In today's world, divorce is about as common as sliced bread. Several factors, such as economic hardship, temptation, adultery, a lack of quality time at home, boredom, and so on, contribute to the higher divorce rates in industrialised countries.
It's easy to tell why Hollywood marriages don't endure by looking at the stars. Despite this fact, when we hear that a famous couple has divorced, we are always left at a loss for words. The average public tends to believe that their marriages are “perfect,” just like the ones they see in the media.
The public tends to forget that even the most well-known figures were once ordinary people. We tend to hold these celebrities in near-divine respect because of their representation as demigods in the movies in which they have acted and the common assumption that renowned individuals are naturally more divine than the rest of us. The following list, however, shows that famous people are much like the rest of us in many respects.
Listed below are the 10 most-divorced celebrities in the history of the entertainment industry.
10. Martin ScorseseDivorced:
Famous American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Martin Scorsese has been married five times, with only four of those unions ending in divorce. Helen Schermehorn Morris is his new wife. He's had three kids between his first, second, and fifth marriages.
Scorsese has received several awards for his work in the film industry. He has produced and directed a wide variety of films, including documentaries and movies. These are some of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, including the Oscar, the Grammy, and the DGA.
He laid the groundwork for The Film Foundation, an educational organisation devoted to archiving motion pictures.
10. Billy Bob Thornton
Divorced: 5 times.
Multitalented American performer, songwriter, producer, director, and author. The Man Wasn't There, Alama, Armageddon, Monster's Ball, and Fargo are just a few of the films and TV series in which he has appeared.
Oscar, Golden Globe, Edgar Poe Allen, Independent Spirit, and National Board of Review are just a few of Bob's many distinctions.
Thornton has been married six times thus far. He's been married five times before, and each one has ended in divorce. His first wife was the actress Melissa Lee Gatlin, and his fifth was Angelina Jolie. Thornton and Angelina separated in 2003 and filed for divorce. In 2014, Thornton tied the knot with 51-year-old visual effects artist Connie Angland.
He has four children.
9. Danielle Steel
Divorced: 5 times.
Steel is one of the wealthiest writers in the world, with readers in more than 70 countries. Her works, such as “Rushing Water,” “The Mistress,” “Dangerous Games,” and “The Award,” are international best-sellers.
Over 800 million copies of her novels have been sold in over 80 countries. Her works have been translated into more than 40 languages. She has also penned works of nonfiction, poetry, and novels for young readers.
A Perfect Stranger, Fine Things, and Now and Forever are just a few of Steel's writings that have been adapted for the small screen. She also has a number of honours under her belt, such as the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service in Mental Health Award.
In 2017, analysts assessed her wealth to be $375 million.
It was Steel who established the Nick Traina Foundation. The nonprofit's mission is to provide financial backing to organisations that aid victims of child abuse and mental illness.
Steel has not had much romantic success despite being a New York Times best-selling author. A total of five husbands have been married off to her. Since she hasn't discovered her soul mate just yet, she is single. She now has seven kids to care for.
7. Richard Pryor
Divorced: 5 times.
Pryor, who was black, was multitalented, having worked in film and television as an actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was considered a divisive personality because of the delicate topics, including racism and animal rights, that he brought up in his acting and stand-up comedy.
Over the course of his career, he has appeared in over 50 films and TV shows, including such classics as Which Way is Up?, Greased Lighting, The Wiz, Harlem Nights, The Toy, California Suite, and The Mack.
Pryol wed seven times, divorced five times, and remarried twice. Jennifer Lee was his seventh and last wife before he passed away in December 2005 at age 65 from multiple sclerosis. Pryor and Jenifer Lee were married in 1981. After getting a divorce in 2000, they remarried the following year in 2001.
He left behind six children.
6. Larry King
Divorced: 6 times.
In addition to being the celebrity who has been married and divorced the most times, Larry King is also the undisputed king of interviews.
Sure, he's been hitched eight times, but six of those marriages ended in divorce and one was annulled. His current wife and seventh wife is Shawn Southwick. As far back as 1997, they were married at the UCLA Medical Center. King was taken to the clinic after he complained of chest pains. A cardiac operation was performed on him three days later.
To the delight of cinema and TV fans, King has appeared in dozens of films and shows. Over twenty publications, including a children's book, have been published since his autobiography, My Remarkable Journey, came out in 2009.
Until 2010, he hosted Larry King Live, a CNN show that was broadcast throughout the world. After 25 years on the air, he has interviewed more than 30,000 people on the programme.
