Strange Things About Bam Margera's Marriages

Jackass star Bam Margera is married — at least at this point — and raising a son, but his relationship history has been anything but blissful. 

Before Margera tied the knot for the first time, he was in a chaotic seven-year relationship with fiancée Jennifer Rivell. Margera would later tell Howard Stern that he never intended to marry Rivell and only got engaged because they'd been dating for years. Other lowlights included a convoluted claim by Rivell that Margera cheated on her with singer and actress Jessica Simpson, which Margera admittedly did not help with his own cagey statements on the matter. On top of that, Margera filed for a protection from abuse order against Rivell, claiming that after they broke up, she broke into his house, vandalized his belongings, and physically injured him. The PFA request was denied, and by that time, Margera had already moved on to a relationship with his soon-to-be first wife, Missy Rothstein. 

This sounds wild already, right? Well, that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this TV star's romances. Here are some seriously strange things about Bam Margera's marriages.

Will you marry me ... and do you want a Cinnabon?

In a January 2007 profile in The New York Times Bam Margera and his then-fiancée, Missy Rothstein, painted a strange portrait of their relationship. Margera spoke of his proclivity for partying and his unconventional approach to romance. "If it's Valentine's Day, I don't want her to expect flowers from me just because that's what you're supposed to do. My Valentine's Day is May 5," he said. 

Meanwhile, Rothstein prided herself on acting as a "calming influence" on her wild child beau, claiming that, in spite of her love for his "spontaneity," she's happy to help him "stop going for it" all the time. As an example of Margera's impulsive nature, the couple relayed the story of how he proposed to her right in the Cartier store at a mall. Margera reportedly thought it was a good sign when he found a diamond sparkler that fit her finger. "I was like, 'Now's the time,'" Margera told the paper. "We just sat there and drank three bottles of Champagne. Then we forgot to get gas on the way home, and we straight up ran out of gas on Route 202."

Paging Nicholas Sparks: We think we just found the beginning of your next epic love story right here.

Bam Margera and his wife didn't hold back with Howard Stern

During a 2007 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Bam Margera and Missy Rothstein revealed the unfortunate circumstances that led to some very private photos of her being leaked on the internet. When Stern told Rothstein how much he enjoyed her photos, Margera explained that the spread was apparently only supposed to feature relatively tame shots — if you consider topless photos tame — but someone allegedly leaked some photos of Rothstein posing in all her natural glory.

Margera really took the discretion up a notch when he proceeded to discuss other facets of their love life in excruciating detail, including how they, um, show affection while driving in his Hummer. "Upon Howard's request, Missy and Bam then demonstrated their technique for him on the studio couch," Stern's website reported. 

Other TMI moments with Stern included a play-by-play about the newlyweds consummating their marriage on the roof of a hotel in Dubai. Like the aforementioned leaked photos, this questionable moment was made stranger when Mr. and Mrs. discovered they'd had an audience of construction workers watching their rooftop antics. 

Bam and Missy's wedding was expensive, but not in the way you think

Bam Margera and Missy Rothstein's nonconventional nuptials were chronicled on the reality show Bam's Unholy Union, which tracked the three frantic months it took for the pair to haphazardly plan its February 2007 wedding. Along the way, Margera created absolute chaos for everyone around him, including his bride, whose wedding dress he destroyed with paintballs. It turned out the dress was a decoy, but you know what they say: It's the thought that counts.

Anyway, the actual wedding was exactly the kind of party you'd expect from a member of the Jackass crew, most of whom happened to be in attendance. Margera even managed to get punk rocker Iggy Pop to perform at the reception, just to really drive home the message that this was a counterculture spectacle to behold. After it was all said and done, Margera appeared on LA Ink and told his longtime friend, tattoo artist Kat Von D: "I have $13,000 worth of damages I have to pay for. ... Everybody got so wasted, they started breaking light fixtures and kicking in the bathroom doors." 

For Bam Margera, nothing says love like strange mouth tattoos

Not to overstate this, but Bam Margera and Missy Rothstein were by no means a typical couple. As such, they decided to commemorate their union with — what else? — tattoos. While it's not that strange for couples to get matching or commemorative ink, they don't usually get it on the inside of their lower lips. Ouch! According to The New York Times, Margera and Rothstein took their respective needles to the face at X-Treme Ink Tattoo Parlor in their hometown of West Chester, Pa. on the day they signed their marriage license. 

What did they etch on their bodies? We're so glad you asked. Rothstein got the Detroit area code, 313, because that's where they purchased their wedding bands. Margera got the words "Dr. J." His only rationale for etching basketball great Julius Erving's nickname into his mouth was: "He's the man," to which Rothstein asked, "What does that have to do with the wedding?" Great question, Rothstein. Great question.

Bam Margera rebounded from his divorce with an Icelandic 'I do'

By October 2010, Bam Margera admitted to Howard Stern that he and Missy Rothstein were living apart and only seeing each other once a week. Margera even said he had "a girlfriend in San Francisco ... and then another one in West Chester" and that, supposedly, Rothstein knew about both of them. It would take another two years for their divorce to be finalized, and by that time, Rothstein seemed like she was done with Margera's antics. "Official Divorced happy Finally Free.... who wanna come to my Divorce Party haha," she tweeted in November 2012, per Radar Online.

