For this celebrity, the moneymaker is her smile, which she’s insured for $30 million. Being an A-list actress, she can afford the luxury. In 2000, the film Erin Brockovich earned her $20 million!
She also made $3 million on Mother’s Day in 2006; all she had to do was a four-day shoot. With her bringing in all that money, it’s fair to say that she deserves to spend that much on her expensive smile, especially considering it’s the thing that earned her the money!
Some of the most legendary rock songs are the work of the one and only Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones wouldn’t be where they are if it weren’t for this man’s hands. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that they’re insured for more than $1.5 million by Lloyds of London.
The group still tours today, and he’s considered one of the greats. He was honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number four in 2011 in the list of top 100 guitarists.
While doing Project Runway, Heidi kept her legs protected and insured them for $2 million. However, they’re not guaranteed at the same price; the star told Maria Menounos that the left one is worth a bit less than the right.
The reason being she has a scar that came about from her falling on glass. She also talked a bit more about what happens during the insuring process; she says that when she was in London, she had to go to a specific place where they checked her legs.
America Ferrera is an actress who starred in Ugly Betty in 2007, and the body part she insured was her smile. Aquafresh White Trays insured her pearly white smile for $10 million as part of a promotion to raise money for the charity.
Ferrera said, on Lloyd’s website, that she felt flattered her smile had insurance. She further went on about how it was something she never imagined happening.
While preparing for her Sweet Fantasy tour in 2016, Mariah Carey didn’t just do rehearsals; she insured her legs and voice too. Her voice insurance policy was $35 million, and another $35 million for her legs. Many people thought that it was too much.
However, it made sense because the show and tour wouldn’t go on if she was involved in a leg injury or had a problem with her vocal cords. However, with the insurance covering her, she’d get some money back as compensation.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress, activist, children’s author, and producer. In 1996, she was the spokeswoman for the pantyhose known as L’Eggs. Sara Lee, the parent company, thought it was good to protect their investment and insure her legs.
Her legs went for $1 million through Lloyd’s of London. It was a worthy investment as the company had spent a fortune on the print and broadcast campaigns that involved Jamie. The company’s intention in partnering up with Jamie was to make pantyhoses more attractive to women.
He’s considered one of the greatest soccer players of his era. This icon is the most followed person on Instagram today. He owes all his success to what his legs can do on a soccer field, so it’s no wonder they have insurance.
In 2009, when he played for Real Madrid, they insured his legs for $144 million. This was supposed to cover him if anything happened, like injuries during gameplay. However, in 2016, reports allege that he’s still covered, especially after his 2013 knee injury.
Being a socialite means you need to appeal to people, and Kim Kardashian is known for keeping up with her fans. With her whopping millions of followers and her successful reality TV show, how she looks is vital. She’s a brand worth a lot, and she knows it.
This is why she, too, has insured one of her body parts, particularly her rear. In 2014, she insured it for $21 million; however, the insurance moved to $100 million. It might seem excessive to some, but the star knows what she’s doing.
Among the many soccer players who’ve insured their legs, Lionel Messi is the one who reportedly has the most expensive insurance of them all. As the Argentina national team captain and a Paris Saint-Germain forward, his legs are worth $900 million. That’s even more than what some teams cost!
However, his popularity and prowess on the field justify this as he’s still considered the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time). He has 793 goals for his country and club, received seven Ballon d’Or, and was the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year.
Taylor Swift is a famous singer and songwriter who’s been active since 2004. Her songs have been on top charts and the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, she’s considered one of the best-selling musicians of all time, given she’s sold more than 200 million records worldwide.
Given her looks and stage performances, she’s insured her legs for $40 million ($20 million per leg). Given that she needs them for her concerts and performances, it’s fair to insure them so that if an injury were to happen, she’d have something to fall back on.
The Venus Breeze Celebrity Legs of a Goddess Award started searching for the best legs in America, which Rihanna won in 2007. The singer and actress was also once the judge on Venus Breeze’s Legs of a Goddess contest.
Rihanna was thrilled to have her legs win the award and even more excited to find the woman with the best legs in America. She took the honor so seriously that she insured her legs for $1 million afterward.
In soccer, Gareth Bale is another star who admitted to having insured his left foot. During his time in Real Madrid, the soccer player from Wales had a policy to cover his left foot in case he ever got injured.
While speaking on The Erik Anders Lang Show, Gareth said there was an insurance agreement, but didn’t discuss it. According to experts, his magical left foot is worth around $126 million.
Fernando Alonso is a famous Formula 1 driver and a double world champion. He makes our list of celebrities who insured their body parts because of his thumbs. Santander, the team sponsor for Alfonso, insured his thumbs for $5 million each!
