Fame is often accompanied by success and money. However, fame can also be quite fickle. And, who knows this better than celebs who can no longer afford their lavish lifestyles?
Fantasia Barrino won the third season of American Idol back in the year 2004. After that show, she signed a lucrative record deal, wrote a best-seller, and was also involved in a biographical production. Years later, she faced many lawsuits and lost the North Carolina house she had purchased for $1.1 million. Her financial situation became so dire that she ended up becoming homeless.
Best known for Grace Under Fire, comedian and actress Brett Butler was at peak of her career during the 1990s. She was making lots of money, and her career was on an upswing.
A series of bad investments and her addiction issues made her lose her fortune. Due to the dwindling work offers, her financial situation in 2021 became so critical that she had to start a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for herself.
Television announcer, actor, singer, and host Ed McMahon was at the top of his game from 1957 to 1962. His show Who Do You Trust? was performing exceptionally well and McMahon was basking in the show’s success and fame.
Soon after, he experienced a financial downfall owing to his lavish spending habits. A hefty $4.8 million home loan left him almost broke taking his net worth to -$2 million in the year 2009.
‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson has been at the center of many controversies including financial ones. This celebrity was said to spend a lot more than he earned as per the forensic accountants.
A large portion of his earnings covered his ever-growing legal expenditure (he was facing seven lawsuits in 2003.) His Neverland ranch proved to be a white elephant for the star. In 2012, the ranch was sold off to clear his debts, seven years after he passed.
American rapper T-Pain witnessed success with his second album Epiphany. In the years to come, he won two Grammys and delivered a slew of hits. That success was accompanied by financial lows, however, mostly due to the rapper’s overspending habits.
The situation became so dire that, at one point, he had to borrow money to get burgers for his children. This should be a lesson that he should really manage his finances better.
The soul singer and creator of the Shaft theme, Isaac Hayes was at peak of his career in the 1960s. Issac was one of the creative forces behind Stax Records. The record would run into a series of financial problems. In 1976, Hayes had to declare himself bankrupt.
By then, Issac was drowning in six million dollars of tax debt. His financial situation is said to have worsened due to mismanagement, incompetent staff, and spending too much on everything.
Teenage heartthrob David Cassidy soared to fame with his portrayal of Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family. He used this fame as a launchpad for his musical career.
His musical career took off, gaining him legions of fans. His song “I Think I Love You” broke all the records and became #1on musical charts. While his music career was flourishing, Cassidy was getting in trouble with the law. Then, a messy divorce proved to be so expensive that he had to put his mansion on the market.
Known for his portrayal of Arnold Jackson in the popular sitcom Different Strokes, Gary Coleman was one of the highest-paid stars on the show. When the series concluded in 1986, Coleman’s financial problems began. Apparently, his parents and business manager had made a mess of his finances.
The celebrity sued them for the damages. Though he won the case, the compensation he received wasn’t enough to keep him going. To sustain himself, he had to accept the job of a security guard before declaring bankruptcy in 1999.
Motormouth Teresa Giudice became a widely recognized housewife after she starred in reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Despite her success on the show, the reality star has had her share of financial troubles and shortcomings.
She along with husband Joe were charged with mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion in 2014. The duo had to serve jail time. While Teresa was sentenced to 15 months, her husband was given 41 months!
Burt Reynolds’ lavish spending habit became his financial undoing. This ‘70s star had a difficult time controlling his purse strings. Reynolds was known to blow his money on the most lavish of things including a private jet, a helicopter, sports cars, 150 horses, mansions, and more.
He is believed to spend $100,000 just on toupees. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he claimed that “it’s always possible to spend more money.” His attitude led him to bankruptcy in 1996 with over $10 million in debt.
Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling during his two-decade career made more than $115 million. After his retirement from sports, he decided to become an entrepreneur by launching a video game company, 38 Studios. Curt pumped all his life savings into the business.
