8 Celebrity Couples Who Got Married and Divorced Within 5 Years

Being a famous face in Hollywood has a whole host of perk but it can be a lonely place to find love and true companionship.  You’re away from your family and friends for long periods of time, you constantly have temptation thrown at you from all angles and the world loves nothing more than to examine your life under a microscope.

It’s really no surprise that holding down a relationship, let alone a marriage, can be a tricky feat. Here are some examples of celebrity couples that seemed nothing but perfect for each other and got married, only to get divorced within the first five years of marriage…

Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting

Married after just 6 months of dating, Kaley and Ryan seemed like a perfect young couple who fell in love at first sight and just knew that they were meant to be together. Unfortunately, less than two years into their marriage (21 months to be exact) the pair announced that they were separating and getting a divorce. Both deleted all signs of each other off their social media accounts and, whilst Kaley cited ‘irreconcilable differences’, it’s rumoured that professional tennis player Sweeting had an addiction to painkillers that he wasn’t ready to tackle, which put a huge amount of strain on the marriage.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

They both seemed a little on the wild side – him more than her (obviously!) – but this pair just seemed to fit when it was announced they had begun dating after meeting an awards ceremony. After their HUGE wedding, it was a bit of a shock to fans around the world when they announced their divorce after just 14 months of marriage. Brand admits that he now looks back on their relationship with fondness, whilst Perry says that it was traumatic and has changed her outlook on love.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

Five years into their relationship, and after just two years of marriage, it was announced that Berry and Martinez were getting a divorce. Halle doesn’t have the best relationship history, and we’ve read on a few occasions that Martinez doesn’t have the best temper when it comes to her exes, so maybe it’s for the best.

Ricki Lake and Christian Evans

Remember talk-show host Ricki Lake? We loved her show way back when! After a rocky divorce from the father of her children, Lake’s world was turned upside down when she met Christian (real name Christopher) – so much so that they wed after a year of being together. They seemingly had a quiet wedding, with the media not catching wind until Lake uploaded a photo of herself and her new husband, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be and they divorced four years later.

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander

Well, we can’t finish this blog without remembering Britney’s 55-hour marriage to her childhood friend after a night of partying in Vegas. It made headlines right away, just for being so out of the blue and so out of character, but the headlines soon changed when it was announced Britney was filing for an annulment.

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