Perhaps it's because of the pressure to appear perfect, the time spent apart traveling for work, or constantly being under the scrutinizing eye of the paparazzi, but for some reason, Hollywood marriage seem to have a shorter shelf life than most others. Obviously no one is immune to divorce, but celebs arguably have it harder because all the dirty — and not necessarily true — details of the split will be splattered on magazine covers everywhere. Yet despite the high level of media coverage stars get, there are still plenty of celebrities you forgot were married at one point.
Maybe it's because some celebrities just have a really incredible PR team to scrub all mention of their former nuptials from the internet or, in the fast pace at which social media and online gossip is consumed, no one has time to remember every single celeb's dalliances. Again, it's anyone's guess as to why some unions are instantly forgotten and others are blazed into the collective pop culture memory.
So if you've pushed the regrettable marriage choices of Hollywood's elite to the dusty, cobweb-covered recesses of your mind never to see the light of day again, get ready for a trip down memory lane with these celebs you totally forgot were married at one point.
1. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito
According to People, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Espositio were married for four months and divorced in 2007, right before Cooper was catapulted to fame after starring in The Hangover.
2. Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley
Long before the drama surrounding "Bennifer," Entertainment Weekly noted that Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley were married from 2000 to 2004 after having met on the set of Felicity.
3. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
Despite a six year-long relationship, Mario Lopez and Ali Landry annulled their marriage after just two short weeks, according to People.
4. Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli
Though she is happily partnered with Jason Sudekis and expecting their second child, People noted that Olivia Wilde was married to Tao Ruspoli, an Italian musician and filmmaker, from 2003 to 2011.
5. Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd
Just take a minute and soak in how early 2000s this picture is. Us Weekly reports that Jennifer Lopez was married to Cris Judd, a celebrity choreographer and dancer, from 2001 to 2003.
6. Emmy Rossum and Justin Siegel
People reported that Shameless star, Emmy Rossum had a short-lived marriage to Justin Siegel, a music executive from 2008 to 2010.
7. Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers
Certainly most remember his marriages to Nicole Kidman and his couch-jumping enthusiasm for Katie Holmes, but few might recall that Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers were married from 1987 to 1990, according to the LA Times. And for added info, she was the one who introduced Cruise to Scientology.
8. Anna Faris and Ben Indra
Though most know her from the Scary Movie franchise and current marriage to Chris Pratt, Bustle noted that Anna Faris was married to Ben Indra in 2004 after having co-starred in Lovers Lane. The couple divorced in 2008.
9. Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
In perhaps one of the wackiest pairings in Hollywood, People noted that Drew Barrymore was married to Tom Green for nearly a year from 2001 to 2002.
10. Kristen Wiig and Hayes Hargrove
Actress and comedian, Kristen Wiig was married to fellow actor, Hayes Hargrove from 2005 to 2009.
11. Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
Rumors swirled when "fraud" was the reason listed for the annulment of Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney's brief marriage in 2005, according to USA Today.
12. Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss
SNL alum and one half of the duo behind Portlandia, Today reported that Fred Armisen married Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men in 2009. They called it quits in 2011.
13. Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson
Hollywood royalty (her mom is Goldie Hawn and her stepdad is Kurt Russell), Today noted that Kate Hudson was married to Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes frontman, from 2000 to 2007.
14. Madonna and Sean Penn
Though some have speculated that some residual heat still exists between these two, Madonna and Sean Penn's marriage from 1985 to 1989 fizzled out a long time ago.
15. Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller
Ages before "Brangelina" and their growing family were a thing, Yahoo News noted that in 1996 Angelina Jolie married Jonny Lee Miller, star of Elementary, after co-starring in the '90s cult favorite, Hackers. They divorced in 1999 but are still good friends.
16. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Not long after her split from Miller, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were married from 2000 to 2003, according to Yahoo.
17. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
Both coming from legendary music backgrounds (Elvis Presley and The Jackson 5, respectively), it sort of made sense in an odd way that Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson married. Yet their union only lasted two years, according to CNN.