Pop singer Katy Perry and actor and comedian Russell Brand had an extravagant wedding, even for celeb standards. The ceremony took place in India, and the couple flew their family and friends to join in a traditional Hindu wedding. But sadly, the romance was short-lived. Katy was touring when Russell scandalously let her know via text that he wanted a divorce. This was all filmed in real-time as part of Katy’s documentary film “Part of Me”.
Russell then released his own documentary, where he claimed he had known that he might have to leave Katy in order to be happy. He had taken a trip to Africa and seen the living conditions there and came home realizing that the “vapid” pop star lifestyle didn’t suit him. The entire marriage lasted a little over a year.
A Compromising Photo
Actor and TV host Mario Lopez and model and actress Ali Landry dated for six years before deciding to settle down. The ceremony took place in 2004, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Right after the wedding, Ali’s sister showed her a compromising photo of her new husband with another woman.
Ali confronted Mario and he admitted that his bachelor party had gotten wild and rowdy, and he had strayed. Mario reveals the whole story in his memoir “Just Between Us.” He felt that Ali looked “good on paper” but that he wasn’t really in love with her. Just two weeks after the marriage ceremony, Ali Landry filed for divorce.
Over Before It Even Began
Zsa Zsa Gabor was a famous and successful actress but she is also famous for having one of the shortest celebrity marriages in Hollywood history. Zsa Zsa was married an astounding nine times, seven of which ended in divorce. But her shortest marriage was actually annulled. Zsa Zsa wed character actor and attorney Felipe De Alba, in Mexico, in 1983, but the marriage was declared invalid after only one day!
It turns out that Zsa Zsa’s previous divorce had not been officially finalized. You really would expect an attorney to read all the fine print before tying the knot.
Sweet Child Not Mine
Axl Rose, lead singer of legendary 80’s rock n’ roll band Guns N’ Roses, was known for his turbulent relationships with women, and his time with Erin Everly, a model, and daughter of one of the Everly Brothers, fits into the same pattern. Despite the fact that Erin was the inspiration for the rock ballad “Sweet Child of Mine,” the couple had a stormy relationship.
Axl and Erin dated off and on for four years and tied the knot in 1990, but Axl filed for divorce only four months later.
What Happens in Vegas
Carmen Electra, a former Baywatch bombshell, and NBA star Dennis Rodman made the classic Vegas mistake and eloped after a drunken night out. At the ceremony, Rodman was apparently heavily intoxicated. The starlet and the basketball player were married for nine whole days before they filed for an annulment.
Recently on Oprah, Carmen called Dennis a “gentle giant,” and talked about how their relationship was great when it was good, but “the worst” when it was bad. Carmen also expressed her feelings that “It’s too easy to get married in Vegas”, and “It’s too convenient.” The couple parted as friends.