Getting engaged after a mere few months of dating might sound like an insane idea to most people, but it's quite the trend in Hollywood. From Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance to Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's rush to the altar, it's almost as if Cupid has been working overtime with celebrities lately. However, these famous pairs are just of few of several who were eager to put a ring on it. And unfortunately, many of them didn't have the luxury of enjoying their quick-fire engagements without the extra publicity and unwarranted opinions.
While some fans assumed that they were just publicity stunts, others suggested that these relationships were doomed from the beginning. Some have even gone as far as publishing controversial think-pieces about why certain celebrity relationships are supposedly fake. But regardless of all the extra spotlight and drama, a few of these pairs managed to prove the cynics wrong by staying strong for several years. See which famous couples were eager to walk down the aisle.
The American Idol judge met Russell in 2009, while she was filming a cameo in his film Get Him to the Greek. Their smooch never made the cut, but it did spark a whirlwind romance. The two officially started dating that year and only two months later, while they were vacationing in Rajasthan, India, they got engaged. They got married about a year after, but the marriage sadly only lasted for 14 months. According to Katy, it was because of conflicting schedules and Russell's desire to have kids early. Meanwhile, Russell claimed that it was because of her success and lack of engagement in activism.
We're pretty sure that these two hold the Guinness World Record for Quickest Engagement Ever. Pamela and Tommy only knew each other for about 96 hours before they walked down the aisle to exchange vows. They wed on a beach in Cancun, Mexico in 1995. And apparently, Pamela's own mom found out about it from People magazine. She never even heard of Tommy and she mentioned that it was "heartbreaking and shocking." Not cool, Pamela... Not a huge surprise that these two didn't last.
Kaley once shared that she met Ryan on a blind date and that after they hit it off, he moved in with her the very next day (we kid you not). She said: "It all did move quite fast on paper, but we really did know... I know you're all thinking, 'She's nuts!' I swear I'm not nuts! We were throwing a New Year's Eve party anyway, and I was like, 'Let's throw a ceremony in the party and not tell anybody.'" So three months after their first date, the two decided to tied the knot. But unfortunately, their marriage only lasted for two years. Kaley is now married to equestrian Karl Cook.
The adorable couple started dating in May of 2018 and since then, they were spotted together on multiple dates. It didn't take Nick very long to figure out that the Quantico actress was the one because on her birthday (in July), he proposed to her. After celebrating their engagement in Mumbai, the pair got married in December at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
A fun fact worth noting, though, is that Priyanka wasn't that into Nick at first. She said: "I’ve known him for two years. I didn’t think that this is what it [would’ve] turned out to be, and that’s maybe that’s my fault, I judged a book by its cover. When I actually started dating Nick, he surprised me so much."
The couple got engaged just seven weeks after they first met. In June 2005, Tom went above and beyond by proposing to Katie at the Eiffel Tower. They got married the following year and also had their daughter, Suri. But after five and a half years together, they divorced. Katie later shared that she actually feared Tom could abduct their child and was worried about the Church of Scientology's history of intimidation. Yikes...
Only a week after getting divorced from her ex-husband, Marty Caffrey, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star announced her engagement to Olivier Maier, her new boyfriend of just a few weeks. This marks her 21st engagement, as well as her forth marriage. The lovebirds got married almost immediately after they got engaged. Danielle shared: "I’m madly in love. I’m feeling elated and excited for the next stage of my life. I’m going to marry the man of my possible dreams and hopefully I’ll spend the rest of my life in bliss."
This former couple first met while they were working on Pushing Tin, though they didn't immediately pursue one another because they were seeing other people at the time. Still, a few weeks later, the pair started dating. After just two months of courtship, the two said: "I do." But after three years of marriage, they called it quits. Billy explained: "We just had different lifestyles. Hers is a global lifestyle and mine is an agoraphobic lifestyle... that’s the only reason we’re probably not still together, maybe. There was a different path in life we wanted to take."
After finally succeeding at wooing Mariah (and getting to co-direct her music video for "Bye Bye"), Nick and the songstress officially started dating in 2008. Just six weeks later, they had a surprise wedding ceremony at Mariah's private estate in The Bahamas. They went on to renew their vows for every single year they stayed married, but that tradition came to an end after six years of marriage. After birthing two beautiful twins (Monroe and Moroccan), the couple sadly filed for divorce in 2014, but remain good friends and stellar co-parents.
