Frank Sinatra, or Old Blue Eyes, sang beautifully about love and romance. Women everywhere were smitten, including the four who became his wives. Sinatra’s first wife, Nancy Barato, stood by him when they were poor and still struggling. He swiftly married kindred spirit and actor, Ava Gardner, only a week after his divorce from Barato.
Sinatra’s career ironically turned into shambles after he married Gardner. When Sinatra met Mia Farrow years later, she was only 19 and a virgin. They got married in a flash! And although Sinatra’s longest-lasting marriage was with Barbara Sinatra (his last wife) he always held a special place for Nancy, his first love.
Martin Scorsese’s personal life is complex, not unlike the characters in his films. The filmmaker has been married five times. He married Laraine Marie Brennan in 1965, his love from university. They had a daughter together before parting ways a few years later. Scorsese married journalist Julia Cameron, with whom he had another daughter in 1976. This marriage also unraveled.
Enter Isabella Rossellini in 1979, and a three-year marriage filled with love and a shared passion for cinema. But even that wasn’t enough to eventually save the marriage. Scorsese fourth marriage was with Barbara De Fina, which lasted a good six years before fizzling out. He is currently married to Helen Morris and the two share a daughter together.
In 2015, Billy Joel (66) tied the knot with fiancée, Alexis Roderick, who was 33 years old. The couple exchanged vows during an annual July 4th gathering, surprising their family and friends. This is Joel's fourth marriage. The musician was previously married to Elizabeth Weber from 1973 to 1982, Christie Brinkley from 1985 to 1994, and Katie Lee from 2004 to 2010. Rumor has it that his ex-wives even provided inspiration for some of Joel's greatest hits.
He channeled the emotions from past and present relationships as songwriting material. Which ones? There are hidden references to his relationships in cult favorites such as “Piano Man,” “She’s Only A Woman,” and “Uptown Girl,” among others!
Melanie Griffith has long moved on from her three ex-husbands. But she has only wonderful things to say about Don Johnson, Steven Bauer, and Antonio Banderas. The Working Girl actor is still close with her ex-husbands. She and Johnson were briefly married in 1976, after which she tied the knot with Bauer in 1981. They had a child together before divorcing in 1989.
The two even reconciled in 1989 and welcomed their daughter Dakota that same year. But the relationship ended in 1996. That same year, Griffith found love with Banderas. After nearly twenty years together and raising their daughter, the pair separated in 2014.
The wonderful Geena Davis of “Thelma & Louise” fame has had several great loves over the course of her life. The actor was married four times. Each relationship was as impactful as the other. Her first marriage was to director Richard Emmolo from 1982 to 1983.
When that relationship turned sour, Davis fell in love with actor Jeff Goldblum. The pair were married from 1987 to 1990. Davis’ search for love soon led her to director Renny Harlin, whom she was married to for five years. Her most recent marriage was to surgeon Reza Jarrahy. The relationship lasted from 2001 to 2017.