61st anniversary of the Marilyn Monroe-Joe DiMaggio marriage

On this day in 1954, one of the biggest celebrity couples of all time got married. Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees married the biggest name in Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe. It seemed like a match made in heaven, but that all fell apart in October 1954 when they filed for divorce. Their marriage only lasted 274 days, but they maintained a friendship for many years after that. Before his passing in 1999, DiMaggio would have roses sent to her grave several times a week.

Despite their abbreviated love story, their legacy lives on. Since today would have marked their 61st wedding anniversary, we have gathered some of our favorite Marilyn and Joe photos for you.

In this June 2, 1955 file photo, actress Marilyn Monroe, right, in a glamorous evening gown, with Joe DiMaggio, arrives at the theater. (AP Photo, File)

Daily News front page January 15, 1954, Headline: MARILYN WEDS JOE DiMAGGIO, DiMaggio- Signs With A New Manager. Joe DiMaggio plants a kiss on the luscious Marilyn Monroe just before leaving San Francisco City Hall where they were married yesterday. Simple wedding of former Yankee star and movie actress drew nearly 400 spectators. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Candid group portrait of New York Yankees baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999) (left), with his wife, American actor Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962), and British actor Cary Grant (1904 - 1986), Hollywood, California. Monroe and Grant were in costume for director Howard Hawks's film, 'Monkey Business.' (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American actor Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) with her husband, American baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999), looking at each other and holding hands. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Newlyweds Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe arrive at the International Airport, January 29, 1954, with plenty of baggage prior to their departure for Tokyo for an extension of their honeymoon. They were married in San Francisco on January 14 and Marilyn is under suspension by her studio for failing to start a new picture. (AP Photo)

American actor Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) with her husband, American baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999), looking at each other and holding hands. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio are pictured together in a cabana on Redington Beach near St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 22, 1961. (AP Photo)

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio are pictured together in a cabana on Redington Beach near St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 22, 1961. (AP Photo)

Recently married American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) and her husband, American baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999) look at beached sailboats while on their honeymoon, Japan, 1954. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe as they board plane at International Airport. (Photo by Jack Clarity/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, circa 1954. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Joe DiMaggio and his new wife Marilyn Monroe pictured on a trip in Asia in this undated photo. (Photo by Sports Studio Photos/Getty Images)

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe at Idlewild International Airport. (Photo by Jack Clarity/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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