When people think about Robert De Niro’s spouse, they usually think about Grace Hightower, whom he has been married to for the past few decades. However, his first marriage was to fellow actor Diahnne Abbott. The two met on a taxi ride to the auditions for the movie “Taxi Driver.” De Niro promised to help her get the part, and they began dating and eventually married in 1976.
The couple had two children together, Drena and Raphael. They were married for twelve years and then divorced. Diahnne has pretty much been out of the spotlight ever since and has never remarried. De Niro is recognized as one of the greatest American actors of all time and is still making movies in his seventies.
Michael Jordan – Juanita Vanoy
Spending the good part of two decades with the most iconic NBA star of all time is bound to bring its fair share of memories. Basketball superstar Michael Jordan married businesswoman Juanita Vanoy in Las Vegas in 1989. They were together for 17 years and had three children together.
When they decided to amicably separate, Juanita was awarded one of the largest divorce settlements in history. She received a settlement of their seven-acre Chicago estate and 168 million dollars! Vanoy got custody of the children, and she did not marry again. Michael married his model girlfriend Yvette Prieto in 2013, and they had twin daughters in 2014 named Ysabel and Victoria.
Montel Williams – Grace Morley
Montel Williams is a radio host, television personality, and actor, but he is most famous for his long-running talk show, 'The Montel Williams Show.' Over the course of his life, Williams has been married three times. He met his second wife, Grace Morley, when she appeared on his show in an episode about mother-and-daughter showgirls.
The couple wed in 1992, were together for eight years, and had two kids, but parted ways in 2000. Montel married Tara Fowler in 2007, and they are still together. Morley has not remarried since.
Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson
Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, met swimsuit model Maggie Johnson in 1953 after the two were set up on a blind date. They fell for each other hard and fast and were wed only six months later. They were married for over two decades and had two kids, Alison and Kyle.
Unfortunately, rumors of infidelity plagued their marriage, and they legally separated in 1978. Their divorce was completed in 1984, and Johnson received a $25 million settlement. Eastwood went on to have many relationships and married television personality Dina Ruiz in 1996. They had one child together and divorced in 2014.
Hugh Jackman – Deborra-Lee Furness
He might have been the vicious Wolverine for the last few decades. But when he wasn't on the movie set, Hugh Jackman was being tamed by his wife of near-on 30 years, Deborra-Lee Furness. The Australian prison drama “Correlli” starred Deborra-Lee Furness and was one of Hugh Jackman’s first acting jobs.
Although she is 13 years his senior, the two quickly became inseparable and tied the knot in April 1996. Jackman even designed Furness’ engagement ring himself. The couple had their wedding rings inscribed in Sanskrit, reading “Om paramar mainamar,” which literally means “we devote our union to a larger source.” They have since adopted two children, but ultimately separated in 2023.