Famous Rock Stars And Their Wives
In Hollywood, marriages tend to be over before they have even started. That's even more true for rock stars' marriages. Rock stars fit into the stereotype of "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll" quite well. They are well known for their drinking, partying, and sleeping with many women. Very few rock stars have successful marriages, as the rock star lifestyle doesn't mix well with marriage. However, there are a select few that make it.
Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger
Jerry Hall met Mick Jagger for the first time in 1976 but they were both involved with other people at the time. When she was at the height of her modeling career in 1990, the two would reunite, and Jerry would later become his second wife. The two were known to party a lot and were often seen at Studio 54. They were called the golden couple in the rock world.
The couple had four children together, but the marriage was later annulled. Since the divorce, Jerry had a few theater stints and has appeared on reality television. She got married to her second husband, Rupert Murdoch, in 2016, and they are still together today.
Alana Hamilton & Rod Stewart
In the early 1970s, Alana Hamilton made a name for herself in the entertainment industry and was married to George Hamilton. However, Alana and George divorced, and she later married Rod Stewart in 1979.
The two had two children together but separated and were divorced in 1984. After the divorce, Alana appeared on ABC's I'm a Celebrity....Get Me Out of Here in 2003 and on Celebrity Wife Swap with her ex-husband George Hamilton.
Barbara Bach & Ringo Starr
Barbara Bach was an actress and model, and she met Ringo Starr on the set of the film Caveman. She married the legendary Beatles drummer in 1981, and they were married for more than three decades. The couple is still together today and very much in love.
They never had children together, but Barbara has two children from a previous marriage. She often goes on tour with her husband and is even featured in a couple of the Beatles' music videos.
Heather Mills & Paul McCartney
Heather Mills was a businesswoman, activist, and former model. She began dating Paul McCartney in 2000, and the two were married in 2002. They had one child, a baby girl named Beatrice, in 2003.
The couple had a rocky marriage and went through a public and ugly divorce in 2008. Heather was awarded fifty million dollars in the divorce but wasn't portrayed in the most positive light in the media. Eventually, Heather Mills made her way to reality TV.
Dorothea Hurley & Jon Bon Jovi
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi dated in high school and eventually married in 1989. The two proved that love conquers all and have been happily married for more than three decades.
In addition, the two have four children together, Stephanie, Jacob, Jesse, and Romeo. Dorothea is a karate instructor, and when Jon is on the road, she holds down the fort. The family actually leads a fairly balanced life.
Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora
Heather Locklear married the lead guitarist from Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, in 1994. The couple had a baby girl named Ava in 1997, but their marriage didn't last. Locklear cited irreconcilable differences after filing for divorce.
After the divorce, Heather put all of her energy into her acting career and landed a recurring part on Melrose Place in 2009. In addition, she made an appearance on a Hannah Montana episode, playing Lilly's mom.
Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee
Pamela Anderson is most known for her role on Baywatch. Pamela and Tommy Lee got married just four days after meeting each other. They had a beach ceremony in 1995 with the bride wearing a bikini. Not surprisingly, the relationship didn't last, and they divorced in 1998.
They did have two children together and tried to rekindle their relationship, but the spark was gone. The couple was officially done in 2008, and Pamela went on to star in the 2017 Baywatch movie and the film Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon.
Teresa Barrick & Steven Tyler
Teresa Barrick is a fashion designer, and she married Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in 1988. They appeared to have a good relationship and even had two children together.
However, they didn't have the fairytale ending, divorcing in 2005 after seventeen years together. Teresa was a successful woman and has continued to design the band's costumes. She and Tyler have remained on good terms.
Bobbie Brown & Jani Lane
Bobbie Brown was a former beauty pageant winner and an aspiring model, and she married the very talented lyricist and frontman of a heavy metal band, Jani Lane. The two met on the set of the band's music video, "Cherry Pie," and were married in 1991.
In addition, they had a baby girl together in 1992. However, the relationship didn't work out, and the two divorced in 1995. Since then, Brown has appeared on Ex-Wives of Rock and released her autobiography, Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip.
