They say that in order to learn, you've got to make a few mistake, and that's something these celebrities learned the hard way. While a match made in Hollywood can sometimes pan out perfectly, other times it just ends up resembling a scene from The Hangover — and one you want to forget, at that — which, unfortunately, the below 10 former celebrity couples know a lot about.
10. Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush
- Married for? 5 Months
- When? 2005
Whoa! What happened? These One Tree Hill lovebirds were just "two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place," or at least that's how Bush summed up their marriage failure on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in 2014. Not much love lost then, eh!
9. Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Esposito
- Married for? 4 Months
- When? 2006/07
Whoa! What happened? Reasons were kept fairly vague, though Cooper did tell Howard Stern in 2011 that "it was just something that happened," adding, "The good thing is, we both realized it. Sometimes you just realize it."
While that might sound good humored, the split was potentially far sourer. In 2014, rumors surrounding a character described as "cocky, arrogant and a master manipulator" in a memoir penned by Esposito arose and guess who those darling descriptives were linked to? Yup, Bradley Cooper.
8. Renée Zellweger & Kenny Chesney
- Married for? 4 Months
- When? 2005
Whoa! What happened? Juicier than your average reason, according to reports, "fraud" was behind the split, not to mention their bizarre parting statement:
The miscommunication of the objective of their marriage at the start is the only reason for this annulment. Renée and Kenny value and respect each other and are saddened that their different objectives prevent the success of this marriage.
7. Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson
Married for? 4 Months
Whoa! What happened? Well, four months after the first of three wedding ceremonies — one in St. Tropez, one in a Beverly Hills courthouse and a third on stage at Nashville's Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, because why TF not — Anderson filed for divorce. No reasons were given, other than the standard "irreconcilable differences" and a note written on the Baywatch star's website that read "Divorce. Yes, it's true. Unfortunately impossible."
6. Nicolas Cage & Lisa Marie Presley
Married for? 108 Days
Whoa! What happened? Nobody knows! The pair kept their privacy, citing "irreconcilable differences" and Presley added only that she was "sad about this, but [her and Cage] shouldn't have been married in the first place."
5. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
Married for? 72 Days
Whoa! What happened? They might have officially citied "irreconcilable differences," but it seems Humphries wasn't over the moon about the decision to separate. He issued his own statement stating, “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work. " Ouch!
Meanwhile, Kim merely said she got "caught up with the hoopla," and likened the event and its lead-up to a roller coaster ride she should've disembarked earlier. Burn.
4. Mario Lopez & Ali Landry
Married for? 2 weeks
Whoa! What happened? Naughty Mario fessed up to cheating on his wife just days before the wedding, that's what happened. He told Howard Stern:
"It was Spring Break. Everybody was hanging out. That was a situation where I was not mature and man enough."
3. Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds
Married for? 2 Weeks
When? New Year's Day, 2008
Whoa! What happened? It would seem the pair just couldn't stop arguing. Eddie apparently wanted her to take his name, Tracey didn't want to — blah blah blah. Silver lining though, the pair never actually had a legal ceremony, just a wedding event in Bora Bora, so at least they got a vacation and saved themselves a paperwork headache.
2. Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman
Married For: 9 Days
Whoa! What happened? Rodman filed for the annulment, claiming he was of "unsound mind" when he recited his vows. Surprising, you wouldn't think a man would mind getting hitched to a former Baywatch star now, would you?
Carmen recalled the intimate moment:
"It's easy to get caught up in a moment. You think it's romantic, but then you realize, God, we did it in Vegas? It's like getting a cheeseburger at a fast-food restaurant."
1. Britney Spears & Jason Alexander
Married For: 55 hours
Whoa! What happened? Alcohol, obviously. And Vegas. It's always Vegas. Their annulment statement was pretty amusing too, stating:
"Plaintiff Spears lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage."
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