Since whirlwind romances seem to exclude the idea of a prenup, most quick celebrity marriages end up with an annulment, but many others involve a long divorce process, even though the split occurred very quickly after tying the knot.
Find more about some of the shortest celebrity marriages, unions that didn’t even even last for six months, and the rare ones who didn’t even last a week.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries – 72 Days
The $10 million “dream wedding” was followed by one a really short marriage, but not one of the fastest celebrity divorces. Kim found comfort in Kanye West’s arms quickly, but Humphries stalled the divorce procedures in order to get a bigger payday.
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green – 5 Months
The actress and the comedian got hitched in 2001, and their union was dissolved the following year. Drew Barrymore and Tom Green actually split after just 5 months, in the middle of a series of very unfortunate events: the actress lost her home in a fire and Green was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush – 5 Months
After meeting on the set of “One Tree Hill”, Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray went through one of the shortest celebrity marriages. They split in just 5 months but were forced to continue seeing each other every day at work.
Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd – 4 Months
After splitting from Diddy, Jennifer Lopez fell in love with her choreographer, and the two got married in 2001, apparently without a prenup. They split after just 4 months and Judd ended up with up to $15 million according to reports. Lopez was already engaged to Ben Affleck before her divorce was finalized.
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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito – 4 Months
“The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper went through one of the shortest celebrity marriages before he really rose to A-lister status. Actress Jennifer Esposito and Cooper actually split before the 4 months mark, but their took some time to finally decide that the marriage was over.
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney – 4 Months
Opting for an annulment and not a divorce, Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney made headlines after he actress chose “fraud” as the reason for the dissolution of the marriage. She later explained that the core of the issue was “miscommunication”, which led to the split after just 128 days since the wedding.
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley – 3 Months
After a 9 month marriage to Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley ended up with another A-lister in one of the shortest celebrity marriages. While they split after just 3 months, the divorce was only finalized 2 years later.
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry – 18 Days
One of the shortest celebrity marriages, the union between Ali Landry and Mario Lopez actually came after six years together. Landry filed for divorce after discovering that her fiancé hadn’t been faithful before the wedding.
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds – 14 days
One of the weirdest celebrity marriages, the union between Eddie Murphy and Edmonds, an accomplished businesswoman and producer, might have not happened at all. The two exchanged vows on January 1, 2008, but two weeks later decided that they shouldn’t actually get the paperwork done.
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Cher and Gregg Allman – 9 Days
It took singer-songwriter Gregg Allman less than two weeks to decide that his 1975 marriage with Cher had been a mistake. In fact, it was one of the shortest celebrity marriages, but the two only bothered to get a divorce four years after the split.
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman – 9 Days
After getting hitched in 1988, the basketball bad boy and Playboy model chose the annulment option to end their marriage after just 9 days.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander – 55 hours
One of the shortest celebrity marriages since Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker called it quits after 6 hours in 1919, Britney’s Las Vegas ceremony barely clocked in at more than a weekend. Spears had decided to marry childhood friend Jason Alexander, but their union was quickly terminated through an annulment, 3 years before Spears’ bipolar disorder became public.
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