On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced in 1985

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 2 Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood (37) weds British model Jo Karslake(29) in Gerrards Cross, England; divorce in 2009

Billy Joel

Mar 23 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (34) weds American supermodel Christie Brinkley (31), on a yacht moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty; divorce in 1994

Bruce Springsteen

May 13 American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (35) weds American actress Julianne Phillips (25) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon; divorce in 1989

Merle Haggard

Jun 1 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret; divorce in 1991

Robin Gibb

Jul 31 Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

Wedding of Interest

Aug 16 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday


Divorces in Music

Janet Jackson

Jan 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married