Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato, his first of four wives, divorced in 1951. Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato met several years before their marriage at an establishment in New Jersey. The couple formally tied the knot in 1939, 5 years after their introduction, and remained a couple for over a decade.
Barbato initiated the end of their marriage, calling for a separation in 1950. The couple split less than a year later. Sinatra later wed Ava Gardner, his second wife, in November 1951. Their marriage lasted approximately six years. Sinatra then married Mia Farrow in 1966, but they divorced just over a year later. Sinatra then tied the knot for the last time with Barbara Marx in 1976. They remained married until his death in May 1998.