Celebrities are famous for their tumultuous relationships: infidelity, quick marriages and then divorces, and plenty of flings in between. People like Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears have set records for marriages that only lasted a short time — but at least they knew their spouses a while before they got hitched. Here are 6 celebrities who married people they barely knew.
6. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
Baywatch star Carmen Electra first met infamous NBA player and bad boy Dennis Rodman in 1998 and eloped in Las Vegas that same year. “People couldn’t understand why I loved him,” Carmen, now 42, said on an episode of Oprah’s Where Are They Now, “because he had a reputation for being a bad boy.” She met him soon after her mother passed away, so maybe that had something to do with their whirlwind romance. She continued: “Our relationship was very passionate. When it was good, it was amazing. And when it was bad, it was the worst.” They ended up breaking up after less than a year from marriage. “It happened so fast,” she said. “It was so spontaneous, and I remember right after, ‘Oh god, what did we do?'”