Colombia is a country that has often gotten a bad rap, but it’s time to put those misconceptions behind us because it’s one of the best travel destinations in South America, and even the world. As the country has settled into a safer and more peaceful era, it’s become a place that’s worth visiting if you like to get some variety on your trips. With new high-end city offerings opening each day, you can stay in style or venture out into the heart of the jungle to feed your sense of adventure.
When it comes to city options, both Bogota and Medellin are reaching into the upper echelons of swanky hotel experiences. If you’re looking for an experience that’s both urban and green, you can try out a stay at the brand new villa, Patio Del Mundo, in Medellin. The small hotel sits smack in the middle of the city, but its grounds are covered in beautiful green gardens. Those who are more inclined to spend their free time relaxing at a spa might want to choose the capital of Bogota.
For both cities, there are a number of programs springing up that can connect you with locals who will not only give you the low-down on where to go for the best food and nightlife, but can also connect you with local figures, like journalists, who will help share the cultural context that Colombia now finds itself in given its newfound stability.
If you’re the kind of traveler who can’t fathom spending an entire trip in the city, have no fear! Colombia is partially covered with some of the world’s most incredible jungle, giving it a level of biodiversity that’s unheard of in many other parts of the world. Beginning this fall, Travelling Naturalist will release an itinerary that’s perfect for those looking to experience some of the most unique birds in the world.
What Happened To Your Favorite Celebrity Partners?
Celebrity marriages are a fickle beast. While some hop from relationship to relationship, others last decades. See where your favorite celebrity couples now and what they’ve been up to all this time!
Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune | Then
While at a golf tournament in Morocco, Connery met the love of his life, Micheline Roquebrune. He had been married previously to Diane Cilento, but their 11-year marriage did not last. Micheline had been married twice before, but that did not matter, and they wed in 1975. Both Sean and Micheline had children from previous marriages. Interestingly, Roquebrune had no idea who he was when they met in Morocco. She thought that he was just a handsome guy.
Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune | Now
42 years later, the couple is still happily married. She told The Daily Mail, “When I met Sean, I knew I was taking on the whole package. Everyone wants him, and I have to accept and understand that.” Connery has stated that he knows her so well that he once recognized her by only her feet. They were coming off separate flights, and while standing in line, he spotted her feet from under a partition.
Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen | Then
Robert Redford met Lola Van Wagenen while they both lived in the same apartment in 1957. A year later, she dropped out of college to marry him. They had four children together. Tragically, their eldest son, Scott, died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at two and a half months old. He was struggling with alcoholism when he met Lola and claims she helped save his life. Their marriage would end in divorce in 1985, but he holds no hard feelings.
Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen | Now
After their divorce, both parties landed on their feet. Lola married George Burrill in 2002. Redford would also remarry, wedding his longtime partner Sibylle Szaggars in 2009. They started seeing each other in the 1990s, and she eventually moved into his Utah home. Redford says that he and Van Wagenen remain close, which makes sense given their relationship with their three living children and grandchildren. He claims they went through “a lot of stuff together” but that he remained faithful.
Mark Harmon – Pam Dawber | Then
Both finding their feet in ’80s TV, Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber were familiar faces from their roles in St. Elsewhere and Mork and Mindy, respectively. Dawber played Mindy McConnell, the roommate-turned-wife of alien Mork (played by Robin Williams). However, it would be Harmon who swept Dawber off her feet in real life. After hitting it off around this time, Harmon and Dawber tied the knot in 1987. This begs the question – did this TV power couple stand the test of time?
Mark Harmon – Pam Dawber | Now
In the years following their marriage, Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber had two kids together – Sean Thomas, who was born in 1988, and Ty Christian who was born in 1992. Despite being TV regulars over the last 30 years, the couple is still going strong until this very day. Over the years, Harmon and Dawber have developed a reputation for being one of the most private couples in the whole of Hollywood. There is a chance that this high level of privacy is the reason that they’re still together.
Sean Penn – Madonna | Then
For four years in the 80s, two of the world’s biggest stars maintained a marriage. Sean Penn and Madonna were married on her birthday in August 1985 only six months after they met. The press coverage got so crazy that Penn spent 33 days of a 60-day sentence in jail for assaulting a photographer. They appeared together in Shanghai Surprise. Madonna dedicated her third album to Penn, calling him “the coolest guy in the universe” in the liner notes.
Sean Penn – Madonna | Now
Amid some marital tension, Madonna filed for divorce in 1987 but withdrew the papers. She filed them again two years later, ending their high profile marriage. Both Penn and Madonna went on to marry Hollywood stars. Penn married Robin Wright in 1991. They have two kids but divorced in 2010. Madonna married Guy Ritchie in 1998 but would see that marriage come to the same conclusion as her last. They divorced in 2008, with their two kids splitting time between residences.
Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart | Then
Harrison Ford might be one of the most private men in Hollywood, but he was unable to hide his relationship with the much-younger Calista Flockhart. They met at the 2002 Golden Globes, and they married in 2010 in Santa Fe where Ford was filming a movie. Ford had been married twice before and had two kids with each ex-wife. Flockhart adopted a son before meeting Ford, whom he has now adopted and raised as his own son.
Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart | Now
Fifteen years into their relationship and seven into their marriage, Calista and Harrison love their lives together. She stayed by his side as he recovered from his injuries from a plane crash. Ford is 22 years older than Flockhart, but age has never gotten in the way of their love or lives. She told Closer, “The truth is, I sometimes feel very much older than Harrison.” They are very committed to running their family and enjoying each others company.
Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison | Then
On December 20, 1983, Johnny Depp married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison. Like most of Depp’s relationships, the marriage did not last long. They divorced in 1985. At the time of his first wedding, Depp was only 20 years old. Allison helped Depp get his first major film role in Nightmare on Elm Street through her friend Nicholas Cage. Cage introduced Depp to the agent that helped land him the role. Not much has been heard from Allison until recently.
Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison | Now
Lori Anne Allison was back in the Johnny Depp-created spotlight this past year. Allison testified on Depp’s behalf during his divorce hearings with estranged wife, Amber Heard. Heard claimed that he was physically violent with her. Lori said that Johnny never got physical with her and would not even scream in anger at her. They remained friends through the years. She has described him as a “soft person.” In contrast, Heard sought a restraining order on her now ex-husband due to his violent streak.
Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan | Then
After his breakout role as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox embarked on a massive career of smash hits. As the lead on Family Ties, Fox met Tracy Pollan, his on-screen girlfriend. They married on July 16, 1988, in real life and had not looked back. Fox and Pollan have four kids: Sam, twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler, and Esme. Pollan told the People magazine that their marriage is “like dog years.”
Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan | Now
Now 29 years together, Pollan says that the key to their marriage is “giving each other the benefit of the doubt.” In 1991, Fox began showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Since his diagnosis, he is fortunate to have such a strong woman by his side. Even amidst his diagnosis, Fox continues to act. Pollan’s career has slowed, but has managed to make a few recent appearances, including a guest appearance in the short-lived Michael J. Fox Show.
Bruce Willis – Demi Moore | Then
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, two of the 80s biggest stars met at the premiere of Stakeout and embarked on a high profile romance. They officially tied the knot on November 21, 1987. Throughout their 13 year marriage, Moore and Willis had three children: Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. Rumer won the 20th season of Dancing With The Stars. Their 2000 divorce might have seemed sudden to the public, but was a long time coming. With independent careers, they spent too much time apart, which caused a rift.
Bruce Willis – Demi Moore | Now
Both Bruce and Demi were devastated by the divorce. Bruce said, “I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work.” After the divorce, they still kept a close relationship. Willis even attended Moore’s wedding to Ashton Kutcher. Moore returned the favor when Willis married Emma Heming in 2009. Willis has two young daughters with Heming: Mabel and Evelyn. Moore and Kutcher divorced in 2013 after eight years of marriage.
Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore | Then
When Mel Gibson met Robyn Moore, fame and fortune were not part of the equation. Gibson was just starting his acting career and had just finished filming Mad Max. Moore was a dental nurse that had fallen for an unknown actor on the brink of stardom. Before divorce ended their marriage in 2011 (although they had been separated for two years already), Moore and Gibson had seven children – a daughter, Hannah, and six sons (Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, and Thomas).
Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore | Now
The official divorce filing came after the revealing of photos of Gibson getting close on the beach with Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva. The divorce reportedly cost Gibson half of his $850 million net worth. It is one of the most expensive celebrity divorces ever. Grigorieva gave birth to his son in 2009 but filed a restraining order against him a year later. Gibson fathered a ninth child in 2017 with his girlfriend and former equestrian vaulter Rosalind Ross.
Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan | Then
In the 80s and 90s, it was impossible to see a romantic comedy hit without Meg Ryan starring in it. Ryan and Dennis Quaid fell in love while filming D.O.A. It was their second film together, and they married on February 14, 1991. Their son Jack was born a year later. The high profile pairing could not make it work in the end and divorced in 2001. Ryan claimed that Quaid was unfaithful for many years of their marriage.
Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan | Now
After their 2001 divorce, Quaid found himself another bride in Kimberly Buffington, a real estate agent from Texas. They wed at his Montana ranch in 2004 and gave birth to twins Thomas and Zoe in 2007. Buffington filed for divorce in 2012, and it became official in 2016. Ryan, on the other hand, has stayed away from the wedding bells. She has not remarried but adopted a daughter from China in 2006 named Daisy. She dated John Mellencamp but never received a ring from him.
Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith | Then
Pierce Brosnan probably never thought he would need to remarry after meeting Cassandra Harris. They wed in 1980, but Harris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in 1991. While in Mexico, Brosnan met Keely Shaye Smith, a journalist, and began a courtship. He married her in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in Ireland. Smith and Brosnan have two sons, Dylan and Paris. Sadly, Brosnan’s daughter Charlotte from his first marriage died of ovarian cancer (like her mother) in 2017.
Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith | Now
Understandably, it took Brosnan time to come to terms with his wife’s death. Keely helped him get through those tough years and was patient with him. She understands the heartbreak he dealt with. Brosnan only has the best things to say about Keely. He claims they don’t listen to music on road trips and just listen “to the sounds of each other’s voices,” giving them ample quality time. They appreciate the simple things, like sitting together and talking about their days.
Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva | Then
Before he became Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, he was just a college student in love with Cindy Silva. They started dating in March 1975 and married three years later. Fame certainly did not help their marriage. Costner has a reputation for being difficult to work with on set, which spilled over into their relationship. They had three children together before their 1994 divorce – Annie Clayton, Lily McCall, and Joseph Tedrick – ending 16 years of marriage in the middle of his acting prime.
Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva | Now
Their 1994 divorce signaled an end of the public life for Cindy Silva. Without her famous husband, she retreated back to private life. Kevin on the other hand would have a son out of wedlock with Bridget Rooney soon after his divorce. Ten years after his first marriage ended, Costner married his girlfriend Christine Baumgartner, a model and handbag designer. They have three kids together: Cayden, Hayes, and Grace. They are still happily married and happy taking care of their family.
Mark Hamill – Marilou York | Then
Luke Skywalker might not have any romantic interests in Star Wars, but Mark Hamill certainly did. He married Railou York in December 1978. York, a dental hygienist, and Hamill married in a private ceremony. Together, they have three children: Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea Elizabeth. Nathan was born right in the middle of production for The Empire Strikes Back, but Hamill was able to get away for his baby boy. Nathan made a cameo appearance in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Mark Hamill – Marilou York | Now
Although they could not have a proper honeymoon while he filmed The Empire Strikes Back, they have remained married for 39 years. York and their daughter Chelsea work together running Amazing Invisible Inc., the company responsible for Hamill’s business ventures. York has a Master’s degree in communication management and entertainment marketing from USC. Hamill is back doing what he does best – making Star Wars films. His next film, The Last Jedi, comes out in December 2017.
Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielson | Then
At the peak of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky fame, he married model Brigitte Nielsen. Stallone had been married previously to Sasha Czack and had two sons with her. Barely a year after his divorce from Czack, he married Nielsen. The relationship became a feeding frenzy for the press. That year (1985), Nielsen would play the role of Ivan Drago’s girlfriend in Rocky IV. Nielsen claims that he “begged” her to marry him. They divorced after only 19 months together.
Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielsen | Now
With the luxury of hindsight, both Brigitte and Sylvester realize that the marriage was a mistake. She claims that she thought it was too early for them to move towards a wedding but everyone said, “Who wouldn’t want to marry Rocky?” Stallone is now happily married to Jennifer Flavin, and they have three daughters – Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet. After marriages to Sebastian Copeland and Raoul Meyer, Nielsen settled down in 2006 with Mattia Dessi. They are still married today.
Michael York – Patricia McCallum | Then
In 1967, British actor Michael York was 25 when a pretty, young photographer was assigned to snap some shots of him. A year later, York married Patricia McCallum on his 26th birthday. The star of Logan’s Run and The Three Musketeers has kept McCallum by his side all this time. Younger audiences would best recognize York from his role as Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers trilogy. He has not appeared in anything new since 2014 because of an illness.
Michael York – Patricia McCallum | Now
The couple does not have any children together, but Patricia had a son, Rick, from a previous marriage. He is a producer for Star Wars and has collaborated on other films with George Lucas. York suffers from a rare blood disease called amyloidosis. In 2012, he underwent a stem cell transplant in the hope of alleviating the symptoms. Amyloidosis causes fatigue and swelling among other uncomfortable symptoms. Patricia has been there by his throughout all of his treatments and recovery.
William Shatner – Elizabeth Shatner | Then
His captain’s log includes plenty of marriages. William Shatner first got married in 1956 to Gloria Rand, only to divorce seven years later. His longest marriage would be to Marcy Lafferty for 23 years, but their 1973 marriage would come to an end in 1996. Shatner hoped three times would be a charm when he married Nerine Kidd a year later. Sadly, Shatner came home one day to find that Kidd had accidentally drowned in their swimming pool. In 2001, he gave marriage another shot with Elizabeth Martin.
William Shatner – Elizabeth Shatner | Now
16 years into his fourth marriage, Captain Kirk and Elizabeth are doing better than ever. She is 27 years younger than Shatner, which fits with his modus operandi of dating younger women. They became close when Elizabeth reached out after Nerine Kidd died as she had lost a husband suddenly. She helped him write the song “Together” on his album Has Been. Shatner, describing Elizabeth, said, “She’s understanding. She’s loving. She’s patient. She’s her own woman. She’s beautiful. She’s passionate.”
