In 1957, after he skyrocketed to fame with hits like Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis married his second cousin, Myra Gale Brown. He was 23.
What celebrities are married to their cousins?
Edgar Allen Poe. I guess it makes sense that Edgar Allen Poe would have a pretty creepy personal life. Kevin Bacon. Kevin Bacon claims that he didnt know that he and his wife, Kyra Sedgewick were cousins. Jerry Lee Lewis. Johann Sebastian Bach. Thomas Jefferson. Christopher Robin Milne. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. H.G. Wells.More items
What famous people married their relatives?
13 Celebrities Who Married Relatives, From Charles Darwin to Albert Einstein. The revered genius married his first cousin Elsa Lowenthal.Rudy Giuliani. Jerry Lee Lewis. David Lean. H.G. Wells. Charles Darwin. Thomas Jefferson. Edgar Allan Poe.More items •7 Aug 2017
Which country has the most cousin marriages?
1 In Pakistan, half of the population marry a first or second cousin, more than in any other country. 3 In rural areas this can be 80%, says Hafeez ur Rehman, an anthropologist at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. Emigrants from these regions sometimes maintain these traditions.
Can 1st cousins get married?
While it may be presumed that an ancestor or descendant of the person would include a first cousin, it does not. So, while it is illegal (for good reason) to marry your parents or your grandparents, you are legally able to marry your first cousin.
Do first cousins marry?
In the United States, second cousins are legally allowed to marry in every state. However, marriage between first cousins is legal in only about half of the American states.