
Denzel Washington – Pauletta Washington
Denzel Washington met his future wife, Pauletta Pearson, on the set of the TV movie 'Wilma', in 1977. They went on to date for five years, and two turned down proposals, before getting married in 1983. They have been married for 36 years, have four children and are still deeply in love.
About his long marriage, Denzel has 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!”
Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler
Best known as Carlton, Will Smith’s cousin on the hit sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air', Alfonso Ribeiro met his future wife, Robin Stapler, while they were both working on the series 'In the House', in 1999. They went to dinner after filming and soon began to date seriously.
They got married in 2002, and soon after, their daughter, Sienna, was born. Sadly, after only 5 years of marriage, they filed for divorce in 2007, although they are still friendly. Ribeiro married Angela Unkrich in 2012, they have three children and are still together. Stapler quit acting and never remarried.
Tiger Woods – Erica Herman
Tiger Woods, who is famous for his romantic problems, has been dating Erica Herman since 2017. She is the general manager of his restaurant in Florida. Despite the almost 10-year age gap between them, Woods and Herman are reportedly very happy.
She accompanies him to all his games and many have even attributed his comeback to her. As of now, the couple have no plans to tie the knot, but seem to be in it for the long haul.
Mike Tyson – Robin Givens
Actress Robin Givens and famous boxer Mike Tyson met in 1986. They were married in February of 1988, but their marriage was short lived. After Givens suffered a miscarriage, the marriage began to fall apart, and they were divorced one year later, on Valentine’s Day.
During the divorce, Givens accused Tyson of abuse, and he claimed that she had only been interested in his money. There were rumors that she received $10 million in the settlement, but she claimed that she didn’t get anything. Tyson has since been married twice more, and has been with Lakiha Spicer for the past ten years. Givens had another brief marriage with her tennis instructor, and has two children from other relationships.
Michael Strahan – Kayla Quick
Ex-football player, Michael Strahan, is a Superbowl winner and well-respected athlete. Since his retirement in 2008, he acted in a short-lived sitcom titled 'Brothers', and worked as a television host in 'Live! With Michael and Kelly', and talk show 'Strahan and Sara'.
Strahan has been married twice and has four children from his marriages. In recent years, he has been dating Kayla Quick. They were seen together on a romantic vacation in the Bahamas in 2015. Their relationship raised many eyebrows when it was discovered that Quick had a criminal record, but it seems like they are happy together.
Robert Downey Jr. – Deborah Falconer
One of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, Robert Downey Jr., made a major career comeback several years ago, when he joined the Marvel cinematic universe as Iron Man. But in the early days of his career, he was known for getting into trouble and making bad decisions.
It was at that time that he met singer and actress, Deborah Falconer. Theirs was a whirlwind romance, the young couple married only 42 days after beginning to date. They were married for 12 years and had one son, but divorced in 2004, allegedly because of his substance abuse issues. Downey Jr. went on to get sober and married producer Susan Levin, in 2005. They are still happily married and have two children together.
Jeff Goldblum – Geena Davis
Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum were great together, on and off screen, at least for a while. They met on the set of a goofy horror film, and went on to star together in 'The Fly' and 'Earth Girls Are Easy'. They ended up having an unplanned wedding in Vegas, in 1987.
Sadly, their love didn’t last, and they filed for divorce in 1990. However, they remain great friends to this day, and have even not ruled out working together in the future. Currently, Goldblum is married to Emilie Livingston, and the pair have two kids, while Davis is in the process of divorcing her fourth husband.
Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman
Since they were very young, Dustin and Lisa Hoffman were in each other’s lives. His mother was a longtime friend of her grandmother. When Dustin was 16 years old, he actually played the piano at Lisa’s mother’s wedding, while she was pregnant with Lisa.
When Lisa was 10 and Dustin was 27, the two became unlikely friends. Although she was quite young at the time, Lisa has admitted that she fell in love with Dustin at that time. They married years later in 1980, when she was 22 and he was 38. Their relationship produced four children and they are still happily married almost forty years later.