Sadly, his business tanked and he found himself in a lawsuit filed by the state of Rhode Island. To cover up the losses to some extent, Curt had to take up a job in ESPN and start afresh.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s, model and actress Farah Fawcett had a huge fan following. And why wouldn’t she? A beloved icon, Fawcett won hearts from all over thanks to her portrayal as Jill Munroe in Charlie’s Angels.
The star was diagnosed with cancer back in 2006. The celebrity passed away three years later in 2009. Fawcett led a fairly regular life during the last decade of her life.
American star Nicole Eggert rose to fame with her character of Summer Quinn in the popular drama The Baywatch. She later went on to do a handful of television and movie projects. However, her projects thinned out gradually and the former star was struggling to make ends meet.
In 2013, she declared bankruptcy and sold her Los Angeles home to offset her losses. In a recent interview, she claims that her Baywatch success terrified her — leading her to premature exit from the show.
During the ’60s and ’70s, Sly Stone had everything from name to fame — and even an overflowing bank account. This soul and funk singer is considered the pioneer of his music genre. Alas, he never received his musical royalties. His savings subsequently began to dwindle and he ended up becoming homeless.
He was forced to live in a van and lead an austere life. Apparently, Stone hadn’t read the fine print properly and had given away all his music rights to the label.
Mickey Rourke was enjoying commercial and critical success in the ’80s thanks to his movies such as The Pope of Greenwich Village, Barfly, Angel Heart. The actor continued delivering hit after hit with Sin City, Iron Man 2, and The Expendables.
He was immensely praised for his portrayal of an aged wrestler in The Wrestler in 2008. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. The acting offers dwindled, his addiction grew, and his finances took a hit.
Twilight’s Hollywood hunk Taylor Lautner may be a surprising entry but he too has had experience with financial hardships. While the whole Twilight series had a box office collection to the tune of $3.3 billion, Lautner was struggling to find his footing as a star post Twilight.
He was finding it difficult to find worthy projects. Though he was seen in a couple of projects, his starry status has definitely taken a blow since his time as part man-part werewolf — and so has his lifestyle.
This celebrity made her celluloid debut in 1993 with The Crush. The movie became a hit earning her MTV Movie Award for The Best Breakthrough Performance. She soon signed Aerosmith’s music video for “Cryin.”
Clueless cemented her position in Hollywood. In 1997, Alicia went on to do Batman and Robin. The movie undid her celebrity status and earned her bad press. Her projects were reduced with Alicia gradually stepping away from the studio lights.
Josh Harnett was seen in some of the highest performing films of the 1990s and 2000s — be it Black Hawk Down, Sin City, and Pearl Harbor. If you see his filmography, however, there was a lull in his acting projects from 2002 to 2004.
It’s said that Hartnett moved on to do Indie projects and pretty much disappeared from commercial movies. The switch impacted his earnings and celebrity net worth, and the actor is no longer living the lifestyle he used to in his heydays.
Mena Suvari caught people’s attention when she starred in both the American Pie franchise as well as American Beauty. The tabloids went gaga over her beauty and screen presence. But not many people know what happened; the star just disappeared from the acting scene.
By 2001, Mena was more or less written off from Hollywood. In 2012, Mena got divorced and had to pay her ex monthly spousal support of $17000 (read: financial red flag).
Martin Sheen’s son, Charlie Sheen rose to celebrity prominence with films such as Platoon, Wall Street, Major League, and Young Guns. In 2013, he left hit series Two and a Half Men.
Although he was once the highest-paid actor on the show, the fame got to his head. Ultimately, he was sacked from the show. His finances took a dip and, this once-famous actor found himself drowning in colossal debt to the tune of millions.
Much before her Netflix show Russian Doll (renewed for a second season), Natasha Lyonne was stuck in a bad financial loop — or a vicious financial cycle, as some may say.
The actor’s financial woes were the result of her substance abuse issues. She suffered major health problems and had to be sent to rehab. But, the actress pulled herself together and re-built herself, one good habit at a time.
Actor Dustin Diamond was a part of the 1980s sitcom Saved by the Bell wherein he played the nerdy albeit lovable Screech. Though he was loved for his role, Hollywood didn’t seem to love Screech’s real-life counterpart all that much.
