Clara Butt and Robert Kennerley Rumford
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3. Clara Butt and Robert Kennerley Rumford
The celebrated British contralto met her baritone husband in 1897. They married at Bristol Cathedral three years later. So many people turned up for the wedding that the doors had to be locked, leaving thousands outside. The marriage lasted more than 30 years until her death. After they married, Rumford would not allow his wife to take part in love scenes with other men.