{Poll} Is renewing your wedding vows a kiss of death?

Wedding vow renewals are a rising trend in Hollywood, according to wedding website TheKnot.com. “Perhaps the desire to reaffirm commitment is a healthy reaction to the changing state of marriage,” writes Anna Jane Grossman, a reporter for The New York Times. But she goes on to say, “it seems that restating vows is not a panacea for the evils of divorce, and may even bring into question the sturdiness of the original utterances.”

Read about these four celeb couples who have re-tied the knot, then decide: Is renewing your wedding vows a kiss of death?

Ramona and Mario Singer

“Real Housewife” Ramona Singer and hubby-of-nineteen- years Mario got a chance to say “I do” again at their December 2009 vow renewal ceremony at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

According to The New York Times, Ramona wore “a custom-made white satin gown trimmed with crystals and ostrich feathers” and “told Mr. Singer that she loved him more now than the first time she married him.” “You know, it wasn’t done as a fluff thing,” Ramona later told a reporter from The New York Times. “When someone does something for real, you feel it. You feel the vibrations. You could feel the love between my husband and I.”

On an episode of “Housewives,” less than two years after the couple reaffirmed their love for each other, Ramona visited a fortune teller who told her Mario was not being faithful. On “Watch What Happens Live” Ramona denied it, saying, “I never take fortune tellers to heart. I know what I have.”

Kris and Bruce Jenner

Kris Jenner, “momager” of the infamous Kardashian clan from hit reality show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” was married to hubby and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner on April 21 of 1991. The couple celebrated their twentieth anniversary this past year with a family trip to Bora Bora and a renewal of their vows.

The romantic ceremony was filmed for their Bravo reality show and attended by the Kardashian kids (minus Khloe) and the Jenners’ two children, Kylie and Kendall. According to US Weekly, Kris shed tears during the intimate ceremony officiated by a Tahitian priest on a hilltop at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

In 2008, rumors surfaced that Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie were on the fast track to divorce. In an effort to re-affirm their marriage, the couple re-tied the knot in a private Kabbalah ceremony in London.

“The ceremony lasted about an hour. They turned up at the Kabbalah centre in their gym clothes and changed into white robes. Everyone at the centre hopes that they will get through their recent rough patch,” according to the Daily Mail.

But, even after a wedding re-do, Madonna and Guy couldn’t “Keep It Together.” The couple split just two months later in October 2008 after seven and a half years of marriage.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony said “I do,” three times in their seven-year marriage. The pair wed in 2004 and renewed their vows four years later while vacationing in Las Vegas. Two years after that, in 2008, they renewed their vows, yet again, at their estate in Hidden Hills, California.

“We realized the bets in Vegas [on whether we’d make it] stopped at five years, so we’re really looking forward to this one,”  Marc Anthony joked in US Weekly.

Unfortunately for this celeb couple, the third time wasn’t the charm. J-Lo and Marc Anthony divorced just over one year after vow renewal numero tres.

“Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” but didn’t anyone tell “Jenny from the Block” that all these expensive ceremonies do add up!?

Heidi Klum and Seal

Weddings are fun, so why not have one every year a la supermodel Heidi Klum and musician-hubby Seal. This celeb couple renews their wedding vows every year around their anniversary with different theme parties.

Past vow renewal celebrations have included a white trash ceremony, a retro-themed party and a “brides and grooms” night.  Coinciding with their six-year anniversary this year, the couple renewed their vows at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., with a masquerade style theme, according to New York Magazine. Heidi dressed in a Victorian mask and Seal in a pirate headdress.

“It’s our time – a lovely family time,” she told Redbook. “It’s about remembering this moment of love we gave to each other and reinforcing it.”

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12 Responses to “{Poll} Is renewing your wedding vows a kiss of death?”

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  2. Nannaof2 says:

    p.s., Dear FOF, PLEASE drop the clebrity thing. We are not a bunch of teenagers googling over trash magazines. Please do features on my fellow FOF colleagues. I would love to hear about them and their lives, not Madonna.

    • Vanessa says:

      Well said! My thoughts exactly!

  3. Nannaof2 says:

    Bravo Norma Byrd! I couldn’t have said it better. I think most of us are pretty fed up with “crazy town.” Hollywood nothing more than a very afluent trailer park full of uneducated misfits as far as I am concerned.

  4. BlueBear says:

    Whatever happened to the last words of the marriage vows: ‘Til death do us part? They don’t say “‘Til we renew these vows!” You promise to love one another forever! A renewal of vows done with only the couple present is one thing. Inviting loads of people is quite another! The latter is purely for show and is extremely distasteful!

  5. spcale says:

    No, I don’t believe so. Depends on the reason doing it.
    I will have been very happily married for 36 years in a few months. Will I do it? No, I feel no need and just have no interest. I got married once and have beautiful memores and don’t think anything could top that day.

  6. Robillm says:

    If a marriage is in trouble, then a couple needs much more than a wedding vow renewal! The renewal could be a catalyst simply because of the added stress of planning the thing! In a strong relationship, it is a reaffirmation!

  7. Cécile Wheatley says:

    Renewal of vows….. Hollywood’s newest attempt to use marriage as yet another publicity tool. When two people love each other Once is Enough. and if you must renew your vows, do it in private…


  8. annie65 says:

    My husband and I renewed our vows on our 25th anniversary and this year we celebrated our 50th year together. We just celebrated with our children and grandchildren which was our choice…We are just everyday people…..I agree 100% with Norma I could care less about these phonies I think people are so tired of seeing the Kerdashians faces on tv they just look for anything to do because they think that we care we don’t these people have no morals they all got a reality show because their daughter made a sex tape…..I want to read about the real people who renewed their vows….

  9. morticia7@juno.com says:

    Well said Norma…while it may not be the “kiss of death”, it is rather circumspect and one wonders what the real motivations are for doing this aside from being on stage. It must be this new culture of ADD for the world…no one seems to remember the original vows and virtues without having to remind themselves on a constant basis! This celeb thing FOF seems enthralled with a very superficial and is now beginning to look like a cyber version of People magazine and it’s sister rags…Enquirer, Star, etc. I though FOF had more substance than this.

  10. Norma Byrd says:

    Of course it’s probably the kiss of death when it’s done for show, and all of these people apparently have to be on stage all the time. Or is it that in trying to prove how wonderfully in love they are to everyone else, they’re really trying to convince themselves? Frankly, I could care less since most celebs seem to have the morals or rabbits.

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