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

Francis I of France

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

Ritchie Blackmore

1964 English rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds German girl Margrit Volkmar (19); divorce in 1969

  • 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

  • 1996 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo
  • 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; divorce in 2009

Famous Divorces

Darryl Strawberry

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