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Monday, June 6, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor's Unlucky Loves: Husband #6 (Richard Burton)

After a tumultuous 10 year marriage the first time around, Liz and Dick would try it again. Their first marriage ended on June 26, 1974. The divorce lasted less than two years as Liz and Dick tied the knot again in Botswana, Africa on October 10, 1975. In between marriages, the two did date other people. Liz dated a Dutch businessman named Henry Wynberg. Dick was briefly engaged to Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, but the wedding plans soured as he constantly stayed in touch with Liz. But this time, their union wouldn't last as long as their first. Dick was drinking heavily at the time and also romancing a pretty young 27-year old model named Suzy Hunt. This was only six months into his remarriage to Liz. And it was Burton who would ask Liz for a divorce and she agreed. It became final on July 28, 1976..not even a full year. Dick would soon marry Hunt but divorce again within 4 years. His final marriage would be to Sally Hay in 1982. Hay would become his widow as Dick died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1984. Hay didn't even invite Liz to Dick's funeral. But Liz shared a private goodbye with her former husband with a secret letter he had written three days before his death. And it is said Liz kept that letter in her bedside table for the rest of her life. Amazing.

1 comment:

Desiree said...

Aaaaaaand second round for Burton.... those two were something else.... he was definitely the love of her life, but when those two were together, seemed to me all hell broke loose ;)


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