It is a well-quoted statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce, but that certainly doesn’t mean that it is the end of the road when it comes to love. 13% of women and 12% of men in America are in their second marriage. Many couples that have been married previously find that the second time around they are more confident and secure in their relationships, and celebrities are no different. They are showing the world that true love really can strike twice.
Not a week goes by without Meghan Markle and Prince Harry being in the news. Her royal marriage is much-publicized, but what is not well-known is that it’s not the first time that Meghan has been married. From 2011 to 2013, Meghan was married to film producer Trevor Engleson. The couple divorced citing irreconcilable differences, but it wasn’t the end of love for Meghan. After meeting Harry in 2016, the couple married two years later and their partnership has grown from strength to strength. The couple has two children together, Archie and Lilibet and they now live in California.
Reese Witherspoon’s first marriage was to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe. Reese was only 21 when the couple first got together, but it didn’t last and they divorced in 2006. Reese found love again though with talent agent Jim Roth. The couple married in a small ceremony, and the dress was featured on the cover of Hello Magazine. Although it was Reese’s second marriage, the wedding was just as special, as it was unique and personal to the couple. If you too are looking for inspiration for your second wedding, think about how you can reflect your own personalities in your ceremony. Like Reese, you don’t need to have an enormous wedding as small weddings are very special and intimate.
Chris Pratt’s first marriage to Anna Faris was much publicized in the press. The couple, who met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, married in Bali in 2009 and have a son together. The marriage didn’t last, however, and they divorced in 2018. In the same year, Chris Pratt began a relationship with the author Katherine Schwarzenegger, and the couple married the following year. In 2020 they brought their daughter, Lyla Marie into the world. Chris and Katherine often celebrate their relationship together on Instagram, and they sure are a beautiful couple.
Second marriages can be incredibly successful – being a little bit older often means that you are more assured of yourself and confident of what you want in life. These celebrities are certainly showing that second time’s a charm when it comes to true love.