Celebrities live under the spotlight in every way, and their love lives are no exception. Some are enjoying their family life now, and others are focused on their career after breakups. Let's take a look at these 20 powerful celebrity wives and how they have changed these years! Try not to smile when you see Tiger Woods' wife.
1. Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere
The 17-year age gap didn't stop model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere from tying the knot in 1991. However, their marriage lasted only 4 years, and Crawford went on to marry Rande Gerber in 1998. Now the supermodel remains active and has helped her children start their modeling careers.
2. Keely Shaye Smith & Pierce Brosnan
American journalist Kelly Shaya Smith met Pierce Brosnan in 1994 and tied the knot 7 years later. For the next 2 decades, they have never been apart and share two sons.
3. Elin Nordegren & Tiger Woods
Married in 2004, Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods had been together for 6 years and have two children. After Woods' scandal, Nordegren filed for divorce and moved on with her life. She is currently dating Jordan Cameron, who is the father of her third child.
4. Madonna & Sean Penn
On Madonna's 27th birthday in 1985, she happily married actor Sean Penn. Although their marriage shortly ended in 1989, the couple remained close friends in the following years.
5. Brigitte Nielson & Sylvester Stallone
In 1985, Danish actress Bridget Nelson became engaged to Sylvester Stallone, and they got married the same year. Sadly, their marriage was short-lived, lasting only 19 months. Now, the 58-year-old actress is still active on screen and taking good care of her 3-year-old daughter.
6. Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford
After 8 years of dating, Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford married in 2010. Flockhart is not on the big screen as much these days, but spends more time with her family.
7. Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks
Married in 1988, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are one of the few Hollywood couples whose marriage lasted more than 30 years. Together they went through ups and downs and raised 2 children. While taking good care of her family, Wilson is still active in both the music and film industry now.
8. Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox
A few years after their meeting on the set of Bright Lights, Big City, Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox began a relationship and eventually married in 1988. During their decades of marriage, they had four children together. Pollan, who is in her 60s, continues to shine on screen.
9. Annette Bening & Warren Beatty
In 1992, 33-year-old Annette Bening married Warren Beatty, who was then 55. They have lived happily together for 3 decades and raised 4 children. The award-winning actress recently returned to the stage after disappearing from the screen for 32 years.
10. Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas
Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones married Michael Douglas at the New York Plaza Hotel in 2000, and together they have 2 children. Rather than cease her acting career to take care of her family, Zeta-Jones has enriched her career even more by devoting herself to charity work and brand endorsements.
11. Shakira Caine & Michael Caine
In 1973, Guyanese actress Shakira Caine and English actor Michael Caine started a family of their own. 2 years later, Shakira retired from acting and began her life away from the spotlight. After about half a century being together, the couple is still living happily with their only daughter.
12. Priscilla Presley & Elvis Presley
Young Priscilla Presley began her sensational relationship with Elvis Presley in 1959. After ending their six-year marriage in 1973, Priscilla pursued her career independently and became a successful businesswoman. Yet, she remains single to this day.
13. Kim Basinger & Alec Baldwin
Bond girl Kim Basinger and actor Alec Baldwin got married in 1993 and divorced bitterly in 2002. Basinger has been through ups and downs since then, but she has managed to stay active in her acting career until now.
14. Brooke Shields & Andre Agassi
The marriage of actress Brooke Shields and former tennis player Andre Agassi was not a happy one. Fortunately, they found true love after divorcing in 1999. Now Shields has a flourishing career and a happy family.
15. Kim Mathers & Eminem
Kim Mathers married and divorced Eminem several times from 1999 to 2006. Their marital problems were later written into Eminem's songs. Since their final separation, Mathers has undergone a number of life obstacles, including the tragic loss of her mother in July, 2021.
16. Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
When it comes to Hollywood's most enviable couples, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker are definitely on the list. After 30 years' being together and raising three children, they are now stronger than ever.
17. Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins were never married, but were in a relationship from 1998 to 2009. During their 11-year relationship, they had two sons. After the breakup, Saradon continued her acting career and began a new relationship with film director Jonathan Bricklin.
18. Elisabeth Shue & Davis Guggenheim
It has been 27 years since Elisabeth Shue and Davis Guggenheim walked down the aisle in 1994. With the love and support from her husband, Elizabeth continues to shine on the screen.
19. Livia Giuggioli & Colin Firth
Italian film producer Livia Giugioli married Colin Firth in 1997 and gave birth to 2 children. Sadly, the couple announced their separation in 2019, but claimed to remain reunited for the love of their children.
20. Melissa Gilbert & Bruce Boxleitner
In 2011, actress Melissa Gilbert ended her 16 years of marriage with Bruce Boxleitner. Rather than crumble over an unsuccessful relationship, Gilbert began to explore other fields, such as television directing, while remaining an active actor.