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10 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Were Widows or Widowers

Losing a spouse is said to be one of the most painful losses a person can go through. Becoming a young widow is something everyone fears after they exchange “I do’s” and for many unfortunate people, i

Losing a spouse is said to be one of the most painful losses a person can go through. Becoming a young widow is something everyone fears after they exchange “I do’s” and for many unfortunate people, it is their reality. When you get married, you assume that you and your significant other will be together until the two of you are old and grey. Death makes no exception, whether you are rich or poor, famous or the average Joe, you can lose the people you love as quickly as you found them.

The hard part about being in the public eye is that it's difficult to grieve in private. With paparazzi surrounding their compounds and journalists calling their assistants, celebrities often grieve differently than us normal folk. Years have past since the following people have lost their spouses, and we have seen them numerous times on the red carpet or in an interview with a smile on their face, so many fans forget that they have suffered such great loss.

Some people remarry after losing a spouse while others are not lucky enough to find love a second time around. No matter the circumstance, losing a spouse is something that changes you and stays with you no matter what. It is one of the greatest losses one can go through and for those in the public eye it can be one of the most difficult times of their lives. For the following ten celebrities, losing a spouse at a young age became their reality and whether they have remarried or not, they all have the loss of a loved one in common.

10 Joan Rivers

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9 Martin Short

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8 Mel Brooks

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7 Katie Couric

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6 Joe Biden

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5 Courtney Love

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4 Anna Nicole Smith

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3 Paul McCartney

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2 Keanu Reeves

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1 Pierce Brosnan

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Brosnan is without a doubt one of the sexiest men in Hollywood. However, what many of us forget is that in 1991 Brosnan lost his wife Cassandra after 17 years of marriage. Cassandra was only 43 at the time and Brosnan was left devastated. Three years after the passing of his wife, Brosnan met Keely Smith who was a journalist at the time. After seven years of dating, the couple tied the knot in 2001. Brosnan feels grateful that he got a second chance at love but will always say that losing his wife was the saddest time of his life. We wish Brosnan and Smith a happy and healthy life together.

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