February of course is a month known for love. Find out which celebrities marked their nuptials in this month and see if they are still together or if cupid’s arrow misfired after the lavish weddings.
Jennifer Lopez & Ojani Noa
Married Feb. 22, 1997
The marriage: Singer, actress and “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa married in a bilingual, Catholic ceremony.
The divorce: They divorced shortly after.
She is now married to singer Marc Anthony, and the two are parents to twins Max and Emme.
Nicolas Sarkozy & Carla Bruni
Married Feb. 7, 2008
French president Nicolas Sarkozy and former model Carla Bruni. The ceremony was performed by the mayor.
Katharine McPhee & Nick Cokas
Married Feb. 2, 2008
Singer and former “American Idol” contestant Katharine McPhee and producer Nick Cokas married just over two years ago. McPhee walked down the aisle to bagpipe music and serenaded Cokas during the reception to “She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel.
Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault
Married Feb. 14, 2009
Actress and producer Salma Hayek and billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. The couple had a small private wedding and are parents of daughter Valentina.
Pinault is the CEO of this luxury-brand company, which owns fashion houses Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.
Diana Ross & Arne Naess
Married Feb. 1, 1986
The marriage: Iconic singer and actress Diana Ross and Norwegian billionaire shipping magnate Arne Naess had a fairy-tale wedding after a civil ceremony in October in New York City.
His death: He died in a tragic accident.
Shannen Doherty & Richard Solomon
Married Feb. 3, 2002
The marriage: Actress Shannen Doherty (best known for her roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Charmed”) and Richard Solomon – best known for a sex tape with Paris Hilton – were briefly married.
The annulment: They had the nuptials annulled.
Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Todd
Married Feb. 15, 1957
The marriage: When iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor (“A Place in the Sun”) wed Michael Todd, he was 24 years older than Liz, and she had been divorced from her previous husband– for only three days. They had a daughter later that year. Less than a year into the marriage, Todd died in a tragic accident.
Frank Sinatra & Nancy Barbato
Married Feb. 4, 1939
The marriage: The legendary Frank Sinatra (see pictures) married his first wife, Nancy Barbato, when he was 19. They had Sinatra’s first child in June of that year.
The divorce: After three children and Sinatra’s extramarital affairs, the couple divorced. When? He went on to marry iconic actress Ava Gardner, with whom he’d had an affair during his marriage to Barbato.
Judi Dench & Michael Williams
Married Feb. 17, 1971
Actress Judi Dench and actor Michael Williams married in Hampstead, England. They met while working at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Their wedding reception was held at a zoo. The couple were married until his death in 2001.
Sarah McLachlan & Ashwin Sood
Married Feb. 7, 1997
The marriage: Singer Sarah McLachlan and Ashwin Sood. They exchanged their vows in a gazebo overlooking the ocean and now have two children.
The separation: They were married for an eternity by celebrity standards.
Bob and Rita Marley
Married Feb. 20, 1966
Iconic reggae singer Bob Marley wed and Rita Marley while she was pregnant with the couple’s first of three children. Bob adopted two children Rita had prior to their marriage. The two remained married until the singer’s death, despite constant infidelity on Bob’s part that resulted in seven other children.
Cary Grant & Virginia Cherrill
Married Feb. 21, 1934
The marriage: Legendary actor Cary Grant and actress Virginia Cherrill met at the premiere of “Blonde Venus.”
The divorce: The marriage – Cherrill’s second and Grant’s first of five – lasted only a short time. She divorced him following charges that Grant had hit her.
Queen Victoria of England & Prince Albert
Married Feb. 10, 1840
The wedding of Queen Victoria of England and Prince Albert began with a procession and 21-gun salute. The royal couple were married until Albert’s death from this illness in December 1861.
Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox
Married Feb. 11, 1965
The marriage: Beatle Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox married when Cox was 18. They had three children.
The divorce: They lasted quite a while, despite extramarital affairs by both husband and wife.
William Shatner & Elizabeth Anderson Martin
Married Feb. 13, 2001
Actor William Shatner and Elizabeth Anderson Martin have been married for a decade. Martin is Shatner’s fourth wife.