This was part of Barcelona’s accident and life insurance publicity campaign before the Spanish Grand Prix in 2010. The bank said his thumbs are critical in a Formula 1 car and a symbol that shows victory and that everything is well protected and under control.
She’s known for her iconic hair, lively dance moves, and impressive vocals. However, some might know her for her amazing legs, which even went on to become one of her signature features. She often flaunted them on stage with her sparkly mini dresses.
Her legs are insured for approximately $3.2 million. The singer loves her legs so much that she even dedicated a song to them back in 1994! With her love and admiration for her legs, it’d be a shock if she didn’t insure them. As we all know, she’s “Simply the Best!”
Michael Flatley is well-known in the dancing world because of his international fame from his appearance in Riverdance. He’s insured his legs, which are essential to dancing, to ensure he gets compensated should anything happen to him – to the tune of $40 million!
Michael mentioned that people were afraid that there’d be no tour if he stopped dancing, and thus many people would be out of work. He’d also lose a lot of money himself; hence, the insurance policy was a critical safety net for him and everyone around him.
Matt Harvey is a professional baseball pitcher known as the Dark Knight. He’s been primarily successful throughout the years, and the Mets pitcher has said he’ll keep playing for as long as possible. So his agent Scott Boras got his arm insured.
Jon Heyman from CBS Sports reported that the insurance policy would cover Harvey’s arm and reimburse any earnings should he get injured. This means it’s okay if he loses out on earnings because of an injury, and he’ll also be okay in the event of a career-ending injury. The policy fee is unclear, but given the $200 million expectation on his arm, one can guess the insurance pays a fraction of his potential earnings.
Manuel Neuer is an impressive goalkeeper with several honors to his name. He was the German soccer player of the year back in 2014, winning him the World Cup Golden Glove for the Best Goalkeeper.
To protect his most prized possessions, which are his hands, he insured them for over $2.82 million courtesy of the General Association of German Insurers. So should the goalkeeper suffer from career-ending injuries, he should have something to fall back on. “For a dislocated finger, however, that will be a piece of cake,” said the insurance union.
Angie Everhart is an actress and model; she’s also been in several Sports Illustrated issues. In the 90s, she was featured in a Schick razor commercial, and in the commercial, they claimed that her legs went for $1 million.
Because of this, they got insurance from Lloyds of London. The best thing about it is that she wasn’t the one paying for it, but the company in charge covered the costs. She was covered if anything happened to her legs, whether a severe accident or an injury.
You might remember Adam Lambert from American Idol as a talented contestant. However, he’s not like other celebs who are private about their body insurance. Adam admitted that his vocal cords go for $48 million.
He said that his vocal cords are his bread and butter, and he has to ensure that they keep paying out. If his vocal cords don’t work like they’re supposed to, at least he’d have a safety net to help him out.
When you think of insurance taken by football players, you may think that it covers arms, legs, or other body parts that make them better players. However, for Troy Polamalu, his insurance covers his hair. Yes, a football player has an insurance policy to cover his hair.
Troy Polamalu’s hair goes for $1 million. He’s known for his thick and curly hair, which has never been to a barber since 2000. His hair is so amazing that he became a spokesperson for a shampoo brand who are currently protecting his hair with Lloyd’s of London insurance.
Most of these celebrities insure body parts that are valuable to them or can do things that most people can’t with their equivalent parts. This is the case for this celebrity; John Schnatter is the CEO of Papa John’s, and his hands toss around the dough, scatter toppings, and spread sauces like no other.
His hands are insured for a staggering $15.3 million, and Lloyds of London will cover him in the event of loss or damage to his hands. It’s usually rare to find someone in this industry who has insured their body, but John Schnatter is not ordinary, especially when it comes to making pizzas.
Another former Real Madrid player, Iker also decided to insure a body part. While being the goalkeeper at Real Madrid, Iker Casillas insured his hands for approximately $9.7 million. This is a lot of money, considering it’s just the hands covered and nothing else.
The Spanish Insurance Company Groupama Seguros signed the insurance policy at a promotional event. He stated that everyone should have professional insurance, and for him, it’d be great as it’d help him in case anything happens to his career.
The next on our list has insured a unique body part most people wouldn’t think of; the taste buds. Sebastian Michaelis takes more than four months to make one bag of tea. His primary role is tea tasting, which takes work. He’s tasted more than 300,000 teas in his career and can identify many different flavors.
Being amazing at what he does, his bosses decided to insure his taste buds for slightly over $1 million. Given that the tongue has around 10,000 taste buds, each one goes for a little over $100. Considering his profession, we get it, but it still seems pretty odd.
Everyone loves Dolly Parton; this southern belle is known for her country music songs like “Jolene.” Aside from singing, she’s also an actress who’s appeared in several shows, from Dolly to The Porter Wagoner Show. In terms of which body part she’s insured, it’s the bosom.
