On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 20

Famous Weddings

Gloria Swanson

1919 Actress Gloria Swanson (20) weds businessman Herbert K. Somborn (38)

Clark Gable

1949 "Gone With The Wind" actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45)

Ralph Lauren

1964 Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Richard Branson

1989 Business magnate Richard Branson (39) weds Joan Templeman in British Virgin Islands

Wedding of Interest

1993 Businessman Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel

  • 1998 "Def Jam" business magnate Russell Simmons (41) weds model Kimora Lee (23) on the French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy
  • 2012 Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2015 Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London

Famous Divorces

Kate Jackson

1984 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage

Renée Zellweger

2005 Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage

Eddie Van Halen

2007 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 26 years of marriage