Every celebrity knows the meaning of a supportive longterm relationship. Britney Spears, for example, has been in the same relationship since the start of her career and it’s certainly helped her success. Of course, that’s just her relationship with her record label. When it comes to personal relationships, the pop princess has a much patchier record. But she’s not alone! In the world of celebrity, marriages are discarded with the speed usually reserved for fresh produce. If your marriage lasts longer than a bottle of milk, then you’re doing well. There are almost too many speedy divorces and annullments to mention, but here are our personal pick of the Top 10 Shortest Celebrity Marriages. And not one of them made it to that magical 100-day mark….
10. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Now, here’s a rule about celebrity marriages – the bigger and flashier the ceremony is, the more likely the whole thing is to fall on its rear in a matter of days. So, given that Kim and Kris married in front of the TV cameras, the resulting 72-day marriage wasn’t surprising. Aside from the 2-part TV special, there were a number of other publicity stunts surrounding the wedding, including Kim releasing her own wedding perfume, named “Kim Kardashian Love”. After the marriage fell apart, there were accusations that the wedding itself was just another one of those publicity stunts. Kardashian denied it of course, but the world remains unconvinced….
9. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
Now, I can’t believe this marriage didn’t stay the course. I mean, look at the body language in the photo above – so natural, spontaneous and believable. And they had so much in common – they’d each had their own sex tape controversy – Pamela’s with her ex-husband Tommy Lee in 1996, Rick’s with former girlfriend Paris Hilton (the ever so charmingly named “One Night in Paris”). Still, their love was not to be as the Baywatch star and the poker player filed for divorce just 60 days after their romantic Vegas marriage (Anderson was starring in a magic show there, and they married in between the 7PM and the 10PM performances). It wasn’t even Salomon’s first short marriage – his 2003 marriage to actress Shannon Doherty was annulled after 7 months but his first marriage – to voice actress Elizabeth Daily – lasting a whopping 5 years! That’s forever in celebrity terms!
8. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
Now Drew Barrymore is someone that’s it’s hard to be too snide about. Whatever life throws at her she seems to emerge cheerful enough. So she probably accepted that a disastrous marriage was part of her lot as a rebellious ex child star. The marriage in question was her 1994 union with bartender Jeremy Thomas and she was just 19, 12 years younger than her new husband. It wasn’t destined to last and the couple split just 6 weeks later. Her next marriage, to Tom Green, fared little better, with a divorce after 5 months. She married for the third time last year, so maybe this one will be The One?
7. Axl Rose and Erin Everly
It’s fair to say that Axl Rose has some issues. A difficult childhood left him unable to sustain a normal relationship and his girlfriends lived in fear of his violent rages. In 1990, that girlfriend was Erin Everly, daughter of one of the Everly Brothers, and she was well aware of Rose’s violent tendencies before they were married. Still, she had little choice. In April 1990, Axl threatened to kill himself if she didn’t marry him and so they went to Las Vegas and had a spontaneous wedding there. Just 26 days later, Rose filed for divorce although they later reconciled and the marriage wasn’t finally annulled until the following January. An unhappy marriage, characterized by domestic abuse, and a lucky escape for Everly.
6. Sinead O’Connor and Barry Heddige
Before she started a social media spat with Miley Cyrus, Sinead O’Connor’s chief hobby was splitting up with on-off husband Barry Heddige. The couple first married on December 8th 2011, but announced their split on Boxing Day the same year. A week later it was back on, another week and it was back off, and then it seemed to be back on again. What the current status of the marriage is is anyone’s guess, but the inconsistency of the relationship is never a good sign for long-term bliss. The first thing Sinead wanted to do after getting married was go on a cannabis hunt around Las Vegas – not the ideal post-marriage bonding activity when your new husband is a drugs counselor. An impressively short 18 days between marriage and first split, but they may be on yet another reconciliation at the moment and this could run and run…