Hollywood is a land where many real-life marriages have been reduced to mere plot devices on reality shows. Kim Kardashian of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" fame, for instance, just filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage.
Hopefully, Bruce Jenner, Kim's step-dad, can get a refund on the reported $10 million wedding that Kim and Kris had less than three months ago. The announced Kardashian/Humphries divorce isn't the oddest, quickest or goofiest marriage in Hollywood history, however.
Arguably starting a trend, "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire" was an attempt to actually turn marriage into a reality show. Darva Conger, one of 50 women on the show, married a self-proclaimed real estate mogul named Rick Rockwell in 2000, but the marriage was annulled two months later.
The six-month marriage of comedian Tom Green and Drew Barrymore began as a stunt on "Saturday Night Live." Green hosted the show on November 18, 2000, and he strong-armed his lady love Barrymore into marrying him live on the air. Barrymore balked at the last minute, leaving a jilted Green to scream and plead for the camera.
Green and Barrymore did tie the knot later, but it appeared to be a slip-knot. Before the Green fiasco, Barrymore was married for less than a month to bar owner Jeremy Thomas in 1994. Barrymore may not be a runaway bride, but she can break track records getting to her lawyer's office.
Speaking of "Saturday Night Live," cast member Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss from AMC's "Mad Men" made a clean break last May, finalizing the divorce of their eight-month marriage. The dissolution of the Moss/Armisen marriage was fairly quiet as Hollywood unions go, generating just a few tabloid ripples.
Although they both tripped the light fantastic on separate seasons of "Dancing With the Stars," Shannen Doherty and Ashley Hamilton stumbled and fell after less than a year of marriage. The two married after only a two-week courtship in September 1993, but by April 1994, it was all over for the "90210" star.
Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, two bright stars from Hollywood's Golden Age, weren't immune to quickie marriages. Merman, a talented actress and singer, and Borgnine, a Best Actor Oscar winner for 1955's "Marty," married in June 1964 but didn't make it to the end of July
In reality show circles, Christopher Knight's five-year marriage to Adrianne Curry seems to have set a record for longevity. Knight and Curry met on "The Surreal Life" and their relationship became the basis for "My Fair Brady," a reality show documenting their May/December relationship (Knight is 24 years older than Curry).