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Celebs who got hitched in Vegas — and whether marriage lasted


The scent — or stench — of romance lingers in the Las Vegas air, mixed in with the heady aroma of at-risk cash, funky cigar smoke and all-you-can-eat buffets.

However, while the rest of of us wannabes desperately chase high-roller status, real-life celebrities are sneaking away to quickie Vegas chapels to tie the knot.

But is it a gamble — or a jackpot?

Kourtney Kardashian, 42, got hitched to her lover, Travis Barker, 46, in the City of Second Chances during the early morning hours of April 4. The Blink-182 singer and the reality star, who have been dating since early 2021 and had been friends for years prior, had a Vegas ceremony after the 2022 Grammy Awards, though they’re reportedly not legally wed yet.

But papers or not — they’re hardly the first to have surprise nuptials in the Marriage Capital of the World. Many A-listers skipped the big white weddings with cake tastings, champagne towers and a perfectly curated DJ playlist and went straight to Sin City to say “I do.”

Veteran Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul of Graceland Wedding Chapel, who married Lily Allen and David Harbour, said he married about a dozen couples a day — some who knew each other for 45 years before tying the knot, and, for others, just four to five hours.

“The main thing is: you’re in love,” Paul told The Post. “In my mind, I like to believe that they all live happily ever after. I just believe in love.”

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker followed in the footsteps of iconic stars such as Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow and Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton when they got hitched at a quickie Las Vegas wedding chapel. But what are the chances of success? Here's how celeb couples stack up.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker followed in the footsteps of iconic stars such as Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow and Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton when they got hitched at a quickie Las Vegas wedding chapel. But what are the chances of success? Here’s how celeb couples stack up.
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But how long does high profile holy matrimony last in Vegas? Here are some Tinseltown couples who famously jetted off to the Strip to walk down the aisle.

Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow cut their wedding cake
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow cut their wedding cake in 1966.
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The singing legend was 50 years old when he married the “Rosemary’s Baby” star, then just 21 years old. The couple wed at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966 and split two years later. She was the third of the musician’s four wives.

Years married: 1966 to 1968

Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach

Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach
Young couple Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach in the 1970s.
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The legendarily sexy and chic “Dressed to Kill” actress married the Grammy-winning “What the World Needs Now is Love” composer in 1965 at the Silver Bells Wedding Chapel. They divorced in 1981 after more than 15 years of marriage. The duo had a daughter, Nikki, who committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 40.

Years married: 1965 to 1981

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
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The A-list pair tied the knot at the Golden Nugget chapel after just three months of dating in the late 1980s. The iconic “Die Hard” action star and “Ghost” actress welcomed three daughters together and split at the start of the millennium. However, the exes are still besties to this day as he battles a reportedly career-ending illness with the support of his extended family.

Years married: 1987 to 2000

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos at the 2020 Academy Awards.
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The “Riverdale” stud and his longtime morning show host wife — one of the most unabashedly, some might argue obnoxiously, loud-and-proud happy couples in pop culture history — eloped after a year of dating in 1996 in Sin City. The proudly thirst-trapping couple is still going strong today, and they share three kiddies together.

Years married: 1996 to present

Lily Allen and David Harbour

Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul with newlyweds David Harbour and Lily Allen at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
Lily Allen and David Harbour said their “I Dos” with Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul at the Graceland Wedding Chapel — during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
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Lily Allen, 36, and David Harbour, 46, were married by Paul at Graceland Wedding Chapel wed during the height of COVID-19.

Despite the fact that the British pop star had come to Graceland by way of a three-week sojourn on a yacht in Croatia — a loophole that allowed Allen get around some pandemic travel restrictions — she and the “Stranger Things” actor were “so down to Earth,” Paul told The Post.

The pair reportedly went for In-and-Out Burger with Allen’s two young daughters after the ceremony, but not before snapping a few pics with the ordained doppelganger. “We were very happy that ‘The King’ would [deign] to take pictures with us,” Harbour later recalled.

Years married: 2020 to present

Nicolas Cage and two different wives

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Riko Shibata and Nicolas Cage at the premiere of “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” on March 12, 2022 in Austin, Texas.
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The Oscar winner skipped down the aisle twice in Nevada. He married Erika Koike in March 2019 and filed for an annulment a mere four days later. He was granted a divorce in June of that year.

The “Honeymoon in Vegas” actor later wed Riko Shibata (who is currently pregnant with his third child), at the Wynn hotel in a small ceremony in February 2021.

Years married: Koike: 2019; and Shibata: 2021 to present

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson in 2016.
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Griffith was just 14 years old when she met Johnson, then 22, on the set of their 1973 movie “The Harrad Experiment,” also starring her mom, Tippi Hedren. The forbidden lovers were soon bunking up and, when the “Lolita” star turned 18, tied the knot with the Golden Globe-winning actor at a small ceremony in Las Vegas in 1976.

