Ah love. It doesn’t always go the way you expect it to. Even less so in the fickle world of Hollywood, where every day brings a new breakup, hookup or scandal. The Arrangement, starring Christine Evangelista, Josh Henderson and Michael Vartan, takes a dramatized look at the darker side of Hollywood love when Evangelista’s character, actor Megan is offered a business contract detailing the terms of her relationship with Henderson’s character, another actor named Kyle West. And they said romance was dead! But when Hollywood love isn’t exactly built to last--in real life, celebrity marriages sometimes last as little as a few days--maybe a contract isn’t such a bad idea after all. Watch the first episode of The Arrangementbefore it premieres on March 5 at 10pm and then check out our list of Hollywood's shortest marriages.
1. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
You totally forgot Britney Spears had a Vegas wedding that resulted in a 55 hour marriage to her childhood friend in 2004, didn’t you? After partying all night, the pair “accidentally” got married--and had that “marriage” promptly annulled less than three days later.
2. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
The eccentric pair were married for just 9 days, also as a result of a Vegas mistake (turns out what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay there!). The two were married in a Vegas chapel in 1998, at around 7am in the morning. What a hangover.
3. Cher and Gregg Allman
Another 9 day affair! In 1975, Cher married Allman in Vegas, however, unlike the previous two marriages, theirs was premeditated. The couple eloped to Vegas mere days after Cher’s divorce from Sonny Bono was finalized, and possibly enjoyed a few days of marital bliss before the ninth day, when Cher decided Allman’s drugging and boozing lifestyle was a problem and filed for divorce.
4. Ali Landry and Mario Lopez
After a whopping 18 days of commitment, Ali Landry and Mario Lopez called it quits. The pair had been together for six years before they wed, so it wasn’t exactly a rash decision in the first place. But soon after their wedding Landry found out Lopez had been unfaithful to her, and filed for an annulment.
5. Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine
In case you were worried this was a more contemporary phenomenon, it’s not: Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine were married for only 32 days in 1964. Between them, they amassed an impressive 9 divorces (four for Merman and five for Borgnine).
6. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
In 1994, Barrymore married Thomas when she was only 19-years-old. He was 32, and they’d only known each other for 6 weeks. The actress divorced the LA bar owner 39 days later--but critics saw that one coming.
7. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
Pammy married Paris Hilton sex-tape co-star Rick Salomon in 2007, a marriage which lasted a whole 60 days. Guys, that’s two months! In Hollywood time that’s practically years. When Pam filed for divorce, she cited “irreconcilable differences”.