Andrew Silverstein, better known as Andrew Dice Clay, has been married three times. His first marriage to Kathy Swanson was rather short-lived and only lasted 2 years. They married in 1984 and were divorced in 1986. Not much is known about that first marriage, but it remained childless.
His second marriage, to Kathleen Monica, was not only his longest lasting marriage, but it also produced two sons. He married Kathleen in 1992 and divorced her ten years later. The divorce does not appear to have been contentious and Andrew kept a close relationship with both his sons.
In 2009 Andrew began dating Valerie Vasquez. In 2010 the two were married. And for all the world to see the couple appeared to be quite happy, despite the fact that they couldn’t be more different. Andrew is 25 years older than Valerie, but he called her the love of his life, even going so far as to say that they were made for each other and that they would be together forever.
In 2014, however, the two surprised everyone by filing jointly for divorce.
Even more surprising was the reason behind their divorce: the marriage had put too much pressure on their relationship and in order to save it, they needed to get a divorce.
They even celebrated with a big party and Andrew confirmed that they were more in love than ever.
Andrew has never been overly conventional, at least not on stage, but it seems his relationship to his now ex-wife was more important to him than keeping a marriage alive that wasn’t working. After three marriages he really should know what’s working and what is not.
It may be an unusual approach to save a relationship like that, but it seems to have worked out for the two. The divorce was apparently finalized in 2014. Both of them forfeited spousal support, which can hardly be surprising given their situation.
And since Andrew and Valerie are still happily together, their approach seems to have worked out for them. Should the two of them ever break up after all, they won’t have to go through a divorce again. But here is hoping that their relationship will last as long as they are hoping for – with or without a marriage certificate.