I Do...No Wait....I Don't: The 15 Shortest Celebrity Marriages (Blink and You'd Miss It!)

‘I Do…No Wait….I Don’t’: The 15 Shortest Celebrity Marriages (Blink and You’d Miss It!)

“Til death do us part” doesn’t seem to have the significance it used to. For the celebrity couples on this list, the phrase really means “til I realize this whole thing was a mistake,” and they seemed to realize it pretty quickly. If only they had done so before the wedding. These marriages were a flash in the pan.

Click through to see which 15 celebrity couples had the shortest marriages!


Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito

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How long did it last? 4 months

Hollywood big-timer Bradley Cooper quietly married actress Jennifer Esposito on December 30, 2006 but the couple couldn’t make it work and she filed for divorce in April 2007. Her loss, every other woman’s gain.

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock


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How long did it last? 4 months

This rock and roll pair first set on their turbulent romantic journey in 2001 when they met at a VH1 event. The couple was engaged in an on-again-off again relationship until 2003 when they split. They later had a classy surprise wedding in July 2006 aboard a boat with Anderson dressed in a white string bikini and Rock in a white T-shirt and baseball cap. They divorced that November.



Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney

Renee Zellwegger and Kenny Chesney

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How long did it last? 4 months

Oscar-winning actress  Renee Zellweger married country crooner Kenny Chesney in May 2005 after meeting just four months prior at a tsunami-relief event. Obviously desiring an odd relationship symmetry, the couple announced that they were annulling their marriage just four months later, citing “fraud” as the cause of the split.


Nicholas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley

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How long did it last? 3 months


Nicolas Cage was such big Elvis fan that he married The King’s only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. The couple married in August 2002 after some make-up and break-up rumors but by November 2002, the romance had left the building.



Aaliyah and R. Kelly

Aaliyah and R. Kelly


How long did it last? Less than 3 months

The country was shocked and appalled to learn that 15-year-old music darling Aaliyah had eloped with a 12-years-older R. Kelly in the ’90s. Their marriage certificate was published in Vibe magazine, but their union was annulled by Aaliyah’s parents in February 1995 after less than 90 days.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

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How long did it last? 72 days (just over 2 months)

Something like $10 million went into the extravagant nuptials for Kim Kardashian and her NBA mate Kris Humpheries. There was even a dramatic 2-day TV special called Kim’s Fairytale Wedding documenting the wedding preparation and events. They made a big show of it but in true Hollywood style they made an even bigger show of their break-up. After 72 days, Kim K. was filing for divorce.  Over a year later, she still has not been granted one by Humpheries who wants to force Kim to admit their marriage was a fraud by getting an annulment. Their divorce is going to trial in May 2013.

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Evelyn Lozada


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How long did it last? 41 days ( 1 month, 11 days)

Chad Johnson seemed to be the picture of a man in love on his wedding day as he live-tweeted about the butterflies in his stomach and how his bride looked in her many outfits, but his sunny marriage to Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada quickly turned dark when he headbutted her during a heated argument a little over a month later. It ended his marriage, the reality show the couple had in the works and his short-lived career on the Miami Dolphins football team.

 Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine

 Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine

How long did it last? 32 days (just over 1 month)

The great Ethel Merman’s 32-day marriage to Ernest Borgnine made such an impact on her life that she dedicated an entire chapter in her memoirs to it. The chapter was entitled “My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine.” It consists of one blank page.


Mario Lopez and Ali Landry

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How long did it last? 18 days

Actor/TV personality Mario Lopez and model/actress Ali Landry wed in April 2004, but their marriage was over faster than the couple could say “honeymoon” when Landry reportedly found out that Lopez had been cheating on her throughout their six-year relationship. Annulment was the name of the game. We bet Mario Lopez wished he had been saved by the bell that day.

 Sinead O’Connor and Barry Herridge


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How long did it last? 16 days

The Irish singer has become more famous for her marriages than her music. Her most recent marriage to Barry Herridge ended after just 16 days. Fittingly, it was a drive-thru wedding in Las Vegas. We don’t need to point out the irony there.


 Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds

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How long did it last? 14 days

Eddie Murphy married girlfriend Tracey Edmonds privately on an island off of Bora Bora but their union wasn’t legal in the US. While the couple planned to renew their vows in America, they eventually decided to part ways…two weeks after their wedding.

Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra

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How long did it last? 9 days

It was odd enough that Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were even together but the fact that this pair got married just takes weird to a whole new level. The Baywatch babe and the NBA star married in November 1998 at a chapel in Las Vegas (obviously) and nine days later Rodman filed for an annulment, though the couple wouldn’t actually divorce until April 1999.

 Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips

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How long did it last? 8 days

The late Dennis Hopper was married to The Mamas and The Papas singer Michelle Phillips for a whopping eight days! You’d think that would be a record but, nope! The Princess of Pop can top that with her eyes closed…

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander


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How long did it last? 55 hours

In January 2004, Britney Spears married her childhood best friend Jason Allen Alexander. Aww, how romantic!  It would be, at least, if they had actually been a couple and gotten married somewhere not in Vegas while not on drugs, and the marriage had lasted longer than 55 hours.


Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe de Alba

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How long did it last? Less than 24 hours

The legendary actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor married Mexican attorney and actor Felipe de Alba on April 13, 1983. The couple split on April 14, 1983. For those counting, that’s one day! Actually it wasn’t even a full 24 hours. The couple’s marriage was declared invalid due to the fact that Gabor’s marriage to her previous husband was not yet final. Gabor and de Alba got an annulment and planned to wed later but she called it off saying: “He bored me. He’s a play­boy and I’m a hard-work­ing act­ress.” And that’s all she wrote.










  • litjoy

    Wow. I totally missed (or maybe I forgot?!) that R. Kelly was married to Aaliyah who was 15 y.o. at the time. Ew!

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