Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1994

Famous Weddings

Melinda & Bill Gates

Jan 1 Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)

Edward James Olmos

Jan 28 American actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds American actor Edward James Olmos (46); divorce in 2002

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Feb 3 Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok

Jerry Garcia

Feb 14 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California

  • Feb 18 Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)
  • Feb 26 Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg (25) at Church of St. Eleanore, Stockholm; divorce in 2011
  • Mar 13 Cuba Godding Jr (26) weds Sara Kapfer (26)

Ricki Lake

Mar 26 American actress and talk show hostess Ricki Lake (25) weds American illustrator Rob Sussman (28) in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 2004

  • Mar 26 Half-brother of former President Bill Clinton and rodeo clown Roger Clinton (37) weds Molly Martin (25) in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 9 American singer Wayne Newton (52) weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (30) at his Casa de Shenandoah ranch in Paradise, Nevada
  • Apr 16 American singer and piano player Harry Connick, Jr. (26) weds American model Jill Goodacre (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

Dudley Moore

Apr 16 British actor Dudley Moore (58) weds actress Nicole Rothschild; divorced in 1998

  • Apr 24 Actor Lou Diamond Phillips marries Kelly Phillips
  • Apr 26 "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)


Apr 30 Brazilian soccer great Pelé (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36); divorce in 2008

  • May 7 Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)
  • May 7 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)
  • May 14 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

Todd Beamer

May 14 Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York

Roone Arledge

May 21 ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

  • May 21 American actor and Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26); divorce in 2012

Trisha Yearwood

May 21 American country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds American roots-rock bassist Robert Reynolds (32); divorce in 1999

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

May 26 American King of Pop, Michael Jackson (35) weds King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic; divorce in 1996

Rush Limbaugh

May 27 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (43) weds wife No. 3, aerobic instructor Marta Fitzgerald (35), at the home of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; divorced 2004

Eddie Vedder

Jun 3 American "Pearl Jam" singer Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27) in the Eternal City

Neil Armstrong

Jun 12 Astronaut Neil Armstrong (63) marries second wife Carol Held Knight

  • Jun 26 American "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26); divorce in 2018

Billie Joe Armstrong

Jul 2 "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

Liam Neeson & Natasha Richardson

Jul 3 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

  • Jul 10 American "Anthrax" heavy-metal guitarist Scott Ian (31) weds American Debbie Leavitt (23) in Huntington Beach, California; divorce in 2001

Howard Stern

Jul 10 American "Howard Stern Show" writer Fred Norris (39) weds Allison Furman

  • Jul 14 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in London

Anna Nicole Smith

Jul 16 Model Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds multi-millionaire J. Howard Marshall II (89)

Dolores O’Riordan

Jul 18 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland; divorce in 2014

David Gilmour

Jul 29 British "Pink Floyd" guitarist David Gilmour (48) marries 2nd wife, British writer Polly Samson (32)

  • Jul 30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii

The Notorious B.I.G.

Aug 4 American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (22) weds singer Faith Evans

  • Aug 13 Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch
  • Aug 27 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York

R. Kelly

Aug 30 American R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah (15) illegally in Rosemont, Illinois (later annulled)

Scott Weiland

Sep 17 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland (26) weds Janina Castenada (23); divorce in 2000

  • Sep 17 American "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds American freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29); divorce in 2021

Whoopi Goldberg

Oct 1 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

  • Oct 8 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church
  • Oct 29 Canadian-American comic-impressionist Rich Little (55) weds American comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 1997
  • Nov 20 Patti Davis weds Paul Hayeland
  • Dec 10 Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City

Richie Sambora

Dec 17 American "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (33) weds American "Bon Jovi" lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France; divorce in 2007

Celine Dion

Dec 17 Queen of Pop Céline Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

  • Dec 26 Actor Jason Hervey (22) weds Kelley Patricia O'Neill (27)
  • Dec 26 President Clinton's brother Roger Clinton (37) weds 8-mo pregnant Molly Nartin (25)
  • Dec 29 Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth in Barbados

Famous Divorces

Lorenzo Lamas

Jan 14 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas

Bill Murray

Jan 29 Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage

  • Mar 24 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. divorces Emily Black

Shannen Doherty

Apr 7 Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton

Billy Joel

Apr 14 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

  • Apr 15 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson

Roseanne Barr

Apr 18 Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Patrick Dempsey

Apr 26 American actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces American talent manager and actress Rochelle "Rocky" Parker (56) after nearly 7 years of marriage

Lisa Marie Presley

Apr 28 "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley separates from musician Danny Keough

Drew Barrymore

May 10 Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)

  • Jun 1 Guns N' Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

Sally Field

Jun 24 Sally Fields files for divorce from 2nd husband Alan Greisman

  • Jul 7 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert
  • Aug 25 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (45) and American supermodel Christie Brinkley (40) divorce after 9 years of marriage
  • Sep 17 Princess Christina of the Netherlands (47) separates from husband Jorge Guillermo (48); diviorce finalized in 1996

Richard Gere & Cindy Crawford

Dec 1 Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere announce they are separating