So Scandalous! 15 of the World's Most Infamous Marriages
As much as I want to come off as one of these kind, positive, well-wishing people who is desirous of the best for everyone I'm going to go ahead and admit to being one of those A-holes who secretly delights in the failures of others. Okay, okay, that's not entirely true and may have been exaggerated for effect. But I'm not going to lie, occasionally, when I hear of the marriage of a celebrity failing, especially when it's a couple who goes out of their way to showcase (couch jumping) to the world-at-large (motorcycling into movie premieres) just how in looooove they are/were (public dipping and tonguing), it gives me a small boost of confidence within my own marriage.
Okay, yes. You're thinking I'm a small-minded doucheburger, but this isn't a new development so let's just move on.
The recent divorce announcement of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise was slightly thrilling not only because the Katie Holmes hostage situation was peacefully resolved (I mean, were we not all wondering what the hell happened to cute little Katie from Dawson's Creek because just who the hell is this super polished "Kate" person?) but, well, because they (mostly he) pretended to be so couch jumpingly happy all the damn time and I hate that celeb "we are over the moon" crap. Which, Will and Jada, I have my stink-eye on youse as well…
The cancellation of the TomKat reality show got me to thinking about the most infamous marriages in history, celeb or otherwise. Go ahead, check 'em out so you can feel better about you're own union. I don't know about you but just knowing Elizabeth Taylor married the same dude twice or that Kim K's much touted nuptials only lasted seventy-something days or that Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband's penis makes me feel a whole helluva lot better about my own marital bullsh!t. I mean, I may have assaulted a car with a shovel but I very sanely draw the line at maiming vital organs of human beings. And then there are the murders and suicides…
So, if you're an A-hole like me, enjoy the ego boost as you take comfort in the marital shenanigans and failures of 15 other couples from history!
Monica and Serge Bielanko have been married for eight years. Along the way they have practiced and perfected the dark arts of couch dining, clandestine boozing, bambino wrangling, wide-open domestic warfare, and modern love. Monica writes all over Babble.com and, in addition to Babble Voices, is featured on Strollerderby, FameCrawler, and Toddler Times. She also regularly updates her personal blog, The Girl Who. If he's not on Babble Voices, Serge can be found over on Dadding and is King of the Corner over at his own blog, Thunder Pie.
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The Killer, as he's called, created one of the biggest scandals of his day when he married his 13-year-old cousin (twice removed). His marriage, better known as The Myra Brown Scandal, occurred in 1957. At that point Jerry, who was 22 at the time, had been married twice and, in fact, was still married to his second wife. Myra was Jerry's third cousin and it's said that she still believed in... more
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8. Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra Brown
The Killer, as he's called, created one of the biggest scandals of his day when he married his 13-year-old cousin (twice removed). His marriage, better known as The Myra Brown Scandal, occurred in 1957. At that point Jerry, who was 22 at the time, had been married twice and, in fact, was still married to his second wife. Myra was Jerry's third cousin and it's said that she still believed in Santa Claus at the time of her marriage. For a long time Lewis' career was virtually destroyed by the marriage although it's interesting to note Elvis married Priscilla when she was just 14-years-old. Maybe it was the cousin thing that turned off the world? Lewis and Myra had two children and were divorced in December 1970 after 13 years of marriage. Lewis went on to marry three more times for a total of seven marriages. less