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Iconic Brides # 25 – Marilyn Monroe marries Jo DiMaggio

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joemonroe.jpg Marilyn Monroe was an iconic bride three times over (we featured her first wedding, to Jim Dougherty back in April), but it was her second marriage, to baseball legend Jo DiMaggio that came at the height of Monroe’s fame. The couple wed on January 14, 1954, at City Hall in San Francisco, and despite her superstar status, Marilyn opted to wear a surprisingly demure dark brown suit.

Her groom, meanwhile, went for the romantic touch, wearing the same tie he’d been wearing on their first date. Although Monroe filed for divorce just 274 days after the wedding, DiMaggio is said to have never gotten over her, and had a dozen red roses sent to her grave three times a week for twenty years after her death.

Related: Iconic Brides # 24 – Kate Winslett | Iconic Brides # 23 – Courteney Cox | Iconic Brides # 22 – Mia Farrow

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