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(9 May 1929 - 5 August 1931) (divorced)
In 1929, Gilbert eloped with actress Ina Claire to Las Vegas. They separated in February 1931 and divorced six months later.
Ina Clair was a major Broadway star before she came to Hollywood to star in her first film, The Awful Truth, 1929. When she met Jack at a party, they liked each other immediately and married only six weeks later. She and Jack just weren`t suited for each other. At that time, being a Broadway star was considered far superior to the stars of Hollywood. therefore, Ina felt superior to Gilbert and is best known for the classic remark she made after they were wed, when a reporter asked her, "How does it feel to be married to a great star?" "I don`t know," the new bride replied sweetly. "Why don`t you ask Mr. Gilbert?" To her credit, she did try to help Jack through the transition to sound, but instead of helping she made him more insecure. They were married during a terrible time in Jack`s life and had been traveling in Europe when Jack`s first talkie to be released, His Glorious Night was released to dismal reviews and when the stock market crashed. Although Ina tried to help again, she did nothing but make things worse by redecorating their house resulting in a huge expense. They were divorced in 1931.