The Hollywood lifestyle is characterized by whirlwind romances and glorifies the old cliché of “life in the fast lane.” When you have the money to do whatever you want, it’s hard to find people that will tell you, “This probably isn’t a good idea.” Here are the 20 shortest celebrity marriages from people who could have used a person like that for relationship advice.
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
Marriage duration: 225 days
Bridget Jones’s Renée Zellwege rand country star Kenny Chesney met at a tsunami-relief event. Four months later, the two wed on the Caribbean island of St. John. Their engagement was short, just like the marriage, with the pair announcing their plans to annul their marriage. The pair divorced on the grounds of “fraud”. Rumors suggested the fraud claim was related to Chesney’s sexuality. However, Zellweger commented that the term was “simply legal language and not a reflection of Kenny’s character.”
Cris Judd and Jennifer Lopez
Marriage duration: 218 days
Jennifer Lopez met her ex-hubby Cris Judd, a professional dancer and choreographer, on the set of Lopez’s music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” The pair was only engaged for a few months before they decided to wed in September 2001. Unfortunately, after only 218 days, Lopez filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” The marriage ended in an amicable divorce settlement.
Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad “Nicky” Hilton
Marriage duration: 205 days
On May 6, 1950, Hollywood’s fairytale couple, Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, wed in a lavish ceremony and reception, which took place at the Bel-Air Country Club. Taylor was only eighteen-years old when she wed the twenty-four year old businessman. In Taylor’s 1965 memoir, she wrote, “The honeymoon in Europe lasted two weeks. I should say the marriage lasted for two weeks. Then came, yours sincerely, disillusionment rude and brutal.” Apparently, Taylor filed for divorce due to Hilton’s “extreme mental cruelty” and his actions of being “indifferent to [Taylor] and used abusive language”.
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
Marriage duration: 163 days
In 2000, Tom Green and Drew Barrymore teased the American public about their wedding date. Although Drew and Tom seemed very excited about their very public wedding, the Hollywood couple didn’t make it past 163 days. In July 2001, Tom filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” and commented, “Drew is a wonderful woman, I love her very much. I wish our marriage could have worked out, I wish her much happiness.”
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito
Marriage duration: 131 days
In December 2006, heartthrob actor Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito wed, but the romance was over by spring. Neither commented about the split, but luckily, Howard Stern was able to get some very vague and minor details from Bradley during an interview. Bradley commented that the marriage, “was just something that happened. The good thing is, we both realized it… Sometimes you just realize it. He added, “It just wasn’t right…Things happen.”
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock
Marriage duration: 122 days
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock had an on-and-off romance from 2001 to 2003. However, in July of 2006, the couple rekindled, which quickly lead to their wedding. The wedding was held on a yacht in St. Tropez, where the couple lived up to Kid’s rock-star reputation. Anderson got married in a white bikini, while Rock stood at the alter in a white T-shirt and baseball cap, both in typical classy fashion. The marriage soon ended when the two literally raced to the courthouse to file for divorce.
Charlie Sheen and Donna Peele
Marriage duration: 122 days
Charlie Sheen and Donna Peele’s short-lived marriage was first announced when Sheen was on the stand for Fleiss’s trial in July 1995. Sheen compared Peele to “an angel sent from heaven to take me through the rest of my journey”. However, shortly after their 122-day marriage, Sheen commented, “You buy a bad car, it breaks down.”
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley
Marriage duration: 107 days
Hollywood star Nicolas Cage and the famous King of Rock ‘n’ Roll daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, met at a birthday party in 2000 and kept their flame on-and-off for two years. The couple decided to wed in August 2002 in Hawaii at a secret ceremony. However, by November, the couple had called it quits, as Cage filed for divorce. Presley commented that the couple, “shouldn’t have been married in the first place.”
R. Kelly and Aaliyah
Marriage duration: 90 Days
In August 1994, R. Kelly wed hip-hop star Aaliyah. However, the marriage was quickly annulled because Aaliyah was only 15 when the couple married. The couple met during the production of a joint record, titled (kid you not), Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. A few years later, Kelly would find out that the content of the title is not entirely true.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Marriage duration: 72 days
The high-profile divorce of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries first began when the couple dated for six months before getting engaged. The course of their relationship was documented through the E! show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and the couple’s two day wedding special, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding. Although the wedding was what Kim had envisioned, unfortunately her marriage was not.
Kim released the statement, “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.” However, Kris was determined to make the relationship work, which was evident when he commented, “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce. I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
Marriage duration: 60 Days
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon held a quick ceremony when the couple married during Anderson’s 90-minute break between two shows in which she was participating. Anderson filed for divorce after two months, citing irreconcilable differences. It was later reported that Anderson and Salomon both filed “fraud” and annulled their marriage.
Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman
Marriage duration: 32 Days
The Hollywood couple wed in June 1964 in Ernest’s Beverly Hills home. The couple split July 1964 because of their honeymoon and all the attention it bought Ernest internationally. Ernest told Mandrake that, “Everybody knew me, but they didn’t know Ethel overseas. The more they recognized me, the madder she got. That’s what hurt her, so she started taking it out on me.”
Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
Marriage duration: 29 Days
Yes, like Pam Anderson, Drew Barrymore makes it on the list again with her first marriage to British bartender, Jeremy Thomas. The two married when Barrymore was 18 and Thomas was 31. It is apparent things didn’t work out after a month and the two filed for divorce.
Axl Rose and Erin Everly
Marriage duration: 26 Days
Guns’n’Roses singer Axel Rose and Erin Everly hit and missed twice. The couple married in April 1990 when Axel “proposed” to Erin at 4:00AM by threatening to kill himself if Erin didn’t marry him. The couple drove to Las Vegas the next day and married. The marriage was filled with emotional and physical abuse, which lead to an annulment. Gee, who’d have thought that wasn’t going to be a healthy relationship?
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds
Marriage duration: 14 Days
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds promised their love for each other in a spiritual wedding on New Year’s Day in Bora Bora. The couple was planning on making their marriage official, but later released the statement, “After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forego having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further. While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was representative of our deep love, friendship and respect that we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends.”
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
Marriage duration: 18 days
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry ended their marriage before they even made it to the honeymoon. Ali Landry suspected Mario had cheated on her before the wedding and her suspicions were true. The couple annulled their marriage after a little more than two weeks.
Cher and Gregg Allman
Marriage duration: Nine days
Many anticipated Cher and Gregg wouldn’t last when she decided to marry him only three days after divorcing Sonny Bono. Cher and Gregg flew to Vegas in his jet to get married, only to file for divorce nine days later. It was rumored that Cher filed for divorce because Gregg’s drug and alcohol problems were too much for her to handle.
Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra
Marriage duration: Nine days
Eccentric basketball superstar Dennis Rodman and Baywatch hottie Carmen Electra tried the knot in lucky Vegas in 1998. Rodman’s publicist justified the marriage by saying that Rodman may have been “deeply intoxicated” during the ceremony. However, the marriage was annulled after nine days, while the marriage officially ended six months after. Thinking back to the spontaneous and fast wedding, Electra told People, “It’s easy to get caught up in a moment. You think it’s romantic, but then you realize, ‘God, we did it in Vegas?’ It’s like getting a cheeseburger at a fast-food restaurant.”
Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips
Marriage duration: Eight days
Wed October 1970, split November 1970.
Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips’ marriage ended after only eight days, but considering that asking about suicide and one spouse kidnapping the other by handcuffing them to the bed (details are still unclear as to whether which one was actually the cuffed and the other the cuffer), it sounds like the two fit a lot into that eight days.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
Marriage duration: 55 hours
Before pop-star princess Britney Spears suffered from her emotional downfall, she had marriage. After Britney Spears’ breakup with N Sync’s Justin Timberlake, Spears’ had her first public mishap with childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas. The two promised “till death do us part” for only 55 hours before the marriage was annulled.
ZsaZsa Gabor and Felipe DeAlba
Marriage duration: 24 Hours
The winner for the shortest marriage goes to ZsaZsa Gabor and Felipe DeAlba with a marriage that only lasted 24 hours. The marriage only lasted 24 hours because it was determined her previous marriage to Michael O’Hara was not properly dissolved.