Star-struck By Romance: Celebrity Wedding Facts


Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 70. Actress Suzanne Somers is 67. Guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead is 66. Producer-director David Zucker is 66. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 55. Guitarist Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 54. Singer Bob Mould (Husker Du) is 53. Actor Randy Vasquez (JAG) is 52. Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 51. Actress Terri J. Vaughn (All of Us, The Steve Harvey Show) is 44. Singer Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips is 44. Rapper B-Rock of B-Rock and the Bizz is 42.

23: Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 70. Director Ang Lee is 59. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 57. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 57. Singer Weird Al Yankovic is 54. Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica is 49. Singer David Thomas of Take 6 is 47. Drummer Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and The Monsters is 47. Bassist Eric Bass of Shinedown is 39. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley is 37. Actor Ryan Reynolds is 37. Singer Matthew Shultz of Cage The Elephant is 30. Actress Masiela Lusha (George Lopez) is 28. Singer Miguel is 28.

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Harvey Solomon, the author of the day-by-day guide to high-profile marital unions, “Weddings/365” (365 Edge), is drawn to the details: the suitor who arranged to have a helicopter drop hundreds of red roses on his beloved’s estate, the engagement ring that flew out the window of a hotel in what may or may not have been a fit of pique. “From the beginning of time, forever, people have always hung on the details of celebrities,” Solomon says. “It’s a touch of glamour. I think it’s even escapism you get to look at something that’s intriguing and entertaining.” We asked Solomon to share his favorite pieces of celebrity wedding trivia. Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh (Jan. 8, 1973): Have you ever seen a TV ad with a stunning actor or actress and thought, “Wow, I’d like to meet that person”? Funny, same thing happened to Michael Caine. After seeing a Maxwell House coffee commercial, he called his agent. A few phone calls later, they’d tracked down Shakira Baksh. “As he described it later, she walked into his apartment and into his life,” Solomon says. “They were married, and they celebrated their 40th anniversary this year.” Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis (March 4, 1952): Which future American president walked down the aisle with a pregnant bride? “Nancy was three months pregnant when she and Ronnie walked down the aisle,” says Solomon. The MGM movie studio didn’t mention that detail in the staid 1950s, Reagan’s previous divorce was scandal enough. “There’s no way to hide it. (Less than eight) months after they were married, she gave birth and the baby definitely wasn’t premature,” he says.