It’s a hard job being a celebrity wife. If you’re not famous, you get endless articles in the media questioning whether you’re attractive enough or successful enough to be the wife of a famous person. And if you are famous, you get… well, actually, you get pretty much the same.
Luckily, the love of a good husband is usually enough to make it through the privacy invasions and press intrusions. If it’s not, though, then a million-dollar divorce settlement usually does the trick. And it goes without saying that over the years you’re going to age and change – just like these 20 spouses of famous men have done.
20. Diandra Luker
Before Catherine Zeta-Jones was Mrs. Michael Douglas, that title belonged to a woman called Diandra Luker. She was just 19 when she married him in 1977; sadly, though, it didn’t last. Still, when they divorced in 1995 she was awarded $45 million, which has to help with the grieving process at least a little bit…
19. Deborra-Lee Furness
Before X-Men made him a household name, Hugh Jackman wed Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996 after they worked together on the Australian TV drama Correlli. And two decades and two adopted children later, they’re still together and both looking great. Furness apparently doesn’t always know best, though, as she actually advised him to turn down the part of Wolverine in X-Men at first.