The wonderful world of love; the spontaneity, the butterflies in your stomach, the sweaty palms and the quick heartbeats—oh yeah, and the divorces. Hey, not every beautiful marriage ends in divorce, but this list will show you the world of quick marriages, particularly the world of the rich and famous.
Celebrities lead crazy lives, and it’s all up for show. We get to see all of it—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Although marriage is stated to be a lifelong commitment to your partner, there are always little hiccups that can lead to separating; this list will show you the quickest celebrity marriages that lead to divorces.
10. Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd: 8 Months
Jennifer Lopez has gone through her fair share of heartbreak, one divorce prior to this one, and one after. Her marriage to Cris Judd took place on October of 2001, and ended quickly on July 2002. Cris was hired as a backup dancer for the star’s music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, and quickly started dating. Lopez filed for a divorce 8 months later, with Judd claiming that her costar for the movie Gigli, Ben Affleck, had something to do with it.
9. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney: 7 Months
A lot of people are surprised that these two even knew each other, let alone got married. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney were married in May 2005 on the tropical island of St. John, just four months after first meeting at a tsunami event. Zellweger filed for a divorce claiming “fraud”, which started a whole rumor mill about Chesney’s sexuality; only for Zellweger to later claim that it was a term for “legal language and not at all on his character”.
8. Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray: 5 Months
The two adorable co-stars on the hit show, One Tree Hill, exchanged handwritten vows on April 2005, and filed for divorce in September. Unfortunately, the two had to work on the show together; forcing ex’s to see each other continuously. Bush stated, “I can’t say there are no hard feelings. I feel hurt, humiliated and broken hearted”. Looks like they weren’t meant to be; just like their characters on the show.
7. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito: 4 Months
The famously gorgeous Bradley Cooper was once taken off the market; for a mere 4 months. The two actors were wed in December of 2006, and filed for divorce in April. During an interview, Cooper stated that they “just realized” they weren’t meant for each other. Too bad they didn’t realize that before their nuptials.
6. Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage: 3 Months
Who knew these two even had an eye for each other? Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage were married in Hawaii in August of 2002, and ended quickly in November when divorce papers were filed. Cage quoted that: “they shouldn’t have even gotten married in the first place”.
5. Nicky Hilton and Todd Meister: 85 Days
The famously rich Hilton daughter, Nicky Hilton, got married to NYC businessman, Todd Meister, just 3 months after dating. They decided to marry quickly in Vegas, but quickly realized their mistake just a mere 85 days after. Nicky was set to dodge the limelight like her older sister Paris has, but this little stunt through her in all the tabloids.
4. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: 72 Days
It’s sad to say that a reality show doesn’t help make your marriage stronger. After an E! Special on their glamorous wedding, there were multiple tabloids of a rocky marriage. The couple was together six months prior to their nuptials, and E! was there the whole way to show the world their roller coaster of a relationship. Since, Kim is set to marry Kanye West within the next couple months; let’s all take a moment to wish them the best.
3. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas: 30 Days
Most people have never heard of this marriage, and for a good reason. Barrymore was only 19 at the time, and being hungry for love is a recipe for disaster. Jeremy Thomas was a bar owner at the time, and Drew Barrymore hired a clairvoyant minister to come and marry them at the bar, at 5am. It’s easy to see why this marriage didn’t’ last, and even better, why it lasted longer than even crazier quickie marriages.
2. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry: 2 Weeks
The strong relationship of six years wasn’t a match for these two love birds. Their marriage took place in April of 2004 (a beautiful wedding in Mexico), and promptly ended two weeks later. Landry claimed she found “strong evidence” that Mario Lopez had cheated on her; in this case, women power trumps all.
1. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 55 Hours
These two quick lovebirds were married on January 3, 2004, and were granted an annulment on January 5th. The stereotypical “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” didn’t apply here; the two childhood friends decided on a whim to be married in sin city, with Britney Spears wearing a white trucker hat and cut off jean shorts.
Although marriage is set to be a promise for the rest of your life, sometimes you realize it quickly that you aren’t with “the one”. These celebrity marriages are just a few of quick love; and we all hope the best for them in their search for that long lasting love we all hope and wish for. Hopefully their next marriage is one that will last.