1. The woman who won the record for the most marriages with 23 ex-husbands
Linda Wolfe, 68, who first wed at 16, is now a grandmother with 23 ex-husbands, which sets the world record for the Most Married Woman. She has said that she is "addicted to the romance" of getting married.
The best lover was Jack Gourley, who liked skinny dipping and impromptu trysts. She wed him three times. Wolfe also married a one-eyed inmate. Two of her husbands were gay, while two were homeless. Some cheated on her. One "choked her and turned her lip inside out." Another secured the fridge with a padlock and chain.
Her last marriage to Glynn Wolfe, a decade ago, was a publicity stunt. He took Linda as his bride, which officially made him the world's most married man at 29 times. He died a year later at age 88.
Ms. Wolfe has been single for a dozen years, her longest stint since childhood.
A loved-up American couple set a new Guinness World Record for the most marriage vow renewals, having exchanged their vows for the 100th time at the Hard Rock Café in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lauren and David Blair from Hendersonville, Tennessee first met in 1982 and were instantly smitten with each other. Their first date came two days later, and within three months David had proposed. The course to true love rarely being smooth, Lauren actually said no the first time. However, it wasn't long before Lauren accepted and in the summer of 1984 the couple was married in Topanga Canyon, California.
Since then Lauren and David, at 60 and 58 years old respectively, have renewed their vows 99 times, with each ceremony taking place in a different location. I guess they really like honeymoons.
After 52 marriages, 72 year old Malaysian Kamarudin Mohamad tied the knot for the 53rd and last time in 2004 with Khadijah Udin, who also happened to be his first wife a very long time back. Kamarudin had divorced Khadijah 50 years ago after living with her for only one year.
He claimed to not be a playboy, but could not find the right woman to be with the first 51 times. His 52nd marriage to a Thai woman was perhaps the most successful, as he remained with her for 20 years until she died of cancer.
74-year-old Khadijah Udin agreed to re-marry him only if he promised to give up his affection for beauty and live with her forever. Kamarudin agreed to live and love her for the rest of his life.
Out of the 52 women he married, one was English and two were Thai. His shortest marriage was for only 2 days! Kamarudin had eight children from his wives and sixteen grandchildren. He passed away in 2007 after setting the record for being the most married man on planet earth.
Gretchen is a Brazilian singer who became notorious as the Rainha do Bumbum ("Butt Queen") in the late 1970s. Lately she has another reason for notoriety that is much less appealing than her buttocks: she is set to marry her newest boyfriend who will become her 17th husband.
You can add this as a work perk: if you want to find a husband, there is one company where you should send your resume. In this credit card corporation in Argentina, 76 of their employees are married to each other.
That's right, the record for the most married couples employed by the same company is held by Tarjeta Naranja of Córdoba, Argentina who, as of April 2004, had 38 married couples working for them. All couples sent in marriage certificates and proof of employment.
I can't help but wonder how hard it is for their human resource department to arrange combined vacations for all of them.
Some people spend most of their years looking for their special someone, that significant other that will be their wife\husband and share the rest of their life. On the other hand, there was Glynn Wolfe (July 25, 1908 – June 10, 1997), a Baptist minister from Blythe, California who holds the record for the largest number of marriages at 29! His shortest marriage lasted for 19 days, and his longest for 11 years. Surprisingly, his last marriage was to the woman who holds the same record for the most married woman.
Although he had 29 wives, 19 children, 40 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, nobody stepped forward to claim his body when he died.
Lana Turner (1920 - 1995), Mickey Rooney (b. 23 Sept 1922), Zsa Zsa Gabor (b. 6 Feb 1917), Elizabeth Taylor (b. 27 February 1932 - d. 23 March 2011) and Georgia Holt, have each married eight times.
Stan Laurel also had eight wedding ceremonies, but of these one was invalid because his divorce was not final, and two were "extra ceremonies" during his third marriage. In all he had four wives, one of whom he married twice.
Joe Darger from Salt Lake City, Utah lives in a house with his three wives and their 24 children. His polygamous marriage is illegal in 50 American states - and has resulted in him being excommunicated from the Mormon church. However, Joe, a fifth generation polygamist, believes his is the correct way, and says he wants to fight to have his plural marriage officially recognized by society. The fundamentalist Mormon appeared on the breakfast television show alongside his three wives, 42-year-old twins Vicki and Valerie, and their 43-year-old cousin Alina.
Vicki and Alina have been married to Joe for 22 years after dating Joe simultaneously when they were just 18. Vicki's twin sister Valerie married Joe 12 years ago after her own polygamous union - with a man who had six other wives - broke down.