Lawfully Wed to Awfully Wed, 11 Celebs Who Have Been Married 5+ Times

Lawfully Wed to Awfully Wed, 11 Celebs Who Have Been Married 5+ Times

From David Foster to Elizabeth Taylor, these celebs didn't take 'til death do us part literally.

By Marni Eth

David Foster and Katharine McPhee recently confirmed their engagement, making it the fifth time Foster will be walking down the aisle. Foster was previously married to Bonnie Jean Cook (1972-1981), Rebecca Dyer (1982- 1986), Linda Thompson (1992-2005) and, most recently, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, Yolanda Hadid (2011-2017).

Although being married and divorced four times may seem unusual for the average person, he is in good company in Hollywood going into his fifth marriage. Below are more other stars who have said “I do” then "I don't" then "I do" again five or more times.

Larry King: 8 Marriages

The radio and TV host may be a legend in his field, but he has also made himself known for other reasons as well. King has been married eight times to seven women. His third wife, Alene Akins, he married and divorced twice. He has been married to Shawn Southwick since 1997 and, although they filed filed for divorced in 2010, they reconciled and are still legally married today. 


  • Freda Miller (1952-1953)
  • Annette Kaye (1961-1961)
  • Alene Akins (1961-1963 and 1967-1972)
  • Mickey Stuphin (1963-1967)
  • Sharon Lepore (1976-1983)
  • Julie Alexander (1989-1992)
  • Shawn Southwick (1997-present)

Elizabeth Taylor: 8 Marriages

Just like Larry King, actress Elizabeth Taylor tied the knot eight times to seven people (she married Richard Burton twice). Her third husband, Mike Todd, died during their marriage, and she scandalously married his best friend Eddie Fisher, who was married to Debbie Reynolds at the time they got together. Taylor divorced her last husband after five years of marriage, and she didn't marry again after that. Although Taylor passed away in 2011, she remains a legend.


  • Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (1950-1951)
  • Michael Wilding (1952-1957)
  • Mike Todd (1957-1958)
  • Eddie Fisher (1959-1964)
  • Richard Burton (1964-1974 and 1975-1976)
  • John Warner (1976-1982)
  • Larry Fortensky (1991-1996)

Billy Bob Thorton: 6 Marriages

Angelina Jolie may be the most famous ex-wife of Billy Bob Thorton, but she was actually the fifth woman to earn that title. Despite a very public display of affection throughout their time together, they eventually divorced, and Thornton found marital bliss again with Connie Angland, a makeup effects expert. Together they share a daughter. He also has three other children from previous marriages. 


  • Melissa Lee Gatlin (1978-1980)
  • Toni Lawrence (1986-1988)
  • Cynda Williams (1990-1992)
  • Pietra Dawan Cherniak (1993-1997)
  • Angelina Jolie (2000-2003)
  • Connie Angland (2014-present)

Rue McClanahan: 6 Marriages

Perhaps best known for playing Blanche Devereaux on the Emmy-award winning series Golden Girls, McClanahan is also known for having six husbands. McClanahan even wrote a book titled My First Five Husbands...And the Ones Who Got Away. Husband no.6 was separated from her at the time of her death, but legally still married.


  • Tom Bish (1958-1959)
  • Norman Hartweg (1959-1961)
  • Peter DeMaio (1964-1971)
  • Gus Fisher (1976-1979)
  • Tom Keel (1984-1985)
  • Morrow Wilson (1997-her death)

Brigitte Nielsen: 5 Marriages

The Danish actress made headlines recently for having her fifth baby at 54 with her fifth husband, Mattia Dessi. Nielsen is already a mom to four boys from previous relationships. Her relationship with the 39-year-old Italian took off when she chose him over then boyfriend, Flavor Flav, which was featured on the VH1 reality show, Strange Love.


  • Kasper Winding (1983-1984)
  • Sylvester Stallone (1985-1987)
  • Sebastian Copeland (1990-1992)
  • Raoul Meyer (1993-2005)
  • Mattia Dessi (2006-present)

James Cameron: 5 Marriages

The Canadian-born filmmaker has many movies to his name, as well as ex-wives. He has four children in total and is still married to his fifth wife, Suzy Amis. Amis played the part of Lizzy Calvert, Rose's granddaughter, in Cameron’s iconic film Titanic.


  • Sharon Williams (1978 - 1984)
  • Gale Anne Hurd (1985 -1989)
  • Kathryn Bigelow, (1989-1991)
  • Linda Hamilton (1997 -1999)
  • Suzy Amis (2000-Present)

George Foreman: 5 Marriages

No stranger to setting records, the Olympic gold medal boxer and two time world heavyweight champion also has five marriages under his belt. Foreman has twelve children, seven daughters and five sons. He named all his sons after him; George Jr., George III ("Monk"), George IV ("Big Wheel"), George V ("Red"), and George VI ("Little Joey"). He is still married to his fifth wife, and his famous George Foreman Grills have sold over 100 million units.


  • Adrienne Calhoun (1971-1974)
  • Cynthia Lewis (1977-1979)
  • Sharon Goodson (1981-1982)
  • Andrea Skeete (1982-1985)
  • Mary Joan Martelly (1985- Present)

Kenny Rogers: 5 Marriages

The American country singer, song writer, record producer and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame has many hits to his name. He has also had a lot of ex-wives. He is currently still married to Wanda Miller, and they share identical twin boys, Jordan and Justin (in addition to children from some of his previous marriages). He recently retired to spend more time with his wife and kids.


  • Janice Gordon (1958-1960)
  • Jean Rogers (1960-1963)
  • Margo Anderson (1964-1976)
  • Marianne Gordon (1977-1993)
  • Wanda Miller (1997-present)

Martin Scorsese: 5 Marriages

The Oscar-winning filmmaker may be behind the camera most of the time, but his marriage count has Hollywood written all over. He has been married to lucky number five for 19 years, and they have a daughter together. He also has two other daughters from his first two marriages.


  • Laraine Marie Brennan (1965-1971)
  • Julia Cameron (1976-1977)
  • Isabella Rossellini (1979-1982)
  • Barbara De Fina (1985-1991)
  • Helen Schermerhorn Morris (1999-present)

Joan Collins: 5 Marriages

The 85-year-old English actress and author has a long list of career accomplishments … and husbands! Despite a 32-year-age gap, she and her fifth husband are still married and they have been going strong for over 15 years! She previously told Hello! magazine: 'It is my fifth marriage, and my happiest, and last.”


  • Maxwell Reed (1952–1956)
  • Anthony Newley (1963–1971)
  • Ron Kass (1972–1983)
  • Peter Holm (1985–1987)
  • Percy Gibson (2002-present)
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