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15 Entertainment Industry Couples You Didn't Know Were Married (Deep Cuts Edition)

By Dustin Rowles | Mindhole Blowers | June 23, 2014 | Comments ()


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Jay Roach, the director of Austin Powers and Meet the Parents. is married to Susanna Hoffs, the lead singer of the 80s band, The Bangles.

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Luc Besson fathered the child of Maïwenn Le Besco when she was just 15. Le Besco was the inspiration behind Natalie Portmans’ character in Leon. Besson, however, would leave Le Besco for Milica Jovovićh when Jovovićh was 21. Le Besco, meanwhile, would be featured in films like La Haute Tension and would later write, direct, and star in the 2011 Polisse about the Child Protection Services Unit in France dealign with sexual predators.

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Victor Willis, the original lead singer of The Village People (he was the cop and/or naval officer) used to be married to Phylicia Ayers-Allen, better known as Clair Huxtable on the The Cosby Show.

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Adrian Pasdar from Heroes is married to Natalie Maines, the lead singer of The Dixie Chicks.

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Before her marriage to Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman was briefly married to Gary Oldman. To marry Thurman, he actually left his wife Lesley Manville, who played Flittle (the blue one) in Maleficent.

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Some know that Timothy Busfield (West Wing) is married to Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prarie). However, before that, he was married to Jennifer Merwin, who is not famous, nor is her sister, Melissa Merwin, but Melissa is married to the semi-famous Joshua Malina, who worked with Busfield on The West Wing.

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Not only was James Cameron married to Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), but before that, he was married to Gale Ann Hurd, who many know as the executive producer of The Walking Dead.

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Speaking of The Walking Dead, though she is not married to any of them, thanks to a second marriage, Alanna Masterson — who you may know as Tara Chambler from The Walking Dead — is the half-sister of Danny and Christopher Masterson.

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Everyone knows that Ione Skye used to be married to Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz. But after they divorced, Skye married singer Ben Lee (she’s got really good taste in musicians).

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Before Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis was married to Kay Cannon, the writer of Pitch Perfect (and a whole lot of New Girl and 30 Rock episodes).

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Mia Sara, who played Sloane Peterson on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is married to Brian Henson, son of Jim.

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1990s MTV VJ Tabitha Soren is married to Moneyball author Michael Lewis.

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Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) is married to Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife). The two met on a production of “Hamlet” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

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Ray McKinnon — the creator of Rectify (and also a character actor in movies like Mud and shows like Sons of Anarchy) was married to Lisa Blount, who played Debra Winger’s best friend in An Officer and a Gentlemen. She also won an Oscar for Best Short Film in 2001. Her, McKinnon, and Walton Goggins (Justified) owned a production company together. Sadly, Blount passed away in 2010. (That fact makes Rectify even more devastating to watch).

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Rosemarie Dewitt and Ron Livingston have been married since 2009.

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Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project) was married to Michael Mosley, aka Drew Suffin is Scrubs 2.0. (Camp has more recently been connected to her PItch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin).

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  • Target_Blonde

    Ray McKinnon's Oscar acceptance speech is still the best (can't find the YouTube clip but he was just *thrilled* to have won.) Also in my mind he's the security guard who was one of the first victims of Captain Tripps in The Stand (which also starred Ione Skye.)

  • e jerry powell
    15 Entertainment Industry Couples You Didn't Know Were Married

    Hmmm.

    "15 Entertainment Industry Couples You Dustin Didn't Know Were Married"

    Seriously, brah, you have to stop assuming. ;-)

    Natalie Maines was in my younger brother's graduating class. My mother taught history to at least one of Natalie's cousins (Larry Maines and many of his kids lived in town, but Larry's brothers lived out in the county.)

    Yeah, Kathryn Bigelow. And Linda Hamilton (mother of his oldest child) after that. Still waiting for Hamilton and Bigelow to join forces and destroy Cameron, preferably before any Avatar sequels are in the can.

    Allana Masterson was also photographed out on a date with Connor Cruise (yes, that Connor Cruise). Her dad (who is not a Masterson but is a former Scientologist) was not happy about it, referring to Tom & Nicole's (adopted) son as "the worst person in the world" for his daughter to date. The Scientology gene comes to the Mastersons through their mother (since his former stepsons and the rest of the clan disavowed the guy once he left $cientology).

    Let's not forget that Ione Skye's marriage to Ad-Rock ("Ad-Rock's down with the Ione/listen to the shit, 'cause both of them is bony") was falling apart when she took up with Angelina Jolie's gal-pal, Jenny Shimizu, the Lesbian Whisperer. She got with Ben Lee after another intervening relationship. As far as Skye's taste in musicians, that's kind of subjective. Before she dated Cusack and married Horovitz, she was sucking face with Anthony Kiedis. Clearly, nobody is having problems with taking on Skye's previously-owneds; Kristen Bell is doing quite well with one of the earliest.

    Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston have worked together a lot, and not just on stage. They're both very committed to LGBT equality, and starred together in a 2004 gay-indie screwball comedy inspired by the marriage of Rock Hudson, Straight-Jacket.

  • kirbyjay

    I still cannot believe Hyde is a Scientologist. Hyde's rant on religion is what I base my spiritual beliefs on and the fact that the real life person is a ........
    I can't....I just can't.......

  • e jerry powell

    And just think, before that he was crunchy granola environmentalist Justin Thorpe, son of the beloved martini-swilling Maryann.

  • APOCooter

    Timothy Busfield will always be Lou Collins to me.

  • e jerry powell

    Nope. Elliot Weston. Or Arnold Poindexter, take your pick.

    But seriously, have you seen him without the facial hair lately? I thought I was staring at a ginger mole caught above ground in daylight..

  • AvaLehra

    If a movie of my life is ever made, I want Mia Sara to play me. Although she's five years older than I am, so not sure how that would work.

  • Temmere

    "Besson, however, would leave Le Besco for Milica Jovovićh when Jovovićh was 21."

    While they were all filming The Fifth Element; Le Besco was the Diva.

  • Sean

    So he likes them young, and absurdly beautiful.

  • Ione Skye looks like she hasn't aged at all, at least in that picture.

  • manting

    Would it help if I knew who half those people are?

  • Three_nineteen

    To me, Josh Malina's wife looks an awful lot like Melissa Gilbert. By the transitive property, Busfield's ex might look like Melissa Gilbert. That's a little weird.

  • Word

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Does this mean Bruce Boxleitner is available? Still looking mighty fine.

  • e jerry powell

    True, but Barry Bostwick is earning more money for looking just as good and playing old letches on "Scandal" and "Masters of Sex."

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I'll take "Handsome old guys with names that start with B" for $600, Alex.

  • BettyNugs

    I did not know that Ray McKinnon had also lost his wife. Walton Goggins' first wife committed suicide. Those two are a talented and tragic pair.

  • Natallica

    Ione Skye was also Anthony Kiedis' girlfriend in the late 80's

  • kirbyjay

    and she is also Mellow Yellow Donavan's daughter.

  • loo shag brolley

    There goes the "excellent taste in musicians" theory.

  • Sean

    "Rosemarie Dewitt and Ron Livingston have been married since 2009." Very interesting. She is basically the female Ron Livingston. He is the male Dewitt. Literally a perfect combo. I hope they pop out many more perfect combos.

  • BWeaves

    And my takeaway from all this is:

    The lead singer of The Village People was NOT gay?

  • Sean

    He was the only one.

  • e jerry powell

    Actually, Glenn Hughes (the original Leatherman) was straight.

    And it breaks my heart to this day.

    Victor Willis has issues. And a bad cocaine habit that broke up his marriage to Phylicia. They met in the original Broadway production of The Wiz, and she dumped his ass before becoming Sheryl Lee Ralph's understudy in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls.

    Phylicia is definitely a Strong Black Woman, as Michael Bennett found out the hard way.

  • John W

    I'd forgotten Lisa Blount had passed away. She was also good in John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and Profit as Adrian Pasdar's mother.
    RIP.

  • llp

    I have a terrible weakness for Prince of Darkness.

  • JustOP

    Here's another: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 24, of Kickass and Godzilla fame, is married to Samantha Taylor-Johnson, 47, director of Nowhere Boy. They have two children together.

    Here's a picture of the couple:http://uk.eonline.com/eol_imag...

  • becks2point0

    I knew this one because it was such a scandal at the time. He was 18 when they met and started dating and by the time he was 19 she was already pregnant and they were engaged. It wasn't Besson territory of gross but it's still a bit creepy.

  • Sean

    Would it be as creepy if he was 41, and she was 18-19?

  • becks2point0

    Of course. You don't think?

  • Guest

    Of course not because the Double standard applies.

  • Art3mis

    Yes.

  • mairimba

    THAT'S what Susanna Hoffs looks like now?!?! Holy cow! How many virgins has she sacrificed for their blood?

  • Uriah_Creep

    She's 55! I was going to say I used to have a crush on her, but actually, I still do.

  • Ricky, Bubbles & Julian

    Good lord almighty Susanna hoffs is smoking hot. Her looking like that at 55 is sexier than what she looked like at 27. Brah-fucking-vo

  • e jerry powell

    Belinda Carlisle isn't exactly chopped liver...