For years, he grappled to find the next decent project. His attempts were unsuccessful, though. In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy. He also tried selling T-shirts in between to avoid the legal authorities from seizing his house. Unfortunately, he passed in February 2021.
Six-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick had her brush with financial woes once upon a time. In 2013, the award-winning star was left with no other option but to file for bankruptcy.
Apparently, Dionne ran into financial problems due to the financial mismanagement of her assets and investments, delay in paying previous taxes, and more. The singer had $1,000 in cash when she made the decision to declare herself bankrupt.
Much has been written about basketball player Dennis Rodman’s edgy style. He loved — and, in fact, still loves — to splurge and how. His extravagant lifestyle proved to be a financial bane for him. There came a point when he wasn’t able to meet his daily expenses.
The sports star had made $27 million during his basketball career. In 2014, he filed for bankruptcy and appealed to be absolved from his child support fees.
Baywatch’s breakout star Pamela Anderson has had her series of financial mishaps. She once ran into trouble with IRS (Internal Revenue Service) for failing to pay her taxes. Apparently, her dues had piled up so high that the star was forced to sell her Malibu Mansion to balance her financial records.
In another account, Jon Peters (her 12-day husband) once shared that he had cleared a major chunk of Pamela’s outstanding debts before he broke up with her.
A legend in soul music, Marvin Gaye sang many evergreen songs such as “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “Let’s Get it On.” He also won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1996.
In 1976, the music legend had to declare bankruptcy after he failed to pay alimony to his ex-wife, Anna Gordy. The judge told Gaye to pay alimony from his royalties and rejected his petition for bankruptcy. Due to the court’s order, his financial standing took a hit and Gaye joined the ranks of celebs who could no longer live lavishly.
Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker in the first installment of the Star Wars saga — 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back. It was followed by another cult Star Wars movie titled Return of the Jedi (1983).
However, the role undid his acting career. The producers and directors were wary of casting him in other roles. Hamill’s income started thinning, and he had to do voice-over projects to keep his house up and running.
Supporting actor Stephen Baldwin has appeared in films such as Born on the Fourth of July and The Usual Suspects. After these projects, Stephen had a hard time getting new work. His debts speedily began to pile up while his earnings dried.
In 2009, he appeared before the court to file for bankruptcy. He had to let go of (foreclose) his New York home to settle his massive $2.3 million debt.
During the ’90s, country outlaw legend Willie Nelson was slapped with a tax evasion notice from the IRS — he owed a whopping $16 billion! He was practically left with nothing.
With his lawyers, Nelson began an intense series of negotiations with the IRS. He had to auction his most prized possessions in order to escape prison bars. Though the IRS lowered his debt to six million bucks, a majority of his properties were sold.
Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp might be one of the highest-paid male actors in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had any financial setbacks. The actor is apparently a big spender when it comes to yachts.
He has also pumped a lot of his earnings into his non-performing record label. In 2020, the celebrity told the court that he was left with $100 million after his business manager swindled money off him to the tune of $650 million.
The Most Astonishing Celebrity Wedding Dresses Of All Time
Most of us have financial constraints that prevent us from living out our wedding fantasies, but if you’re a fabulously wealthy celebrity, the sky’s the limit! Check out some of the most gorgeous celeb wedding dresses of all time!
In order to officially quiet the rumors about her love life, Robbie posted a photo on Instagram with her newlywed husband and her beautiful wedding ring! However, photos from the wedding that leaked showed Robbie walking down the aisle with a pageboy by her side. Although it was just the upper torso of her dress that was revealed, it showed a gorgeous cream lace off-the-shoulder gown. It is reported that it was originally her mother’s dress and had been modified for Robbie’s wedding.
The bride, whose known for her fierce sense of style, kept her distinct edge with a custom pink and white wedding gown by Dior during her wedding to British rocker Gavin Rossdale. The couple has since split, but her ex-husband says: “We had 20 years together and that in itself is pretty incredible. It’s a lifetime. I still think she’s incredible. It was a lovely 20 years and we have three amazing children. There were a lot of positives.”
Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard got married at the Beverly Hills Hotel just three short months after getting engaged. The star-studded crowd is exactly what you would expect for one of the world’s most in-demand supermodels and the New York Giants’ wide receiver – Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Odell Beckham Jr., Tiffany Haddish, and Shanina Shaik all attended! Chanel chose a Zuhair Murad gown: “I feel very lucky to have gotten married in one of his gorgeous creations.”
When talking about her wedding, reality TV star Whitney Port said, “We wrote our own vows and had members of our family marry us, we didn’t do a sit down dinner because we are way more casual than that and wanted everyone to have little bites of everything, including all of our favorite things like a bread bar! We named cocktails after our nicknames for each other, we choose all the music by making a playlist for the two years we were engaged.”
California native Lauren Conrad rose to fame on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and its spin-off, The Hills. Lauren had a staggering ten -that’s right, ten – bridesmaids by her side on her special day. Why such a large number? Isn’t it improper wedding etiquette? “It’s really a personal choice,” she said. “I think as long as the number doesn’t distract from the nuptials, you’re fine. Also if you have a large group, having them sit during the ceremony works well,” she added.
Yes, this is Kim Kardashian’s second appearance on the list. Though we strongly prefer her iconic look in a Vera Wang gown during her wedding to rap superstar Kanye West, we can’t forget her first wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries. The marriage only lasted for 72 days, but Kim still went all out on the special day – the ceremony cost upwards of $10 million. Kris gave Kim a 20-carat, $2 million engagement ring that had to be transported via an armored truck.
R&B songstress Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks football player Russell Wilson, indulged every little girl’s fairytale wedding fantasy when they held their nuptials at the medieval Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, United Kingdom. The pair flew in 100 of their closest family members and friends along with Pastor Judah Smith to perform the ceremony. The bride wore a stunning custom gown with gorgeous lace accents by Roberto Cavalli Couture. Ciara’s son, Future Zahir, even served as the ring bearer for the lovebirds.
She might not be married to Prince William, but Pippa Middleton’s wedding was (nearly) as big as her royal sister Kate’s. The day that she tied the knot with James Matthews, Pippa arrived at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, England, wearing a beautiful dress with a high neck and an ivory gown. With bespoke lace that added to the fine detail of the gown, Pippa was guaranteed to stand out from the crowd on her big day.
They have just recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary, but on July 10, 2015, Nicky Hilton shone in this elegant white, lace gown when she was set to wed James Rothschild. The couple got married at The Orangery in Kensington Palace Gardens in London, England, and Nicky wore this Valentino Haute Couture gown pictured below, which set the socialite back $77,000. Meanwhile, Nicky is heir to the Hilton Hotel empire, and James Rothschild is a member of the wealthy Rothschild family.
Some of the most iconic bride gowns that Carolina Herrera has designed have included those of Jessica Simpson and Idina Menzel. Another actress who got the five-star treatment from Herrera was Renee Zellweger. The star of Bridget Jones’ Diary wore her stunning dress on her wedding day in 2005 with many loving the minimalist style of her dress. The photos of her beach wedding with Kenny Chesney were stunning. However, the couple had an annulment just four months later.
Kate Upton married Justin Verlander in a romantic Tuscan wedding in November 2017, and the actress, as ever, was a vision in white on her big day. The actress and Sports Illustrated model couldn’t hide her happiness as she walked hand-in-hand with her new husband, and her smile went perfectly with her gorgeous dress. Kate opted for a more classic, long-sleeved lace Valentino gown, with a long white veil, and a bouquet of peach, light pink, and ivory flowers.
It was the moment everyone was waiting for and, on May 19, the world finally got their glimpse of the wedding dress Meghan Markle chose to wear to marry Prince Harry. The new Duchess of Sussex chose designer Clare Wright Keller, who is the first female artistic director at the house of Givenchy. The famous French house seems to be a favorite of Meghan Markle, who has chosen to go from an actress and public figure to a member of the British Royal family.
