Remember all those celebrity wives that you see plastered over television; flaunting their fame and beauty? Ever wonder how they held up over the years? “More plastic than ever” you might think.
Well, everyone knows that celebrity wives are apt to be the most attractive and stunning of the pack – it’s one of the many reasons that famous relationships usually end up in some sort of scandal. Fame and fortune can bring out the best in a person – but also, it can bring out the worst.
There are so many that it’s easy to forget sometimes that celebrities are people to – and they make mistakes just like the rest of us.
Let’s look at some of the most famous celebrity wives and see how they look now…
Cindy Crawford is one of the most notable celebrity wives of all time. She married Richard Gere in 1991; although they were divorced only four years later. Gere was remarried to another model; who he also became separated with. Crawford ended up marrying Rande Gerber in 1998 and they are still together to this day.
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Anthony Hopkins met his wife Jenifer Leyton in 1972; after being married to another woman. They didn’t have any kids together however they did stay together for thirty years; before splitting up in 2002.
Marilou York met Mark Hamill while she was working as a dental hygienist during his filming of the original “Star Wars” movies. They have a son named “Nathan” together and are still enjoying a happy and healthy marriage all these years later.
Annette Bening was married to Warren Beatty in 1992 and have had four children together. Considered an “inspirational Hollywood couple”; they not only have made their love last this long but also have been well known for keeping their physical appearance in top shape.
Best known for her role as “Laura Ingles Wilder” on the television show “Little House on The Prarie”; Melissa Gilbert absolutely qualifies as a celebrity wife. She married Bruce Boxleitner in 1995 and although the marriage didn’t last; her career did as she still actively works in Hollywood to this day and is currently married to Timothy Busfield.
After working together on three films, Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum were married in 1987. The marriage would be over within three years; however it worked out well for both of them. Goldblum and Davis have both remarried and both have children with their new spouses.
Tracy Pollan played Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend on the television show “Family Ties” in the 1980s. The two fell in love instantly and have had four children during their long marriage; which continues to this day over three decades later.
Shakira Caine married famous actor Michael Caine in 1973. Their marriage has been one of the standards for “Hollywood” marriages – lasting 45 years to this day. Their secret to a happy marriage? Each person having their own bathroom.
Lisa Hoffman married Dustin Hoffman in 1980; shortly after he became divorced from his first wife. They have had four children together and have been married for almost fourty years!
Uma Thurman is one celebrity wife who gets remembered from any of her many successful movies. She met and married actor Gary Oldman in 1990 – and then later after divorcing Oldman; she would meet and marry Ethan Hawke; whom she also divorced.
Michael Douglas was the subject of many tabloids when the 50 something actor married his 30 something co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones in the year 2000; instantly transforming her into one of the most famous celebrity wives of all time. The marriage has lasted the test of time however because they are still together and have had two children.
Kim Mathers is best known as the person whom famous rapper Eminem takes many of his frustrations out on his rap albums. The two were high school sweethearts but the relationship was doomed from the beginning. Verbal abuse and suicide attempts along with the stress of poverty drove the two apart.
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Pierce Brosnan met Keely Shaye Smith shortly after losing his wife and mother of his children to cancer. They immediately had sparks flying and Brosnan would send her tickets to fly to see him wherever he was in the world; because he felt she was missing when he went there. They married in April of 1994 and they have been together ever since; bringing two more children into the world.
Known as one of the most famous celebrity wives; Priscilla Presley married Elvis Presley in 1967 – just 8 years after they met when she was fourteen. Although they eventually divorced a few years before his death in 1977.
Having been married a total of five times; Brigitte Nielson is best known for not only her role in the blockbuster success “Rocky IV”; but also for marrying the leading actor Sylvester Stallone. That marriage only lasted two years however and her acting career never recovered.
Star Wars superstar Harrison Ford met Calista Flockhart during the Golden Globe Awards in 2002; where they fell in love. They were married later in 2010 and adopted a son together.
Joe Namath married Deborah Mays after she had already become a famous actress. She is known mostly for her role in the film “The Greatest American Hero” from 1981; and had two daughters with Namath before divorcing in the year 2000.
Ashley Thompson, better known as Petyon Manning’s wife; was introduced to Peyton by her parents as they were next door neighbors to the Peyton’s during their teenage years. Along with a successful marriage that has lasted, the two have a set of twins together.
