15 Celebs That Made Getting Married A Hobby

Unless you've been living in a small cave without Wi-Fi, you may have heard in recent news that a Kentucky county clerk named Kim Davis has taken over social media and the print headlines for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We're not a political website, so we're simply going to give you a run-down of what happened:

Kim Davis refuses to sign marriage licenses, citing her religious beliefs towards the sanctity of marriage.

The United States is heavily divided on the issue, as would be expected.

Those who aren't in line with Kim's ideas have discovered and made public that Kim has a history of divorce.

Those who disagree with Kim have cited her four marriages as a sort of proof that she doesn't really have strong beliefs towards the sanctity of marriage, as divorce is also frowned upon by many religions. Now, we can only guess as to why Kim's marriages have fallen apart and we're not here to offer up our opinion on the issue. What we do know for certain is that Kim Davis isn't the only one out there collecting marriages like Pokemon. Most of these celebrities have a marriage collection that puts that of Ms. Davis to shame.

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15 Barbara Walters


Number of Marriages: 3

You never hear much from news anchor turned The View co-hostess Barbara Walters in regards to her personal life. Even on The View, Walters never gave the impression that she's been married three times. She isn't one of those media personalities you tend to see in gossip columns or trending on social media. Believe it or not, Barbara has been married three times between 1955 and 1986 with considerable gaps between marriages.

Her shortest marriage was to Robert Henry Katz and lasted anywhere from 11 months to a little over two years. Reports and dates on her first marriage seem to vary.

14 Ben Folds


Number of Marriages: 4

Singer/song-writer/musician Ben Folds has been married four times between 1987 and 2011. Much of Ben Folds' personal life has made it into his music for either solo projects or his trio the Ben Folds Five.

Ben's first wife, Anna Goodman, helped write lyrics for a handful of songs in the Ben Folds Five discography.

Ben's shortest marriage was to Kate Rosen, a woman who worked for the band as a light operator. The marriage lasted only a year.

After divorcing for the last time in 2011, Ben stated, "As much as I love the idea of being married, it's not for me."

That's probably a wise life decision, Ben.

13 Martin Scorsese


Number of Marriages: 5

Five seems to be a magic number of marriages for many of the celebrities appearing on the list, and we'll kick this "celebration of the Fraternal Order of Fives" off with renowned film director Martin Scorsese whose most recent work is directing the five-time Oscar nominee The Wolf of Wall Street.

Scorsese's marriage to Julia Cameron was his shortest, lasting only a year. The quickie marriage and divorce served as the main inspiration for his first feature God's Will.

Scorsese's three daughters were each birthed by three of his five different wives.

His most famous pairing was to his third wife - actress Isabella Rossellini.

12  Billy Bob Thornton


Number of Marriages: 5

Many of us are aware of Billy Bob Thornton's marriage to Angelina Jolie. The couple made headlines due to the fact that many people didn't understand why Angelina, twenty years the junior of Thornton, was doing with Billy Bob Thornton. The couple seemed to be very much in love, even going so far as to wear vials of each others blood around their necks. What a lot of us may not know, is that Thornton had been married three times before his three year marriage to Jolie, and one time after.

Thornton's most recent marriage was in October of 2014 to Connie Angland, a special effects worker in the film industry. The couple have had a child - the fourth child for Thornton.

11 James Cameron


Number of Marriages: 5

With three Oscar wins and two films in the top-ten highest grossing movies of all-time, it's pretty surprising that Cameron has had more marriages than he has Oscar wins and top grossing movies.

One of Cameron's shortest and most notable marriages was to actress Linda Hamilton, with whom Cameron had a child. Cameron directed Hamilton as Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator films.

Cameron's most most current marriage to actress Suzy Amis is fifteen years strong. The couple have three children.

10 Eva Gabor


Number of Marriages: 5

Eva Gabor and sister Zsa Zsa Gabor are both actresses out of the classic old Hollywood system and are both notorious for their number of marriages, thought Zsa Zsa isn't in the "Fraternal Order of Fives".

Eva is best known for her work in classic television shows like Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and a handful of appearances on The Love Boat.

Gabor's shortest marriage was to a Dr. John Williams. The union lasted just over a year.

After 1983, it seems that Gabor finally realized that perhaps marriage wasn't for her.

9 George Foreman

Number of Marriages: 5

George Foreman was a renowned boxer who later gained fame as the man behind the ever-popular Foreman Grill.

Throughout George's marriages he had ten biological children and two adopted daughters. All five of George's sons are named George, each one going by a nickname. One of his sons serves as his manager. His daughter Freeda has followed in his footsteps and became a boxer as well. Freeda has a 5-1 record with 3 KOs.

