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6 Famous People Who Are Hopeless Romantics For Choosing To Marry The Same Person More Than Once

Date April 10, 2018

Love is still the chief reason why people get married in the U.S. At 88%, it comes above companionship, child-bearing, and even financial security. Who would have thought!

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Why love is winning

If you find this hard to believe, you are not alone. There is good reason to believe that more people want to cohabit than get married. According to a Pew Research Center survey, the number of Americans living with an unmarried partner reached about 18 million in 2016.

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But don't be fooled by the numbers! As more people choose to cohabit, without the hassles of conforming to traditional marriage institutions, other non-traditional couples are choosing marriage.

Same-sex couples are signing the dotted lines. People of different ethnicity and races too. And it gets even more interesting when you fall in the number of people who are remarrying. As much as 64% of men who had been divorced or widowed were walking down the aisle for the second time.

Remarriage: Hollywood style

As with all things, Hollywood takes the lead when it comes to epic remarriages. If the rest of the world cares about what people might say, Hollywood does not. The world has seen some of its most fascinating marriage choices from our stars.

For instance, celebrities have been known to marry the same person 3 times! However, there is something to be learnt from our Hollywood stars and their willingness to give love a chance as many times as possible.

Here's a list of our favorite stars who have found their way to each other more than once:

1. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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These two got together on the set of Cleopatra while they were married to other people. They did not even bother to hide their affair. After failing at marriage the first time, they gave it a second try again. And Burton still continued to hold a candle for Taylor even after their second marriage failed.

2. Eminem and Kim Mathers

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Eminem and Kim got married as high school sweethearts and divorced two years later. Their second attempt did not last beyond 3 months, but it was worth the try.

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3. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

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Natalie Wood's death in 1981 remains a mystery, but while she lived, she married Robert Wagner twice. Perhaps, they would have made it work the second time round if she had lived.

4. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portugues

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Everyone's favorite action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme tried his hands at marriage with Portugues twice and the second time, they seemed to get it right because they are still together.

5. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon

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Anderson filed for divorce from Rick Salomon three times. The second time, she cancelled her petition for divorce a month after she filed it. But, it turns out, they were not lucky in love.

6. Marie Osmond and Steve Craig

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This is perhaps the sweetest reunion! 30 whole years after their first marriage failed, and 8 children later, Osmond decided to tie the knot again with her first husband. And they are still together!

Some good old relationship advice

Relationship advice can be as relative as the person who offers it, but what these Hollywood couples teach us is this: Love and marriage is sometimes worth fighting for.

There's a reason why time apart helps them come together again. Apparently, time apart from the tension of a strained relationship helps couples realize the basics of why they fell in love in the first place and why it failed to work the first or second time.

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That said, things don't always work out this way. A failed relationship, even with someone you love, may be beyond redemption. Salvaging it could be an exercise in futility.

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