15 Celebrites Who Married People They Barely Knew

Talk about taking the plunge! This list contains information about celebrities who married people they barely knew, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and reality stars married people that they barely knew. Some of these celebrities’ marriages lasted for over a decade, while others quickly divorced. One famous actress got married only a few days after meeting a famous drummer.

Who is the most famous person who married someone they barely knew? tops our list. and Lyle Lovett eloped in June of 1993 after only dating for three weeks. The couple divorced in 1995. Muhammad Ali only knew his first wife, Sonji Roi, for one month before their shotgun wedding on August 14, 1964. The couple divorced on January 10, 1966.

Pamela Anderson married Tommy Lee on February 19, 1995, just four days after they met. They divorced in 1998, but they continued to date on-and-off until 2008. Khloé Kardashian married Lamar Odom on September 27, 2009, only one month after meeting him at a party. Kardashian filed for divorce on December 13, 2013.

Do you think that it is a bad idea to marry someone you barely know? These quickie weddings sure don’t let themselves to that happily ever after storyline we want from our biggest stars. Check out the stories of fast and furious celebrity love, and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett eloped in June of 1993 after only dating for three weeks. The couple divorced in 1995.

Nicolas Cage met Alice Kim in 2004; she was a waitress at the time. They got married just two months later, but ended up separating in June 2016.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline got married in September 2004, five months after they met. Spears filed for divorce in November 2006.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali only knew his first wife, Sonji Roi, for one month before they got married on August 14, 1964. The couple divorced on January 10, 1966.

Cameron Diaz and Good Charlotte musician Benji Madden began dating in May 2014, and got engaged just months later. They got married not long after, in January 2015.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes met in April 2005. They got engaged two months later, and tied the knot in November 2006. The couple divorced in 2012.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson married Tommy Lee on February 19, 1995, just four days after they met. They divorced in 1998, but they continued to date on-and-off until 2008.

Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi married model Agyness Deyn on June 16, 2012. They had a very short courtship, as Deyn stated that she was single just three months before their marriage, and Ribisi was in a relationship with musician Cat Power earlier that year.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey eloped with Nick Cannon on April 30, 2008, after only dating for one month.

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce married his second wife, Gretchen Hillmer, on the day that he met her. They remained married for over 16 years but divorced on April 9, 2007.

Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian married Lamar Odom on September 27, 2009, only one month after meeting him at a party. Kardashian filed for divorce on December 13, 2013.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger began dating in 2012, and got engaged about a month later. They got married in 2013, but ultimately split in 2015.

Kaley Cuoco went on a blind date with tennis player Ryan Sweeting in June 2013. The couple got engaged just three months later, and tied the knot in December 2013. But it didn’t last; they filed for divorce in September 2015, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed and American Idol contestant Paul McDonald met in March 2011. They got engaged a couple of months later, and were married in October of that same year. The couple ended things in 2014.

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