Fifteen Hollywood weddings that left their mark

1.Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

The two American actors met when the beautiful model with the steely gaze made her debut on Hollywood sets. After being spotted on a cover in “Harper’s Bazaar”, Lauren Bacall appears on the set of “Port of Anguish” in 1944 where she gives the reply to the already famous Humphrey Bogart. Their alchemy quickly exceeded the screens and the two actors began an affair despite the marriage of Humphrey Bogart to Mayo Methot. Following their separation, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married on May 22, 1945, at Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield’s farm in Ohio. They will have two children together: Stephen, born in 1949, and Leslie, in 1952. After the death of Humphrey Bogart in 1957, Lauren Bacall will have a relationship with Franck Sinatra and then marry Jason Robards.

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2. Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

The star actress of Hollywood cinema Audrey Hepburn met actor and director Mel Ferrer in July 1953, at the age of 24, during a party organized after the filming of “Roman Holidays”. Their romance materializes in a marriage celebrated on September 25, 1954 in the Bürgenstock mountains in Switzerland. To complete this happy day, Audrey Hepburn was resplendent in a designer wedding dress signed Pierre Balmain. Together, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer will have a son, Sean, on July 18, 1960 before separating in 1967. Audrey Hepburn will then have a second marriage with Andrea Dotti.

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3. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

The two actors met on the set of “Cleopatra” in 1961. Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor was then married to her fourth husband, singer Edi Fisher, when Richard Burton had been married to his wife Sybil Williams for 12 years. This does not prevent them from starting a relationship and Richard Burton separates from his wife and two children. The two lovers were married on March 15, 1964 in Montreal and divorced for the first time on June 26, 1974 after 13 years of marriage. They decide to remarry on October 10, 1975 before divorcing again on July 29, 1976. The actress will have two other marriages: in 1976 with Senator John Warner (from whom she divorced in 1982) and in 1991 with the worker in Larry Fortensky building, from which it separated in 1996.

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4. Priscilla Beaulieu and Elvis Presley

Priscilla Beaulieu met the famous singer Elvis Presley when she was barely fourteen. The rockstar immediately notices the young girl and they start dating despite their age gap. Priscilla Beaulieu ended up following the rocker to Los Angeles in 1962. After an intense relationship, Elvis Presley, left by Anita Wood at the end of 1966, his other girlfriend, proposed to Priscilla in marriage with a ring adorned with a 32-carat diamond signed Harry Levich. On May 1, 1967, more than six years after they met, they married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas in an intimate ceremony before holding a press conference with more than 100 guests the next morning. On February 1, 1968, nine months to the day after their marriage, Priscilla Beaulieu gave birth to Lisa Marie Presley. After several infidelities from Elvis, the couple separated thirteen years after their first meeting and Priscilla asked him for a divorce at the end of 1972.

5. Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The “Terminator” actor and former governor of California married journalist Maria Shriver on April 26, 1986 at St. Francis Xaviers Church in Hyannis Port, the Kennedy hometown of Massachusetts. After a 25-year marriage and the birth of four children, the mythical couple ended up separating and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver divorced in 2011.

6. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met in the early 1980s when they were both new comedians. They meet for the first time on the set of the sitcom “Bosom Buddies” then meet again four years later on the set of “Always ready”. Tom Hanks then separates shortly after from his wife Samantha Lewes, his childhood sweetheart with whom he had two children. On April 30, 1988, the couple married in Los Angeles in a grand ceremony. For this marriage, Tom Hanks converted to the Orthodox faith, Rita Wilson being of Greek and Bulgarian descent. Their sons, Chester and Truman, were born in 1990 and 1995, sealing a happiness that still lasts today.

7. Kelly Preston and John Travolta

On September 5, 1991, John Travolta fulfilled his dearest wish by getting married in Paris. During a secret ceremony at the Hôtel Crillon place de la Concorde, the famous actor married Kelly Preston during a visit to “the most romantic city in the world”. The next morning, the newlyweds had invited Paris Match reporters to their room and revealed the details of their wedding, celebrated to the sound of “Chabadabada” from the film “A man and a woman”. Kelly Preston had described the evening with her words: “I wore a simple white beaded dress with a lace veil and a crown of orange flowers. There was no dinner after the ceremony. It had been too difficult to put together. It was too late. But, on the mounted piece, throned a married couple drowned in the tulle. John had given me a beautiful engagement ring in Switzerland. He added, from the same Parisian jeweler, a bracelet of gold and diamonds”. The couple had three children together: Jett, born in 1992 and died in 2009 of a heart attack, Ella Bleue born in 2000 and Benjamin born in 2010. Kelly Preston died last year of complications from breast cancer .

8. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

Cindy Crawford met Rande Gerber at her agent’s wedding and while still married to Hollywood actor Richard Gere. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber forged a friendship that gradually turned into a romance after the supermodel broke up with her husband Richard Gere. The lovebirds then married on May 29, 1998 during a ceremony in the Bahamas in a small committee. The couple are parents to two children, Presley (born in 1999) and Kaia (born in 2001). The couple celebrates 23 years of a happy marriage this year, as Cindy Crawford captioned an Instagram post: “That night 23 years ago was magical…and you’re still good ! Happy birthday ! I like you”.

9. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Famous actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have formed a highly publicized couple in Hollywood. The lovebirds tied the knot in a private ceremony on the Malibu coast on July 29, 2000. Jennifer Aniston wore a Lawrence Steele silk and satin dress for the occasion while Brad Pitt chose a Hedi Slimane tuxedo. After 10 years of a happy marriage, the couple separated on January 7, 2005 following the meeting of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the set of “Mr & Mrs Smith” in 2003.

10. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

A great admirer of the famous Tom Cruise since always, the actress Katie Holmes ended up marrying the actor of “Mission Impossible”. Only eight weeks after the start of their romance, they decided to get engaged and the actor proposed to the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 2005. He gave Katie Holmes a ring adorned with a 5 carat diamond. The fiancés married on November 18, 2006 in Italy at the castle of Bracciano. Among the guests, the Beckham family, Jim Carey, Will Smith and Steven Spielberg are present. The couple had one child, Suri Cruise, born in 2006. The couple separated in 2012 and Katie Holmes was granted sole custody of her daughter.

11. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

After a tumultuous divorce from Tom Cruise, actress Nicole Kidman found love again with singer Keith Urban, whom she met in 2005. The two lovebirds were married in 2006 at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney during a grand ceremony which counted among its guests Hugh Jackman or Naomi Watts. For their honeymoon, the couple chose the Fiji Islands. The two spouses are parents of two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. They still spin the perfect love today.

12. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Beyoncé met Jay-Z when she was only 18 and was a hit with her band Destiny’s Child. The rapper was then 30 years old and quickly fell in love with the young woman as she recorded a duet with Amil, Jay-Z’s protege. The two artists do not couple until later and end up getting married on April 4, 2008 during a private ceremony in the presence of about forty guests. The couple are parents of three children.

13. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian first met Kanye West in the 2000s, at singer Brandy’s studio. The rapper fell in love with Kim Kardashian who was then married to music producer Damon Thomas. The two stars met again ten years later and secretly dated until 2012, when their couple became official. Kim Kardashian was then married to basketball player Kris Humpries, whom she divorced in June 2013. The couple ended up getting married on May 24, 2014 at Fort Belvedere in Florence during a sumptuous ceremony. With a 7-tier wedding cake, hundreds of white flowers and a performance by John Legend, the bride and groom saw it big. For her wedding dress, Kim Kardashian chose a haute couture creation by Riccardo Tisci in lace and silk adorned with a long aerial veil. The day before the ceremony, the engaged couple spent the evening at the Palace of Versailles with many guests. The couple had four children together, North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce which was finalized in February 2021 and has been dating comedian Pete Davidson for a few weeks.

14. Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin married actor George Clooney a year after they met. Convinced of having met a soul mate, the two lovebirds said yes to Venice on September 27, 2014 during a sumptuous wedding which would have cost 10 million euros according to the “New York Daily News”. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin spent four days in the City of the Doges with their relatives from Lebanon and the United States. They then reserved the entire palace which has 24 suites as well as several rooms in five-star hotels. The couple also treated their guests to numerous gondola rides. George and Amal Clooney spin the great love today.

15. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

The singer and the model first met in 2009 backstage on “The Today Show” and quickly became friends. Justin Bieber is at the time in a relationship with Selena Gomez. The friendship that unites them is transformed and in 2016, Justin and Hailey formalize a couple that will only last a few months. Between 2016 and 2018, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin cut ties and even went so far as to delete themselves on social networks. But in May 2018, after two years without hearing from each other, Justin and Hailey decide to give their friendship one last chance. A few days later the two lovebirds appeared more in love than ever. They end up getting married on September 29, 2019 in a grand ceremony in South Carolina. For the occasion, Hailey Bieber wore a wedding dress signed Virgil Abloh. The couple still seem to spin the perfect love today.

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