When Salma Hayek married the famous French financier François-Henri Pinault, the wedding was just as star-studded as you’d expect for Hollywood royalty like her. Bono, Penelope Cruz and Woody Harrelson were all in attendance. The wedding cost a whopping $3.5 million – which is pocket change if you’re Francois-Henri Pinault (he is a billionaire, after all). The wedding itself was held in Venice’s renowned opera house, Teatro La Fenice. The Mexican-born beauty now shares one child, named Valentina, with her husband.
Sofia Vergara looked absolutely stunning in a bridal gown by Zuhair Murad, a top choice for many of the celebrity brides on this list. The Colombian born actress, who rose to fame on the sitcom Modern Family, had a fairytale wedding to Magic Mike beefcake Joe Manganiello. No expense was spared for the big day, which brought the total cost of the wedding up to a whopping $3 million. The ceremony was held at Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida.
Kaley Cuoco previously got married wearing a pink, princess-like, gown, but unfortunately, that marriage was not to last. The Big Bang Theory actress recently wed for the second time, and this time she wore a custom-made Reem Acra 1920s inspired gown. The lace detailing and the way it fit perfectly on the actress made this one of the most beautiful wedding gowns. In fact, it took 50 yards of pure silk chiffon and ten seamstresses who hand embroidered the gown, to get this perfect finish.
After meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, a whirlwind romance fighting tabloid rumors and the paparazzi, and adopting several children, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally tied the knot at Chateau Miraval in France after nine years of dating. The ceremony was held in front of an intimate crowd of just 22 of the couple’s closest friends and family. Angelina’s dress featured illustrations by all of her children and was a uniquely beautiful homage to her family.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber first met in 2009 when they were just teenagers backstage at the Today show. No one would have guessed that 10 years down the line, they’d actually be husband and wife. Though the two already tied the knot in a courtroom wedding in September 2018, they held another celebration one year later in September 2019 with all their loved ones. Hailey’s stunning custom made dress is all anyone could talk about, and rightfully so!
When you’re marrying Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor (who has been the pursuit of actresses for decades), you better look stunning on your wedding day – and that’s exactly what Amal Alamuddin did! The celebrated Lebanon-born, London-based human rights lawyer made it clear exactly why George Clooney decided to finally settle down. The bride looked like a fairytale princess in a custom gown by Oscar De La Renta. For the reception, she switched into a cascading red Dolce & Gabanna gown.
Top tennis player Serena Williams married tech entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their infant daughter was in attendance. On Instagram, her husband posted: “You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport–I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife. I am so excited to write so many more chapters of our fairy tale together. And my whole life I didn’t even realize it, but I was waiting for this moment.”
Britney Spears shocked the world when she married her back-up dancer Kevin Federline. But you may not know that she was the one who actually proposed! “Then all of a sudden I said, ‘What if you want to get married?’ And I kind of went from there to asking him if he would marry me. I asked him… He said no because he thought it wasn’t the right way to do it.” A week later, Kevin bought Britney a ring.
Hey, Victoria and David Beckham, the 1990’s called, and they want their…everything back! The couple married back in 1998 Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland. The Bishop of Cork conducted the ceremony, which cost millions of dollars. All jokes aside, the power couple, consisting of one of the most highly paid soccer players in the world and the singer-turned-fashion icon formerly known as Posh Spice, is still going strong more than two decades later. The couple has four children together.
Reality stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt shocked fans when they eloped in Mexico in 2008. But, as expected for these two fame-hungry pop culture personalities, they had a second, televised wedding (which was shown on The Hills) in Pasadena a few months later. Lauren Conrad, Heidi’s former best friend and co-star, attended the wedding amid speculation that she wouldn’t show up, since she famously didn’t get along with Spencer. Lauren allegedly “had a fit” at her friend’s nuptials.
Actress Jessica Biel opened up to Elle magazine about her wedding dress: “I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink.”
Snooki – real name Nicole Polizzi – married her husband in front of 500 guests. Of her big day, she said, “I had the worst jitters. I was nervous, I had to have a little vodka. I was like, ‘Where’s my vodka? I need my nerves to calm down.”‘ She added, ‘It was honestly the best day of my life. I want to renew my vows next year just so I can have a wedding again and relive that experience because it was so amazing.”
Grammy award-winning songstress Christina Aguilera married her manager Jordan Bratman at the age of 24. However, things didn’t last for the couple after their $3 million Santa Barbara ceremony. In an interview about the breakup with People Magazine, Christina explained “I’ve grown as a woman and he’s grown as a person. We were both looking for different things. We just weren’t right for each other. I couldn’t face living another five years together and feeling that I wasted that time being unhappy.”
Eva Longoria appointed famous fashion designer and close pal, Victoria Beckham, when it came to choosing her wedding dress, and she couldn’t have picked a better dress if she tried. The simple white gown fit the Desperate Housewives star perfectly when she married for the third time to José Bastón. It was also quite the contrast to her choice of wedding dress to her marriage previously to Tony Parker. Eva and José married in 2016 and just recently welcomed their first child together, a son named Santiago Enrique Bastón.
Allison Williams married Ricky Van Veen in 2015 and chose Oscar de la Renta when it came to her wedding dress designer. Best known for her role in the hit HBO series, Girls, Allison and her new husband had invited guests to the Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming and she chose Peter Copping as her dress designer. She said she had one request for Copping, who she knew would be the best man for the job, stating, “I wanted sleeves because I’m always cold.”
Ashlee Simpson is another bride who chose to stay away from tradition when it came to her wedding dress. In fact, the American singer chose a Houghton Bride crop top, bralette, and lace skirt, when she married Evan Ross in 2014. Evan Ross is an actor known for his role in The Hunger Games, while also being the son of the very famous singer, Diana Ross. Shortly after the couple celebrated their year anniversary, they welcomed a daughter named Jagger Snow Ross.
Arlenis Sosa proved she was every inch a supermodel when she married basketball player Donnie McGrath in 2015. The couple married in the model’s native home of the Dominican Republic, where they invited 150 guests to watch them say their vows in a beach ceremony. Arlenis shined in this Reem Acra dress, which fit her model figure to a tee. The design consisted of a lace top with a simple and elegant finish. The bride looked sensational as she walked down the aisle with her veil blowing behind her.
Gabrielle Union has graced the silver screen time and time again, looking effortlessly beautiful every time. Once again, the famous actress was a vision when she married Dwayne Wade in 2014. This was the second marriage for the Bad Boys II star, and she chose to wear a custom Dennis Basso for the occasion. Dwayne was already a father of three at the time of marrying Gabrielle, and the new bride chose her step-sons to walk with her down the aisle.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears, who rose to fame as Britney Spears’ younger sister, shocked the world when she became pregnant at the age of 16. At this time, her popular television series, Zoey 101, had to be canceled, but Jamie Lynn welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Maddie. In 2014, Jamie proved she was all grown up when she married Jamie Watson in New Orleans. The former child star wore Liancarlo for her big day and had Maddie as her bridesmaid.
When Jamie Chung married Bryan Greenberg in 2015, the actress wore two dresses. The former reality television personality wore a Jonathan Simkhair gown for pre-vow photos, and then Monique Lhuillier for the ceremony. The couple exchanged their vows on Halloween in front of their family and friends at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara, California. In fact, the wedding was a three-day event and started with a welcome dinner on Friday night in the woods where guests were encouraged to wear costumes.
When Anna Camp and Skylar Astin married in 2016, it sent Pitch Perfect fans into a frenzy. The co-stars began dating in 2013 before officially tying the knot three years later. They invited their guests to watch them exchange their vows at an outdoor ceremony on the central California coast, including their Pitch Perfect co-stars. Anna Camp wore a Reem Acra dress with Vince Camuto shoes and Neil Lane jewels. The couple had seven groomsmen and bridesmaid, with one being fellow co-star, Brittany Snow.
For her Italian nuptials to rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian chose a fairly conservative floor-length gown. She looked stunning!
