Cynthia Rhodes and Richard Marx

Cynthia Rhodes and Richard Marx

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(8 January 1989 - 2014) 3 sons

They met in 1983 while she was working on a duet for the soundtrack of Staying Alive. Rhodes, seven years his senior, thought he was much too young for her at the time.

Marx and Rhodes didn`t start dating until two years later, when they both met again at a party. After a four-year courtship, the couple married on January 8, 1989. Even though Rhodes had a very fruitful career at the time, she made the conscious decision to retire from film acting, dancing, and singing to become stay-at-home mom to the couple`s three sons. Together they reside in Chicago, Illinois.

On January 8, 1989, Marx married the singer/dancer/actress Cynthia Rhodes. Rhodes acted and sang in Staying Alive (1982), Flashdance (1983), and most notably in the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing, as well as appearing as the female lead in Marx's first video, "Don't Mean Nothing". Rhodes also briefly sang lead for the second incarnation of the synth-pop band Animotion in the late 1980s. The couple have three sons—Brandon (born 1990), Lucas (born 1992), and Jesse (born 1994)—and reside in Lake Bluff, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Recently, in an article dated April 4, 2014, the couple announced the dissolution of their 25-year marriage.
Commenced Dating
January 1985
8 January 1989
July 2013
April 2014
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while she was working on a duet for the soundtrack of Staying Alive


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Richard Marx was married to Cynthia Rhodes. They started dating in January, 1985 after meeting at while she was working on a duet for the soundtrack of Staying Alive. They were married on 8th January, 1989. After 25 years of marriage they separated in July, 2013, and divorced in April, 2014. They had 3 children: Brandon, their eldest son, is 25 years old; Lucas, their son, is 23 years old; and Jessie, their youngest son, is 21 years old.

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