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It was 1942 when Ava Gardner, 19, and Mickey Rooney, 21, tied the knot. Unfortunately the marriage itself only lasted until the following year and both parties went onto remarry (several times), including Ava’s wedding to Frank Sinatra which we featured last year here.

When Mickey met Ava he fell head over heels for her straight away, asking her on five dates before she accepted, with a similar pattern evolving when he proposed. With the bride wearing a two piece suit, the couple wed on Jaunary 10 but Mickey’s, let’s say liberal habits, saw Ava walk out on him and the pair were divorced exactly one year and five days after tying the knot.

But, while the marriage may not have lasted, we quite like Mickey’s take on the best time of day to marry…he should know he ended up doing it eight times! “Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a whole day.”

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