A Love for the Ages: Bette Midler and Husband Celebrate 39 Years

Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg’s love story is an extraordinary example of enduring commitment. After only six weeks of dating, 39-year-old Bette proposed to 35-year-old Martin. The couple decided to elope to Las Vegas, where they had a whimsical wedding officiated by Elvis, with no guests except themselves.

Their wedding was a spontaneous decision, taking place at 2:00 am and costing just $45. Bette even made Martin change his suit just before the ceremony. Two years later, they welcomed their daughter, Sophie, into the world.

Although their love has endured, their marriage faced its share of challenges. They had intense arguments in the early years but always prioritized being the best parents to Sophie. Their dedication to their daughter helped them navigate the difficulties, and they stayed together until things improved.

In 2021, after over three decades of marriage, they received a surprise in the mail: photographs from their wedding day in Las Vegas. These previously unseen pictures brought back cherished memories of that magical day.

The couple learned to compromise and prioritize their family. Martin, who left his career as a commodities trader to support Bette’s career and raise their daughter, is celebrated by Bette as the “greatest father.”

Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg had the honor of walking their daughter down the aisle at her wedding in 2020, even though the pandemic limited the guest list to just 11 people.

Their enduring commitment and willingness to adapt and compromise are a source of inspiration in a world where Hollywood marriages often don’t stand the test of time. They have weathered life’s challenges together and emerged even stronger.

Their love story is a testament to the power of compromise, accountability, and family in sustaining a lasting and loving relationship.