Sam Elliott – Katharine Ross
Both Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott appeared in the iconic western, 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. Ross, however, was the leading lady, while Elliott only had a small part and was afraid to approach her.
When they met again in 1978, starring opposite one another in the horror movie 'Legacy', Ross was already on her fourth marriage. They fell in love and she got a divorce. In 1984, they tied the knot and their daughter was born. They have been acting and supporting each other ever since.
Eddie Murphy – Nicole Mitchell Murphy
Famous comedian and actor, Eddie Murphy, met model Nicole Mitchell in 1988, at the NAACP Image Awards. They dated for two years, and then their daughter Bria was born. They married in New York, at the Plaza Hotel, in 1993, and went on to have four more children.
After twelve years of marriage, the couple called it quits, but remained close friends and co-parents to their children. Nicole and Eddie have moved on to other relationships. He recently had his tenth child with girlfriend Paige Butcher, and Nicole dated former football player Michael Strahan for a while, but they ended things in 2014.
Dylan McDermott – Maggie Q
While starring in the short-lived television series 'Stalker', Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q first met. They soon began dating and got engaged in 2015. They managed to stay together for four years, despite both having busy careers, but sadly, recently broke off their engagement.
McDermott was married once before; he and actress Shiva Rise were married from 1995 to 2009. They have two daughters named Colette and Charlotte. Maggie Q has never been married and doesn’t have any children.
Richard Gere – Cindy Crawford
Hollywood star Richard Gere was 38 when he met and began dating Cindy Crawford, who was just 21 years old at the time. They married four years later, in 1991. In 1995, they decided to go their separate ways and divorced. Crawford married businessman Rande Gerber, in 1998; they have had two children and are still together.
Gere then married model and actress Carey Lowell, in 2002. They had one child, but ultimately divorced in 2016. Recently, he got married for the third time. He and his new wife, publicist and political activist, Alejandra Silva, are currently expecting their second child.
Steven Seagal – Kelly LeBrock
Action star Steven Seagal has been married four times. He married his second wife, actress Adrienne Larussa, before his first divorce was finalized, and he ended up getting the marriage annulled after he fell in love with Kelly LeBrock, and she became pregnant.
Seagal and LeBrock wed and had three children together, but their marriage ended after he had an affair with their nanny, Arissa Wolf. She filed for divorce in 1994. Since then, both have moved on and are currently married to other people.
Mark Hamill – Marilou York
Like his character Luke Skywalker in the 'Star Wars' films, Mark Hamill is also a living legend. He met his wife Marilou York while visiting the dentist, where she was working as a dental hygienist. They married in 1978 and had three children, Nathan, Griffin, and Elizabeth.
Mark and Marilou have been happily married for 40 years. Mark has reprised his role as Luke in the new 'Star Wars' franchise. He and his wife have both been seen together on many red carpets, and they look more in love than ever. When asked about the secret to staying together for so long, Mark replied, “Well, I just was lucky I found the right person. if you’re lucky enough to find your soulmate, you have to keep your fingers crossed.”
Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight
Jack Nicholson has only been married once in his life, and that was to Sandra Knight. At the time she was well known for starring in low budget horror movies, such as 'Daughter of Frankenstein', 'The Terror', and 'London Tower'. Knight and Nicholson tied the knot in 1962, and had one daughter, named Jennifer, in 1963.
In 1968, after 6 years of marriage, the couple decided to get a divorce. Knight says she knew he was on his way to becoming a huge star with many temptations, and she wasn’t willing to go along for the ride. Her prediction, of course, came true, Nicholson was one of the biggest movie stars in the world for many years. These days, Knight spends her time writing and painting, and most of the public do not remember her at all.
