Top 10 Shortest Celebrity Marriages

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich,

Marriage is supposed to be a long-term commitment to that one special person in your life. However, a long lasting marriage is rare in Hollywood. Following Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' split after 72 days, here’s a look at some of the shortest celebrity marriages over the past decade. Not surprisingly, their divorce wasn’t a record, but still ranked among the top ten.

10. Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd= 8 months

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez poses at the party for the finalists of the television show "American Idol" in Los Angeles March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

The Bronx native married choreographer Chris Judd in September 2001 at a private California residence. Lopez met Judd on the set of her music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” The couple split the following June, citing irreconcilable differences. Lopez went on to get engaged to Ben Affleck, but called off the wedding hours before it were to take place. She later married Marc Anthony, but that relationship didn’t last either, ending after seven years.

9. Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush= 5 months

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They say you shouldn’t date your co-workers, but these One Tree Hill stars didn’t take the advice. The couple dated for two years, before tying the knot in April 2005. They separated five months later, with Bush filing an annulment and citing fraud as the reason for the split. A source told People magazine that Murray didn’t share Bush’s belief “in the sanctity of marriage.”

8. Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock= 4 months

Pamela Anderson celebrates her birthday at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at the Paris Hotel and Casino. (Las Vegas, Nevada)

The on-again, off-again couple married in July 2006 on a yacht in St. Tropez. Despite the Baywatch beauty calling the ceremony “the best most romantic wedding of all time,” they filed for divorce that November, citing irreconcilable differences.

7. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney= 4 months

Kenny Chesney performs during the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 10, 2010. UPI/Terry Wyatt

The Bridget Jones’s Diary actress meet the country music star in January 2005 while working at the Concert of Hope for victims of the South Asia tsunami. Their romance was made public that April, and the next month the pair exchanged vows in a beachside wedding in the Virgin Islands. But four months later, in September, Zellweger filed an annulment.

6. Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage= 3 months

Actor Nicolas Cage arrives for the gala screening of 'Trespass' at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 14, 2011. UPI/Christine Chew

The daughter of Elvis wed the Oscar winning actor in August 2002 during a secret ceremony in Hawaii on the 25th anniversary of King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s death. Three months later, Cage filed divorce papers. Presley revealed the doom of the relationship from the start, saying in a statement, “we shouldn’t have been married in the first place.”

5. Nicky Hilton and Todd Meister= 3 months

American Socialite Nicky Hilton attends the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center in Los Angeles, USA, 02 April 2011. Photo: Hubert Boesl

The young hotel heiress married the older businessman in a shot-gun wedding at the Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in August 2004. The relationship ended after three months, with a judge granting the former couple an annulment. According to Meister, one of the reasons for the separation was due to Hilton’s immaturity.

4. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries= 72 days

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries out in midtown Manhattan on September 20 2011 in New York City Philip Vaughan

The reality star and NBA player recently made headlines with their split after roughly two and a half months as a wedded couple. Kardashian insists she married for love but hasn’t dished many details about what made the marriage turn downhill. In her first television interview since announcing the divorce, the 31-year-old said “intuition” was the reason behind her decision.

3. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry= 18 days

Mario Lopez at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. (Los Angeles, CA)

The Saved by the Bell star and model dated for six years before tying the knot in Mexico in April 2004. They met at the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant, where she was a commentator and he was host. The pair parted almost 2 weeks later as a result of Lopez’s alleged infidelity.

2. Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds= 2 weeks

Eddie Murphy attends the world premiere of 'Tower Heist' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on October 24, 2011 in New York City.....

The actor and movie producer tied the knot in Bora Bora on New Year’s Day in 2008, after dating for years. The ceremony was purely a spiritual event, with plans to have a legally binding one in the U.S. However, the latter ceremony never happened, with the couple releasing a statement two weeks later saying they have decided to just be friends.

1. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander= 55 hours

Britney Spears at the 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards. (Los Angeles, CA)

The 22-year-old pop singer at the time married her childhood friend in a Las Vegas Chapel in January 2004, donning jeans and a baseball cap. According to Jive Records, Spears’ record label, the stunt was a joke taken too far by the young adults. The friends annulled the marriage less than three days later.



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