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Janet Leigh Endured Three Failed Marriages Until She Met Robert Brandt, Who Was With Her For 43 Blissful Years Till Her Demise

Date October 9, 2019 16:36

Like most women in Hollywood, Janet Leigh has her fair share of failed marriages. However, her streak of bad luck came to an end when she met Robert Brandt.

Janet didn’t have happy marriages

The Hollywood icon started her journey into the marital world at quite a young age. At 15, Janet eloped to be with John Kenneth Carlisle. They got married on August 21, 1942, but their union was annulled four months later.

Three years later, she married Stanley Harold Reames, but that also didn’t last.

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When Leigh married actor Tony Curtis in June 1951, the whole world believed she had reached her final destination.

The duo welcomed two beautiful daughters, Kelly and Jamie Lee. Unfortunately, the highly publicized union came to an end after 11 years.

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All of Janet’s three attempts at finding eternal poorly ended, leaving her unhappy.

The one who changed it all

Janet’s strong of distraught lovers came to an end when she met Robert Brandt. While still picking up the pieces of her life after the divorce from Tony Curtis, she honored an invite from Dean Martin’s wife to play tennis at their home.

Unknown to her, it was a blind date set up by her friends. There, she met Robert Brandt, a 35-year-old successful stockbroker with charming looks. In an instant, Janet was smitten by him.

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After the match, he took the actress to her home on his motorcycle and invited her to dinner the next day. Afterward, the pair became inseparable and embarked on a journey of knowing each other.

By July, Jamie introduced her daughters to Robert and three months after Brandt popped the question when they were painting a redwood bench.

At the time, Robert and Janet had only known each other for six months. Janet was initially worried that she agreed to marry him so early, but it turned out to be the best decision she ever made.

They were married for 43 beautiful years until Janet’s demise in 2004.

Janet’s secret to a happy marriage

Being married for more than four decades is no easy feat, but Janet and Robert made it look like a walk in the park.

Talking about the secret to their long-lasting union, the ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star said:

“The one big secret to our enduring marriage is establishing priorities. My husband and children have always come before my career.”

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Janet’s story is proof that giving up on love is not an option, regardless of the pain suffered in the past.