10 Celebrities With the Most Marriages

Nowadays, marriages aren’t held in high esteem as was the case in the olden days. They are no longer sacred. The determinant factors of a potential partner are sex, looks and money. This is the reason why there are increased cases of divorces, separations and broken relationships.

It has turned out to be more of a business than what it was originally meant as an institution where two partners come together and form a partnership. It can be compared to a lady who walks in a clothes shop and comes out with having either bought some of the clothes (even if it’s one) or none. In many of today’s marriages, you either end up with a partner who you now settle with or with none out of the several marriages you have had.

I bet many of the people especially celebrities who have been married several times in the church know the ‘marriage vows’ by heart. They can say it sparing the minister the need to ask for them to repeat after him/her.

While it’s true there are divorces that are justifiable, many of them are out of poor excuses and complaints which don’t hold any weight.

Below are celebrities with the highest number of marriages. It is not aimed at diminishing them, but to show how easy it is to marry (or possibly, be married) many times. Consider the other partner (s) as a commodity.

Knowing a lady on the first week, dating her (in some cases him) in the second week by which time you will have also proposed, marry her (maybe him) at the third week and divorce her (at times him) on the fourth week. How else can one expect such a marriage to succeed to the end?

10 Celebrities Who Have Been Married Multiple Times

  1. Billy Bob Thornton
  2. Danielle Steel
  3. Martin Scorsese
  4. Larry King
  5. Richard Pryor
  6. Elizabeth Taylor
  7. Lana Turner
  8. Jennifer O’Neill
  9. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  10. Bonnie Lee Bakley

1. Billy Bob Thornton

An American actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director and writer, Thornton has appeared in numerous films such as The Man Wasn’t There and Alama.

Thornton has been married five times of which all of the marriages led to divorce. Asked why he has been married five times, his response was that his friends who chose not to get married are ‘sleeping’ with 15 people. At least in his case he was trying.

Despite the fact Thornton avoided answering directly the question asked deciding to answer and unreciprocated question, well as regards to his buddies in his case he was trying. But, why up to five marriages? It’s still bizarre.

2. Danielle Steel

The seventh wealthiest author as of 2014, Steel has been married five times leading to five divorces. New York Times Bestseller with over 800 million copies of her books sold worldwide, her last relationship was with Tom Perkins (1997-2002).

Out of the five marriages she gave birth to nine children.

3. Martin Scorsese

An American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, Scorsese has been married five times – four divorces, the current one he’s married to Helen Schermerhorn Morris.

One of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Scorsese has received numerous awards such as Academy Award, Grammy Awards and DGA Awards. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization ‘The Film Foundation’ which he established for the purpose of preservation of films.

Despite the fact Thornton avoided answering directly the question asked deciding to answer and unreciprocated question, well as regards to his buddies in his case he was trying. But, why up to five marriages? It’s still bizarre.

4. Larry King

The undisputed king of interviews who is not afraid to ask sensitive questions in a simplistic manner, his marriage life wasn’t an ‘I do’ to the end for the first or second marriage.

Well, he has been married six times. One marriage was annulled.

Presently, he is married to Shawn Southwick.

5. Richard Pryor

An American comedian, writer, director and actor, Pryrol was a controversial figure who through the different roles he played especially as a comedian and writer addressed contentious issues such as racism, religion and American politics.

Pryrol was married five times, the recent one to Jennifer Lee from 2001-2006. Lee was left a widow when Pryrol passed away on December, 2005 at the age of 65.

6. Elizabeth Taylor

A British-American actress, Taylor is perhaps mostly known for her violet eyes. They aren’t really violet eyes but dark-blue. It’s as a result of the effect of cinematic lighting.

Two times Academy winner, Taylor has starred in several films including Father of the Bride and Giant. She has also received four awards from American Film Institute. She has been married eight times – seven divorces, the eighth one a remarriage to Richard Burton. Taylor died in 2011 from congestive heart failure. She was 79.

7. Lana Turner

An American actress, Turner began her career at a young age of 16. She played different roles in films such as Love Finds Andy Hard, Somewhere I’ll Find you and Johnny Eager. She has also appeared in television series.

She was married eight times to eight different men none of which was stable.

Asked why she was referred as a goddess in Hollywood spheres, she responded by saying sex didn’t interest her much; only when she was in love. What mattered most to her was romance – dating, curdling and being close to the one she loves. Definitely, Turner knew the true meaning of marriage, not defined by sex but love in spite of the fact she has been married way too far.

8. Jennifer O’Neill

An American actress, O’Neill is also a speaker, model, horse trainer and an author. Hers can only be imagined if not believed – nine marriages to eight different men. Eight were divorces while the last marriage, she re-united with her former husband, Mervin Sidney. They are currently together since 1996.

O’Neill was first married to Dean Rossiter at an early age of 17.

9. Zsa Zsa Gabor

As is the case with O’Neill, Gabor has been married to nine different men – one marriage was annulled, seven were divorces and one a remarriage.

Born in 1917 in Buldapest, Gabor has appeared in several movies such as Lovely to Look At (which she is) and We’re Not Married (which currently she is). Her current husband is Frederick Pinz von Anhart. She has one child.

10. Bonnie Lee Bakley

The undeniable celebrity with the highest number of marriages, Bakley was married ten times (or is it supposed to be, she married ten husbands?). Ten husbands? As you digest this unsettling information, most of Bakley’s relationships never spanned for a long time. A record-breaking is the one which lasted for a day. Her last marriage was to Robert Blake, an actor.

Sadly, she died a tragic death. She was shot on the head while in Blake’s car which was parked outside a restaurant in Los Aangeles. At the time she was shot, Blake was not in the car. Blake was charged on different counts in connection to the murder of his wife but at the end was declared not involved.

Out of the five marriages, five were annulled, four were divorces and the last one was to Blake before she died. She left behind four children.

Bakley was known for chasing after celebrities. In her own words being around celebrities made her feel better than being around others. I bet she was referring to the lot of you and me who are not celebs at different capacities. In the case of non-celebrities, they couldn’t make her feel special. Quite something, I must say.

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