The Big Screen is responsible for bringing us a whole world of happy-ever-afters. From rom-coms to dramas, the girl gets her guy and, as the final credits roll, we know they’ll be happy together till death do them part. But, as we all know, REAL life usually ain’t always like that – even in the glitzy galaxy of celebs…
First up – the shortest celeb marriages…
2 days: Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
9 days: Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
10 weeks: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
4 months: Renee Zelwegger and Kenny Chesney
7 months: Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings
14 months: Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Now for some lo-o-o-o-ng celeb marriages….
(Yes, some have stuck with it!)
16 years: Dawn Andrews and Gary Barlow
17 years: Victoria and David Beckham
20 years: Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman
28 years: Tracy Pollan and Michael J Fox
28 years: Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
33 years: Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter
…And a special mention to those who have loved and lost (speedily and/or multiply!)
Drew Barrymore was married to bar owner Jeremy Thomas for 30 days, and actor and comedian Tom Green for a whopping 163 days.
Pamela Anderson was married to musician Tommy Lee for about three years, then to musician and actor Kid Rock for 122 days, and to third husband professional gambler Rick Salomon for 60 days.
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley married musician Danny Keough and, 20 days after her divorce from Keough, she married singer Michael Jackson. Presley and Jackson divorced 19 months later. Her third marriage was to actor Nicolas Cage, who filed for divorce after 108 days of marriage. Presley married for a fourth time to Michael Lockwood and divorced after 10 years.
Singer Liza Minnelli has been married and divorced four times. Three of her marriages all happened within a year after divorcing. Her first was to musician Peter Allen, next was producer and director Jack Haley Jr, then sculptor and stage manager Mark Gero, and finally to concert promoter David Gest they split up after 16 months and divorced in 2007.
Old school actress Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times (twice to actor Richard Burton!)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa married nine times – her marriage to second husband, actor Felipe DeAlba, lasted less than 24 hours.
Sixty years in showbiz, Joan Collins has been married five times – at 19 to actor Maxwell Reed, then musician Anthony Newley, next to businessman Ron Kass, then Swedish singer Peter Holm and, finally to producer Percy Gibson in 2002. The couple have been married for 13 years and Gibson is 32 years her junior. Looks as if they’ve got their happily-ever-after!