13 Celebrity Couples Who Annulled Their Marriages, From Britney Spears to Sophia Bush
Some celebrity marriages are built to last forever. Most, just, well, aren't — divorce in Hollywood seems even more common than in America as a whole, where an estimated 40 to 50% of marriages end in divorce. But divorce isn't the only way that couples get out of a bad decision marriage — getting a marriage annulled is one common way for couples to make it so that their marriage almost "never happened." According to Forbes, a couple can get an annulment if they prove that the marriage should have never been allowed to legally happen in the first place. (Not surprisingly, many drunken Vegas marriages end this way.) So what celebrities annulled their own marriages? Click through to find out.
Britney Spears & Jason Alexander
Spears is making bank with her residency in Vegas, but before she had a concert series in Sin City she had a wedding. Spears married childhood pal Alexander in Vegas and annulled the marriage 55 hours later.
The marriage between country singer Chesney and his actress bride came and went so quick you might have forgotten that it ever happened.
Renee Zellweger & Kenny Chesney
Zellweger and country singer Chesney were married for four months before Zellweger filed for an annulment, citing that their marriage was “fraudulent.”
Electra and her then-husband almost didn’t make it to the two week mark.
Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman
Apparently, Rodman wanted to get his 1998 marriage annulled after only nine days with his bride. They stuck it out for four more months before calling it quits.
Anderson and her one-time husband should probably have let what happened in Vegas stay there.
Pamela Anderson & Rick Salomon
Anderson and Salomon (maybe you remember him from Paris Hilton’s sex tape One Night In Paris?) annulled their two-month marriage in 2008. Not surprising, considering the pair wed in Vegas.
This former Saved By The Bell star cheated on his fiancee before they were married. When she found out, she had the marriage annulled.
Mario Lopez & Ali Landry
Lopez and Landry were only married two weeks when Landry allegedly discovered incriminating photos of him and another woman. She filed for annulment in May 2008.
Chad Michael Murray
Murray and his co-star were yet another example of a young Hollywood couple who couldn’t make it work.
Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray
They look cozy here, but there was a time when Bush would have given anything for an annulment from her One Tree Hill co-star. Unfortunately, the judge denied Bush’s 2006 request, and the two had to file for divorce after only five months of marriage.
Axl Rose & Erin Everly
The Guns N’ Roses singer wed Erin Everly in 1990. The couple filed for an annulment only a year later, allegedly due to allegations of domestic violence on Rose’s part.
Zsa Zsa Gabor & Felipe DeAlba
Gabor (pictured right) married lawyer DeAlba in 1983. It would have been here eighth marriage, had the judge not ruled that she wasn’t legally divorced from her seventh husband.
R. Kelly & Aaliyah
Just in case you needed another reason to think R. Kelly is a creep, the then 27-year-old singer allegedly married a 15-year-old Aaliyah in the 90s. The marriage was allegedly annulled after Aaliyah’s parents discovered a marriage certificate that said Aaliyah’s age was a legal 18.
Nicky Hilton & Todd Meister
Hilton was just 21 when she wed her boyfriend Meister, in a Vegas wedding ceremony in 2004. A judge granted the duo an annulment a few days shy of the pair’s three month anniversary, which pretty much proves why you shouldn’t rush down the aisle.
Charlie Sheen & Donna Peele
The Anger Management star has been married four times, and his first marriage was his shorted. He wed model Peele in 1995, but the marriage was annulled after only one year.
You won’t believe who Doherty was married to once upon a time. (Hint: His marriages have a tendency to not last all that long.)
Shannen Doherty & Rick Salomon
Surprisingly, Salomon’s name shows up twice on this list. He eloped with Doherty after two days of dating in 2003. The marriage was annulled a mere seven months later.
Janet Jackson & James DeBarge
An 18-year-old Jackson eloped with singer DeBarge in 1984 before A&M record executive John McClain convinced her to annul the marriage.