Shaquille O’Neal –Shaunie O’Neal
Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal has a colorful history with women, but he has only been married once, to Shaunie O’Neal. The couple met in 1998, dated for four years and then got married. They had four kids and then split in 2010. Their relationship inspired her to produce her reality show, 'Basketball Wives'.
Since their split, Shaq has been busy acting, rapping and even volunteers as a reserve sheriff in Los Angeles. He also dated many women, but for the past year has been seeing 'Chicago Fire' actress, Annie Ilonzeh, who is ten years his junior.
Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva
While attending the University of California at Fullerton, Kevin Costner met his first wife, Cindy Silva. They began seeing each other in 1975 and were married in 1978. The two were happy together for a while and even had three children: Anne, Lily, and Joseph.
16 years later, at the pinnacle of Costner’s career, the pair decided to part ways, amidst rumors of infidelity. He continued making movies and Silva no longer appeared in the public eye. Costner married for the second time in 2004 to model Christine Baumgartner, the two have three children and are still together.
Johnny Depp – Amber Heard
Johnny Depp’s second marriage and third serious relationship was a tabloid frenzy. The two actors met on the set of the film 'The Rum Diaries', and Depp said he couldn’t get her out of his head. They began dating in 2012 and tied the knot in 2015, but recently, the fairy tale romance turned into a nightmare.
In 2017, the couple divorced and Heard alleged that Depp abused her. In 2018, Depp sued her for defamation and insisted that he had proof that he was the one abused in the relationship, and that she staged the abuse to advance her career. The truth has not been decided in a court of law, but it seems that both their careers are suffering due to the allegations.
Ed O’Neill – Catherine Rusoff
Ed O’Neill has been a successful TV actor for decades, starring in the hit sitcoms, 'Married with Children' and 'Modern Family'. His wife, actress Catherine Rusoff, even appeared on 'Married with Children' twice, while it was on the air, as two different characters.
Ed and Catherine married in 1986, but went through a rough patch in 1989 and separated for a few years. They found their way back to each other in 1993, and have been together ever since. They have two daughters, Sophia and Claire, and live in Los Angeles.
Russell Crowe – Danielle Spencer
Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer met while filming 'The Crossing', in 1989. They were on-again-off-again for a while, but became an official couple in 2001. They wed at Crowe’s New South Wales cattle estate in 2003. The pair have two sons, Tennyson and Charles.
In 2012, rumors surfaced that the couple had separated. They did not officially divorce until 2018, however, fueling rumors of a possible reconciliation. In an interview, Crowe has said, "I've loved Danielle Spencer since 1989—that's never going to change—and that's one of those things where I stare at her and go, ‘How did it fail?' I still can't work it out, because my feelings for her have never changed."
Jase Robertson – Missy Robertson
Reality star Jase Robertson shared his work and family life with the world on the A&E hit program, 'Duck Dynasty'. He is the COO of the Duck Commander business, an innovator and a professional duck hunter.
His wife, Missy Robertson, has been by his side long before he became famous. They married in 1990, and live in Monroe, Louisiana with their three children, Reed, Cole and Mia. The reality show ended in March 2017, but Jase and Missy are still going strong and will soon celebrate their 30-year marriage anniversary.
Tim Allen – Jane Hajduk
'Home Improvement' was one of the 90s most beloved TV programs, and Tim Allen was one the decade’s biggest stars. Allen married Laura Diebel in 1984, they had one child, and divorced in 2003, amidst his enormous success and long hours.
He married actress and producer, Jane Hajduk, in 2006, and they also have one child. He seems to have learned his lesson and is a much more loving husband and doting father the second time around.
Sean Penn – Madonna
It may be hard to believe, but Sean Penn and Madonna used to be married. At the time, they were the ultimate celebrity power couple, but four years later, after a tumultuous relationship, they decided to separate. If even half the rumors that were circulating about their relationship were true, that seems like a wise decision.
They both went on to extremely successful careers. Penn married actress Robin Wright, and the two had two children together, but their marriage also ultimately ended in divorce. Madonna married director Guy Ritchie, and they also had two children and eventually separated.
Michael Caine – Shakira Baksh
Acting legend Michael Caine’s first marriage ended in divorce in 1962, after seven years and one child. In 1971, he saw model and actress Shakira Baksh on a television commercial for coffee, and decided that he had to meet her. He was willing to fly anywhere in the world to find her, but learned that she lived in London.
An ad executive they both knew made the introductions and the two began dating and fell in love. They married in 1973 and have one daughter together, named Natasha Haleema. The Caines are still going strong and have been married for 46 years. When asked, Michael claimed that the secret to a good marriage was to have separate toilets.
Usain Bolt – Kasi Bennett
Olympic medalist Usain Bolt is known as the world’s fastest man. He has been dating Jamaican model Kasi Bennett for several years. The two keep their relationship low key and try and stay away from the media.
Over the years, there have been rumors of infidelity and partying, but the two have weathered the storms. Although they have not been confirmed, there is talk of an engagement taking place in the near future. We wish nothing but luck for the happy couple.
Tom Cruise – Mimi Rogers
Tom Cruise has three marriages and three divorces under his belt, is it any wonder than not many people remember that his first wife was Mimi Rogers? Tom and Mimi met at a dinner party in 1985, and tied the knot in 1987. They were together for just two years before separating, and their divorce was finalized in 1990.
There are rumors that his fame and their 6-year age difference were the cause for the split. Rogers was the one who introduced Cruise to Scientology, having grown up in the religion. He is still a very dedicated member of the church, while she has reportedly left. Cruise went on to marry famous actresses Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, and has three children. Rogers married producer Chris Ciaffa, in 2003; they are still together and have two children.
Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan
Backup dancer for Janet Jackson and Missy Elliot, Jenna Dewan got her big break in acting in 2006, when she received the lead role in the dance movie, 'Step Up'. On the set, she met her co-star, Channing Tatum, who would ultimately become her husband.
The couple began dating while working on the film and got hitched in Malibu in 2009. Their daughter, Everly, was born in London in 2013. Sadly, the couple filed for divorce in 2018, and before it was even finalized, both appeared on social media with other people. Dewan is currently expecting her second child, with Broadway actor, Steve Kazee.
Daniel Craig – Rachel Weisz
Hollywood A-listers, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, have known each other since college, but didn’t have a romantic relationship until they starred together in 'Dream House', in 2010.
Weisz was in a long-term relationship with director Darren Aronofsky, but they split in 2010, and she and Craig soon became an item. They married in 2011, in an intimate ceremony, and their daughter Ella was born in 2018. They are still happily married and support each other’s work.
Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker
Daughter of an Austrian diplomat, Diandra Luker met actor Michael Douglas at a political gala and spent two days with him without even knowing that he was a star. Although he was 32 and she was 19, it only took him 9 days to propose, and they were married 6 weeks later. They had one son and were together for over twenty years, until their divorce in 2000.
Luker was awarded $45 million in the divorce settlement. She went on to have other relationships and three more children. Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones the same year of his divorce, they have two children and continue to be married.
John Stamos – Rebecca Romijn
'Full House' actor John Stamos met Rebecca Romijn at a Victoria’s Secret fashion show in which she was modeling, in 1994. They began dating and married in 1998, after which she famously changed her name to Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. Stamos had just finished up his time as Uncle Jesse, and Romijn’s acting career was taking off.
They were married for six years when they announced their separation. There are rumors that they split because Romijn didn’t want to start a family, while Stamos did. Stamos recently became a father for the first time, at the age of 54, with his second wife, Caitlyn McHugh. Romijn married actor Jerry O’Connell in 2007. They are still together and have two kids.
Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen
A young Robert Redford met a young Mormon woman named Lola Van Wagenen in 1957, and only a year later, the two secretly married in Las Vegas. They did have an official reception a few months later, which took place in Provo, Utah. The couple stayed together for 27 years and surprised everyone when they broke up in the early 80s.
