Where TV's Kim Kardashian ranks among quick celeb splits
Wrong! As a matter of fact, Miss K's marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries — which, in one of the least surprising news stories of the year, began its slow journey to Splitsville on Monday — doesn't even crack the Top 10 of shortest celeb pairings. To be a champion in this category, you have to be fast. We're talking major speed. Seriously, folks, your marriage has to last about as long as a "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" marathon on E!. (Let it be noted: All eight of Elizabeth Taylor's storied marriages lasted longer than Kardashian's. So did Mickey Rooney's. People just did things differently back then.)
Among the hall of famers in connubial quickies:
Comedy star Eddie Murphy and Babyface's ex Tracey Edmonds: 15 days (although they later claimed the wedding was never official).
"Saved by the Bell" star Mario Lopez and Doritos girl Ali Landry: 13 days.
Tattooed basketball star Dennis Rodman and 1990s relic Carmen Electra: Nine days.
Eternal show woman Cher and naughty bluesman Gregg Allman: Nine days.
"Blue Velvet" star Dennis Hopper and ex-Mamas and the Papas singer Michelle Phillips: Eight days.
Tortured pop tart Britney Spears and childhood pal Jason Alexander: Three days.
And the prize goes to ...
1980s hot mess Robin Givens and tennis pro Svetozar Marinkovic: Seven minutes! (That's how long Marinkovic said it lasted until they officially separated).
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— Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Kim Kardashian was married only a short time — but many celebrity marriages have been shorter. Credit: Jumana El Heloueh / Reuters.