It certainly is challenging for celebs to lead normal and regular lives like the rest of us mere mortals when they are constantly in the glare of the public eye and the camera flashes of the paparazzi. And as a result, many of their marriages just do not last. Every private matter is exaggerated to be splashed across newspapers or to go viral on the internet for all and sundry to read about.

But then, is that just the price to pay for fame? In exchange for their millions of Likes and Followers? Let’s have a look at a few of these famous celebs with famously short marriages.


Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

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So eager she was to shed off her Hannah Montana goody-two-shoes image, that once the Disney TV series was over, Miley Cyrus really went off the rails to flaunt her risqué side and took delight in shocking her fans. These stunts included twerking and riding a wrecking ball, just to name a few!

After meeting as co-stars on the set of the 2010 movie “The Last Song”, Miley and Liam Hemsworth (Chris ‘Thor’ Hemsworth’s younger brother) really confused fans with their on-again, off-again and then on-again relationship. Fans were delighted when they finally got married on 23rd December 2018, and were shocked when Liam filed for divorce less than eight months later in August 2019.

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Miley made a wrecking ball sexy in her “Wrecking Ball” music video
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Miley and Liam met as co-stars on “The Last Song” (2010)
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The couple had a private wedding in Miley’s home in Tennessee

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

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Famous for simply being famous, Kim Kardashian is indeed famous in her own right, thanks to her sex tape, her highly successful reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, its spin-offs “Kourtney and Kim Take New York”, “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami”. Let’s not forget her famous almost 7-year marriage with the even more famous Kanye West. The couple split up in early 2021.

But before that, she was married for 72 days to NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011. And no, he wasn’t that famous. Probably why the marriage lasted for only 72 days.

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Kim with her ex-husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries
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It was revealed that Kris did not get anything from the divorce as he had signed a pre-nuptial agreement
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Kim and Kanye West with their four children – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. The two younger children were born via surrogacy

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander

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Long before Britney Spears inadvertently made the word ‘conservatorship’ well-known as a result of her long battle against her father, she tied the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004, after a night of partying in Las Vegas – a city reputed for its quickie weddings. The marriage lasted for 55 hours. Yes, 55 hours!

Britney’s ex is not the Jason Alexander, an American comedian from the TV series “Seinfeld” and the one who played Richard Gere’s sleazy lawyer who tried to get fresh with Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”. Britney’s Jason Alexander was her childhood friend, and uhmm… not much is actually known about him, other than the fact that their marriage only lasted for 55 hours as the couple immediately had it annulled.

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Britney with ex-husband of 55 hours, Jason Alexander
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Britney’s Jason Alexander is not this Jason Alexander — in a scene with Julia Roberts from “Pretty Woman”
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Not related, but let’s just swoon over Richard Gere

Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd

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We are all feeling warm and fuzzy now that Jennifer Lopez is back with Ben Affleck, but did you know that JLo was married to one of her backup dancers, Cris Judd, for less than a year? They married in September 2001 and split up less than 9 months later in June 2002. This was quickly forgotten about by the public as since then, she has had a high profile 7-year marriage to Marc Anthony, whom she shares two children with, and a 4-year relationship with fiancé Alex Rodriguez, and now, the back-together romance with Ben Affleck. Cris who, you ask?

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JLo and Ben had split up in 2004, 17 years ago
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JLo made her back-on romance with Ben Affleck Instagram-official on her 52nd birthday in July 2021
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Alex Rodriguez proposed to JLo with a US$1.8 million engagement ring, in Bahamas in 2019. They split up in April 2021

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley

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Actually, a 20-month marriage isn’t really that short in Celebrity Land, but the ‘unexpected’ pairing of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley took everyone by surprise. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and Lisa Marie, daughter of Elvis Presley, tied the knot in a secret ceremony in May 1994 after a 2-month whirlwind romance. It was Lisa Marie’s second marriage and the first for Michael.

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The couple divorced in 1996 and Lisa had insisted that their marriage had been genuine
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Michael wore a mask waayyy before any of us did
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The King of Pop died in 2009