A vow renewal is a way for a couple to celebrate their marriage with a party like a wedding but without the big dress or clergy. Often couples plan one to mark a milestone like an anniversary. High-profile celebrities do it, too. Is it a curse or a coincidence that within a year of the vow renewal, many boldface names split — or was their vow renewal a last-ditch attempt to save a dying relationship?
Married in 2004, Jennifer Lopez (43) and Marc Anthony (44), despite each being married before, seemed a perfect match. Their twins were born in 2008 and the couple renewed their vows the same year. Two years later the couple -- who'd had a small and secretive wedding -- organized an even bigger bash. Friends were invited to a housewarming at their $10 million dollar California mansion, and they combined the occasion a vow renewal. In 2012, the couple divorced.