Very often, they say that marriages and perfect matches are made in heaven. But making them stay and maintaining those relationships on Earth is our job. Turns out, some people make hasty decisions in choosing their life partner and are unable to make their marriages last because of that.
Listed here are some of the shortest celebrity marriages ever.
1. Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker
The Italian actor, Valentino, got married to the American actress Jean in 1919. Perhaps, this was the shortest marriage ever, which lasted only 6 hours. Jean realized her mistake very soon after their marriage, where she locked Valentino out of their honeymoon suite! Valentino headed home after knocking for 20 minutes.
2. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
Britney Spears married her childhood sweetheart in Vegas. While the vows were definitely made to stay together for a lifetime, the couple parted ways within just 2 days, laughing the incident off and saying that it was just a joke that went too far!
3. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
Rodman’s previous marriage had lasted for 82 days, which was impressive, considering his second marriage with the Baywatch beauty, Carmen Electra lasted only around 9 days. There were stories of how Rodman was probably ‘deeply intoxicated’ during his nuptials, whereas Carmen later on said that getting married in Vegas was almost like getting a cheeseburger in a fast-food restaurant!
4. Cher and Gregg Allman
There is definitely something wrong with Vegas marriages! They flew to Vegas in Allman’s Lear Jet to get married, but just after 9 days, Cher claimed that the musician’s drug and alcohol problems were a little too much for her to handle, leading to a divorce.
5. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
They dated for six years, and finally tied the knot in April 2004, only to file for a divorce after 2 weeks. The reason that Landry stated for the same was that she had found proper evidence of Lopez’s infidelity. They both then moved on, and now have kids with their respective partners. The evidence that Landry had found was related to some pictures of Lopez in compromising positions during his Bachelor Party. He did admit to some of the things a few years later.
6. Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds
They got married in a beautiful destination wedding in French Polynesia, but trouble started brewing during their honeymoon. Theirs wasn’t a legal marriage anyway, so they just cancelled their plans for the US marriage instead of divorcing. It all lasted for just 2 weeks.
7. Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine
They tied the knot in 1964, despite having failed marriages before. All seemed good till the honeymoon started, and as the Oscar winning actor Borgnine claimed, he started to get more fan attention than his wife, the Broadway songstress, which apparently made her jealous. By the time they returned home, the situation was pretty bad and they ended their marriage in just 4 weeks.
8. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
Barrymore was just 19 at that time, and she managed to find a clairvoyant minister to wed her at 5am to a bar owner, Jeremy Thomas, at his bar! Things didn’t work out in this wacky and impulsive marriage, which lasted for only about 30 days.