Hollywood stars often marry more than once. Wonderwall.com is taking a look at some of Tinseltown's biggest stars' first wives… starting with George Clooney. The actor is completely smitten with current wife Amal Clooney and their twins these days, so it's easy to forget that he was married once before. Keep reading to see his first wife revealed, plus more celebs with their firsts too!
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George Clooney's first wife was "Mad Men" actress Talia Balsam. They married in 1989 and their divorce was finalized in 1993. In a November 1995 interview with Barbara Walters, George said, "I won't get married again because I wasn't very good at it." Luckily for Amal Clooney, he changed his mind!
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In 2016, Pierce Brosnan gushed over wife Keely Shaye Smith to mark their 15th wedding anniversary. He shared a throwback pic of himself and Keely on Instagram that Feb. 9 with the caption, "My love …." Pierce also has sons Dylan and Paris with the former journalist. But she wasn't his first wife…
Before Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce Brosnan was married to Cassandra Harris. Pierce met the Australian actress through her stepson, David Harris, and married her in 1980. They were together until her death from ovarian cancer in 1991. Pierce and Cassandra have one biological son together, Sean, and the actor adopted Cassandra's children from previous relationships, Charlotte and Christopher. In 2013, Charlotte died of ovarian cancer at the age of 41.
Harrison Ford married actress Calista Flockhart — his third wife — in 2010. He began dating Calista after meeting her at the 2002 Golden Globes. The actor has been a father to her adopted son, Liam, since he was a baby. He was married to second wife Melissa Mathison, the late screenwriter with whom he has two kids, from 1983 to 2001.
Harrison Ford was married to first wife Mary Marquardt from 1964 to 1979. They share two sons: Benjamin and Willard.
Jimmy Kimmel has been married to writer Molly McNearney since 2013. They welcomed daughter Jane a year later and are also now parents to a son, Billy.
Jimmy Kimmel married costume designer Gina Maddy in 1988. They divorced in 2002. Jimmy and Gina share two children together: Kevin and Katherine.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have had their ups and downs, but they've remained married since 2000. In 2007, Catherine spoke to Us Weekly about how Michael first wooed her. "I want to father your children," she said he told her, and he did: The two share daughter Carys and son Dylan.
It's hard to picture Michael Douglas with anyone but Catherine Zeta-Jones now, but from 1977 to 2000, he was married to Diandra Luker. He was 32 and she was 19 at the time of their marriage. They share son Cameron Douglas, who was released from prison in 2016 after serving seven years on felony drug charges.
Charlie Sheen has been married three times. His second marriage, to actress Denise Richards — the mother of his daughters Sam and Lola — lasted from 2002 to 2006. After Denise, he was married to Brooke Mueller from 2008 to 2011. He shares twin boys Bob and Max with her. After Charlie's recent money woes and revelation that he's HIV-positive, Denise and Brooke struck deals with him to lower their child-support payments.
Long before he married ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen was married to Donna Peele. Charlie and the model met while filming a cigarette commercial together in 1995 and wed only six weeks later. Their marriage lasted until 1996.
Tom Cruise is currently single, but he's been married three times. His most recent ex-wife is Katie Holmes, the mother of his daughter, Suri Cruise. Tom and Katie wed in 2006 and divorced in 2012. Before Katie, Tom was married to Nicole Kidman from 1990 to 2001. They adopted two children: Bella and Connor.
Before Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers. They wed in 1987 and divorced just three years later. Through Mimi, Tom became involved in Scientology.
Russell Wilson is a newlywed. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback married Ciara on July 6, 2016, at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, after dating for a little more than a year. He and Ciara were very open about how they abstained from sex until their wedding night.
Before he met Ciara, Russell Wilson was married to Ashton Meem from 2012 to 2014. Ashton and Russell met in high school.
Garth Brooks is a country superstar, and he's been married to fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood since 2005. As one of country music's most powerful couples, they tour together. In 2013, Garth spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about how his marriage to Trisha began. "This was somebody I always enjoyed being around. And we had a lot more in common than I ever dreamed we did. And so we started seeing each other after the divorce," he said. "We'd known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people. And I've got to tell you, if you like her and don't know her, you'll love her. If you love her and don't know her, you'll worship her. She's the real deal."