When famous singer Sting met Trudie Styler; it was through his wife. The two immediately hit it off and the marriage Sting was in came to a hault. True love cannot be stopped, it seems, as the two are still together to this day.
Madonna is one of the most famous female celebrities to ever grace the cover of popular magazines. Some might not know that she was a celebrity wife, too. She married actor Sean Penn in 1985, with the marriage only lasting for four years. It was alleged that Madonna was abusive but if so the two have come to amends, as they remain friends to this day.
Lola Van Wagenen
Lola Van Wagenen met her husband Robert Redford in 1958. They sadly divorced in 1985 after almost thirty years together. They had four kids during their time together and both keep a good relationship with the other even though they are not together; as they are both re-married.
Maggie Johnson is best known as the wife of ultra-famous actor Clint Eastwood. The two were married shortly after they met in 1953 when Maggie Johnson was 23 years old. They ended up divorcing after 31 years of marriage however it is still very impressive.
Deborah Flaconer married Hollywood bad boy Robert Downy Jr after only knowing him for two months. They would be married for twelve years after that; only divorcing in 2004. She wasn’t around for the wild success of Robert Downy Jr’s “Iron Man” films; although the two remain close friends.
Kim Basinger is well known as one of the most beautiful celebrity wives to ever come into super stardom. She met fellow actor and star Alec Baldwin during the filming of the movie “The Marrying Man” and they became married in 1993. However; after nine years of marriage they were divorced.
Jeff Bridges married Susan Geston in 1977; a short time after they met for the first time. She was waiting tables at a restaurant during the filming of Bridges movie “Rancho Delux” and the two hit it off. They are still married to this day and have three daughters together – Bridges even mentioned her during his acceptance speech when he won an Academy Award in 2010.
Laura Diebel married Tim Allen in 1984; the two met while she was having legal troubles. Although they had a daughter together their marriage was not meant to last – they divorced just thirteen years later in 1999.
Betsy Arakawa married Gene Hackman in 1991; after divorcing his previous wife Fay Maltese. They fled Hollywood to New Mexico and it worked out. They are still happily married 26 years later.
Brooke Shields married tennis celebrity Andre Agassi in 1997 – creating one of the more powerful celebrity couples of the 1990s. Agassi however had addictions that held them back and they were divorced only two short years later. They aren’t close anymore; but the split was amicable.
Sinead Cusack was wed to Jeremy Irons in 1978. They had two sons together and are still happily married to this day; 39 years later. The marriage has actually lasted longer than Jeremy Irons film career; since he didn’t make his debut until 1981.
Kelly LeBrock met her husband Steven Seagal while he was still married to Adrienne La Russa. They met on the set of the film “Woman In Red” and immediately fell in love. They have been married ever since.
Joanne Woodward was married to Paul Newman in they married in 1954, after having only known each other for a year. Fifty years later; they were still married. It wasn’t until Paul Newman died in 2008 that Joanne Woodward became a widow. They had three children together.
Jaramie Rain was married to Richard Dreyfuss in 1980. Dreyfuss had already won an Academy Award by then and the two would have three kids during their time together. They were divorced in 1995; and now Rain works as a founder of a charity for Lupus – a condition she has had since she was a kid.
George Clooney married Talia Balsam in 1989; but they were divorced only four years later. Although she isn’t as famous as some of the other names on this list; she still works regularly in Hollywood and is now re-married to “Mad Men” star, John Slattery.
Diandra Luker married Michael Douglas when she was just 19 years old. Douglas was 32. The marriage lasted for 23 years until they finally divorced in 1995. They had a son together and in the divorce settlement Diandra earned a whopping $45 million.
Isabella Rossellini has married more than a couple famous actors. She was married to Martin Scorsese in 1979 although the marriage only lasted for three years. Later; she married actor Gary Oldman in 1994 – but divorced just two years later. She is currently still acting and you might have seen her in the recent Jennifer Lawrence move; “Joy”.
She is best known for her success during the 90’s in the television show “Baywatch”. She has also been a celebrity wife multiple times- to Tommy Lee, Kid Rock and Rick Salomon.
Tea Leoni was married to David Duchovny ( from “X-Files”) in 1997, but sadly they divorced in 2014. She later re-married to actor Tim Daley from “Wings”.
