Hollywood can be an absolutely fickle place for relationships. After all, once they reach a certain level of fame, celebrities' relationships are front page tabloid fodder constantly. Everyone speculates about who they're dating and how happy they are, and even a picture between friends can get blown out of proportion.
Even if the relationship is going well, that kind of attention can have a majorly negative impact. So, it's not all that surprising that many celebrities have flubbed marriages under their belts—but fans have likely even forgotten about a few.
There are several couples in Hollywood who make us believe in love and are absolutely adorable together. They seem like they're meant to be and like they were totally made for one another. However, there are many celebrities who found that person in their lives after several other serious relationships—and even marriages.
Whether they found love again or not, the fact is, these celebrities' past marriages just didn't work out. Some were highly publicized marriages, some were forever ago, and most have been completely forgotten at this point—but they happened.
Here are 20 celebs we completely forgot were married before–and in some cases, didn't even know were married more than once!
20 Bradley Cooper And Jennifer Esposito
People around the world have been speculating about Bradley Cooper's insane chemistry with his co-star Lady Gaga. However, he's still in a happy, committed relationship with his partner, supermodel Irina Shayk. He hasn't tied the knot with her yet, although it's not because he's scared of marriage.
It turns out that Bradley Cooper was actually married once before, way back in 2006. He dated actress Jennifer Esposito for a while and the two got engaged and ended up getting married in 2006. The marriage didn't last very long, though—they parted ways just four months after walking down the aisle after realizing they had made an error.
19 Jennifer Garner And Scott Foley
Jennifer Garner has had to deal with her fair share of drama over the years, including relationship drama with her ex-husband Ben Affleck. Many assume that Affleck is Garner's first husband, but that isn't actually true.
Back when she was just starting out in Hollywood, Garner dated Scandal actor Scott Foley. They had met on the set of Felicity, and sparks flew, eventually leading to a proposal and a ring. They tied the knot in 2000, but by 2003 they had parted ways. As Garner spilled to Allure, "we didn't have a shot. He's a really good guy, and we just imploded." Sometimes, it's all about the timing.
18 Julia Roberts And Lyle Lovett
There was a time when it seemed like Julia Roberts was in every movie coming into theatres. She was constantly in the tabloids, and everyone wanted to know all about her love life. Nowadays, she's settled into a quieter way of life in New Mexico. Sure, she still stars in many movies—but she also steers clear of Hollywood for the most part, just living a quiet life with her husband Danny Moder and their children.
However, her marriage to Danny wasn't actually Roberts' first. Way back in the early '90s, when she was in her mid-20s, Roberts married singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett. They had a whirlwind romance and married just a few weeks after meeting, but the marriage lasted a little under two years.
17 Will Smith And Sheree Zampino
Most people consider Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith one of Hollywood's golden couples. The two have been together for decades now and still seem totally in love. They just mesh together so perfectly and seem made for one another. However, Jada isn't actually Will Smith's first wife—that title goes to Sheree Zampino.
The two actually have a son together, Trey Smith, and were married for about three years before splitting. Will married Jada about two years after his divorce, and the rest is histor—they've been together ever since. They seem totally devoted to one another, and we have a feeling they'll easily last another couple of decades.
16 Richard Gere And Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford has been married to Rande Gerber for over twenty years now, which is absolutely forever in Hollywood years. However, that wasn't actually her first marriage. The supermodel married actor Richard Gere in 1991 and the two were together for about four years before deciding to part ways in 1995.
While an age difference isn't always an issue in a relationship, for them, it definitely was. As Crawford told Vogue UK many years after their split, "I was still 22... as a young woman — I was still kind of figuring out who I was and what I wanted to be and he was already 37, so in some ways, he knew that I was still growing and changing... at 22 you think you know everything." Wise words!
15 Michael Douglas And Diandra Luker
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are another one of those Hollywood couples that seem to have been together forever. And they have—they'll be celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary next year. However, that marriage isn't actually Douglas' first.
Way back in 1977, he proposed to Diandra Luker, a socialite who had a diplomat as a father. Luker was just 19 years old when she walked down the aisle with Michael Douglas, and the two were together for nearly 20 years before splitting in 1995. Hopefully, he doesn't get the same twenty-year itch with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones! We can't even imagine parting ways after being together for so long.
14 Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson
Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively are total #relationshipgoals. They're absolutely gorgeous, they're clearly crazy in love, and they're hilarious on social media with their constant sassy comments to one another. However, Reynolds actually had quite a few relationships under his belt before meeting Blake, and even marriage!
It's crazy that many people have forgotten all about his first marriage, given that it was to another A-List celebrity, but they have. Before he was wed to Blake Lively, Reynolds spent a little over two years married to actress Scarlett Johansson. It didn't work out between the two of them, but it was all for the best—they ended up finding other people who were better suited for them.
13 Brooke Shields And Andre Agassi
Brooke Shields has certainly had a fascinating life and professional run. She got her start in the industry when she was just a child and has had some major ups and downs since then, including relationship drama and family drama. She's been married to her current hubby, television writer Chris Henchy, since 2001.
However, before then, she was actually married to a superstar in an entirely different field—the world of professional tennis. Back in the late '90s, Brooke spent roughly two years married to the legendary Andre Agassi. Many have forgotten about their marriage, as Agassi has been married to Steffi Graff for nearly 20 years now—but it happened!
12 George Clooney And Talia Balsam
Before finding love with his wife Amal Clooney, George Clooney was Hollywood's most notorious bachelor. He was a total silver fox and any woman would have loved to date him, but he never really wanted to make a commitment. However, that isn't because he was totally scared of marriage before meeting Amal. In fact, he had been married once before, something many people have forgotten all about.
Back in 1989, George Clooney ended up tying the knot with actress Talia Balsam. The two were together for a few years before splitting up in 1993, after which Clooney had twenty years of bachelorhood. It just goes to show that the right woman can change the mind of even the most notorious bachelor!
11 Kim Kardashian West And Damon Thomas
Kim Kardashian West is currently married to the often controversial rapper Kanye West. And before that, as many fans know, she had a highly publicized (and very short) marriage to professional athlete Kris Humphries. However, did you know that Kim actually has another marriage under her belt as well?
Many people don't know about her very first marriage because she wasn't yet famous when it happened. Way back in 2000, when she was just 19 years old, she eloped with music producer Damon Thomas. They were together for about three years before parting ways. She's definitely grown far more famous since then, and now absolutely nothing she does goes unnoticed.
10 Ashlee Simpson And Pete Wentz
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz tied the knot back in 2008 when they were both busy with their respective work in the music industry. They had a child not long after and ended up spending a few years in married bliss before they decided to split up. The two have since moved on and had children with different partners.
Wentz hasn't yet tied the knot a second time, but Simpson married musician Evan Ross in 2014. It's always strange to remember the relationships that used to exist in Hollywood—seeing old pictures of Simpson and Wentz is kind of like peering into a pop-punk time capsule.
9 Alec Baldwin And Kim Basinger
Alec Baldwin has been married to his wife Hilaria for close to ten years now—well, seven, to be exact. The two tied the knot in 2012, and have had four children together—talk about a big family! However, Hilaria isn't Alec's first wife—that would be actress Kim Basinger. Baldwin tied the knot with Kim back in 1993, the two welcomed their daughter Ireland a few years later, and by 2000 they had decided to divorce.
There was huge drama and a legal situation over custody, and the former couple was splashed all over the tabloids for months on end. However, since that was well over a decade ago, many people have forgotten the two were even together.
8 Nick Lachey And Jessica Simpson
There was a time when the world could see Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's every move on their reality show, Newlyweds. The show documented their lives as two pop stars who were recently wed and gave us all a glimpse into what it was really like to live the way they did.
The marriage didn't end up being a good fit though, and they split a few years after tying the knot. Both Lachey and Simpson went on to marry different people since then and have become parents and really just moved on in their lives. We have to wonder, though, if they're ever tempted to pop in the old Newlyweds DVDs and remember a simpler time in their lives.
7 Tom Hanks And Samantha Lewes
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are the kind of couple that we assume will stay together forever. They got married in 1988 and have been going strong ever since, supporting one another on countless red carpets. However, Wilson wasn't Hanks' first wife—he was actually married once before, to another actress, Samantha Lewes.
Hanks married Lewes when he was just a young rising actor in 1978 and was with her for just under a decade. They parted ways in 1987 after having two children together (including son Colin Hanks, who ended up following in his father's acting footsteps). Hanks quickly fell for Wilson and the two have been together ever since.
6 Mario Lopez And Ali Landry
You would think that after dating someone for several years, marriage wouldn't really be a big deal. Nothing would really change, right? Well, not exactly. Actor turned television host Mario Lopez and actress Ali Landry were together for about six years, happily dating, before Lopez popped the question. They made all their wedding plans and tied the knot in 2004, but ended up getting their marriage annulled only two weeks later—talk about a short union.
There was a whole lot of drama, including some accusations on both sides, and it just wasn't the right situation. Since then, Lopez has gotten married again, and that marriage has lasted for several years now.
5 Eva Longoria And Tyler Christopher
Despite being absolutely stunning and intelligent and crazy talented, Longoria hasn't always had the best luck in love. Most people remember that she was once married to professional basketball player Tony Parker. They were a glamorous couple who were always being followed by the tabloids—and who could forget that lavish wedding?
However, many people don't know that Parker wasn't Longoria's first husband. Before she fell for him, she actually spent about two years married to soap opera star Tyler Christopher. Luckily, after two unsuccessful marriages, it seems that the third time was the charm—she's been married to hubby Jose Baston for three years now, and the two have an adorable baby together.
4 Zooey Deschanel And Ben Gibbard
Given how musical she is, many people weren't all that surprised when Zooey Deschanel ended up marrying fellow musician Ben Gibbard, who is best known for his band Death Cab for Cutie. The two tied the knot in 2009, but only lasted a few years before separating in 2011.
Deschanel played the field for a few years after that before she found love within Hollywood with film producer Jacob Pechenik. She tied the knot a second time in 2015, and the couple has since had two children together. Deschanel even converted to Judaism for her second husband—talk about devotion! They seem happy together, and their union has already lasted longer than Deschanel's first marriage.
3 Kate Winslet And Jim Threapleton
It's easy to forget that Kate Winslet is only in her early 40s because she's had such an incredible journey in Hollywood. She's starred in several memorable films and has fans around the world who absolutely adore her. She hasn't always had the best luck in love, however. Winslet had two flopped marriages under her belt before meeting her current husband, Ned Rocknroll (yes, that's his real name).
She married film director Jim Threapleton in 1998 and had her first child with him, her daughter Mia. They split in 2001, and a few years later, she married her second hubby, director Sam Mendes. They, too, had a child together but ended up splitting up in 2010. Winslet walked down the aisle a third time in 2012, and it seems like the third time's the charm in her case.
2 Kaley Cuoco And Ryan Sweeting
Kaley Cuoco is currently married to equestrian Karl Cook, who seems like the perfect match for her. Though his job seems a world away from Hollywood, Cuoco is a passionate animal lover who loves horses, so they're actually kind of made for one another. However, many people may have forgotten that Cook isn't actually Cuoco's first husband—that title goes to tennis player Ryan Sweeting.
Cuoco had a bit of a whirlwind romance with Sweeting and things progressed really quickly. They married after just six months of dating, but unfortunately, their marriage didn't even make it past the two-year mark. She seems to have taken her time in her relationship with Cook, and perhaps that was the wiser move—they seem to be going strong.
1 Orlando Bloom And Miranda Kerr
Many celebrity lovers know that Orlando Bloom recently proposed to his girlfriend, pop star Katy Perry, with a stunning flower ring. And, many know that supermodel Miranda Kerr is married to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel. However, you may have forgotten about the fact that Bloom and Kerr were actually a couple at one point—and even made the decision to get married.
They tied the knot in 2010, had their son Flynn the next year, and were divorced by 2013. They've both clearly moved on, and there doesn't seem to be any bad vibes between the two—just a mature parting of ways.
Sources: Cosmopolitan, Pop Sugar, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue