The latest celebrity engagement – Miley Cyrus (19) and Liam Hemsworth (22) has got us all talking about young love. Can teenagers make it down the aisle AND make it last? It seems that in celebville the chances of success are pretty low…
Newlywed (for the third time – Drew married again this month) Drew Barrymore was just 19 when she met and married her first husband Jeremy Thomas, who she had only known for six weeks. Their marriage lasted little longer, and after two months they went they separate ways.
LeAnn Rimes also married at 19, to Dean Sheremet who was just 21 and a dancer who she had performed on stage with. This couple faired much better, lasting as they did a whole seven years before she appeared to stray into the arms of her current husband Eddie Cibrian.
Kate Hudson (21) married Chris Robinson is a whirlwind wedding. They somehow managed to stick it out for seven whole years.
And what about Demi Moore, who was 18 when she married Freddy Moore (30)? They parted four years later, but she kept a little part of him in her name. Sweet! Perhaps at some point there will be a reconciliation of the type that Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson had. First married when they were 18 and 31 respectively, the couple lasted just six months but decided to give it another go at ages 24 and 37 and managed six years on the second attempt. Of course Melanie has now been with subsequent squeeze Antonio Banderas for some 16 years.
Then there’s the incorrigible Kim Kardashian who was 20 when she eloped to Vegas (of all places) to marry Damon Thomas. Things got messy and the couple divorced four years later. We’re surprised it lasted that long…
Closer to home Katy Perry was just 25 when she married Russell Brand. Ahem.
Angelina Jolie married Jonny Lee Miller in 1996 when she was 21. It was a weird one from the start and the couple separated in September 1997. At the time, she said: “I think he’s the greatest husband a girl could ask for. I’ll always love him, we were simply too young…” Brad must be thrilled to read this.
Have you got a story to tell about childhood sweethearts who are still blissfully married? Let us know in the comments!