… And they said it wouldn't last.
Brigitte Nielsen got married to her fifth husband, Mattia Dessi, in 2006 and many weren't convinced this duo would last, especially given their 15-year gap.
But, on July 6, Brigitte, 53, and Mattia, 38, looked happy as ever as they headed to lunch at Los Angeles hotspot Joan's On Third.
Brigitte — and her ever-present platinum locks — looked youthful in skinny white jeans and a sheer graphic top. Mattia dressed relaxed in a fitted t-shirt and khaki green jogger pants.
Over the years, the "Rocky" star has praised her beau, even saying he's responsible for her staying sober.
"He's the reason why I have my disease under control," she told Female First in 2013, alluding to her rehab stay in 2007.
Mattia told the mag, "We talked about it immediately. We talked about the reason why and how it happened, especially about how we could make sure that she'll recover and how we could put it in order. I'd even threaten her with our split to get her away from alcohol."
Brigitte, who was once married to Sylvester Stallone, told the German outlet IN that a relapse was "possible."
"When you go to meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous you'll meet people who haven't drunk for 30 years and had a relapse," she said. "The addiction will always be part of your life."