Was it love? Publicity? Love of publicity? CEOWORLD Magazine looks back, and remember when marriage was a beautiful and permanent institution? Here is a list of the List of Short Lived Celebrity Marriages – most ephemeral Hollywood unions.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 55 hours - Britney Spears and childhood friend Jason Alexander marriage was annulled just a short 55 hours later.
Cher and Gregg Allman: 9 days – 3 days after divorcing Sonny Bono, Academy Award winner – Grammy winner – Emmy winner – Golden Globes singer Cher (Cheryl Sarkisian) and musician Gregg Allman lew to Vegas in his Lear Jet to wed.
Mario Lopez & Ali Landry: two weeks – After dating 6 years, finally wed in April 2004, only to split less than two weeks later.
Sinead O’Connor, Barry Herridge: 16 days – one of the leading Irish singer Sinead O’Connor announced on her website that their marriage had ended, noting that they “lived together for 7 days only”
Jana Kramer and Johnathon Schaech: 37 days
Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas: 19 Days – Drew Barrymore was married to bartender Jeremy Thomas from March 20 to April 28, 1994.
Drew Barrymore & Tom Green: less than 60 days – Drew Barrymore also married comedian Tom Green on July 7, 2001 — but he filed for divorce in December 2001.
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian: 72 days - Kim Kardashian will file for divorce from Kris Humpries after just 72 days of marriage.
Nicolas Cage & Patricia Arquette: Nicolas Cage and Patricia Arquette separated 9 months after they wed in 1995 — but didn’t file for divorce until 2000.
Nicolas Cage, Lisa Marie Presley: 108 days - Nicolas Cage second marriage to Lisa Marie Presley only lasted four months.
Pamela Anderson – Kid Rock & Rick Salomon: 10 Weeks – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock were married for four months. She later married Rick Salomon in October 2007, they split in December 2007.
Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney: 130 days - Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney got married in May 2005 — but announced they were having their marriage annulled four months later.
Sophia Bush, Chad Michael Murray: 164 days - “One Tree Hill” stars Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush were married for just five months before splitting.
Elizabeth Taylor, Nicky Hilton: 205 days - Conrad Hilton Jr. was Elizabeth Taylor’s first husband, and according to Liz, she was a virgin.
Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman: six-month – Carmen Electra and basketball star Dennis Rodman were married for six-month.
Elisabeth Moss & Fred Armisen: 11 months - Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss separated in 2010 after just 11 months of marriage.
Cris Judd & Jennifer Lopez: nine months - Jennifer Lopez and backup dancer Cris Judd were married nine months.
Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton: 5 months - Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton were married from September 1993 to April 1994.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito: 4 Months - Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito called it quits after only four months of marriage.
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson: 9 Months - The King of Pop married the daughter of the King of Rock in 1994, but despite lots of PDA they broke up less than a year later.
Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly tied the knot in 1996 — and their marriage lasted less than a year.
Chris Kattan & Sunshine Tutt: 8 weeks
Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley got married in July 2006 — but Avril filed for divorce in October 2009. The divorce was finalized November 2010.
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker tied the knot in Paris in July 2007 — but Parker filed for divorce in November 2010.
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz married in May 2008. After having one child together, Ashlee filed for divorce in February 2011.
Madonna and Sean Penn married on her birthday in 1985. They both filed for divorce in 1987. The divorce was finalized in 1989.
Christina Applegate and Jonathan Schaech tied the knot in October 2001. Schaech filed for divorce in November 2005.
Directors Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze were married from 1999-2003.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills separated in 2006 after 4 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized 2 years later.
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson tied the knot in October 2002. They separated three years later in November 2005.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck - Before she married Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner was married to Scott Foley from 2000-2003. The divorce was finalized in 2004.
Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese separated after a year of marriage.
“Dexter” co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter eloped in December 2008. Carpenter filed for divorce in December 2010.
Charlie Sheen’s shortest marriage was to Donna Peele, who he was hitched to from 1995-1996.
Robin Givens married her tennis instructor Svetozar Marinkovic, but separated the same day they got married.
Zsa Zsa Gabor married Felipe de Alba on April 13, 1983 … and had the marriage annulled on April 14, the next day.
The Dream and Christina Milian tied the knot in September 2009. According to The Dream, they separated three months later. The divorce was finalized October 2011.
Chris Kattan was married to Sunshine Tutt from June 28, 2008. They separated August 10, 2008.
Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips divorced after eight days of marriage.
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds separated two weeks after their wedding in Bora Bora.
Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine were married for 32 days.
Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson tied the knot on September 27, 2008 — but separated in December 2010. The divorce was finalized July 1, 2011.
Robin Givens was married to Mike Tyson for little over a year. The allegedly abusive marriage lasted from February 1988-February 1989.
Julia Roberts surprised everyone when she married Lyle Lovett in 1993. They separated in March 1995.
Angelina Jolie separated from her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, after a year and a half together. They divorce was finalized the following year.
Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers were only married from 1987-1990.
Angelina Jolie’s second marriage to Billy Bob Thornton was even shorter. They married in Vegas in 2000 — but separated in 2002. The divorce was finalized in 2003.
Tara Reid and Zack Kehayov tied the knot in August 2011 — but Tara said the marriage was “bogus” in October.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married for 274 days before she filed for divorce.
Colin Farrell was married to Amelia Warner from July 2001 to November 2001.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand got hitched in India in October 2010 — but Russell filed for divorce just 14 months later.