8 Famous Show-Biz Pairings Who Called It Quits

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“Sonny & Cher”

Cherilyn Sarkisian was a 16-year-old high school dropout and Sonny Bono a 27-year-old gofer for record producer Phil Spector. Professional and personal sparks flew despite their differences and the pair began recording together, becoming one of the most popular musical acts of the 1960s. They eventually married in 1969 amidst rumors of Bono’s infidelity, and launched The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour a few years later. Success wasn’t enough to keep the couple together, who divorced in 1975. It took decades to mend their relationship but the two finally did, with Cher even giving the eulogy at Bono’s funeral in 1998.

 

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