Tim Allen – Laura Deibel | Then
Years before marrying Laura Deibel, Tim Allen was in loads of trouble. In 1978, he was arrested with a large quantity of illicit substances and plead guilty to substance trafficking. He served over two years in prison and was released in 1981. He married Deibel in April 1984. Deibel filed for a legal separation in 1999 due to irreconcilable differences. Their divorce became official in 2003. They have one daughter together, Katherine, born in 1989. They agreed to share custody of Katherine during the divorce proceedings.
Tim Allen – Laura Deibel | Now
Since the 1999 separation and finalizing of the divorce in 2003, Laura Deibel has stayed out of the spotlight. Allen’s career is currently not nearly as explosive as it was in the 90s and early 2000s, but he continues to work and put out films. He married Jane Hajduk in 2006, and the couple is still married. Their daughter Elizabeth was born in March 2009. Hajduk and Allen appeared in three films together, Zoom, Joe Somebody, and The Shaggy Dog before their marriage.
Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley | Then
During his Army stint, Elvis met Priscilla in Friedberg, Germany. She was only 14 at the time, but Elvis visited her through the next six months. She would occasionally come for short visits in Hollywood. After seven plus years of dating, Elvis popped the question. They married in 1967 in a quick ceremony in his suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Priscilla would give birth to Lisa Marie in Memphis, Tennessee nine months to the day of their wedding.
Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley | Now
After Lisa Marie’s birth, things began to go downhill for the Presleys. Elvis had a history of relationships with his co-stars that he did not hide so well. He would rarely be home, leaving Priscilla to care for Lisa Marie alone. She admitted to starting an affair with her dance instructor at the time. They separated in 1972, finalizing a divorce in 1973. Elvis died four years later. Priscilla became an actress, appearing the three Naked Gun films.
Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor | Then
As part of the “frat pack” of the late nineties and early aughts, Ben Stiller made millions of people laugh uncontrollably. In 1999, Stiller was working on a pilot for Fox called Heat Vision and Jack. The show never aired, but Stiller met Christine Taylor while filming and they fell in love. They married in May 2000 at a ceremony in Hawaii. Taylor became a familiar face in many of his films. They have two children together.
Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor | Now
Stiller and Taylor have appeared in five projects together – Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2, and the TV show Arrested Development. Both continue to act but, unfortunately, they announced their separation in May 2017 after 17 years together as husband and wife. Stiller has two films coming out in 2017, The Meyerowitz Stories and Brad’s Status. Taylor’s most recent role was a villainous guest appearance in Elementary. We can only hope that they can figure out their problems and make it work.
Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler | Then
Alfonso Ribiero warmed himself to audiences as the nerdy cousin Carlton of Will Smith on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He met Robin Stapler on the set of In The House in 1999, his post-Fresh Prince show starring LL Cool J and Maia Campbell. They were inseparable following their first dinner date. Ribeiro and Stapler made it official and got married in 2002. Not long after their marriage, they welcomed their daughter Sienna Ribeiro into the family.
Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler | Now
Stapler and Ribeiro could not longer hold onto that claim of “inseparable” and divorced in August 2006. They have joint custody of Sienna and cited irreconcilable differences as the cause for divorce. Stapler stopped acting after giving birth to Sienna and has lived a normal life since the divorce. Ribeiro continued working, but without the same success he had on Fresh Prince. He married writer Angela Unkrich in October 2012. They have two sons: Alfonso Jr. and Anders.
Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Then
Before she became an actress, Jenna Dewan was a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, as well as Pink and Christina Aguilera. Dewan met Channing Tatum on the set of Step Up. The two on-screen lovebirds started a relationship of their own and began dating after filming concluded. Tatum proposed to Dewan in September 2008, and they married in a ceremony at the Church Estates Vineyard in Malibu, California. Jenna gave birth to their daughter Everly in 2013.
Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Now
Marriage and a child have not slowed the couple down. Jenna has appeared in a handful of television shows, including 13 episodes in a recurring role on Supergirl. She raises her daughter as a vegetarian but will let her eat what she wants when she is older. Tatum has told reporters that Jenna “keeps us all sane. Jenna puts everything in perspective for me, always. I’ll find myself spinning out or angry or whatever or even happy and she always somehow ends up righting the ship.”
Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward | Then
While filming The Long, Hot Summer in 1953, Paul Newman met Joanne Woodward. The only problem was that he was married to Jackie Witte at the time. They divorced in 1958, and he soon married Woodward. Unlike most Hollywood stars, they chose to raise their family in Westport, Connecticut. They had three daughters, Elinor Teresa, Melissa Stewart, and Claire Olivia. Newman was always lauded for his devotion to Woodward and his girls. They were married for 50 years.
Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward | Now
Whatever they did to keep their relationship going certainly worked. They were married for 50 years until Newman’s death in 2008. When asked about his fidelity, Newman commented, “Why go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?” Newman and Woodward appeared in ten films together throughout their respective careers. Woodward is in the midst of a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Their daughters initially thought she was just depressed over Paul’s death but realized it was much more serious.
