5 Celeb Couples Who Married in Vegas
And, not all that shockingly, divorced soon after
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2014 12:29 PM CDT
In this 1959 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen with singer Eddie Fisher before their marriage.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – What happens in Vegas ... often results in a divorce not too much later, at least in the case of these nine celebrity couples rounded up by Radar:

  • Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra: They wed in Sin City in 1966 when Farrow was 21 and Sinatra was 50. They divorced two years later.
  • Cher and Gregg Allman: She filed for divorce just nine days after they married in 1975, but they ended up staying together another two years.

  • Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor: He became her fourth husband in 1959, but they divorced five years later.
  • Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford: They wed in 1991, when he was 42 and she was 25, and Crawford later blamed their age difference for the fact that their union only lasted three years.
  • Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton: They wed in Vegas in 2000, and stayed married just two years.
Click for the complete list, including one couple who divorced after five months—only to get back together years later.

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Jul 5, 2014 4:46 PM CDT
The typical 'thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife, 'thy neighbor' died and it was a one-man stampede to her front door. Elizabeth Taylor and Eddy Fisher wore me down. It was just like being written on a T-shirt... Liz, I desired you all the long, and if Mike wasn't in the way, I'd leave Deb on a bench at a bus stop in a minute. Sure, we -- the four of us -- had drinks and played cards together. But, it's you and me now. As for Vegas, I do not think they would have been wholly welcomed anywhere else. That was a shocker. Deb was quite pissed but handled it well despite the deception. You never know who you have tied up with. Some people take marriage seriously; some welcome it as a game of strategy.
Jun 29, 2014 8:26 PM CDT
Coming Soon - 2 billion weddings that weren't in Vegas!
Marked as Spam?
Jun 29, 2014 7:05 PM CDT
Don't forget old whats-his-name and whats-her-name!