Starter Spouses: Celebrities' First Marriages

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  • Dwyane Wade, Siohvaughn Funches
  • Marc Anthony, Dayanara Torress
  • Will Smith
  • Lamar Odom, Liza Morales
  • 50 Cent
  • Kim Kardashian, Damon Thomas
  • Britney Spears
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Janet Jackson
  • Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Funches

Beginner's luck doesn't usually apply to celebrity marriages, especially when a star has a "starter spouse," or someone with whom they tied the knot before they became famous. Here's a rundown of the first husbands and wives of some of our favorite power couples.

Before D-Wade coupled up with Gabrielle Union, he had a basketball wife named Siovaughn Funches. Unfortunately, Funches didn't go away quietly when their relationship ended. The exes are still in the midst of a messy custody battle for their two sons.

(Photos from left: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPY, Bennett Raglin/WireImage)

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