14 celebrity couples who divorced and remarried

Talk about a second chance!

Love him like lightning – he rarely strikes twice. Most exes stay apart, but some people decide to give their relationship a second chance. Sometimes divorced couples can even give their marriage another chance.

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Is this still a good idea? No.

Here are 14 celebrity couples who broke up and then remarried:


Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met on the set of Cleopatra in 1963.

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At the time, she was married to Eddie Fisher, and he was married to Sybil Christopher, who divorced that year. The Taylor and Burton affair became such an international scandal that the Vatican condemned it.

In 1964 Taylor divorced Fisher and married Burton.

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Five years later, he gave her the Taylor-Burton diamond, which was worth $1 million.

In 1974, they divorced.

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However, they reunited and remarried in 1975, only to divorce again in 1976.

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Pamela Anderson married professional poker player Rick Salomon in October 2007.

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They separated two months later and their marriage was annulled in 2008.

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The couple got back together in 2013 and married a second time in 2014.

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However, they separated again that summer, then divorced the following year.


NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes married in 1997.

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They welcomed a son in 1999.

In 2010, two years after joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta – they separated. Their divorce was finalized in 2011.

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However, they got engaged for a second time on New Year’s Eve in 2013.

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Five months later, they remarried. Their wedding was broadcast on the Bravo series I dream of NeNe: marriage.

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They were together until his death in 2021.


Marie Osmond married professional basketball player Steve Craig in 1982.

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They had 4,000 guests present.

Two years later, they welcome their son.

People told Osmond that his career was over and his marriage “had some issues.” So, in 1985, they divorced.

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Then she worked her way to the top of the country music charts. In 1986, she married Brian Blosil.

After Osmond and Blosil divorced in 2007, she “never wanted to get married again”, but reconnected with Craig through their son.

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They remarried in 2011, just months before their son’s wedding.

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Sinbad was drafted into the Air Force when he met Meredith Fuller Adkins, then a student. They married in 1985.

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They divorced in 1992 and she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as an accountant while finishing her bachelor’s degree.

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10 years after their divorce, they got back together and had a second marriage.

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Their family starred in a reality show called Sinbad: It’s just family in 2011.


José Ferrer was married to Phyllis Hill when he started dating actor Rosemary Clooney (George Clooney’s aunt). In 1953, he divorced Hill and married Clooney.

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In 1961, Clooney divorced Ferrer because of his infidelity.

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He was having an affair with Stella Magee.

However, three years later, Clooney and Ferrer remarried.

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They divorced a second time in 1967.

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10 years later, he marries Magee.


Dionne Warwick met actor/drummer William Elliott when she was a backing vocalist for his band. They married in 1966.

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In 1967 they divorced, but later that year they got back together and remarried.

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In 1975, they divorced again because his success hurt his ego.

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She told the Guardian: “I was the main breadwinner in the family, and it’s very hard on the male ego. It was too much for my husband to bear, and we decided it was worth it. better that we part ways.”


Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera first married in 1929.

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After several liaisons on both sides, they divorced in 1939.

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However, a year later, she agreed to marry him on two conditions: she would not accept any more money from him and she would not sleep with him.

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They would remain together until his death in 1954.


Estée Lauder (née Mentzer) met Joseph Lauder in the late 1920s. They married in 1930, moved to Manhattan, and both changed their last names to Lauder to correct a misspelling that occurred when her father immigrated to the United States from Austria.

However, they remarried in 1942, then launched their cosmetics business in 1946.

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They remained together until his death in 1982. They also had two children.


The ship of loveGavin MacLeod married dancer Patti Kendig in 1974.

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In 1982, they divorced.

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However, they remarried in 1985. He wrote about their reunion in his 1987 book Getting Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce That Ended in Remarriage.

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They remained together until his death in 2021.


Shortly after his divorce from Justine Wilson, Elon Musk met Talulah Riley at a bar. They got married in 2010.

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In 2012, they divorced after a temporary separation. At the time, he tweeted that he would “love her forever” and that she would “make someone very happy one day.”

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Only 18 months after their divorce, they remarried, but he filed for divorce again on New Year’s Eve in 2014.

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Seven months later, he withdrew the divorce papers, but she filed again a little later. They finalized their divorce in 2016.

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Paul Hogan was a teenager when he met Noelene Edwards at the pool where he was working as a lifeguard. They married in 1958.

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They had five children together.

The couple divorced in 1981.

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They remarried in 1982.

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However, they divorced again in 1989.

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He married his Crocodile Dundee costar Linda Kozlowski a year later.


Jean-Claude Van Damme married actor/bodybuilder Gladys Portugues in 1987.

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They had two children together.

In 1992, they divorced.

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Then he was married to Darcy LaPier from 1994 to 1997.

They remarried in 1999, then filed for divorce in 2015.

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However, they ultimately decided to stay together, withdrawing their divorce papers.

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And finally, Judy Sheindlin (née Blum) – aka Judge Judy – married fellow judge Jerry Sheindlin in 1977.

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After her father’s death in 1990, she became frustrated with her husband’s inability to care for her in his grief, so she gave him an ultimatum – “If you can’t maneuver this, I’m going to divorce .”

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He replied, “Oh, yeah? I dare you,” and she handed him the divorce papers the next day.

However, a year later, they got back together and remarried. They have been together ever since.

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