What do you get when you put beautiful celebrities in close proximity with beautiful backup dancers? You get a whole lot of romance and drama. We’ve rounded up a list of five celebs who married their backup dancers (spoiler alert: most don’t end well).
Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd
Judd met Lopez in 2001 when he appeared in her music video for “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” He told Oprah Winfrey that he knew he would marry her the second he shook her hand- and he did! The pair had a whirlwind romance before tying the knot in September 2001, but split nine months later. Lopez also dated backup dancer Casper Smart in 2001 so apparently she has a type.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Ah, who doesn’t remember this drama filled romance of the early aughts? While technically Federline was never Spears backup dancer (he danced with LFO when they were on tour with Spears), these two were splashed across every tabloid in the country. Federline left his pregnant girlfriend to date the “Toxic” singer and they got hitched after only three months. Two children and two years later, they filed for divorce which was heavily covered by the media. Today Federline is married while Britney seems to be enjoying the single life.
LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet
LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet met when he was assigned to be her backup dancer at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards. They both claimed it was love at first sight and the two married a year later. After seven years of marriage, Rimes and Sheremet divorced after rumors circulated that Rimes had cheated on him with her Lifetime movie co-star, Eddie Cibrian. Cibrian also left his wife of eight years and he and Rimes tied the knot in 2011 and are still happily married.
Mel B and Jimmy Gulzar
This Scary Spicegirl met her future husband in 1998 on the Spiceworld Tour and married him a year later. The two welcomed a daughter in February of 1999 but filed for divorce the next year. Allegedly Gulzar blamed adultery and Mel’s breast implants for the split. Spice up your life indeed.
Prince and Mayte Garcia
Prince fell hard for Mayte Garcia after meeting her while she was dancing on his Diamonds and Pearls Tour and he later wrote an album focused on her called Love Symbol. Sadly the two were only married for three years before divorcing though Garcia publicly stated that she would always love Prince as a person.