Celebs Who Decided To Get Married In Vegas

By Emily 9 months ago

1. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

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If you’ve watched the latest series of the Kardashians (or haven’t been living under a rock this past year), you’ll know about Kourt’s new man - Travis Barker. The pair spontaneously traveled to Vegas’ One Love Wedding Chapel after the Grammys where they exchanged vows. The wedding wasn’t official though - they actually got married in Italy back in May.

2. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

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20 years after they first called off their engagement, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck made it down the aisle at one of Vegas’ most famous venues - The Little White Wedding chapel. According to the JLo newsletter ‘OnTheJLo’  (I know, where do I sign up!?), the wedding was ‘exactly what we wanted’.

3. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

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Back in the year 2000 anything seemed possible - it was a new millennium, an event experienced once in every thousand years and the world lapped it up. Angelina and Billy were no exception and chose the iconic date to tie the knot at Little Church of the West Wedding Chapel. Alas, just three years later, the pair separated due to ‘different lifestyles’.

4. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander

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Britney has been on one heck of a romance journey throughout her life. She’s now with Sam Asghari but back in 2004, when things were less stable for the singer, she married childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander. In one of the most iconic celebrity Vegas weddings, the couple’s marriage lasted an impressive 55 hours before getting annulled!

5. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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Cast your mind back to May 2019 and you might remember an Instagram Live from Diplo that showed Jonas brother Joe saying ‘I do’ to GoT stunner Sophie Turner. They were inside A Little White Wedding Chapel in, you guessed it, Vegas. A ‘proper’ wedding followed in France a month later.

6. Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike

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This one is pretty funny. In March 2019, actor Nicolas Cage married make up artist Erika Koike in a drunken Vegas wedding. Just four - yes four! - days later, he filed for an annulment, claiming they were too drunk and that he’d,
"reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions." 

7. Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

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You don’t have to have lived in the 1940s to know the name Frank Sinatra. His voice is iconic and made him one of the earliest American celebrities. When Sinatra was 48 he went to Vegas and married Mia Farrow who was, wait for it, 19 - not sure how I feel about that!

8. Arie Luyendyk and Lauren Burnham

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This couple got together on Bachelor Nation but decided it was time for marriage number 2 in Vegas! Accompanied by their adorable daughter Alessi Ren, they got hitched at the Little White Wedding Chapel. Lauren posted that day was a ‘hilarious memory we will cherish forever’. Cute!

9. Lily Allen and David Harbour

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The British singer and Stranger Things actor got hitched in Vegas in September 2020, as most of us were locked up indoors in the midst of the Covid ‘19 pandemic. It was the Graceland Wedding Chapel for these two so it goes without saying that ‘Elvis’ showed up to officiate the marriage. In-N-Out burgers followed the ceremony - nice!

10. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

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Demi and Bruce enjoyed a thirteen year marriage complete with three beautiful daughters. So where was the ceremony? Vegas baby! At ‘The Golden Nugget’ to be precise. The supposedly unplanned ceremony was way back in 1987. The vows stood the test of time until the millennium, when the pair split in 2000.

11. Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth

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In a very modern twist to the traditional Vegas wedding, these two actors live-streamed their 2016 nuptials. This is a slightly strange choice when you hear that the couple had planned to keep their ceremony private. Someone sent the video to TMZ and so, far from being private, the whole world got to watch!

12. Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere

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This glamorous pair had their Vegas wedding in 1991 but split four years later. Speaking to People, Crawford explained,
"We didn't spend enough time together. And we're equally responsible for that. We thought it would be okay if we just flew in from Paris to L.A. to get together for a night to see each other. It wasn't."

13. Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg

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Fortunately, this Vegas wedding has a happy ending as the couple remain together to this day. And, considering they married back in 1984, what a long marriage it has been! The couple chose the Starlight Chapel to tie the knot and, in true Vegas style, were wedded by an Elvis impersonator.

14. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman

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Here’s another ‘we got so drunk in Vegas we got married’ story! After an all-night drinking session, Carmen Electra married former basketball player Dennis Rodman. Rodman claimed he was "of unsound mind when he recited his vows" - you don’t bet! They were divorced 6 months later.

15. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon

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Baywatch star Pamela Anderson got hitched to Rick Salomon at the Mirage Hotel in 2007. The pair had been childhood friends and apparently decided this was enough grounds on which to get married in Vegas… They divorced 2 months later, remarried 7 years later and then divorced again a year after that, crazy!

16. Jodie Sweetin and Cody Herpin

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It was back in 2007 when the Fuller House star married driver Cody Herpin in sin city. The pair had only been dating for two months but that didn’t stop them from wedding and going on to having a daughter the year after. Sadly, perhaps expectedly, the marriage ended quickly after due to ‘financial problems’.

17. Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata

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On February 16th of last year, the National Treasure actor married girlfriend Riko Shibata. Let’s hope it’s a long and love-filled marriage. Although given his track record (it’s his fifth marriage and second Vegas wedding) we’re not so sure how long it will last…!

18. Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley

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Depending on when you were born, the name Jon Bon Jovi may or may not mean a lot to you. He was the frontman of 80s band Bon Jovi and for many, a total heartthrob. So, when he went to marry his high school sweetheart in 1989 many fans were left devastated. Turns out he made the right choice though - the couple have now been married for over 20 years and they have four kids.

19. Nicky Hilton and Todd Andrew Meister

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The lesser-known of the Hilton sisters married in Las Vegas back in August 2004. The bright lights of Vegas weren’t enough to lock in a lasting romance however and the couple were divorced just three months later! Hilton’s current husband is James Rothschild, child of the Rothschild family banking dynasty (a family often regarded as one the wealthiest in the world).

20. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

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If ever there was a story to promote a Vegas wedding it’s this one. The American acting duo got married in 1996 and have been together ever since (they recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary). Apparently, their nuptials cost just $179 dollars - what a bargain!

21. Elvis and Priscilla Presley

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It would be quite bizarre if the King of Pop himself didn’t get married in Vegas, so I’m pleased to say he did! The 'Viva Las Vegas' singer married Priscilla at the Aladdin Hotel and casino in 1967. They had a six year marriage but sadly divorced in 1973. I wonder how Elvis would feel today knowing how many marriages still happen in Sin City with people impersonating him.

22. Cher and Greg Allman

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We all have a friend who can do a great Cher impression. If you don’t then maybe it’s you and you just don’t know it yet! Anyway, I digress. The iconic sounding singer married Greg Allman in a Vegas wedding in 1975 but divorced just 9 days later with the singer saying her husband had addiction issues. Did you not know that before you married him Cher!?

23. Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff

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Tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff married in Las Vegas in 2001. The event was tiny, with just their mothers present. Seems a bit odd if you ask me and not very Vegas! Oh well, they have two children and are still married so maybe low-key Vegas is the answer to a happy marriage!

24. The-Dream and Christina Milian

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Here’s another case of a whirlwind romance, Vegas wedding and quick divorce… The music producer married Christina Milian back in 2009. The divorce was filed just five months later, despite Christina being pregnant with their child. Moral of the story? Don’t rush romance!

25. Leah Remini and Angelo Pagán

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In a classier twist on a Vegas wedding, actors Leah Remini and Angelo Pagán married at the Four Seasons Hotel back in 2003. No expenses were spared on this lavish wedding and it was even filmed for a TV special for VH1. The best part? They’re still together!

26. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

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Another couple, another Vegas wedding. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson wedded in the famous city way back in 1976 only to (you guessed it) get divorced 6 months after - seriously, I’m starting to think Vegas is cursed! They did remarry but got divorced again after wedding number two.

27. Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

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This actor and singer pair married at the Venetian chapel in November 2013. Megan shared a selfie of the occasion to her Instagram with the caption: "WE DID IT!!! #justmarried." She also took to Twitter, exclaiming: "I married the love of my life tonight at The Venetian Chapel in Las Vegas!!!!!"

28. Kevin Dillon and Jane Stuart

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'Entourage' actor Kevin Dillon married Jill Stuart in 2006. The pair really embraced the Vegas theme and even had an Elvis-themed ceremony. Jane was pregnant at the wedding with their pair’s only child. They were married for over a decade but separated in 2017.

29. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were Hollywood stars of the 1950s and connected as they filmed together on the set of "The Long, Hot Summer".  Their Vegas wedding was in 1958 and the pair celebrated their 50-year anniversary in 2008. Very sadly, Newman died later that same year.

30. 'Saved by the Bell' stars Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski

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We’ll end on one for all the 'Saved by the Bell' fans out there. Who remembers when the shows leading couple traveled to Las Vegas to say "I do"?  The special episode saw the couple, along with their friends and families, travel to Sin City to pull off an elaborate wedding on a shoe string budget. 90s throwbacks don’t get much better than that!

31. Betty White And Allen Ludden

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In 1963, acting legend Betty White married Allen Ludden in one of the most popular wedding spots in Vegas, The Sands Hotel, if you were a celeb during that time. Apparently Betty White's last word when she passed away last year was also 'Allen'.

32. Judy Garland And Mark Herron

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In 1965, actress and singer Judy Garland exchanged her ruby slippers for wedding shoes when she married Mark Herron in a small chapel in Vegas. She wore a lace outfit to debut to only a small group of friends who witnessed the wedding.

