Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

19 Celebrities Who Divorced So Fast, You Probably Missed Their Marriage Altogether

Ad failed to load

My parents were married when they were 21 years old and nearly 35 years later, they are still together. But they will also be the first to tell you that they have no flipping idea how they did it. After all, they were young, financially unstable, and had every odd stacked against them when yours truly arrived less than a year after they tied the knot. Of course, if they had been in Hollywood, they would have been screwed. After all, there is a long list of celebrities who divorced so fast, you probably missed their marriage altogether.

Yes, the odds are against celebs, according to statistics. The likelihood of a first marriage lasting at least a decade was 68 percent for women and 70 percent for men between 2006 and 2010, according to the National Survey of Family Growth. Another 2016 study by TIME showed that women tend to stay in their first marriage if they get married after the age of 26 and the union is financially stable.

But something tells me the cash flow paired with Vegas outings and fast lifestyle that can only come with being a celebrity might also have something to do with it. Just a hunch.

Ad failed to load

1Britney Spears & Jason Alexander

Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Clocking in at just 55 hours of marriage, this pair had to be in the top spot on this list. Spears married her childhood friend Alexander during a Vegas ceremony in 2004, but had paper work in motion by the next afternoon to have the marriage annulled, according to Rolling Stone.

2Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman

Steve W. Grayson/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

Like Spears, the NBA all-star and Baywatch actress wed in 1998 during a Sin City ceremony, reported USA Today. The marriage lasted for nine days. Years later, Electra opened up to Oprah about the marriage saying it was passionate, but "when it was bad, it was the worst."

3Mario Lopez & Ali Landry

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The couple annulled their marriage just two weeks after being married in April 2004. But nearly seven years later, Lopez admitted to Howard Stern that he had cheated on Landry during his bachelor party, reported Us Weekly. "That was a situation where I was not mature and man enough," he told Stern.

Ad failed to load

4Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Just 72 days after Kim K. married the NBA player, she filed for divorce. During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she said, "I knew on the honeymoon it wasn’t going to work out.”

5Renée Zellweger & Kenny Chesney

John Sciulli/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The duo married in a secret oceanside ceremony in 2005, only to file for divorce four months later. The couple released a joint statement, People reported, saying that “the miscommunication of the objective of their marriage at the start is the only reason for this annulment."

6Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Esposito

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

There aren't a lot of details about why the pair split in 2007. But in an interview with Howard Stern, Cooper said about his four-month marriage: "It was just something that happened. The good thing is, we both realized it ... Sometimes you just realize it. It just wasn't right. It's interesting ... Things happen!"

Ad failed to load

7Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The couple divorced after just nine months of marriage. Judd later told Us Weekly that he struggled with being in the limelight, adding, "Your privacy is breached. You're no longer a normal person. [Our wedding] was a circus."

8Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray

Peter Kramer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The former costars met on the set of the WB drama One Tree Hill and tied the knot in April 2005, only to part ways five months later. Bush said during an interview on Watch What Happens Live, "We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place."

9Drew Barrymore & Jeremy Thomas

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Barrymore was only 19 when she married Thomas in 1994, noted POPSUGAR. The pair — who had only dated for six weeks before getting hitched — divorced after less than two months of marriage.

Ad failed to load

10Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In 2008, the two exchanged vows in a sunset ceremony on New Year’s Day on a private French Polynesian island, according to People. But the couple called it quits just two weeks later.

11Cher & Gregg Allman

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In July 1975, The Goddess of Pop and Allman were married in a Vegas ceremony, just days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. Cher filed for divorce nine days later when Allman's substance abuse reportedly became too much to handle, noted Entertainment Weekly. The pair did reconcile a month later, leading to Cher becoming pregnant with the couple's son, Elijah Blue. They split for good in 1977.

12Nicky Hilton & Todd Meister

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

What is it with celebs and Vegas? Hilton tied the knot in a Sin City Chapel in August 2004, wearing a blue mini dress and with sister Paris standing at her side. The couple had their marriage annulled after just three months of marriage, according to People.

Ad failed to load

13Pamela Anderson & Rick Salomon

Donald Bowers/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

After six months of marriage, the former Baywatch star reportedly wrote Salomon an email in which she detailed the reasons for their divorce, including, "We are not compatible sexually. I'm frustrated and bored," reported Daily Mail.

14Drew Barrymore & Tom Green

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Yes, Barrymore makes this list twice — this time around with her marriage to Tom Green. The pair parted in 2001 after nine months of marriage, but they simply stated "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their divorce, according to E! News. In a statement released to the press, Barrymore said, "Yes, it is true we have decided to part. I love Tom very much. He has always been a great friend and that won't change." Green, on the other hand, said, "Drew is a wonderful woman, I love her very much. I wish our marriage could have worked out; I wish her much happiness."

15Eminem & Kim Mathers

Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

When the couple was married the second time around — yes, second — in January 2006, they lasted just 11 months, according to People. But it's no surprise: The pair is known for having a volatile relationship.

Ad failed to load

16Elisabeth Moss & Fred Armisen

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The pair were married for eight months and, according to both of them, it was far from wedded bliss. Moss told Us Weekly about their marriage: "It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible." And in an interview with Howard Stern, Armisen said, "I think I was a terrible husband."

17Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock

Getty Images/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Oh, hi again, Pam. This time around, Anderson went for it in terms of celebrating her marriage, hosting four ceremonies with the rocker throughout July 2006, according to People. But she filed for divorce just four months later.

18Katy Perry & Russell Brand

Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The pair was married in India in October 2010, but parted ways after just 14 months of marriage. In 2013, Perry told Vogue that Brand told her via text of his plans to divorce her. And, yet, she said: "I still am madly in love with him. All I can say about that relationship is that he's got a beautiful mind."

Ad failed to load

19Rudolph Valentino & Jean Acker


You most likely missed this split for one very specific reason — it took place in 1919. But it didn't last beyond their wedding night, so it was a must on this list. Plus, the silent film stars' romance is loaded with scandal, including a lesbian love triangle and Acker locking Valentino out of their hotel room, keeping them from consummating their marriage, according to POPSUGAR.

Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries:

Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

The Entire Family Can Enjoy These Movies & Shows Coming To Netflix In June

It's just one of those sad facts of life: every month, shows and movies vanish from Netflix, their varied excitements no longer at your fingertips. But luckily the streaming service is always prepared to fill that content void with lots of new things…
By Megan Walsh

The Reason Why Babies Smile At You Will Seriously Make You Smile

Whether you're currently the recipient of your own baby's sweet smiles or you just seem to be a magnet for baby grins in general, you might find yourself wondering why babies are always smiling at you. Sure, you could be a 'smile whisperer' but scien…
By Kate Miller

8 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say That, Yes, You Are Their Favorite

For a baby to show a preference for a specific person is not only normal, but an essential part of their development. Babies need to form strong attachments to their caregivers for their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. Usually, but not alw…
By Kimmie Fink

10 Reasons Why I Won't Apologize For Giving My Toddler A Pacifier

My first child had no interest in a pacifier. I tried a couple times to get him to take one, but he always spat them out and gave me an incredulous, judgmental look. But my second? It was love at first suckle. And after a while, the incredulous, judg…
By Jamie Kenney

Being A Dog Parent Prepared Me For Having A Baby, Really

I’ve always wanted kids; I was never as sure about raising a puppy. Then I spent six months living with someone who brought home an eight-week-old golden retriever puppy, and I see no way to make it out of that experience claiming not to love dogs. I…
By Heather Caplan

20 Of The Most Popular Unisex Names Of All Time, That You'll Be Hearing More Of For Sure

You might think of unisex names as a fairly recent trend, but the truth is these versatile monikers have been commonly used throughout history (well, some more commonly than others). That's why the team over at recently compiled a list of t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Have A Date Night With No Babysitter, Because It's Easier Than You Think

