Celebrities Who Married the Same Person Twice

Because once wasn't enough.

When you marry someone, the idea is “’til death do you part.” But sometimes they begin to annoy you and you need to divorce them STAT. That is pretty common these days, but what isn’t is remarrying said spouse who did irksome things like leave the toilet seat up. Such is the case for these celebrities: They fell in love, married a bae, kicked ’em to the curb and did the whole thing over again. For some, second time was the charm. For others, divorce came with a vengeance. Let’s explore nine of the most interesting cases.

  • 1 Eminem and Kim Scott
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    Eminem’s relationship with Scott is notorious. They lived together and started dating as young teens, then welcomed their daughter Hailie in 1995. Em and Scott married in 1999 but divorced in 2001. They rekindled their flame a few years later, marrying in January 2006. They divorced that April and agreed to share joint custody of their daughter.

  • 2 Larry King and Alene Akins
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    King married Playboy model Alene Akins in 1961 but divorced a year later. The two tried things again in 1969, but history repeated itself: They divorced in 1972. King married seven women in total; his current wife is Shawn Southwick, who is more than 25 years his junior.

  • 3 Judge Judy and Jerry Sheindlin
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    America’s favorite judge married Sheindlin in 1977. They divorced in 1990, only to get remarried in 1991. They’ve been together ever since and have three children together. We wonder if there is any judge/jury role-play going on…

  • 4 Marie Osmond and Stephen Craig
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    Osmond and Craig were first married in 1982, divorcing three years later. However, the singing queen couldn’t get enough of Craig. They remarried in 2011. We hope Nutrisystem catered.

  • 5 Nene Leakes and Gregg Leakes
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    Everyone knows the story of this Real Housewives of Atlanta alumna and her main G. They were married between 1997 and 2011, briefly divorced and then remarried in 2013. “Both of us want this, so it will definitely work this time,” Lady N said about the remarriage. “I know exactly what I’m getting myself into…Gregg and I are real adults, so it was better.”

  • 6 Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portugues
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    Van Damme said “I do!” to bodybuilder Portugues in 1987 and stayed together until the hunk had an affair with Darcy LaPier in 1992. They called it quits but found their way back to each other in 1999. They’ve been together ever since and have two children: Kristopher and Bianca.

  • 7 Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
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    Both of Anderson’s marriages to Salomon–famous for his sex tape with Paris Hilton–were quick AF. The first lasted from 2007 to 2008; the next was from 2014 to 2015. In 2021, we’re sure these two will try it again–for a short period of time, of course.

  • 8 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
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    Griffith married Miami Vice actor Johnson for six months in 1976 and later reconciled in 1989. However, they divorced in 1995. They share a daughter, Dakota, queen of the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.

  • 9 Dionne Warwick and William Elliott
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    Warwick married Elliott in 1966, divorced May 1967 and remarried two months later. On the speedy remarriage, Warwick said, “It was a case of can’t do with, can’t do without, so I married him again.” She decided she could do without him for good in 1975.