Bride ’n doom
EXPERTS reckon 1986 is the “year of the doomed marriage”, a study has revealed.
Half of couples who tied the knot back then are likely to split up.
High-profile couples who married in 1986 include Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. They all ended in divorce.
Harry Benson, of the Marriage Foundation, said: “The worst two years to get married were 1986 and 1991. Some 44% of couples who married in these years will end up divorced.
“As co-habitation becomes ever more accepted, there’s less social and family pressure to tie the knot.
“Men’s commitment is all about buying into the future, making a decision. So among those who do marry, there are fewer ‘sliders’ who marry without really buying into it and more ‘deciders’ who really mean it.”