20 of the Shortest Hollywood Marriages Ever (PHOTOS)

Michele Marin | Nov 2, 2015 Celebrities

For some Hollywood couples,"happily ever after" turned into happily never after, and the realization came not long after the nuptials took place. In fact, some of the following celebrity couples were on the fast track to sign divorce papers before the ink on their marriage certificate dried. 

Here's a look at some of the shortest marriages in Hollywood history. Which one did you predict wouldn't make it?


Image © 2005 Phil Ramey/Ramey Pix/Corbis

  • Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman: 9 days


    Image © Ramey Pix/Corbis

    What do you do when you're on a bender in Vegas? Why you get married at the Las Vegas Little Chapel of Flowers at 7 a.m.? That's what former Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra and former NBA player Dennis Rodman did in 1998. While they claimed their love was "legit," the couple filed for an annulment nine days after the big day. The marriage officially ended six months later.

  • Ali Landry & Mario Lopez: 18 days


    Image © Frank Trapper/Corbis

    Ali Landry and Mario Lopez took their time getting to the altar (they dated for six years), but wasted no time parting ways. The two married near Puerto Vallerta, Mexico, but just weeks before the wedding, Lopez had a few indiscretions, and photos of his bad behavior surfaced after the I dos. Landry quickly said adios to her groom. To add salt to her wound, Lopez dished in his memoir, Just Between Us, that he was never really in love with Landry. Ouch!

  • Britney Spears & Jason Alexander: 55 hours


    Image via ABC News

    Oops, she did it again. Pop star Britney Spears's string of erratic behavior kicked off in 2004 when she married childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. Perhaps it was the Sin City bubbly that prompted the two to walk down the aisle, but once the hangover wore off, the couple quickly realized that they "don't." The marriage was annulled 55 hours later. 

  • Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray: 5 months


    Image © 2005 Phil Ramey/Ramey Pix/Corbis

    In a case of life imitating art, the relationship between Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray didn't last, nor did the union between the couple's One Tree Hill characters, Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott. Five months after the nuptials, Bush filed for an annulment based on Murray's alleged infidelity.

    More from The Stir: 21 Female Hollywood Stars Who Married Regular People (PHOTOS)

  • Renee Zellweger & Kenny Chesney: 4 Months


    Image via People.com

    Everyone was a bit taken back when odd couple Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney tied the knot in May 2005 in St. John. So no one was surprised when Zellweger had the marriage annulled four months later. 

  • Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock: 4 Months


    Image © 2006 Phil Ramey Pix/Corbis

    Clad in a white bikini, Pamela Anderson wed a shirtless Kid Rock on a yacht in St. Tropez in 2006. While they made the marriage official in a Beverly Hills courthouse a month after their on-the-water nuptials, they made the divorce official just four months later.

  • Jennifer Esposito & Bradley Cooper: 4 months


    Image © Fred Prouser/Corbis

    Blink and you'll miss the marriage of American Sniper star Bradley Cooper and Blue Bloods's Jennifer Esposito. The little blip called marriage lasted from December 2006 to May 2007. 

  • Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries: 72 days


    Image © Brock Miller/Corbis

    Kim Kardashian's fairy-tale wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries lasted a whopping 72 days. But what can you expect after a six-month courtship? Don't feel too badly for the current Mrs. Yeezus; she reportedly raked in millions from the deal, err, wedding, though she says she returned the gifts or gave them to charity. 

    More from The Stir: 16 Celebrities Who Have Never Been Married (PHOTOS)

  • Drew Barrymore & Tom Green: 9 months


    Image © J. Vespa / Contributor

    These two comedians played a lot of cat and mouse about the timing of their nuptials, but it turned out their yearlong courtship lasted longer than their actual marriage. The two tied the knot in July 2001, but by December the pair split, citing irreconcilable differences.