Allegedly, she’s insured them for around $600,000. If something happens to them, she’s ensured that everything is fine. In show business, many things depend on looks, and she does her best to ensure she always looks her best.
Miley Cyrus also has an insured body part; the entire tongue. The singer and actress claims that the body part makes her more famous than infamous, and she’s reportedly spent a million dollars to cover her tongue in case anything ever happened to it.
An unnamed source claimed that Miley is aware that her tongue is making more headlines than her. So, unsurprisingly, she’s spending that much money taking care of her tongue. Getting her tongue insured for $1 million is part of her trademark image. As a celebrity, it’s critical to protect your trademark; insurance might help you with that.
Tom Jones is a Welsh singer and boasts a string of top 10 hits that came out around the 60s. He’s also done tours and made appearances in several countries over the years. His genres include R&B, soul, country, and gospel. Around 2008, there were rumors that Jones had insured his chest hairs (you read that right) for $5 million.
It’s not for certain, but there were reports that Lloyds of London was not entirely okay with the policy but later agreed to the insurance policy. However, the story is not verified; hence it’s difficult to tell whether or not it happened.
This is a popular name in the music industry, and she has had a lot of hits over the years. However, after her numerous successes, she ought to protect the assets her fans enjoy the most; this includes her backside.
Nicki’s insurance policy was for $27 million, which is a comfortable amount to fall back on should there be any complications. With the earnings she got from her performances, it was a worthy investment.
For some people, their trademark feature is their eyes. Ben Turpin, known for being an actor and comedian, was known for this reason. Therefore, he approached Lloyds of London, known for insuring abnormal risks, to cover him.
They agreed to a fee of $25,000. After that, if these eyes ever became uncrossed, the policy would provide him with the payment. In his case, though, that never happened, so Lloyds never made any payments. Most people on this list don’t get paid because the risk only sometimes happens, but in rare occasions, it does usually occur.
Merv Hughes was on the Australian national cricket team, and from 1985 to 1994, he insured a most peculiar body part; his mustache. Merve Hughes had a trademark walrus mustache, and combined with his height (6 feet and 4 inches) and playing capabilities; he was quickly one of the unique cricketers worldwide.
He insured his mustache for around $370,000 at Lloyds of London. In case anything ever happened to his mustache, he was guaranteed reimbursement. Strange, but true!
Another star who insured his taste buds is this world-famous food critic. He’s also a writer and published the first edition of the Egon Ronay Guide to British Eateries. His endorsement could make or break a restaurant, hence he had a lot of influence and made a fortune for himself.
As we’ve seen with other people discovering that a specific body part can make them some money, he got an insurance policy from Lloyds of London for $400,000. If his taste buds could no longer serve him, he’d at least walk away with a fair amount.
In the 50s, a musician named Chas McDevitt from Scotland was known for his skiffle. At the time, the skiffle genre was quite popular and influential, especially in the UK. He was so good at it that he decided to insure his fingers for $9,300 each.
However, he didn’t benefit much from this endeavor; shortly after, skiffle got overshadowed by rock music. As a result, the band Chas McDevitt was disbanded in 1959, and everyone went their own way. He later formed a duo with his wife, but that ended when their relationship did, in the 70s.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Bette Davis. She was all the hype in the 1940s when she made a fair sum from her acting career. But what she was really known for was her small waist, which is why she insured it for $28,000 – which is around $540,000 in today’s value when accounting for inflation.
Of course, Lloyd’s of London insured Bette’s waist at the height of her career, when she feared that age wouldn’t be on her side and that she’d gain weight. If she’d ever lost a role due to her size, she would’ve been compensated handsomely.
We all got to know her on reality TV in the late 2000s and early 2010 as Hugh Hefner’s main girlfriend. TV personality and model Holly Madison made the decision to insure her famous bosom when living at the Playboy mansion – for a whopping $1 million ($500,000 each)!
She explained that if something happened to her chest, she’d likely be unable to appear on TV or at shows for a few months, which would cost her at least a million dollars. We’re not sure about you, but we’re clearly in the wrong line of work!
Much like the famous Playboy bunnies, Madonna also valued her cleavage so much that she chose to get an insurance policy for the ladies. Being one of the most famous and successful female singers in the world, this seems to be a good idea.
Madonna insured her bosom for $2 million, making her chest the most expensive in the world. She strongly believed that her career would be severely impacted if something happened to them, which is why she chose such a high amount.
Most of us know Kylie Minogue for her hits like “Spinning Around” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” but what many of us don’t know is that the Australian singer insured her bottom for a remarkable $5 million!
