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The Marriages of Rush Limbaugh

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Radio personality Rush Limbaugh interacts with the audience before the start of a panel discussion ''24' and America's Image in Fighting Terrorism: Fact, Fiction, or Does It Matter?', June 23, 2006 in Washington, DC.
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Rush Limbaugh tied the marriage knot for the fourth time in June 2010. His previous three marriages all ended in divorce. Here's information about the failed marriages of Rush Limbaugh and his latest marriage to Kathryn Rogers.

Born:

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III: January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Fourth Marriage -- Kathryn Rogers:

Kathryn Elizabeth Rogers, born on December 19, 1976 in Massachusetts, was 33 years old when she and Rush Limbaugh were married on June 5, 2010 in Florida. While some media reported Rush and Kathryn were married in a Hawaiian-themed wedding at Rush's Florida beachfront mansion, the PalmBeachPost.com reported they were wed at the Breakers Hotel. According to the Limbaugh/Rogers marriage record, the officiant at their wedding ceremony was Dr. Kenneth L. Hutcherson, Founder and Senior Pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington.

Elton John, reportedly paid $1 million, performed at their wedding reception held at the Breakers Hotel. Guests at their reception included Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, James Carville, Mary Matalin, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Tom Watson. On June 4, 2010, the Breakers Hotel was also the location for the rehearsal dinner luau Rush and Kathryn hosted for 400 guests. Rush has photos of their wedding available on his Facebook page. (Note: After clicking on the link, you may have to remove top frame to view photos.)

Rush and Kathryn planned on honeymooning in Mexico, Africa, and some other undisclosed locations.

A VIP liaison, Kathryn met Rush in 2004 at a celebrity golf tournament.

Third Marriage -- Marta Maranda Fitzgerald:

Marta was a married aerobics instructor from Titusville, Florida, who Rush met on the Internet via Compuserve in 1990. According to Thom Smith's PalmBeachPost.com article in June 2004, Marta was "married three times and had a son and daughter before hooking up with Rush."

Marta divorced Tom Fitzgerald in 1992. Marta and Rush were married on May 27, 1994 in Virginia at the home of Justice Clarence Thomas who officiated the ceremony. Guests at the wedding included Mary Matalin, James Carville, and William Bennett.

Rush and Marta reportedly lived in separate houses on adjoining lots while married to one another and were rarely seen together in public. On the air on June 11, 2004 Rush announced his separation from Marta claiming that he asked her for the divorce. Other sources state that Marta was the one who first moved out.

Rush and Marta divorced on December 21, 2004 in Monroe County, Florida. The 22-page divorce settlement was sealed.

According to Jose Lamblet's October 2006 article in PalmBeachPost.com, since their divorce, Marta Maranda has done well in real estate.

Second Marriage -- Michelle Sixta:

Michelle was a college student and a Kansas City Royals stadium usherette when she and Rush met. They were married in 1983 at the Stadium Club.

During Christmas weekend of 1988, Michelle left Rush. Rush and Michelle divorced in 1990.

First Marriage -- Roxy Maxine McNeely:

Roxy was a sales secretary at WHB radio station in Kansas City when she and Rush met. They were married on September 24, 1977 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

Roxy filed for divorce in March 1980 on grounds of incompatibility. Rush and Roxy divorced on July 10, 1980.

Books By and About Rush Limbaugh:

The Way Things Ought To Be
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See, I Told you So
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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot
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Children:

Rush has no children.

Occupations:

Rush: Radio personality, conservative radio commentator, radio talk show host.

Residences:

Rush has a $24 million, 36,500-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. In April 2009, Rush mentioned on his show that he could be selling his condo in New York City -- not sure if he was serious or not.

Religion:

Rush is Methodist.

Quotes About Rush Limbaugh's Marriages:

Rush about having little time for love: "I'm too much in love with myself."
Source: Scott McCabe. "Limbaugh, third wife parting after 10 years." PalmBeachPost.com. 6/12/2004.

Rush's marriage advice: "If you want a successful marriage, let your husband do what he wants to do."
Source: Scott McCabe. "Limbaugh, third wife parting after 10 years." PalmBeachPost.com. 6/12/2004.

Rush on the purpose of marriage: "Marriage is about raising children. That's the purpose of the institution."
Source: Scott McCabe. "Limbaugh, third wife parting after 10 years." PalmBeachPost.com. 6/12/2004.

Rush about his marriage to Roxie: "I was doing what I thought I had to do. There was romance in the idea of being married. It was just the wrong reasons."
Source: Time.com. 10/26/1992.

Rush about his marriage to Michelle: "The love had just vanished. We're still friendly."
Source: Time.com. 10/26/1992.

David Limbaugh, his brother, about Rush's divorces: "I don't think he would have chosen to break up either marriage. I think it was the choice of both of his ex-wives ... Women, especially young women, don't want guys to be sedentary."
Source: Al Franken. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot. pgs. 13-14.

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