Iconic Couples Of Hollywood’s Past

Before there was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, in the earlier days of Hollywood, there were couples that truly defined what it meant to be in a relationship in showbusiness. They were like the Marc Antony and Cleopatra of their time, and although not all of them always worked out, they were iconic enough that people still talk about these romances to this day. Take a look to see who these love birds were, what made their relationship so special, and the final result of it.

Douglas Fairbanks And Mary Pickford

Picture of the couple
Edward Steichen/Condé Nast via Getty Images
Edward Steichen/Condé Nast via Getty Images

Douglas Fairbanks met the actress Mary Pickford at a party in 1916 on tour with Charlie Chaplin. It wasn’t long after that their affair began, and the two were married in 1920, making them one of the first celebrity couples. They went to Europe for their honeymoon, and upon their return, the crowds were so massive to greet them that a riot occurred to get near the newlyweds.

Their relationship continued as the American golden couple of Hollywood, recognized around the world. At the end of the silent era of films, their relationships began to fail. Then, it was exposed that Fairbanks was having an affair with Sylvia Ashley. The couple divorced on January 10, 1936.

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