  • Drew Barrymore & Jeremy Thomas: 1 Month


    Image © Barry King/Liaison Agency/Getty Images

    The actress met bar owner Jeremy Thomas and quickly tied the knot in March 1994, after dating a mere six weeks. Less than two months after their bar ceremony, the pair headed for splitsville.

  • Shannen Doherty & Ashley Hamilton:5 months


    Image © 1994 Phil Ramey/Ramey Pix/Corbis

    The 90210 alum didn't waste any time saying I do with her boyfriend of two weeks, Ashley Hamilton (son of actor George Hamilton). Doherty was only 22 and Hamilton 19 when the couple walked down the aisle in the backyard of Doherty's rented Santa Monica home in 1993. The wedding was over just five months later.

  • Nicky Hilton & Todd Meister: 2 months


    Image © Rossa Cole/Splash News

    Socialite and heiress Nicky Hilton married NYC money manager Todd Meister at 2:30 a.m at a chapel in Las Vegas in 2004. The impromptu marriage ended two months later with the pair claiming the bicoastal relationship was just too much for their love to endure.

    More from The Stir: 21 Celebrities Who've Adopted Kids

  • Amelia Warner & Colin Farrell: 4 Months


    Image © Frank Trapper/ Sygma/Corbis

    British actress Amelia Warner and Colin Farrell wed on the island of Tahiti in July 2001, but the pair called it quits after four months. Too bad Farrell's tattoo of Warner's name around his finger was more permanent than the couple's marriage.

  • Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd: 4 Months


    Image © Bettina Schwarzwaelder/dpa/Corbis

    J.Lo fell for her backup dancer Cris Judd while working on the set of her "Love Don't Cost a Thing" music video. Their whirlwind courtship culminated with a wedding in September 2001. The pair divorced nine months later. 

  • Tracey Edmonds & Eddie Murphy: 14 days


    Image © 2007 NCNA Photo/Ramey Pix/Corbis

    The pair exchanged vows in Bora Bora on New Year's Day, 2008, but because the wedding took place in a foreign country, French Polynesia, the union wasn't legal in the U.S. Their rocky relationship prompted the two to forgo legalizing the marriage when they returned to the states. 

  • Lauren Holly & Jim Carey: 10 Months


    Image © Ronald Siemone/Sygma/Corbis

    Dumb & Dumber costars Jim Carey and Lauren Holly tied the knot in 1996, but it seems those pesky irreconcilable differences got in the way, and Holly filed for divorce nine months after saying I do. 

    More from The Stir: Why Men Marry Some Women & Not Others: The 'Reasons' Will Shock You

  • Lisa Marie Presley & Nicolas Cage: 3 months


    Image © 2004 Phil Ramey/Corbis

    Wed during a secret ceremony in Hawaii, Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage tied the knot on the 25th anniversary of the death of Presley's father, Elvis Presley. The Academy Award–winning actor filed for divorce from Presley three months after the nuptials, citing irreconcilable differences.

  • Donna Peele & Charlie Sheen:5 months.


    Image © Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    Bad-boy Sheen married his model girlfriend Donna Peele, whom he once called an "angel that came down from heaven," on his 30th birthday. In fact, he announced his intent to marry Peele while testifying at the trial of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. But, it looks like his angel took flight, and the pair divorced five months later.

  • Sinead O'Connor & Barry Herridge: 16 Days


    Image © Splash News

    Nothing compares to meeting a drug counselor online, except perhaps going on a drug run on your wedding night. That's how the night played out for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor and her therapist groom, Barry Herridge, in December 2011. The events turned out to be too much for Herridge and the couple split after two weeks.

  • Sunshine Tutt & Chris Kattan: 8 Weeks


    Image © Marlann Day Massey/Zuma/Corbis

    SNL alum Chris Kattan married his model love, Sunshine Tutt, in June 2008 in Yosemite Valley, California, but the couple divorced just two months later.

    More from The Stir: 20 Male Hollywood Stars Who Married Regular People (PHOTOS)

celeb couples celeb divorce

More Slideshows