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Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 18

Famous Weddings

The Most Expensive Divorce in History

1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the future King Henry II of England most of France, allowing future kings of England to claim France for centuries thereafter

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An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
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Francis I of France

1514 Francis, Duke of Valois, later Francis I, King of France, marries Claude, Duchess of Brittany

Ritchie Blackmore

1964 Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

  • 1996 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo
  • 1996 "As the World Turns" actor Shawn Christian (30) weds personal trainer Deborah Quinn in Gun Lake, Michigan

Tommy Morrison

1996 Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 2003 Actress Rena Sofer (34) weds director and producer Sanford Bookstaver (29) in Malibu, California
  • 2005 Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California

Amy Winehouse

2007 Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida

Famous Divorces

Darryl Strawberry

1989 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from husband and MLB player Darryl Strawberry (they eventually divorce 1993)

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry