Country singer Wynonna Judd has tied the knot for the third time, saying "I do" to her band's drummer, Cactus Moser.
The pair wed at sunset on June 10 in a small ceremony at Judd's Tennessee farm. The 48-year-old bride wore a white lace Houri Barahimi dress and walked down the aisle barefoot, carrying a large bouquet of white flowers. The 55-year-old groom also "countrified" his ensemble by wearing a vest, pocket watch, and holster along with his tux.
The bride spoke to US Weekly about her big day, saying she "felt a joy that hasn't been there before." Though her mom (singer Naomi Judd) and sister (actress Ashley Judd) were conspicuously absent, the Grammy winner's two children, Grace (16) and Elijah (17) were on-hand for the celebrations.
Wynonna and Cactus have been involved since 2009 and announced their engagement in December 2011. Judd was previously married to businessman Arch Kelly from 1996 to 1998, and to her former bodyguard, D. R. Roach, from 2003 to 2007.
This has been a big year for third-time nuptials, with several high-profile celebrities taking their third plunge. Here's a look at which stars have celebrated their third wedding in the past 12 months.
Actress Drew Barrymore said "I do" to her third husband, art dealer Will Kopelman, on June 2. The ceremony, which took place at Barrymore's Montecito, California, home was officiated by a rabbi and attended by family and close friends. The 37-year-old actress was briefly married to comedian Tom Green in 2001, and even more briefly married to bar owner Jeremy Thomas in 1994. Barrymore and Kopelman are expecting their first child together later this year.
Singer Neil Diamond tied his third knot with his manager Katie McNeil (41) on April 21. The 71-year-old announced his engagement last September via Twitter, saying "Good news coming from sunny LA…Katie & I just got engaged," and adding "I'm lovestruck." Diamond has two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn, from his 1963 marriage to high school sweetheart Jaye Posner. He also has two sons, Jesse and Michah, from his 1969 marriage to production assistant Marcia Murphey.
Oscar-winner Robin Williams went lux for his third wedding, saying "I do" to graphic designer Susan Schneider at the Meadowood Resort in California's Napa Valley. Williams, 60, met his lady love in 2009, just before undergoing surgery for a heart valve replacement. The "Mork & Mindy" star has a son named Zachary (28) from his 1978 marriage to Valerie Velardi. His second marriage was to his son's nanny, Marsha Garces, with whom he has two children, daughter Zelda Rae (22) and son Cody Alan (19).
Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shannen Doherty married her third husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, in Malibu on October 15. Doherty wore three different dresses for her big day, two Monique Lhuillier creations and one dress made from her mother's wedding gown. The very patient groom wore a Ralph Lauren tux and changed his tie each time Shannen (40) changed her dress. The bride was briefly married to singer Ashley Hamilton in 1993; in 2003, she had her seven-month marriage to producer Rick Salomon annulled.
Even a particularly nasty divorce didn't put Sir Paul McCartney off the idea of marriage. The 70-year-old former Beatle wed New York socialite Nancy Shevell in London on October 9, 2011. The bride (51) wore a knee-length white gown designed by the groom's daughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney. The enormously successful singer, songwriter, and musician has four children (one adopted) from his 1969 marriage to Linda Eastman, who succumbed to breast cancer in 1998. He also has a daughter, Beatrice, from his 2002 marriage to ex-model Heather Mills.
Congratulations to all the couples! We're hoping you find that the third time's the charm!
More from this Contributor:
Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network here to start publishing your own articles
- Arts & Entertainment
- Ashley Judd
- Neil Diamond
- Neil Diamond
- Naomi Judd