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How Julia Roberts Married Lyle Lovett After Only A 3-Week Romance, And Why The Marriage Fell Apart

Date April 10, 2019

Before her picture-perfect marriage to Daniel Moder, Julia Roberts had several high-profile relationships with actors, including Matthew Perry, Liam Neeson, and Kiefer Sutherland (to whom she was engaged).

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But the Pretty Woman’s oddest relationship and marriage was to country singer Lyle Lovett.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How it started (and quickly ended)

Roberts met Lovett on the set of The Player (1992). They were friends at first, but, feeling lost and lonely after their previous relationships ended, the two started dating. After a three-week whirlwind romance, Roberts and Lovett tied the knot in June 1993.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Although friends and colleagues were skeptical about their union, Roberts was absolutely in love with Lovett. A few months after their wedding, she gushed to Barbara Walters about her new husband, calling him “just perfect” and “very good-looking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As many had predicted, the couple’s “happily ever after” didn’t last. In March 1995, after less than two years of marriage, Roberts and Lovett announced their separation and subsequently divorced. Both stated there were no hard feelings between them, and that their marriage fell apart because of work demands, as they barely saw each other.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Roberts’ fans still can’t get over her short-lived first marriage

Although the actress herself has stated she and Lovett separated amicably and remained friends, her fans wish they could forget her ill-fated first marriage. But it seems they can’t, as Twitter crowd keeps talking about it. Here are some of the tweets:

Anyway, the former lovers are happily married to other people now, and it looks like they got over each other.

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