  • Ricky, Bubbles & Julian

    Yes I remember seeing Belinda Carlisle awhile back and she was hot, though to be fair she isn't close to Susanna. No knock on my girl Belinda, but Susanna is in another stratosphere. Yowza

  • tarqueeny

    Jesus, how old was Besson when he got a 15 year old girl knocked up?!

  • Sean

    Age of consent in France is 14. And Besson was 32/33

  • carrie

    Untrue,it's 15 years and 3 months in France

  • Nooooo

    Actually, while they met when she was 15, she only got pregnant at 16 and by then they were already married (which is legal in France). So it is creepy but not statutory rape.

  • Jericho Smith

    32 or 33...

  • tarqueeny

    Seriously? That's disgusting. What a pervert.

  • jollies

    Providing the irony for the part about Polisse and the French Child Protective Services Unit. Was the movie an autobiography?

  • carrie

    The writer didn't watch Polisse because it's about the police special unit on minors/ underage persons ( under 18) and Maiween and Luc Besson were married and she was pregnant at 16

  • Sara_Tonin00

    You say "pervert," he says "French."

  • carrie

    In France,the sexual majority is 15 years old.

  • Guest

    I was going to say something along those lines like "He's European" but yours is perfect.

  • tarqueeny

    I am European, and it is still illegal and abhorrent. I am surprised people are glossing over this statutory rape and predatory behaviour.

  • carrie

    In France,the age of sexual consent is 15 years old and 3 months and they were married when she was pregnant at 16

  • e jerry powell

    Roman Polanski, anyone?

  • Nooooo

    Nope. It was legal. And they were married.

    I consider such an age difference suspect at the very least, but from the legal point of view there is nothing that could have been done.

  • loo shag brolley

    That fact that it was legal makes it 1,000 times more gross.

  • Sirilicious

    This is not considered normal in Europe and France.

  • Sean

    I don't think it is normal anywhere except the Muslim world. And Utah

  • carrie

    In?many US states,the age of consent is 16 and you even can be married younger

  • stella

    Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston are an adorable super talented couple.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I knew about them because I'm obsessed with Person of Interest.

  • stella

    He was my favorite part of Lost.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    She played his mother on Lost.

  • stella

    Wait. Really? Thats really cool.

  • jaimejoshi

    Re: Rosemarie Dewitt.

    http://i.imgur.com/cQN1FuV.gif

    I've been crushing on that man for the past fifteen years.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    You can have him. I'll have her.

  • AvaLehra

    It'll be just like episode of Friends where Joey and Monica pretend to be siblings to break up a couple so they can date them!

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Everybody wins!

  • e jerry powell

    Not where Monica Gellar is concerned.

  • Hold up, can we talk about the fact that Reverend Smith and Boyd Crowder won Oscars together? And also how all things lead to Deadwood?

  • I see him and I think of two roles: FIDO in Apollo 13 and Vernon T. Waldrip, the bonafide beau in O Brother

  • I completely forgot he was in Apollo 13 (but then again, so was every white male character actor between the ages of 25 and 50).

    The first season of Deadwood is worth watching for his performance alone. He is heartbreaking.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I have 3 episodes left in the series and you are exactly right.

  • Laura

    Exactly.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "Besson, however, would leave Le Besco for Milica Jovovićh when Jovovićh was 21." - Surprisingly, this would make for Jojovich's SECOND marriage, since she was briefly married (at 16) to the guy that played Pickford in Dazed & Confused. Also, how much does Luc Besson look like Kevin Smith?

  • Aaron Schulz

    I had no idea what Luc Besson looked like, thats not what i expected, but yeah hes a cross between Kevin Smith and the lead singer of Smash Mouth

  • Jim

    "... would later write, direct, and star in the 2011 Polisse about the Child Protection Services Unit in France dealign with sexual predators."

    http://i.imgur.com/TQ8sr.gif

    PS I keep getting out of sync reading articles like this: I spent a good 5min looking at Luc Besson and trying to picture him in the Village People

  • BWeaves

    Oh good. I'm glad I'm not the only person who got the captions and the photos mixed up.

  • Jason Sudekis building quite the lady portfolio. His binders full of women is impressive.

  • Who *wouldn't* want to hitch their wagon to the Applebee's voiceover guy?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Wait...isn't that John Corbett? I thought Corbett does Applebee's and Walgreens.

  • e jerry powell

    Gee, I can still remember when Wanda Sykes was the Applebee's voiceover guy.

  • Northern Exposure is OUT.

    Maine Justice is IN.

    http://youtu.be/qOGDvlrlgMg

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