1951: Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra
Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra were easily the most talked-about Hollywood couple back in 1951 as these two were both very successful celebrities during their time. They sure had a lot of investments into their relationship as well. Even before they started dating, Frank was telling his friends he’s going to marry Ava one day.
This was Ava’s third and final marriage, and according to the actress, Frank was the love of her life. He left his previous marriage because of Ava. All throughout their relationship, she was the breadwinner since Frank’s MGM contracts were terminated. Ava, on the other hand, became the hottest femme fatale property in Hollywood. Frank didn’t care that he lost his career just as long as they can be together. After his previous wife agreed to a separation, he instantly married Ava three days later. For the seven years they’ve been together, it was mostly filled with arguments and drinking. When Ava passed away, Frank cried uncontrollably, and this happened after more than a decade of being separated.