The couple had four children: Scott Anthony, Shauna Jean, David James “Jamie,” and Amy Hart Redford. Tragically, their eldest son Scott died at the tender age of 2.5 months of sudden infant death syndrome. Although they have been divorced for many years, Redford and Wagenen are still close.
Michael Jordan – Juanita Vanoy
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan married businesswoman Juanita Vanoy in Las Vegas, in 1989. They were together for 17 years and had three children together. When they decided to amicably separate, Juanita was awarded one of the largest divorce settlements in history.
She received a settlement of their seven-acre Chicago estate and 168 million dollars! Vanoy got custody of the children and she did not marry again. Michael married his model girlfriend Yvette Prieto in 2013, and they had twin daughters in 2014, named Ysabel and Victoria.
Montel Williams – Grace Morley
Montel Williams is a radio host, television personality and actor, but he is most famous for his long-running talk show, 'The Montel Williams Show'. Over the course of his life, Williams has been married three times. He met his second wife, Grace Morley, when she appeared on his show in an episode about mother and daughter showgirls.
The couple wed in 1992, were together for 8 years, and had two kids, but parted ways in 2000. Montel married Tara Fowler in 2007, and they are still together. Morley has not remarried since.
Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott
When people think about Robert De Niro’s spouse, they usually think about Grace Hightower, whom he has been married to for the past two decades. However, his first marriage was to fellow actor, Diahnne Abbott. The two met on a taxi ride to the auditions for the movie 'Taxi Driver'. De Niro promised to help her get the part, and they began dating and eventually married in 1976.
The couple had two children together, Drena and Raphael. They were married for twelve years and then divorced. Diahnne has pretty much been out of the spotlight ever since, and has never remarried. De Niro is recognized as one of the greatest American actors of all time and is still making movies in his seventies.
Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson
Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, met swimsuit model Maggie Johnson in 1953, after the two were set up on a blind date. They fell for each other hard and fast, and were wed only six months later. They were married for over two decades and had two kids, Alison and Kyle.
Unfortunately, rumors of infidelity plagued their marriage, and they legally separated in 1978. Their divorce was completed in 1984 and Johnson received a $25 million settlement. Eastwood went on to have many relationships, and married television personality Dina Ruiz, in 1996. They had one child together and divorced in 2014.
Hugh Jackman – Deborra-Lee Furness
The Australian prison drama “Correlli” starred Deborra-Lee Furness, and was one of Hugh Jackman’s very first acting jobs. Although she is 13 years his senior, the two quickly became inseparable and tied the knot in April of 1996. Jackman even designed Furness’ engagement ring himself.
The couple had their wedding rings inscribed in Sanskrit, reading “Om paramar mainamar”, which literally means “we devote our union to a larger source.” They have since adopted two children and are still together after all these years.
Orlando Bloom – Miranda Kerr
Model Miranda Kerr and 'Lord of the Rings' actor, Orlando Bloom, began dating in 2007. They married in a quiet ceremony in 2010, while Kerr was pregnant with their son. Flynn Christopher was born in January 2011.
After several months apart, Bloom and Kerr got officially divorced in October 2013. Bloom has not remarried, while Kerr married Snapchat’s founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, in 2017. They have two children.
Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune
French Moroccan golfer and artist, Micheline Roquebrune, first met legendary 'James Bond' actor Sean Connery at a golf resort. Sparks immediately started flying, and in 1975, the two got married in a secret ceremony in Casablanca.
Both Sean and Micheline had children from their previous marriages and decided not to have any together. Their happy marriage held on beautifully for more than four decades, until Sean's peaceful passing in October 2020.
Rami Malek – Lucy Boynton
Rami Malek won an Oscar for his portrayal of legendary singer, Freddie Mercury, in the film 'Bohemian Rhapsody', but this movie not only helped his career, it also helped him find love. He met fellow actress Lucy Boynton on the set.
