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
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
9 Kim Kardashian and Damon Thomas
8 Elizabeth Taylor and Nicholas Conrad Hilton Jr.
7 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
6 Demi and Freddy Moore
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
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
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.