There’s no denying how much the world adores Marilyn Monroe still. But who were the great loves of her life? Monroe was married thrice. Her first marriage was to her neighbor, Jim Dougherty, from 1942 to 1946. She next tied the knot with baseball player Joe DiMaggio from 1954 to 1955. Her third marriage was to playwright Arthur Miller from 1956 to 1961. She never had any children.
What’s more, Monroe famously maintained close relationships with her ex-husbands and their families. The actor never vilified her ex-husbands. She was frequently in touch through phone calls, especially on special occasions like holidays and birthdays.
William Shatner once said that loneliness is endemic to the human condition. Some people rely on God, he said. The actor envied such people for their conviction and faith. Shatner seemed to live his truth, especially in his relationships. Throughout his life, Shatner has found and lost love.
He has been married to four women: Gloria Rand, Marcy Lafferty, Nerine Kidd, and Elizabeth Anderson Martin. All his marriages have ended, and he has nothing but love for each of his ex-wives. Shatner admitted he wasn’t good at being married. And many times, he and his wives grew apart when life hit them with curve balls.
Muhammad Ali might be known for his prowess in the ring, but he’s also had intense encounters outside it, particularly in his many marriages. Ali was married four times. His first marriage was in 1964 to Sonji Roi. The relationship fizzled out in under a year. Roi accused Ali of coercing her into adopting Muslim attire and customs. In 1967, Ali found love once again with Belinda Boyd, who later embraced Islam and changed her name to Khalilah Camacho-Ali.
It was a significant year for Ali, also because he refused to be drafted into the Army. Khalilah, a young bride at 17 years old, stood by his side. Their relationship came to an end in 1976. Ali then married Veronica Porsche in 1977. Ali's final marriage, which endured from 1986 until his passing in 2016, was with Yolanda Williams.
Rod Stewart has been happily married to Penny Lancaster since 2007. The couple are proud parents of two children. While their relationship has endured for over two decades, it hasn’t always been hunky-dory. Things got so bad that Lancaster even walked out on him at some point.
But they’ve broken up, reconciled, and managed to work things out despite everything. Stewart even sings about the experience in his album “Time.” The musician has been married twice before. His first marriage was to Alana Stewart from 1979 to 1984. His second marriage was to model Rachel Hunter from 1990 to 2006.
A love story against all odds - Marie Osmond and Steve Craig rediscovered each other after a 25-year separation. The TV presenter says the reunion has brought her immeasurable joy. The couple had initially tied the knot in 1982 when Marie was just 22 years old. But their relationship ran into troubled waters, leading to a divorce in 1985. Osmond promptly moved on.
She married actor Brian Blosil in 1986, a marriage that lasted over two decades. This too, wasn’t her happy ending. When the relationship ended in 2007, Osmond admitted she might have rushed into it headlong. She declared she would never marry again, and yet fate brought her back to her first love. Craig and Osmond got their second chance, even if it was a quarter century later!