Cheryl got married to the French restaurateur after they dated for just three months, but the marriage only lasted for about two years. After their separation, Jean-Bernard opened up about how constantly being in the spotlight took its toll. He shared: "I married someone who was famous. I was thrust into this mad world – I didn't like it. There was really awful things said about me, about my family, but I feel like I survived it. And I'm here, surviving, doing my thing."
Julia first crossed paths with the singer on the set of the film The Player. They dated for just three weeks but their connection was so strong that they decided to elope. They got married in Marion, Indiana in 1993, but it didn't stay that way for long. In 1995, less than two years later, the couple divorced due to their demanding careers. On a brighter note, though, they stayed friends.
Nicolas first met his third wife, Alice Kim, while she served him as a waitress at a Los Angeles restaurant. They immediately hit it off and dated for just two months before they decided to tie the knot. They got married at a ranch in California in July, 2004 and in the following year, Alice gave birth to their son, Kal-El (yes, as in Superman's Kryptonian name). The couple went strong for a solid 11 years until they unfortunately separated in 2016 amid rumors she cheated.
Avril started dating Nickelback's lead vocalist in 2012 when they were working together on music for Avril's self-titled fifth album. After one month of dating, Chad proposed with a 14-carat diamond ring and Avril said "yes." About a year after the couple got engaged, they wed at the Château de La Napoule, a fancy medieval castle in France. Unfortunately for #Chavril fans, the Canadian duo split up after just two years of marriage.
Shortly after Naya's split from rapper Big Sean, the Glee star started dating her ex, Ryan Dorsey, again. Three months later (and on the same day that Naya was planning to marry Big Sean, coincidentally), the couple had a secret wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They also had a son soon after, but as for their relationship, it didn't last. Naya first filed for divorce in 2016 after two years together, but she called it off. Two months after this, however, she had another change of heart and decided to go through with the divorce in 2017. In 2018, Naya was arrested for domestic battery after allegedly beating her estranged husband while they were talking their child on a walk together.
When Pete told Ariana that he'd be willing to marry her the very next day after they met, we're guessing the last thing he expected was for her to call his bluff. The comedian and the "Thank U, Next" singer promptly started dating in May 2018 while both of them were fresh off of other breakups. About a month later, Pete announced that they were indeed engaged and Ari was spotted wearing a massive ring. Few months after they shared the big news, the couple ended their relationship and called off the engagement after they had a few breakups and makeups throughout the fall. Pete was soon after spotted making out with Kate Beckinsale. As for Ari, the singer claims she might never date anyone ever again.
The pop star and her backup dancer started dating in April of 2004, but they wasted no time in exchanging vows. When June came around, Britney proposed to Kevin and they got engaged (although he initially declined). Fast-forward to September and the pair is not only married, but they also have a reality series called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic, which chronicled their relationship through self-shot home videos. In 2005, they had their first son (Sean Preston) and in 2006, their second child, Jayden James, was born. In that same year, however, Britney filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences, ending their two-year marriage.
The model started dating Rob (aka her ex-boyfriend's sister's brother) in 2016. The two were so smitten that they got engaged after just four months of dating. On top of that, the two had a daughter, Dream Kardashian, in the same year even though the rest of the Kardashians weren't certain the pairing would last. They were right. Not too long after their baby girl was born, Rob announced that he and Blac Chyna were calling it quits. They reconciled, but the reunion was short-lived because they split up again — this time for good — in 2017.
You'd be surprised to know that this actually wasn't love at first sight. When Khloé first met Lamar in 2009, she wasn't that impressed. She said: "The first time I met Lamar, I wasn't that down for him. It was typical — I was in a nightclub, he was a basketball player ... I wasn't down for that whole... thing." Still, his smile and personality won her over once she got to know him a bit better, and so just three weeks after their first meeting, they got engaged. About a week after that, they officially tied the knot - and it was all documented on season four of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Unfortunately, they split after four years and we all probably know how that played out.
Yes, technically they were dating on and off since 2016, BUT, the two *officially* rekindled their flame in 2018 soon after he broke up with Selena Gomez for the bajillionth time. Just two months after that, the couple got engaged. And by November of the same year, Justin and Hailey were married at a New York City courthouse. To confirm the news, Bieber proudly gushed that his wife was "awesome" while Hailey wrote: "Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with!" D'awwww.