Las Vegas is known around the world for a lot of things, including quickie weddings. Whether it’s in front of an Elvis impersonator, a drive-thru, or on a gondola, Las Vegas has long been known as the place to come to get married. Here are ten celebrities throughout the years that have gotten hitched in Las Vegas:
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu
The King of Rock & Roll and his queen married at the former Aladdin Hotel in May 1967. While their marriage ended six years later in 1973, they remained close for the rest of Elvis’ life.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
The pop singer and her childhood friend married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in 2004 and divorced less than three days later.
Kirk Doulgas and Ann Buydens
The actor, perhaps best known for his role as Spartacus, married the German-born philanthropist Buydens at the Little White Wedding Chapel in 1954. They are still married to this day.
Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford
The actor and model were another famous couple to walk down the aisle inside Little Church of the West. They were married from 1991-1995.
Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner
Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner were among the first celebrities to get married at the Little Church of the West. However, their love was not meant to last; they divorced just a year after they got married, in 1943.
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow
Ol’ Blue Eyes and the star of Rosemary’s Baby were married at the Sands in 1966. They divorced 2 years later but remained close friends.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy
The former actor and legendary NBA player married the former model at the Little White Wedding Chapel in 1989. They divorced in 2006.
Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg
The actress and singer married Martin Von Haselberg, an artist, in 1984 after knowing each other for only six weeks inside Caesar’s Palace. Despite the pressures of Hollywood and a whirlwind courtship, they are still married to this day.
Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley
The lead singer of 80s rock band Bon Jovi and his high school sweetheart tied the knot inside the Graceland Wedding Chapel in 1989. They are still married.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Hollywood’s reformed bad girl married the actor and director Thornton at the Little Church of the West in 2000. Despite adopting a child together, the couple couldn’t make it work and went their separate ways in 2003.