Jerry Lee Lewis, 76, Weds for Seventh Time to Cousin's Ex-Wife

Celebrity News Mar. 30, 2012 AT 10:05AM
Jerry Lee Lewis performs at Third Man Records on April 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jerry Lee Lewis performs at Third Man Records on April 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Tony R. Phipps/WireImage.com

Goodness, gracious! Jerry Lee Lewis is a married man for the seventh time -- and his latest road to romance was another complicated one.

The "Great Balls of Fire" singer, now 76, wed Judith Brown March 9 in Natchez, Miss., his rep Maureen O'Connor confirmed to CNN. Judith is the ex-wife of Lewis' cousin, Rusty Brown; it was Rusty Brown's sister, Myra Gale Brown, whom Lewis wed back in 1958.

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The piano-playing rock and roll legend became a tabloid sensation at the time when, at 23, he opted to wed cousin Myra, who was just 13 year old.

The "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" rocker's career suffered as a result of the shocking controversy. Lewis and sixth wife Kerrie McCarver were were for 20 years before divorcing in 2004.

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Lewis has fathered four children, although two of his sons, Steve and Jerry Lee Jr., died in 1962 and 1973, respectively.

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