The smell – or stench – of romance lingers in the air of Las Vegas, mingling with the heady aroma of endangered cash, unusual cigar smoke and buffets to eat.
However, while the rest of us wanting to desperately chase high status, real celebrities sneak into the Vegas Chapel to get married.
But is it gambling or a jackpot?
42-year-old Courtney Kardashian contacted her lover, 46-year-old Travis Barker, in the city of second chances on the morning of April 4. The Blink-182 singer and reality star, who have been dating since early 2021 and have been friends for years, had a ceremony in Vegas after the 2022 Grammy Awards, although they are reportedly not yet married.
But papers or not – they are hardly the first to organize an unexpected wedding in the World Marriage Capital. Many of the award winners missed the big white weddings with cake tastings, champagne towers and a perfectly matched DJ playlist and headed straight to Sin City to say, “I am”.
Veteran Elvis, imitator of Brendan Paul of Graceland Wedding Chapel, who married Lily Allen and David Harbar, said he married about a dozen couples a day – some knew each other 45 years before marriage, and for others only four to five hours.
“The main thing: you’re in love,” Paul told The Post. “In my mind I like to believe that they all live long and happily. I just believe in love. “
But how long does a holy marriage in Vegas last? Here are a few Tinseltown couples who famously flew to the Strip to walk down the aisle.
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow
The legend of singing was 50 years old when he married the star “Child of Rosemary”, then only 21 years old. The couple married at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966 and divorced two years later. She was the third of the musician’s four wives.
Years of marriage: 1966-1968
Angie Dickinson and Bert Baharach
The legendary sexy and chic actress “Dressed to Kill” married the Grammy-winning composer “What the World Needs Now is Love” in 1965 at the Silver Bells Chapel. They divorced in 1981 after more than 15 years of marriage. The duo had a daughter, Nicky, who committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 40.
Years of marriage: 1965-1981
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
The couple married in the Golden Nugget Chapel after three months of dating in the late 1980s. The cult star of the militants “Strong to Die” and the actress “Ghost” welcomed three daughters and separated at the beginning of the millennium. However, the former still remain the best to this day as he struggles with an illness that is reportedly ending his career with the support of his large family.
Years of marriage: 1987-2000
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelas
The Riverdale student and his longtime wife, the host of the morning show – one of the most inconspicuous, arguably unpleasant, loud and proud happy couples in the history of pop culture – fled after a year of reunions in 1996 in Sin City. The couple, who proudly feel thirsty, is still strong today, and they have three children.
Years of marriage: 1996 to present
Lily Allen and David Harbor
36-year-old Lily Allen and 46-year-old David Harbor married Paul at the Graceland Chapel Wedding Chapel during the height of COVID-19.
Although the British pop star came to Graceland as a three-week yacht stay in Croatia – a loophole that allowed Elena to circumvent some restrictions on travel related to the pandemic – she and the actor “Stranger Things” were ” so upset. ” to Earth, ”Paul told The Post.
It is reported that after the ceremony the couple went for an “In-and-Out” burger with their two young daughters Elena, but not before taking a few photos with the dedicated twin. “We were very happy that the‘ King ’would do it [deign] to take pictures with us, ”Harbar later recalled.
Years of marriage: 2020 to the present
Nicholas Cage and two different wives
The Oscar winner twice slipped under the aisle in Nevada. He married Erica Koike in March 2019 and applied for annulment just four days later. In June of that year he was divorced.
The Vegas Honeymoon actor later married Rick Shibat (who is currently pregnant with her third child) at the Wynn Hotel in a small ceremony in February 2021.
Years of marriage: Bed: 2019; and Shibata: from 2021 to the present
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Griffith was just 14 years old when she met Johnson, then 22, on the set of their 1973 film The Harrad’s Experiment, which also starred her mother, Tippi Hedren. Soon, the banned lovers met and, when the star of “Lolita” turned 18, married the actor, who received the “Golden Globe”, at a small ceremony in Las Vegas in 1976.
