On This Day

Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1997

Weddings in Film & TV

Václav Havel

Jan 4 Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Jan 4 "Smothers Brothers" actor-singer Dick Smothers (58) weds Denby Franklin (47) in Las Vegas

Paula Abdul

Feb 2 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Jennifer Lopez

Feb 22 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home

  • Mar 29 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna

Alan Greenspan

Apr 6 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Wedding of Interest

Apr 19 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

Chris O'Donnell

Apr 19 Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

Max Von Sydow

Apr 30 Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

  • May 3 "Port Charles" soap opera actor Jon Lindstrom (39) weds "The Young and The Restless" actress Eileen Davidson (38) in Cambria, California

Dwayne Johnson

May 3 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)

  • May 6 "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School

Wedding of Interest

May 19 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

Snoop Dogg

Jun 12 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

Robert De Niro

Jun 17 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

Colin Firth

Jun 21 British "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy; divorce 2019

  • Jul 4 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (34) weds model-actress Nikki Schieler (26) in Beverly Hills, California

Bill Murray

Jul 4 Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30); divorce in 2008

Wedding of Interest

Jul 26 Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

Kelsey Grammer

Aug 2 "Frasier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

Larry King

Sep 5 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

Felicity Huffman

Sep 6 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado

  • Sep 20 "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada (48) weds Nanette Mirkovich
  • Sep 27 "The Cosby Show" actress Erika Alexander (28) weds screenwriter Tony Puryear (40) on outdoor ceremony in Malibu

Hilary Swank

Sep 28 Actor Chad Lowe (29) weds actress Hilary Swank (23)

  • Oct 4 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • Oct 11 "Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church
  • Oct 12 "Malcolm X" actress Angela Bassett (39) weds actor Courtney B. Vance (38) in Los Angeles

William Shatner

Nov 15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California; widowed in 1999

  • Nov 22 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

Peter Jennings

Dec 6 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

Milla Jovovich

Dec 14 French film director Luc Besson (38) marries Russian-American actress Milla Jovovich (22); divorce in 1999

Woody Allen

Dec 23 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

  • Dec 25 Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria

Robert Carlyle

Dec 28 Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland

Cate Blanchett

Dec 29 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

Wedding of Interest

Dec 31 American rapper and actor "The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (31) weds actress Jada Pinkett (26) in Baltimore, Maryland

Helen Mirren

Dec 31 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (52) weds The Devil's Advocate director Taylor Hackford (53) at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands


Divorces in Film & TV

Charlie Sheen

Jan 27 "Wall Street" actor Charlie Sheen (31) divorces model Donna Peele after nearly 5 months of marriage

Divorce of Interest

Jun 24 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

Jim Carrey

Jun 25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage