Hollywood marriages last longer than the average

holywood divorce

Who says that Hollywood marriages are always short? After looking over the celebrity divorces that were either filed or finalized in 2008 the average were calculated and compared to the American average. Divorcing celebrities stayed together longer than the national US average.

It’s easy to say that actors, sports stars, and musicians are vacuous, self-centered egotists who don’t value commitment and family. But in fact, last year’s divorces reveal that many didn’t consider marriage as disposable as Bic pens and maybe it’s time to rewrite this perception.

Statistically speaking, the median U.S. marriage ending in divorce lasted 7.8 years. The median length of marriage for the 40 celebrities FWW (www.firstwivesworld.com) reported on this year was more than 9 years.

Sure, comedian Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt held this year’s record for the shortest marriage, only 16 weeks and “Private Practice” star Kate Walsh and TV exec Andrew Young lasted 15 months.

But many of those who split were together for more than 20 years. Those couples include Morgan Freeman, 24 years, Hulk and Linda Hogan, 24 years, and Ronnie and Jo Wood, 23 years.

Couples who lasted longer than 10 years included Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose – 13 years;
Marg Helgenberger and Alan Rosenberg -19 years; Tea Leoni and David Duchovny – 11 years; and Robin and Marsha Williams – 19 years.

Here is the list of the break-ups we covered as well as a collection of the most interesting, touching, annoying, inspiring stories about the splits, the fits, the emotional pits and the couples who called it quits.

Celebrity Break-Ups

• Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt – 4 months (divorced)
• Jodie Sweetin and Cody Herpin – 1.3 years (separated)
• Kate Walsh and Alex Young – 1.5 years (separated)
• Pink and Corey Hunt – 2 years (separated)
• Tate Donovan and Corinne Kingsbury – 2 years (divorced)
• Star Jones and Al Reynolds – .3.5 years (divorced)
• Anna Faris and Benjamin Indra – 4 years (divorced)
• Donnie Wahlberg and Kim Fey – 4 year (divorced)
• Heather Mills and Paul McCartney – 4 years (divorced)
• Swizz Beatz and Mashonda – 4 years (separated)
• Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler – 4 years (divorced)
• Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez – 5 years (divorced)
• Debbie Matenopoulos and Jay Faires – 5 years (separated)
• Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon – 5 years (separated)
• Anne Heche and Coley Lafoon – 6 years (divorced)
• Terence Stamp and Elizabeth O’Rourke – 6 years (divorced)
• Madonna and Guy Ritchie – 8 years (divorced)
• Emily and Charlie Robison – 9 years (divorced)
• Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey – 9 years (divorced)
• Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe – 9 years (divorced)
• Wayne Brady and Mandie Taketa – 9 years (divorced)
• Brendan and Afton Fraser – 10 years (divorced)
• Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook — 10 years (divorced)
• Dwayne and Dany Johnson – 10 years (divorced)
• Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons – 10 years (separated)
• Bill and Jennifer Murray – 11 years (divorced)
• Téa Leoni and David Duchovny – 11 years (separated)
• Kiefer and Elizabeth Sutherland – 12 years (divorced)
• Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose – 13 years (separated)
• Johnny Knoxville and Melanie Lynn Cates – 13 years (divorced)
• Shania Twain and Robert Lange – 15 years (separated)
• John Cleese and Alyce Faye Eichelberger – 15 years (divorced)
• Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce – 16 years (divorced)
• George Lazenby and Pam Shriver – 16 years (divorced)
• Robin and Masha Williams – 19 years (divorced)
• Marg Helgenberger and Alan Rosenberg – 19 years (separated)
• Tracy and Sabina Morgan – 22 years (divorced)
• Ronnie and Jo Wood – 23 years (separated)
• Hulk and Linda Hogan – 24 years (divorced)
• Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee – 24 years (separated)

Source: huffingtonpost.com


~ by tallhorsewines on August 17, 2009.

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