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 2005, Seal (49) and Heidi Klum (39) produced four children during their marriage and were known for staging a blow-out vow renewal each year on their anniversary that involved costumes and kids. As she told Redbook, "We love to renew our vows. It's a lovely family time. It's about remembering this moment of love we gave to each other and reinforcing it."
In 2006 and 2007, they renewed their vows in Costa Careyes, Mexico, where their wedding took place. The next year, they celebrated at home with an Indian-themed event. In 2009, they were re-wed in Malibu by an Elvis impersonator. In 2010, they returned to their sentimental spot in Mexico. And in 2011, they re-wed in Palm Beach. She wore a princess gown and he dressed like a pirate. Both wore masks. Earlier in 2012, Klum filed for divorce, announcing, "We...continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart."