Musicians Married and Divorced in 1996

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 27 "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware

Prince Rogers Nelson

Feb 14 American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis; divorce in 1999

  • Apr 16 Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
  • May 25 Actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds actor-singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 27 "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jun 8 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • Jun 16 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • Sep 4 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Sep 7 Czech model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds American "Bon Jovi" drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey; divorce in 1998
  • Sep 23 Oscar-nominated actor of "The Buddy Holly Story" Gary Busey (52) weds former stuntwoman from Dallas Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

Wedding of Interest

Oct 6 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds American country singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Paula Abdul

Oct 25 Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Michael Jackson

Nov 14 King of Pop Michael Jackson (38) weds Debbie Rowe (38) in Sydney, Australia

  • Nov 16 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville

Lionel Richie

Dec 21 American pop singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York


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Divorces in Music

Divorce of Interest

Jan 18 Princess of Rock Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from King of Pop Michael Jackson in NYC