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Liza Minnelli Who Was Married 4 Times Had No Kids after Suffering Medical Complications during a Pregnancy

Esther NJeri
Jan 17, 2022
12:10 P.M.
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Liza Minnelli has been through it all. From the crazy childhood, the successful Hollywood career, the drugs, the drinks, to four failed marriages. 


Liza Minnelli has had a colorful life filled with success. An Oscar winner, the actress, is highly recognized for her roles in "New York, New York," and "Sex and The City 2." 

But despite her Hollywood success, Minnelli has had quite a tumultuous personal life. She has been married to four husbands. Her only regret, however, remains her inability to have children. 

Actress/singer Liza Minnelli arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images



Minnelli was only a few days shy of turning 21 years old when she married her first husband, Peter Allen, an Australian singer, and songwriter, in 1967. She wore a Victorian-inspired wedding dress for her big day. 

Minnelli was shocked to find her husband getting intimate with a man on their wedding night. Minnelli says everyone around her knew that Allen was gay, except for her.

American actress Liza Minnelli with her first husband, Australian born actor Peter Allen (1944 - 1992), at their wedding, 3rd March 1967. | Photo: Getty Images


Since then, she says she never comes home or visits anyone without calling first. They separated in 1969 and finally divorced in 1974. 

After her divorce became final, Minnelli married Jack Haylay Jr., whose father played the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz" alongside Minnelli's mother, Judy Garland. 

Actress Liza Minnelli with her second husband, Jack Haylay Jr. | Photo: Getty Images


They stayed married for five years, but in 1979, they broke up. Reports say their marriage was more platonic than it was romantic. 

That same year, Minnelli married Mark Gero, a sculptor. Minnelli was ready to start a family, and in 1981, she became pregnant. Unfortunately, she lost the pregnancy. 

Actress/Singer Liza Minnelli and husband Mark Gero attend "A Fish Called Wanda" New York City Premiere on July 7, 1988 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


By the time 1992 was clocking in, the relationship had turned sour. Gero granted Minnelli an uncontested divorce, and they went their separate ways. 

Minnelli married her fourth and last husband, David Gest, in 2002. Gest was a music promoter, and their wedding cost a whopping 3.5 million dollars. They had 850 guests in attendance, and Michael Jackson was the best man.

David Gest and Liza Minnelli at Tower Records New York Promoting Her New CD "Liza's Back" on October 29, 2002 | Photo: Getty Images


Despite the lavish wedding, the couple stayed married for only 16 months. They separated amid lurid accusations and counter-accusations. However, their divorce did not become final until 2007. 


Unfortunately, Minnelli could not have children throughout her marriages after she suffered three miscarriages. She disclosed that she suffered from numerous medical complications that made having babies a problem. 

One pregnancy left the "Arthur" actress with a hiatal hernia, resulting from the medical procedures done to save the baby. The star says that the hernia is still painful whenever she eats or sings a certain way.