List of people who remarried the same spouse

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This is a list of people who remarried each other, usually after divorcing.

To qualify, at least one member of each marital pair must be considered notable enough to have their own Wikipedia page.

Of particular note are:

  • Kid McCoy, American prize fighter, who married and divorced ten times, but only from eight women, since three of those marriages were to the same spouse, Julia Woodruff
  • Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor, who was twice divorced from both Jennifer Lee and Flynn Belaine
  • Joyce Mathews, American actress, who was twice divorced from both Milton Berle and Billy Rose
Name Description Spouse 1st
1st divorce 2nd
Pamela Anderson American actress Rick Salomon 2007 2008 2014 2015
Milton Berle American actor, entertainer Joyce Mathews 1941 1947 1949 1950 Mathews later twice married and divorced Billy Rose
Fred Berry American actor, dancer Franchesska Berry 1976 1976 1978 1980 Berry had 3 other marriages
Birabongse Bhanudej Thai Prince, Olympic sailor and Formula 1 racing driver Ceril Heycock 1938 1949 1983 - He had 4 other wives between these two marriages
Robert Bolt English playwright, screenwriter Sarah Miles 1967 1976 1988 - After their divorce but before remarrying, they had their only child together (his fourth)
Richard Burton Welsh actor Elizabeth Taylor 1964 1974 1975 1976 Burton had 3 other marriages, Taylor 6 others
Alan Campbell American actor, screenwriter see Dorothy Parker
Jack Carter American comedian Roxanne Wander 1971 1977 1992 - [1][2]
Oleg Cassini American fashion designer Gene Tierney 1941 1948 1948 1952
Rosemary Clooney American singer, actress José Ferrer 1952 1961 1964 1967 Clooney had 1 other marriage, Ferrer 3 others
Joseph Stephen Crane American actor, restaurateur see Lana Turner
Rodney Dangerfield American comedian Joyce Indig 1949 1962 1963 1970
Gloria DeHaven American actress Richard Fincher 1957 1963 1965 1969
Colleen Dewhurst Canadian actress George C. Scott 1960 1965 1967 1972
Rachel Donelson Wife of future United States President see Andrew Jackson
Eminem American rapper, actor Kim Scott 1999 2001 2006 2006
James T. Farrell American writer Dorothy Butler 1931 ?? 1955 - They separated again in 1958, but remained married until his death. In between these marriages to Butler, he married and divorced another wife
José Ferrer American actor see Rosemary Clooney
Mel Ferrer American actor Frances Gunby Pilchard 1937 1939 1944 1953 These were the first and third of his six marriages
Emma Goldman Russian-American political activist Jacob Kershner 1887 1887 1888 1899 She divorced Kershner after discovering on their wedding night that he was impotent; she nevertheless agreed to remarry him
Pancho Gonzales American tennis player Madelyn Darrow 1960 1968 1970 1972 He married and divorced 6 times and had 8 children
Elliott Gould American actor Jenny Bogart 1973 1975 1978 1979 Gould's earlier marriage was to Barbra Streisand
Carol Grace American actress, writer William Saroyan 1943 1949 1951 1952 She later married Walter Matthau
Melanie Griffith American actress Don Johnson 1976 1976 1989 1996
Leland Hayward American theatrical producer Inez "Lola" Gibbs 1921 1924 1930 1934
Leona Helmsley American businesswoman Joseph Lubin ? ? ? ?
Derryn Hinch New Zealand-Australian talk show host, politician see Jacki Weaver
Benny Hinn American evangelist Suzanne Harthern 1979 2010 2013 -
Paul Hogan Australian comedian, actor Noeline Edwards 1958 1981 1982 1990 After divorcing the first time, they continued to reside under the same roof
Terrence Howard American actor, singer Lori McCommas 1989 2003 2005 2007
Ken Hughes British film director Charlotte Epstein 1946 1957 1982 2001
Andrew Jackson President of the United States Rachel Donelson Robards 1791 - 1794 - They married in 1791, believing her divorce from her first husband Captain Lewis Robards was final. When it was revealed this was not the case, and that their marriage was null and void, they married again in 1794. She died before he became President.
Don Johnson American actor see Melanie Griffith
Frida Kahlo Mexican artist Diego Rivera 1929 1939 1940 -
George Kennedy American film, TV actor Norma "Rebel" Wurman[3] 1959 1971 1973 1978
Larry King American television, radio host Alene Akins 1961 1963 1967 1972
Estée Lauder American cosmetician Joseph Lauter 1930 1939 1942 - Joseph Lauter later changed his surname to Lauder
Stan Laurel English actor Virginia Rogers 1934 1937 1941 1946
Lotte Lenya German singer, actress Kurt Weill 1926 1933 1937 -
Alicia Lopez-Harrison de Lardé Salvadoran-American mental health-care advocate see John Forbes Nash Jr.
