Unlike common people, celebrities do not have the leverage to keep their personal life under the rock, especially when it comes to their partners. While some marriages stood the test of time and witnessed a happily ever after, some marriages end before celebs get the feel of it.
For instance, Pamela Anderson married five times, and it failed every time. While her latest marriage to Dan Hayhurst ended up in a split within one year, her marriage to her bodyguard, Rick Salomon crashed twice. Other celebrities with the shortest marriages include Meghan King, Nicholas Cage and Carmen Electra.
15 Shortest Celebrity Marriages
Here are the 15 shortest celebrity marriages of all time.
1 Nicolas Cage And Erika Koike (4 Days)
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (58) and makeup artist Erika Koike in 2019. This marked Nicholas’s fourth marriage. However, call this a drunk marriage because Nicolas married his young enough-to-be-daughter bae in Las Vegas after they got drunk. Yea, things can go nasty like that when you’re in the sin city.
However, the actor filed for an annulment just after four days after being married to Erika. The ex-couple was granted a divorce instead after 69 days. Marriage is truly a joke for some, isn’t it?
2. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon (2 months, 6 months)
If there was an award for most marriage failures, it would surely go to Pamela Anderson. The “Baywatch” sensation has been extremely vocal about her marriages and heartbreaks. She married Rick Solomon for the first time in Las Vegas in 2007. The then-love birds got married during the three-hour break between her two shows.
However, just after 69 days, Pamela announced that the marriage was over. Pamela didn’t lose hope. She remarried Rick in 2014, but just after six months, she filed for divorce for the second time. The two released a joint statement back then, apologising to their family and friends for the hurt caused.
That being said, Pamela married her bodyguard boyfriend, Dan Hayhurst in 2020, but the couple divorced just after a year. If you’re not aware, it was also reported that Pamela married Jon Peters in 2020 but called it quits after 12 days. However, she later revealed that they never got legally married to him.
3. Meghan King And Cuffe Biden Owens (2 months)
Meghan King, known for “The Real Housewives of Orange County” exchanged vows with Joe Biden’s nephew, Cuffee Biden Owens on Oct. 11, 2021, after a courtship of just three weeks. However, the television personality and the attorney couldn’t live up to their vows as they declared their slipt in December, just after 2 months of being married.
Meghan revealed in an interview that she knew this marriage won’t last, and it didn’t. “This situation is profoundly devastating. This is obviously not what I imagined when I made my vows, and I’m shocked and saddened by the way things turned out,” she posted on her IG story, adding, “I am moving forward with my children [from first marriage] as we privately process our pain and begin to let go of shattered dreams.”
4. Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley (4 months)
Nicolas Cage married Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley in August 2002. However, their divorce proceedings lasted longer than their actual marriage, as Cage filed for divorce just 4 months after their marriage. The ex-couple’s divorce was officially finalised in May 2004.
Lisa mentioned that her marriage to Cage was a big mistake. “I’m sad about this, but we shouldn’t have been married in the first place. It was a big mistake,” Presley released a statement after the news of their split became public. She even accused Cage of throwing “temper tantrums”.
Nicolas, on the other hand, stated, “Oftentimes when you have two people who are very strong and their own personalities and rather intense, sometimes you can have a hard time meshing.”
5. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (55 hours)
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander’s marriage was nothing but a joke. The “Oops!… I Did It Again, who is now happily married to Iranian model Sam Asghari, previously tied the knot with Jason Alexander in 2004. She married her childhood friend on a trip to Las Vegas at 5:30 a.m. However, after just 55 hours, she filed for an annulment.
Despite this, Jason tried running her big day with Sam after he allegedly crashed their wedding. Even though the two were married for less than 3 days, Jason surely could not get over Britney, and he was handcuffed before he could make a scene at their wedding.
From her conservatorship to her recent controversies, Britney has taken a lot. Presently, the “Princess of Pop” has only one constant i.e. Sam. Her father Jamie Spears has improved his relationship with her other husband, Kevin Federline, with whom Britney shares two kids. Jamie and Kevin are writing a book on fatherhood.
6. Robin Givens and Svetozar Marinkovic (7 minutes)
Who said this generation breaks marriages too soon? American actress Robin Givens who garnered media attention for her troubled marriage to Mike Tyson, later married her tennis instructor Sevtozar Marinkovic on Aug. 22, 1997. However, within a day, or I must say within seven minutes, Svetozar reported that they have called it quits.
Even though neither revealed the exact reason for their short-lived marriage, several outlets reported that it happened due to low commitment and patience. Marinkovic later quoted: “the marriage lasted seven minutes.” It took around 10 months to finalise their divorce proceedings.
7. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (16 months)
The world has witnessed Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s six-week defamation proceedings accompanied by bombshell testimonies and a lot of drama. Amber, however, lost the case to Johnny and was ordered to pay $10.35 million. Recently, she settled her defamation case with Johnny, stating that she has lost faith in the US legal system.
Amber’s marriage to Johnny Depp has seen several ups and downs. While Johnny was victimised by the “Aquaman” star, she made every attempt to defame him in front of the world. Johnny and Amber tied the knot in Feb. 2015.
