Philip Andre Rourke, popular by his nickname Mickey Rourke is one of the famous American actors and former boxing champion.
He is one of the successful actors in the industry. Although he's rarely seen in the movies nowadays, he has made a mark in the film industry and let's not forget to mention that he's a boxing legend.
Although his professional career has climbed sky high success, his personal life, however, has been an unstable one.
With two failed marriages and incomplete love stories hanging in his past, we could definitely learn a lot from his personal life.
Let's dive in to know everything about him in today's section.
Boxing legend Mickey Rourke was married twice: Ended up in divorce
The award-winning actor and hit movie, "Diner" star. Mickey Rourke has a long list of girlfriends and partners, and surprisingly wives too.
1983, Oklahoma — Mickey Rourke on the set of “Rumble Fish”, Source: The Selvedge Yard
Mickey Rourke was married twice, once back in 1981 with his movie Hardcase co-star, Debra Feuer. The two met on the sets of the movie and later also featured in 1988 movie Homeboy.
Mickey Rourke with ex-wife Debra Feuer, Source: Mirror
The duo married in November of 1981 married in a chapel on a clifftop above Los Angeles.
Sources reported that Mickey was the wedding planner as he planned every single aspect of the wedding. He even designed his wife's wedding ring of diamonds and rubies.
The pair was happily married for eight years, until in 1989 when the couple decided to get divorced.
1986 — Mickey Rourke & former wife Debra Feuer, Source: The Selvedge Yard
In an interview with Mirror.co.uk, Mickey's ex-wife, Debra revealed all the details about Mickey unknown past and their marriage.
She confessed how this tough looking guy was, in fact, a terrified neurotic and phobic person who wanted much love, care, and security.
She further added,
"He is the most thin-skinned, over-sensitive person I have ever met. When we met he was like a little abused dog. He was so vulnerable.
He hated flying and he wouldn't go in the ocean because he was afraid there'd be sharks. He was so nervous."
In their decade-long relationship, fame and money changed the insecure actor to a self-destructive, drug abuse. She also stated that his drug addiction and insecurities became the major reason behind their divorce.
He gradually became self-controlling and abusive and didn't even let Debra work on movies because of his jealousy and controlling habits.
Their marriage finally ended in 1989 but has still remained good friends over the years.
Debra moved on with her life and married her husband Scott Fuller, with whom she has a daughter named Ruby.
Rourke married actress Carre Otis, struggled drug addiction, and horrible plastic surgery
The then rising star, Mickey Rourke already had enough girls to woo him as he was one of the most handsome and desirable actors in the industry that time.
Mickey Rourke on the sets of Year of the Dragon, 1985, Source: The Selvedge Yard
However, after his divorce from the first wife, he was all set to settle down again and he married his co-star of movie Wild Orchid, actress Carre Otis.
Mickey Rourke with second wife Carre Otis at red carpet event, Source: Superiorpics
The couple tied knots on June 26, 1992. But behind this love story, there hides a dangerous, life-threatening romance, we could never even imagine.
Model turned actress Carre was just 20, when she first met Mickey on the sets of her debut film, Wild Orchid.
Spellbound by the young actress's beauty, Mickey was already head-over-heels for the actress and his charm and humor won over the beautiful actress and they started dating.
Mickey Rourke with ex-wife Carre Otis, Source: Pinterest
Despite everything, Carre was still not happy as she revealed in an interview back in 2011.
The then actress confessed that her relationship with the actor was very depressing and troublesome as he was jealous, insecure and angry all the time.
The actor who's face was recovering after many bouts he took in the ring, also took up plastic surgery to have a makeover of his face.
Mickey Rourke- Before and After plastic surgery, Source: Pinterest
He started getting cheek implants, botox, and several other things that apparently didn't turn out to do well, ending him up with stretched and craggy face.
"Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together.
I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone."
Mickey with his surgery failure, drug abuse, and alcohol addiction, committed domestic violence and even once shot her then girlfriend Otis.
She recalled this horrible incident and stated,
"We were almost at the restaurant when I looked down and saw a .357 Magnum gun on the floor near my feet.!!
And when asked to get rid of it, Rourke made her carry the weapon in her bag and when they got home, the Magnum accidentally got discharged from her purse, leaving a bullet lodged just inches away from her heart.
Mickey Rourke with wife Carre Otis from a movie scene, Source: Pinterest
In 1994, Rourke was arrested for domestic violence and spousal abuse but the charges were withdrawn by Otis sooner. Their marriage finally ended in December 1998 when their divorce was finalized.
Mickey Rourke rumored of marrying girlfriend Elena Kuletskaya in 2009
The award-winning actor and professional boxer, Rourke, 57, met his gorgeous 24-year-old Russian girlfriend, model, Elena Kuletskaya back in 2008.
The two hit off pretty well and were often spotted going on events and parties together.
Mickey with then girlfriend Elena, Source: Viola
Rumors were swirling up on the news that the two were soon to be a lawfully wed husband and wife as the couple got engaged secretly in 2009.
Rourke with then girlfriend at a red carpet event, 2009, Source: Celebitchy
Sources reported that the couple was planning to wed in 2010, organizing a traditional Russian wedding.
But their wedding was called off and two split up after one year of relationship together.
Mickey was dating a mystery hot blonde
After his break up from hot Russian girlfriends and models, Anastassija Makarenko, Gia Carangi and Elena Kuletskaya, Mickey is back again in the dating pool as last year, he was spotted leaving a hotel with a hot blonde.
Actor Mickey Rourke with the svelte blonde beauty spotted in 2016, Source: Daily Mail
The 63-year-old film actor has seemed to take a break from models for the past, but not until now as in March 2016, he was spotted escorting a gorgeous lady out of West Hollywood Venue, reported by DailyMail.
Mickey Rourke in his leather jacket with the blonde beauty spotted walking towards their car, Source: DailyMail
The actor, however, has not confirmed anything about who he's dating and the identity of the hot blonde by his side.
Well, as for now, he has made comeback in boxing and has even won several exhibition matches.
He lives with his family and his beloved dogs, to whom he refers to as his rescuer and a life saver.
Here's a video of Mickey Rourke on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Enjoy watching!
Quick facts about Mickey Rourke
- Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, Mickey Rourke is the famous American actor, screen writer and former boxer.
- He's the son of Annette and Philip Andre Rourke Sr.
- He comes from a diverse family background as his ethnicity is Irish, Scottish, French and English.
- Graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School.
- He had passion for boxing since his teenage and did self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami.
- Won his first boxing match at the age of just 12.
- After severe injuries, he retired from boxing in 1973 and took up acting career.
- His movie credits include The Wrestler, Wild Orchid Iron Man 2, The Rainmaker, Animal Factory, Diner and so on.
- He appeared in the music video, Hero by Enrique Iglesias along with actress Jeniffer Love Hewitt and also did mid-song rap on the David Bowie song Shining Star.
- Mickey” Rourke, Jr. has an estimated net worth of $10 million
All in all, we wish this actor best wishes in her future endeavors and hope he makes a comeback in the film industry soon.
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