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    1965, when a 23-year-old Steven Hawking married Jane Wilde

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    Celebrity wedding photo: Stephen Hawking

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    We love uncovering old photos of famous people before they became the celebrities we know today. That's why we totally geeked out when we came across this picture of famed British physicist Stephen Hawking from his wedding day in 1965.

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    A young Stephen Hawking with his first wife Jane Wilde on their wedding day.

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English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde on their wedding day in 1965. He left Jane in 1991 for his nurse Elaine Mason, who he was married to from 1995-2006. After divorcing Elaine he resumed closer relationships with Jane, his three children, and grandchildren.

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