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21 Celebrity First Marriages You Might Not Know About

By Dustin Rowles | Mindhole Blowers | September 29, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Mindhole Blowers | September 29, 2016 |

Like anybody, celebrities often make silly mistakes when they are young, or in the case of many, they’ve been around so long that they’ve seemingly lived two or three lives, and we’ve already forgotten about their first or second lives. It’s a weird thing, though, these first marriages. I remember finding out when I was a teenager that my grandfather had not only been married before he met my grandmother, but that he had other kids in that marriage, and it turned my world upside down. In some cases, learning about the previous marriages of several of the celebrities below provoked the same response. What? Tom Hanks was married before Rita Wilson? Crazy. (Most people know about Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley above, who met on the set of “Felicity,” but it makes one hell of a cute headline photo).

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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito


Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman


George Clooney and Talia Balsam

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Jane Levy from “Suburgatory” and Jaime Freitas (they were divorced before anyone even knew they’d been married in secret)

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Susan and Chris Sarandon (Honestly, I thought he was her brother, though they were married for 12 years)


Robert Downey, Jr. and Deborah Falconer (a former model, they were married for 12 years)


Johnny and Lori A. Depp (Married from 83-86. She was a make-up artist)


Woody Harrelson and Nancy Simon (No picture available. They were married for six months back in 1985)


Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes (Married from 1978-1987; she passed away in 2002 due to bone cancer. She’s actually Colin’s Mom.)


Jim Carrey and Melissa Womer (1987-1995; they have a daughter together).


Harrison Ford and Mary Marquardt (1964-1979)


Daniel Craig and Fiona Loudon (1992-1994, and they had a child together)


Dustin Hoffman and Anne Byrne (1969-1980)


Bill Murray and Mickey Kelley (1981-1994)


Kiefer Sutherland and Camelia Kath (1987-1990)


Colin Farrel and Amelia Warner (for six months in 2001)


Milla Jovovich and Shawn Andrews (for one month, back in 1992)


Janet Jackson and El Debarge


Caroline McWilliams (Benson, Soap) and Michael Keaton


James Gunn and Jenna Fischer


Christian Boyle and Sutton Foster


Will Arnett and Penelope Ann Miller (for six months back in 1995)