Marriage is a beautiful union of two people but not everyone is fortunate enough to be blessed with a happily-ever-after in spite of good intentions.
We present to you the five short-lived celebrity marriages that made headlines:
1. Aisam-ul-Haq and Faha Makhdoom — divorced after eight months:
Our most-loved tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq married clinical psychologist Faha Makhdum in 2011 in an elaborate wedding ceremony. The two looked adorable together, and no one could’ve guessed their marriage would end in divorce.
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But it did. Shortly after the marriage, rumours began circulating that the two were planning to separate. Although the couple and their families denied it initially, eight months later the inevitable happened. Both sides refused to comment on the matter and didn’t divulge into details.
It was one of the most shocking celebrity divorces and many were left heartbroken after hearing the news.
2. Annie Khalid and Malik Noureed Awan — divorced after a few months:
Annie’s first marriage looked promising. The singer got married to Dubai-based businessman Malik Noureed Awan and seemed happy and in love. Unfortunately, bad news followed as within six months of their marriage Annie fled to London claiming she was domestically abused by her husband.
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According to Malik, the pop singer ran away with Rs10 million in cash and Rs40 million worth of jewelery from the couple’s home in Dubai. Annie denied all such claims saying she ran away in order to save her life.
Things took an ugly turn when Malik turned to social media to humiliate the singer:
3. Imran Khan and Reham Khan — divorced after 10 months:
It took one tweet and bhabi was bhabi no more. In a sad turn of events, PTI chairman Imran Khan and his wife of 10-months Reham Khan officially called it quits.
We have decided to part ways and file for divorce.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) October 30, 2015
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The couple got married in January 2015 in a simple ceremony at Imran’s Islamabad home. It was their second marriage.
According to a PTI representative, the couple decided to divorce with mutual consent. Imran’s supporters were devastated:
@ImranKhanPTI soo sooo sooo sadd…our national bhabiiiiii
— shah nawa (@nawazhumjana) October 30, 2015
4. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries – divorced after two-and-a-half months:
The reality TV star and NBA basketball player said ‘I do’ in an elaborate and over-the-top wedding, It was a grand and star-studded event, one which everyone thought be be remembered for times to come.
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But if there’s one thing the world knows about the Kardashians, it’s that there’s always drama. After just 72 days of marriage, Kim filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”. Humphries was devastated when he heard the news. Kim claimed she rushed into the marriage “for love” and “got caught up with the hoopla”.
5. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander – divorced after 55 hours
Probably the shortest celeb marriage in history, Britney got married to her childhood friend Jason Alexander in Vegas.
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However, their happily-ever-after moment lasted a total of two days, after which the couple filed for divorce. The two claim that the spirit of Sin City led them to the aisle.