He married three times, first to actress Ruth Chatterton (who was 11 years his senior) from 1924 to 1932. He later married actress Heather Angel in 1934; that marriage also ended in divorce. His last wife was actress Dora Sayers (married 1946). Forbes dated Lucille Ball shortly before he married Angel. Ball turned down his marriage proposal.
^Per UK Civil Registration records, Ralph Forbes Taylor was born in 1904. There has always been some question as to his purported 1896 year of birth as his mother would have been 16 years old at that time.
Name: TAYLOR, Ralph Forbes
Registration District: Wandsworth
Year of Registration: 1904
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's Maiden Name: Not available before 1911 Q3