9 Famous People Who Married Their Cousins
Marriage is a scared association in which two people decide to spend their lives together. At times it has also happened that cousins have married though it is considered an evil sign in some places and is also frowned upon.
Numerous famous people too have married their cousins. Below we list 9 such famous people who married their cousins.
1. Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York married the daughter of his father’s first cousin, Regina Peruggi. However, the marriage lasted only 14 years and they filed for annulment in 1982.
2. Edgar Allan Poe
The author of “The Raven”, Edgar Allan Poe married his first cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm. Interestingly, Virginia was 13 at the time of marriage while Edgar was 27.
3. H.G. Wells
H.G Wells who was the author of “The War of the Worlds” married his first cousin in the year 1891. However, the relation was short lived and Wells began a relation with his student three years after the marriage with Isabel Mary Wells.
4. Saddam Hussein
Though Saddam the dictator in Iraq had many wives his first wife was Sajida Talfah who was also his first cousin. He married Sajida in 1963 and the marriage was long due since the time two were kids.
5. Charles Darwin
The writer of “Origin of Species” Charles Darwin who was a naturalist married his first cousin Emma Wedgwood. They had 10 children and his first three children died young.
6. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein married Elsa Lowenthal who was the first cousin on his mother’s side. She was also his second cousin on the father’s side. Elsa was his second wife and he married her in 1919.
7. Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis, the rocker known popularly for his song “ Great Balls of Fire” got married to his first cousin, Myra Williams when she was 13 years in age. This was his third marriage and the couple lasted together only for four years. Surprisingly, Jerry Lee married four times again though.
8. Greta Scacchi
Great Scacchi, the actress who starred in “Presumed Innocent” who married Vincent D’Onofrio once was later in a relation with his cousin Carlo Mantegazza. The two have been in relation since long and have two children.
Jesse James married his first cousin Zerelda Mimms. The two married after a nine year long relationship and have two children too.
These are some of the famous people who married their cousins. The relations however could not last long and most of them separated after some years of unity. This however does not stop cousins from marrying and the trend still continues.