Anyone who's got even the tiniest interest in celebs will have noticed that they get married and divorced quite often. They maintain a high profile and therefore have the world interested in all the details of their love life. But that also means they have the world watching when they get divorced. Some celebrities have even called it quits less than a year after saying “I do.” In fact, celebrity divorces happen so often that no one ever expects their marriages to work anymore.
Most of the celebs on this list have been married 3-4 times, but some are really extreme and have said their vows a whopping 7, 8, even 9 times. That's a few times too many if you ask us. Perhaps they should just chill out for a while and learn to enjoy some alone time? Here are 20 celebs who are seemingly addicted to getting married.
20 Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has been married three times. The actress married assistant director Jim Threapleton in 1998, one year after her Titanic fame and they split 2001. They have a daughter, Mia. Winslet was married to director Sam Mendes from 2003 to 2010, with whom she shares son Joe. Then, in 2012, she walked down the aisle a third time with Ned Rocknroll - the pair welcomed baby boy Bear in December 2013.
19 Tom Cruise
The actor has been married to three different women, starting with actress Mimi Rogers from 1987-1990. The same year as his divorce, Cruise wed Nicole Kidman after meeting on the set of Days of Thunder. They adopted son Connor and daughter Isabella but divorced 11 years later in 2001. He went on to marry Katie Holmes in 2006 but split nearly six years later when she filed for divorce in 2012. They share daughter Suri.
18 Drew Barrymore
The childhood star-turned A-list actress has walked down the aisle three times, and none of her marriages have lasted particularly long. She married Jeremy Thomas in 1994, and they divorced a year later, in 1995. She then married comedian and actor Tom Green in 2001, and once again, it only lasted a year. Finally, she married Will Kopelman in June 2012. They welcomed daughter Olive in September 2012 and daughter Frankie in 2014, then divorced in 2016.
17 Kim Kardashian
Reality Star Kim Kardashian is currently married to rap superstar, Kanye West. Together, they have two children, North West and Saint West. But Kanye is actually Kim’s third husband. She had a short 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. However, Kris was her second husband - before she was famous, she was married at a young age to music producer, Damon Thomas from 2000 - 2004.
16 Jennifer Lopez
Jenny from the block has walked down the aisle three times. Her first husband was Cuban waiter, Ojani Noa, they were married for just under a year. Second husband was back-up dancer Cris Judd. They were married September 2001, to June 2002 - even shorter this time. Then she married singer, Marc Anthony in 2004. Together they had twins, but the couple did not live happily ever after. Their divorce was finalized in 2014.
15 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has been married three times. Her first husband was British actor, Jonny Lee Miller. The wedding ceremony saw Angelina wearing rubber pants and a white T-shirt with her husband's name written on the back in her own blood. Her second marriage was in Vegas to actor Billy Bob Thornton after dating for only 2 months. Her third marriage was to Brad Pitt - they have recently filed for divorce.
14 Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson has been married four times, starting with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in 1995 after knowing each other for 4 days - her mom learned about the wedding from the media. She then married Kid Rock in July 2006, but they divorced in November the same year. Pamela moved on to marry film producer Rick Salomon, she then had it annulled, before they remarried later on... and finally got divorced in 2015.
13 Demi Moore
The actress was married to Freddy Moore for five years, and then Bruce Willis from 1987 to 2000. She and the Die Hard actor shares daughters Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout. She tied the knot with Ashton Kutcher in 2005 but they separated in 2011. The Two and a Half Men actor filed for divorce in 2012.
12 Charlie Sheen
The Anger Management star was married to Donna Peele between 1995-1996, and to Denise Richards from 2002 to 2006. Sheen and Richards have two daughters, Sam and Lola. He then said "I do" to Brooke Mueller in 2008 and they had twin sons Max and Bob. They split in 2011 and have had a volatile relationship since. In 2014, he got engaged to Brett Rossi.
11 Christie Brinkley
American model and actress, Christie Brinkley has walked down the aisle 4 times. She married French artist Jean-François Allaux in 1973, and they divorced in 1981. In 1985 she married Billy Joel. Joel’s hit song "Uptown Girl" is said to be inspired by Brinkley. The marriage ended in 1994. Brinkley immediately married real estate developer Richard Taubman - it lasted one year. In 1996, she married architect Peter Halsey Cook, but in 2008 they had a messy divorce.
