List of celebrities who married the same person twice, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people have been married multiple times to the same person. Some people took only a short break between marriages, and other Hollywood couples were separated for decades before they reconnected. This list includes many celebrities with the most marriages. One famous comedian even married two different wives two different times each.
Who is the most famous person who married the same person twice? Pamela Anderson tops our list. The Baywatch beauty announced that she remarried her ex-husband Rick Salomon in 2014. The couple were previously married from 2007-2008. Anderson was also married to Tommy Lee (1995–1998) and Kid Rock (2006–2007). Salomon was previously married to Shannen Doherty (2002-2003) and E.G. Daily (1995-2000).
Comedian Richard Pryor gave love a second chance two times. Pryor first married Jennifer Lee from 1979–1982. The couple remarried in 2001 and were together until Pryor’s death in 2005. He first married Flynn Belaine from 1986–1987 and then again from 1990–1991. He was married a total of seven times in his life. Other famous people who married the same person twice include Elizabeth Taylor, Melanie Griffith, Marie Osmond, and Eminem.
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In July 2013, Musk and Riley remarried, but later divorced again in December 2014.
Elizabeth Taylor was first married to Richard Burton from 1964-1974, and then again from 1975-1976. He adopted her daughters, Liza and Maria Burton.
Taylor was married a total of eight times in her life, to seven different husbands. Burton was married five times to four wives.
Marshall Mathers was first married to his wife, Kim Scott, from 1999–2001. The couple got remarried and re-divorced in 2006.
These are the only marriages for both parties, and their daughter, Hailie, was born in 1995. They also have custody of Kim’s daughter, Whitney, and her niece, Alaina.
Pamela Anderson remarried her ex-husband, Rick Salomon, in 2014 and then asked for a divorce that same year. . . and then asked the judge to toss out her request. In February 2015, she filed for divorce for a third time. The couple were previously married from 2007-2008.
Both parties have been married to two other people: Anderson was also married to Tommy Lee (1995–1998) and Kid Rock (2006–2007). Salomon was previously married to Shannen Doherty (2002-2003) and E.G. Daily (1995-2000).
Larry King was first married to Alene Akins from 1961–1963, and then again from 1967–1972. He adopted her son, Andy, in 1962, and they had a daughter, Chaia, in 1969.
King has been married a total of 8 times – with most marriages lasting less than 10 years. He has been married to Shawn King since 1997.
Melanie Griffith was first married to Don Johnson for six months in 1976, and then again from 1989–1996. Their daughter, Dakota Johnson, was born in 1989.
Griffith was also married to Steven Bauer (1982–1987), and she has been married to Antonio Banderas since 1996. Johnson has been married to Kelley Phleger since 1999.
Comedian Richard Pryor married two of his wives two times. He was first married to Jennifer Lee from 1979–1982. Then he was married to Flynn Belaine from 1986-1987, and then again from 1990-1991. Pryor remarried Jennifer Lee in 2001, and the couple remained together until his death in 2005.
He first married Flynn Belaine from 1986–1987, and then again from 1990–1991. Richard Pryor was married a total of 7 times in his life.
Natalie Wood was first married to Robert Wagner from 1957–1962, and then again from 1972 until her death in 1981. Their daughter, Courtney Wagner, was born in 1974.
Wood was also married to Richard Gregson (1969–1972). Wagner was also married to Marion Marshall (1963–1971), and he has been married to Jill St. John since 1990.
Barbara Walters was first to married Merv Adelson from 1981–1984 and again from 1986–1992. They adopted their daughter, Jacqueline Guber, in 1968. Walters has been married 4 times to 3 different men.
Elliott Gould was first married to Jennifer Bogart from 1973–1975, and then again from 1978–1979. He was also married to Barbara Streisand from 1963–1971.
Judge Judy was first married to Jerry Sheindlin from 1977–1990. The couple remarried in 1991, and are still together today. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.
Judy Sheindlin was also married to Ronald Levy from 1964–1976.
Rodney Dangerfield was married to Joyce Indig from 1949-1962 and again from 1963-1970. They had two children, Brian Roy and Melanie Roy-Friedman.
He was also married to Joan Child from 1993 until his death in 2004.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was first married to fellow artist Diego Rivera from 1929-1939. They remarried in 1940 and remained together until her death in 1954.
Ben Stein was first married to his wife, Alexandra Denman, from 1968-1974. They re-married in 1977 and adopted their son, Tommy, in 1987.
Marie Osmond was first married to Steve Craig from 1982–1985. The couple remarried in 2011, and they are still together today. They have seven children, two biological and five adopted.
