Famous Weddings & Divorces on October 25

Famous Weddings

John Adams & Abigail Adams

1764 Future 2nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)

Patrick Henry

1777 Governor of Virginia Patrick Henry (41) weds second wife Dorothea Dandridge

Chester A. Arthur

1859 US President Chester A. Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

Sun Yat-sen

1915 Leader of China's 1911 revolution Sun Yat-sen (48) weds second wife Soong Ching-ling

Boris III

1930 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria, marries Princess Giovanna of Italy, daughter of King Emmanuel III at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Assisi

  • 1941 American actress Rosalind Russell weds Danish-American film producer Frederick Brisson, until her death

Jackson Pollock

1945 Painter Jackson Pollock (33) weds painter Lee Krasner (27)

Neil Simon

1973 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Paula Abdul

1996 American pop singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel; divorce in 1998

Roger Goodell

1997 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

  • 1998 "Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye (22) weds American television producer and actor Jason Goldberg (26) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2022

Wanda Sykes

2008 Comedienne and writer Wanda Sykes marries Alex Niedbalski

  • 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning skier Picabo Street (37) weds John Reeser (31) on top of Alabama's Prospect Mountain in Hanceville

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner

2009 American businesswoman Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

  • 2015 American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz (38) weds girlfriend Christina Carano at Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia