Hollywood's 15 Shortest Marriages Ever

These ill-fated star couples should have thought twice before walking down the aisle.

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October 31, 2011 1:00 PM
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Rudolph Valentino & Jean Acker

Married: 6 hours
What Went Wrong: This classic doomed romance perhaps started the trend of fast-paced divorce. Valentino, a famous Italian actor — nicknamed "the Latin Lover" — impulsively married the American actress in 1919. She quickly regretted the decision and locked him out of their honeymoon suite. After knocking for 20 minutes (the door, not boots), he headed home. In divorce proceedings, she claimed they never consummated their union.
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Britney Spears & Jason Alexander

Married: 2 days
What Went Wrong: The pop star wed her childhood sweetheart in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony in January 2004. Approximately 55 hours later, the marriage was annulled. She has since referred to their union — for which she allegedly proposed — as a "joke that went too far." Funny!
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Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman

Married: 9 days
What Went Wrong: In wedding the Baywatch bombshell, the NBA star managed to break the record of his previous marriage, which lasted a whopping 82 days. After a little over a week as husband and wife in 1998, the tattooed basketball player filed for an annulment, citing fraud and an unsound mind. (His own agent even said he was "deeply intoxicated" during the nuptials.) Wonder what Carmen's excuse was?
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Mario Lopez & Ali Landry

Married: 2 weeks
What Went Wrong: Perhaps marriage does change things. The couple, who had dated for six years, finally wed in April 2004 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, only to split less than two weeks later. The reason? Landry said she discovered "really strong evidence" of the Saved by the Bell star's infidelity.
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Ethel Merman & Ernest Borgnine

Married: 4 weeks
What Went Wrong: The fact that they each had already had at least two failed marriages didn't stop them from tying the knot in 1964. The Broadway songstress and the Oscar winner's marriage, however, began unraveling during the honeymoon. Apparently, he garnered more fan attention, which left her jealous. "By the time we got home," he once said, "it was hell on earth." How romantic.
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Chris Kattan & Sunshine Tutt

Married: 8 weeks
What Went Wrong: The Saturday Night Live alum wed his model girlfriend in June 2008 in Yosemite Valley, California. "It feels real and honest, and I have more of a continuous smile than I have ever had before," he said at the time. Although he may not have predicted such a rapid demise, he might have seen this one coming: He had a prenuptial agreement.
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Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries

Married: 10 weeks
What Went Wrong: You'd think if you spent $10 million on a lavish wedding in which you had three costume changes and enough footage to warrant a four-hour E! television special, you'd try to make it last a little longer than a mere 72 days. Not so for the queen of reality stars and her pro-basketball player hubby, who spent the past two months filming the yet-to-air Kourtney & Kim Take New York spinoff. Sources are reporting that she's filing for divorce today, citing "irreconcilable differences." We'll likely see it all play out the way the Kardashians intended: on TV.
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Lisa Marie Presley & Nicolas Cage

Married: 3 months
What Went Wrong: At least Elvis's daughter learned her lesson. Following their split in 2002, Presley — who was also wed to Michael Jackson for only nine months — called it "a big mistake," adding, "I'm sad about this, but we should not have been married in the first place."
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Renée Zellweger & Kenny Chesney

Married: 4 months
What Went Wrong: The actress and the country singer seemed an unlikely pair, but they got hitched in a small ceremony on the Caribbean island of St. John in May 2005. Their split was less unlikely but more confusing. In a joint statement, the couple said, "The miscommunication of the objective of their marriage at the start is the only reason for this annulment." Riiiight.
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Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Esposito

Married: 4 months
What Went Wrong: Before the A-Team stud really hit it big, he proposed to the actress in October 2006 and married her in late December. According to his publicist, the breakup was mutual and they'd actually "been separated for quite a while" before the four-month mark.
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Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd

Married: 4 months
What Went Wrong: The star married the celebrity choreographer in September 2001, but by January, they were through — she actually said that "his love is what I need most of all" just weeks before their marriage ended. Judd reportedly pocketed $15 million in the split, and Lopez accepted a 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring from Ben Affleck months before the divorce was finalized. (And we all know how that turned out...)
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Colin Farrell & Amelia Warner

Married: 4 months
What Went Wrong: The Irish playboy never seemed like one to settle down, and he proved that shortly after marrying the 19-year-old actress (he was 25 at the time) in Bora Bora. Although he has a lasting reminder of his bride — in the form of a tattoo that says "Millie" on his ring finger — the marriage proved quick to dissolve, as it wasn't legally binding. Too bad ink is.
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Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray

Married: 5 months
What Went Wrong: The two met on the set of their CW show, One Tree Hill, and, shortly after exchanging handwritten vows in April 2005, they had to deal with the pains of working with an ex. "I can't say there are no hard feelings," Bush has said. "I feel hurt, humiliated, and brokenhearted."
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Drew Barrymore & Tom Green

Married: 5 months
What Went Wrong: The marriage seemed doomed to fail. After getting married in 2001, the goofy comedian was diagnosed with testicular cancer and a fire destroyed Barrymore's home. "I recommend that people don't get in high-profile marriages," Green has said.
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Shannen Doherty & Ashley Hamilton

Married: 5 months
What Went Wrong: In 1993, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star married the son of actor George Hamilton in a BYOB ceremony — the 22-year-old barefoot bride wore a silk bathrobe down the aisle — after a two-week courtship. Classy, right? The marriage came to a screeching halt when Hamilton accused the actress of threatening him with a pistol.