Are Celebrity Marriages Meant to Last?

Photo Courtesy of

72 days, only 72 days. That is the grand total of time that the Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries’ marriage lasted. Another celebrity matrimony that completely failed, and one must begin to lose hope in the idea of the celebrity marriage. Also one must begin to wonder if there is actually any legitimacy in the celebrity marriage.

After the short-lived marriage of Kim & Kris, some have alleged that the two married for money and children. Others say that the whole thing was a hoax and that the two weren’t actually ever in love with each other. Can these things just be a replica of the same scenario that many celebrity marriages have ended in before?

After a study from the National Center for Health Statistics, it has been showed that one in two marriages in which the bride is 25 or older will end in divorce. That is a scary thought because so many of the marriages today are ones in which the bride is 25 or older. But the percentage seems to skyrocket when it involves celebrities, and not only has divorce become a staple in celebrity marriage, but the quickness of the relationship to come to a conclusion has become an icon as well.

Let’s check out some examples of the classic short-lived Hollywood marriage. Jennifer Lopez married her backup dancer in 2001, and after a surprising 9 months, she left him for the sake of dating fellow music superstar Marc Anthony, a marriage which also ended in divorce. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry’s marriage found a similar fate after they got divorced after Lopez allegedly cheated at his bachelor party. A short two weeks after the wedding. Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra were married for only 9 days, but that seemed like a lucky strike compared to Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander, who were only married for two days.

Can these facts all be pointing to the possibility that celebrity matrimony is just a mockery of the institution of marriage? It could be so, or possibly, it could be that things like these happen every day, and the simple fact that these people are celebrities as opposed to normal people makes it so much of a bigger deal. Either way, step it up people, if you’re not 100% sure what you’re getting into, I wouldn’t ever suggest getting into such a serious commitment.


About JP Viteri

Sometimes I eat breakfast McMuffins for dinner to ease the pain...

Posted on November 14, 2011, in Top Stories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: