Second Time’s A Charm? Celebs Who Divorced And Got Right Back Together

January 10, 2013  |  
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Love and relationships are crazy things. Sometimes relationships fail, but that definitely doesn’t mean that the love is gone. In fact, there are plenty of Hollywood A-listers who have broken up with a significant other and tried another shot at their relationship, in some cases even after being divorced. A few even married again and suffered the same fate twice. Here are 14 of those pairs.

Richard Pryor and Flynn Belaine

Richard Pryor and Flynn Belaine were first married in 1986. During this time the couple had two children, but abruptly divorced in 1987. A few years later, the pair got back together again, remarried, but re-divorced a year later in 1991.

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NeNe and Gregg Leakes

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes was married to Gregg Leakes for 15 years, dating back to 1997. Once the two were featured on the reality TV show, NeNe decided to take her own path in life and make her own money. With her stepping out of Gregg’s shadow, NeNe felt like Gregg was slipping in his role as husband, and decided to divorce him in 2011. After the divorce, Gregg changed his ways and the two are now engaged as of New Year’s Eve.


Eminem and Kim Mathers

If you’ve ever listened to a song by Em, you know just how the relationship with his ex-wife, Kim Scott-Mathers, turned out. Eminem and Kim were highschool sweethearts and had their first wedding in 1999, but the relationship only lasted until 2000. The two tried to rekindle their relationship in 2006 and were remarried, but filed for divorce that same year.


Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Elizabeth Taylor was married a total of eight times, but two of those times were marriages to Richard Burton. The couple were first married in 1964 and kept that status until 1974. Just 16 months after their divorce, the two remarried, and then divorced a year or so later.

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Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson were a hot item — twice. The couple first married when Melanie was just 18, in 1981. After calling it quits and spending eight years apart, the two were married again in 1989, but the marriage only lasted until 1996.

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Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler

Model Shanna Moakler famously married Travis Barker of Blink 182 in October 2004 but Travis filed for divorce in August 2006. In 2009 after Travis was in a plane crash, the couple tried to make it work once more, but things didn’t last.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood

Teen star Natalie Wood engaged vows with Robert Wagner two times. Natalie and Robert’s first marriage lasted for five years. After their 1962 divorce, Natalie remarried another man, but divorced him in 1972. That same year Natalie and Robert re-ignited their flame and were married until 1981, when Natalie mysteriously died.


Sean Penn and Robin Wright

Sean Penn and Robin Wright were first married in 1996 after having two children together. The couple were strong and steady until December 2007 when the two filed for divorce. After separating, the couple tried to get back together, but without success.

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Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil

We all knew this couple was trouble from the start, but against popular opinion, Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil married in May 2007. In January 2009, Amy filed for divorce after realizing just how detrimental her marriage was. But, after Blake was out of rehab, the couple got back together, but only for a few months until they split for good.


Marie Osmond and Stephen Craig

Marie Osmond first married basketball player Stephen Craig in 1982. During this time the couple had a son, but divorced in 1985. Soon after their divorce, the couple reconnected and were married at the Mormon Temple in Las Vegas. Today they have seven kids and hopefully everlasting love.

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Pink and Carey Hart

Pink and now husband Carey Hart were off to a rough start after their first marriage in 2006. The two split in 2008 but got back together in 2009 and decided to give marriage a second try. Today they’re still together and are parents to their first daughter, Willow Sage.


James and Lynne Spears

Though she’s definitely not as famous as her daughter Britney, Lynne Spears is much like many others on the list. She first married James Spears in 1975 but the couple divorced in 2002. Come 2010, the couple decided to give it another go and are currently happily remarried.

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Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee seem to be on and off lifetime partners. The couple was first married in 1995, but divorced in 1998. They got back together in 1999, but split again in 2001, after having two sons together.

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Larry King and Alen Akins

Larry King first married Playboy bunny Alene Akins in 1961. The marriage lasted until 1963 when the two divorced. After the divorce, Larry met, date, and married Mickey Stuphin, but divorced her in 1967. That same year, Larry and Alene opted to give their love another go, but the marriage only lasted four years. In 1967 the couple was divorced again.

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