They say love is blind – but you can’t enter into a marital bond wearing a blindfold! Couples are often told to be wary about the so-called seven-year itch, for that decides a lot about the future of the marriage. It’s only by this time that the husband and wife get more or less adjusted into the marriage and restlessness decreases as well. The honeymoon phase will come to an abrupt end (sometimes within 72 hours only!) and reality seems to sink in. However, that does not rule out the possibility of a splitsville. Now that marriages happen in a jiffy and divorces are akin to rapid-fire rounds, Hollywood lovebirds are not spared of these phenomena either. You’ll be amazed at how quickly these celebs have chosen to walk separate paths after they said “I do”.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander – 55 Hours
Yes, you read that right! The childhood friends got hitched in A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in an unusual attire too (blue jeans and Spears had a trucker hat) and realized they’ve grown up. That’s exactly what 55 hours did to them – when the queen of pop figured out that it was an action out of impulse. Even her team claimed that she lacked the understanding that her action could have. Spears added how she acted silly and rebellious. But she didn’t delay for the next too – just the next October, within a couple of years, she married Kevin Federline.
Nicholas Cage and Erika Koike – 4 Days
The news of Cage dating Koike wasn’t even public and their wedding just happened. Almost instantaneously, the couple even split! A secret ceremony in Las Vegas in March 2019 characterized their big day, but few hours did all the magic. They were spotted fighting publicly and Cage decided not to waste any time. He filed for the annulment of the holy matrimony instantly.
Tracey Edmonds and Eddie Murphy – 14 Days
Against the romantic sunset at a private island in French Polynesia, Murphy and Edmonds made the year special after they tied the knot on New Year’s Day 2008. Two weeks were enough for the couple to announce the decision formally of becoming single again! But they hosted what was better called a symbolic ceremony, and not what a US licensed marriage is like. Hence, there was no such divorce and no legal observance of the same.
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry – 18 Days
Similar to the former – Ali and Mario quit staying in the marriage within a fortnight of getting hitched together in a small, romantic ceremony in April 2004. The couple dated for six years before deciding to walk down the aisle. It was much later that Lopez confirmed rumors that were doing the rounds back then that the break was large because of his infidelity. He wrote in his 2014 memoir that he cheated on Landry at the time of his bachelor’s party. While making his way back home, he realized there was no love and has entered a loveless marriage. Ali’s anger was no doubt justified.
Jeremy Thomas and Drew Barrymore – 39 Days
Barrymore was only 19 when her fate changed and she decided to marry Thomas, a 31-year old bar owner. She did this only after only six weeks of dating! We don’t blame her (thanks to her age) and later, she agreed that impromptu nuptials became a part of her life. A month was all it took for the duo to get back to their real sense.
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian – 72 Days
Theirs was a lavish, extravagant show (and less of a wedding) in 2011, where millions of viewers were left stunned after what they saw in Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event. They were left shocked after 72 days of the broadcasting of this larger-than-life event when the divorce announcement came. Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband, an NBA star, citing irreconcilable differences. Humphries had later written in one of his essays (March 2019) how people calling the marriage a fake one bothered him greatly. Even if the marriage didn’t work out, he knew their relationship was genuine.
While no one gets married with the intent of trying out, unfortunately, some people can’t make it work how they intended to. Sigh!