Madonna & Sean Penn
When Madonna and Sean Penn announced they were getting hitched after a short courtship the media went berserk. The wedding of the pop goddess to the movie star was planned with a level of secrecy fitting for the White House. But that didn’t stop the press from quickly finding the Malibu location. Some enterprising photographers rented helicopters to hover over the site. The chaos of the wedding soon spilled over into the marriage and the couple were soon the subject of reports about a marriage off the rails with stories of one unfortunate incident after another. It was a union rife with accusations of infidelity, domestic violence and general discord. By January 1989 Madonna filed for divorce. But what really went down in this marriage? Where did things go wrong? Were the headlines truths or tall tales? Some called the divorce Madonna’s best career move. But in the court of public opinion, who came out ahead in this love affair?