Access Uncovers: Hollywood’s Shortest Marriages
First Published: October 30, 2007 5:17 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
-- Not all couples make it from the altar to happily ever after - and Hollywood is no exception.
This week, Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock proved that marriage isn’t always ‘til death do you part.
So Access Hollywood takes a look at the most memorable sensationally short marriages in Hollywood.
#10 - Liza Minnelli & David Gest
“Over and over and over and over and over into the head” - David Gest told “Dateline NBC” in February 2004.
That’s David’s infamous description of the alleged beatings from Liza, which she denies. The two divorced after a little more than a year of marriage. But luckily for Liza, she’s optimistic.
“Was it tough getting through all that?” Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts asked Liza in September 2003.
“No, you go through it and you get out of it. You go through what you have to and then time changes things. Each day is a new day,” she said.
#9 - Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd
“It’s that moment where you’re saying I’m going to spend the rest of my life with you and I mean it,” Jen told Access.
And Jen and Cris (who was a backup dancer for J.Lo) certainly meant it - for a little while, at least.
They married in September 2001 and filed for divorce 10 months later.
#8 - Drew Barrymore & Tom Green
Drew and Tom met during filming of the first “Charlie’s Angels” movie. They were engaged after four months and then played the “Are They Or Aren?t They Already Married” game with the media.
But the papers don’t lie. They filed for divorce after five months.
#7 - Renee Zellweger & Kenny Chesney
The worlds of music and movies met when Kenny and Renee wed at Kenny’s Virgin Island home in May 2005.
“It’s a very exciting time. Are you still flying high?” Access’ Nancy O’Dell asked Renee shortly after the wedding.
“I will just say that I am very happy,” Renee beamed.
Sadly, only four months later they filed for an annulment.
#6 - Lisa Marie Presley & Nicolas Cage
It was Heartbreak Hotel for Lisa Marie and Nic - they made it only three months after marrying in 2002.
#5 - Ali Landry & Mario Lopez
Romance wasn’t exactly an overnight thing for the “Saved By the Bell” alum and the former Doritos girl.
“We’ve been together for five years. It’s not like it was a spur of the moment kind of thing,” Ali told Access.
And while it may have taken five years to get to the altar, it took only two months before Mario and Ali filed for divorce after Mario allegedly cheated on Ali at his bachelor party.
#4 - Cher & Gregg Allman
Who can forget this less-than-memorable romantic collaboration? They separated after just nine days (they officially divorced two years later). Moving on?
#3 - Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman
Carmen and the former NBA bad boy Dennis tied the knot in Sin City? and split up nine days later.
“I love kids and I know he does too so I’m sure there will come a day,” Carmen told us before the split.
#2 - Britney Spears & Jason Alexander
Long before K-Fed, there was J-Alex.
Perhaps the most famous Vegas wedding of all was Britney’s 55-hour marriage to hometown friend Jason.
After the split from Alexander, Britney opened up to Nancy O’Dell.
“You’ve said many times that there are certain things that you wish you hadn’t done before,” Nancy said.
“Well, I think there’s some things that you wish you hadn’t done but I think you learn from those things,” Britney said in February 2004.
But after Kid & Pam and Liza & David and Britney’s Vegas debacle, it’s time to reveal the Hollywood couple with the shortest marriage ever.
Drum roll please?.
#1 - Robin Givens and Svetozar Marinkovic
In 1997, Robin married her tennis instructor Svetozar - and the marriage actually ended the same day it began. However, there’s no truth to the rumor they pulled the plug because she couldn’t pronounce his name.
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