Celebrities Who Got Married 5 Times Or More

Billy Bob Thornton and fifth wife Angelina Jolie

Ah, the blush of newfound love. Who doesn’t want that in their lives? But some people – actors included – seem to be in love with the notion of being in love and getting married. It’s the staying married part that seems to be the hard part. Check out these celebs who are wearing out the wedding aisle carpet. Here’s a list of celebrities who got married five times or more!

1. Billy Bob Thornton

This Academy Award-winning actor (who’s best known for his role as Karl Childers in “Sling Blade”) has been married six times. He was married to Angelina Jolie for about two years; and his longest marriage to date lasted about four years. Thornton married his current wife (number six) in 2014.

2. Joan Collins

British actress Joan Collins is well known for her role as Alexis Carrington in the TV series “Dynasty.” She’s also known as a woman who’s had her turn at five walks down the aisle, including one with singer Anthony Newley. Collins’ most recent marriage, in 2002, is her most current and most lengthy marriage. The 84-year-old grande dame is 32 years older than her husband.

3. Dennis Hopper

Academy Award-nominated Dennis Hopper was another distinguished actor who married five times. In fact, he was in the middle of divorcing his fifth wife when he succumbed to prostate cancer. One of his wives was singer Michelle Phillips from the 1960s pop quartet the Mamas and the Papas.

Henry Fonda

4. Henry Fonda

Academy Award-winning actor Henry Fonda was another five-times-down-the-aisle man. His children, Jane and Peter, are accomplished actors, as is his granddaughter, Bridget. His longest marriage was to his fifth wife: they were married for more than 20 years until his death.

5. Tony Curtis

Debonair actor Tony Curtis was married six times during his life; including his marriage to “Psycho” star Janet Leigh. That union produced actress and best-selling author Jamie Lee Curtis.

6. Mickey Rooney

Legendary actor and entertainer Mickey Rooney was married an eye-watering eight times – the longest being his 35-year marriage to his last wife, Jan. Sadly, they had separated at the time of his death.

Elizabeth Taylor

7. Elizabeth Taylor

Known for her violet eyes, celebrated life and eight marriages, Taylor even wed one of her famous husbands – actor Richard Burton – twice. Among her mates were hotelier Conrad Hilton (of Hilton Hotel fame), Eddie Fisher (Debbie Reynolds’ ex) and Larry Fortensky, a construction worker whom she met in rehab at the Betty Ford Center.

8. Lana Turner

Not to be outdone, blonde bombshell Lana Turner also married eight times and, as with Elizabeth Taylor, she married one of her husbands twice. There was also a scandal that erupted during Turner’s involvement with her abusive mob boyfriend. The relationship ended when her 14-year-old daughter Cheryl stabbed him to death after he attacked Turner one time too many.

9. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Before Kim Kardashian, there was Zsa Zsa Gabor, whose claim to fame was winning the title of Miss Hungary in 1936. She starred in several movies, but was more famous for her nine marriages and her socialite life. She died at 99, having been married to her last husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, for 30 years.