12 Classic Stars’ Most Short-Lived Marriages
Short-lived relationships seem to be the norm in Hollywood these days, but believe it or not, it wasn’t any different several decades ago. Stars like Marilyn Monroe and Zsa Zsa Gabor have had marriages that lasted less than a year, and they weren’t the only ones who were quick to get a divorce.
Click through the gallery to see which stars had the shortest marriages.
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Ethel Merman Ernest Borgnine
Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine were married for 32 days.
“Everybody knew me, but they didn’t know Ethel overseas. The more they recognized me, the madder she got. That’s what hurt her, so she started taking it out on me,” Ernest said.
Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were married for only 10 months.
The two were actually married twice, but the second time around, Richard wasn't easy to get along with. "Life with Richard became intolerable," Elizabeth said.
Zsa Zsa Gabor 1
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe de Alba were married for just one day.
“He bored me. He’s a playboy and I’m a hard-working actress,” Zsa Zsa said.
Cary Grant Virginia Cherrill
Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill were married for 13 months.
Virginia claimed that Cary was a heavy drinker and he became a different person after they got married. He even made fun of her acting.
Eleanor Parker and Fred Losee were married for one year.
Eleanor accused Fred of causing her "grievous mental suffering."
Marilyn Monroe Joe Dimaggio
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married for a year and nine months.
Joe was apparently extremely jealous, controlling, and abusive. In fact, when Marilyn's skirt flew up in the filming for The Seven Year Itch, he was furious about it.
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Gloria Swanson and William Davey were married for just one year.
When WIlliam found out that Gloria was in debt for over $67,000, he immediately left her and requested to get the marriage annulled.
Ava Gardner And Mickey Rooney
Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney were married for a year and four months.
“He went through the ladies like a hot knife through fudge,” Ava said. She also mentioned that he slept with her best friend Lana Turner.
Elizabeth Taylor Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton and Elizabeth Taylor were married for eight months.
In the divorce proceedings, Elizabeth charged Nicky with "extreme mental cruelty." She also claimed that Nicky was indifferent and used abusive language.
Glenn Ford and Jeanne Baus were married for two months.
By the time Glenn married his young nurse Jean, the 76 year old was too weak to stand up.
Dennis Hopper Michelle Phillips
Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips were married for eight days.
Michelle described Dennis's behavior as excruciating. “My father dragged me into his attorney’s office and said, ‘Men like that never change. File for divorce now. It’ll be embarrassing for a few weeks, then it will be over.’ It was embarrassing for more than a few weeks,” Michelle said.
Kim Stanley and Bruce Hall were married for one year.
Things didn't seem to work out between Kim and the aspiring actor.