However, just after 16 months of their marriage, Amber filed for divorce, citing abuse. Johnny reportedly paid $7 million as a part of the divorce settlement in Aug. 2016. Despite their divorce, the two have publically displayed their bitter relationship in courtrooms in America and Britain since then.
7. Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds (14 days)
Eddie Murphy, who rose to fame with “Saturday Night Live” in the 80s, married producer Tracey Edmonds in Jan. 2008. The ex-couple exchanged vows at a romantic wedding in French Polynesia. Even though their marriage wasn’t legal per U.S. laws, they did carry on with proper nuptials.
However, Tracey filed for divorce just after 14 days of marriage, citing a sudden change in his behaviour. Back then, Tracey’s close friend revealed that Eddie became very “bossy and physically intimidating.”
Eddie, who is known for hits like “Coming To America” and “Shrek”, is quite a Cassanova. He’s been linked to several hot women from the industry like Mel B from “Spice Girls”. However, after his spilt from Edmonds, Eddie found love in her current partner, Paige Butcher.
8. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (8 months)
Miley Cyrus doesn’t fondly recall her marriage with Liam Hemsworth. Even though the couple gave it another chance following their breakup after their engagement, their marriage barely worked out. Miley Cyrus and Liam got married in December 2018 but got divorced in just 8 months. Well, sometimes knowing each other for a long time isn’t enough.
After they split, Miley’s rep described their relationship as “just one of those phases … everything ended fairly amicably.” After that, Miley Cyrus went on dating Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter (1 month) and Australian singer Cody Simpson (10 months). Recently, she’s been linked to Lilly drummer Maxx Morando.
9. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries (72 days)
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star Kim K. is known for her endless controversies. Kanye West’s ex-wife Kim was previously married to Kris Humpries for just 72 days. This was Kim’s second marriage after her divorce from Damon Thomas in 2004. At the time of her marriage with Kris, she joked on an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, “I love gay marriages”.
The couple married on August 20, 2011, in a lavish $10 million wedding. However, just after 72 days, they called it quits. Back then, Kim released a statement: After careful consideration. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”
10. Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman (1 month)
Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine and actress Ethel Merman may have left the world, but their short-lived marriage is worth a recall. The “Marty” star (died in 2012) married Ethel (died in 1984) on June 27, 1964. By the time they returned from their “disastrous” honeymoon trip, the couple was ready to call it quits.
After just one month, Ernest and Ethel expressed their desire to divorce each other. FYI, in her autobiography, Ethel Merman even left a blank place where she was supposed to dedicate a chapter to her marriage. Ernest, on the other hand, called their wedding the “biggest mistake” of his life.
11. Sinead O’Connor and Barry Herridge (16 days)
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor’s fourth marriage to Barry Herridge was nothing, but “trippy”. The I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got singer married Irish therapist, Barry at a drive-through Las Vegas chapel on Dec. 8, 2011. She ended her marriage with Barry in just 16 days.
Even though she expressed that she was truly in love with Barry, Sinead revealed back then that people in his life didn’t want him to be with her. She later admitted that she’d “gone looking for drugs the same night, a behaviour that didn’t go over well with her new husband”. “I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap,” she confessed in her statement.
12. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
Former Miss USA Ali Landry and “Saved By The Bells” actor Mario Lopez were considered one of the most power-packed couples as they dated for good six years. However, the two stars married in a romantic ceremony in Mexico in 2004 but filed for divorce after 18 days.
It was reported that they ended their marriage because Lopez apparently cheated on Landry during his bachelor party. On this, Mario wrote in a memoir, “I got inebriated and a little too friendly with a young lady. When it was time to return home, lightning hit me with the truth: I wasn’t in love. But I walked down the aisle [anyway]. Ali was hurt and angry, rightfully so.”
13. Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly (309 Days)
Academy Award nominee Jim Carrey and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story star Lauren Holly exchanged vows in 1996. However, the Dumb and Dumber co-stars filed for divorce just after 10 months citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Lauren referred to press intrusion as one of the reasons to ruin their personal lives. The 59-year-old actress was previously married to Danny Quinn but divorced him after three years of marriage. After Jim, she married Francis Greco in 2001 but divorced him in 2004.
14. Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt (59 Days)
Chris Kattan, who spent almost a decade on “SNL” married model, Sunshine Tutt in June 2008. However, their marriage lasted for only 8 weeks as they separated in August. They were granted divorce in February 2009. Even though the terms regarding their divorce weren’t made public, the two separated citing “irreconcilable differences”.
15. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas (39 Days)
Drew Barrymore has a fair share of experiences with short-lived marriages. Not just once, but the star married thrice but decided to divorce her partner within two years. Drew was married to Thomas, a Los Angeles bar owner when she was just 19.
However, she filed for divorce less than two months later. After this, she married Tom Green in 2001 but took a divorce from the Canadian-American comedian in just a year. She married art consultant Will Kopelman in 2012 but divorced him in 2016. Before this marriage, she had dated The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti and Justin Long. Well, marriage surely isn’t her cup of tea!