Brutally Short Marriages In Rock History
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Rock and roll may be about the music, but when it comes to the personal lives of rock stars, things can get as wild as a guitar solo. Here’s a closer look at some of the most brutally short marriages in rock history, where the flame of love burned out faster than a power chord.
Paul Simon + Carrie Fisher (12 Months)
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, one half of the iconic duo Simon & Garfunkel, tied the knot with the late actress Carrie Fisher in August 1983. Their marriage lasted approximately one year, concluding in July 1984. Interestingly, they dated both before and after their marriage, adding a unique twist to their romantic saga.
Axl Rose + Erin Everly (9 Months)
Axl Rose, the charismatic frontman of Guns N’ Roses, embarked on a tumultuous journey with Erin Everly, daughter of Don Everly. Their courtship led to marriage in April 1990, but the turbulent relationship resulted in an annulment by January 1991. Notably, Everly had left Rose in November 1990, a month after experiencing a miscarriage.
Kid Rock + Pamela Anderson (4 Months)
The bad boy of rock, Kid Rock, and iconic actress Pamela Anderson entered marital bliss in July 2006, but the honeymoon didn’t last long. Four months later, in November 2006, Anderson filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The split garnered significant media attention, with both parties engaging in legal battles.
Jerry Lee Lewis + Shawn Stephens (3Months)
Legendary rock ‘n’ roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis was no stranger to quick marriages, and his union with Shawn Stephens in 1983 is a notable example. Lasting a mere 77 days, the marriage concluded with Stephens’ untimely death at the age of 26. Lewis had a history of eventful marriages, including his fourth wife’s tragic swimming pool accident during their divorce proceedings.
Sinead O’Connor + Barry Herridge (16 Days)
The late singer Sinéad O’Connor’s marriage to therapist Barry Herridge became the talk of the town due to its incredibly brief duration of 16 days. O’Connor shared on her website that certain individuals in Herridge’s life and a wild adventure seeking marijuana for her wedding night contributed to the marriage’s quick demise.
Cher + Greg Allman (9 Days)
In a whirlwind turn of events, singer Cher and Allman Brothers Band’s Greg Allman tied the knot just three days after Cher’s divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975. However, a mere nine days later, Cher filed for divorce. Substance abuse issues, particularly Allman’s struggles with heroin and alcohol, played a significant role in the dissolution of their marriage.
Michelle Phillips + Dennis Hopper (8 Days)
Michelle Phillips, known for her role in The Mamas & the Papas, and acclaimed actor-director Dennis Hopper, embarked on a lightning-fast romance. They exchanged vows on October 31, 1970, only for Phillips to file for divorce eight days later. Their intense relationship was fueled during the production of Hopper’s film “The Last Movie.”