The couple divorced six months later, and the young starlet met Ryan O’Neill and then married her partner in “She’s Now in the Army” Stephen Bauer – and they had one son before they divorced in 1989. Meanwhile, Johnson was related to actress Patti D’Arbanville, with whom he had one son.
However, Griffith and the Weiss Miami star did so a few months after her divorce – and became the parents of daughter Dakota Johnson on October 4, 1989. In 1994, they parted ways forever. Griffith soon found herself in the arms of her third husband, Antonio Banderas, and married the Spaniard in 1996. They divorced in 2015 after they had one child. Johnson married his current wife Kelly Fleger in 1999.
Years of marriage: 1976; 1989-1994
Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford
The 90s supermodel and 90s romantic comedy lovers said “I’m right” in Vegas in 1991 and broke up in 1995.
In 1998, Crawford married businessman Rende Gerber, and they have two children, Kay and Presley. Gere later married Bond girl Carrie Lowell and then activist Alejandra Silva.
Years of marriage: 1991-1995
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
The philanthropist and “Monster Ball” actor got married in Vegas in 2000 after starring in “Pushing Tin” just a year earlier. Jolie was two decades younger than Thornton, and they separated in 2003.
The couple mostly remembered their very open moments on the red carpet. One such moment was when they carried vials of each other’s blood during various events.
Years of marriage: 2000-2003
Dorothea Hurley and John Bon Jovi
These high school lovers grew up together in Middlesex County, New Jersey, long before John Francis Bonjovi of history class became a Bon Jovi rock star. “When I got something else in high school, it fell in love with this girl,” Bon Jovi said of his 40-year love affair on Instagram in 2021.
The couple separated just four years ago when the future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member began his career. But the singer of “I’ll Be There For You” reportedly asked her to take it back. Despite a heartbreaking female fan base, they fled to the Graceland Wedding Chapel on April 29, 1989 during a stop on the Jersey Syndicate Tour. In a duet of travel or die four – now adults – children.
Years of marriage: 1989 to the present
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
After an insane evening in the city of sins, the icon of “Scary Movie” was tied to NBA player Dennis Rodman in 1998 in the Little Chapel of Flowers. However, just six months later, the basketball player applied for annulment and said he was “unhealthy when he read his oaths.” The two have remained friends since their separation.
Years of marriage: 1998-1999
Beth Middler and Martin von Hazelberg
In 1984, the Starlight Chapel in the Starlight Chapel led the wedding of the two. The singer of “Hello, Dolly” and the artist has one child, Sophie von Hazelberg.
Middler and von Hazelberg are just as in love today as they were almost four decades ago.
Years of marriage: 1984 to the present
Pamela Anderson and Rick Solomon
In 2007, at the Mirage Hotel, the Little Keeper star married former (and sex partner!) Paris Hilton Rick Solomon. While the mother of two filed for divorce two months later, the duo remarried in 2014. the second time only a year later.
Years of marriage: 2007 (and married for the second time in 2014, divorced in 2015)
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
The notable pop star married her childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004 at A Little White Wedding Chapel. But their marriage was very short-lived, as they divorced and applied for annulment in just 55 hours.
At the time, Judge Lisa Brown signed the revocation and said: “They made a wise decision. I know they care about each other. They are friends. “
Years of marriage: 2004 (for 55 hours)
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Member Jonas Brothers and the British actress shocked fans when they ran into A Little White Wedding Chapel after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Singer Diplo hosted a live broadcast of the wedding early in the morning on his Instagram.
The Game of Thrones pet and former Disney star are currently expecting their second child together and are the parents of Villa’s daughter.
Years of marriage: 2019 to present
Shaya LaBaf and Mia Goth
Actor of “Rage” and “Emma”. The star’s wedding in 2016 was hosted by the Elvis impersonator, and TMZ hosted a live broadcast.
For years they had a difficult relationship and they announced they were breaking up in 2018. But they reunited in 2020 and most recently last month gave birth to their first child.
Years of marriage: 2016-2018