It’s often joked about that celebrities who get married have a limited time of wedded bliss before they end up getting divorced. This is because it often seems as though celebrity marriages are a lot shorter than those of everyone else, which means there are a lot more potential for celebrity divorces. A lot of marriages between well-known figures do indeed end abruptly.
Til Inconvenience Do Us Part
For example, Cher and Greg Allman were married for just nine days. This is the same as Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander were married for only 55 hours, and Mario Lopez and Ali Landry were married for 18 days.
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian were married for 72 days, which seems like a lifetime compared with the preceding ones.
These are just some of the short celebrity marriages which brought on quick celebrity divorces.
Because these types of marriages are between celebrities, a lot more people end up paying more attention to them. They are in the public eye, so it only makes sense that more people know about these short marriages. When they don’t go well, it makes the news and people laugh.
When celebrities get married, some people bet on just how long they will stay together before splitting. This can make it seem as though there is no hope when it comes to celebs and marriage.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that celebrities are going to be doomed and headed for divorce before they digest their wedding cake, though. Some can last for decades just like any other couple.
However, when divorce happens, the entire world is going to hear about it. It will seem like celebrities do divorce at a higher rate, but you will find that it tends to be about the same. We just hear about it more often than we do random people a block or two away from where you live.
What Causes Celebrity Divorce?
You will find that the sorts of things that could cause a divorce in a regular couple could affect a celebrity couple, too. However, with celebrity come some other potential problems that your average Joe and Jane don’t have. Let’s look at some of the things that could cause celebrity divorces and see how they match up with those in the “normal” world.
It Wasn’t Thought Out
Everyone likes to laugh at celebrities that are married for a few days or a few months, pointing and saying that they didn’t think things through. While that might be the case, you will find that celebrities aren’t the only ones that do this… not by a long shot. You probably know at least one couple that got married without fully thinking it through or who got married for the wrong reasons.
People do things on impulse. They feel things are right in the moment and they take the plunge. A lot of times, they might have some “help” from alcohol or other substances that help them make their decisions. Celebrity divorces are fraught with these vices, and can be sad in their own right.
Money Can Still Be a Factor
Although celebrities tend to make more money than most other people, it could still be a problem in a marriage. In some cases, one of the spouses might expect the other to pay for more than their fair share because they make more money. Others might know that their celeb spouse makes a lot more than they do and is simply waiting for their time to cash in on that jackpot. It’s sad, but it does happen.
There could also be addiction problems that could create more money problems, not to mention a host of other issues. Addiction is a very real problem among celebrities just as it is with others.
When one of the celebrities is more successful than the other is, there is a chance it could cause issues. Of course, this isn’t always the case. Many people are well-adjusted and know that their worth as a person is more than just the gross of their latest film.
However, some end up jealous of their spouse’s success. They feel as though they are being shut out of the spotlight that they used to have all to themselves. Someone who is having a few down years in their career often gets this pointed out to them by the media, too. Of course, people on the web and the media also point out that their spouse is doing so much better than they are. It can start to wear on a person’s psyche.
Temptation Is Great, People Are Weak
When someone is a celebrity, they often have the world at their fingertips. This includes far more temptation than what most normal folks have to deal with in most cases. The temptation to cheat is there, and if there are other cracks in the marriage’s armor, there is a chance that infidelity will happen. Just look at gossip in Hollywood from the past 90 years or so and you can see that this is true.
Keep in mind that the temptation can be from anywhere. It might be with some random person they meet at a hotel bar while filming a television show. It might be their costar in the movie they are filming. These kinds of dalliances happen often, and it usually ends up splashed across the Internet for everyone to see.
Never at Home
Actors, musicians, athletes, and other celebrities often have to spend a substantial amount of time away from home. Actors could be gone for months at a time when they are filming on location. A musician on tour could be gone for half the year with very little downtime.
All of that time away doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes, it can grow more distant. People might grow apart, or they might get to a point where they feel like they don’t see one another enough to warrant being married. When there are two celebrities with busy schedules, it can be even worse.
These are some of the reasons that celebrity divorces happen so often. You will find that a lot of them do have similarities to the same types of issues that everyone else faces. They just have to go through them on a larger stage with a spotlight pointed at them.