Lily and her wife Jane Wagner have been together since 1971; but they only recently got married in 2013. She now stars in the Netflix show “Grace and Frankie” which is going into it’s fourth season.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter has appeared in almost every single movie that Tim Burton has made. She was also his celebrity wife for over ten years.
As a celebrity wife who starred in multiple Hollywood hits; Emma Thompson was married to actor Kenneth Branagh in 1989.
Most recently Lisa Rinna was in the show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. She may have started out on “Days of Our Lives” but she has come a long way. She married actor Harry Hamlin in 1997; becoming a celebrity wife with the man she would go on to share the screen with.
Mary Louise Parker
Mary Louise Parker might be most well known now for her role on the popular show “Weeds”; but she started out on small soap opera. She became a celebrity wife when she married Billy Crudup in 1999 and again when she married Jeffrey Dean Morgan in 2006.
Mary Stuart Masterson
Although she has left acting; Mary Stuart Masterson is still a celebrity wife. She married fellow actor Jeremy Davidson in 2006 and the couple have stayed together since; they now have four children together.
One of the more varied actresses in Hollywood, Elisabeth Shue has had roles in many films and also was a long running character ( 71 episodes ) on the hit show CSI. She married director Davis Guggenheim in 1994.
Angie Harmon became a celebrity wife on the Jay Leno show, in the year 2000, when former football player Jason Sehorn proposed to her live on television. An unforgettable moment for both her and everyone watching.
Tim Robbins married Susan Sarandon in 1988 and were not divorced until 2009. They were well known for being one of the more particularly politically active celebrity couples of the time.
She got with Jack Nicholson in 1979; but the relationship was short lived and ended in 1983. It is reported that Jack Nicholson was never truly committed to her and even laughed in her face when she first brought up marriage.
Halle Berry has enjoyed a wonderful career in Hollywood; playing great roles in such films as “X-men”, “Swordfish” and even a James Bond movie. She became a celebrity wife when she married football player David Justice. She also married Eric Benet in 2001; however both marriages lasted only four years. Her most recent marriage to Oliver Martinez only lasted three years.
Successful actress and charity enthusiast Demi Moore is well known for her many on screen roles as well as being married to Bruce Willis from 1987 to 2000. She later married Ashton Kutcher; but divorced in 2013.
Melanie Griffith is one of the more famous celebrity wives. She married her husband and fellow actor Antonio Banderas in 1996 after only knowing each other for a single year. They had one son together and the marriage lasting until 2015 when they divorced.
Robert De Niro married Diahnne Abbott after meeting her on the set of the movie “Taxi Driver” and they got married in 1976. They only stayed together for 12 years and since the divorce over thirty years ago; she has had only three acting roles.
Colin Firth married Livia Giuggioli in 1997 and they have been together ever since. She even showed up by his side when he won an Oscar for “The King’s Speech”.
Elizabeth Shatner became the wife of “Star Trek” celebrity William Shatner in 2001. She was his fourth wife; although he must have picked correctly this time because the pair have been happily together ever since.
The incredibly famous Salma Hayek married French billionaire Francois-Heri Pinault in 2009, technically becoming a celebrity wife. She has starred in many roles but she got her start at 23 when she starred in a Mexican telenovela.
Kelsey Grammer married Camille Grammer in 1997, during the wild success of his televison show “Frasier”. She is a former Playboy model and they have two children together although their marriage ended in 2011.
Known as one of the most stunning celebrity wives; Micheline Roquebrune married the famous Sean Connery in secret in 1975. She was already a successful painter; which was a hobby that Connery also enjoyed and contributed to how they fell in love.
Well known for being married to Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1986; Maria Shriver is also well known for winning the Peabody award for her journalism- and for being a Kennedy. Her marriage to Schwarzenegger was over though, when she learned he had a child with one of their household staff members.
Goldie Hawn isn’t exactly married to Kurt Russell; but the Hollywood couple has been together for 34 years and that’s saying something. They have one son together and Hawn has a well known daughter from a previous marriage- Kate Hudson.
Alison Hewson was only 12 years old when she met future superstar Bono; a true example of teenage love that blossomed into a beautiful celebrity couple. She has been involved in numerous activist initiatives over the years and the couple has stayed together this entire time.