The logic behind her decision was explained as her preparing for the future – her bum may become a pear and affect her career. Fair enough. We’re not sure we’re as worried about our rears as she is, but to each their own, right?
Gene Simmons is mainly known for two things – his wacky face makeup when performing, and sticking out his extra-long tongue while performing. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t worry, you can’t miss it in photos – it sticks out like a sore tongue, ahem, thumb.
He founded the famous rock band Kiss, and his tongue became a signature feature of the band. So as their success grew, he decided to insure the extra band member for a tongue-twisting $1 million! We somehow aren’t all that surprised, though.
Jimmy Durante was a famous comedian, singer, and actor. He had a very distinctive facial feature that allowed his fans to recognize him from yards away – his nose! In fact, his nose was so prominent that many say it’s what made him one of the most popular personalities from the 20s to the 70s.
So, naturally, the next step was to ensure his honker so he was protected financially if something ever happened to it. The price tag the insurance company attached to his schnoz was $50,000, which is over $1 million in today’s terms. Wow!
Joey Essex is a well-known British TV personality and reality TV actor, appearing in reality shows like The Only Way Is Essex and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! He’s a firm believer that his luscious mop of hair is what has made him so popular.
Joey believes this so much that he’s in the process of getting his hair insured for around $1.2 million. He recently launched a range of hair care products and believes that his hair is firmly knotted into the success of the company.
David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth is best known as a radio personality, composer, and singer. He was the first vocalist for the hard rock band Van Halen from 1972 to 1984 and 2007 to 2020. During his break from the band, he pursued a solo career.
In the 80s, when Van Halen was in its prime, he decided to insure his swimmers. If he accidentally got a lady friend pregnant, he was insured for future costs. How responsible and strange of you, Mr. Roth! How much did he insure his seeds for, you may be wondering? $1 million!
Anyone in the soccer world has come across the name David Beckham, a professional soccer player who retired from the sport in 2013. Before he retired, however, he insured his limbs, particularly the legs he used to play soccer.
Through Lloyds of London, David Beckham insured his legs in 2006 for around $140 million. This protected him and ensured that he would be fine in the event of an injury that would force him into early retirement.
It’s not just athletes only who insure themselves. Even actors sometimes need insurance to ensure that the stunts they participate in don’t cost them everything. For example, Daniel Craig played the character James Bond five times. He got injured a couple of times playing this role.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he insured his body for $9.5 million when he was filming Quantum of Solace in 2008. That’s the only insurance we know about, but he could’ve insured himself again for the next Bond movie.
As the first artist who scored a top-five-charting album in the past six decades, Bruce Springsteen has a fantastic voice that can’t be left uninsured. The insurance comes in the form of a $5 million Lloyds of London Insurance Policy.
While making his album Letter to You in 2020, we can say he does so with the comfort of knowing he’s covered, even if he can no longer make music. Again, though, his distinct voice is like no other and deserves protection at all costs.
Jennifer Lopez is known for her incredible looks and voice, and she has millions of fans worldwide. So it’s not shocking to hear that her backside is worth $28 million. Jennifer has spent a fortune ensuring her backside is in excellent condition.
However, should there be any risks or complications, she’s in good hands as the insurance will cover everything to do with that area. She’s returned to the stage and recently performed in Capri, Italy, looking as fabulous as ever!
Oliver Lewis is the fastest violinist in the world and knows why everyone knows his name, which is why he’s ensured the body part that got him his fame. Lewis has his fingers insured, and Hencilla Canworth covers this for around $100,000 per finger.
He also wants his fans to know that he takes his hands very seriously and wouldn’t do anything that might risk injuring or hurting his fingers. He says this is common sense, and he’d be lost if he didn’t have his fingers.
Known as a composer, actor, and filmmaker, this man was a big deal during the silent film era. In addition, he was a great performer, and being a stage actor got him everything he earned. It shouldn’t be surprising to have him on this list.
Charlie Chaplin insured both his feet for $150,000, which is equivalent to $3,550,000 with inflation. When talking about it, he said that the amount is very little considering the loss of both feet, but it seemed worth it given they got him the success he had by dancing and performing.
Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez
We’ll kick things off in the ’90s with the union of entertainer Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez. Apparently, the OG Brat Pack member pursued the talented dancer for months. They got hitched in 1992 but sadly called it quits two years later.
Paula Abdul has since revealed that the couple got divorced because Emilio didn’t want any more children (he had two from a previous relationship). Paula did marry again, but they split in 1998. Emilio did not remarry.
Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley
Most people are aware of actress Jennifer Garner’s marriage to Ben Affleck, but did you know she was married before? The star met actor Scott Foley when they both worked on a show together in the ’90s. They got married in 2000 at their home.