King established the non-profit Larry King Cardiac Foundation to assist folks who lack the financial resources to pay for life-saving medical treatment. After many heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987, Larry King decided to help those without health insurance who are ready to fight for it by establishing the Larry King Cardiac Foundation. (CNN)
He has five children.
5. Elizabeth Taylor
Divorced: 7 times.
Taylor, a British-American actress, was famous for her striking violet eyes. The eyes were a dark blue colour rather than violet. The cinematic lighting, film processing method, costumes, and makeup all contributed to the varying tones
The violet eyes of British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor were legendary. Instead of being violet, the eyes were a deep blue. The film's lighting, processing, costumes, and makeup all had a role in the range of colours..
Two-time Oscar winner Taylor has appeared in a broad variety of films and television programmes, including Giant, All My Children, The Nanny, and All My Children. She made her film debut as a little child in the 1942 film There's One Born Every Minute.
Among the many awards she's won: the Crystal Award, the Acting and Activism Award, the Stinker Award, the Maverick Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In all, she went through eight marriages, seven divorces, and one remarry. The aircraft tragedy that killed her third husband, Michael Todd, was tragic. She was formerly married to Larry Fortensky. The couple split up in 1996.
Taylor died suddenly from congestive heart failure in 2002 at the age of 79. She left behind four orphans.
4. Lana Turner
Divorced: 7 times.
Turner started out in the industry when she was only 16 years old. Love Finds Andy Hard, Somewhere I'll Find You, The Three Musketeers, The Bad and the Beautiful, Madame X, and Johny Eager are just a few of the films in which she has appeared. Several television programmes have included her as a special guest.
Hollywood's goddess Turner married eight times (seven times ending in divorce and once in annulment). At age 20, she married bandleader Artie Shaw. Six months after they initially began dating, they split up. The majority of the marriages that were attempted failed.
The year 1982 marked Turner's exit from the entertainment business. The Lady, The Legend, The Truth was her autobiography, published in 1983. After living to the ripe old age of 75, she passed away in 1995.
Turner left behind one daughter.
3. Jennifer O’Neill
Divorced: 7 times.
She has worked as a horse trainer, author, and lecturer on the topic of personal development.
With seven divorces and an annulment, O'Neill has been married nine times. She is now residing in Mervin Sidney's (her ninth husband). In 1996, they tied the knot. At 17, she wed Dean Rossiter for the first time.
With the publication of her autobiography “Surviving Myself” in 1999, she had written a total of nine books. A few of the books that may be read include All That Glitters, From Fallen to Forgiven, and You're Not Alone.
In addition to her involvement with the March for Dame and the American Cancer Society, she has chaired both organisations.
She has three children and four grandchildren.
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Divorced: 7 times.
Gabor, like O'Neill, had a high divorce rate (seven husbands to eight wives).
She broke into the spotlight on television before making her way to the big screen. Many films have included her, including Lovely to Look At (in which she starred), We're Not Married, Moulin Rogue, Lili, Death of a Scoundrel, and The Man Who Wouldn't Talk.
Gabor released three books, the first of which, My Story, was an autobiography, in 1960. Other titles in the series include 1970's How to Catch a Man, 1991's How to Keep a Man, 1969's One Lifetime Is Not Enough, and 1969's Zsa Zsa's Complete Guide to Men.
Gabor was born in 1917 in Buldapest, Hungary. She died in December 18, 2016 at the age of 99 at Los Angeles, California. The cause of death was cardiac arrest (heart attack).
When she passed away, she was living with her ninth husband, Frederick Pinz von Anhart.
After suffering a major stroke in 2015, her daughter Francesca Hilton passed away at the age of 67.
1. Bonnie Lee Bakley
Divorced: 7 times.
Without a doubt, she has the record for most marriages (or divorces, depending on your perspective) of any famous person. Ten marriages later, she has seven divorces and three annulments under her belt. Bakley wed Robert Blake in the year 2000; the following year, she would be killed.
May of 2001 found her in Blake's vehicle, parked just outside of Studio City, California's Vitello's Italian restaurant, when she was shot in the head and shoulder. If Blake had been in the vehicle when she was shot, he would not have been hurt. Blake was accused of killing his wife and taken into custody. In March of 2005, he was found not guilty. He said the event occurred when he returned to the restaurant after supper to retrieve the pistol he had left there.
She left behind four children.
Here's another actress, Blake, who didn't feature in many films but is nonetheless on the list of celebs who have divorced more than once. She was notorious for her pursuit of famous people, as well. Her fixation on them propelled her into the spotlight. Her participation in sex scams and drug dealing landed her in prison many times. Their weddings usually only lasted a few weeks at most. Furthermore, there was a marriage that lasted just one day.
List Created By: Benny Njuguna