35 Celebrities Who Married Young — Did Their Love Last?

As a recent college graduate, I have a mini panic attack every time one of my former classmates announces their plans to walk down the aisle. Don't get me wrong — who am I to judge the decision of two consenting adults to get hitched? I'm all for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley's recent nuptials. Still, it's a little scary to think that there are people prepared to take a very adult step so shortly after they were allowed to legally drink. It shows a confidence in their relationship that few people have in their early 20s. Of course, my Facebook friends aren't alone; plenty of Hollywood celebrities have walked down the aisle before the age of 24. Click through to read about which celebs tied the knot early on — and who made their love last.

Kim Kardashian

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The reality star may be happily married to Kanye West (and happily divorced from Kris Humphries), but, before all of that, she wed music producer Damon Thomas at age 20. They went through a messy divorce in 2004.

Hilary Duff

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The former Lizzie McGuire married hockey player Mike Comrie at 22. The couple recently separated, but have been spotted out together on several occasions, sparking rumors of a reunion.

Britney Spears

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The “Oops! I Did It Again” singer wed backup dancer Kevin Federline at 22. They have two adorable kids together, which thankfully makes up for the terrible divorce and even more terrible reality show.

Demi Moore

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Demi’s last name is actually taken from her first husband, singer Freddy Moore. They married when the Ghost actress was just 17.

Angelina Jolie

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The Unbroken director may be happily married to her longtime partner Brad Pitt, but it was actually her third walk down the aisle. Jolie married her first husband, Elementary star Johnny Lee Miller, at 21.

Milla Jovovich

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The Resident Evil actress was just 16 when she walked down the aisle with Dazed and Confused actor Shawn Andrews, who was 21 at the time. The marriage was annulled shortly after.

Olivia Wilde

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Before she got together with Jason Sudeikis, a 19 year old Wilde married Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, better known as the man responsible for the death of Wilde’s vagina.

Solange Knowles

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She recently walked down the aisle again, but Knowles’ first marriage was at age 17 to Daniel Smith.

Jessica Simpson

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The Dukes of Hazzard actress was 22 when she wed 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey.

Ashlee Simpson

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Jessica’s younger sister married her first husband, Pete Wentz, at 23.

Heidi Montag

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The Hills star said “I do” to co-star Spencer Pratt at 22. They’re still making it work, mostly on reality shows.

LeAnn Rimes

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Before walking down the aisle with Eddie Cibrian (and, you know, all the drama that happened leading up to that), a 17 year old Rimes married Dean Sheremet.

Kevin Jonas

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The eldest Jonas Brother married his current wife at 22. They now have one daughter, Alena.

Avril Lavigne

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The “Sk8r Boi” singer is currently married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, but she first married Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley at age 21.

Courtney Stodden

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Reality star (I guess?!) Stodden married Lost actor Doug Hutchison at 16. He was 51. Don’t think it’s weird or anything.


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The sadly deceased Princess of R&B allegedly married R. Kelly when she was just 15 years old.

Reese Witherspoon

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Witherspoon married her Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillipe at age 23. They divorced years later and now co-parent their children amicably.

Alexa Vega

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The 26-year-old former Spy Kids actress walked down the aisle not once, but twice. She married her now ex-husband, producer Sean Covel, at 22, and married her second husband, Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena, Jr., at 25.

Drew Barrymore

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She’s happily married to her third husband, but when she was 18, the 50 First Dates actress walked down the aisle with Jeremy Thomas.

Macaulay Culkin

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The former Home Alone actor married his now ex-wife Rachel Milner when he was just 18.

Dolly Parton

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The country star married her husband Carl Dean when she was just 20. They have now been married for 48 years.

Melanie Griffith

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Griffith married her first husband Don Johnson at age 17. Their daughter is 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson.

Bo Derek

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Actress/model Bo Derek married photographer John Derek in Germany when she was 16 and he was 30. Despite their big age difference, they stayed married until John passed away in 1998.

Kate Hudson

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The Almost Famous actress was just 21 when she married her first husband Chris Robinson.

Sophia Bush

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Bush married her One Tree Hill co-star, Chad Michael Murray, at age 23, but the marriage went sour after a mere five months. She requested an annulment, was denied, and filed for divorce.

Taylor Hanson

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Oh, hey, remember Hanson? Of course you do. The boy bander married his wife Natalie Bryant at age 19. They welcomed a daughter in 2012.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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The Sopranos actress wed A.J. Discala at 22. They have since divorced.

Kailyn Lowry

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The Teen Mom 2 star married her husband Javi Marroquin at 21.

Jenelle Evans

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Like Lowry, Teen Mom 2 star Evans also married at 21 — but it didn’t exactly last. Evans allegedly left Courtland Rogers after only 26 days of marriage.

Nicky Hilton

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The hotel heiress married Todd Meister in Las Vegas when she was just 21, but annulled the marriage shortly after.

Janet Jackson

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An 18-year-old Jackson secretly wed James DeBarge before a record executive convinced her to annul the marriage.

Megan Fox

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Fox just barely makes this list, as she wed her Beverly Hills, 90210 hubby, Brian Austin Green, when she was 24. Still, the pair got serious when Fox was still in her early 20s, despite their 13-year age difference.

Uma Thurman

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Thurman married Dark Knight actor Gary Oldman when she was only 20 years old.

Marilyn Monroe

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Back when Monroe was still known as Norma Jean Baker, she wed a policeman named James Dougherty. She was 15. They divorced three years later and she became a star.

Taran Noah Smith

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The Home Improvement actor was only 17 when he wed 33-year-old Heidi Van Pelt.