Born in Germany, Anne Buydens became a celebrity wife when she married actor Kirk Douglass in 1954. They have been married for 63 years; a pretty long time especially for Hollywood.
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Lori Anne Allsion married Johnny Depp in 1983; when he was 20 years old. She was working as a makeup artist at the time.
Loni Anderson met Burt Reynolds during the filming of the movie “Stroker Ace”; later marrying him in 1988. They had an adoptive son but unfortunately split up very harshly over differences on money.
Although it would only last for four years; Julianne Phillips married Bruce Springsteen in 1985. Already a famous model and actress; she became very well known. Some of Springsteen’s music during that era suggest they had a troubled relationship.
Best known for his role as “Carlton” on “The Fresh Prince of Belair”; Alfonso Ribeiro made Robin Stapler his celebrity wife in 2002 prior to her giving birth to their little girl. It was short lived however as the couple split up after only four years together.
Although she hasn’t been in the spotlight for many years since her divorce; Cindy Silva was once a celebrity wife when she married actor Kevin Costner in 1958.
Helen Hunt married actor / voice actor Hank Azaria in 1999. Azaria is well known for his work on “The Simpsons” animated television show. Although the marriage only lasted a year and both have since re-married.
While filming the film “Wilma”; Pauletta Pearson met Denzel Washington and the two married in 1983. They have had four children and are still happily married to this day.
The wife of Michael Jordan; Juanita Vanoy married the sports superstar in 1989. They have since divorced and re-married only to divorce again and have had three children together.
Gena O’Kelley was a model and a deputy sheriff at the age of 30 when she met Chuck Norris; who was 58. The two married in 1997 and have been together for over 20 years and counting.
Shortly after actor Mel Gibson’s successful film “Mad Max” was released; he met Robyn Moore and they married in 1980. After 31 years of marriage; they decided to call it quits. Rumors say Gibson’s public meltdowns fueled the split.
Heather Locklear is well known for her rock star boyfriends. She finally settled down however in 1995 when she married Richie Sambora; guitarist for Bon Jovi.
Getting her start with a guest spot on the television series “The Brady Bunch”; Rita Wilson eventually met and fell in love with actor Tom Hanks. The two married in 1988 and have since worked on many projects together.
After falling in love with Howard Stern at Boston University; the two were married. They had three children together but unfortunately they split up in 2001 under amicable terms.
After meeting Jerry Seinfeld only a couple months before she was suppose to marry someone else; Jessica Seinfeld fell in love. Her first marriage fell apart after a few more months and once she divorced and re-married Sienfeld things seemed to work out. They are still happily together.
Felicity Huffman married actor William H. Macy in 1997 after dating for fifteen years. They have since had two children and are still together to this day.
Actress and model Angie Bowie married the late great David Bowie in the year 1970. They were together for ten years and had a child.
Kelly Preston met John Travolta while on the set of “The Experts” and they were married in 1991. The have been together ever since then and even had three children together; one of whom passed away in 2009.
Well known for being married to Tom Cruise, whom she met in 1989 and married in 1990. Unfortunately it was not meant to last; the two split up in 2001. Nicole Kidman later became the celebrity wife of Country music star Keith Urban and has two children.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker got her first big break in the movie “Footloose”; and since then she has gained fame for her role on the sitcom “Sex and the City” and numerous other roles. She became a celebrity wife when she married Mathew Broderick in 1997 and the two have been together ever since.
Ben Stiller met and married Christine Taylor a little over 18 years ago- they only just recently announced their separation. They have two children together and it’s rumored that Stiller’s recent cancer diagnosis might have put tension on their union.
Well known as the character “Denise” on “The Cosby Show”; Lisa Bonet was also a celebrity wife two times over. Once when she married Lenny Kravitz in 1987 and after divorcing him in 1993; she re-married actor Jason Mamoa and has had two children.
Elin Nordegren was married in 2004 to athletic superstar Tiger Woods- that is until the news of his multiple affairs broke into mainstream media; resulting in a scandal for the record books. The two were divorced in 2010 and remain at odds.
Monica Bellucci has played many different roles. She has also taken on the role of celebrity wife more than once. First when she was married to Claudio Basso for four years before divorcing and also to “Ocean’s Twelve” star Vincent Cassel in 1999.