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10 Stars Who Were Teenage Brides (Plus One Bridegroom)

The average person doesn’t marry when they’re still a growing teenager, but it sure seems like a lot of celebrities have done just that. Then again, a lot of stars are not living average lives up to that point, since actors grow up pretty quickly in the spotlight. Here are some of the most famous youngsters whose wedding dates made them teenage brides, and one actor who was a teenage bridegroom. All but one of these young unions ended in divorce, so consider it a cautionary tale.

1. Olivia Wilde

When Olivia Wilde was just 19 she married Tao Ruspoli, who is the son of an Italian prince. They got married in a secret ceremony in a school bus, but the teenage fairy tale didn’t last and they divorced in 2011. These days she’s engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis and the couple have one child.

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2. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore was actually engaged three times before her teen years were over. The first engagement was to Leland Hayward when she was only 16, the second was to actor Jamie Walters, and the third was to a bartender named Jeremy Thomas who she actually married. That marriage didn’t last however, and was over after only two months. After a brief marriage to Tom Green, she is now happily wed to Will Kopelman and has two young daughters.

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3. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has been married a couple times, one of which took place way before the general public was Keeping Up With the Kardashians. When Kim was 19 she married music producer Damon Thomas, which lasted until he filed for divorce three years later. She later married basketball player Kris Humphries for all of 72 days, and now is expecting her second child with third husband Kanye West.

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4. Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin started acting professionally at the age of four, so it sorts of makes sense that he would be on the fast track in other ways. The child star was only 17 when he married fellow actress Rachel Miner, who was also 17 at the time. No big surprise, the young love didn’t last. The two separated in 2000 and divorced in 2002 after a two year marriage.

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5. Demi Moore

Demi Moore first married when she was only 17 years old, to a 30 year-old singer-songwriter named Freddy Moore. Yep that’s right…Moore is her first married name. Demi was born Demi Gene Guynes. The marriage lasted five years. Subsequent marriages to actors Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher fizzled after a few years, too.

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6. LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn married her backup dancer Dean Sheremet at the height of her career when she was only 19 back in 2002. They stayed together until 2010, and shortly thereafter she went public with her relationship with actor Eddie Cibrian, who she’s now been married to since 2011.

Country Singing Star Leann Rimes
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7. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe first married James Dougherty when she was only 16. James claimed that the two were in love, but other suspect the marriage was arranged to keep Marilyn out of foster care when her mother was battling some mental health issues. Either way it didn’t last, and she of course went on to higher profile relationships with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.

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8. Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles got married when she was 17 to her 19 year-old high school boyfriend. The marriage didn’t last but the two did have a child together. These days she’s married to video director Alan Ferguson.

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9. Mila Jovovich

Mila Jovovich got married at the age of 16 to 21 year-old Shawn Andrews with whom she starred in the movie Dazed and Confused. The marriage was annulled shortly after, and now she’s hitched to her Resident Evil director Paul W. S. Anderson.

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10. Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith started dating Don Johnson when she was a fresh-faced 14 year old and he was 22. Don was starring in a film alongside Melanie’s mother, Tippi Hedren, at the time. Their first marriage only lasted six months, but then years later they got back together, getting remarried and having their daughter, 50 Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson. Alas, marriage number two didn’t last either. The couple separated again in 1994.

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11. Bo Derek

Bo and John Derek have an interesting story. Not only did the two get together when Bo was still a teenager, but John was thirty years older than her. Bucking the trend, these two actually stayed together until the end. Bo was 16 when the two met, which prompted John to divorce his wife at the time, Linda Evans, and then they moved to Germany to get around the statutory rape laws in the U.S. They returned and married once she turned 18, and were together until John passed away in 1998. She has been in a relationship with actor John Corbett since 2002.

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