Hollywood is filled with tales of romantic relationships, tragic divorces, and couples with juicy backstories. We’ve rounded up a list of your favorite, most memorable celebrity wives and what they have been up to since you last saw or heard about them.
Elvis Presley met his love Priscilla when she was just 14 years old in 1959. The two finally tied the knot in 1967 after 8 years of dating. However, during their marriage, Priscilla had an extra-marital affair with her dance instructor and Elvis continued to date other women. The once-fascinating couple then divorced in 1973. Now Priscilla is a practicing Scientologist, and is currently single.
Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford were married in 1991 after meeting at a mutual friend’s party when Crawford was 21 and Gere 38. However, their marriage only lasted 4 years and Cindy once said it was because of their large age difference. Since Cindy retired from the modeling industry, she joined the celebrity board of the Ronald Mcdonald House Charity. Life after divorce doesn’t seem too tough for her.
Robert Redford met Lola Van Wagenen in 1957 and married the next year after a brief courtship. The couple were married for 30 years after their level of intimacy decreased. The couple had 4 children together during their marriage. Now Lola lives with her second husband and works as a historian and an environmental activist.
Susan Geston is a Hollywood wife that proves love can transcend the invisible boundaries of fame. The couple met in 1974 and dated for 3 years before Jeff proposed to Susan. The couple have been together for 38 years, and are still going strong.
Cassandra Harris, Brosnan’s first wife and mother of his three children, died of ovarian cancer in 1991. In 1994, Pierce Brosnan met American journalist Kelly Shaya Smith and got married in 2001. The two then have two sons and have stayed together through thick and thin.
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods got married in 2004 but ended up with a nasty divorce in 2010 because of the Tiger Woods cheating scandal.
Madonna and Sean Penn met in early 1985 and quickly got married in August of the same year. Their marriage only lasted four years, but the two have been quite friendly during public occasions.
Brigitte married Sylvester in 1985 when she was at the prime of her modeling and acting career. Their marriage only last for 2 years, and the two had no children together.
Calista Flockhart met Ford at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards and they got married in 2010. Calista Flockhart is Ford’s third wife, and they adopted a son, Liam, in 2011.
Tom first saw Rita Wilson when she guest-starred as a cheerleader on a popular show. The two now are one of Hollywood’s most successful marriages with 28 years of marriage two children.
Michael J. Fox met Tracy Pollan on the set of Family Ties, where Tracy Pollan played the role of his on-screen girlfriend. The two are still married now and have four children together.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty has been married since 1992, and they have had four kids. The couple’s long, stable relationship have been admired by many Hollywood stars.
Shakira Caine married Michael Caine in 1973 and their marriage has gone through 44 years. Shakira Caine has won two Academy Awards and said that each person having their own bathroom is the key to their happy relationship.
Kim Basinger met Alec Baldwin on the set of The Marrying Man. The two got married in 1993 and had a daughter together, but their marriage only lasted for nine years.
Brooke Shields married tennis superstar Andre Agassi in 1997. But the two divorced after just two years because of Agassi’s addictions.
Eminem and Kim Mathers had been married and divorced twice, and both two times had ended nastily. Their troubled relationship was ruined by verbal abuse, drug felonies, poverty and suicide attempts, some of which are written into Eminem’s albums.
Sarah Jessica Parker has been married to Matthew Broderick since 1997, and the two have three children together.
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have never gotten married, but the couple were together from 1988 to 2009 and had two sons together.
Elisabeth Shue has been married to director Davis Guggenheim since 1994, and the couple has three children together. She has been very active successful on her acting career, and she has played a role in CSI for episodes.
Livia Giugioli is an Italian producer and director. She married to Colin Firth in 1997 and they have two sons, Luca and Matteo.
Melissa Gilbert was married to Bruce Boxleitner from 1995-2011, and both of them have remarried now.
Catherine Zeta-Jones married to Douglas at the New York Plaza Hotel in 2000. Catherine is 20 years younger than Douglas, and they have a daughter and a son.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston fell in love on the set of The Experts in 1987. Four years later they decided to tie the knots. SInce then they have been through all the ups and downs together, including their son Jett’s tragic death in 2009.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen began dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2006 and the couple married in 2009. After all these years, she still looks gorgeous and can often be seen cheering her husband on from the stands.
Brigitte Nielsen played Ivan Drago’s stone-cold Russian wife in Rocky IV. She met Stallone on set and immediately fell in love. The two married in 1985, but divorced just two years later. Now Brigitte has built a career starring in B-movies, hosting TV shows, and appearing on reality shows.
Fast & Furious star Elsa Pataky married Chris Hemsworth during vacation in Indonesia in 2010 – that is before Chris starred in blockbusters such Thor, and Star Trek. Now the pair is still going strong and are raising three children.
The couple has been married for nearly four decades. Dustin Hoffman and Lisa tied the knot in 1980 and have raised six children together – including two daughters from Dustin’s previous marriage with Anne Byrne.
Annette Benning has spent 27 golden years with husband Warren Beatty, which is more than a lifetime by Hollywood standards. The couple proves that love can last forever even for the rich and famous.
Woodward met the gorgeous heart-throb Paul Newman The Long Hot Summer in 1953 on the set of The Long Hot Summer. The two married in 1958 and stayed together until Paul passed away in 2008. They had three children together and a wonderfully happy marriage.
Emma Thompson married Kenneth Branagh in 1989 but divorced him in 1995. The rumor is that he cheated on her with Helena Bonham Carter. Now Emma has a very successful career and married Greg Wise, who played Prince Philip’s uncle on The Crown.
We don’t see Diahnne Abbot quite often on the big screen now, because she took a step away from acting after her divorce with Robert. The married in 1976 and the marriage lasted for 12 years. The couple starred together in the well-loved film Taxi Driver and The King Of Comedy.