36 Celebrities Who Married the Same Person Twice

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From Liz and Dick to Don and Melanie, here’s the list of celebrity couples who married the same person twice. Some couples took a breather between marriages, while others took even years before they got married again (and few of those couples are still going stronger than ever).

1. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson was married to film producer Rick Salomon from 2007 to 2008. After six years, the blonde bombshell and Salomon got hitched again in 2014, although the date of their second wedding was undisclosed.

2. Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Taylor, who’s famous for her string of marriages as well as for her acting, first wed actor Richard Burton in 1964 and divorced him in 1974. Then the couple married again in 1975 but less than a year later they split up again, this time for good.

3. Eminem

Eminem

Famous rapper Eminem — Marshall Mathers in real life — first married Kim Scott from 1999; two years later the couple split. They got re-married in January 2006 but divorced again the following April. They have one daughter, Hallie, whom the now-estranged couple are sharing custody.

4. Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Here’s one famous person who got married to two different wives in two different times each. The late comedian Richard Pryor dated Jennifer Lee in the late 1970s and married her in 1981, but divorced in 1982. Then he was married to Flynn Belaine from 1986 to 1987; they remarried in 1990 but divorced again in 1991. Pryor remarried Lee in 2001, and remained together until Pryor’s death 2005. Pryor was also famous for his marriages, having been wed a total of seven times in his life.

5. Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

The celebrity journalist was first married Merv Alderson from 1981 to 1984. The couple married again in 1986 and divorced in 1992. They share an adopted daughter, Jacqueline Gruber.

6. Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

The late actress Natalie Wood was first married to actor Robert Wagner from 1957 to 1962. They remarried in 1972 and remained together until Wood’s death in 1981. The union produced a daughter, Courtney Wagner (born in 1974).

7. Larry King

Larry King

The famous television and radio host is also known for his marriages, having been wed eight times, to seven different women. King married his third wife, a Playboy Bunny named Alene Akins, in 1961; the following year King adopted her son Andy. In 1963 the couple divorced. However, they married again in 1967 and divorced for good in 1972. King and Akins have one daughter together, Chaia (born in 1969).

8. Melanie Griffith

Actress Melanie Griffith started dating actor Don Johnson when she was 14 and he was 22. Their relationship culminated into a marriage in 1976, which lasted in six months. Thirteen years after their first marriage, Griffith and Johnson remarried; their daughter, actress Dakota Johnson, was born in 1989. In 1994 Griffith and Johnson separated, reconciled later that year, but soon they went apart again. Around that period, Griffith also started a relatonship with actor Antonio Banderas, who was also married at that time. After their respective divorces, Griffith and Banderas married in 1996. In 2014, the couple announced they were divorcing.

9. Elliot Gould

Elliot Gould

Actor Elliot Gould married his second wife Jennifer Bogart in 1973. The couple divorced in 1975. They married again in 1978 but divorced again a year later. The couple had two children. Gould’s first marriage was to actress and singer Barbra Streisand; their son Jason Gould is also an actor.

10. Judge Judy

Judith Sheindlin aka Judge Judy married her second husband, author Jerry Sheindlin from 1977 to 1990. The following year they remarried, and have remained together up to this day. The couple have three children together and 12 grandchildren together.

11. Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield

The late comedian was married to Joyce Indig for the first time from 1949 to 1962, and for the second and last time from 1963 to 1970. They shared a son, Brian, and a daughter, Melanie. Dangerfield married his second and last wife Joan Child in 1993; the couple stayed together until his death in 2004.

12. Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

The celebrated Mexican painter was married to fellow artist Diego Rivera from 1929 to 1939. However, a year after their divorce, Kahlo and Rivera remarried in 1940 and remained together until her death in 1954. The couple’s first marriage was often troubled, and it was still no different in their second union.

13. Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Lawyer and media personality Ben Stein married fellow lawyer Alexandra Denman in 1968. The couple divorced in 1974. Eventually, they got back together and remarried in 1977; the couple have been staying together since. They share an adopted son, Tommy.

14. Marie Osmond

The popular singer and actress married her first husband Stephen Lyle Craig in 1982. Their only child, Stephen James Craig, was born a year later. The couple divorced in 1985. Osmond went on to marry her second husband Brian Blosil in 1986; they remained together until 2007. Osmond and Craig reconnected and in 2011, they got married again. On her second wedding with Craig, she wore the same wedding gown when the couple first got married in 1982.

15. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Action star Van Damme married bodybuilder Gladys Portuguese in 1987. The couple divorced in 1992. They married again in 1999 and they are still together today. Van Damme and Portuguese have two children together: Kristopher and Bianca.

16. Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

Singer Dionne Warwick was first married to actor and drummer William Elliott from 1966 to 1967. The couple reconciled and remarried in 1967 but divorced again in 1975. These were Warwick’s only marriages. The former couple share two sons David (born in 1969) and Damon (born in 1973).

17. Paul Hogan

Hogan, of “Crocodile” Dundee fame, married Noelene Edwards in 1958. They separated and divorced in 1981. However, they remarried less than a year after their divorce. They divorced again in 1990. Following his divorce from Edwards, Hogan married his “Crocodile” Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski, and stayed together until in 2014 when Kozlowski filed for divorce.

Hogan and Edwards have five children together.

18. Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney

Singer and actress Rosemary Clooney was twice married to movie star Jose Ferrer (who was sixteen years her senior): from 1952 to 1961 and from 1964 to 1967. They had five children together.