Patti Hansen & Keith Richards
Patti Hansen and Keith Richards were married in 1983, and it was the only marriage for both of them. Patti was an actress that appeared on countless magazine covers. The two were married in a beautiful ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
They ended up having one of the most solid marriages in rock 'n' roll. In addition, they had two children together, and it looks like they are going to be together for the long haul.
Maureen Santoro & Steve Van Zandt
Maureen Santoro was an actress, and she married Steve Van Zandt, a member of the band E Street. The two married on New Year's Eve in 1982, with Bruce Springsteen as the best man. The couple is still happily married today and never had any children together.
The couple has acted together and been involved in philanthropic work, founding the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation in 2007. Their foundation teaches the history of rock and is a nonprofit organization.
Pattie Boyd & Eric Clapton
Pattie Boyd was a British model that made a career for herself in the 1960s and made her way around the rock 'n' roll circa. She was actually married to two legendary rock stars. Pattie married Eric Clapton in 1979, but they divorced in 1989.
The reason for the divorce was because of Clapton's notorious drug and alcohol addiction. However, Pattie was the inspiration behind two of Clapton's greatest songs, "Bell Bottom Blues" and "Wonderful Tonight."
Sheryl Goddard & Alice Cooper
Sheryl Goddard is a dancer who is now a choreographer and a ballerina. She was Alice Cooper's show performer, and the two married in 1976.
However, they had a rocky start to their marriage, but somehow, they managed to make it work. The couple had three children together, Calico, Dashiell, and Sonora. Sheryl and Alice are still going strong and happier than ever.
Courtney Love & Kurt Cobain
Courtney Love was the lead singer of the alternative rock group Hole, and she married Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's frontman. The two were one of the most iconic rock 'n' roll couples of all time, but they were known for their ups and downs.
They were married in 1992 in a ceremony on a beach in Honolulu and welcomed a baby girl just six months later. Tragically, Cobain passed away in 1994. Love has had a rocky life and hasn't had the best luck in the love department.
Trudie Styler & Sting
Trudie Styler and Sting dated for ten years before they got married and have now been together for more than thirty-five years; he still looks at her as the light of his life.
The two have worked on several projects together, such as the foundation for Xingu Film. They have four children together, Jake, Eliot, Mickey, and Giacomo Summer, and are another couple that beat the odds.
Suzette Snider & Dee Snider
Suzette Snider is a designer, mostly known for her work on Fool's Day and The Howard Stern Show. Suzette married the lead singer of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, in 1981.
However, the couple almost broke up in 1984, but Dee realized he didn't want to lose the woman of his dreams. Today, the couple has been together for more than forty years and they have four children together, Cody Blue, Jesse Blaze, Cheyenne, and Shane.
Jane Benyo & Tom Petty
Jane Benyo married Tom Petty, the lead singer for the band Heartbreakers, in 1974. The two were high school sweethearts and had a beautiful ceremony in Gainesville, Florida. However, their marriage was as happy as it seemed to be, and the couple split up in 1996, after twenty-two years together.
The couple also had two children together, Adira and Kimberly. She was a supporting wife and homemaker, and after the two divorced, she went off the radar.
Jill Tavelman & Phil Collins
Jill Tavelman was an actress who married Genesis singer and drummer Phil Collins after dating for four months. In 1989, the couple had a baby girl, Lily Collins.
Jill had made a name for herself and is most known for her role in the movies Buster and Extra. Her career was going well, but sadly, her marriage wasn't. The couple broke up in 1999, and Collins went on to marry his third wife, Orianne Cevey.
Priscilla Presley & Elvis Presley
Priscilla Presley met Elvis Presley when she was just fourteen years old while he was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The two were introduced at a house party in Germany and were married eight years later in 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
Elvis was the 'King of Rock' and wasn't easy to be with. The two welcomed a daughter together in 1968, but after a very rocky and publicized marriage, the couple divorced in 1973. Elvis died, and Priscilla went on to be an actress but never remarried.
