By Maura Gavaghan
News broke earlier today that Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce only 72 days after tying the knot with NBA-er Kris Humphries. Kim is citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, and we must admit, we are not shocked here in the MTV Newsroom.
Fights over the wedding venue and family vacations made us question this marriage before it began, but at least Kim is not alone in her decision to end things promptly! Not-so-happily-ever after seems to be a trend in Hollywood, and Kim and Kris are hardly the first, nor will they be the last, to call it quits after only a short time of marriage. Some marriages last a lifetime, but in Hollywood the timeline (and normalcy associated with that given timeline) is a bit different.
Read on for our list of Hollywood’s shortest marriages and to check out MTV’s interview with Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, where they talk about their surprise when Kim announced her engagement just a few months after meeting Kris.
A Few Days of Bliss = “Hey, they gave it a shot!”
>>> Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (married January 2004): After 55 hours of married life, Britney and her high school buddy Jason Alexander annulled their spontaneous Vegas wedding.
>>> Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman (married November 1998): Another Vegas marriage ending so soon? Who would have guessed it? Electra and Rodman ended their marriage after 9 short days, explaining that they were caught up in the moment.
Several Weeks of Happiness = “Good for them!”
>>> Ali Landry and Mario Lopez (married April 2004): These two hotties seemed like a match made in heaven, but rumors of Mario cheating led to their marriage ending only two weeks after tying the knot.
>>> Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds (married January 2008): Two weeks after exchanging vows in a “spiritual ceremony” in Bora Bora, Murphy and Edmonds ended their marriage without any explanation.
A Couple of Months of Love = “Wow, that is impressive!”
>>> Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray (married April 2005): “One Tree Hill” fans around the country were crushed when teen-idols Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray ended their marriage after 5 months, citing fraud as grounds for dissolving the union.
>>> Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson (married July 2006): They were barely clothed for their wedding, and the romance (at least on a physical level) seemed real. Nevertheless, the party-loving couple filed for divorce 4 months later based on irreconcilable differences.