Jen has since said of their marriage, “We didn’t have a shot. He’s a really good guy, and we just imploded.” The couple separated in 2003, and Jen started dating Ben the following year. She’s currently single, and he’s remarried.
Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller
No matter how many times we’ve been told that Angelina Jolie was married to Jonny Lee Miller, we still can’t believe it. To us, the pair belong in completely different worlds. But hey, they worked on a movie together, fell in love, and got married.
These two were husband and wife for 18 months but apparently, they’re still friends. In 2004, several years after their split, Angie commented that she regretted the divorce. Jonny Lee Miller remarried but then split from his wife in 2018.
Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi
Here’s a weird one. Actress and model Brooke Shields was married to tennis pro Andre Agassi from 1997 to 1999. Who knew?! Unlike many couples on this list, these two had been dating for several years before walking down the aisle. Still, this celebrity romance was doomed.
Brooke Shields has since revealed that Agassi was dealing with substance abuse during their marriage. Apparently, he smashed his tennis trophies when he saw her character flirt with Joey Tribbiani on screen. Both celebs remarried.
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
Don’t these two make a fetching ’90s pair? Actress and model Carmen Electra met NBA star Dennis Rodman in a nightclub, and they started dating. During their relationship, Carmen lost both her mom and her sister within two weeks. Several months after their passing, she and Rodman got hitched in Vegas.
After only nine days, Rodman filed for an annulment. Then, they briefly reconciled before splitting for good four months later. Carmen has since explained that she was grieving and “completely numb.”
Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria
They just keep coming! We sincerely didn’t know that Oscar winner Helen Hunt and Emmy winner Hank Azaria were married. But indeed, the talented pair got married in a traditional Jewish ceremony in 1999. Their official union only lasted a year. Hank moved out of their shared home, and Helen filed for divorce.
Hank Azaria has since commented that “getting over someone is a grieving process.” He married Katie Wright in 2007. Meanwhile, Helen hasn’t gotten hitched again, but was in a relationship from 2001 to 2017.
Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis
They’ve starred in various movies together, but did you know they were also husband and wife? Both Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis had been married before they met each other on set. The pair got hitched in Vegas in 1987, but called it quits in 1990.
Since then, Jeff Goldblum has married Olympic gymnast Emilie Livingston. Meanwhile, Oscar winner Geena Davis got married just two years after splitting from Jeff. However, that union was over by 1998. Reports differ on whether she’s been married a third time.
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard
Actress Zooey Deschanel broke up with film producer Jacob Pechenik in 2019, but she was married to someone else before him. The star got married to Death Cab for Cutie lead vocalist Ben Gibbard back in 2009. The musician commented, “I’d seen her movies and obviously, I thought she was very beautiful. I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me.”
These two were married for two years before announcing their separation. Zooey filed for divorce in 2011. She’s now dating Jonathan Scott.
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
Likewise, we’re more familiar with actress Kaley Cuoco’s most recent split with equestrian husband Karl Cook. However, she was also married to professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting. The couple got engaged after just three months and married in 2013. They announced their split two years later.
Kaley has since commented, “I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met. And that wasn’t my fault — that was his.”
Cher and Gregg Allman
When we think of Cher’s husband, our mind goes straight to Sonny Bono. However, Sonny and Cher got divorced in 1975, and Cher remarried. In fact, it was just days after her divorce was finalized that she married Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band.
Nine days into the marriage, Cher filed for divorce. But, the couple reconciled. They had a son together in 1976, then split in 1977. In 1978, she changed her name from Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman to just Cher.
Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton
In Hollywood, fast marriages are all the rage. With so much money, beauty, and ego flying around, it seems that celebs just get swept up in the romance of it all. Actress Shannen Doherty had only known actor Ashley Hamilton for two weeks before their 1994 nuptials.
Unsurprisingly, this marriage lasted only five months. Ashley had another short wedding in the ’90s, which also ended in divorce. As for Shannen, she was married to Rick Salomon for nine months. Now, she’s married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko.
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
Sometimes couples decide to get married because they don’t know what else to do. It’s not a great idea, and it usually ends in divorce. This is what happened to actors Mario Lopez and Ali Landry, who dated for six years before getting hitched. Incredibly, their marriage only lasted two weeks!
Ali Landry found out that Mario had cheated on her during his bachelor party! She’s now married to director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde. Meanwhile, Mario has said he was never in love with her!
Janet Jackson and René Elizondo Jr.
Entertainer Janet Jackson has been married three times in total. Her second marriage, to Mexican dancer René Elizondo Jr., was secret for most of its duration. Janet and René were married for eight years, between 1991 and 1999. The public only found out about the union because of the couple’s messy split.
Janet’s hubby actually sued her for tens of millions of dollars, accusing her of manipulation. He has since remarried. Janet married and divorced again, this time to Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana.
