In the ever so famous world of Hollywood, there are definitely a few celebrities who are known to enjoy shocking their unsuspecting and easily influenced fans. Most of the time they do it thru social media, performance or entertainment (as we can imagine). It’s also usually done intentionally.
However, there are the rare times where they will surprise us unintentionally, like for example, when they tie the knot with a spouse that makes us go “What the f***”. For this article, we took a deeper look at celebrity weddings that made us go ‘Wha-at?!” and narrowed them down to the top 13! Here we go!
13. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
“How do they even know each other?” seemed to be the #1 question on everyone’s mind when Jesse James the motorcycle guru stole the heart of America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock. Jesse was a tough-talking motorcycle junkie and Sandra was an A-list actress best known for her roles in Miss Congeniality and The Proposal. Yet it seemed their stars had aligned and they were the epitome of opposites attract. Sadly, the marriage was not to be. Jesse confessed to multiple infidelities and Sandra filed for divorce receiving full custody of their adopted son. In 2015, Bullock announced she would be adopting a second child, a 3 year old new daughter. She also began to date Bryan Randall.
12. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Couch jumping probably comes to mind when you hear the names Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes together, right? Who could forget that ridiculous scene Tom displayed on the Oprah when he opened up about his love for Katie Holmes.
From the get-go the entire thing seemed like a charade. Even now questions surround what exactly went on in their short 5-year marriage. Speculation is the Church of Scientology was a big sticking point in their marriage. Tom is a devout Scientologist and Katie was raised Catholic.
After 5-years Katie had enough of Tom and filed for divorce which was granted in record time.
11. Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra
When Chicago Bulls star, Dennis Rodman, married Baywatch bombshell Carmen Electra in Vegas it was pretty crazy to imagine someone being able to tame someone like Dennis Rodman—even the likes of stunning Carmen Electra.
The marriage lasted only a couple months with Dennis claiming he was of an unsound mind to commit to marriage knowingly. They divorced and moved on with their lives.
10. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
This marriage was strange. It would almost be like Jack Nicholson marrying Miley Cyrus (Ok…maybe not quite that bad!). A Hollywood legend marrying a young, good-looking actor that was more suitable in age for her daughter.
Demi and Ashton put on various PDA spectacles during their 7-year marriage. Ashton married Demi when he was 27, while she was 43. It didn’t come as too much of a surprise when Ashton had a very public cheating scandal with a much younger college-aged girl in Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter, Demi and Ashton divorced. The cougar couldn’t seem to keep her young prey from straying.
9. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Oh boy. Everyone was talking about this guy who suddenly seemed to appear attached to Britney Spears‘ side right out of nowhere. Kevin Federline? Nobody knew who he was. All the public knew was that he looked nothing like Britney’s former flame Justin Timberlake.
When Kevin and Britney first started making appearances together everyone thought it was just a rebound relationship and it would be over shortly. Guess again. Britney ended up marrying Kevin. The marriage lasted only 2 awkward years.
8. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton married Angelina Jolie in 2000, Jolie was 25 at the time while Billy Bob Thornton was 20 years older than the starlet at the age of 45. They quickly became known for their eccentric, creepy PDA at red carpet events. They wore vials of each other’s blood and couldn’t keep their hands off each other. It made the interviewers, other celebrities, and the audience uncomfortable.
The marriage lasted only 2-years with Angelina filing for divorce in 2002. As of 2016 Billy Bob is on his 6th marriage to a makeup artist. Angelina is of course married to Brad Pitt.
7. Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray separated after only 5 months of marriage. Initially when they announced they had married, fans were surprised but excited! Fans were excited that their favorite lead actors on the television series One Tree Hill were actually turning fiction into reality.
It became apparent that Chad and Sophia had some different views on what marriage was and was not. Sophia filed for divorce based on ‘fraud’. Speculation is that Chad had an affair with Paris Hilton, his House of Wax co-star.
6. Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson
The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley’s daughter marrying the King of Pop, Michael Jackson?! Could it be anymore perfect? Um. Yes. The music video “You Are Not Alone” was enough to make people sick to their stomach. Lisa Marie Presley and Michael writing around in bed together? The public didn’t need to see that.
The fairy tale marriage between Lisa Marie and Michael lasted from May 1994 to August 1996. Lisa Marie has stated the marriage ended due to Michael’s desire for children right away.
5. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman were married from 2005-2011. Christina, the glamorous Queen of Pop, and Jordan the…record producer. The camera loves Christina and Christina loves the camera. Photographs of the married couple made Jordan always appear uncomfortable and awkward. It would be difficult to be thrust into the limelight if you’re not used to it.
Christina and Jordan divorced in 2011 after having one son together. They’ve both moved on.
4. Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa were married in 2007. At the time, Lisa was known for her work on The Cosby Show, and Jason was an unknown actor. When HBO’s smash hit series Game of Thrones came out, Jason was catapulted into A-lister status.
People were surprised to see him married to someone that was quite a bit older than he was. His character on the show was married to a young blonde and perhaps fans assumed he was married to a young blonde in real life too—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Lisa was older and is known for her reclusive lifestyle and hippie-ish attire. So far the marriage of Lisa and Jason is still happily intact. Will this Hollywood marriage beat the statistics and last? Only time will tell!
3. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
“Oops…I Did It Again!” Repeat offender, Britney Spears married her high school sweetheart, Jason Alexander, after a crazy weekend of partying in Las Vegas, Nevada. After hearing of her marriage, Britney’s lawyers jumped in and were able to secure an annulment. They did so on the basis that Britney was ‘unaware of the gravity of her actions’. There was a lot of money at stake and they knew they had to get it done quickly.
There was no happy ever after for this bride and groom. Jason and Britney’s marriage lasted only 55 hours.
2. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
All-American girl, Cameron Diaz married the guitarist for the band “Good Charlotte”, Benji Madden, in 2015. This surprise marriage definitely had fans going ‘Wha-at?!’ (or, when did they even start dating?).
Before Benji, Cameron had been in relationships with Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriquez. Perhaps she figured out that the typical athletic, good-looking, fashion-forward guys she was going with wasn’t working in her favor? A year later and Benji and Cameron are still going strong! They do say, opposites attract, and this certainly proves it!
1. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
What do the words ‘father’, ‘creepy’ and ‘uncomfortable’ have in common? Those are all words that run through your head when you see former Full House star Mary-Kate Olsen with her husband Olivier Sarkozy!
Who is Olivier Sarkozy? Oh, he’s just the brother of the former President of France, Nikolas Sarkozy. Olivier is a wealthy, uber-successful French banker. He is also 17 years older than his wife.
Photographs of the two make you kind of squirm in your seat a little bit. She looks like his daughter. Pictures of Olivier, Mary-Kate, and his daughter make you wonder who is the daughter and who is the wife! What do you think, could this be true love?