Musicians Married and Divorced in 1997

Weddings in Music

  • 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 American singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home; divorce in 1998

Vanilla Ice

Mar 30 American rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Kenny Rogers

Jun 1 Grammy Award-winning pop-country singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Noel Gallagher

Jun 5 British "Oasis" guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 2001

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

Chrissie Hynde

Jul 10 American rock musician Chrissie Hynde (45) marries Columbian artist Lucho Brieva; divorced in 2002

James Hetfield

Aug 17 Metallica lead vocalist James Hetfield (34) weds Francesca Tomasi

Larry King

Sep 5 American TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds (for 7th, and final time) American singer Shawn Southwick (38) in a hospital room in Los Angeles, California; he dies during divorce proceedings in 2021

Coolio

Sep 27 American singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles radio DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas; divorce in 2000

Wedding of Interest

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


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