So nice, they did it twice!
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes has said "I do" to Gregg Leakes ... again. The former spouses wed for the second time on Saturday, tying the knot in Atlanta, Georgia, in front of some 400 guests.
The couple originally married in 1997, but divorced in 2011. After spending some time apart, the pair reunited in 2012 and announced their re-engagement in January 2013. Gregg, 58, and NeNe, 45, are parents to son Brentt, 14, and NeNe's son Bryson, 22, from a previous relationship.
While discussing her wedding plans earlier this year, the former stripper said her second trip down the aisle would be "more of a fairytale" than her first nuptials. Naturally, Bravo will be documenting every moment of the wedding planning and ceremony for the upcoming series, "I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding."
Sometimes absence really does make the heart grow fonder, and Gregg and NeNe aren't the only former spouses to reunite after taking a break. Here are a few celebrities who have gotten married to the same person twice.
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Melanie Griffith first married "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson in 1976, when she was 18 and he was 26. They divorced just months later, and Griffith went on to marry her "She's in the Army Now" co-star, Steven Bauer. After Griffith and Bauer parted ways in 1987, Don and Melanie gave their relationship another shot, tying the knot in 1989 and welcoming daughter Dakota later that year. The two divorced for the second time in 1996, and Griffith finally found lasting love with actor Antonio Banderas.
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portugues
After being married to three other women, actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme decided Gladys Portugues was "the one." The couple were initially married from 1987 to 1992. After they split, Jean-Claude said "I do" to his "Street Fighter" co-star Darcy LaPier, and their marriage lasted from 1994 to 1997. Finally, Van Damme and Portugues got back together, and they've been happily married since 1999 and have two children - Bianca, 21, and Kristopher, 24.
Larry King and Alene Akins
Television host Larry King has taken the plunge a whopping eight times, including his two marriages to former Playboy bunny Alene Akins. The two wed for the first time in 1961, but divorced in 1963 following the birth of their son, Andy. King was then married to Mary Francis Stuphin for three years, before remarrying Akins in 1967. They divorced for the second time in 1972, but not before having daughter Chaia.
Judge Judy Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin
She may be tough in the courtroom, but Judge Judy did give her ex-husband a reprieve. After marrying fellow judge Jerry Sheindlin in 1977, the couple spent thirteen happy years together before divorcing in 1990. The separation didn't last long; they remarried just one year later, and are still together today. The couple have five children together, as well as twelve grandchildren!
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