Hollywood’s 14 Shortest Marriages of the Past 15 Years
In Hollywood, the stories of long-lasting love and ‘til death do us part are few and far between. Hollywood romances have a long, notorious history for being rocky and quickly fleeting for decades. The following are the top 15 shortest Hollywood marriages of the past 15 years.
14. Drew Barrymore and Tom Green: 5 Months
From the beginning, this unlikely pair was doomed to fail. After getting married in 2001, the comedian found out he was suffering from testicular cancer and Barrymore’s home was claimed by a fire. Five months later the high-profile marriage ended, as did the bad luck for both parties.
13. Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray: 5 Months
When the two met on the set of One Tree Hill, the sparks flew and the couple exchanged vows in April of 2005 in a private ceremony. Five months later, the two filed for divorce. From then on, Bush and Murray had the painstaking experience of working with an ex as the show continued.
12. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito: 4 Months
Before the handsome actor hit it big in the movie industry, he married actress Jennifer Esposito in December of 2006. Within four months, the couple mutually called it quits. Although, some sources indicate that the pair had actually been separated for quite a while before the divorce.
11. Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney: 4 Months
The unique pairing of this Award-winning actress and hunky country music star was completely unexpected as the couple tied the knot in 2005. However, within four months, the couple called it quits and received an annulment. In the legal proceedings, Zellweger cited the cause of the breakup as being “fraud,” which raised some interesting questions about Chesney’s sexual orientation.
10. Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd: 4 Months
Just a few short months after breaking up with Diddy, Jennifer Lopez rebounded by walking down the aisle with choreographer and musician Cris Judd in 2001. After a whirlwind romance, the couple filed for divorce just four months later and Judd received a hefty settlement of $14 million.
9. Colin Farrell and Amelia Warner: 4 Months
Although the couple exchanged vows in a tropical wedding in Tahiti in 2001, the Irish playboy actor proved that he is not likely to be one to settle down. The marriage was quickly dissolved after four mouths, as it was not legal to begin with. But, Farrell will constantly be reminded of his marriage with a “Millie” tattoo on his ring finger.
8. Kid Rock and Pam Anderson: 4 Months
After a rock-n-roll wedding ceremony on a yacht in Saint-Tropez in 2006, the rocker and model/actress broke off the marriage just four months later. Both stars listed irreconcilable differences as the cause for divorce, leading to continued questions about how yet another rocker marriage ended for Anderson.
7. Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage: 3 Months
Lisa Marie Presley has had a long history of problematic marriage decisions, but her marriage to Nicholas Cage undoubtedly tops as the worst. After a short ten-day engagement, Cage and Presley were married on August 10, 2002. After just 107 days, the couple called it quits and filed for divorce. In fact, the divorce proceedings lasted much longer than the actual relationship, at over 18 months.
6. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: 72 Days
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries tied the knot in October 2011 during a nationally televised wedding that came with a $10 million price tag. Within days, rumors began to circle about the couple finding more trouble than love in paradise. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce just 72 days later, while Humphries fought back with a request for annulment and serious accusations of fraud.
5. Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt: 8 Weeks
In 2008, the model Sunshine Tutt walked down the aisle and married SNL veteran Chris Kattan. After just 59 days, the couple was filling for divorce as the result of claimed irreconcilable differences. Although Kattan supposedly had a pre-nuptial agreement to limit her settlement to less than $10,000, Sunshine ended up scoring a sizeable six-figure payout.
4. Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds: 2 Weeks
When the couple exchanged vows on New Year’s Day in 2008 on a private island off Bora Bora, there were high hopes for the actor and his new bride to make it last although the marriage was not valid in the United States. Two weeks after the intimate nuptials took place, the couple released a statement that they decided to forego a legal ceremony and were ending their relationship to remain friends.
3. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry: 2 Weeks
When the former Miss USA met the actor at the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1998 the sparks flew between the equally gorgeous couple. After dating for a whopping six years, Lopez and Landry tied the knot at their 2004 wedding. Almost immediately, the marriage crash landed two weeks later when rumors started that Mario Lopez had allegedly cheated on her with multiple different partners.
2. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: 6 Days
After a terrible year for both Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman, the two came together to tie the knot at a chapel in Las Vegas in 1998. Although, it quickly became apparent that the marriage was simply the result of publicity stunt and cry for help as the duo ended the relationship just six days later.
1. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 2 Days
It all began and ended on New Year’s in 2004 when Britney Spears invited her childhood friend to Las Vegas. Within just 55 hours, Spears and Alexander ended the marriage that was claimed to be the sole result of excessive intoxication. The infamous marriage was just one-1,274th as long as the average American marriage that ends in divorce.