Nicolas Cage and Patricia Arquette
There are some repeat offenders on this list, and actor Nicolas Cage is one of them. The eccentric star has been married five times, most recently to Riko Shibata in 2021. Apparently, Nic tried to seduce actress Patricia Arquette in the ’80s, but didn’t succeed until the ’90s.
They were married from 1995 to 2001, but only actually together for nine months. The multi-award-winning actress got married again in 2006, to actor Thomas Jane. The couple was on and off for some time, but officially split in 2011.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito
In the mid-noughties, Bradley Cooper had starred in TV shows and some movies. However, he was far from the Grammy award-winning, high-flying movie star he is now. Back then, he was married to actress Jennifer Esposito.
The couple got married in 2006, but filed for divorce after four months. He has said, “It was just something that happened. The good thing is, we both realized it… Sometimes you just realize it.” Nowadays, Jennifer Esposito is married to fitness trainer Jesper Vesterstrøm
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
We’ve seen that Angie was married to English actor Johnny Lee Miller, but don’t forget about second husband Billy Bob Thornton! These two got married after two months, and were a tabloid hit. Most famously, they wore each other’s blood in vials around their neck.
This wild couple’s divorce was finalized in 2003. Angelina has since said, “I think one day we had just nothing in common. And it’s scary but… I think it can happen when you get involved and you don’t know yourself yet.”
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa
Many people think of Amber Rose and Kanye West’s girlfriend before he got together with Kim. However, the model and TV presenter was actually married to another famous rapper. Amber and Wiz Khalifa got married in 2013 — the same year they welcomed their son. However, they split the following year.
Amber Rose has since said, “I feel like we just rushed into marriage because we were so deeply in love.” The co-parents remain close friends, and neither of them have remarried.
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
Acclaimed actress Renée Zellweger has only been married once, and it didn’t last very long. The Texas-born star married country singer Kenny Chesney back in 2005. After just four months, the union was annulled. Chesney has said that the relationship failed because he didn’t understand “what it was like to be married.”
Nowadays, Renée is rumored to be dating English TV presenter Ant Anstead. Kenny has been dating Mary Nolan since 2012, but keeps the relationship on the down-low.
Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt
Actor and comedian Chris Kattan has only been married once. The star proposed to model Sunshine Deia Tutt on Christmas Eve 2006 at her parents’ house. By 2008, they were married. Sadly, just two months later, they weren’t. Among the celebrity guests at Chris and Sunshine’s wedding were Brooke Shields, Charlie Sheen, and Will Ferrell
Currently, Sunshine Tutt runs an interior design company. Chris Kattan was spotted with model Cheyenne Gordon at an Oscars viewing party in 2019. He starred in a 2021 celebrity dating show.
Sandra Oh and Alexander Payne
Just like her fictional counterpart Cristina Yang, actress Sandra Oh has had a marriage that didn’t stand the test of time. The Golden Globe winner was married to filmmaker Alexander Payne from 2003 to 2005. Their divorce was finalized in 2006. Since then, she hasn’t remarried.
As for Alexander, he got remarried to Greek philologist Maria Kontos in 2015. The filmmaker met his second wife while visiting Greece to investigate his ancestry. With Kontos, he had his first child in 2017, aged 56.
Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear
Both of these celebs were in well-known marriages with other people, but did you know they were married too? That’s right, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was married to Heather Locklear from 1986 to 1993. It was after their union that they went on to wed Richie Sambora and Pamela Anderson.
Tommy and Heather hit it off at an REO Speedwagon concert in the ’80s. Since her split from Richie, Heather hasn’t remarried. Tommy married the much younger Brittany Furlan in 2019.
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush
It was a brief marriage, but an impactful one! TV stars Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush fell in love on set and ended up walking down the aisle. However, it was all too much, too young, and it didn’t last.
The couple was married for just five months between 2005 and 2006. Amusingly, Sophia has since said she “didn’t have a whole brain” when she married Chad. Currently, Sophia is engaged to Grant Hughes, and Chad is remarried to actress Sarah Roemer.
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
Though she’s all settled down now, actress Drew Barrymore had some tough times in her youth. The award-winning actress was married to actor and comedian Tom Green after meeting on set in 1999. They got engaged the following year, then tied the knot in 2001. Alas, Tom filed for divorce later that year.
Drew had various ups and downs in her early years. She was engaged various times during her teen stardom. She and Tom reunited to discuss their union on her talk show in 2020.
Heidi Klum and Ric Pipino
If you asked us about Heidi Klum’s ex-husband, we’d assume you were talking about British singer Seal. However, before the German model was with him, she was married to someone else entirely. A young Heidi married celebrity hairstylist Ric Pipino in 1997. They were together for five years, divorcing in 2002.
