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Shortest Celebrity Marriages

Celebrity Marriages That Lasted Less Than a Month

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One Month or Less - Two Months - Three Months - Four Months - Five Months to 1 Year

One of the quickest ways to having a very short marriage is to have a whirlwind courtship. A few other things you can do to insure that your marriage won't last include:

  • You get married before you are 25 years old.
  • You live together before marriage because it helps you financially.
  • You are financially struggling before you get married.
  • You won't attend any premarital workshops.

Here are a few celebrity marriages that didn't last a month.

Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker -- 1919-1919
(6 hours)

Wedding Date: November 5, 1919
Separated: November 5, 1919
Divorce Date: March 4, 1922
What Went Wrong: Only knew one another for a few days and married on impulse.

Robin Givens and Syetozar Marinkovic -- 1997-1997
(1 day)

Wedding Date: August 22, 1997
Separated: August 22, 1997
Filed for Divorce: December 19, 1997

Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe De Alba -- 1982-1982
(1 day)

Wedding Date: April 13, 1983
Annulment Date: April 14, 1983
Zsa Zsa's latest marriage was to Frederic Prinz von Anhalt

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun -- 1945-1945
(1 day)

Wedding Date: April 29, 1945
Both Died: April 30, 1945
Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun Marriage Profile

Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander -- 2004-2004
(55 hours)

Wedding Date: January 3, 2004
Annulment Date: January 5, 2004
Britney Spears later married and divorced Kevin Federline.

Michelle Phillips and Dennis Hopper -- 1970-1970
(8 days)

Wedding Date: October 31, 1970
Divorce Date: November 1970
What Went Wrong: According to Hopper, "Seven of those days were pretty good. The eighth day was the bad one."

Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman -- 1998-1999
(9 days)

Wedding Date: November 14, 1998
Annulment Request: 9 days later
Divorce Date: March 1999

Cher and Gregg Allman -- 1975-1975
(9 days)

Wedding Date: June 30, 1975
Filed for Divorce: July 9, 1975
Suit Dismissed: August 1975
Filed for Divorce: November 1975.
Divorce Date: January 16, 1979.
What Went Wrong: Allman's drug and alcohol problems.

Catherine Oxenberg and Robert Evans -- 1998-1998 (12 days)
Wedding Date: July 12, 1998
Annulment Date: July 21, 1998

Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds -- 2008-2008
(2 weeks)

Began Dating: Fall of 2006
Engaged: July 2007
Wedding Date: January 1, 2008
Separation:
Note: Their wedding ceremony was not considered legal.
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds Marriage Profile

Mario Lopez and Ali Landry -- 2004-2004
(2 weeks)

Wedding Date: April 24, 2004
Date of Annulment: May 12, 2004

Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge -- 2011-2011
(18 days)

Met: August 2011
Wedding Date: December 8, 2011
Separation: December 24, 2011
Filed for Divorce: December 26, 2011
What Went Wrong: According to Sinead, "Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband's life ... The marriage was 16 days. We lived together for 7 days only."

Jeremy Thomas and Drew Barrymore -- 1994-1994
(29 days)

Met: May 1994
Wedding Date: March 20, 1994
Filed for Divorce: April 1994
Divorce Date: February 18, 1995

Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine -- 1964-1964
(32 days)

Wedding Date: June 26, 1964
Divorced Date: July 1964
What Went Wrong: According to Borgnine, "By the time we got home, it was hell on earth." Merman had a blank page about their marriage in her autobiography.
Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman Marriage Profile

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