Five of the Short-lived Marriages in Hollywood

After the hoopla for the Kim Kardashian divorce, the made a feature about the shortest marriages in Hollywood. I just picked out the top 5.

Colin Farrel and Amelia Warner. MSN photos.

Colin Farrell and Amelia Warner: 4 months
Even a tattoo of the wife’s name on his ringer did not make their marriage last. Colin Farrell and British actress Amelia Warner tied the knot in Tahiti on July 17, 2001. They called it quits four months later, saying they were just too young.





Eddie Murphy and Tracy Edmonds. Image from

Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds: 2 weeks
They were pretty much in love and no longer too young. Eddie Murphy and producer Tracey Edmonds started in the fall of 2006. They got engaged several months later in July of 2007. A ceremonial wedding held at a private island off Bora Bora followed on on New Year’s Day 2008. Two weeks later, the couple made a public statement that they are not going to make their marriage legal in the United States.




Mario Lopez and Ali Larter. Image from

Mario Lopez and Ali Landry: 2 weeks
Six years of dating (or probably living together, not sure about this) led to the wedding or Mario Lopez and Ali Landry in Mexico. But maybe dating was better because their marriage lasted only less than 2 weeks.


Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra. Image from

Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: 6 Days
Eight months of well publicized dating led NBA player Dennis Rodman to marry Baywatch actress Carmen Electra in 1998. However, Rodman filed for annulment six days later, claiming that he was inebriated during the ceremonies. Ouch. Six months later, Electra filed for divorce.

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 2 days
And the shortest in the list is…. About 55 hours after marrying her childhood friend, Jason Alexander in a Las Vegas ceremony, Britney Spears filed for divorced. The reason? She “lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to marriage.” But I read before that it was because his parents got angry about what happened so they quickly undid the marriage. Despite their efforts, however, it is still recorded.

So you see, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are not the only Hollywood couples that had short-lived marriages. However, theirs were probably the grandest that before the public could get over their lavish nuptials, they are now filing for divorce. Too bad. Divorce lawyers are getting rich because of these.

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