Before Garth Brooks wed Trisha Yearwood, he was married to Sandy Mahl from 1986 to 2001. Sandy was his college sweetheart, and they share three daughters together: Taylor, August and Allie.
It's hard to imagine that Will Smith had another wife before Jada Pinkett Smith. Will and Jada have been married since 1997, though they've had their share of highs and lows. In November 2015, Will spoke to "Entertainment Tonight" about his second marriage, explaining, "You can't expect it to be easy. It's like our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know, we're just not quitters." Will and Jada have son Jaden and daughter Willow.
Will Smith's first wife was actress Sheree Zampino. They married in 1992 and divorced three years later. Will and Sheree share son Trey.
Bradley Cooper is one of Hollywood's hottest bachelors. He's not married now but has been dating model Irina Shayk since 2015. In 2017, they welcomed daughter Lea.
It's been nearly a decade since Bradley Cooper was a married man. His first wife was actress Jennifer Esposito. They wed in 2006 and divorced in 2007.
Robert De Niro has been married twice. He's currently wed to former flight attendant and actress Grace Hightower, his wife since 1997. Although they split in 1999, they never divorced and ended up renewing their vows in 2004. They share son Elliot and daughter Helen.
Before Grace Hightower, Robert De Niro was married to actress and singer Diahnne Abbott from 1976 to 1988. They share son Raphael and daughter Drena.
Ryan Reynolds is a father times two with wife Blake Lively. Ryan married Blake in 2012.
After seeing Ryan Reynolds' PDA with Blake Lively, it's hard to remember he was married to Scarlett Johansson first. They wed in 2008 and divorced in 2011.
Steve Martin has been married to second wife Anne Stringfield, a former fact checker at The New Yorker, since 2007. Steve became a father for the first time at 67 when Anne gave birth to their daughter in December 2012.
Steve Martin's first wife was actress Victoria Tennant. Steve and Victoria married in 1986 and divorced in 1994.
Kevin Costner tied the knot with model Christine Baumgartner in 2004. Kevin has three children with Christine: Cayden, Hayes and Grace.
Kevin Costner's first wife was Cindy Silva. They met while they were college students at Cal State Fullerton and were married from 1978 to 1994. His divorce from Cindy was one of the most expensive celeb divorces ever: Cindy got $80 million after their 16-year marriage imploded. They share three children: Annie, Lily and Joe.
Alec Baldwin and second wife Hilaria Baldwin married in 2012. He and the former yoga instructor welcomed son Leonardo in 2016. They also have daughter Carmen and son Rafael.
Kim Basinger was Alec Baldwin's first wife. Alec married the Oscar winner in 1993 and they welcomed daughter Ireland Baldwin in 1995. Their marriage ended in 2002.
Blake Shelton has captured the hearts of many through his country music and his role as a coach on "The Voice." The "Bringing Back the Sunshine" singer was married to fellow country icon Miranda Lambert from 2011 to 2015 and is currently in a serious relationship with pop-rock queen Gwen Stefani.
Kaynette Williams was Blake's first wife. The duo married in 2003 and finalized their divorce in 2006 amid rumors of impropriety between Miranda Lambert and Blake, which many believe led to the dissolution of his first marriage.
Charlie Hunnam is known at the sexy star of "Sons of Anarchy." He is currently in a relationship with entrepreneur Morgana McNelis.
Charlie's first wife was fellow actress Katharine Towne. The duo, who married in in 1999 and divorced in 2002, eloped in Las Vegas after meeting at a "Dawson's Creek" audition. Charlie has since described that marriage as "terrible, painful and expensive." Sheesh!
Gary Oldman has proved to be quite the Lothario. The legendary British actor has been married four times and one of those marriages was to Uma Thurman, whom he met on the set of "State of Grace" and married in 1990. They divorced two years later.
Gary Oldman married his first wife, British actress Lesley Manville, in 1987. The two share son Alfie, who was born in 1989. Three months after Alfie's birth, Gary left Lesley and went on to fall in love with Uma Thurman.
Musician Swizz Beatz is married to Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys. The two are parents to sons Genesis and Egypt.
Swizz Beatz's first wife was songwriter Mashona Tifrere. The couple was married from 2004 to 2008 and share a son, Kasseem.