Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1997

Famous Weddings

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

Václav Havel

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

Johnny Bench

Feb 1 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

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

  • Mar 29 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna

Vanilla Ice

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

Alan Greenspan

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

Chris O'Donnell

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

Wedding of Interest

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

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

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

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

  • Jun 21 Princess Zahra Aga Khan (26) weds businessman Mark Boyden at the Chateau de Chantilly in Paris
  • 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

Chrissie Hynde

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

Wedding of Interest

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

  • Jul 28 Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas

Kelsey Grammer

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

James Hetfield

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

Salman Rushdie

Aug 28 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

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

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

Coolio

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

Hilary Swank

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

  • Oct 4 Infanta Cristina of Spain (32) weds retired handball player turned entrepreneur Iñaki Urdangarin (29) in Barcelona, Spain
  • 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

Roger Goodell

Oct 25 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

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

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

Wedding of Interest

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


Famous Divorces

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

Evel Knievel

Dec 10 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage