The news that Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce after a meagre two and a half months of “blissful” marriage we have to admit doesn’t really shock us. After all we’re accustomed to celebrities, fleeting beings as they are, being married for a short while before wanting to see if the grass is actually greener on the other side. But what angers us is how seemingly light they do take the whole idea of getting married and the commitment it involves. Is it all just about a glitzy party, fancy dresses and a magazine deal for them or is do they believe they are in love and can see themselves spending the rest of their time with the other person…? That we don’t know, but let’s take a look at five celebrity marriages that didn’t last that long.
Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese – about one year
Shock rocker Manson proposed to burlesque model and actress Dita Von Teese in March 2004 with a 1930s 7 carat round-cut diamond engagement ring. They wed on 28 November 2005 in a private, non-denominational ceremony at their home and later held a larger ceremony at Gurteen Castley, County Tipperary, Ireland in December that year. However, fast-forward one year and Dita had filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. Was Manson’s alleged affair with Evan Rachel Wood to blame? We don’t know, but the two went public with their romance in 2007 and Manson and Rachel Wood got engaged before breaking-up in 2010.
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