Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, 1957 Actors Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were actually married twice. The first time, in 1957, Wood was just 19 years old. Their first marriage lasted five years. Both went on to other relationships before reconnecting in 1972. After a brief courtship, they remarried and had a child. But in 1981, Wood mysteriously drowned while on a boat with Wagner, Christopher Walken, and the boat captain.