16 lesser known las vegas celebrity weddings

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Everyone knows about Elvis and Priscilla or about the 55 hour Vegas marriage of Britney Spears, but here are some celebrity Vegas weddings you may not know known about. Even for a town known for whirlwind weddings that aren’t necessarily long-lived, there are some surprises on this list…

Betty White and Allen Ludden

Internet darling and one-time “Golden Girl” Betty White married Ludden, the host of TV game show “Password” at the now demolished Sands hotel and casino in 1963. She has never remarried.

Here’s a sweet clip of White talking about her marriage to Ludden on CNN with Piers Morgan.

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Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

This two year marriage was Ol’ Blue Eyes’ third of four marriages, and took place at the Sands in 1968.

Jay and Mavis Leno

The late night comedian and car collector has been with his wife Mavis more than three decades following their union at the Graceland Chapel in 1980.

Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia Finley

Now perhaps more famous for being known as Miley Cyrus’ dad, Billy Ray was of course a country recording artist in his own right. He was wed to “Hannah Montana’s” mom Leticia at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in 1993.

Melanie “Mel B” Brown and Stephen Belafonte

Former “Scary” Spice of the 90s girl group the Spice Girls wed her friend Stephen Belafonte in 2007 at the Special Memory Wedding Chapel in a secret ceremony.

Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley

This 80s hair rocker married high school sweetheart Dorothea at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in 1989, and the couple is still going strong.

Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon-Zombie

Heavy metal rocker turned movie director wed “scream queen” and actress Sheri Moon at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in 2002.

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Supermodel and super actor had a four year marriage that began with vows exchanged at the Little Church of the West in 1991.

Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying

Hong Kong actor and actress Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying said their “I Dos” in a ceremony on Valentines Day and Chinese New Year 2010 at the Little White Wedding Chapel.

 Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy

This 1989 marriage between basketball legend Michael Jordan and girlfriend Juanita lasted 17 years following vows at 2:30 am at A Little White Wedding Chapel. This relationship that began with a blind date was one of the most expensive divorces of all time.

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

These two actors were married in jeans at Little Church of the West in 2000. Angelina went onto a high profile relationship with Brad Pitt after the 2003 divorce. No word if their upcoming wedding will also be in Vegas…

Sinead O’Connor and Barry Herridge

Irish singer O’Connor wed therapist Herridge (whom she met on Twitter) in a 2011 drive-thru ceremony while in the back of a pink Cadillac at the Little White Chapel. That’s one way to celebrate your 45th birthday, Sinead!

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Then both soap stars, the pair were married in a ceremony at the Chapel of the Bells, and are still going strong.

Here’s a clip of them reliving their wedding several years later on “Live with Regis and Kelly”

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

This 1987 wedding of a 90s supercouple was at the Golden Nugget and lasted 13 years. The couple are still reportedly “quite close,” probably due to their three children together.

Eva Longoria and Tyler Christopher

This “Desperate Housewife” was not only wed in Vegas in 2002, she also runs a restaurant on the Strip – Beso at Crystals at CityCenter. Her two-year marriage began at Little White Wedding Chapel with witnesses Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi

Love’s the word for this tennis pairing who were married at a private home ceremony in 2001. Agassi is a native son to Las Vegas.

Who was the most surprising Vegas marriage? Do you have one that shocked you? Comment about it, below!

Photos: Graf & Agassi Alex Majoli/Vogue, Ripa & Consuelos Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Moore & Willis/Reuters, The Zombies Kevin Winter/Getty, Angelina & Billy Bob/AOL, Ying and Chan/Sina.com

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