19. George C. Scott

George C. Scott

The Oscar-winning actor was married a total of five times to four different women. He was first married to Colleen Dewhurst from 1960 to 1965. They remaried in 1967 and divorced in 1972. The couple had two sons, Alexander Scott and the actor Campbell Scott.

20. Richard Burton

Richard Burton

Actor Richard Burton was first married to actress Elizabeth Taylor from 1964 to 1974. They married again in 1976 but divorced less than a year later. Burton adopted Taylor’s daughters, Liza and Maria. Burton was married five times to four different women, while Taylor was married eight times to seven different men.

21. NeNe Leakes

Leakes, of The Real Housewives of Atlanta fame, was first married to Gregg Leakes from 1997 to 2011. In 2013, the couple married again and have stayed together since. The couple have one son together, Brentt, who was born in 1999.

22. Don Johnson

Actor Don Johnson has been married four times; his first two marriages were both annulled. He married fellow actor Melanie Griffith in 1976; the union stayed for six months. The couple were married again from 1989 to 1996. Their daughter, actress Dakota Johnson, was born in 1989. Johnson has been married to his fourth wife Kelley Phleger since 1999.

23. Sinbad

Sinbad

American comedian and actor Sinbad (born David Adkins) was first married to Meredith Adkins from 1985 to 1992. The couple married again in 2002 and have remained together since. They have two children together, Paige and Royce.

24. Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Screen legend Lana Turner was famous for her turbulent personal life and relationships, perhaps even more famous compared to her acting career. She was married eight times to seven different husbands. Turner married actor and restaurateur Joseph Crane in 1942 — their first marriage was annulled because Turner’s divorce from his previous wife had not yet been finalized. After a brief separation, the couple married again in 1943. But their second marriage barely lasted a year, and Turner and Crane divorced again for good. They had one daughter, Cheryl.

25. Fred Berry

The late actor and street dancer Fred Berry was married six times to five different wives. He was twice married to Francheska Berry — first in 1976, and then from 1978-1980.

26. Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers

Born Lula Carson Smith, the authoress was married to an ex-soldier and aspiring writer Reeves McCullers from 1937 to 1941. In 1945 the couple married again but their second union became turbulent. In 1953 Reeves McCullers killed himself — after trying to convince his wife to commit suicide with him.

27. Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel

Comedian and actor Stan Laurel, who was six five times to five different wives, was first married to Virginia Ruth Roger from 1934 to 1937. The couple remarried in 1941, and divorced in 1946.

28. Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman

The late actress was married four times to three different men. She was married to her third husband Fred Karger from 1952 to 1955, and then again from 1961 to 1965. She had been previously married to Myron Martin Futterman (1937-1938), and the future President Ronald Reagan (1940-1948). Reagan is the only US President to have been divorced and thus, Wyman is the only ex-wife of a US President.

29. Jacki Weaver

Weaver, of Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook fame, was married to radio and television host Derryn Hinch from 1983 to 1996, and again from 1997 to 1998. The actress has been married five times to four different husbands.

30. Sinéad O’Connor and Barry Herridge

Sinéad O’Connor, the renowned Irish singer known for her powerful voice and hits like “Nothing Compares 2 U,” married therapist Barry Herridge in December 2011. Their first marriage lasted only 16 days before they split. However, the couple reconciled shortly afterward and attempted to make their relationship work again, though they eventually separated for good.

31.  Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

Danny DeVito, the beloved actor known for his roles in “Taxi” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” married actress Rhea Perlman, famous for her role in “Cheers,” in 1982. The couple separated in 2012 after 30 years of marriage but reconciled in 2013. They separated again in 2017, yet despite living apart, they remain legally married and close friends.

32.  Fred and Adele Astaire

Fred and Adele Astaire

Fred Astaire, the legendary dancer and actor, first found fame dancing with his sister Adele Astaire in vaudeville and on Broadway. Although Fred’s marriages were not to Adele, their professional partnership was so strong that they were often regarded as one of the best dance duos. They retired their act when Adele married in 1932, but their impact on dance and entertainment is enduring.

31.  Clark Gable and Kay Williams

Kay Williams

Clark Gable, known as “The King of Hollywood” and star of “Gone with the Wind,” married socialite Kay Williams in 1955. This was Gable’s fifth marriage and Williams’ second. The couple remained married until Gable’s death in 1960. Their marriage is notable for its stability and mutual affection during Gable’s final years.

33.  John Cleese and Connie Booth

Connie Booth

John Cleese, the British comedian and member of Monty Python, married actress and writer Connie Booth in 1968. The couple collaborated professionally, most famously co-writing and starring in the classic British sitcom “Fawlty Towers.” They divorced in 1978 but continued to work together and maintain a cordial relationship.

34.  Jackie and Daniele Steele

Jackie Collins, the famous British romance novelist, married her second husband, Daniele Steele, twice. Their first marriage lasted from 1960 to 1964, and they remarried in 1966 before finally divorcing in 1974. Their relationship inspired some of Collins’ writing, reflecting the tumultuous yet passionate nature of their time together.

35.  Roseanne Barr and Ben Thomas

Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr, known for her hit sitcom “Roseanne,” married her bodyguard Ben Thomas in 1995. They had one child together and divorced in 2002. After their divorce, they remarried but eventually separated permanently. Their relationship was marked by its on-and-off nature and the blending of personal and professional boundaries.

36.  Elon Musk and Talulah Riley

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and CEO of companies like Tesla and SpaceX, married British actress Talulah Riley twice. They first married in 2010 and divorced in 2012. They remarried in 2013 but filed for divorce again in 2014, finalizing it in 2016. Despite their multiple attempts at making their marriage work, they ultimately parted ways.

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