The pair divorced after six months, with the young starlet going on to date Ryan O’Neal, then marry her “She’s in the Army Now” co-star Steven Bauer — and had one son before they split in 1989. Meanwhile, Johnson was tied to actress Patti D’Arbanville, with whom he shared one son.

However, Griffith and the “Miami Vice” star gave it another go just months after her divorce — and became parents to daughter Dakota Johnson on October 4, 1989. In 1994, they split for good. Griffith soon found herself in the arms of her third husband Antonio Banderas and wed the Spaniard in 1996. They divorced in 2015 after sharing one child. Johnson married his current wife Kelley Phleger in 1999.

Years married: 1976; 1989 to 1994

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere in 1993.
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The ’90s supermodel and the ’90s romantic comedy heartthrob said “I do” in Vegas in 1991 and split in 1995.

Crawford went on to marry businessman Rande Gerber in 1998, and they have two children together — Kaia and Presley. Gere subsequently married Bond girl Carey Lowell and then activist Alejandra Silva.

Years married: 1991 to 1995

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton & Angelina Jolie during "Gone in 60 Seconds" Los Angeles Premiere
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie at the “Gone in 60 Seconds” Los Angeles premiere in 2000.
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The philanthropist and the “Monster’s Ball” actor married in Vegas in 2000 after starring in the flick “Pushing Tin” together just a year prior. Jolie was two decades younger than Thornton, and they parted ways in 2003.

The couple can mostly be remembered for their very exposed PDA moments on the red carpet. One such moment was when they would wear vials of each other’s blood during various events.

Years married: 2000 to 2003

Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi

Brendan Paul and Jon Bon Jovi
Graceland Wedding Chapel owner Brendan Paul poses with Jon Bon Jovi, who married wife Dorothea Hurley there in 1989.
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Dorothea Hurley
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi in 2021.
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These high school sweethearts grew up together in Middlesex County, NJ, long before John Francis Bongiovi from history class became Bon Jovi the rock star. “If I got one thing right back in high school, it was falling in love with this girl,” Bon Jovi said of his 40-year crush on Instagram in 2021.

The pair did part ways for just four years as the future Rock & Roll Hall of Famer launched his career. But the “I’ll Be There For You” singer reportedly begged her to take him back. Despite a heartbroken female fan base, they eloped at the Graceland Wedding Chapel on April 29, 1989, during a stop on the band’s Jersey Syndicate Tour. The ride-or-die duo has four — now-adult — children.

Years married: 1989 to present

Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra in 1998.
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After a wild evening in Sin City, the “Scary Movie” icon got hitched to NBA player Dennis Rodman in 1998 at the Little Chapel of the Flowers. However, just six months later, the basketballer filed for an annulment and said he was “of unsound mind when he recited his vows.” The two have remained friends since their split.

Years married: 1998 to 1999

Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg

Martin von Haselberg and Bette Midler
Martin von Haselberg and Bette Midler in 2010
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These two had their wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator at the Starlight Chapel in 1984. The “Hello, Dolly” singer and the artist share one child, Sophie von Haselberg.

Midler and von Haselberg are still just as in love today as they were almost four decades ago.

Years married: 1984 to present

Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon

Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon in 2013
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The “Baywatch” star tied the knot with Paris Hilton’s ex (and sex tape partner!) Rick Salomon at the Mirage hotel in 2007. While the mother of two filed for divorce two months later, the duo remarried in 2014. They spit for the second time just a year later.

Years married: 2007 (and remarried in 2014, split in 2015)

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander

Britney Spears' marriage to Jason Alexander lasted only 55 hours.
Britney Spears’ marriage to Jason Alexander lasted only 55 hours.
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The iconic pop star wedded her childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004 at A Little White Wedding Chapel. But their marriage was very short-lived as they parted ways and filed for an annulment just 55 hours later.

Judge Lisa Brown signed off on the annulment at the time and said, “They’ve made a wise decision. I know they care about each other. They are friends.”

Years married: 2004 (for 55 hours)

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the “Dark Phoenix” premiere in 2019.
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The Jonas Brothers member and the British actress shocked fans when they ran to A Little White Wedding Chapel following the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Singer Diplo livestreamed the nuptials in the early hours of the morning on his Instagram.

The “Game of Thrones” alum and the former Disney star are currently expecting their second child together and are parents to a daughter, Willa.

Years married: 2019 to present

Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth

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Mia Goth and Shia LeBeouf in London in 2014
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The “Fury” actor and the “Emma.” star had their 2016 nuptials officiated by an Elvis impersonator and livestreamed by TMZ.

The two have had a rocky relationship over the years, and they announced they were separating in 2018. But they got back together in 2020 and just recently welcomed their first child last month.

Years married: 2016 to 2018





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