Famous Weddings & Divorces on December 23

Famous Weddings

Mackenzie Bowell

1847 Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell (24) weds Harriet Moore

Mickey Mantle

1951 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Martin Sheen

1961 Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton

Michelle Bachelet

1977 Future President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos

Stevie Ray Vaughan

1979 American blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan (25) weds Lenora "Lenny" Bailey; divorce in 1988

Chris Hadfield

1981 Astronaut Chris Hadfield (22) weds high-school girlfriend Helene Walter

Woody Allen

1997 American filmmaker Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow in civil ceremony at Palazzo Cavalli in Venice, Italy, presided over by Mayor Massimo Cacciari

  • 2004 CBS executive Les Moonves (55) weds CBS' "Early Show" co-host Julie Chen (34) on a private estate in Acapulco
  • 2005 "Are You Being Served?" actor John Inman (70) weds Ron Lynch at Westminster Register Office

Laura Dern

2005 American "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2013


2005 Brazilian soccer player Kaká (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil; divorce in 2015

Katherine Heigl

2007 American "Grey's Anatomy" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds American pop-country singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

  • 2015 American soft rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx (53) weds American model and TV host Daisy Fuentes (50) in Aspen, Colorado
  • 2015 TV Host Carson Daly (42) weds Siri Pinter in a church ceremony

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

2018 American singer Miley Cyrus (26) weds Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (28) in Franklin, Tennessee; divorce in 2020