“Behind every great man, there’s a great woman.” Celebrities are no exception. Throughout history, the public has followed the love lives of celebs, from dating to marriage to children. However, here are the wives, and ex-wives, you may not remember.

Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen

Robert Redford and Lola Van Wagenen met, in 1957, and were secretly married, in Las Vegas, in 1958. However, they had a public ceremony a few months later, in Provo, Utah. They had 4 children together: Scott Anthony, Shauna Jean, David James “Jamie”, and Amy Hart Redford. Sadly, their son Scott died of sudden infant syndrome at 2.5 months old. The two divorced in 1985. But, they remained close and still keep in touch.


John Travolta – Kelly Preston

It was not long after Kelly Preston’s first divorce that she met John Travolta. The 2 met on the set of The Expertsand fell in love. They got married in 1991.  They had 3 children together: Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin. Sadly, Jett died while on vacation, in 2009. In his memory, the Travoltas founded the Jett Travolta Foundation, which helps children with special needs. Both Kelly and John are practicing Scientologists and thank the church for helping them move beyond their son’s death. They are still happily married.


Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight

Sandra Knight is the only wife of Jack Nicholson. Sandra is best known for appearing in low budget films such as Frankenstein’s DaughterThe Terror, and Tower of London.  Knight and Nicholson married in 1962. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1963. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 1968, after 6 years of marriage. Nicholson is, of course, still acting, and Sandra now focuses on writing and painting.