Famous Weddings & Divorces on January 3

Famous Weddings

John Marshall

1783 Future US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler (16) at his cousin's home in Hanover County, Virginia, until her death in 1831

Roy Campanella

1939 American future MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray; eventually divorce

Nick Faldo

1986 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett; divorce in 1995

Vanessa Williams

1987 American singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams (23) marries Ramon T. Hervey in NYC; divorce 1997

Mats Wilander

1987 Swedish tennis player Mats Wilander (22) weds South African model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

  • 2003 British-American actress Emily Mortimer (31) weds American actor Alessandro Nivola (30) in Chilterns, Buckinghamshire, England

Britney Spears

2004 American pop singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal and future stalker Jason Allen Alexander (22) at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada; annulled 55 HOURS later

Elliot Page

2018 Canadian actress Ellen Page reveals she has married Canadian dancer and choreographer Emma Portner; divorce in 2021

Famous Divorces

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Sarah Brightman

1990 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage