In lieu of Bieb’s quick AF engagement to model Hailey Baldwin, we look at the 11 quickest celeb engagements through history…
From 4 days to several months, I divulge some of the most fast paced celeb engagements known to have stirred the interwebs that I’m sure made us just as confused and shocked as we were about Bieber’s engagement.
Starting it off with a bang we have… *drumroll please*
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
You know we can’t make a list about short celeb engagements without mentioning Kim K’s 2011 engagement to professional basketball player, Kris Humphries, which lasted a whole 90 days, with the two having known each other for only a year and dating for only 7 months (the marriage itself was an even shorter amount of time, coming to a total of 72 days before the couple were saying, I do want to get a divorce)
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
7 months after dating actress Cameron Diaz, rock band singer Benji Madden popped the question in December of 2014. However, if you thought that 7 months was super quick then you’ll be shocked to know that the engagement itself was even shorter. I’m talking 17 days… On January 5th 2015 the couple were said to be walking to the altar.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
In 2014, self proclaimed bachelor, actor George Clooney proposed to international human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, with the pair only dating for 6 months prior to the engagement, however, they originally met back in July of 2013 at Clooney’s home through a mutual friend. Awww, wasn’t it just meant to be! ‘Twas a real love story waiting to happen… And it did!
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
After a whole 6 months of dating, actor Joe Manganiello (can anyone else not pronounce his surname, or is it just me?) got down on one knee to ask for actress Sofia Vergara’s hand in marriage while they were vacationing in Hawaii in 2014 – on Christmas Day of 2014 actually. Talk about cliché romantic!
Robert Kardashian and Blac Chyna
After just 4 months of dating, Rob Kardashian thought it was about time he put a ring on Chyna’s finger, and so that he did in April of 2016. The pair made their engagement official with a sweet Insta post showing off the ring bling, which btw was huge!
Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Rapper, Big Sean popped the big question to actress Naya Rivera after a few months of dating in October of 2013. Their relationship however, didn’t actually last as the couple split in 2014.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
In 2010, a public confirmation came from both Katy Perry and Russell Brand regarding their relationship, announcing that they were in fact a couple. Just 2 months later came another confirmation, only this time it was to announce that they were engaged.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
7 weeks after the relationship began between Tom and Katie, the actor and actress got engaged. Prior to the pair coupling up, Cruise actually professed his love for Holmes while on Oprah Winfrey’s show where he did so by jumping up on the couch. Talk about a grand gesture!
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
Another recent example of short celeb engagements can be seen in Ariana and Pete’s relationship. The engagement is said to have occurred less than a month after the couple started to date, with matching tattoos in between. With circulation of the new couple on social media occurring 2 weeks prior to the announcement that they were in fact engaged.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe and Lamar have set the bar high with their engagement being less than a week long. In 2009, Lamar asked for Khloe’s hand in marriage and just a few days later the two read out their nuptials in front of friends and family in Los Angeles (note* they had only been dating for 1 month before they decided to take the next step and got engaged)
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
With only having known each other for a mere 96 hours (if you aren’t great at maths like me, that’s 4 days). I think it’s fair to say that Pamela and Tommy hold the record for quickest celeb engagement ever! They walked down the aisle very soon after.
Words by Michaela Thornton