Serial groom Robert Evans has a unique approach to tying the knot. When the legendary 75-year-old producer proposed to Lady VictoriaWhite, now his seventh wife, he reportedly gave his bride-to-be aframed black-and-white photograph of her and her late husband, Sir GordonWhite, with his own face superimposed on White’s body, so hisfiancée could “have us both at her bedside at night.” Butthe couple’s recent wedding, on August 6, was positively square comparedto Evans’s fifth wedding in 1998 to ex-Dynasty star CatherineOxenberg—at least according to a videotape of the proceedings obtained by Radar.
The tape shows Evans, recuperating from a debilitating stroke, and thethen-36-year-old Oxenberg—daughter of the former PrincessElizabeth of Yugoslavia and the woman whose face is said to haveinspired Ivana Trump’s plasticsurgery—gathered with a small group of friends atEvans’s beloved Beverly Hills estate. The first sign thatsomething’s amiss is when the diminutive, overweight woman presiding overthe ceremony in a peaked purple hat describes herself to the camera as a“good witch.” Things go downhill from there.
With the still-frail Evans looking on, Oxenberg addresses the guests, tellingthem that before meeting her husband-to-be she had consulted with God himself inthe desert and was told that she would soon find her soul mate. After her speech, Oxenberg approaches Evans with a brimming silver bowl: “Thesepeyote buds are my gift to you,” she tells him.
“What happens next?” Evans cracks, “We get adivorce?” The couple’s marriage was annulled twelve days later.Asked about the ceremony, Michael Levine, Evans’s spokesman, said,“I don’t know anything about it—it’s as if you’retalking Portuguese.” Representatives for Oxenberg (now starring in her ownreality series on Lifetime, I Married a Princess) did not return callsfor comment. Evans and Lady White celebrate their 12-day wedding anniversarytomorrow. Let’s hope he’s learned not to toy with good witches.