Eleven months later, Margera was walking down the aisle again, this time in a rock 'n' roll-themed ceremony during the Random Hero Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. According to Us Weekly, his bride, model and photographer Nicole Boyd, wore "a sexy white lace gown with pearl beading and a low-cut back," while Margera opted for more casual fare: "a black hoodie and shades." After exchanging vows, Margera jumped onstage with his band, F**kface Unstoppable, and played a set, complete with a mosh pit and crowd surfing. 

Strange in literally any other circumstance? Absolutely. Par for the course with Bam Margera? One hundred percent.

Keep your wife close and your buddy closer

Bam Margera has maintained a tight-knit group of friends dubbed the CKY Crew, so when Boyd married into the raucous family, it's safe to assume she was going to have to share her husband with his buddies. But sharing took on a whole different meaning with Brandon Novak, a close personal friend of the pro-skateboarder who's appeared in several of the star's films and who joined Margera's band, F**kface Unstoppable. In a 2014 interview with Howard Stern, Margera and Boyd admitted that they've made love in front of Novak, who's also supposedly gotten intimate with himself and other women while they're going at it. Novak also claimed he sometimes shares a bed with Margera and Boyd because Margera doesn't want to pay for him to have his own room. 

While nothing says newlywed bliss quite like sharing your bed with your spouse's buddy, things apparently get even more interesting when Boyd is out of the picture. Both Novak and Margera are reportedly members of the mile high club — and they joined together. Novak told Howard Stern that he allowed the Jackass star to take him to second base during an exhausting flight because he was thrilled that Margera "finally 'shut the f**k up.'" 

Alcohol has been a problem in both of Bam Margera's marriages

Bam Margera's big-time boozing has never been a secret. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, what started out as standard partying turned into the liquid courage required to perform his death-defying stunts. After the June 2011 death of his best friend and Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn, who died in a horrific DUI wreck, Margera's reliance on the bottle reportedly became a serious addiction.

But there were signs before that. In July 2009, Margera was hospitalized after a "four-day bender," according to TMZ, who reported that the former skateboarding star told them it was all because of issues in his marriage. "I may get a divorce ... booze helps," Margera said. He later told The Inquirer that the drinking "had a lot to do with" his first divorce, although that certainly didn't stop him from letting it affect his second one too.

In August 2016, Margera and Nicole Boyd allegedly had a drunken altercation outside a restaurant in Finland. TMZ reported that, although he wasn't charged with any crime, Margera was held in police custody until the following morning so he could "sleep it off." In January 2018, the month after his son Phoenix Wolf was born, Margera was arrested for DUI. The next day, he committed to going to rehab and fans hoped for the best.

A strange Instagram rant from Bam Margera is never a good sign

Bam Margera's marriage to Nicole Boyd has outlasted his previous marriage, but there could be problems bubbling beneath the surface. On the very first day of 2019, the troubled star entered rehab for the third time — and the third time wasn't a charm. He exited ten days after checking in, explaining his departure in a concerning Instagram post consisting of eight handwritten pages justifying his decision. He claimed he was "excited with ideas and energy and creation," but things spiraled from there.

In March 2019, the Jackass star went on a since-deleted Instagram rant about his wife. He claimed she took his Range Rover and credit card, leaving him unable to check into his New York City hotel room. That night, the pro-skateboarder was scheduled to perform at the West Side Comedy Club as part of a small, two-date comedy tour. According to Philly Voice, Margera said, "If I don't see [Boyd] at the show, I'm canceling it, and she better be in a new outfit because she always wears the same f***ing thing, or else I'll break s**t." TMZ reported that he canceled the gig after "screaming obscenities and threatening violence." He also called Boyd a "street ho," which isn't exactly a term of endearment.

Following the incident, Margera's family reportedly had him committed to a behavioral facility. According to TMZ, he did not go willingly, and his family believes he was "suffering from a personality disorder."

Bam Margera turned to Dr. Phil to fix his family

Bam Margera may have hit rock bottom in August 2019 when he turned to TV personality Dr. Phil for help. One could argue against turning to the doc who made the Cash Me Outside girl famous as your last line of defense. Needless to say, Margera pleaded for the talk show host to help him because his "family is in shambles" and he "can't stand" his wife via a series of since-deleted Instagram videos.

"Nicki I can't stand. No, I can't stand her. I'll tell you why," he said in his posts (via People). "Let's start with [son Phoenix Wolf] ... if we separate I know she's gonna use him as bait and I ain't playing that f—— game so you can have him." According to E! News, Margera also claimed to have seen 28 doctors and shuffled through four rehabs to no avail. The TV doctor was, reportedly, the "only person" who's advice Margera trusted. According to TMZ, Margera entered rehab for the fifth time after taping his episode of Dr. Phil.