Marga López Argentine-Mexican actress Carlos Amador 1941 ? 1961 ?
Sophia Loren Italian actress Carlo Ponti 1957 1962 1966 - As Ponti was still married to his first wife, his marriage to Loren was annulled in 1962. After his divorce, they married a second time
Joyce Mathews American actress see Milton Berle and Billy Rose
Gavin MacLeod American actor Patti Kendig 1972 1982 1985 -
Kid McCoy American pugilist, actor Julia Woodruff 1897 1900 1901 1902 They married and divorced a third time 1902-?. McCoy was married 10 times to 8 women. Woodruff was his 3rd, 4th and 5th wife. [3]
Carson McCullers American novelist Reeves McCullers 1937 1941 1945 - Reeves suicided in 1953, after failing to persuade Carson to join him in a suicide pact. Carson had attempted suicide in 1948.
Sarah Miles English actress see Robert Bolt
Elon Musk Canadian-American business magnate, engineer Talulah Riley 2010 2012 2013 2016 They filed for a divorce in 2014 but this application was withdrawn.
John Forbes Nash Jr. American mathematician Alicia Lopez-Harrison de Lardé 1957 1963 2001 - They both died in a car accident in 2015
Ne Win Burmese politician and military commander Ni Ni Myint ? ? ? - She was the 4th and 6th of his wives
Marie Osmond American singer, actress Steve Craig 1982 1985 2011 -
Jack Paar American actor Irene Paar ? ? ? ?
Dorothy Parker American writer, humorist Alan Campbell 1934 1947 1950 1963
Carlo Ponti Italian film producer see Sophia Loren
Gladys Portugues American body builder, actress see Jean-Claude Van Damme
Richard Pryor American comedian, actor Jennifer Lee 1979 1982 2001 -
Flynn Belaine 1986 1987 1990 1991
Esther Rahim Pakistani painter Jalaludin Abdur Rahim 1929 1945 1952 -
Jalaludin Abdur Rahim Pakistani politician see Esther Rahim
Ruth Rendell British crime novelist Don Rendell 1950 1975 1977 -
Diego Rivera Mexican sculptor see Frida Kahlo
Rachel Donelson Robards Wife of future United States president see Andrew Jackson
Billy Rose American impresario, producer, lyricist Joyce Mathews 1956 1959 1961 1963 Mathews had earlier twice married and divorced Milton Berle. Rose divorced three other women, including Fanny Brice and Eleanor Holm.
Phil Ruffin American businessman Mary Louise Miller ? ? ? ?
Rick Salomon American poker player see Pamela Anderson
William Saroyan American playwright, novelist see Carol Grace
George C. Scott American actor see Colleen Dewhurst
Jerry Sheindlin American author see Judy Sheindlin
Judy Sheindlin American TV judge ("Judge Judy") Jerry Sheindlin 1977 1990 1991 -
Percy Bysshe Shelley English poet Harriet Westbrook 1811 - 1814 They firstly eloped to Scotland, but this marriage was not recognised under English law; the second marriage, in London, rectified this. They separated but never divorced; three weeks after Harriet's suicide in 1816, Shelley married Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Dmitri Shostakovich Soviet composer, pianist Nina Varzar 1932 1935 ? 1936 - They remarried when it was revealed she was pregnant with his child. They remained married until her death in 1954 but the marriage was open and he had other relationships.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian novelist Natalia Reshetovskaya 1940 1952 1957 1972
Yma Sumac Peruvian singer Moisés Vivanco 1942 1957 1957 1965
Dame Elizabeth Taylor British-American actress see Richard Burton
Gene Tierney American actress see Oleg Cassini
Lana Turner American actress Joseph Stephen Crane 1942 1943 1943 1944 Crane's divorce from his first wife was not final when he married Turner in 1942, so the marriage was annulled. When Turner discovered she was pregnant to him, she remarried him, but they divorced the following year
Jean-Claude Van Damme Belgian martial astist, actor Gladys Portugues 1987 1992 1999 2015
Moisés Vivanco Peruvian composer see Yma Sumac
Robert Wagner American actor Natalie Wood 1957 1962 1972 -
Barbara Walters American journalist Merv Adelson 1981 1984 1986 1992
Dionne Warwick American singer William Elliott 1966 1967 1967 1975
Jacki Weaver Australian actress Derryn Hinch 1983 1996 1997 1998
Kurt Weill German-American composer see Lotte Lenya
Natalie Wood American actress see Robert Wagner
Jane Wyman American actress Fred Karger 1952 1955 1961 1965
Joker Xue Chinese singer-songwriter Leixin Gao 2012 2015 2017 - These were the first and second marriage for both of them, and their first child was born in 2018.


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  3. ^ Bernstein, Adam (February 29, 2016). "George Kennedy, Oscar-winning character actor of 'Cool Hand Luke,' dies at 91". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on March 1, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.