Since then, the supermodel and TV personalist has described her first husband as “a good guy” and said they remain friends. Now, she’s happily married to Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz.
Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
Our next doomed celebrity marriage fell apart because of their 17-year age gap. Supermodel Cindy Crawford first met actor Richard Gere at a barbecue. They got married in 1991 but only lasted four years. Cindy explained, “I don’t want to just follow — I want to lead sometimes and I want to walk side by side sometimes.”
Since 1998, Cindy has been married to businessman Rande Gerber. They have two children. As for Richard Gere, he’s been married twice since. His wife is Spanish activist Alejandra Silva.
Christina Milian and The-Dream
It must have slipped under our radar that actress and singer Christina Milian was married to singer-songwriter The-Dream. The couple started dating in 2009 and the “AM to PM” singer soon found out she was expecting their baby. They got married that same year in Las Vegas, but split just three months later.
In fact, The-Dream filed divorce papers just nine days after the birth of their daughter Violet, amid cheating rumors. Christina married French singer M. Pokora in 2020. They have two children together.
Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa
Some of J.Lo’s relationships are more high profile than others. For example, remember that time she dated P. Diddy? Or, remember when the world went wild when she rekindled her relationship with actor Ben Affleck? Who could forget her marriage to Marc Anthony?
But before all that, “Jenny From the Block” singer was married to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa. They wed in 1997 and split the following year. Since then, J.Lo has had to fight to stop her ex from using their honeymoon footage in a documentary.
Will Smith and Sheree Zampino
You say Will, we think Jada, but the famous actor was married once before. Will’s eldest son, Trey, is from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino. They said “I do” in 1992 but called their marriage off in 1995. Several years later, Will married Jada Pinkett, and they’re still together.
Sheree did get remarried, to San Diego Charger Terrell Fletcher, but they have since split. Will has said of wife Jada, “We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners.”
Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett
Look how young and goofy actress Julia Roberts is in this picture! The radiant movie star got married in the early ’90s after just three weeks of dating country singer Lyle Lovett. The pair got hitched in 1993 in an Indian church ceremony. Just two years later, they separated. However, they stayed friends.
Julia Roberts remarried in 2002, to cameraman Daniel Moder. Lyle Lovett got married to April Kimble in 2017 after being in a relationship since 1997. He didn’t make the same mistake twice!
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley
As well as being married to actress Patricia Arquette, actor Nicolas Cage was also married to Elvis Presley’s daughter. Of course, Lisa Marie Presley is a celeb in her own right, with a successful career in the music business.
Lisa Marie was also married to Michael Jackson, and several others. She recently got divorced from guitarist Michael Lockwood. Regarding her divorce from Mr. Cage, Lisa Marie said, “I’m sad about this, but we shouldn’t have been married in the first place.”
Jenna Fischer and James Gunn
To be honest, we think Jenna Fischer should be married to John Krasinski. But, at the same time, we understand that TV isn’t real life. The sitcom star is now happily married to screenwriter Lee Kirk, but she was married once before.
In fact, each of Jenna’s husbands has been a screenwriter! She married James Gunn, the brother of her childhood friend, in 2000. They split after seven years, but continued to work together. Now, Jenna is a mom of two.
Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson
Millions of people watched as American actress Meghan Markle said “I do” to the UK’s Prince Harry. The marriage was somewhat controversial because Meghan had been married before, to film producer Trevor Engelson. The couple got hitched in Jamaica in 2011, after dating for seven years.
Megs and Trevor’s marriage fizzled out after just two years. Now, she resides in California with her royal husband. Trevor is also remarried, to dietitian and heiress Tracey Kurland. They got hitched in 2019.
Nicky Hilton and Todd Meister
Nicky Hilton is another happily remarried star. The businesswoman and socialite is now married into the Rothschild family, through husband James Rothschild. But, before that, she was Mrs. Todd Meister. Not quite as elite, is it?
Nicky married childhood friend Todd Meister in Vegas in 2004 in the early hours of the morning. Just three months later, the businessman and the socialite annulled their union, saying they had married “on a whim.” For her second wedding, Nicky had a much more luxurious event.
Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss
This celebrity coupling didn’t end well, with Elisabeth Moss describing the marriage as “extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.” The actress met comedian and actor Fred Armisen in 2008, and they got married the following year. For his part, Fred has said, “I think I was a terrible husband.” Clearly, Elisabeth agrees!
These two split up less than a year after their wedding. Since then, Moss has not remarried. Fred Armisen has been dating actress Natasha Lyonne since 2014. Let’s hope he’s changed his ways.