After having children, many couples feel that their love lives immediately go out the window, but it's so important to make your romantic life a priority so both you and your partner can be the best versions of yourselves you can be. As we all know, …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

9 Ways Baby No. 3 Made My Family Feel Complete

My husband and I decided to have another baby right after we got married and, well, we had no idea what we were getting into. I got pregnant right away, endured a high-risk pregnancy, and, before I knew it, my third baby had arrived. Together, we emb…
By Steph Montgomery

8 Stereotypes About New Dads That Are *Totally* True

Much like new mothers, new fathers have a lot on their plate. Parenting can be scary and complex, especially at first and regardless of your gender. People want to do right by their kids, after all. And since all new parents are a hot mess, dads are …
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Differences Between Being Pregnant In Your 20s Vs 30s, According To Science

Whether you're planning a pregnancy, or just thinking about your future family, it's typical to think about things like child-spacing, how many kids you want, and when to start trying to conceive. When making your pro/con list, you might also conside…
By Steph Montgomery

16 Moms Share Remedies For Their Most Intense Chocolate Cravings During Pregnancy

For better or worse, pregnancy is usually synonymous with odd cravings. Sure, there are the stereotypical combos like pickles and ice cream that plague gestating women the world over, but there are other mind-boggling combinations, too, including but…
By Candace Ganger

Putting Sunscreen On Your Kid Doesn't Have To Be A Fight — Here's How To Do It

I am almost translucent, so me and sunscreen are basically besties at this point. Even though my children are beautifully deep brown thanks to my husband's genetics, I still slather them like biscuits being buttered because I refuse to take risks wit…
By Cat Bowen

19 Moms Share The Way They Cured Their Pregnancy Comfort Food Cravings

I was obnoxiously sick during the first trimester with, "lucky" for me, both of my pregnancies. For the first three months I lived on saltines, lemonade, and fresh bread. Once I was able to eat, however, all I wanted was savory and sweet comfort food…
By Dina Leygerman

8 Fascinating Facts About Babies Born In May, The Luckiest Month Of All

The height of all things fresh and springy, May is an excellent month to have a baby. It's a time of growth, graduations, and outdoor celebrations. And these fascinating facts about May babies will give you more reasons than ever to appreciate childr…
By Lindsay E. Mack

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms — Until I Became One

The other patrons in the hip Brooklyn restaurant probably couldn’t care less what I was feeding my baby, but I’ll always remember the shame I felt as I quickly mixed up his bottle of formula in front of them. I admitted to my childless friend that I …
By Katherine Martinelli

7 White Lies It’s Necessary To Tell To Keep Your Relationship Healthy

Telling lots of lies typically isn't associated with a healthy, strong, lasting relationship, and that's still certainly true, but not all lies are exactly the same. Though you've probably heard from someone at least once or twice that the lie they t…
By Lauren Schumacker

The Skinny Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I dropp…
By Allison Cooper

7 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say They Feel Safe

In those first weeks of new motherhood, it can feel like you need an interpreter for your newborn. With their limited means of communication, figuring out what message your baby is trying to get across to you can be a challenge. With time, however, y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's Why Dogs Are Obsessed With Babies' Poop, According To Science

Most family dogs seem to understand babies, and they're more than happy to make friends with the newest member of the pack. It's adorable... for the most part and until you go to change your little one's diaper. Suddenly, you're wondering why dogs ar…
By Lindsay E. Mack

6 Signs You're Meant To Have A Big Age Gap Between Kids

There's a five year age difference between my two children, to the day. Their age gap wasn't planned but, for a variety of reasons, works well for our family. And since I was so focused on having a second baby, I totally overlooked the signs that wou…
By Candace Ganger

My Dog Knew I Was Pregnant Before My Family Did

Growing up, I was 100 percent sure I'd be a mom one day. To a dog, that is. My baby plans came later. And once my husband and I were sure we wanted both a dog and a baby, we'd add to our joint dog-and-baby name list over Sunday brunch or on date nigh…
By Melissa Mills