Adelle Lutz & David Byrne
Adelle Lutz is a model and actress and is also a successful fashion designer. In 1987, she met the lead singer of Talking Heads, David Byrne. The two were married and had one daughter together in 1989.
Adelle gained attention when she created the 'Urban Camouflage' costumes that were featured in the movie, True Stories. In addition, she was Byrne's muse for his song, "Naïve Melody." The couple split up in 2004, and Adelle has been living in Los Angeles since then.
Carolyn Dennis & Bob Dylan
Carolyn Dennis is a gospel-rock singer who sang backup for Bob Dylan. Carolyn and Dylan were quietly married and managed to keep their marriage a secret.
They were married for six years and had a baby girl together. Carolyn was also a backup singer for The Carpenters and was also known for her work on the movie, The Josephine Baker Story. The two ended their marriage in 1992.
Patti Scialfa & Bruce Springsteen
Patti Scialfa met Bruce Springsteen in the early 1980s at a bar in New Jersey, and in 1984, she joined his band. The two started dating and quickly became inseparable, having their first child in 1990 and getting married in 1991.
The couple has been together ever since and are seen by many in the music industry as a symbol of stability and endurance. Patti and Bruce have three children together and now reside in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and are happier than ever.
Sharon Osbourne & Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne met Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath's lead vocalist, when she was just eighteen years old. Sharon took over Ozzy's management, and the two were married in 1982. They have had an interesting marriage, which includes three children and their own TV show, The Osbournes.
Sharon has made a career for herself as well; as a judge on The X Factor and America's Got Talent; she has created her own company, Sharon Osbourne Management, and is a co-host on The View.
Mayte Garcia & Prince
Mayte Garcia is a singer, actress, and choreographer, and she married Prince on Valentine's Day in 1996. She met Prince when she was part of his performance group. The couple were married for four years, had a baby that died, and got divorced.
Prince tragically passed away in 2016, and it deeply affected Mayte, even though the two weren't together anymore. She turned to writing and wrote The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince.
Susan Holmes & Duff McKagan
Susan Holmes is a model and fashion designer and became the third wife of Duff McKagan, the Guns N' Roses' bass guitarist. The two married in 1999 and had two children together. Holmes has her own company, Susan Holmes Swimwear, and has appeared on many covers of some big-name magazines.
In addition, she has modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Chanel, and Valentino. The two remain together today and have even appeared together on the television show, Married to Rock.
Valerie Bertinelli & Eddie Van Halen
Valerie Bertinelli is an actress and has had fifty-two roles on the big screen, including the television show Hot in Cleveland. She married Eddie Van Halen in 1981 and had a son ten years later. However, the couple divorced in 2007 because of Van Halen's substance abuse.
Valerie wrote about their marriage and divorce in her autobiography, Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. She went on to marry Tom Vitale in 2011, and her son, whom she had with Eddie, became the bassist for Van Halen until the band's disbandment.
Nancy Shevell & Paul McCartney
Nancy Shevell, a businesswoman, started dating Paul McCartney in 2007, and they married in 2011. She was given the nickname 'Lady McCartney' after Paul wrote some songs about her, such as "My Valentine."
Paul had been married a few times before, but he and Nancy were able to make it last. The two have supported each other through some challenging times and have had a successful marriage.
Iman & David Bowie
Iman is a model, and she met the iconic British singer David Bowie at a private event in the early 1990s. The couple married in 1992 and appeared to be very happy together.
They welcomed a daughter, Alexandria Zahara Jones, in 2000. Sadly, Iman became a widow in 2016 when Bowie passed away. She turned her focus to business and created her own cosmetics company, Iman Cosmetics, and a fashion line called Global Chic.
Karen Elson & Jack White
Karen Elson is a formal model, and she met Jack White when they worked on a music video for the song "Blue Orchid." Jack White was the frontman for the band The White Stripes. The two married in 2005 and even created music together.
Unfortunately, the relationship didn't last, and they divorced in 2013. However, Karen continued to work on her music and released an album in 2017 titled Double Roses. She then became the face of Jo Malone London.
