Being a celebrity is not easy. There is hardly anything called a personal life, and paparazzi follow your every move. We like to think that celebrities are completely different from common people like us. But, that’s not really the truth either!
If celebrities and ordinary people have something in common, it is the fact that we are all human and none of us are perfect. Certainly, it is not surprising if celebrities have failed marriages or multiple divorces. It just proves that they’re not that different, and they have regular problems too!
When we hear about our favorite celebrity getting married a second time, we are often wondering, “Wait! When was the first time?” Thanks to us, you can save yourself from a Google deep dive and relax, because we have put together a list of celebrity couples you forgot were married.
Grab your snacks and enjoy!
10 Celebrity couples you forgot were married
1. Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa
First on the list of couples you forgot were married, we have JLO and Ojani Noa. Everyone is aware of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s steamy romance. “Was JLO married to Ben Affleck?” is one of the most Googled questions about the couple.
Thankfully, to fans’ excitement, the couple is even back together. However, what many don’t know about Jennifer Lopez is that she was married to model/actor Ojani Noa. They tied the knot in 1997 and split in less than a year in 1998.
2. Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum
If you are a Dawson’s Creek fan, you are familiar with Michelle Williams. Turns out she was married to indie musical Phil Elverum in 2018. Their relationship was always kept on the down-low, but their spit in April 2019 became quite public.
Since then, Michelle has moved on and married director, Thomas Kail. They even share a child.
3. Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt
SNL alum Chris Kattan proposed to his girlfriend, Sunshine Tutt on Christmas Eve of 2006. The romantic couple tied the knot in June 2008. However, the marriage fell apart roughly eight weeks after the wedding.
The couple cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce.
4. Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman
Uma Thurman is one of the most well-known names in the Hollywood industry, and her relationship with Ethan Hawke was pretty public, given that both share three children.
However, what most fans don’t know is that the Kill Bill actress was married to Gary Oldman briefly.
Oldman was 12 years her senior, and their marriage lasted about two years. Even though Uma Thurman has stayed unmarried after her split from Hawke, Oldman is now onto his fifth wife!
5. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito
For a very brief period, The Hangover hunk Bradley Cooper was married to Crash actress Jennifer Esposito. The couple tied the knot in 2006 but split four months later over irreconcilable differences.
The split wasn’t exactly pleasant since Esposito had some things to say about her ex-husband in her memoir Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease — What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again.
6. Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford
Next on the list of couples you forgot were married, we have Fair Game actress Cindy Crawford and Hollywood’s favorite, Richard Gere. Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere’s marriage was one of the most beautiful affairs in Hollywood.
Wedding bells rang for the attractive couple in 1991, but they split shortly after in 1995. Crawford spoke publicly about their relationship in Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, about 19 years after their divorce.
7. Hank Azaria and Helena Hunt
If you can’t recall Hank Azaria’s face, you definitely remember him for voicing Apu in The Simpsons! Helen Hunt was married to the controversial voice actor in 1999 before dating for five years.
Unfortunately, they split in 2000, after roughly 17 months of marriage. Hank opened up to Elle 12 years later about grieving the loss of a failed marriage.
8. Laura Dern and Ben Harper
The Big Little Lies actress tied the knot with a Grammy-winning musician in 2005. It was an intimate ceremony in their Los Angeles home. Before they officially tied the knot, they already had two kids together.
In 2010, Ben Harper filed for divorce, but the happy couple seemed to reconcile their differences. In 2012, the couple filed for divorce a second time, but this time, Laura Dern was the one who filed.
By 2013, the once-happy couple was officially divorced. Laura told The Telegraph in 2014, that most marriages end up in divorce, and there is nothing to be ashamed about it.
9. Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
Drew Barrymore has had a rocky success. She overcame drug and alcohol addiction at the young age of 13 and made her way to Hollywood. Drew wed comedian Tom Green in 2000.
The couple even appeared together in two movies, Charlie’s Angels and Freddy Got Fingered. The marriage didn’t last long as Tom filed for divorce just after a few months. Tom later opened up about the divorce on Oprah: Where Are They Now?
10. Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
Last but not least, on the list of couples you forgot were married, we have Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting. The Big Bang Theory lead Kaley Cuoco tied the knot with tennis pro Sweeting in 2013.
They were only dating for three months, which seemed like a major red flag, but their marriage lasted about 21 months. Later, it was revealed that their marriage didn’t end on the best of terms.
After a few months of the split, Kaley Cuoco went on to date Henry Cavill. They called it quits within 12 days of dating.
The takeaway from this article is that relationships and marriages don’t always end on a happy note. And, as Laura Dern rightly articulated, there is nothing to be ashamed about a failed marriage. Times may be difficult, but you will certainly get over it!