In the world of Hollywood, life moves quickly. These following stars were racing to the altar and then sprinting to divorce court. Their vows didn’t even last a year. Check out the 16 shortest celebrity marriages, and see which couple you wish they had stayed together.
1. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 55 Hours
Back in January 2004, the super pop star wed her childhood friend Jason Alexander after holding a party in Las Vegas. However, it lasted a mere 55 hours before it was annulled, despite the headlines all over the world.
2. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: 9 Days
Vegas strikes again! Playboy model and TV personality Carmen Electra, and NBA star Dennis Rodman were married in November 1998 in Las Vegas. Weeks later they split up and filed for divorce eventually in early 1999.
3. Cher and Gregg Allman: 9 Days
Another case of 9-day marriage. Back in July 1975, Cher and rock star Allman tied the knot. If you remember, Cher had just ended her marriage with Sonny Bono a few days earlier. Cher filed for another divorce nine days later, reporting that she found Gree had drug issues and it was too much for her. Didn’t she know it before saying “I do?”
4. Ali Landry and Mario Lopez: 18 Days
Baby-faced Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez married model Ali Landry in April 2004, but the marriage ended before the honeymoon could even begin. Their marriage ended after only two weeks when Landry found that Lopez had been unfaithful throughout their 6-year relationship.
5. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas: 39 Days
In 1999, the then-child star Barrymore married bartender Jeremy for just six weeks. Drew’s second marriage didn’t last long either. In July 2001, Drew Barrymore married Tom Green. However, the Hollywood couple seemed to enjoy the thought of marriage more than reality. They ended their relationship at Christmas the same year.
6. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon: 60 Days
Pamela Anderson wouldn’t be so famous if she hadn’t had several quickie marriages under her thong. The Baywatch star married Salomon who famously co-starred in Paris Hilton’s sex tape in Las Vegas in October 2007. However, Pamela filed for divorce 6 weeks later, citing the classic “irreconcilable differences.”
7. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: 72 Days
This marriage is not the shortest one in history but definitely the most infamous. The reality star tied the knot with Kris, the basketball player in 2011, with the wedding costing around $10 million. After 72 days, however, the nups came to an end, with Kim’s statement saying “after careful consideration, I decided to end my marriage. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned."
8. Nicky Hilton and Todd Andrew Meister: 85 Days
Like her sister Britney, the younger Hilton thought an impromptu Las Vegas (naturally) union to her longtime pal Todd Andrew Meister might spell happily-ever-after for her. However, history repeated itself: Their August 2005 the nups led to an annulment, three months later.
9. Lisa-Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage: 107 Days
You may remember the marriage of the King of Rock 'n' Roll’s daughter to the King of Pop (Michael Jackson), which last only 20 months. However, her knot with Nicolas Cage, the Hollywood heavyweight, didn’t last for nearly as long. The couple met at Johnny Ramone’s birthday party in 2000 and got hitched in Hawaii after Nicolas proposed in 2002. 107 days later, Nicolas made a move again, this time with a divorce paper.
10. Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock: 122 Days
The couple got hitched in July 2006 after years of on and off dating and finally decided to tie the knot. They held their lavish wedding in true rock-star style with Anderson in a white bikini and Rock in a baseball cap and white T-shirt. Their whirlwind marriage ended in November 2006, when the couple literally raced each other to the courthouse to file divorce papers.
11. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney: 128 Days
When the actress Renee and country crooner Kenny suddenly got hitched, most people’s response was “huh?” The couple married in May 2005 on the Caribbean’s Virgin Island, but the actress had it annulled four months later, citing the marriage as a “fraud”. Zellweger has referred to the union as “the biggest mistake of my life.” Ouch!
12. Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad “Nicky” Hilton: 205 Days
It was a perfect match made in Hollywood, which is why it could never last. The then 18-year-old movie star Elizabeth and Conrad Hilton tied the knot in May 1950 in the most lavish way possible, but the marriage ended after 205 days. In the divorce proceedings, Taylor charged Hilton with “extreme abusive language, but later she told the press that her idea of wedded bliss had been “very naive.”
13. Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd: 218 Days
Some celebrities will rebound from a high-profile relationship by trying to marry a less famous celebrity or civilian. It was the case for Jennifer Lopez. After splitting from Diddy a few months prior, Lopez married a choreographer and musician Cris Judd who worked as a back-up dancer in her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”. However, their marriage came crashing down 218 days later.
14. Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly: 309 Days
Carrey and Holly met on the set of “Dumb and Dumber”. They later started dating and finally tied the knot in September 1996, but Holly filed for divorce papers 10 months later due to irreconcilable differences.”
15. Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armisen: 312 Days
Long before Elizabeth was famous for the success of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Moss was married to Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen in October 2009. However, the marriage didn’t last long and they ended the relationship in September 2010. Moss explained later about their marriage, citing “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.”
16. Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa: 313 Days
Lopez and Noa got married in February 1997, but they ended their marriage less than a year later. The separation was not a amicable one, with Noa threatening to expose her and share one of their sex tapes.