Lucy played Mary Austin, Queen singer’s lover and longtime friend. Since their work on the film, the two have been inseparable. He recently thanked her while receiving an award, with the words, “Thank you, Lucy Boynton. You have been my ally, my confidant, my love. Thank you so much.”
Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan
When Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan met on the set of 'Innerspace', he was an established star and she was just starting out, but they only began dating a year later, while working together again on 'D.O.A.' The couple tied the knot in 1991, and their son was born one year later. They separated in 2001, but their divorce did not impact their acting careers.
This was Quaid’s second marriage, his first was to actress P.J. Soles. He married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington in 2004 and had two more children. They recently divorced as well. Meg has not been married since, but is currently in an on-again-off-again relationship with musician John Mellencamp.
Bruce Willis – Demi Moore
While attending the premiere of the movie 'Stakeout', Bruce Willis and Demi Moore met. They were both big stars and their relationship was a real Hollywood fairy tale. They soon fell in love and got married in 1987. During their 13-year marriage, they had three daughters, Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout.
The whole world was shocked when they separated, but the two have remained friendly and co-parented their daughters. Bruce Willis married Emma Heming in 2009, and the two recently renewed their vows. Demi Moore married actor Ashton Kutcher in 2005, and they divorced in 2013. She recently published a tell-all memoir which talks about her ex-husbands.
Zach Roloff – Tori Roloff
Zach Roloff rose to fame on the TLC reality show, 'Little People: Big World', in which he and the other members of the Roloff family shared their lives with the world. When Zach met Tori, both their lives changed forever.
During their time on the show, they fell in love and were married. Since then, Zach and Tori have welcomed two children into the world, Jackson Kyle, and in November 2019, Lilah Ray.
Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston
Jeff Bridges met Susan Geston while he was filming 'Rancho Deluxe' in Montana, in 1975. She was waiting tables to save money for college when he first saw her. She said no when he asked her out, but luckily, they met at a party a few nights later, and ended up hitting it off on the dance floor.
When filming wrapped, Geston went back to L.A. with Bridges. They moved in together and married three years later, after Geston gave him an ultimatum. They have been married for over four decades and have three grown daughters. Recently, Bridges has said, "My marriage just gets better and better every year."
John Travolta – Kelly Preston
When Kelly Preston met John Travolta on the set of 'The Experts', she was unhappily married. Later that same year she divorced and dated a few other Hollywood A-listers before starting a relationship with Travolta. They married in 1991, and had three kids: Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin. Sadly, Jett passed away in 2009, at the age of 16, while at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas.
They established the Jett Travolta Foundation, which helps children with special needs to honor his memory. Both Kelly and John are Scientologists and have publicly thanked the church for their help in moving on after their loss. The couple have recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary and are still going strong.
Kelsey Grammer – Camille Donatacci
Camille Donatacci and 'Frasier' star, Kelsey Grammer, met in 1996. They married in 1997, this was the actor’s third marriage. The couple had two kids via surrogate, and amidst a sea of rumors, divorced in 2010.
At the time, Donatacci accused Grammer of physical and verbal abuse, and he claimed that she was only interested in his fame and money. Both have moved on with their lives; she starred in reality show 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', and was recently married for the second time. He married his fourth wife, Kayte, in 2011; the pair have three children and are still together.
Chad Michael Murray – Sophia Bush
'One Tree Hill' was an extremely successful teenage soap opera on the WB, in the early 2000s. Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray met on the show, and started dating in 2003. They got engaged in Australia, in 2004, and married in April 2005.
They were married for only five months before they separated, and their divorce was finalized in February 2006. Bush later said of their short marriage, “It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic – another joke marriage.” Ten years later, Murray married actress Sarah Roemer; they are still together and have two children.
