Celebs’ quick engagements

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Russell Brand and Katy Perry

As far a superstar couples go, it’s hard to beat anyone like Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Kety is one of the biggest pop superstars in the world, while Russell has done everything from conquering the world of comedy to appear in Hollywood hits and even preach his personal views to the world. So what could go wrong? Unfortunately, when the pair met, Katy was already dating fellow singer Travie McCoy. It was the fireworks between Katy and Russell that saw them begin dating just one year later. They were engaged after three months and married after a further ten, but it all came to an end after only 14 months as a married couple. Now that’s a whirlwind romance.

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim

Although Nic is one of the most significant actors in Hollywood, it seems as though this superstar had enough of hanging out with fellow celebs. After two marriages to actress Patricia Arquette and star Lisa Marie Presley, could it be third time lucky for wife number three, waitress Alice Kim? The pair were engaged after two months of dating and went on to walk down the aisle later the same year. There might have been 20 years between them, but it seemed as though nothing could hold this couple back. That was until 2016 when Nicolas and Alice officially filed for divorce. Now, they focus on raising their son, Kal-El, together.

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

To say this pair had a rollercoaster relationship might be a tad of an understatement. Kris and Kim began dating at the end of 2010. Fast forward seven months and the reality star has a $2 million engagement ring on her finger. Over the next three months, the couple busied themselves planning the wedding of the century until they finally tied the knot. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to last as they called things off just two months into married life.

Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz

This actress and musician have always kept their private lives away from the prying eyes of the media, but it seemed as though they could hide their love no more back in 2014 after they were spotted holding hands around New York. After seven months of dating, and several engagement rumors, the pair announced they were going to tie the knot. The official ceremony was just one month later, and they have been together ever since. Perhaps fairytales can happen?

Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson

There’s having a quick engagement, and then there’s practically wearing your wedding dress to your first date. That’s right; Tommy and Pamela were engaged and married all within 96 hours of meeting each other! Although it seemed as though this whirlwind romance could be built to withstand the test of time, the couple were signing divorce papers the following year. They might have reconciled a few times, but this Tommy and Pamela haven’t been an official item since 1998.

Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts

Amazingly, actress Julia Roberts was once set to walk down the aisle with Kiefer Sutherland. However, she called off the whole day mere hours before the main event. It wasn’t long before she met and fell for Lyle Lovett while filming the comedy The Player. The couple were official for three weeks before they were married back in 1993. It’s even reported the pair planned the big day in two days. Unfortunately, after 21 months of marriage, they both went their separate ways.

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears

It seems as though being in the same line of work means there’s a good chance you might meet the partner of your dreams. At least, that’s what happened to pop princess Britney and backup dancer Kevin. They became official as soon as they met in 2004. It was Britney that proposed on a plane ride after one month together, but sadly she was rejected. That’s only so Kevin could pop the question himself. Although they walked down the aisle four months later, Britney and Kevin divorced after two years.

Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger

These celebs sure don’t hang around, and Kenny and Renee are no exception. The pair shared the news they had gotten engaged at a concert, but it wasn’t their secret relationship that got people talking. No, it was the fact the singer and actress said “I do” after nine days. As well as a quick engagement and marriage, this pair also had a speedy annulment as the marriage came to an end after a mere 128 days. Renee went on to add she felt as though the wedding was the “biggest mistake.”

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

Here we have another swift engagement from a member of the Kardashian klan, only this time it’s Khloe. The reality star and Lamar were first spotted in August 2009, and by September they had announced their engagement. As if that wasn’t enough, the couple married just five days later before Lamar had to jet back off for his basketball training. Although it was quick to start, their relationship was even quicker to finish as they were divorced by December 2013.

Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie


Before the days of Brangelina, there was Angelly. Although both actors were dating other people when they first met, they soon began a relationship. Not content there, Billy Bob and Angelina walked down the aisle after two months together at a Las Vegas ceremony. During their marriage, the pair were spotted wearing vials of each other’s blood, and Angelina even got a Billy Bob tattoo, but it wasn’t to last. The couple officially filed for divorce after three years together.

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez

These superstars had known each other for years and even married other people before they started dating in 2003. J-Lo was all set to tie the knot with Ben Affleck when she called it quits hours before being set to say “I do.” It seems as though this star had a distraction as just four months later she tied the knot with Marc Anthony. There is a good reason their engagement had to be a secret: Marc was still in the process of divorcing Dayanara Torres.

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne

It’s not just actors that know how to take things quickly; singers do, too. Chavril became official in July 2012. The pair had been recording music together for a few months which gave them a perfect chance to grow close. However, that wasn’t enough for the stars who got engaged after one month together. Although Chad and Avril got married at a romantic French ceremony, the marriage only lasted three years before they divorced. Thankfully, they have remained close and still record music together today.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin


George Clooney has been the man of many people’s dreams for years. Unfortunately, they will all have to wait as he is now caught up in the ride of life with Amal Alamuddin, the actor admits he fell for Amal as soon as they met, and put a ring on her finger after six months of knowing each other. George had it all planned out, but sadly his proposal didn’t go to plan. It seems as though none of that mattered to Amal as the pair wed in the following months and now share twins.

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

In true celeb style, this couple married on Mariah’s private Bahamian island… After six weeks together! Amazingly, Mariah and Nick went on to have two children as well as renewing their wedding vows every single year. That was until 2016 when the pair filed for divorce. It seems as though this couple could only cope with one year of marriage for every week they knew each other, but have remained close for the sake of their children.

Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed

Sometimes looks can be deceiving, which might have been the case with Paul and Nikki’s relationship. The two became an official couple back in April 2011 before Paul popped the question two months later. The actress was quick to shoot down any criticism by stating the pair were utterly in love. The couple tied the knot in October 2011, but it seems as though it wasn’t meant to last after all. Despite the loved-up posts on social media, the couple divorced in March 2014.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

It seemed as though no one had ever been as in love as Tom Cruise when he announced his feelings for Katie Holmes of the talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. Thus, Tomkat was born. The two stars were together for two months when Tom decided he could wait no longer. He popped the question on a trip to Paris while the pair were at the Eiffel Tower. Tom and Katie wed in the next few months but sadly divorced after six years in 2012.

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

It seems as though keeping up with the Kardashians is a career in itself, especially when it comes to their quick engagements. Rob and Blac Chyna had everyone fooled in February 2016 with a prank engagement photo. That was until Rob chose a suitable seven-carat ring to concrete their ten-week relationship in April 2016. The couple went on to share a daughter, Dream, but sadly never made it to the altar. Apparently, the split was after alleged cheating rumors.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara on Christmas Eve 2014 in Hawaii. He said that he got down on one knee and popped the question in Spanish, indoors instead of on the beach, to avoid paparazzi. This was after only six months of dating, and following a first date in which Vergara gave Manganiello all of the reasons that the relationship wouldn’t work. She was wrong, apparently, and this adorable couple are still going strong, giving us all #couplegoals to which to aspire.

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth

According to actor Chris Hemsworth, he and wife, actress and model Elsa Pataky did not plan to get married quickly, but it felt right so they went for it anyway. They met in early 2010 and got married at the end of the year, during a family vacation in Indonesia. The stunning couple has three children together and despite rumors in magazines (which they jokingly refuted on social media), seem to be happier than ever together.

Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid

Record breaking swimmer Ryan Lochte is as famous for stirring up controversy at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as he is for his gold medal strokes. His wife, Playboy playmate Kayla Rae Reid, came to cheer him on in Rio and stood by him through his 10 month swimming ban. The pair got engaged only nine months after they began their relationship on a romantic helicopter ride in Malibu. It seems to be working out – they got married in January 2018 and have a son together.

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder

When two people adopt a horse and a kitten together, you know they’re serious, right? So it came as no surprise that actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder got engaged just six months after they started dating. According to people close to the couple, they had been friends for years before they finally took their relationship to the next level in 2015. They tied the knot just four months after the engagement and now have a daughter together.

Naya Rivera and Big Sean

In this day and age, where social media is one of the main social gathering places, it should come as no surprise when people meet their significant others on the internet. Glee star Naya Rivera and rapper Big Sean did just that, meeting on Twitter, and confirming their relationship in April 2013. Just six months later, the pair announced their engagement. Unfortunately, however, it wasn’t meant to last, and the couple called off the wedding several months later.

Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey

Just three months after Naya Rivera and Big Sean called it quits, Rivera went ahead and had a wedding anyway, but with longtime friend Ryan Dorsey instead! The couple didn’t waste any time, tying the knot on the date that had been set for Rivera and Big Sean’s wedding. The marriage was a surprise, even to the pair’s closest friends. Sadly, they couldn’t make it work and finalized their divorce in 2018, sharing custody of their two-year-old son.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

After a number of high profile relationships, actress Reese Witherspoon fell for someone who works behind the scenes: Hollywood agent Jim Toth. They dated for less than a year before he popped the question, and got married in a rustic ceremony just a few months later. Toth reportedly bonded with Witherspoon’s two children from her previous relationship with Ryan Phillipe, and unlike some of the other quick engagements we’ve seen, this marriage is still going strong.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

