What was known about Ava Gardner and frank Sinatra relationship?
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Frank Sinatra first met Ava Gardner in 1944, but saw her only sporadically until late 1949, when they began their relationship. Their relationship was tempestuous, and coincided with the collapse of Sinatra's professional career, as Gardner's blossomed.
They married on November 7, 1951, ten days after Sinatra's divorce from Barbato became final. Both were frequently made jealous by the other's extramarital affairs, and Gardner had an abortion.
Gardner's power in Hollywood helped Sinatra get cast in From Here to Eternity (1953), and his subsequent Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor helped revitalize Sinatra's professional career. They separated in October 1953 and divorced in 1957.