Eric Decker – Jessie James
Former NFL wide receiver, Eric Decker, married country singer Jessie James in 2013. They met through a mutual friend and dated “digitally” for a month before meeting in person. The coupled appeared on the E! reality show, 'Eric and Jessie: Game On!', from the time of their engagement and until 2017.
During their time together, they have had two kids, named Vivianne Rose and Eric. In 2016, Eric was injured and couldn’t finish the season with the New York Jets. This couple seem committed to each other and their marriage, and it looks like they are in it for the long haul.
Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Lynton
Another legendary actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, was extremely successful in his acting career, but unfortunately, his romantic endeavors were slightly more complicated. He married Petronella Barker in 1966, they had one child and then divorced in 1972. Their split was permanent, and each went on to pave their own way in life.
Only one year after the divorce, Hopkins went on to marry Jennifer Lynton. They were married for almost 30 years but got divorced in 2002, after 29 years of marriage. Hopkins moved to LA, while Lynton remained in England. In 2003, he married his current spouse, Stella Hopkins, and they have been together ever since.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson –Kelsey Henson
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is known to some as Iceland’s strongest man, but most everyone else knows him from his appearance as The Mountain, on the TV show 'Game of Thrones'. He met his wife Kelsey Henson in Canada, when she was working as a waitress and asked him for a selfie.
The two recently tied the knot. They enjoy training in the gym together and she helps him manage his own gym – Thor’s Power Gym. Henson is 19 inches shorter than her husband, but that doesn’t seem to bother either of them.
Michael York – Patricia McCallum
While she was working as a photographer, Patricia McCallum met famous actor Michael York. She was supposed to take his picture but ended up with a whole lot more. Since that day, the two of them have been in love and her life has gone in a completely different direction.
They began seeing each other in 1968, on York’s 26th birthday, and married that same year. Despite their long marriage, the couple never had any children, but Patricia has a son from a previous marriage. Amazingly, their relationship is still going strong almost 50 years later.
Daniel Day-Lewis – Rebecca Miller
In 1996, while working on the film adaptation of 'The Crucible', Daniel Day-Lewis went to visit Arthur Miller, who wrote the play. While at his house, he met his daughter Rebecca, and the two fell in love.
They were married a year later, and have two sons, Ronan and Cashel. Rebecca is also the stepmother of Daniel’s son Gabriel, who he had with French actress and singer, Isabelle Adjani. They are still together, and both are busy in Hollywood, Daniel acts, and Rebecca acts, writes and directs.
Tiger Woods – Lindsey Vonn
Acclaimed athletes Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn began dating in 2013. Despite his poor track record with relationships, many believed they were a good match and would end up getting married.
Sadly, things did not work out that way, and the two separated in 2015. Vonn talked about the relationship in her memoir from 2016, and said that it took place, “essentially in a fishbowl.” She went on to state, “Everyone’s looking at you and judging you and commenting on what they think is right or wrong.”
Will Smith – Sheree Zampino
Actor Will Smith went to the set of the TV Show 'A Different World' to meet Jada Pinkett, but ended up missing her and going home with Sheree Zampino’s number instead. The two married in 1992, had one son, but divorced only three years later. Zampino has said, "Our marriage ended because we were so young... It's just a lot of responsibility. Marriage is not easy. Especially at that age."
Sheree has repeatedly denied claims of abuse and infidelity that were published about Smith in the tabloids. She remains friendly with Will and his current wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Zampino has since married and divorced football player, Terrell Fletcher.
Bradley Cooper – Jennifer Esposito
Bradley Cooper’s acting career didn't take off overnight, and it took him some time to become the superstar he is today. He did, however, find love, with successful actress Jennifer Esposito. They became engaged in October of 2006, and were married in December of that year, in the south of France.
Sadly, the two never made it much past the honeymoon. By May 2007, they had filed for divorce and it was finalized that November. “It was just something that happened,” Cooper said when talking about the marriage. “The good thing is, we both realized it. Sometimes you just realize it.”
