Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey renewed their vows at the same Texas church where they got married in Oct. 2002. It may have been the only thing this couple ever did without the cameras, but that didn’t make it any more effective. Time between vow renewal and split: One year.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian married in April, 2011. Given their controversial beginning (an affair while both were married to other people), it’s not surprising that these two tabloid regulars are constantly trying to show us how in love they are. To wit, a vow-renewal ceremony to celebrate the one-year mark. “Renewed our vows today,” LeAnn tweeted, while on vacation in Calabasas. Of course she did. Forecast: Not good. Both seem more obsessed with image than marriage.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher tied the knot in September, 2005. The Kabbalah-practicing duo were rumoured to have renewed vows during a trip to Israel, shortly after Star magazine published a story about Kutcher cheating. Moore stood (and tweeted) by her man, which may have been ill-advised in retrospect. Time between renewal and split: One year, one month.
Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony married in June, 2004 and renewed their vows once in 2008 and then again in 2010 at their California estate. At the time, Anthony joked that everyone said they’d never make it to five years, so this was a big deal. They barely made it past seven. Time between vow renewal and split: One year, one month.
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Heidi Klum and Seal married in May, 2005 and quickly became the poster couple for elaborate vow renewals (and icky public declarations of love in general). They retook theirs annually to much fanfare. Themes included “white trash,” “masquerade” and “brides and grooms.” In 2010, Klum explained, “it’s about remembering the moment of love … and reinforcing it.” Time between (final) renewal and split: Eight months.
Jon and Kate Gosselin married in June, 2009. The reality-TV stars took their full crew (as in their eight kids, plus cameras) to Hawaii in 2009, to have the ceremony they had always dreamed of. Kate Gosselin said the second time round represented a public promise to her kids that they would always be together. Time between renewal and split: A few months.
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon married in April, 2008. That these two have lasted as long as they have has probably put many doomsday divorce bookies into the poor house. Like Heidi and Seal, they recommit every year on their anniversary. Last year it was in Paris. In 2010, the renewal took place in a hospital room where their twins were born with the Reverend Al Sharpton officiating. So normal. Forecast: If truth really is stranger than fiction, then just just might last.
Beyonce and Jay-Z married in April, 2008. According to Star magazine, Bey and Jay decided to re-establish their commitment in front of God, their daughter and Oprah Winfrey. Word is the intimate affair took place at the couple’s N.Y. home and they exchanged new gold bands. You know - because Beyonce doesn’t have enough bling. Forecast: Defeat is not an option - if there is trouble in her marriage, Beyonce will just work harder at it.
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