The society pages had something worthy of reporting this weekend when the news was announced that Sarah Duchess of York and Prince Andrew are officially back together. Although the couple have remained close since their divorce several events have transpired between the 2 making the outlook of a true reconciliation look rather bleak. The pair are officially back on with rumours of a possible re-marriage circulating in the press. The world seems a combination of surprised and pleased at this reconciliation. However, Fergie and Andrew are far from the first celebrity couple to divorce and then later reconcile. In fact some famous couples have even gone so far as to marry a second time.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton first worked together on the set of the film Cleopatra. Rumour has it that their famous kissing scene was real with the director having to shout cut several times before the stopped. I remember in high school days where in English Literature class we watched their version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. There was plenty of passion between the two but sadly it was of a different kind. The couple were divorcing. I remember our teacher saying that all the scenes where Kate strikes her husband Petruccio were real. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were married and divorced twice. Their long relationship attracted worldwide attention and was even condemned by The Vatican.
Elvis and Pricilla Presley
In the beginning, the story between Elvis and Pricilla seemed to read like a story book romance. However the pressures of his career , health and fading popularity eventually lead the couple to divorce in 1973. The couple remained very close after the marriage was dissolved with them even leaving the proceedings hand in hand. The couple never remarried but remarks were made how they got along far better after the divorce and still held a lot of love for each other. Elvis died in 1977 and Pricilla has never remarried.
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
Kobe Bryant made headlines as a teen-ager being recruited by the NBA out of High school. He married his high school sweetheart, Vanessa and the two remained together for 10 years. The pressures of the NBA and rumours of Kobe’s love life forced the couple to file for divorce. The couple later had a change of heart and called of the proceedings.
Andrew and Fergie breaking up and making up hardly sets a new trend. Still, here’s hoping that there is such a thing as true love and best of luck to the newly reunited couple