Kurt Russell – Goldie Hawn
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s relationship is one of the most long-running and admired in Hollywood. They began dating in 1983, and despite never getting married, have been together ever since. They starred in four movies together, 'The One and Only', 'Genuine', 'Original Family Band', 'Swing Shift', 'Overboard', and 'The Christmas Chronicles'.
Kurt and Goldie have one child together, and he helped raise her two children. He also has a son from a previous marriage. Both of Hawn’s children, Kate and Oliver Hudson, are working actors.
Jim Carrey – Lauren Holly
While auditioning for the film 'Ace Ventura', Jim Carrey met fellow actress, Lauren Holly. Jim got the role, but Holly didn’t. They met again on the set of 'Dumb and Dumber' and began dating. They were together for almost two years before tying the knot in 1996.
Their marriage, however, was short lived, and they filed for divorce after only 9 months. They blame the excessive media attention for making their relationship impossible. Carrey was in many famous relationships since then, but has never remarried, while Holly was married again, had three children, and divorced for the third time in 2014.
Tom Selleck – Jillie Mack
Veteran TV actor Tom Selleck met his second wife, Jillie Mack, when she was acting in the play 'Cats'. He saw her on stage and approached her. and they have been inseparable ever since. She even agreed to follow her heart and leave London, and moved to Hawaii for him to shoot 'Magnum PI'.
They have been together for over 30 years and have a daughter. When asked about their marriage lasting so long, Selleck has said, “Jillie and I have a pretty good partnership. We don’t do anything or make any decisions without consulting each other. And if one of us makes a decision involving Hannah, the other parent completely supports that position, even if you disagree.”
Larry The Cable Guy – Cara Whitney
Daniel Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy, met his future wife Cara when she was working as a radio DJ. They quickly connected and bonded over their country background and love of all things cattle. They dated for a year and then married in 2005, in a simple ceremony, which took place on a Nebraska field.
The pair have two children, a boy named Wyatt and a daughter named Reagan, after the former president. They are still together and are both very active in philanthropic pursuits and their respective careers.
Ewan McGregor – Eve Mavrakis
Ewan McGregor met Eve Mavrakis while working on the British television series, 'Kavanagh QC'. They fell in love and were married in 1995. They were married for 22 years and have four daughters.
In 2018, the couple split after McGregor posted a photo of himself kissing his 'Fargo' co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. His wife and daughters did not take the separation well, but while they are waiting for the divorce to be finalized, McGregor has said that he is “happier.”
Chuck Norris – Gena O’Kelley
While on a date with another woman, at a restaurant in Dallas in 1997, Chuck Norris ran into model Gena O’Kelley, and both their lives changed forever. He invited her to do a guest part on his show 'Walker Texas Ranger', and despite their large age difference, the two have been inseparable ever since.
The pair wed in 1998 and had two children. It was the second marriage for both of them, but so far it seems built to last, since they recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. They both still look great and have 13 grandchildren between them.
Brad Paisley – Kimberly Williams
Country music singer Brad Paisley fell for actress Kimberly Williams when watching her movie 'Father of the Bride', while on a date with another woman! Years later, when the sequel to the movie came out, he remembered her and asked her to star in his music video. Soon after, they began dating.
They married not long after and have been together ever since. They have two sons named William and Jasper. In that time, Paisley has won numerous Grammy awards and Williams has starred in the hit shows 'According to Jim' and 'Nashville'.
Richard Rawlings – Suzanne Rawlings
If you love reality TV, then you are definitely familiar with Richard Rawlings, the star of TV show 'Fast N’ Loud'. Fans of the show are familiar with his second wife, Suzanne. They married for the first time in 1999 and divorced in 2009.
They decided to give it another try in 2015 and married again, but split up for good in 2019. He has recently asked his girlfriend, Katerina Deason, to marry him. This is his fourth marriage and her third, we hope this one will stick.