This is one of the cutest love stories we have ever heard. Actress Carey Mulligan and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford were pen pals as children, after meeting at a summer camp. Apparently they lost touch, and both dated other people, before finally finding each other again in 2011, when Carey attended a Mumford & Sons concert. They were later seen looking cozy together and they truly must have been, because five months later, they were engaged. They are still together, and have two children.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

Actors Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman were friends for years before they realized that they felt something more for each other. Once they started dating, they were quick to decide to tie the knot, getting engaged after less than a year. Kopelman proposed to Barrymore in the winter of 2011 and they got married in a backyard ceremony in June 2012. Sadly, after four years together, during which they had two daughters, they decided to call it quits, divorcing in 2016.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross

After just seven months of dating, singer Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross announced that they were engaged, on social media, of course. The two were friends for around 10 years before they decided they wanted something more. They had a bunch of mutual friends and reportedly went clubbing together before they became an item. Simpson has a son from her previous (and very publicized) marriage to rocker Pete Wentz, and she and Ross had a little girl shortly after they were wed.

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Just like her younger sister, singer Jessica Simpson was quick to take the leap once she knew she had what she wanted. Simpson had been through a number of tough and high profile break ups before she met retired NFL player Eric Johnson. They met through friends in May 2010 and got engaged in November of that same year, one month after Johnson’s divorce from his previous wife was finalized. The happy couple had two children together before they finally got married in July 2014.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer

A few months after relationship rumors started circulating, comedian Amy Schumer and chef Chris Fischer not only got engaged, but also got married. Fischer is the brother of Schumer’s personal assistant, and the two were friends for six months before things heated up. In November of 2017, gossip magazines started to hint that they were an item and then in February the next year, Fischer reportedly woke Schumer up with an engagement ring. She said yes, of course, and the two tied the knot just a few days later.

Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham

Floral designer Jeff Leatham’s elaborate proposal to actor Colton Haynes included candles, fireworks, and a personalized video message from Cher, just one month after going public with their relationship. It was later revealed that the Arrow actor proposed right back, and they both showed off their sparkly engagement rings. They went on to have an extravagant ceremony, officiated by none other than Kris Jenner, less than a year later, but unfortunately the whirlwind romance was too good to be true and the couple split six months later.

Claire Holt and Andrew Joblon

Vampire Diaries actress Claire Holt and real estate exec Andrew Joblon announced their engagement on social media just seven months after Holt’s divorce from her previous husband was finalized. Holt and Joblon went public with their budding love in July of 2017, and he popped the question five months later, in December. They may be taking things fast, but their relationship does look picture perfect from Holt’s beautiful couple vacation photos that she posted on Instagram.

Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard

Not only did model Emily Ratajkowski and actor/producer Sebastian Bear-McClard get engaged just a few weeks after they started dating, they got married in secret at New York City Hall before anyone even knew they were betrothed. The pair had been friends for a long time, but it was still a surprise when they revealed that they were married. And get this – Ratajkowski said that Bear-McClard proposed shortly before the wedding at a restaurant, and since he didn’t have a ring on hand, he used a paperclip.

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

Not long ago we got to hear all about the rollercoaster relationship that is Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande. Ariana had been dating fellow singer Mac Miller in the months before it was announced she was officially seeing the comedian. Just two short weeks after it was revealed they were in a relationship, the world learned the couple are set to get married. However, people close to the pair have announced they are in no rush to walk down the aisle.

Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco

This couple were introduced by mutual friends, and it seemed as though it was a match made it heaven. At least, that’s what it looked like from the outside. Ryan popped the question back in 2013 after they had been dating for three months. The couple later walked down the aisle in December the same year, but sadly it wasn’t to last. After two years, Kaley filed for divorce. Shortly after their split, the actress announced she was dating her now-husband, Karl Cook.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

It seems as though the youngsters of Hollywood have been quick to jump on the trend of whirlwind relationships. However, we perhaps have to cut Justin and Hailey some slack. After all, they had already dated back in 2015. The pair have known each other for many years but became official on June 13, 2018. Hailey had a ring on her finger less than one month later. Justin is yet to walk his bride down the aisle. Could their’s be the next celeb wedding we get to read all about?

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Here’s another super quick blooming relationship that took us all by surprise in the best of ways. Nick Jonas, former Disney channel star and member of the music group The Jonas Brothers, proposed marriage to Priyanka Chopra, his girlfriend of only two months. What made the occasion even more beautiful was that he did it on her 36th birthday, and it goes without saying that she was overwhelmed with positive emotion. Oh yeah, and she said yes.

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