7 Celebrities Who Married the Same Person Twice
These couples gave love a try—and then another try.
In the world of Hollywood, it seems like it's easy for stars to fall in love—and even easier to fall out of it. Divorce comes for many high-profile couples, but in some cases, a split wasn't the end of their story. Some stars have broken up with a significant other, only to rekindle their love. For a few lucky duos, the second try at marriage was the charm, but for others, the toxic habits that ended their relationship the first time reared their ugly heads again. From Old Hollywood pairs to more current partnerships, here are seven celebrities who've married the same person twice. Read on to see if they had better luck the second time around.
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Singer Marie Osmond and pro basketball player Steve Craig wed on June 26, 1982 at the Salt Lake Temple in Utah. They welcomed their first son, Stephen, a year later, but not everything was picture-perfect. After three years of marriage, the stars divorced in October 1985. Osmond went on to marry record producer Brian Blosil in 1986, and the couple welcomed seven children together (two biological, five adopted) before they broke up in 2007.
Unlike Osmond, Craig had not not remarried, which allowed the former lovers to begin dating again (in secret) in 2009, after years of co-parenting their child. "Stephen was getting married and we [realized] we can't go to our son's wedding and not be married," Osmond told People of their decision to walk down the aisle again in 2011. "So we got married a few months before he did. He joked that he never thought it would happen, but it did!"
To make the second wedding even more meaningful, Osmond wore the same exact dress from their first wedding. The pair are still married today, proving that timing can really be everything.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor first met on the set of Cleopatra in the early 1960s. Instantly feeling a passionate connection with one another, they started an affair, despite both of them being married to other people. Taylor was married to Eddie Fisher, her fourth husband, at the time, and Burton was in his first marriage to Sybil Christopher.
Burton and Taylor first tied the knot on March 15, 1964, and got divorced 10 years later. As Vanity Fair describes it, "Taylor's addiction to pills, Burton's late-stage alcoholism and his affair with the actor Nathalie Delon, and the couple's frenetic lifestyle eventually tore the legendary lovers apart."
A year later, the couple reconciled, and they married for the second time in Botswana in October of 1975. Their rekindled passion was not enough to make their second marriage work, and they divorced again for the final time on Aug. 1, 1976. According to excerpts from Burton's diaries published by The Daily Mail, Burton's alcoholism and Taylor's failure to kick her pill addiction ended up being the demise of this tumultuous love story once again.
Eminem met his future wife, Kimberly Scott, at a youth home when he was 15 and she was 13. The future rap star was atop a table, spouting the lyrics to LL Cool J's "I'm Bad" when his future wife spotted him. Having no place to call home, Scott moved in with Eminem and his mother in the late 1980s. They welcomed their first child, Hailie Jade, in 1995.
The pair got married for the first time on June 14, 1999, just before Eminem's first tour. As any listener of his will certainly know, the couple had a tempestuous relationship, and he often wrote negative, violent lyrics about Scott. She struggled with her mental health, as reported by The Sun, which the rapper's increasing fame didn't help. Two years later, the couple divorced, while maintaining joint custody of their daughter.
The pair remained in contact for several years following the divorce and decided to remarry, celebrating with a small ceremony in January 2006. Unfortunately, just three months later, they ended their second marriage after a nasty fight, according to News.com.au.
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Pamela Anderson married poker player Rick Salomon on October 2007 in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, by December, Anderson sought an annulment on the grounds of fraud, and the duo parted ways. But not all fires burn out so easily.
The pair tried reignited their love for one another in 2013 and married for the final time in 2014. But things between them got ugly in July 2014, and they divorced for the final time. As reported by People, Anderson filed for a restraining order soon after, claiming that Salomon had been abusive and erratic. His representative had no comment at the time.
Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera first met in 1922 when she observed him painting a mural at her school in Mexico City. While Kahlo was only 15 years old, Rivera was 25 years of age at the time.
The pair got re-introduced in 1928 through the Mexican Communist Party and married a year later, on Aug. 21, 1929. Their first marriage lasted only until 1939, due to Rivera's temper and both spouses' relationships with other people. However, on Dec. 8, 1940, the duo buried the hatchet and remarried. Their second union lasted until Kahlo passed away in 1954 at the age of 47.
New Twitter owner Elon Musk and Talulah Riley, an actor known for her roles in St. Trinian's and Pride & Prejudice, started dating shortly after Musk's divorce from Justine Wilson in 2008. The duo celebrated their love by hosting a lavish wedding in 2010. Not long after, Musk announced he was seeking a divorce from Riley, and they made it official in March 2012.
However, a year-and-a-half later, the stars reconnected and wed once again. In a seemingly prescient move, the tech billionaire announced their 2012 split in a tweet. As reported by Forbes, he wrote, "@rileytalulahIt was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day."
Natalie Wood saw Robert Wagner for the first time when she was just 10 years old and admitted to having a crush on him. On her 18th birthday, she was set up on a date with him, and the pair hit it off immediately. After dating for over a year, they wed on Dec. 28, 1957.
They spent five years together when, due to the burden and pressures of fame, they divorced in 1962. After Wood went divorced second husband Richard Gregson in 1972, she reconnected with Wagner. The actors remarried in an intimate ceremony and stayed married until Wood's tragic death in 1981 at the age of 43. The actor drowned while on a boat trip with Wagner, her co-star Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain. The circumstances of her death are still considered suspicious, and in 2018, Wagner was named a "person of interest" by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to The Hollywood Reporter.