33. Tony Curtis And Christine Kaufmann

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Curtis and Kaufmann met on the set of Tara Bulba during filming in Argentinam and a year after they first met, they were sharing a Vegas wedding at the Riviera Hotel. The pair went on to have two daughters but eventually divorced.

34. Sammy Davis Jr. And Loray White

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In 1958, member of the Rat Pack and famous singer Sammy Davis Jr. married Loray White at the Sands Hotel in Vegas. They were joined by other celebs, including actor Donald O'Connor who was the best man, and singer Harry Belafonte.

35. Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are one of those celeb couples you aspire to be (probably because they've been together so long, which is rare in showbiz). The two stars got married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas back in 2002.

36. Elizabeth Taylor And Eddie Fisher

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Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor was married a fair few times, and Eddie Fisher was one of her husbands. In 1959, they married at the Temple Beth Shalom in Las Vegas, with Fisher becoming the actress's fourth husband. He was actually previously married to Elizabeth's friend, too.

37. Marc Anthony And Dayanara Torres

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In 2000, singer Marc Anthony married Torres, who had previously been crowned Miss Universe, in Las Vegas. The pair married at midnight, a few hours after they'd actually attended another event: the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in LA.

38. Zsa Zsa Gabor And Jack Ryan

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Famous actress Zsa Zsa Gabor had had no shortage of husbands in her lifetime, and Jack Ryan was her sixth. Ryan is actually famous for being a designer for Mattel, the mind behind the Barbie doll and Hot Wheels. The pair married in Las Vegas.

39. Joan Crawford And Alfred Steele

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In 1955, actress Joan Crawford married her fourth husband, Alfred Steele. Steele would actually be her last husband, too, as the pair were married until Steele died from a heart attack. Steele was actually the CEO of the brand Pepsi.

40. Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh

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In 1973, British actor Michael Caine married the woman who would still be his wife to this day: Shakira Baksh. The pair married in a civil ceremony in Vegas after they have been dating for a year and a half. And they've been happily married for the 50 years since!

41. Tony Curtis and Jill Vandenberg

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Tony Curtis was engaged to Jill Vandenberg for 5 years before the pair tied the knot in Vegas. Curtis married the 28-year-old at the MGM Grand Hotel. They later celebrated after their nuptials at the Gatsby's.

42. John Gilbet And Ina Claire

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In 1929, two actors Gilbert and Claire decided to get married in Vegas. They decided on a simple ceremony which took place at the Clark County Courthouse. Sadly, the marriage only lasted for 2 years before the pair got divorced.

43. Joan Collins And Peter Holm

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Actress Joan Collins married Swedish singer Peter Holm back in 1985, and they had their ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas. Collins's best friend, Judy Bryer, was the maid of honour for the wedding.

44. Dean Paul Martin And Olivia Hussey

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You may recognise the name, as Dean Paul Martin is the son of one particularly famous member of the Rat Pack. His bride, Olivia Hussey, is an actress who was known for playing in Romeo and Juliet at the time. They married at the Riviera Hotel in Vegas.

45. Ann-Margret And Roger Smith

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Apparently Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret knew that Roger Smith was the one on their third date together, and they went on to tie the knot in 1967 at the Riviera Hotel in Vegas. The pair stayed married until 2017 when Smith sadly passed away.

46. Wayne Newton And Elaine Okamura

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This pair happily wed at the Little Church of the West in Vegas. The following day, the newlyweds played host to around 75 guests for breakfast at the Flamingo Hotel. Newton then actually went on to start a residency at the hotel the month after the wedding.

47. Jack White And Marie-Louise Gassen

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German composer Jack White and his bride Marie-Louise Gassen, who was previously Miss Universe, married in a chapel in Las Vegas. They chose to dress in casual clothing, with the groom and the guests dressed in white, but the bride not (talk about breaking tradition!).

48. Michael And Alina Buffer

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In 1999, Michael Buffer married his partner, Alina, at Caesars Palace in Vegas, but the pair were only married until 2003. American sports announcer Michael Buffer is a voice you'd definitely have heard, too (he's responsible for the "Let's get ready to ruuuummmblle!").

49. Charles Aznavour And Ulla Thorsell

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This pair married in Vegas in 1967, with a rather lavish ceremony. The French singer, Aznavour, and bride Thorsell enjoyed a wedding cake, and they stayed happily married until Aznavour sadly passed away in 2018.

50. Rita Hayworth and Dick Haymes

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When Dick Haymes married American actress Rita Hayworth, he'd only had the divorce finalised from his previous marriage a week before the ceremony. The pair got married at the Sands Hotel in Vegas, with a huge four-tiered wedding cake personalised from the hotel.

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