Osmond was also married to Brian Blosil from 1986–2007.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme was first married to bodybuilder Gladys Portugues from 1987–1992. The couple remarried in 1999, and they are still together today. They have two children, Kristopher (b. 1987) and Bianca (b. 1990).
Van Damme has been married a total of five times, with each of his previous marriages lasting less than five years.
Dionne Warwick was first married to William Elliott from 1966–1967, and then again, later that year, from 1967–1975. These were Warwick’s only marriages. Their sons, David and Damon Elliott were born in 1969 and 1973.
Actor Paul Hogan was first married to Noelene Edwards from 1958–1981, and they remarried less than a year after their divorce, from 1982–1990. They have five children.
Hogan was also married to Linda Kozlowski from 1990-2013.
Rosemary Clooney was first married to José Ferrer from 1952 to 1961, and then again from 1964-67. They had five children born between 1955 and 1960.
Clooney was also married to Dante DiPaolo from 1997 until her death in 2002. Ferrer was married five times to four different women.
George C. Scott
George C. Scott was first married to Colleen Dewhurst from 1960–1965, and again from 1967–1972. They had two sons, Alexander (b. 1960) and the actor Campbell Scott (b. 1961).
George C. Scott was married a total of five times in his life.
Richard Burton was first married to Elizabeth Taylor from 1964-1974, and then again from 1975-1976. He adopted her daughters, Liza and Maria.
Burton was married five times to four wives. Taylor was married a total of eight times in her life to seven different husbands.
” Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes was married to Gregg Leakes from 1997-2011, and the couple remarried in 2013. Their son, Brentt, was born in 2013.
Comedian Sinbad (David Adkins) first married his wife, Meredith, in 1985, but the couple divorced in 1992. They remarried 10 years later, in 2002. Speaking of the first split, he said, “This business is a very selfish business. We had two kids, I was on the road. I had two lives… And the life on the road probably gets more real than the life at home. I wasn’t ready to be married. I became a great father, but I wasn’t a great husband. I had no tools to understand how to be a husband.” The couples children are Paige (b. 1986) and Royce (b. 1989).
Lana Turner was first married to Joseph Stephen Crane from 1942–1943, and then again from 1943–1944. Their daughter, Cheryl Crane, was born in 1943.
Turner was married a total of eight times, with each marriage lasting less than five years.
Don Johnson was first married to Melanie Griffith for six months in 1976, and then again from 1989–1996. Their daughter, Dakota Johnson, was born in 1989.
Johnson has been married to Kelley Phleger since 1999. Griffith was also married to Steven Bauer (1982–1987), and she has been married to Antonio Banderas since 1996.
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon was married five times, twice to actress Diane Lander. The couple was first married from 1987 to 1988, and again from 1990 to 1998, and he adopted Lander’s daughter, Bryn, from a previous relationship. After they divorced, Simon was married to actress Elaine Joyce from 1999 until his death in 2018.
Silver Linings Playbook actress Jacki Weaver was first married to Derryn Hinch from 1983–1996, and then again from 1997–1998.
She has been married five times. Two of her marriages lasted less than one year.
Stan Laurel was first married to Virginia Ruth Roger from 1934–1937, and again from 1941–1946. He was married a total of six times to five different women.
Fred Berry first married and divorced Franchesska Berry in 1976, and then they were married again from 1978–1980. He was married a total of five times to four different women.
Jane Wyman was first married to Fred Karger from 1952–1955, and then again from 1961–1965.
She was also married to Myron Martin Futterman (1937-1938) and to future-President Ronald Reagan (1940-1948). As Reagan has been the only U.S. President to have ever been divorced, Wyman remains the only ex-wife of a U.S. President.
Author Carson McCullers (Lula Carson Smith) was married to Reeves McCullers from 1937 to 1941, but they divorced. The couple was remarried from 1945 until McCullers committed suicide in 1953 – after he tried to convince his wife to kill herself with him.
#bloodisthickerthanwaterbutloveisthegluethatbindsus – that is, according to actor Terrence Howard, who announced he’d proposed to his ex-wife Mira Pak for a second time on December 25, 2018. The two secretly divorced in July 2015 after two years of marriage – the couple has two children together.
In a video he posted to social media following the engagement, Howard proclaimed: “We have an idea of how long we think life is, but we do know how short it can be. It took me 45 years to find you. But now that I have you in my 50th year, I will spend the rest of eternity at your side. And I pray that everybody finds that one that will complete them for all eternity because it means everything. I love you.”