10 Kenny Rogers
The country legend has been married 5 times. His first wife was Janice Gordon; from 1958 till 1960. Then came Jean Rogers; from 1960 till 1963. Third wife was Margo Anderson from 1964 till 1976. His fourth marriage was to Marianne Gordon; they married in 1977 and divorced in 1993. It cost him $60 million. Finally, his fifth marriage is to Wanda Miller. They married in 1997 and are still married. Looks like he finally learned when to hold 'em.
9 Billy Bob Thornton
The Bad Santa actor has been married 5 times. First to Melissa Lee Gatlin. Then there was Toni Lawrence, followed by Cynda Williams. In the mid-90s he was married to his fourth wife, Pietra Dawn Cherniak. Finally, his fifth and most famous wife, Angelina Jolie. They married in 2000 and divorced in 2003. Billy has said that he has no plans of getting married again. We think that sounds like a clever move.
8 Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese tends to keep his private life very private, but we found out he's actually been married 5 times. His third wife is the most famous of them - Isabella Rosselini - the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian film director Roberto Rossellini. Scorsese has been with his fifth and current wife since 1999.
7 Jerry Lee Lewis
The singer and pianist's first marriage lasted 20 months. His second marriage took place 23 days before his divorce was finalized. His third and most controversial marriage was to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown - the daughter of his cousin. His fourth wife sadly drowned in their pool. His fifth wife died from a methadone overdose. He was married to his sixth wife for 20 years before divorcing. In 2012, he married Judith Brown - his cousin's ex.
6 Larry King
The king of radio and TV shows, Larry King has been married eight times to seven different women. In 1997, he married his last wife, Shawn Southwick. On King and Southwick's 10th anniversary in September 2007, Southwick joked she was "the only wife to have lasted into the two digits". Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce in 2010 but reconciled, and filed for divorce again in 2019.
5 Shannen Doherty
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was hitched to Ashley Hamilton between 1993-1994, Rick Salomon from 2002 to 2003 and she married her present husband, Kurt Iswarienko, in 2011. In an interview with People, Doherty opened up about how cancer changed her marriage to photographer Iswarienko - in a good way. "Cancer solidified us," she said. "Kurt and I have a much deeper appreciation for each other now."
4 Nicolas Cage
Cage has been married four times. His first wife was actress Patricia Arquette, his second marriage was to singer and songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. Very fitting, seeing as Cage is an Elvis fan. His third wife is Alice Kim together they have a son, Kal-El. In March 2019, Cage married Erika Koike in Las Vegas, only to file for annulment four days later.
3 Geena Davis
The A League of Their Own star was married to Richard Emmolo for a short time in 1982-1983, her next marriage, to Jeff Goldblum, lasted a little longer; 1987-1990. She was married to Renny Harlin for 5 years between 1993-1998. In 2001, she walked down the aisle for the fourth time when she married Dr. Reza Jarrahy. The couple are parents to daughter Alizeh and sons Kaiis and Kian, but they divorced in 2017.
2 Liza Minnelli
The famed actress and daughter to Judy Garland was married four times. Her first marriage was to entertainer Peter Allen. Minnelli told The Advocate editor-in-chief Judy Wieder in September 1996 "I married Peter, and he didn't tell me he was gay. Everyone knew but me." Her last marriage, to David Gest, ended in a lawsuit where Gest alleged that Minnelli beat him in alcohol-induced rages during their marriage.
1 Jennifer O’Neill
The actress first walked down the aisle when she was 17 in 1965 with IBM executive Dean Rossiter. She then married Joseph Koster, followed by Nick De Noia and then Jeff Barry. The next husbands were John Lederer, Richard Alan Brown, Neil L. Bonin, back to her ex, Richard Alan Brown before divorcing him yet again in 1996. Her last marriage was to Mervin Sidney Louque, Jr. in 1996 and they’re still together.
Sources: Cheatsheet, Glamour, Us Magazine, People