8 Clark Gable

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Number of Marriages: 5

It may come as no surprise that Clark Gable, best known these days for the role of Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind, has racked up five marriages. The actor always came off as a bit of a ladies' man and a womanizer.

Sadly, two out of Clark Gable's marriages ended in death and were beyond his control. His third marriage to actress Carole Lombard ended early when she died at the age of 33 in a plane crash.

Clark's final marriage to Kay Williams ended with Gable's own death due to coronary thrombosis in 1960. Gable was buried in a shrine he had built for third wife Carole Lombard.

7 Danielle Steel

Number of Marriages: 5

Danielle Steel is the fourth best-selling author of all time with over 800 million copies sold. This should come as no surprise as Danielle Steel is an incredibly hard worker, consistently producing three to five books a year for 35 years. It's rather amazing that Steel has found time for one husband, let alone five.

Her most interesting marriage was to a prisoner she met while doing research for a book. The prisoner, Danny Zugelder, came and lived with Steel when he was put on parole in 1973, while she was still married to her second husband. Zugelder left Steel's home in 1974, being sent back to prison on robbery and rape charges. Despite going back to prison on rape charges, Steel divorced her second husband in 1975 and married Zugelder in a prison canteen.

6 Dennis Hopper


Number of Marriages: 5

Dennis Hopper has been referred to as one of the 100 Greatest Actors of all time. He has over 200 acting credits to his name in a career that spanned across 50+ years.

Hopper has had one child with four of his five wives. His longest marriage was to his last wife, Victoria Duffy. They were married in April of 1996 and the marriage was only called short due to his death of prostate cancer in 2010 just before his 74th birthday.

Hopper's shortest marriage, and the only one to not yield a child, was to second wife Michelle Phillips. The marriage only lasted through the first eight days of November in 1970. Perhaps this was from some bad juju for getting married on Halloween day?

5 Boris Karloff

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Number of Marriages: 5

Boris Karloff is truly one of the great classic horror movie icons. His roles included playing Dr. Frankenstein's monster in a small handful of Frankenstein film, he played Imhotep (the mummy) in the original The Mummy filmKarloff had over 200 acting credits in film and television going from 1919 to his death in 1969. Most of his credits were in the horror genre or comedic takes on the horror genre.

Karloff's first four marriages were all rather short-lived. His final marriage to Evelyn Hope in 1946, lasted until his death in 1969.

4 Richard Pryor

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Number of Marriages:  7

We finally leave the Fraternal Order of Fives and things start to get really interesting. Richard Pryor is largely considered one of the greatest comedians that ever lived, before and after his death at the age of 65 in 2005. Pryor was also well-known for his numerous marriages and a rather public cocaine addiction.

Despite having seven marriages, Pryor only ever married five different women. He married actress/writer Flynn Belaine twice for his fifth and sixth marriages. Neither stint even lasted a year.

He married actress Jennifer Lee twice. The first attempt didn't make it a single year. The second attempt was in 2001 and was cut prematurely by his death by heart attack in 2005.

3  Larry King


Number of Marriages: 8

Larry King has been a famous television and radio show host for decades. He is best known for his long-running Larry King Live program where he interviewed everyone from conspiracy theorists to celebrities to major politicians. He has played himself as host of Larry King Live in a number of films and television shows. The first of many of these appearances was in the original Ghostbusters film, which is currently being remade with an all-female cast. Perhaps Larry will reprise his role in the reboot?

Larry's shortest marriage was over within a year. It was to Mary Stuphin and was bookended by two marriages to ex-Playboy bunny Alene Akins.

2 Elizabeth Taylor

Number of Marriages: 8

Not too many people with their ear to the ground of pop culture are oblivious to the many marriages of Elizabeth Taylor. This fact has often been the subject of many jabs taken at the actress on late night sketch shows and other comedies.

Elizabeth married actor Richard Burton on two occasions, the two marriages only being a little more than a year apart.

Taylor's first six marriages were never more than a few months to a year apart. From 1982 to 1991, Taylor stayed unwed until she married again. Taylor had her final divorce in 1996 and stayed unwed until she passed away due to heart failure in 2011.

1 Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Number of Marriages: 9

Finally we arrive here at the top of the list with Zsa Zsa Gabor. Zsa Zsa was a classic television staple and socialite. She has probably made a small fortune just playing herself in various television programs and movies.

Zsa Zsa's longest marriage is to Frédéric von Anhalt, with whom she has been married to since 1986 and is 30 years her junior. Her shortest marriage lasted only a day - April 13th, 1983 to April 14th 1983. This marriage to actor Felipe de Alba was annulled.


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