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When Jerry Lee Lewis Married His 13-Year-Old Cousin

Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin while still married to first wife today in 1957. When the rock star married Myra Gale Brown in 1957, she still believed in Santa Claus which seals the deal on the overall creep factor of this tale. At the time, she hadn’t realized that there was anything wrong with her relationship with Lewis, and apparently, neither did her parents. At the time, Elvis Presley, the biggest rock star in the world, was dating a 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, who would later become his wife, so I guess

Jerry Lee Lewis and his third ex-wife Myra, photographed by Alan Light, during a photo shoot for Rolling Stone Magazine in 2010.

Jerry Lee Lewis had been warned ahead of his British tour in May 1958. He’d been told by his advisers that he shouldn’t take his new wife to the U.K. with him, but he didn’t listen. He couldn’t see any problem with bringing her with him on the road. He was one of the few who saw things so simply.

There were several issues in the eyes of others. Firstly, Myra Gale Brown was 13 years old. Secondly, she was his cousin, the daughter of his bassist J.W. Brown. Thirdly, she was his third wife. Fourthly, their marriage had taken place before the second divorce had been finalized. And for a bonus, Lewis’ second marriage had also taken place before the previous one was terminated… read more >

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