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PHOTO: Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner applied for a marriage license in Santa Barbara in January, 1942
Soon after her arrival in Los Angeles, Gardner met fellow MGM contract player Mickey Rooney; they married on January 10, 1942, in Ballard, California; she was 19 years old and he was 21. They divorced in 1943. He reputedly rhapsodized about their sex life later, but Gardner said, "He may have enjoyed the sex, but [goodness knows] I didn't." She once characterized their marriage as Love Finds Andy Hardy.
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Divorced|1941 - 1943|Mickey Rooney was married to Ava Gardner from 10th January, 1942 to May, 1943.|1941-01-00|1943-05-00|Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner were married for 1 year. They dated for 1 year after getting together in Jan 1941 and married on 10th Jan 1942. 1 year later they divorced on 21st May 1943.
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