Celeb marriages that just keep getting weirder and weirder

It's no secret that marriage is complicated. On top of the romance of weddings and coupling, there may be legal entanglements or families to combine. But when you add fame to that package, matrimony can get even more complex — and often pretty odd. Publicists and the press usually get involved, paparazzi snaps and social media posts escalate speculation, and wealth further complicates the legal side of getting hitched.

Every couple has its own idiosyncrasies, but some stars' unions go beyond "normal" levels of, well, quirky. Whether it's Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's penchant for oversharing, Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin's baby mama drama, the Beckhams' bizarre living arrangements, or the complicated rules of the royal family, some celebrity relationships became outright strange from the moment they said "I do." But hey, as long as they're happy, right? Either way, we're ready to dish the dirt. Keep on reading to find out which celeb marriages just keep getting weirder and weirder.

Miranda Lambert's marriage came with drama ... and dogs

Miranda Lambert shocked the world when she announced she'd married New York City police officer Brendan McLoughlin in February 2019. The couple secretly tied the knot the month before and first met in November 2018. However, there are a lot more odd elements to this coupling aside from the speed at which they raced down the aisle.

According to Radar Online, McLoughlin reportedly welcomed a son with another woman just days after meeting Lambert. His baby mama was someone with whom he allegedly cheated on his ex-fiancée. Yikes. That's not to mention the "Something Bad" singer's interesting take on becoming a stepmom. "My stepson is amazing," she gushed to Extra in June 2019. "I'm loving that whole phase, and I've raised a million dogs, so I feel like I've got that part of my womanly/motherly thing … so this is a whole new journey. It's great." 

Of dividing their time between Manhattan and Nashville, Lambert added, "We have the best of both worlds. We spend time in New York, we get to see our adorable nugget, then we get to come back to the farm and have the quiet life. I'm enjoying the balance."

Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber's long road to marriage

After following up years of on-and-off dating with a subsequent whirlwind romance, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin tied the knot in the fall of 2018. However, the road to the alter wasn't easy. The Biebs previously — and prophetically — called their unlikely marriage while discussing past mistakes in an interview with GQ in 2016: "What if Hailey ends up being the girl I'm gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it's always gonna be damaged. It's really hard to fix wounds like that."

In between that interview and his marriage with Baldwin, Bieber briefly dated ex Selena Gomez and was celibate for a year to combat his sex addiction and other vices. "I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff," the pop star explained to Vogue in February 2019. "And I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed." In the same interview, he and Baldwin revealed they were in therapy, with the model saying marriage is "really effing hard." 

We don't doubt it, and applaud these two for being open about the work they put into their relationship. But the fact that Baldwin was actually a "Jelena" stan back in the day? It truly makes things a bit bizarre.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: weird by royal standards

What makes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage weird is that it actually seems pretty normal — which is totally abnormal for a royal couple. After meeting through a friend in the spring of 2016, the pair announced their engagement a year and a half later, and then married in May 2018. Leading up to the birth of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple came under scrutiny for handling the baby's delivery out of the spotlight: Markle reportedly elected to use her own medical team instead of Queen Elizabeth's chosen OB-GYNs and opted to not do a Kate Middleton-style photo op hours after going into labor. These moves led some "royal experts" to gripe that she and Prince Harry were "conducting the birth in virtual secrecy" (via Page Six). You know, the same way most families would.

The only real strange elements about their marriage have been others' reactions to Markle joining the royal family. While her paternal clan has a long documented beef with the royals, Prince William reportedly raised an eyebrow over the couple's whirlwind romance, and Prince Philip allegedly advised the ginger prince that "one steps out with actresses, one doesn't marry them." But it seems to be working out for the Sussexes, so let's everyone get off their cases already.

David and Victoria Beckham may live separate lives

In addition to being forced to deny divorce rumors, David and Victoria Beckham have long been said to be living separate lives. According to a source cited by Us Weekly in 2018, the married pair were reportedly rarely in the same city, but their alleged living situation somehow worked for them: With Victoria in London, David reportedly often opted to hang out in Los Angeles while "doing his own thing" during his retirement from soccer.

Some reports have also claimed that their finances are separate. After reportedly severing their business ties in 2014, the Daily Mail alleged that Simon Fuller, who'd managed the power couple for years, still worked with Victoria, but stopped representing David in 2018. While the Beckhams denied these claims to The Sun, their arrangements will remain to be seen until someone actually produces a contract.

"I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and beautiful, healthy, happy children," Victoria told Grazia in 2015, but added somewhat defensively, "Yes, we travel a lot with our respective businesses and charitable commitments, but we always make time for each other as a couple and as a family." She continued, "David and I have nothing to prove. We love each other, look out for each other and are strong as both partners and parents."

No one saw Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's marriage coming

The union of Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden has baffled the world ever since news first broke that they were dating in May 2014. By the following January, the couple had quietly tied the knot, according to E! News. Apart from their whirlwind romance, part of what makes this celeb pairing so weird to the world is just how private they are. Outside of a few Instagram posts — including one of the Good Charlotte musician's giant chest tattoo of his wife's first name — their relationship has remained pretty quiet, especially since Diaz retired from acting. 

However, the former actress shared a rare inside look at their marriage while explaining why it worked at the 2017 Goop Wellness Summit. "I have a husband who is just my partner in life and in everything," Diaz said (via E! News). "Talk about two very different people! We are so different from one another, but we share the same values — we're totally two peas in a pod. We are both just weird enough for each other." She added, "He's my perfect little weirdo and I'm his perfect little weirdo." Who doesn't love an odd, happy couple?

Marriage made Russell Brand almost too traditional

Russell Brand was a notorious womanizer before settling down with second wife Laura Gallacher in 2017. Since then, the New Age-loving comedian's become so conservative and traditional in his home life that it's weird simply because it's coming from, well, him. While Brand told Sky News he was "dedicated" and "devoted" to raising daughters Mabel and Peggy, he admitted that Gallacher wouldn't leave the kiddos in his charge for more than 24 hours because he's "not so good on the nappies and making sure that they eat food." This was after Brand declared that having his first child made him embrace feminism, explaining to Grazia, "The thought that my daughter would be restricted, held down in any way or disqualified on the basis of her gender is one I really don't care for at all."

Still, the eccentric star hasn't ditched his well-known persona altogether. In case his parenting skills appear too off-brand (or off-Brand, as it were) for the Get Him To The Greek actor, Brand won The Great British Bake Off after baking cookies he claimed shared a likeness of Gallacher's genitals, titled "The Portal To All Life Biscuits." Because, well, of course he did.

Where in the world is Hannah Jeter?

Derek Jeter and model wife Hannah Jeter (née Davis) are happily married with two kids, but getting there was reportedly pretty tricky. In 2014, Page Six reported that the baseball pro dumped Davis due to her then-growing fame. "In the past, when his girlfriends become famous and start doing sexy shoots, that's when they break up," a source claimed. "Exactly the same thing happened with [exes] Minka [Kelly] and Vanessa Minnillo." When the pair tied the knot two years later, Terez Owens alleged that the Davis family disliked their new son-in-law and "tried talking Hannah out of it."

Since then, the Sports Illustrated cover girl has become pretty reclusive: Hannah Jeter hasn't posted on Instagram since February 2017, and it's unclear whether she's continued to model. In an essay for The Players' Tribune, Hannah admitted that she stopped working to a degree to be with Derek during his final days as a New York Yankee, writing, "My managers, at times, were not too happy with me; I canceled jobs left and right just to be present at those remaining games. And I still didn't feel totally in my element." She added, "Even during those last few months, I felt like I was still learning to identify the Derek Jeter everyone was saying goodbye to as the same Derek that I knew."

Amy Schumer got a husband and dropped her publicist

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer only dated for a short period of time and flew way under the radar before tying the knot. They only became Instagram official after attending Ellen DeGeneres' birthday party together in early February 2018 and married days later — but apart from the speed at which these two wed, there's even more weirdness than what meets the eye.

Schumer apparently met her chef husband through her assistant (Fischer's sister Molly), whom she met through her own former publicist and manager (Carrie Byalick), who briefly dated Fischer a decade before he and Schumer even met. Make sense? After Schumer and Fischer got hitched, Page Six reports that the comic fired Byalick and unfollowed her on Instagram. Yikes. However, it should be noted that Byalick herself told the media outlet that while their "business relationship ended for many reasons," the decision had "no connection" to Fischer and the duo "remain good friends."

While Schumer and Fischer jokingly heckled one another during their wedding vows, the comedian told E! News, "The best part [of being married] is just having a partner and being like 'I got a team' … You got someone to go through life with together that you love and you want to be partnered up with."

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's vague overshares

A lot of the chatter about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship began when the latter appeared to tell HuffPost that they shared an open marriage in 2013. However, she later posted a rambling missive on Facebook in an attempt to clarify her initial remarks. "Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so," she wrote in part (via E! News). "This does NOT mean we have an open relationship … this means we have a GROWN one."

The Smiths later elaborated on their marital status during an October 2018 episode of Jada's Red Table Talk. Will explained they had to "destroy" and "break up within [their] marriage" to get back on track after a rough patch, but that divorce was never an option for them. "Will and I have decided to even throw away the concept of marriage," Jada added. "It's a life partnership in the sense that we created a foundation together that we know is for this lifetime." Right … whatever that means.

Do John Travolta and Kelly Preston have a dark side?

While Kelly Preston and John Travolta have been married for nearly 30 years, their union has been plagued by bizarre rumors for almost as long. There are the cute quirks: Preston is BFFs with Kirstie Alley, who confessed to having a crush on her Look Who's Talking co-star; Travolta has a five-plane fleet and runway in their backyard; they even enjoy dining out at Olive Garden during date nights. Basically, they're adorable! … But then there are the more serious tales. 

Rumors surrounding Travolta's sexuality have been swirling for over a decade, including allegations of sexual misconduct from several men, as well as at least one report of a six-year affair with a male pilot in 2012. The late Carrie Fisher even once quipped to The Advocate, "I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know [he's gay] and we don't care" (via Vulture). For their part, Travolta and Preston have continued to vehemently denied all accusations of any and all alleged affairs and impropriety.

Kim Kardashian: Made for Kanye West ... by Kanye West?

Kanye West once called Kim Kardashian his "Perfect B**ch" in a song, but did he shape her into it? Early on in their relationship, the rapper was featured replacing some of Kardashian's clothing and accessories with items he preferred on a 2012 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. "Kanye's definitely inspired me to want to be a little bit more of an individual," the reality TV star said of the closet-raid incident. "I think my style's just evolving and changing, and I think it should, because that's what life is about."

Flash forward four years, talk show host Wendy Williams claimed to Radar Online, "I think that she likes the illusion of having a husband and children. He likes her because he likes a nice Barbie Doll" (via the Mirror). She added, "I don't think it's a real marriage. I believe that she's more like a muse — and he's molding and creating her, so they work well together."

Of course, this is just one controversial talk show host's opinion. But we haven't even mentioned other oddities like their nearly empty mansion, bizarre living situation, or the time West rapped about sleeping with Kardashian's sisters. That said, the married pair seem happy and are now the parents of four adorable tykes — so, whatever arrangement they have seems to be working for them.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will probably never divorce

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are nothing if not honest with the public about their marriage. After several years of dating, the couple got hitched in 1982 and welcomed three kids together. However, The Guardian reports that Ozzy attempted to strangle her Sharon in 1989, after which he went to rehab for three months. While things were relatively quiet for the pair until the 2002 premiere of The Osbournes, the rock star revealed in 2013 that he'd relapsed with his addictions to drugs and alcohol, but denied that he and Sharon were divorcing.

That nearly changed, however, when Ozzy reportedly hooked up with his then-hair stylist in 2016, leading Sharon to allegedly kick him out of their home. Following their short-lived split, the longtime couple reconciled, with Ozzy calling himself a "f**king idiot" and Sharon claiming that he'd cheated on her with six different women throughout their marriage. After renewing their vows in 2017, Sharon joked on The Talk that sex was "a bone of contention" in their marriage because he wanted it all the time and she didn't. "No wonder he fiddles other people!" she quipped, but added, "No, that's not true, he doesn't, he's a good boy."

Elton John has the British press under his thumb

Whether they're dragging Madonna for filth or hanging out with their sons (and their sons' godmother Lady Gaga), Sir Elton John and David Furnish have continued to be downright adorable together. While they've appeared to be pretty blissful to the rest of us, a tabloid once claimed that their marriage might not be what it seems. 

The longtime couple officially tied the knot in 2014, but two years later, the National Enquirer interviewed Daniel Laurence, a businessman who alleged to have had a sordid affair with Furnish. Prior to this hearsay, The Sun reported in 2015 that Furnish had purchased a home for a dancer named Danny he'd been spotted with frequently sans John. However, both Danny and sources close to Furnish and John said they were just pals. Needless to say, upon the publication of the National Enquirer's story, the "Your Song" crooner requested a court privacy injunction to block the British press from mentioning his or Furnish's names (via the National Post). Sure, publications outside the U.K. reported on the allegations using their monikers — but what John wants in his home country, John gets. 

A real-life wife swap led to Shania Twain's second marriage

Wife swapping isn't just for reality TV — it's apparently also for divas. Singer Shania Twain and her husband of 15 years, producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, separated in 2008 amid rumors that he'd had an affair with Twain's best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud (via the Mirror). Twain and Lange finalized their divorce in 2010 … but by then, the "That Don't Impress Me Much" hitmaker was already quite impressed with Marie-Anne's ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud. Twain and Thiébaud were engaged within six months of the ink drying on her divorce forms with Lange, and the two married in January 2011 — just weeks after announcing their engagement.

While reflecting on her ex-husband's affair, Twain later told the New York Post, "When that happened, I thought, 'Forget it, this is more than I can handle — I'm never going to sing again.' I had to grieve through it." She also revealed that she and Lange have remained cordial for the sake of their son, Eja, but said of Marie-Anne, "I don't see her, ever. I don't invite that trigger into my life … She's not my future — she's my past."

Are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 'redefining' marriage?

The road leading up to Miley Cyrus' marriage to Liam Hemsworth was a rocky one: They met as teens on the set of The Last Song in 2010, broke up and reunited several times, got engaged, and split again in 2013. By the time they got back together three years later, they each rebounded with other stars — and Cyrus got a lot of twerking and seemingly delayed adolescent rebellion out of her system.

The couple married in December 2018, not long after losing their shared Malibu home in the devastating wildfires that engulfed California. At the time, Hemsworth had ushered all of their pets out of harm's way while Cyrus was overseas filming Black Mirror. "When you experience what we experienced together with someone, it is like glue," she later explained to Vanity Fair. "You're the only two people in the world who can understand." The singer-actress also insisted that she and Hemsworth were "redefining, to be f**king frank, what it looks like for someone that's a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship." Well, we'll give them one thing: Not many other couples can boast that they have adorable matching Vegemite tattoos.

​Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are thirsty for that spon-con

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' romance seemed to come out of left field — but it turns out this Jonas Brother had been jonesing for the Quantico actress for a while before they became public. Jonas initiated contact by slipping into her DMs in 2016, the couple told Vogue in 2018. After a number of text exchanges, they met in person for the first time at an Oscar after-party in February 2017. That April, Jonas met Chopra's mom. A week later, they attended the Met Gala together … but wouldn't see each other or make another joint public appearance for a whole year. Us Weekly reported that they were a full-blown couple following the 2018 Met Gala. They became Instagram-comment official, attended a Jonas family wedding together, and hung out with Chopra's family in Mumbai all in June of that year. A month later, he proposed on Chopra's 36th birthday.

Aside from the speed of their courtship, it's the spon-con surrounding their romance that's made this pairing weird. Jonas' bachelor party appeared to be sponsored by multiple brands, the couple had a well-documented and vocal obsession with Tiffany's amid their engagement news, and their Amazon-sponsored wedding registry was reportedly almost as long as their actual wedding celebrations.

Are Beyoncé​ and Jay-Z just a brand partnership?

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have shared a lot of ups and downs over the years. The power couple quietly married in 2008 and Bey revealed she was pregnant with their first child at the 2011 VMAs. Despite conspiracies of a fake baby bump, the Carters welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012. Their lives seemed quiet and blissful … and then Elevator-gate happened in May 2014, shattering the couple's facade of a seemingly perfect marriage.

At the time, Beyoncé's sister, Solange, appeared to physically attack Jay-Z in an elevator at a Met Gala after-party while her older sis looked on. No one involved in the elevator fight has revealed what really went down, but Bey and Jay have since gotten very personal in their lyrics. Beyoncé accused her husband of cheating in Lemonade, which he confirmed himself in 4:44. They reconciled, welcomed twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017, and dropped Everything Is Love in the following year.

Despite their happy front, cynics have continued to believe this pairing is all about branding over brooding. "There's still something there, even though it's not going to last," a source once claimed of the Carters' relationship to Page Six. "Business is always part of the equation. They know they're the king and queen of hip-hop — and really, all of music. Neither wants to lose that."

Jason Momoa 'stalked' Lisa Bonet before their marriage

Jason Momoa has referred to Lisa Bonet as his "wife" since around 2007, but it turns out they didn't actually tie the knot until November 2017. In any case, the parents of two are pretty flippin' adorable, but their beginnings were, if you ask the Aquaman star, actually pretty creepy. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Momoa revealed that he'd been obsessed with Bonet ever since seeing her on The Cosby Show at just eight years old. "I saw her on the TV and I was like, 'Mommy, I want that one,'" he recalled. "I am like, 'I'm going to stalk you for the rest of my life, and I'm going to get you.' I am a full-fledged stalker."

When Momoa and Bonet finally met in 2004, they stopped at a cafe, where Bonet ordered a Guinness — which sealed the deal for the actor. Confirming as much, Bonet told Net-A-Porter in 2018, "In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do. He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style!" 

To Momoa, Bonet, and all of these totally-in-love, albeit weirdo couples, we just have one thing to say: You keep doing you.