Studies have indicated that the likelihood of an affair turning into a long-lasting relationship is about one in a hundred.

In celebrity circles, however, that number appears to be higher. Click through the slideshow below for 7 stars who married their mistresses after divorce.

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  • Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes

    Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes' affair reportedly began in 2009 after they met on the set of the <a href="">Lifetime movie "Northern Lights." </a>At the time, Cibrian was married to<a href=""> reality star Brandi Glanville</a> and Rimes was married to <a href="">dancer-turned-food blogger, Dean Sheremet.</a> After <a href="">divorcing their respective spouses</a>, the actor and the country singer <a href=",,20485029,00.html">tied the knot</a> in April 2011.

  • Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke and <a href="">wife of six years,</a> Uma Thurman, <a href=",,1212898,00.html">divorced in 2004</a> amid rumors of his <a href="">affair with the couple's nanny, </a>Ryan Shawhughes. The "Gattaca" actor, however, claims that his relationship with Shawhughes did not begin until <a href="">after he and Thurman had split.</a> In June 2008, Hawke and an <a href="">already pregnant</a> Shawhughes <a href="">got married. </a>

  • Eddie Fisher

    While crooner Eddie Fisher was married to <a href="">America's sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds,</a> he <a href="">began an affair</a> with Elizabeth Taylor. The pair got together after <a href="">bonding over the mutual loss of Mike Todd</a> -- Fisher's dear friend and Taylor's late husband. <a href="">Fisher divorced Reynolds </a>and eventually <a href="">tied the knot</a> with Taylor in 1959. The pair <a href="">split up five years later </a>when the actress left him for Richard Burton.

  • Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

    Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton <a href="">began their affair on the set of "Cleopatra"</a> while both actors were <a href="">married to other people</a>. They <a href="">divorced their respective spouses</a> -- Eddie Fisher and Sybil Burton -- so they could be together. The couple <a href="">tied the knot</a> in 1964, but <a href="">divorced ten years later</a> in 1974. They <a href="">gave marriage another go</a> in 1975, but <a href="">split again</a> less than a year later in 1976.

  • Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra <a href=",,20102763,00.html">began getting close</a> with Ava Gardner in 1948, after <a href=",,20102763,00.html">meeting the screen siren</a> on the MGM studio lot. The crooner, however, was <a href=",,20102763,00.html">married and had three children</a> with his wife, Nancy, at the time. The Rat Pack member eventually <a href="">divorced his wife in 1951</a> and went on to marry Gardner <a href=",,20102763,00.html">just three days later. </a> But their <a href=",,20102763,00.html">passionate union</a> didn't last. Gardner <a href=",,20261652,00.html">filed for divorce</a> in 1954.

  • Woody Allen

    Woody Allen was <a href="">twice divorced</a> when he began his <a href="">12-year relationship with Mia Farrow</a> in 1980. After more than a decade together, Farrow discovered that Allen was being unfaithful when she <a href="">found naked pictures of Soon-Yi Previn</a> -- her adopted daughter <a href="">from a previous marriage</a> -- in Allen's apartment. In 1997, Allen <a href="">tied the knot</a> with Previn -- who is <a href="">35 years his junior.</a>

  • Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

    Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott were both <a href=",,1117511,00.html">married to other people</a> -- she to Charlie Shanian and he to Mary Jo Eustace -- when they met on the set of the <a href="">Lifetime movie "Mind Over Murder"</a> in 2005. According to People magazine, Spelling realized her <a href=",,1117511,00.html">marriage was not working</a> and was <a href=",,1117511,00.html">developing feelings for McDermott</a> during the three-week shoot. After <a href=",,1117511,00.html">splitting with their respective spouses</a>, they <a href=",,20175757,00.html">tied the knot</a> in an intimate ceremony in Fiji in May 2006. The pair now have <a href="">four children together</a>.

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