The Downside to Stardom-9 Shockingly Short Celebrity Marriages You Never Knew about ...

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If the sales of gossip magazines are any indication, people just love to read about celebrity marriages.

The expensive fairy-tale weddings, long honeymoons, fantastic dresses-it's all something some of us dreamt of for ourselves when we were growing up.

What we didn't dream of, however, was how short some of the marriages turned out to be.

Even if we don't think it will be forever, we usually expect to be married for longer than three days, two weeks or four months!

I'm not sure what they were thinking, but here are some examples of shockingly short celebrity marriages.

I'm not going to comment on why the marriages ended so soon unless it's something that's a matter of “public record”;

that's just tacky.

I got most of them from magazines like Time.com and Gawker, but some came from About.com.

Some of these are well-known while others flew completely under our radar.

1. Britney Spears/Jason Alexander

Britney Spears/Jason Alexander

This pairing tops my list of shortest celebrity marriages because it lasted all of 55 hours.

To give a frame of reference, we've probably all had pimples that lasted longer than this.

I don't usually quote “How I Met Your Mother” in an article, but this one from Rolling Stone tells us why this is a perfect example of how nothing good ever happens after 2 am: rollingstone.com.

2. Dennis Rodman/Carmen Electra

Dennis Rodman/Carmen Electra

According to Time.com, this pair was only married for nine days before he filed for an annulment.

Whether it was a publicity stunt or true love isn't known, but the fact that Rodman was plastered doesn't help either case.

3. Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries

Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries

After spending what could feed a small country on their wedding, these two were divorced within 60 or 72 days, depending on whom you ask.

About.com says Kim had doubts about the relationship even before the wedding but didn't want to cancel it out of fear of “disappointing” people.

I can see her point, but hopefully her current marriage to Kanye West will work out better.

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