Taking the pledge to be with someone for the rest of your life can be frightening to say the least. When taking such a big step, you want to be sure that the person you are marrying is the person you want to be with through sickness and in health, in good times and in bad. Some people may take years to make such an enormous decision but the celebrities listed below didn’t need much time at all. All of the people listed below were married before the ago of 20. These celebrities pledged to spend the rest of their lives with one another, without even being able to take a sip of alcohol to toast the occasion. Sadly, most of these marriages just weren’t built to last, but a select few were able to make it, at least in terms of celebrity marriages. So for your entertainment, below is a list of 14 celebrities who were married before the age of twenty.
14. Milla Jovovich and Shawn Andrews
When Milla Jovovich was just sixteen years old, she ran off and married her Dazed and Confused co-star, Shawn Andrews in a quick, Vegas-style wedding. However, two short months later, Jovovich’s mother decided to step in and have the quickie wedding annulled.
13. Solange Knowles and Daniel Smith
Queen B’s sister, Solange Knowles had a fairly busy year at the tender age of seventeen. The young star had her son, Daniel Julez and married her high school sweetheart, Daniel Smith. Unfortunately, the couple wasn’t built to last. The couple was divorced by the time Knowles was nineteen.
12. LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet
At the age of 19, LeAnn Rimes married her back-up dancer, Dean Sheremet after dating for a year. In 2009, the couple decided to separate amidst rumors of Rimes’ extra-marital affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, who was also married at the time. By 2010, both Rimes and Cibrian were granted a divorce and in that same year, the two announced that they were engaged. On April 22, 2011, the couple married at a private home in California.
11. Macaulay Culkin and Rachel Miner
When Macaulay Culkin and Rachel Miner met, it was a case of young love. The two tied the knot in 1998, when Culkin was just 18 years old. Unfortunately, the couple separated two years later and were divorced two years after that. Culkin would go on to date Mila Kunis for eight years before splitting.
10. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
Drew Barrymore was already seriously thinking about marriage at the young age of 16. In fact, Barrymore first got engaged at 16, but decided to call it off. Then, at the age of 19, Barrymore met Jeremy Thomas, dated him for six weeks and then married him. Although, the marriage didn’t last long – just one month after they tied the knot, the couple decided to call it quits.
9. Kim Kardashian and Damon Thomas
Kim Kardashian is known for having over-the-top weddings, but her marriage to Damon Thomas in 2000, certainly didn’t have her normal extravagance. The couple decided to elope in Vegas when Kardashian was just 19 years old. However, the couple was divorced four years later. Yet another record for Kardashian.
8. Elizabeth Taylor and Nicholas Conrad Hilton Jr.
Elizabeth Taylor’s first marriage was to Nicholas Conrad Hilton Jr. at the tender age of 18. However, the couple divorced just one year after their blissful nuptials. Nonetheless, Taylor didn’t have much trouble finding love after Hilton. She went on to marry eight more times.
7. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson decided to tie the knot when Griffith was just 18 years old, in 1976. The couple divorced soon after, but managed to reconcile and remarry in 1989. Unfortunately, this marriage wasn’t exactly made to last either. The couple divorced again in 1996. They have one daughter together.
6. Demi and Freddy Moore
Demi Moore got her famous name from her first husband, Freddy Moore. The couple tied the knot when Freddy was 30, and young Demi was just 18 years old. Maybe the age difference got in the way of the once happy couple because four years later, the pair divorced. Demi Moore would go on to marry and divorce Bruce Willis and then Ashton Kutcher.
5. Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli
When Olivia Wilde was just 19 years old, she wed filmmaker, musician and the son of an Italian Prince, Tao Ruspoli. The couple was married in secret on a school bus with two witnesses. Wilde has explained their odd choice in location, by saying that it was the only place where they could be completely alone. The couple tied the knot on June 7, 2003. However, on February 8th, 2011, the couple announced they were separating. Their divorce was finalized later that year.
4. Loretta and Oliver Vanetta Lynn
Loretta Lynn married Oliver Vanetta Lynn, after one month of courting, at just 15 years old. The couple had six children together and was married for almost fifty years, until Oliver’s death in 1996. However, Lynn has described her marriage to Oliver as rocky. She claims that her husband cheated on her once a month and that he even left her once, while she was giving birth to their child. Lynn has described her marriage as, “One of the hardest love stories.”
3. Marilyn Monroe and James Dougherty
When Marilyn Monroe was just 16, and still going by the name Norma Jeane, she wed 21 year old, James Dougherty. Apparently, Monroe’s caretaker at the time had orchestrated the proposal in order to avoid sending Monroe to an orphanage. However, in 1946, the couple divorced, just four years after they exchanged their vows.
2. Bo and John Derek
Bo and John Derek started their relationship when Bo was just 16 and John was 28 years old. To keep their relationship alive, the couple relocated to Germany, in order to avoid the statutory rape laws in the US. Two years later, in 1976, the couple married. They remained married until John passed away in 1998.
1. Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison
Even though Courtney Stodden is only famous because she was a teen bride, her story is so crazy that it’s worth mentioning. Stodden struck up a relationship with Doug Hutchison over the Internet, when she was just 16. Hutchison pursued the relationship between four and six months, without knowing that she was a teenager. After learning about her age, Hutchison said he would stop the relationship if her parents did not approve, but her parents said that Stodden could make her own decisions. On May 20, 2011, when Stodden was 16 and Hutchison was 51, the pair married in Las Vegas. Two years later, the couple announced they were separating on account of their age difference. However, in August 2014, the couple announced that they’re back together and will be renewing their vows later this year.