Demi Moore and Freddy Moore
You know, after all these years, we never wondered why Demi Moore was called Demi Moore. We just assumed Moore was her maiden name before marrying Bruce Willis or Ashton Kutcher. But no, Demi Moore gets her surname from her first husband, Freddy Moore. Demi’s maiden name is actually Guynes!
Demi married rocker Freddy when she was still a teenager, in 1981. With a 12-year age gap, it didn’t work out, and they divorced in 1985. Freddy got remarried in 2005.
Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander
We’d say that Britney Spears’ best-known husband is dancer Kevin Federline. But, before that, she had a quickie Vegas wedding with a childhood friend. One year after winning her first Grammy award, the star said “I do” in A Little White Wedding Chapel. Just 55 hours later, the union was annulled.
Brit is currently engaged to Sam Asghari and fighting against her family’s years of abuse and control. We wish the Princess of Pop the best for her future. Free Britney!
Halle Berry and David Justice
Actress Halle Berry has been married three times, starting with Major League baseball player David Justice. She first spotted him playing in an MTV celebrity baseball match, and then made sure he had her number. They got married in 1993 but separated in 1996.
Halle has since said that she was extremely unwell during this time. She also filed a restraining order against her husband. More recently, Halle Berry has divorced her third husband, French actor Oliver Martinez. She’s dating musician Van Hunt.
Colin Farrell and Amelia Warner
Did you know that actor Jamie Dornan’s wife Amelia Warner was previously married to Colin Farrell? She must like a man with an Irish accent! However, Amelia would argue that she and Colin were never really married. When she was 19, and Colin 25, they married in Tahiti.
She later explained, “We had a ceremony on a beach in Tahiti that was by no means legal and we knew it wasn’t… It was just a thing we did on holiday.” She married Jamie in 2013.
George Clooney and Talia Balsam
We were shocked to discover that famous long-term bachelor George Clooney had been married before! We thought his union to Amal Alamuddin in 2014 was his first! Truly, we feel sort of robbed.
George was married to actress Talia Balsam for four years in the ’90s. After their split, the actor told Barbara Walters, “I won’t get married again because I wasn’t very good at it.” Thankfully, that seems to have changed. Talia has been married to John Slattery since 1998.
Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
Here she is again! Before Drew Barrymore married actor Tom Green, she was married to bar owner Jeremy Thomas. This time, Drew was just 19 when she became the wife of 31-year-old Jeremy. They had only been dating for six weeks, and it only lasted two months.
Drew has since revealed, “I realized my mistake on the day I married him.” As far as we know, Drew Barrymore is currently single. She has two daughters from her marriage to Will Kopelman.
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds
In total, comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has 10 children. When it comes to marriage, though, he’s only said “I do” three times. Compared to some celebs on this list, that’s conservative! Eddie’s second wife was businesswoman and TV personality Tracey Edmonds.
Strangely, the couple had a ceremony in French Polynesia but chose not to have a legally binding one. Just two weeks after their wedding, they announced a statement saying they would “remain friends.” Both are now with new long-term partners.
Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman
The lovely Uma Thurman was indeed married to acclaimed English actor Gary Oldman. The couple had a 12-year age gap and met when they worked on the same movie. After marrying in 1990, Uma and Gary called it quits in 1992. That didn’t last long!
Currently, Uma Thurman is single, though she did remarry after Gary Oldman. As for the award-winning star, Uma was his second of five wives. He married writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt in 2017.
Laura Dern and Ben Harper
Multi-award-winning actress Laura Dern started dating Ben Harper after meeting at one of his shows. After five years together, the celebrity couple made it official in 2005. Two kids later, and after a temporary split, the pair decided to divorce in 2013. She said, “It just is what it is.”
Since the end of the couple’s marriage, Laura Dern hasn’t remarried. Ben Harper was married before her and has married since. He got hitched to Jaclyn Matfus in 2015.
Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers
When it comes to ex-Mrs. Cruises, we’d list Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes before we even think of Mimi Rogers. Perhaps that’s a good thing for her! The couple got married in 1987, but divorced three years later. Interestingly, though, it’s Mimi that introduced Tom to the Church of Scientology.
After her split from Tom Cruise, Mimi Rogers met producer Chris Ciaffa. They got married in 2003 and have been together ever since. As for Tom, he must be keeping his girlfriends on the down-low!
Eva Longoria and Tyler Christopher
Lastly, we turn to the ill-fated union of actress Eva Longoria and actor Tyler Christopher. These two were husband and wife from 2002 to 2004, but they each moved on to other relationships. After this doomed relationship, Eva married and divorced basketball pro Tony Parker. She’s now the wife of Mexican businessman José Antonio “Pepe” Bastón Patiño.
And what about Tyler Christopher? Well, he married auto racing reporter Brienne Pedigo in 2008. Sadly, it didn’t last, and she filed for divorce in 2019.