In the U.S., the average divorce comes after eight years of marriage. That’s 24 times longer than Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney lasted; 40 times longer than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries; and 1272 times longer than Britney Spears and Jason Alexander.
Hollywood marriages hardly last a year, nevertheless 8 years. Many celebrities have been married more times than we can think of or imagine. Let’s take a look at those whose marriages did not last more than 1 year.
1. Britney Spears & Jason Allen Alexander (55 hours):
The couple was married for 55 hours before they called it quits. They cite Britney Spears’ lack of judgement at the time as reason for annulment.
Both once had been friends “with benefits” — even when she was dating Justin Timberlake. CHEATER!
He reported to ABC where there was an instance when Britney and Alexander. Both were drunk and out of the blue Spears ask him to marry her.
Whatever their state of intoxication, Alexander said he was also riding a wave of emotion. The marriage was annulled because Spears failed to understand the meaning of marriage.
2. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (72 Days):
The American socialite/New Jersey Nets basketball star couple got engaged in May of 2011. They were married on August 20, 2011. 72 days later, Kardashian filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
A source close to the pair alleged that Kardashian was never really into marrying her husband, but went along with the wedding as a publicity stunt. Probably this was an attempt to boost rating for her Reality TV show.
The shocking claims were made by a spokesperson for E!, who broadcasted the wedding special, said the showbiz channel were holding emergency meetings following Kim’s announcement of impending divorce.
3. Pamela Anderson & Rick Salomon (10 weeks):
The couple applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas on September 29, 2007. They were married on October 9th of the same year. By December 4, Anderson was already filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
4. Drew Barrymore & Jeremy Thomas (19 days):
She is a prominent actress and he is a bar owner, who was 15 years her senior. In 1994, they attempted to tie the knots, which they did on March 20th. They were divorced by April 28 of the same year.
5. Nicholas Cage & Lisa Marie Presley (3 months):
The couple wed in August of 2002. They separated for divorce in December of the same year. Presley made a statement later on saying they should not have been married in the first place.
6. Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman (6 months):
They got married in a small chapter in Las Vegas in November of 1998. The marriage did not work, as do many quickies as well. Electra filed for divorce in April of 1999. The plans for divorce began 10 days after marriage.
7. Charlie Sheen & Donna Peele (4 months):
This might not surprise many. He actually claimed she was trying to suffocate him. While married, he also elicited the services of prostitutes from Heidi Fleiss.
8. Jennifer Lopez & Chris Judd (4 months):
Jennifer Lopez had a number of failed marriages, including this one to Chris Judd. She was married to Puff Daddy, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony and those too failed.
9. Dennis Hopper & Michelle Phillips (8 Days):
Dennis Hopper even made a joke saying the first 7 days were good, the 8th day was bad. Do you really have to quit on the first major problem?
Sources stipulate that he woke up stoned the day after the wedding and didn’t even recognize his new wife.
10. Colin Farrell & Amelia Warner (4 months):
The couple was introduced by Martin McDonaugh. This was despite the fact Farrell got a tattoo on his ring finger of Warner’s name.