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Breakup to makeup: Dallas museum director and wife get married again

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Max and Jacqueline Anderson are back together.  Photo via NUVO News

Art world hottie Jacqueline Buckingham didn't stay on the market for long. Just three months after announcing that she and Dallas Museum of Art director Maxwell L. Anderson were getting a divorce, the couple has remarried in a move that has the art world buzzing.

Anderson has helmed the Dallas museum since 2012. A former actress, Buckingham rose to prominence on Anderson's arm when he was the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She was raised in the Houston area, attended Kingwood High School and was crowned Miss Houston Teen USA in 1992 and runner-up for Miss Texas Teen USA that year. 

The couple are bringing a fascinating touch of Hollywood to the usual staid museum world. Their breakups and makeups put them on a par with such notorious reuniters as Katy Perry and John Mayer, Eminem and Kim Scott, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, and former Miami Vice star Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith

Buckingham reported the couple's split via Facebook on April 9, saying they were "moving forward with new vows as dedicated partners in parenting, committed champions of each other as individuals, and strong supporters of each other’s careers, dreams, and life’s work."

In the same breath, the buxom Buckingham promoted her forthcoming book Separating Into Wholeness: Revolutionary Relationships & Evolutionary Families. No word yet on whether the book deal is still a go in light of the couple's reconciliation.

Buckingham had planned to detail their divorce in a tome. Instead, Anderson announced the couple's remarriage on Twitter. 

The blushing bride promptly retweeted the message, and waves of congratulations began flooding through the interwebs. With Facebook and Twitter serving as the platform for two major life announcements, we wonder what social media network will carry the next big news in the Anderson family. We'll keep refreshing Pinterest just in case.

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