The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The amount of time before I need an oil change. My cell phone’s battery charge. What do all of these things have in common? They are all longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries.
The world wasn’t terribly surprised when Kim Kardashian announced her divorce to Kris Humphries on Monday morning.
After their $10 million dollar wedding, the two decided to try to work it out for a whole 72 days before they threw in the towel. That’s a hell of a lot of money for such a short wedding, but no worries, I’m sure E! will make it all back with the impending Kardashian Divorce Special.
This isn’t Kim’s first divorce rodeo, either. She was married to record producer Damon Thomas for four years. By Hollywood standards, that’s actually a reasonable amount of time.
But now, Kim will join the ranks of plenty of other celebs who divorced shortly after walking down the isle. Here are the shortest celebrity marriages of all time.
Tom Green and Drew Barrymore: 5 Months: In a much less serious engagement, Drew Barrymore eloped with funnyman Tom Green in March 2001. We all scratched our heads. Then, the two split after only five months, citing irreconcilable differences. But hey, it lasted longer than Drew Barrymore’s first marriage. She married Jeremy Thomas in 1994, and the two ended it after only 29 days. Maybe her next marriage will reach a year!
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson: 4 Months: Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson married on a yacht in St. Tropez on July 29, 2006. It only lasted four months. They really should’ve gotten matching tattoos. That would’ve definitely made things last.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito: 4 Months: Jennifer and Bradley filed for divorce in 2007, after marrying earlier that year. These days, Cooper is rumored to have moved on to another Jennifer—J.Lo!
Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger: 4 Months: After Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger called it quits, Chesney told Oprah he “felt that the idea of marriage made me lose my identity.” Standing in the shadow of an A-list actress probably didn’t help, either.
Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd: 4 Months: J.Lo met Judd while the two were filming her music video for Love Don’t Cost A Thing. They married and then split less than six months later. After their divorce, Judd said Lopez was the “love of his life. I was married to the love of my life and now I have to find that love again,” Judd claimed.
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley: 3 Months: After 108 days of wedded bliss, Lisa Marie decided to call it quits. “We shouldn't have been married in the first place,” Presley said. “It was a big mistake.”
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry: 2 Weeks: Amid rumors that he cheated on her, Mario Lopez and Ali Landry decided to divorce after only two weeks of marriage. Lopez then admitted he “messed around” with another women days before their wedding. Well, he kind of had to admit it. There was photographic evidence, after all.
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: 9 Days: How did this not last forever? I mean, it’s Dennis Rodman, the most down-to-earth, non-eccentric person in the world. After they were husband and wife for nine days, the two divorced. And Rodman claimed Electra never got over him. “Carmen called me six months ago,” he said. “She told me I was the love of her life and she wish we’d stuck together.”
Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander: 2 Days: They married in Vegas, so yeah, that pretty much had disaster written all over it. Britney shocked the world when she eloped with her childhood friend in 2004. The couple annulled the marriage after 55 hours.