Shannon Tweed & Gene Simmons
Shannon Tweed was an actress, film producer, and model. She met Gene Simmons, the KISS bass guitarist, in 1983, and the two dated for twenty-eight years before getting engaged.
Gene proposed on their reality show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and they married in 2011. In addition, they have two children together. Shannon has had several theatrical roles throughout her career and also became the narrator of Ex-Wives of Rock.
Dita Von Teese & Marilyn Manson
Dita Von Teese was a burlesque dancer and had already made a name for herself. Marilyn Manson had been crushing on her for years before they finally became an item. The couple was married in 2005, but the relationship didn't last.
They were divorced just two years later, and Teese stated, "I wasn't supportive of his partying or his relationship with another girl. As much as I loved him, I wasn't going to be part of that." Dita found love again with graphic designer Adam Rajcevich.
Ali Hewson & Bono
Ali Hewson met Bono before his band, U2, even made it big. The couple has been married for thirty-eight years and has proved that love can overcome the rock star way of life.
The two have four children together and have homes in the U.S., Ireland, and France. Ali has been Bono's muse for some of his biggest hits, including "Sweetest Thing." In addition, Ali has become a strong activist since the 1990s.
Josie Stevens & Steve Stevens
Josie Stevens is a television personality and model. She met and fell in love with Steve Stevens, the lead guitarist for Billy Idol. The couple married in 2008 and are still going strong today. The two even made an appearance on E! 's reality television show, Married to Rock.
Josie created and manages her own clothing, lingerie, and rave-wear line called Josie Loves J Valentine. She has dressed stars such as Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani, and Nicki Minaj.
Adrienne Nesser & Billie Joe Armstrong
Adrienne Nesser loved the band Green Day in the 1990s and ended up marrying Billie Joe Armstrong in 1994. The couple actually met on Green Day's first tour in 1990, and they went on to have two sons.
Adrienne and Billie Joe are still happily married today and have raised their boys with a love for music. Both boys play musical instruments, following in their father's footsteps.
Sara Lownds & Bob Dylan
Sara Lownds was Bob Dylan's first wife; the couple quietly got married in 1965 and now have four children together. Several music writers have stated that their marriage was the inspiration behind many of Dylan's songs in the 1960s and 1970s.
Those songs include "Sara," "Abandoned Love," and "Sad Eyed Lady of Lowlands." The couple had a rocky marriage, and after twelve years, it ended in a divorce. Sara went on to appear in the 1978 film Renaldo and Clara.
Perla Ferrar & Slash
Perla Ferrar is a model and actress and was Slash's second wife. They were married in 1992 in California and were together for thirteen years. The couple was together on and off for many years, even with Slash filing for divorce two separate times.
However, the two were finally divorced, and Slash agreed to pay Ferrar one hundred thousand dollars monthly in spousal support until she dies or remarries.
Carmen Electra & Dave Navarro
Carmen Electra is a Baywatch alum, model, singer, and actress. She married Dave Navarro, Jane's Addiction guitarist, in 2003. They even televised their wedding on MTV's Til Death Do Us Part. However, the couple divorced a few years later, in 2007.
They both have stated that there is no bad blood, and they remain good friends. Carmen even wished her ex a happy birthday on her Instagram, writing, "my eternal love for you is beyond words." It proves they still love each other, but it just wasn't enough to make the marriage work.
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Gwen Stefani is the lead singer of No Doubt, and she met Gavin Rossdale, the lead singer of Bush, while she was on tour, and they were married in 2002. The couple had three children together and were married for fourteen years. Sadly, the marriage didn't last, and they divorced in 2016.
They released a joint statement, "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment." Today, Stefani is married to country singer Blake Shelton, whom she met on the reality TV show, The Voice.
Kristi Lynn Gibson & Bret Michaels
Kristi Lynn Gibson was with Bret Michaels, the frontman of the band Poison, for eighteen years. The two were never officially married but considered themselves to be. In 2010, Michaels proposed to Gibson during the finale of his VH1 show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.
