10 Shortest Marriages in Sports

Zack PumerantzAnalyst IIIAugust 21, 2012

10 Shortest Marriages in Sports

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    If we've learned anything from socialite Kim Kardashian and reality star Evelyn Lozada, it's that love in sports is as permanent as a groupie's lipstick on a Friday night.

    But the lacking success rate has yet to stop athletes from taking the plunge. Rarely do they last, yet sports marriages continue to absorb the press and clog the tabloids.

    Is the new Ocho-Zada divorce the shortest one at a respectable 41 days? Let's see how the others rank up.

    Time to include "for now" with the traditional "I dos."

10. Chuck Finley and Tawny Kitaen

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    Length: Five years

    With high-heeled shoes the weapon of choice, Tawny Kitaen reportedly beat pitching husband Chuck Finley. And he wasn't ready to put up with such behavior for long.

    The former Whitesnake video vixen was among the craziest to approach the WAG scene.

9. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

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    Length: Five years

    This is a stale tale of adultery written by former quintessential role model, Tiger Woods.

    It's taken him time to recover from the 121 and counting, and with $100 million in the divorce settlement, Nordegren gets the last laugh. 

8. Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields

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    Length: 10 days short of two years

    Because of Agassi's "desperate bid to find happiness during an emotional meltdown," he and renowned model Brooke Shields tied the knot when they likely never had the X-Factor.

    Steffi Graf learned the secret, beat Agassi in tennis.

7. Greg Norman and Chris Evert

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    Length: 15 months

    The first of our brief relationships doomed by jealousy. Word has it that Evert couldn't stifle her husband's high profile any longer.

    C'Mon man.

6. Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe

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    Length: One year

    Married in January of '54, the movie star and baseball legend never had a chance.

    Rumor has it that DiMaggio was, indeed, jealous of his famous wife. He must've always yearned for the opportunity to slip into a skirt and be filmed while wind blew it in the air.

5. Sergei Federov and Anna Kournikova

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    Length: About a year

    While kept very private, this short-lived marriage was no secret.

    Perhaps the 12-year age difference got to the NHL star and the tennis beauty. Or maybe Enrique Iglesias was waiting in the wings.

4. Mike Tyson and Robin Givens

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    Length: Eight months

    She described it as "torture, pure hell, worse than anything I could possibly imagine."

    Robin Givens may regret her brief mismatch with the heavyweight legend, but their marriage almost endured a full year. It deserves a round of applause.

3. Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

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    Length: 72 days

    We have no idea what happened here, in fact, it's clear this may have been a hoax from the start. But now, Kris Humphries seems ready to sue reality television as a whole as a result. Turning the tides.

    Humphries was once a nobody, now nobody can get rid of him.

2. Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada

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    Length: 41 days

    The news we've all been waiting for, Chadelyn is finished.

    We've yet to forgive Dolphins coach Joe Philbin for cutting our favorite gridiron comedian, but this marriage, nonetheless, seemed doomed from the start. 

    One might blame head-butting and whispers of cheating to be the main causes...think again.

    "Evelyn is all about fame and self-promotion, and once she realized that marriage [to Johnson] wasn’t working to help that—she was out," according to a source of the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Smells like Vanessa Bryant gold-digging in here.

1. Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra

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    Length: Nine days

    In November of 1998, Baywatch beauty, Carmen Electra married mercurial rebound champ, Dennis Rodman. Nine days later, she filed for an annulment, claiming Rodman was inebriated at the ceremony.

    They would soon be arrested for domestic abuse, showing how much they cared.