She has walked many runways and is one of the beautiful Angels from Victoria’s Secret, so it is no surprise that Shanina Shaik looked like the most beautiful bride on her wedding day. The model recently married DJ Ruckus in a private beach ceremony in the Bahamas wearing a bohemian style dress. Looking elegant and chic in white on her big day, Shanina had enlisted the husband-and-wife team at Ralph & Russo to help create her dream dress in just eight months.
When socialite Nicole Richie married Joel Madden in 2010, she chose to go for this unique style of dress. While she has been known to have gone slightly over the top in her younger, wilder days, Richie seemed to have had her own vision when choosing this dress. Regardless of people’s thoughts on this dress, the mother of two has since created her own successful fashion line, House of Harlow, so has proven she knows a thing or two when it comes to style.
Back before Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian married NBA player Lamar Odom just one month after the couple met. Keeping Up With The Kardashians and the E! TV network paid for the wedding, which was estimated to have cost more than $1 million – chump change for a Kardashian. The couple made $300,000 by selling the exclusive rights to their wedding photos to OK! Magazine. Khloe rocked a tiered strapless Vera Wang gown with purple tints that showed off her hourglass figure.
Reality TV star Audrina Patridge married longtime beau Corey Bonahan in Hawaii, just a few months after giving birth to their daughter. Her wedding dress designer was based in Australia and explained, “It was just by luck that we were going to New York for Bridal Week that we were able to take the dress with us…for the final check…We popped it on her and did a few adjustments. Audrina loved it. She was just delighted and over the moon.”
Amy Schumer discussed good pal Jennifer Lawrence’s speech at her wedding to chef Chris Fischer, the brother of her personal assistant. “We just joke around so much, but to hear her say, ‘You’re the matriarch now and it’s a role you’ll be so good at and I know you love fiercely,’” Schumer said in a radio interview with shock jock Howard Stern. “Then she also said, ‘I wish for you patience, which you don’t have.’ So, she also roasted me!”
It was the Wedding of The Century, and for good reason. Nearly 2.5 billion people tuned in to watch the heir to the British throne, Prince William of Wales, wed his longtime love, Kate Middleton. The two wed at Westminster Abbey with the bride in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress.
Ashley Tisdale is an actress and singer whose big break came when she starred in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical. She’s also a modern-day pinup, having ranked on the Maxim‘ Hot 100 list of sexiest women and hottest celebrities multiple times. So it’s only appropriate that for her wedding to musician Christopher French, Ashley had her High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens as one of her six bridesmaids! The pair wed at a private residence in Santa Barbara.
For her wedding to songbird and piano player John Legend, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition model Chrissy Teigen wore not one, not two, but a grand total of THREE separate Vera Wang gowns. Bearing in mind that the iconic wedding dress designer’s frocks range from $8K to $23K, it’s safe to say that Chrissy spent more than a pretty penny on her wedding looks. We especially love the drama of this particular dress. She looks like a princess!
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football quarterback Tom Brady are one of the power couples of the century. It’s hard to believe the dynamic duo have already been married for ten years, and have a daughter, Vivian, and a son, Benjamin. Recently, to mark their anniversary on Instagram, Gisele posted: “I love learning and growing with you. Happy anniversary love of my life! Te amo muito!” The last part of her message, in her native Portugese, means “I love you very much.”
Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr found the man of her dreams in Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel. The bride wore a custom gown by famed French design house Dior Haute Couture. It was the second trip down the aisle for Miranda, who had previously been wed to actor Orlando Bloom. The couple had a low-key affair at their home in Los Angeles in front of 45 of their closest friends and family members. The couple shares one child.
Shanae Grimes did things a little different when she married her long-term boyfriend, Josh Beech, in 2013. In fact, the 90210 actress opted for an unconventional black Vera Wang dress for her big day, a decision many wouldn’t choose when it came to exchanging their vows. While tradition stands at wearing a white dress on the day of your wedding, 23-year-old Shanae had her focus in a completely different direction. Meanwhile, five years on and the couple is still going strong!