Real Hollywood love stories seldom have a Hollywood ending. Even the biggest stars in the business are not immune to the tumultuous twists and turns of a Tinseltown relationship. Scandalous divorces dominate the headlines of celebrity relationship news. Join us as we examine the top five ridiculously short celebrity marriages.
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman Rocked Vegas
You might have missed the marriage between sultry Carmen Electra and basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman if you blinked back in 1998. The pair had a Las Vegas wedding that resulted in a split only eight days later. Rodman filed for an annulment without even enjoying a proper engagement to Electra. Both the bride and groom were rumored to be intoxicated during their walk down the aisle towards wedded bliss. This was one marriage that barely lasted beyond the wedding toast.
Ms. Jackson If You’re Hasty
Janet Jackson’s hasty marriage to James DeBarge makes the list because it was super short and super secretive. Janet’s marriage happened back in 1984 when the singing sensation was only 18 years old. The marriage lasted a paltry four months. Jackson is still dodging rumors that the marriage produced a child. Since the pop icon is so notoriously private about her personal life, we can presume that the mystery of her speedy marriage will never be solved.
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry Aired Their Dirty Laundry
Mario Lopez is known for having Hollywood staying power after parlaying a teenage acting stint into a career as a prominent television personality. The same staying power can’t be attributed to his marriage record. Lopez married Ali Landry back in 2005 and the pair divorced 14 days later. Landry publicly announced that Lopez’s infidelity was the cause of the split. Both Lopez and Landry have subsequently moved on to new marriages. This is one famous marriage that was short without being sweet.
A Quick Bridal Bouquet for Renée
A whirlwind romance between a Hollywood actress and a country singer seems like a match made in heaven. Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney were more like a match made in the speed lane. The pair partnered up for holy matrimony back in May of 2005. The romance caught their fans off guard. Fans were even more shocked when the bride filed for divorce a mere four months later. Tongues wagged as gossip magazines reported that Renée cited “fraud” as the official reason for the split on annulment papers. Zellweger later released a statement that the “fraud” allegation was simply standard legal jargon. This did little to clear up public speculation about shenanigans within the marriage. Kenny Chesney is still plagued by rumors that the marriage deteriorated due to dishonesty regarding his true sexual orientation. Chesney, for his part, has kept his version of the story held tightly beneath his trademark hat.
Keeping Up with Marriage Catastrophe
Kim Kardashian was the most famous newlywed in the world for a total of 72 days before calling it quits with Kris Humphries. The world witnessed every detail of Kim’s wedding play out on reality television.
Many fans felt duped following the abrupt split. Even Kris Humphries was reluctant to let go of his bride. The pair had a very public and lengthy battle in court over the dissolution of their marriage. Humphries may have finally seen the light when Kardashian announced she was expecting a baby with Kanye West. It seems that marriage longevity simply was not in the cards for Kardashian.
Fame is fleeting. Love can be even more fleeting in the wild world of Hollywood marriages. It’s only a matter of time before all of the stars on our list turn up on the red carpet and on www.cupidspulse.com with shiny new love interests. We can only hope that these Hollywood stars are able to mend their broken hearts and find love that lasts long after the curtain has closed on their failed marriages.
Author bio: Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.