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- October 19, 2009
- Vol. 72
- No. 16
Then & Now Hot Couples
From Fairy Tale Weddings to Tumultuous Endings, These Romantic Pairings Ignited Many a Spark
PRINCE CHARLES & PRINCESS DI
The shy kindergarten teacher wed the British heir to the throne before a world TV audience of 750 million—but there was no happy ending.
LONI ANDERSON & BURT REYNOLDS
The couple wed six years into their relationship, but divorced six years later.
JACK NICHOLSON & ANJELICA HUSTON
They fell in love within days of meeting at a Hollywood party and began a 17-year on-and-off romance.
FARRAH FAWCETT & RYAN O'NEAL
Theirs was an up-and-down romance, but O'Neal was at Fawcett's side when she died.
TOMMY LEE & HEATHER LOCKLEAR
The rocker inked his love for the then-Dynasty star on his forearm—a black rose emblazoned with her name.
TOM CRUISE & KATIE HOLMES
The movie star told the New York Times Style magazine, "I knew I wanted to marry Kate when I met her."
COURTNEY LOVE & KURT COBAIN
The rockers' intense and volatile union produced daughter Frances Bean.
ELLEN DEGENERES & PORTIA DE ROSSI
DeGeneres said she was "the luckiest girl in the world" when she wed De Rossi.
MICHELLE & BARACK OBAMA
The future First Lady was the President-to-be's law firm mentor when they started their romance.
ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT
Arguably the most chronicled—and scrutinized—couple in showbiz history.
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- CONTRIBUTORS Elaine Aradillas,
- Lorenzo Benet,
- Brian Braiker,
- Paul Chi,
- Champ Clark,
- Antoinette Y. Coulton,
- Mark Dagostino,
- Shruti Dhalwala,
- Mary Green,
- Wendy Grossman,
- Liza Hamm,
- Jessica Herndon,
- Julie Jordan,
- Amy Elisa Keith,
- Kristen Mascia,
- Farah Menass.
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