Sunday, May 27, 2012
Youngest Celebrity Brides - These gals said "I do" before turning 25
Some stars never want to get married, others wait decades to make completely sure they've picked the right partner. These gals, on the other hand, sprinted down the aisle before turning 25. Check out the nuptials that lasted and didn't, and discover which actress married the same guy for the second time in her 30s!
1. Megan Fox: 24
Miss Megan Fox was just 18 when she began dating former Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green. They went through a series of breakups before finally committing for the long haul in June, 2010. So far, so good!
2. Jessica Simpson: 22
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were one of the cutest couples in Hollywood back when they were newlyweds in 2003. Ms. Simpson was 22 when they said "I do," and was divorced by the time she turned 25. They had an awesomely bad reality TV show in between.
3. Ashlee Simpson: 23
The junior Simpson sister also married young. Ashlee and Pete Wentz tied the knot at the Simpson family home in Encino, Calif. in 2008. They announced the singer's pregnancy two weeks after the nuptials. They filed for divorce in February, 2011.
4. Britney Spears: 24
Britney Spears got married twice before the age of 25, though only one wedding really counted. She and pal Jason Alexander were hitched for like five minutes after a rowdy trip to Las Vegas in 2004, then she married dancer Kevin Federline for real later that year. She was a divorced mom of two by 24. Spears has decided to give marriage a third shot with former agent Jason Trawick.
5. Courtney Stodden: 16
Courtney Stodden and her overly-suggestive Twitter feed became quite popular in 2011, after the 16-year-old married 51-year-old occasional actor Doug Hutchison. Stodden's mom had to sign off on the marriage.
6. Reese Witherspoon: 24
Reese Witherspoon met first husband Ryan Phillippe at her 21st birthday party in 1997. The story goes: He walked in, she introduced herself and said, "I think you're my birthday present." (Insert joke of choice here.) The gorgeous blondes walked down the aisle three years later and divorced in 2006, after having two kids together.
7. Drew Barrymore: 19
Get this: Drew Barrymore is on her fifth engagement, as of January 2012. She got her first diamond ring at 16, another at about 18, and actually made it down the aisle with a third suitor, Jeremy Thomas, at 19. They filed for divorce two months later. The actress lasted a little longer with second husband Tom Green: five months! Hopefully her soon-to-be third husband, Will Kopelman, will be the charm.
8. Melanie Griffith: 18
Melanie Griffith has been happily married to Antonio Banderas for 15 years now, but her first trip down the aisle was with Don Johnson at the age of 18. They'd been dating for four years, but divorced after just six months. They got hitched again when Griffith was in her 30s and had a daughter before calling it quits for good, this time after seven years of wedded bliss.
9. LeAnn Rimes: 19
LeAnn Rimes fell for backup dancer Dean Sheremet in 2001 and married him a year later, at the age of 19. After a brutal affair scandal, their divorce was finalized in 2010. She's since married Eddie Cibrian.
10. Hilary Duff: 22
Hilary Duff became a wife at 22 and will become a mom before she turns 25. The actress married hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010 and they announced the blonde's pregnancy the weekend of their third anniversary.
11. Bo Derek: 18
Here's a wild story: Budding actress Bo Derek (who went by her given name, Mary Cathleen Collins, at the time) met director John Derek at the age of 16. In order to avoid being caught up in statutory rape laws, since John was 30 years her senior, the couple fled to Germany for two years -- until just after the blonde's 18th birthday. They married in 1976 and lasted until John's death in 1998.
12. Avril Lavigne: 21
Two of the most popular combat boot-wearing celebs around entered into holy matrimony back in 2001. Avril Lavigne was 21 at the time, so she was able to enjoy the fancy cocktails served at their 2006 wedding. The couple made it three years before calling it quits. They're still friends, though.
13. Rachel Miner: 17
Rachel Miner and Macauley Culkin decided in 1998, at 17, that marriage was for them. Turns out, it wasn't. The couple separated in 2000 and officially divorced in 2002. Not long after that Culkin started dating actress Mila Kunis and Miner dyed her hair blond.
14. Kate Hudson: 21
This celebrity odd couple got hitched in 2000, when Kate Hudson was 21. She and Black Crowes rocker Chris Robinson went on to have a son together before splitting in 2006. The actress has since moved on with another rocker: Matt Bellamy of Muse. They had a baby in 2011 and are expected to marry in the near future.