Starter Spouses: Celebrities' First Marriages

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

Gabrielle Union and Chris Howard

Before she became a basketball wife-to-be, Union was married to another athlete — NFL player Chris Howard. The couple split in 2005 after four years of marriage. The experience must have taught her a few things for round two: Union claims that, this time around, she'll insist on a prenup.

(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Demis Maryannakis / Splash News)

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