When it comes to marriage you don’t always get it right the first time. Perhaps you were too young or you made a rash decision to get married even though you weren’t ready for what’s coming. And then you went your separate ways, but love always wins at the end. You realize that that person was your soulmate and you say yes again to them. These Hollywood celebrities certainly did. Several of them have been married multiple times to the same person. The Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson announced that she remarried her ex-husband Rick Salomon in 2014. Comedian Richard Pryor gave marriage second chance, marrying the film director Jennifer Lee and the actress Flynn Belaine twice. A lot of other celebrities gave love a second chance including Elizabeth Taylor, Melanie Griffith, Marie Osmond, and Eminem.
Here is a list of celebrities who married the same person twice, loosely ranked by fame and popularity, compiled by Ranker.
1. Pamela Anderson
The Baywatch actress remarried her ex-husband, the poker player Rick Salomon, in 2014. She quickly changed her mind and asked for a divorce the same year, changing her mind once again and requesting the judge to discard the request. Both of them have been married to two other people: Pamela was also married to Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998 and shortly to the musician Kid Rock form 2006 to 2007. Rick Salomon was previously married to Shannen Doherty from 2002 to 2003 and E.G. Daily from 1995 to 2000.
2. Elizabeth Taylor
Hollywood’s leading actress Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times—and two of them were to the Welsh actor Richard Burton. She married him first in 1964 and the marriage lasted until 1974. They got divorced and remarried the next year in 1975 until 1976. It’s a real shame she passed away though…
3. Larry King
Larry King was married to Alene Akins, a former Playboy bunny, twice and adopted her son Andy during their first marriage that lasted from 1961 to 1963. They got remarried in 1967 and had a daughter Chaia, in 1969. The 88-year-old television host has been married 8 times in his life, with most marriages lasting less than 10 years.
Marshall Mathers married his high school sweetheart Kim Scott in 1999. They had their daughter Hailie in 1995 and got divorced in 2001. The couple got remarried and re-divorced in 2006. Eminem also has custody of Kim’s daughter, Whitney, and her niece, Alaina.
5. Richard Pryor
The comedian Richard Pryor married two of his wives two times. Richard married Jennifer Lee from 1979 to 1982. Then, he first married the actress Flynn Belaine from 1986–1987 and then again from 1990–1991. After that, he remarried Jenifer Lee in 2001 and stayed with her until his death. Late comedian Richard Pryor was married seven times in his life.
6. Barbara Walters
The 88-year-old has been married four times to three different men. She was married to Mervyn Lee “Merv” Adelson an American real estate developer, from 1981 to 1984. They got divorced and remarried soon after in 1986. Together they adopted their daughter Jacqueline Guber.
7. Natalie Wood
The American actress Natalie Wood got married to actor Robert Wagner first in 1957, and their marriage lasted to 1962. They got back together and remarried in 1972 until her death in 1981. Together they had a daughter, Courtney Wagner who was born in 1974.
8. Melanie Griffith
The actress Melanie Griffith was shortly married to the actor Don Johnson for six months in 1996. They separated but then married again in 1989, the same year they had their daughter Dakota Johnson. Also, the actress was married to Steven Bauer from 1982 to 1987 and to the Spanish singer Antonio Banderas since 1996. Don Johnson wife is Kelley Phleger since 1999.
9. Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould and Jennifer Bogart first tight the knot in 1973 and stayed married until 1975. They remained in 1978 and their marriage lasted until 1979. The actor was also married to the singer Barbara Streisand from 1963 to 1971.
10. Judge Judy
The 74-year-old TV star got married to Jerry Sheindlin in 1977 and their first marriage lasted until 1990. They got remarried in 1991, and have 5 children and 12 grandchildren together.
11. Rodney Dangerfield
The stand-up comedian married Joyce Indig first in 1949 until 1962 and then again from 1963 to 1970. The couple had two children together; Brian and Melanie Dangerfield.
12. Frida Kahlo
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was first married to fellow artist Diego Rivera from 1929 to 1939. They got married again in 1940 and stayed together until her death.
13. Ben Stein
Ben Stein has been married to wife Alexandra Denman, an entertainment lawyer, twice. First, they got married in 1968 until 1974. Then they remarried in 1977 and adopted their son, Tommy, in 1987.
14. Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond first married Steve Craig in 1982. The couple got divorced in 1985 but got married again in 2011. Now, they are still together and have seven children, of whom two are biological and five are adopted.
15. Jean-Claude Van Damme
The famous actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was married to bodybuilder Gladys Portugues twice. First, the couple got married from 1987 until 1992. From this marriage, they have two children, Kristopher and Bianca. In 1999 the couple remarried and they are still together today.
16. Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick married William Elliott from 1966 to 1967, and then again, later that year, from 1967 to 1975. They have two sons together, David and Damon Elliott who were born in 1969 and 1973.
17. Paul Hogan
The Australian actor Paul Hogan has been married to his wife, Noelene Edwards, twice. First, they got married in 1958 until 1981 and then they remarried again in less than a year after the separation. They stayed married until 1990 and the couple had five children together.
18. Rosemary Clooney
The Spanish guitarist Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney were married first from 1952 to 1961, and then again from 1964 to 1967. Together they have 5 children who were born between 1955 and 1960. Ferrer has married five times in his life and Rosemary was married to Dante DiPaolo until her death in 2002.
19. George C. Scott
George C. Scott has been married five times during his life. He was married to Colleen Dewhurst two times. From 1960-1965, the first time and from 1967 to 1972 the second time. The couple has two sons, Alexander who was born in 1960 and Campbell who was born 1961.
20. Richard Burton
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had one of the most famous Hollywood marriages. First, they got married in 1964 until 1974, and then once again in 1975 until 1976. The actors adopted their two daughters Liza and Maria.
21. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes, the star of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Gregg Leakes had tied the knot, twice. The first time from 1997 to 2011 and then they remarried in 2013. Together they have one son named Brent who was born in 2013.
22. Don Johnson
In 1976, Don Johnson married to the actress Melanie Griffith for six months. They remarried for the second time, from 1989 to 1996. Together they had one daughter, Dakota Johnson, born in 1989. Since 1999, Johnson has been married to Kelley Phlegersince, and Griffith has been married to Antonio Banderas since 1996.
The comedian David Adkins known by his stage name Sinbad was married to Meredith from 1985 until their divorce in 1992. They got remarried in 2002, ten years later. Together they have two children. Sinbad disclosed to the media, “This business is a very selfish business. We had two kids, I was on the road. I had two lives… And the life on the road probably gets more real than the life at home. I wasn’t ready to be married. I became a great father, but I wasn’t a great husband.”
24. Lana Turner
The actress was married to Joseph Crane, twice. First from 1942 to 1943 and then again from 1943 to 1944. They had one daughter Cheryl Crane who was born in 1943.
Lana has been married eight times and each marriage lasted less than five years.
25. Fred Berry
The actor and street dancer Fred Berry got married to Franchesska Berry in 1976, but they got divorced the same year. The couple remarried again in 1978 and stayed together until 1980. Berry has married five times to four different women.
26. Carson McCullers
The novelist McCullers (Lula Carson Smith) was married to Reeves McCullers, first from 1937 to 1941 and then again from 1945 to 1953.
In 1953, her husband committed suicide after trying to convince the author to commit suicide with him.
27. Stan Laurel
The actor Stan Laurel and Virginia Ruth Roger had tied the knot twice. First in 1934 until 1937 and again in 1941 until 1946. Laurel has married six times in his life.
28. Jane Wyman
Philanthropist Jane Wyman was married to Fred Karger from 1951 to 1955. The couple remarried again in 1961. The actress was married to Myron Martin Futterman and to former American president Ronald Reagan from 1940 to 1948. He was the only president that got divorced, so she remains the only ex-wife of a U.S. President.
29. Jacki Weaver
She has been married five times and two of her marriages lasted less than one year. The Animal Kingdom actress, Jacki Weaver has been married five times. The first time she was married with Derryn Hinch, from 1983 to 1996 and the second time from 1997 to 1998.
30. Elon Musk
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk married the actress Talulah Riley in 2010. But, the couple went separate ways two years later. Soon after their paths crossed again and they remarried in July 2013. The second marriage lasted one year. The couple divorced for the second time in December 2014.