Committing yourself to another person for the rest of your life is a huge step. Most people take years to decide whether or not they want to go to sleep and wake up with the same person, as long as they both shall live. When you finally decide to take that next step and pledge yourself to another person, chances are, you think that the marriage is going to stand the test of time. Unfortunately for the celebrities listed below, a long and happy marriage just wasn’t in the cards for them. But that didn’t stop these lovesick celebrities from taking another shot at love. What’s more, having loved and lost certainly didn’t stop these celebrities from trying again with the same person. All of the celebrities listed below were married to the same person more than once. Some of these second marriages did stand the test of time, while others crashed and burned just like the first time around. Whatever the result was of these celebrity relationships, one thing is sure, all of the couples listed below just can’t seem to quit one another. So to see if love can really work the second time around, below is a list of ten celebrities who married the same person twice.
10. Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith started her dating life at a very young age. At just fourteen, Griffith began dating 22-year old actor, Don Johnson. The pair met on the set of Griffith’s mother’s movie, The Harrad Experiment. In 1976, the pair married although they were separated just six months later. Then in 1988, after completing rehab, Griffith revisited her past and got back together with Johnson. Johnson and Griffith were married the next year and welcomed their daughter just months later. The two remained married until Griffith left Johnson for Antonio Banderas, in 1995. Unfortunately the love between Banderas and Griffith wasn’t made to last either, the two separated in 2014.
9. Larry King
Larry King took serial dating to the next level when he married no less than seven women. King started his married life at 18, when he married high school sweetheart Freda Miller. However the following year, the marriage of the two young lovebirds was annulled by their parents. Ten years later, King married his third wife, Alene Akins, a former Playboy bunny. King adopted Akins’ son in 1962. The couple divorced the following year. In 1969, King remarried Akins and the couple welcomed a child named Chaia. In 1972, the couple divorced. King would go on to marry three more times. King has been married to his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, since 1997. In 2010, the pair announced that they were filing for divorce but have since stopped the proceedings.
8. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner
Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner married in 1957, when Wood was just nineteen years old. Wood admitted that she had a crush on Wagner since she was a child, so despite the protests from Wood’s mother, the pair decided to tie the knot. However, this first marriage was not meant to last. The pair separated in 1961 and divorced in 1962. Wood went on to marry British producer Richard Gregson, but the couple separated in 1972. Just months after Gregson and Wood’s divorce was final, Wood and Wagner decided to remarry. Wood’s sister Lana, describes the pair’s marriage as so, “Her marriage was considered to be one of the best in Hollywood, and there is no question that she was a devoted, loving-even adoring-mother and stepmother.” Wood and Wagner remained married until Wood’s death in 1981.
7. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes, who is best known for starring in The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is another celebrity who clearly believes that love can work the second time around. In 1997, Leakes married Gregg Leakes. The pair were married for fourteen years before they decided to call it quits. Then in 2013, the couple announced that they were engaged. Of course the happy occasion called for a reality TV spin-off to capture every moment leading up to the nuptials. The spin-off was entitled, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. On June 22, 2013, NeNe and Gregg remarried at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.
6. Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters is another celebrity on this list who has had her fair share of marriages. Walters has been married a grand total of four times to three different men. Walters’ first marriage was on June 20, 1955, to Robert Henry Katz, however the marriage was annulled just eleven months later. Walters married two more times before she met Merv Adelson, the CEO of Lorimar television. The couple married in 1981, but decided to call it quits in 1984. Just two years later, the couple remarried. Unfortunately, this marriage wasn’t meant to last either, Walters and Adelson divorced for a second time in 1992.
5. Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond has been married a total of three times to two different men. Osmond’s first marriage was to Stephen Lyle Craig, in 1982. The couple had a son together in 1983 and divorced in 1985. Three years after Osmond’s divorce, Osmond married Brian Blosil. The couple share two biological children and five adopted children. In 2006, Osmond and Blosil announced their separation. A few years later, Osmond remarried her first husband, Craig in a ceremony in Las Vegas. The blushing bride chose to wear her dress from the couple’s first wedding in 1982. Craig and Osmond are still happily married.
4. Judge Judy
Judith Sheindlin, who is better known as Judge Judy, is famous for her no nonsense attitude in the courtroom. However, the TV star has had her fair share of personal problems. In 1964, Sheindlin married Ronald Levy. The pair was married for twelve years and share two children together. One year after her divorce from Levy, Sheindlin married Jerry Sheindlin, another judge who was an arbiter on The People’s Court. In 1990, the couple decided to call it quits. Sheindlin said it was the struggles she faced after her father’s death that contributed to the separation. However, the couple didn’t stay separated for long. Just one year after their divorce, the couple decided to remarry.
Eminem’s relationship problems began at the young age of fifteen. At fifteen, Eminem met Kim Scott. Scott, who was just thirteen at the time, had just run away from home. Soon after Eminem and Scott met, Scott and her sister moved in with Eminem and his mother. In 1995, the couple welcomed their daughter Hailie into the world. In 1999, the couple married but was divorced just two years later. After the divorce, Eminem made it perfectly clear that he was not a fan of married life. In an interview with Rolling Stone Eminem said, “I would rather have a baby through my penis than get married again.” Even with Eminem’s clear disdain for marriage, Scott and Eminem decided to tie the knot once again, in January 2006. However, this marriage was even shorter than the first. The couple filed for divorce in April 2006.
2. Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson’s rocky personal life has garnered the star a lot of attention in the press. Anderson’s first encounter with marriage was when she married Tommy Lee, after only having known him for four days. The couple was married for three years and have two sons together. In 2006, Anderson married Kid Rock, the couple divorced just one year later. That same year, Anderson announced that she was engaged. On October 6, 2007, Anderson married Rick Salomon in a small wedding at The Mirage. The couple divorced just one year later. Then in 2014, Anderson announced that she and Salomon had remarried. In 2015, Anderson filed for divorce.
1. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was married eight different times to seven different men. When Taylor was asked why she decided to get married so many times, Taylor said, “I don’t know, honey. It sure beats the hell out of me.” Taylor also added, “I was taught by my parents that if you fall in love, if you want to have a love affair, you get married, I guess I’m very old-fashioned.” Taylor’s fifth husband was actor Richard Burton. The pair married in 1964. The couple’s relationship was highly publicized because both of them had been married to others when they started their relationship. Ten years after the couple wed, they decided to call it quits, but it wasn’t for long. Just one year after their separation, the couple remarried in a ceremony in Kasane, Botswana. Taylor and Burton divorced the next year.