Published On: Mar 26 2014 04:28:09 PM CDTUpdated On: Jun 30 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
Sometimes not even celebrities can get a Hollywood ending when it comes to romance. Take Cher and Gregg Allman for example. When the two music stars got married on a whim 40 years ago on June 30, 1975, even the most pessimistic couldn't have seen Cher filing for divorce less than two weeks later on July 10, 1975. The only thing that keeps the one-time couple from making our list of the shortest celebrity marriages is the fact they reconciled and remained married for four years. In honor of the 40th anniversary of their nuptials, check out some celebrity couples who fell well short of even Cher and Allman, with their marriages failing to make it past one year.
Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen: 10 months, 26 days
The "Mad Men" actress and "Saturday Night Live" funnyman wed on Oct. 25, 2009, but Moss filed for divorce on Sept. 20, 2010, listing June 26 as the date of their separation.
Lauren Holly and Jim Carrey: 10 months, 6 days
Carrey married his "Dumb and Dumber" co-star on Sept. 23, 1996. Holly filed for divorce on July 29, 1997, although, according to court papers the couple had separated on June 25.
Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd: 10 months, 4 days
Lopez met Judd when he was hired to be a back-up dancer for her music video "Love Don't Cost a Thing." The two were married on Sept. 21, 2001, but Lopez filed for divorce on July 25, 2002. Lopez had also previously been in a similar short-term marriage to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa from Feb. 22, 1997, to January 1998.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio: 9 months, 13 days
The Hollywood icon was married three times in her life, but it was her second marriage, to retired New York Yankees star DiMaggio, that was the shortest, lasting from Jan. 14, 1954, until Monroe filed for divorce on Oct. 27, 1954.
Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad "Nicky" Hilton: 8 months, 23 days
The actress is well known for her eight marriages, including two to actor Richard Burton, but it was her first, to the young hotel heir, that was her shortest. The two were married on May 6, 1950, and divorced on Jan. 29, 1951.
Robin Givens and Mike Tyson: 8 months
The then star of "Head of the Class" and the heavyweight champion boxer married on Feb. 7, 1988. Givens filed for divorce on Oct. 7, 1988. Givens was later married to tennis instructor Svetozar Marinkovi? in 1997, with the couple separating after less than one day together and filing for divorce after several months.
Courtney Thorne-Smith and Andrew Conrad: 7 months, 3 days
The former "Melrose Place" actress married Conrad, a geneticist, on June 1, 2000, with the couple announcing their split on Jan. 4, 2001.
Christie Brinkley and Ricky Taubman: 7 months
The supermodel and real estate developer married on Dec. 22, 1994. Brinkley filed for divorce in late July 1995, just seven weeks after their son Jack was born.
Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton: 6 months, 14 days
The then 22-year-old "Beverly Hills, 90210" star married the then 19-year-old son of actor George Hamilton on Sept. 24, 1993. Less than a year later, on April 7, 1994, Doherty filed for divorce. It wasn't the last short-lived marriage for both actors, with Doherty having a nine-month marriage to Rick Salomon in 2002 and Hamilton being married to supermodel Angie Everhart for several months in 1996-97.
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray: 5 months, 10 days
The "One Tree Hill" co-stars got engaged in May 2004 and married on April 16, 2005. They announced their separation on Sept. 26, 2005. Bush filed for an annulment on the grounds of fraud in February 2006, but was denied. She and Murray were instead granted a divorce in December 2006.
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green: 5 months, 10 days
The former child actress and the MTV host and comedian were married on July 7, 2001, after a courtship that included on-screen appearances together in "Charlie's Angels" and Green's directorial debut "Freddy Got Fingered." Green filed for divorce on Dec. 17, 2001, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: 4 months, 10 days
The actress and the NBA star got married on Nov. 14, 1998, at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, but Rodman filed to have the marriage annulled nine days later, claiming he was of "unsound mind" at the time of the wedding. The couple eventually reconciled, but agreed to amicably file for divorce on March 24, 1999.
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney: 4 months, 6 days
The Oscar-nominated actress and country singer married on May 9, 2005, in a ceremony on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Sept. 15, 2005, they announced their split and plans to file for an annulment.
Charlie Sheen and Donna Peele: 4 months
The bad boy actor announced his intention to marry Peele, a model, while on the stand testifying during the trial of "Hollywood Madame" Heidi Fleiss in July 1995. The couple wed on Sept. 3, 1995, Sheen's 30th birthday, and split up in January 1996.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito: 4 months
The actors got married in late December 2006, when Cooper was just starting to make a name for himself following roles in "Wedding Crashers" and "Failure to Launch." Esposito, best known for the Best Picture Oscar-winner "Crash" and the TV series "Spin City," filed for divorce on May 1, 2007, saying that the pairing just wasn't right.
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock: 3 Months, 29 days
The celebrity couple married on July 29, 2006, on a yacht near Saint-Tropez, France. Anderson suffered a miscarriage in early November 2006 and filed for divorce on Nov. 27, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences.
Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage: 3 months, 15 days
The marriage to the Oscar-winning Cage was Presley's third, following a five-and-a-half-year marriage to musician Danny Keough and a 20-month-long marriage to Michael Jackson. The couple was married on Aug. 10, 2002, just 10 days after Cage proposed. He filed for divorce 108 days later, on Nov. 25, 2002. The divorce was finalized in May 2004, with the divorce proceeding lasting longer than the marriage itself.
Janet Jackson and James DeBarge: 3 months
The singers eloped in 1984 when Jackson was 18, but divorced shortly afterwards, with the marriage annulled the following year.
Nicky Hilton and Todd Meister: 85 days
Paris' younger sister married her childhood friend at the Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on Aug. 15, 2004. The socialite heiress began seeking an annulment in October, with a judge granting the petition on Nov. 8, 2004, ending her marriage to the New York businessman. The couple explained that they often traveled separately and had married "on a whim."
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: 72 days
The TV personality and the NBA power forward were married in a highly publicized ceremony on Aug. 20, 2011. Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences. Humphries responded by filing for an annulment on the grounds of fraud, or a decree of legal separation if an annulment was denied. The divorce itself would drag out until a trial date was set for May 2013, but the two reached an undisclosed settlement on April 19, 2013, with the divorce being declared final on June 3.
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon: 69 days
As short as Anderson's marriage to Kid Rock was, her marriage to Salomon was even shorter. The "Baywatch" star married Salomon, an unsuccessful TV and film producer better known for his infamous sex tape with Paris Hilton and similarly short-lived marriage to Shannen Doherty, in Las Vegas on Oct. 6, 2007, during a 90-minute break between magic shows in which she was appearing. The couple split on Dec. 13, 2007, and Anderson filed for divorce the following day. She later filed for annulment, citing fraud. Despite the breakup, the two stayed friends and Anderson announced in early January 2014 that they had gotten remarried that month. However, the second time didn't last either, with Anderson filing for divorce on July 3, 2014, after just six months.
Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt: 43 days
The former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman married Tutt, a model, on June 28, 2008, after having proposed to her on Christmas Eve in 2006. The two separated on Aug. 10, 2008, due to "irreconcilable differences," with the divorce becoming official in February 2009.
Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson and Evelyn Lozada: 41 days
The NFL wide receiver and the "Basketball Wives" star married on July 4, 2012, and Lozada filed for divorce on Aug. 14, 2012, claiming that her marriage was "irretrievably broken." The divorce was finalized on Sept. 19, 2012.
Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas: 39 days
Barrymore's marriage to Thomas, a Welsh-born Los Angeles bar owner, was even shorter than her later marriage to Tom Green. After dating for six weeks, Barrymore, 19, and Thomas, 32, got married on March 20, 1994, in Thomas' club by a clairvoyant hired through a psychic hotline. Perhaps not surprisingly, the marriage quickly fell apart, with Barrymore filing for divorce on April 28, 1994.
Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman: 31 days
Borgnine was married five times in his life, with by far his shortest wedded stint coming in 1964 to the famous actress-singer. The couple was married on June 27, 1964, and Merman filed for divorce on July 28, 1964.
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry: 14 days
The former "Saved by the Bell" star married the model and actress on April 24, 2004, after six years of dating. The couple split on May 8, 2004, with the former Miss USA filing to have their marriage annulled. Lopez, in a 2011 interview with Us Weekly, admitted that the split came after Landry discovered he had cheated on her during his bachelor party days before the wedding.
Catherine Oxenberg and Robert Evans: 9 days
The former "Dynasty" actress married the famous Hollywood movie producer, who is more than 30 years her senior, on July 12, 1998, but the marriage was annulled nine days later. The marriage was the fifth of seven so far for Evans, with none of them lasting more than three years.
Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips: 8 days
The "Easy Rider" actor was married five times in his life, with by far the shortest marriage coming in 1970 to The Mamas & the Papas singer. In what was the second marriage for both of them, Hopper and Phillips were wed on Oct. 31, 1970. She ended up filing for divorce on Nov. 8, 1970. Years later, Hopper told the New York Times, "Seven days were pretty good. But the eighth was bad."
Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander: 55 hours
Spears married her childhood sweetheart on a whim in the early morning hours of Jan. 3, 2004, in Las Vegas. A little more than two days later, she filed to have the marriage annulled. Her annulment petition said that she "lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage."
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe de Alba: Less than 24 hours
When you get married nine times in your life, there's a chance some of those marriages were brief. That's the case for Gabor, whose first seven marriages lasted an average of around four years each. But her eighth marriage, to attorney and character actor de Alba, was by far her shortest. The two wed on a ship on April 13, 1983, but the marriage proved to be invalid since the actress's prior marriage to Michael O'Hara had not been properly dissolved. A judge quickly annulled the marriage the following day.