However, the couple eventually called it quits, but Michaels stated that they "remain great friends and are committed loving parents to our daughters. I am blessed to have someone as great as Kristi in my life in any capacity."
Sofia Coppola & Thomas Mars
Sofia Coppola is a director and screenwriter in Hollywood, and she met Thomas Mars, Phoenix's frontman, in 1999. They met when Mars contributed to the soundtrack to Coppola's second film. The two were married in 2011 and are one of the hottest and most talented couples in Hollywood.
The couple has two children, and in 2020, they worked together when Mars' band composed the original music for his wife's latest film, On the Rocks. They are still happily married.
Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet is best known for her role as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and she met Lenny Kravitz backstage at a New Edition concert in 1985. Two years later, the two eloped and then had a baby girl the following year.
Unfortunately, the couple split in 1993 but remained close friends. Lisa then married Jason Momoa and had two children. However, Lisa and Jason also split and divorced in 2022.
Heather Locklear & Tommy Lee
Heather Locklear is an actress and is best known for her roles on Dynasty and Melrose Place. She met Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee backstage at an REO Speedwagon concert in 1985.
The two married one year after meeting but divorced after seven years of marriage. It was one of Hollywood's most famous marriages of the 1980s. Locklear went on to marry Richie Sambora and has continued to act.
Cher & Gregg Allman
Cher is one of the most famous singers of all time, and she has done it all, including acting, singing, Broadway, and modeling. In 1975, record mogul David Geffen took Cher on a date to see a solo Gregg Allman performance.
Cher and Allman were married just days later, while Cher was still on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. The couple had one son together but divorced two years later as a result of Allman's addictions. Cher went on to become a bona fide star.
Christie Brinkley & Billy Joel
Christie Brinkley is a supermodel and actress, and she met Billy Joel in 1983 while vacationing on St. Barts. The two were married just two years later and had one daughter together, named Alexa Ray.
It was the second marriage for both, and Christie even showed up in Joel's music videos. In addition, she painted the cover art for his 1993 album River of Dreams. However, the marriage didn't last, and both Billy and Christie went on to marry others.
Carrie Fisher & Paul Simon
Carrie Fisher was an actress and most known for her role in the Star Wars franchise. She had a famously turbulent relationship with Paul Simon. They two were married in 1983 for only one year but were in an on-and-off relationship for twelve years.
He did write songs for her, including "She Moves On" and "Hearts and Bones." The two did not have children together, but Carrie helped to raise Simon's son from his first marriage. Sadly, Fisher died in 2016 after suffering a heart attack.
Jordyn Blum & Dave Grohl
Jordyn Blum met the legendary drummer Dave Grohl in 2001 at the Sunset Marquis Whiskey Bar. The two got married in 2003 and have three children together. Today, the couple is still happily married.
Grohl is most known as the drummer for Nirvana, but he also established the Foo Fighters. Jordyn is a director best known for Foo Fighters: Walking a Line and The GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow is an A-list actress in Hollywood, and she met Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, backstage at a Coldplay concert. The two had an instant connection and were married in 2003. However, after eleven years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2014.
They had two children and can still be seen together with their children as they still have a great relationship. Paltrow has starred in many blockbuster hits such as Iron Man and Seven.
Nikki Sixx & Donna D'Errico
Donna D'Errico was introduced to Nikki Sixx by Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. The two married in 1996 and had a daughter together, Frankie-Jean. They were known to have a rocky relationship, and they officially divorced in 2001.
Donna stated that it wasn't an easy decision, "I was raised Catholic, so the fact that I filed for divorce says a lot. I'm angry about the fact that I am now in my late 40s, and I've had all this time pass without having a great guy in my life."
Bianca Jagger & Mick Jagger
Bianca Jagger met Mick Jagger after a Rolling Stones concert in 1970 and the two were married less than a year later. Unfortunately, things started rocky right away, as Bianca returned to her and Mick's honeymoon suite by herself before the end of the party.
In addition, Bianca stated that her "marriage was over on the wedding day." Later, Bianca sued for divorce on the grounds of adultery. She also stated, "A rock star is the worst husband a woman could have."