Chris Hemsworth – Elsa Pataky | Then
Elsa Pataky got her start on screen in her native country of Spain. After breaking up with actor Adrien Brody, Pataky began dating Chris Hemsworth. They were introduced through mutual representatives. They wed during Christmas time in 2010. Since tying the knot, Pataky and Hemsworth have had three children. India Rose was born in 2012 and Pataky gave birth to twin sons, Tristan and Sasha, in 2014. Pataky and Hemsworth started dating before he entered the Marvel universe and became an Avenger.
Chris Hemsworth – Elsa Pataky | Now
Hemsworth’s career took off after their wedding. He starred in two Thor films, as well as other Marvel films with the Avengers. Pataky has also seen an uptick in her career. She gained recognition for her role as Elena Neves in the four most recent Fast and the Furious films. She acted with Hemsworth as the stand-in for Natalie Portman in Thor: The Dark World. Since he no longer needs to live in the U.S. to receive work, the family relocated to Australia.
Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky | Then
Radio bad boy Howard Stern was married once before but decided to give it another try in 2007. Stern started dating Beth Ostrovsky in 2000, and he proposed to her in 2007. Naturally, he announced the engagement on the air during one of his radio shows. Their wedding took place at Le Cirque, a New York City restaurant, in 2008. Ostrosky started her career as a model, eventually moving into acting during the mid-90s. She had her name legally changed to Stern after the wedding.
Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky | Now
The Sterns are still married and going about their lives together. They do not have any children together, but Howard has three children from his first marriage to Alison Berns. Perhaps the key to his new marriage is not children, but cats. Beth and Howard have adopted six cats instead of children. Howard stays busy with his daily talk show on SiriusXM. Beth has worked in writing, publishing multiple books; one children’s book, and an advice book.
Warren Beatty – Annette Bening | Then
Before he met Annette Bening, Warren Beatty was one of the most notorious ladykillers in Hollywood. Carly Simon wrote a verse in “You’re So Vain” about Beatty after their relationship. Bening helped bring him down to earth. Beatty said about their first date, “I remember losing interest in the garlic chicken I was eating within 20 seconds. And the garlic chicken had been very good.” Bening and Beatty started dating in 1991, and she officially took him off the market in 1992.
Warren Beatty – Annette Bening | Now
Beatty told Bugsy director Barry Levinson that he was going to marry her during the audition period. Levinson thought he was just excited to work with her. They announced the relationship after filming, starting a media frenzy when they announced that Bening was pregnant. A son Stephen was followed by Benjamin, Isabel, and Ella. Beatty claims that he was not avoiding marriage, but rather “trying to avoid divorce. I had no doubt when I met Annette that it was time to get married.”
Michael Jordan – Yvette Prieto Jordan | Then
The greatest basketball player of all time married Juanita Vanoy in 1989, but their marriage would not last, ending in divorce in 2006. She received $168 million in the divorce settlement, the largest celebrity divorce settlement at the time. Two years later he started dating Yvette Prieto. Jordan’s children had all graduated high school by the time Jordan married Prieto in 2013. They wed at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Usher and Robin Thicke sang at the lavish reception.
Michael Jordan – Yvette Prieto | Now
In addition to Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine – his three kids with Juanita – Michael and Yvette welcomed twin girls into the world in 2014, Ysabel and Victoria. She has put her modeling career on hold to take care of the young girls at their home in Florida. Jordan works as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He can be seen court side at most games. Jordan is third richest African-American in the world behind Robert Johnson (who he bought the team from) and Robert F. Smith.
John Travolta – Kelly Preston | Then
Since 1991, John Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston. They met on the set of The Experts in 1989 and have not looked back since. They had three children: Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin. It certainly has not been easy for them though. Jett died tragically while on Christmas vacation in the Bahamas. Fortunately, they had each other to help get through the tough times and keep their marriage together and keep their family moving forward.
John Travolta – Kelly Preston | Now
Now married for over 25 years, Travolta and Preston do everything they can to keep their marriage fresh. They regularly attend therapy as a way to breathe life into their relationship. Preston claims that Travolta is too easy on their kids. They always come to her first, and when she says no, they can expect John to say yes. Their youngest daughter has chosen to follow in their footsteps and become an actress, appearing in Old Dogs with her parents.
Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman | Then
Dustin Hoffman took a shot at marriage with Anne Byrne in 1969 but found it to be much more difficult than expected. Hoffman had adopted Byrne’s daughter Karina, and they had a daughter Jenna together, but it was not enough to keep the marriage from falling apart. They divorced in 1980, and he married Lisa Gottsegen that October. Lisa and Dustin have four children together – Jacob Edward, Rebecca Lillian, Alexandra Lydia, and Maxwell Geoffrey. Things are going well for Hoffman on round two.
Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman | Now
Lisa and Dustin’s relationship has been going strong for 37 years and has not shown signs of slowing down. Between their four grown children and two grandchildren, they could not be happier with how things turned out. They try to do the most difficult thing in Hollywood: keep their private lives private. Occasionally, the couple will step out together, but they keep their family close to the vest. Hoffman was treated for cancer in 2013 with Lisa by his side into remission.
Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson | Then
Clint Eastwood met Maggie Johnson on a blind date in Los Angeles in 1953. At the time, Clint was in a serious relationship with another girl in Seattle. Before they announced their engagement, Eastwood’s other lady had given birth to their child and put their daughter up for adoption. Their relationship was marred with infidelity. Others believed their marriage to be open. According to his biographer, “he thought that they were too young, not well enough established.”
Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson | Now
During their marriage, they had two children together – Kyle and Alison Eastwood. In the mid-60s, they tried to reconcile and start a family, but it seemed that they had too many hurdles to pass. Johnson filed for a separation in 1978, and a divorce in 1984. She reportedly received a cash payment between $25 and $30 million for a settlement. Clint kept his daughter with stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis a secret for 25 years until the National Enquirer broke the story in 1989.
Bruce Springsteen – Juliana Phillips | Then
Bruce Springsteen was one of the biggest rock stars in the world when he met Julianne Philips in 1984. A year later they married, but things would not go so well. Between their opposite backgrounds and his extensive touring, the relationship suffered. Many of the songs on his album Tunnel of Love described his unhappiness with the marriage. It did not help that Springsteen was in love with another woman. Philips and Springsteen separated in 1988 and divorced in 1989.
Bruce Springsteen – Juliana Phillips | Now
Springsteen had met Patti Scialfa in the early 1980s, and he asked her to join the E Street Band for the Born in the USA tour. The only thing stopping their relationship from the beginning was Phillips. Springsteen married Scialfa in 1991. Phillips’s career stalled in the 90s after her hit show Sisters and she has not acted since 1997. She lives in Los Angeles. Springsteen is still touring with Scialfa by his side, selling out stadiums around the world.
Jeremy Irons – Sinéad Cusack | Then
When his first marriage to Julie Hallam in 1969 did not work out, Jeremy Irons jumped shipped after barely a year. Irons got back into the wedding game a decade later. He married Sinead Cusack, and it turned his world around. Irons has been married to the Irish actress since 1978 and made a wonderful life together. Their son Sam is an established photographer, and their son Max is an actor like his parents. Both boys have appeared in movies with their dad.
Jeremy Irons – Sinéad Cusack | Now
Almost 40 years later, Sinead and Jeremy live a happy life together. Sinead has been nominated for two Tony awards – one for Much Ado About Nothing in 1985 and one for Rock ‘n’ Roll in 2007. Irons recently joined the DC Comics films universe as Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s butler. The classically trained actor has appeared in numerous films as well as dozens of stage productions. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in The Real Thing in 1984.
Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa | Then
Gene Hackman has had two long term marriages in his life. First, he married Faye Maltese in 1956. Their relationship lasted 30 years before ending in divorce in 1986. They have three children – Christopher Allen, Elizabeth Jean, and Lessie Anne. Soon after his divorce, he met Betsy Arakawa. She is a classical pianist from Hawaii, and they fell in love while he was still married to Maltese. After dating for seven years, they decided a wedding was in order and married in 1991.
Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa | Now
26 years later, Hackman and Arakawa are living happily ever after and reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unfortunately for fans of the prominent actor, he retired from acting in 2004. Hackman does still work, but not in the film industry. He began writing in the early 2000s and has published multiple novels. Betsy is more than willing to enjoy her husband’s company in retirement. It must be nice to be married to a two time Oscar winner.
Mario Lopez – Ali Landry | Then
Starting in the late 90s, Saved By The Bell star Mario Lopez dated Ali Landry. They met when she was a contestant in Miss Teen USA, and he was the show’s host. They started a six-year courtship which turned into an engagement and marriage in 2004. The wedding took place at Las Alamandas resort in Mexico. As far as quick marriages go, this was one of the quickest. The marriage was annulled just two weeks later.
Mario Lopez – Ali Landry | Now
The two-week marriage came to an end because Landry found out some juicy and unfortunate news about Mario’s bachelor party. Mario had been unfaithful to her during the party, and when Landry found out, she ended the marriage. Lopez also claims that he was not in love with her. After that failed marriage, Mario is now married to Courtney Mazza, and has two children with her. Landry married Alejandro Monteverde in 2006 and had three children with him.
Tom Brady – Gisele Bündchen | Then
Near the time that Tom Brady’s ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan became pregnant with their child, the couple ended their relationship. Brady started dating Gisele Bundchen in December after being set up on a blind date. Three years later they married in Santa Monica. The NFL star and Brazilian supermodel have two children – Benjamin Rein and Vivian Lake. The handsome couple can be spotted at events throughout the world, enjoying their eight years of marriage with one another.
Tom Brady – Gisele Bündchen | Now
Tom and Gisele both continue to succeed in their work. Tom Brady just won his fifth Super Bowl, and Gisele is active with philanthropy, the environment, and of course modeling. They were deemed the highest paid celebrity couple in 2011, ahead of Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt, and also Jay-Z and Beyonce. Brady and Bündchen are health freaks, eating a very strict diet. Their home uses solar energy and low energy consumption lighting systems. They live in Brookline, one of the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts.
Denzel Washington – Pauletta Washington | Then
As devoted as he is to Christianity, Denzel Washington has dedicated even more of himself to Pauletta Pearson. While working on the television film Wilma, his first film work, Denzel met Pauletta while on set. They married on June 25, 1983. Denzel would receive his first Academy Award five years later for Cry Freedom. Two years after that, he would etch his name into film history by taking home his first Oscar. Pauletta was always there to cheer him on.
Dezel Washington – Pauletta Washington | Now
Nearly 35 years later, Pauletta continues to put up with Denzel. She gave birth to their first child in 1984, John David. Katia followed two years later, and twins Olivia and Malcolm were born in 1991. Fordham University honored Denzel with an honorary doctorate in 1991. 20 years later he donated $2 million to the school’s theater department. Denzel only has great things to say about the way Pauletta takes care of their family. He says that she does “the heavy lifting.”
Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight | Then
Ladies of the 60s, 70s, and 80s certainly had to look out for Jack Nicholson. He was one of the biggest playboys of his era. It might surprise many to know that he was even married at all. From June 17, 1962, to August 8, 1968, Jack Nicholson was married to Sandra Knight. She is an actress and painter that appeared mainly in low-budget films. They have one daughter together named Jennifer. Jack’s career would begin to take off the next year after his appearance in Easy Rider.
Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight | Now
The six-year marriage came to an end in 1968, but they do not hold hard feelings towards each other. Sandra said about Jack, “The real Jack is a loving, caring, giving person. We had a very beautiful, sweet marriage.” Just because marriage is not for him does not mean he has no heart. Jack was apparently devastated when Sandra and Jennifer moved away. His biographer said, “Marriage was a hot stove. He touched it, got burned and never did it again.”
Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Lynton | Then
Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the most respected actors in all of Hollywood. Before moving to the United States in the 70s, Hopkins was married to Petronella Barker. The marriage collapsed in 1972. A year later, he met Jennifer Lynton, who helped save his life from alcoholism. He has been sober since Christmas 1975, in large part thanks to the support of Lynton. She was a production assistant, but even though he lived in Los Angeles, she had no interest in living out there.
Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Leyton | Now
With distance becoming a problem, they divorced in 2002. He openly admits that he is not good with relationships. They had separated a handful of years prior, having drifted apart years prior. Although they were married for so long, they never had any children. He was rumored to have a few different girlfriends towards the end of their marriage. She has maintained a private life following the divorce. He remarried just a year later in 2003 to Stella Arroyave.
Hank Azaria – Helen Hunt | Then
While some might recognize Hank Azaria from his films, he is best “recognized” for providing the voices of numerous characters from The Simpsons. He began dating actress Helen Hunt in 1994. The couple decided to give marriage a go in 1999. They wed at their home in California on July 17, 1999. After only a year, Azaria moved out of their house. Six months of separation later, Hunt filed for divorce; a mere 17 months later they said: “I do.”
Hank Azaria – Helen Hunt | Now
Hunt seems to have decided that one failed marriage was plenty. She has been dating longtime partner Matthew Carnahan since 2001. They have a 13-year-old daughter named Makena. Azaria met actress Katie Wright in 2007, and they married later. Their son Hal was born in 2009. Azaria recently popped in the IFC series Brockmire as a washed up play-by-play announcer. Hunt has stepped back from acting even though she is not far removed from winning an Academy Award, as well as four Emmy Awards.
Dog The Bounty Hunter – Beth Chapman | Then
Duane Chapman is better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter from his television series, which ran for eight seasons. Most of his marriages did not last that long. Dog’s marriage to La Fonda Sue Honeycut lasted only five years. His second marriage to Anne Tegnal was even shorter, at three years. Chapman married Lyssa Rae Brittain in 1982 in his longest marriage – 9 years. He had another a two-year marriage after, but finally tied the knot with Beth Barnmore in 2006.
Dog The Bounty Hunter – Beth Chapman | Now
Beth and Dog first met in 1986. She was 19, and they had an on and off relationship for years throughout his other marriages. They moved in together in 1995 and married 11 years later. Beth was a big part of his show on A&E, along with his two sons and daughter. Through rumors of a separation, Dog and Beth have stayed together. Beth runs their bail bonds office and occasionally goes bounty hunting with her husband.
Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker | Then
When Michael Douglas was 32, he married 19-year-old Diandra Luker. She is the daughter of an Austrian diplomat. Their son Cameron was born in 1978, but the relationship was doomed from the start. Diandra filed for divorce in 1995 and received $45 million from the settlement. Douglas told The Mirror, “I know I’m going to get into trouble here…But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.” That must have been a tough pill to swallow.
Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker | Now
Michael Douglas began dating actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1999 and the power couple married in 2000. Similarly to Luker, Zeta-Jones is much younger than Douglas. They have two kids, Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta. They separated for some time in 2013, but have been working to reconcile. After her marriage ended, Diandra maintained a low profile. “I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve never turned my private life into show business,” she said to the Daily Mail.
Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson | Then
Burt Reynolds has a thing for actresses. His first shot at marrying an actress was with Judy Carne. They would only last two years before divorcing in 1965. His next attempt would be with Loni Anderson, the actress who played Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. The dashing couple would not last much longer. They married in 1988 but would divorce in 1993. Together, they adopted a son, Quinton. Quinton is Burt Reynolds’ only child from his marriages and relationships.
Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson | Now
If there’s one thing kids do not do enough is listen to their mothers. Reynolds’ mother objected to his marriage to Anderson, but he did not listen. Decades later, he told People magazine, ” I should have known that you don’t marry an actress. That was a really dumb move on my part.” Anderson was apparently quite expensive. She told him that she had to “dress like a star,” which included maxing out her $45,000 American Express card in half an hour.
Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston | Then
When Jeff Bridges was working on the film Rancho Deluxe, he probably never expected to meet his soulmate. Susan Geston was working as a waitress on the ranch that they filmed, and he needed to take her out. Out they went, and 40 years later they are still married. Interestingly enough, Susan had been in a car accident and had two black eyes when they met. She initially turned him down, but he did not give up.
Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston | Now
It is a good thing that Susan relented to Jeff’s multiple attempts. They have three daughters – Annie, Jessica, and Isabelle – and even one granddaughter, Grace. Bridges told the Huffington Post that “I’ve always thought that my wife should have a credit up alongside mine because I couldn’t do what I do without her support.” He makes sure to nurture their relationship every day to ensure their happiness and the continuing of their love. Wise words from The Dude.
Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren | Then
In 2003, Tiger was the biggest name in golf. He was introduced to Elin Nordegren through Jesper Parnevik, another golfer. Elin had been working for Jesper as an au pair. They married in a huge wedding in Barbados on October 5, 2004. Darius Rucker, of Hootie and the Blowfish fame (and a friend of Tiger’s), played as part of the house band. Their first child, Sam, was born in 2007 and was joined by a brother, Charlie, in 2009.
Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren | Now
Before Thanksgiving 2009, the National Enquirer claimed that Tiger had an affair with a night club manager named Rachel Uchitel. Two days later, Woods had collided his car into a fire hydrant and tree. It was reported Elin chased him out of the house after confronting him about his infidelities. Slowly, more girls came out saying they had affairs with Tiger too. Elin and Tiger divorced in August 2010. They now get along well, working together to raise their children.
Michael Caine – Shakira Caine | Then
Michael Caine was married from 1955 to 1962 to Patricia Haines, but the greatest relationship of his life is his marriage to Shakira Baksh. He saw her in a Maxwell House commercial and asked a friend for her number. Caine called Baksh every day for ten days until she gave in and decided to go on a date with him. They have a daughter together, Natasha. Caine also has a daughter from his marriage to Haines named Dominique.
Michael Caine – Shakira Caine | Now
Michael and Shakira are happily married 44 years later. Baksh is a Muslim and Caine is a Christian, but he claims that their religions have never caused a problem, that “no questions or issues ever come up.” Caine’s secret to marriage is “two bathrooms.” He says, “You never want to share a bathroom with a woman or you end up with a little corner.” It seems like some simple yet sage advice from a man with plenty of experience.
Steven Seagal – Kelly Le Brock | Then
Steven Seagal has had an interesting history with marriage. He married his first wife Miyako Fujitani while living in Japan. He met Kelly LeBrock when he moved back to the United States. The affair led to his divorce from Fujitani, but he married actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984. That marriage was annulled later that year because of concerns over the finalization of his divorce. Le Brock and Seagal married in 1987 a couple of months after the birth of their daughter Annaliza.
Steven Seagal – Kelly Le Brock | Now
Although Seagal had told his friends that she was the one, his marriage to Le Brock did not last. She filed for divorce in 1994 citing irreconcilable differences. It later was revealed that he had been cheating on Kelly with their nanny. The divorce came only a year after the birth of their daughter Arissa. They also had a son Dominic born in 1990. Seagal is now married to Erdenetuya Batsukh, a dancer from Mongolia.
Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott | Then
In 1976, Robert De Niro married Diahnne Abbott. She appeared briefly with him in Taxi Driver. They had one biological child together, Raphael. De Niro also adopted Diahnne’s daughter Drena from her previous marriage. The union would only last so long, and they divorced in 1988.
Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott | Now
After their divorce in 1988, Abbott has kept herself out of the public eye. She has not appeared in a film since 2002, with the majority of her working coming in the 1970s and 1980s. De Niro had a long relationship with Toukie Smith afterward. They had twin sons born in 1995 via in vitro fertilization and a surrogate mother. He would remarry in 1997 to Grace Hightower. The two are still married today and have two children.