On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 12

Famous Weddings

  • 1666 Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (26), marries his niece and cousin Margaret Theresa of Spain (15), the celebrations last almost two years

Jerry Lee Lewis

1957 American piano playing singer Jerry Lee Lewis (21) weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown (13) while still married to his 2nd wife Jane Mitcham; legalize marriage in 1958; divorce in 1970

Wedding of Interest

1991 Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

  • 1998 TV personality Melissa Rivers (30) weds horse breeder John Endicott at The Plaza Hotel in New York City
  • 2001 Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
  • 2008 Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds former model Dee Ocleppo (42) in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 2012 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan
  • 2014 E! news anchor Jason Kennedy (33) weds fashion journalist and blogger Lauren Scruggs (26) at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, Texas

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

2014 American comedian ans TV host Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from American pop singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage