Celeb Marriages That Just Keep Getting Weirder And Weirder

The following article includes mentions of addiction and allegations of child abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse.

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, 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 former 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, 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 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 maintaining 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

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage probably wouldn't seem weird in any other family, but the couple have certainly raised eyebrows in royal circles. 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." 

After leaving their royal duties behind them and relocating to America in 2020, the Sussexes opened up about the racism and discrimination Markle faced in a controversial interview with Oprah. And for the "Spare" author's father and brother, Harry's much-discussed 2023 autobiography might have been the final straw.

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, it was reported the following year that the couple had bought Fuller out of his 33% stake in David's business.

"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. 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 took a break from acting (though she's set to return in Netflix's "Back in Action"). 

And their desire for privacy also meant that when the couple had a baby daughter called Raddix in 2020, they didn't share any photos. They did make it clear how thrilled they were, writing on Instagram, "We are so happy, blessed and grateful," and adding of baby Raddix, "She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family."

The actor 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 infamous for his admitted womanizing ways 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

Brand told Sky News of raising daughters Mabel and Peggy, "I am dedicated to it, devoted to it, but I am still surprised when it's like, 'Oh my God, this is f***ing really hard and it's so exhausting.'" However, 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 a charity special of "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 three 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, claiming, "They tried talking Hannah out of it."

Since then, the Sports Illustrated cover girl has become pretty reclusive: Hannah Jeter rarely posts on Instagram, 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 was not about Fischer, and the duo were still on good terms.

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." And the pair have become a team in a different sense: Schumer gave birth to a baby boy in May 2019.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith love to overshare

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. "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 a 2018 episode of Jada's "Red Table Talk," after August Alsina alleged that he and Jada had a sexual relationship. Will explained that they had to "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.

And the revelations kept coming about their marriage in his self-titled 2021 memoir, before Will got himself in hot water at the 2022 Oscars by slapping Chris Rock over a joke about Jada's appearance. Even if the Academy responded by banning their best actor winner from future ceremonies, his unusual marriage seems to be going strong.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have survived decades

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 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 Sharon claiming he'd cheated on her with six different women throughout their marriage. "I love my wife," Ozzy told Rolling Stone, "and [being sober] made me realize what a f***ing idiot I've been." After renewing their vows in 2017, Sharon joked on "The Talk" that sex was "a bone of contention" because he wanted it constantly and she didn't. "No wonder he fiddles other people!" she quipped, but added, "He doesn't, he's a good boy."

The longtime couple faced a new challenge in 2020, when the rock star was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In 2022, Sharon revealed in the "Paxman: Putting Up with Parkinson's" documentary that they had been spending more time together since the diagnosis, per E! News. "When I look at my husband, my heart breaks for him," she reflected, describing how his health had declined.

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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 apparently gets. 

Luckily, it doesn't seem as though these two are letting the negative energy of the occasional tabloid scandal into their happy marital bubble. "Our life is the same as anyone else's," Furnish once told CTV News. "You know, sitting around the breakfast table, looking at the newspapers, drinking coffee, watching television, playing with the dogs, [and] playing with the kids."

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. 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."

​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" actor 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. And at the start of 2022, they became parents via surrogate.

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 façade 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 on "Lemonade," which he confirmed himself on "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." But going by Beyoncé's emotional thank you speech at the 2023 Grammys — which included a nod to her "beautiful husband" — we'd say this musical power couple's still going strong.

Chris Pratt made divisive comments about Katherine Schwarzenegger

Marvel star Chris Pratt married into Hollywood royalty when he tied the knot with Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019. This loved-up duo have since become known for having their fair share of oddities in their marriage

The pair faced backlash in 2021, for example, over an Instagram post where Pratt thanked his second wife, writing in part, "She's given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter" — which some interpreted as a dig towards his ex-wife, Anna Faris, and their son, Jack, who was born prematurely with a cerebral hemorrhage and has since dealt with various health issues. Pratt was also criticized for the way he praised Schwarzeneggar; as some commentators pointed out, Pratt exclusively wrote about how much Schwarzenegger loved him, rather than complimenting her as a person. "Find you somebody that looks at you like that!" he advised his followers.

But Pratt defended himself against accusations that he was being egocentric and tactless in an interview with Men's Health the following year. The actor insisted that the papers were targeting him unfairly and that it was hurtful to his loved ones. "A bunch of articles came out and said, 'That's so cringeworthy. I can't believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born premature,'" he explained. "... And I'm like, 'That is f***ed up. My son's gonna read that one day. He's nine.'" Pratt added that it negatively affected his emotional health and even brought him to tears.

A prison sentence interrupted William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman's marriage

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are one of the longest-lasting couples in Hollywood: as the "Desperate Housewives" star told the Chicago Tribune, they dated off and on for 15 years, during which Macy popped the question on multiple occasions, before she finally agreed to marry him in 1997. 

But the actors hit a bump in their marriage when their role in a college admissions scandal was exposed in 2019, and Huffman went to jail for fraud conspiracy after a much-publicized trial. As the prosecutors explained, she had paid $15,000 for their daughter's SAT math scores to be faked. "In my desperation to be a good mother, I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot," Huffman wrote in a letter to the judge who decided her fate, per the Los Angeles Times. "I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair." Macy defended his wife by explaining how much she regretted harming her daughter's self-confidence and chances at college.

In the end, Huffman only served 11 days in a California federal prison before she was reunited with her husband. And their relationship still seems to be going strong: Macy spoke to Parade in 2023 about the importance of evolving alongside another person in a marriage. "I believe in love," he added. "The older I get, the more I believe in it."

Brittany Furlan won't leave Tommy Lee's ex alone

After a Hulu miniseries and Netflix documentary about Pamela Anderson led to a resurgence of interest in her '90s relationship with rock star Tommy Lee, questions started emerging about Lee's current wife. He started dating social media star Brittany Furlan in 2017 and married her in 2019, despite their 24-year age gap.

But Furlan has been criticized for publicly feuding with Anderson, who was physically abused by Lee during their time together. In 2018, the "Baywatch" star commented on Lee's recent fight with their son, Brandon, by insisting that the musician's struggle with alcohol addiction made him dangerous and unpredictable. "This is the disease of alcoholism," Anderson said in a statement on her website, per ET, alleging that Furlan was enabling Lee's drinking. "This is what he wants — someone to behave badly with." At the time, Furlan responded on Twitter by threatening to retaliate. "She had never met me and had no care to meet me and blocked me on social media when Tommy and I started dating," Furlan later told Fox Digital, claiming that she had been hurt. "... It was just so ridiculous and really awful."

Furlan later made a since-deleted TikTok about Anderson in February 2023, using a filter that made her look like the model and joking about their disagreement. After being criticized for stirring up controversy immediately after Anderson opened up about her trauma in her "Pamela: A Love Story" doc, Furlan insisted that she wouldn't respond to the hate.

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Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn are still making headlines

Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn are still one of the most infamous celebrity couples in the world, three decades after the affair between the filmmaker and his ex's adopted daughter was first uncovered. Soon-Yi was adopted at a young age by André Previn and actor Mia Farrow, whom Allen started dating in 1980. Their relationship was revealed in 1992 when Farrow found photos at Allen's apartment of a naked Soon-Yi, who was a college student at the time.

In 2018, Soon-Yi gave her side of the story to Vulture, accusing her adoptive mother of physical abuse and neglect, as well as fabricating stories about Allen. She recalled how the two bonded after an 11th-grade Soon-Yi broke her ankle and soon began attending Knicks games together. "I already had a father," she insisted, claiming that Allen hadn't been a paternal figure to her. "... Mia never married Woody, nor did they ever live together. He was my mother's boyfriend, plain and simple."

Soon-Yi also dismissed the allegations of sexual abuse that Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, first made towards him in the '90s, claiming that they had only received new attention in recent years because "[Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim." Dylan responded in a statement on Twitter, accusing Soon-Yi of infantilizing her. "I continue to be an adult woman making a credible allegation unchanged for two decades, backed up by evidence," Dylan insisted, further rejecting any of Soon-Yi's claims against her mother.

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have defended each other

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have been raising eyebrows with their 26-year age difference since they first got married in 2012. But the couple have stuck together through bizarre and tragic circumstances.

In 2020, they faced viral accusations that Hilaria had faked her Hispanic accent and passed herself off as Spanish despite growing up in Boston with English as her first language. In her response on Instagram, Hilaria insisted that she was trying to respond to the speculation thoughtfully. "My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both," the yoga instructor claimed, apologizing for the confusion. "The way I've spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained — I should have been more clear and I'm sorry." Alec also came to his wife's defense, saying in part on Instagram, "There's things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are ridiculous. I mean, just ridiculous."

However, the pair faced more serious charges over Alec's involvement with a tragic fatal shooting in 2021. After cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of the movie "Rust" by a prop gun that Alec had been holding, he was charged with involuntary manslaughter. But Hilaria is standing by her man, as she made clear in February 2023. "In it with you, Alec," she wrote in part in an anniversary post on Instagram. "I'm here, we are here... never alone."