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Heidi Klum, Seal Divorce: Five Other Couples Who Renewed Their Vows, Then Divorced

Heidi Seal

First Posted: 02/ 1/2012 8:06 pm Updated: 02/ 1/2012 8:08 pm

We couldn't help but feel sad about Heidi Klum's recent split from Seal after almost 7 years of marriage. The star couple had a penchant for dressing up in outlandish couple's costumes for Halloween and divulging too much information about their relationship to the press. (Klum famously told Oprah that it was the sight of Seal in form-fitting bicycle shorts that won her over -- "I pretty much saw everything," Klum said. "The whole package.")

But it might be the couple's annual tradition of renewing their wedding vows that we'll miss most. (Their white trash wedding in 2009 is our personal favorite.)

Seal and Klum aren't the first celebrity couple who called it quits despite saying "I do" -- again. Here, five other couples who divorced after renewing their vows:

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  • Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony

    Four years into their marriage, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony joined New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran and his wife for a <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20232603,00.html" target="_hplink"> joint vow-renewal </a>ceremony in Las Vegas in October 2008. Two years later, in July 2010, the couple used the occasion of their <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20391605,00.html" target="_hplink">Hidden Hills, CA housewarming party to say "I do"</a> once more, this time on their sixth wedding anniversary. "We realized the bets in Vegas [on whether we'd make it] stopped at five years," Anthony <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jennifer-lopez-and-marc-anthony-split-2011157" target="_hplink">joked to <em>Us Weekly</em> </a>at the time. But in <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20510616,00.html" target="_hplink">July 2011, the couple called it quits</a> after seven years of marriage. They share custody of their 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, 3.

  • Madonna And Guy Ritchie

    After almost eight years together, Madonna reportedly <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=5652247&page=1#.Tyh0WWPLyRk" target="_hplink">renewed her vows to filmmaker Guy Ritchie</a> in a private Kabbalah ceremony in London. At the time, the <em>Daily Mail </em>labeled the August 2008 ceremony a "<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1048607/Madge-Guy-marriage-faith-lift-renewing-vows.html" target="_hplink">last-ditch attempt to save their troubled marriage</a>." Apparently, they were right; a rep for the singer <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20233183,00.html" target="_hplink">announced the couple's split in October 2008</a>, <em>People </em>reported. Today, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/guy-ritchie-on-madonna_n_1119098.html" target="_hplink">they share custody of their two sons</a>, Rocco, 11, and six-year-old David Banda, whom the couple adopted from Malawi.

  • Jon And Kate Gosselin

    In August 2008,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jon-and-kate-plus-8/) " target="_hplink"> Jon and Kate Gosselin</a> renewed their wedding vows in Hawaii, surrounded by their eight kids. The tearful ceremony was later broadcast on a special episode of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8." (<a href="http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/jon-kate-plus-8-vow-renewal.html" target="_hplink">Watch the ceremony</a> on TLC's official site.</a>) Less than a year later, the <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20292717,00.html" target="_hplink">two had split</a> and Kate <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/jon-and-kate-renewed-vows-one-year-ago-2009158#ixzz1l3nO9UKW" target="_hplink">reminisced about their second wedding ceremony</a> on the "Today" show. "I think very often of it, and in that moment, I meant those vows," Gosselin told Meredith Vieira. "And there was no option for us other than to be together. And so much has changed."

  • Amy Winehouse And Blake Fielder-Civil

    The late Amy Winehouse had a notoriously volatile relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, a <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/blake-fielder-civil-devastated-and-shattered-over-amy-winehouses-death-2011257" target="_hplink">former video production assistant</a>. In January 2008 -- a year into their tumultuous marriage -- UK paper <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/winehouses-man-is-voted-britains-top-antiicon-768067.html) " target="_hplink"><em>The Independent </em></a>reported that Winehouse had allegedly renewed her vows to Fielder-Civil while he was prison for <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1591236/amy-winehouses-husband-sentenced-27-months-jail.jhtml" target="_hplink">assault and obstruction of justice</a>. But the pair <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20291556,00.html" target="_hplink">divorced in July 2009</a>, after two years of marriage and an admission of adultery on Winehouse's part. Still, when the singer died in July 2011, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/25/blake-fielder-civil-devastated_n_908614.html)" target="_hplink">Fielder-Civil was reportedly inconsolable</a>. "Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can't believe she's dead," he said in <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3712356/Blake-Fielder-Civil-collapsed-after-hearing-about-Amy-WInehouses-death.html" target="_hplink">a statement to British tabloid <em>The Sun</em></a>.

  • Vicki And Donn Gunvalson

    In July 2009, <em>Real Housewives of Orange County </em>star Vicki Gunvalson celebrated 15 years of marriage to husband Donn with an <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/10/exclusive-interview-orange-county-housewife-vicki-gunvalson-divorce-totally" target="_hplink">onscreen vow renewal ceremony in Turks and Caicos</a>. Gunvalson dished on the ceremony in <a href="http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/blogs/vicki-gunvalson/saying-i-do?nxa=blog:The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 5:Poker Face" target="_hplink">a January 2010 blog post</a>: "It's as if Donn and I drew a line in the sand and said from this day forward, we are leaving the past behind us and starting a new marriage," she wrote. In spite of the effort, Gunvalson <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20435325,00.html" target="_hplink">filed for divorce in October 2010</a>, after 16 years of marriage.

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