10 Child Stars Who Got Married Before They Could Even Drink

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10 Child Stars Who Got Married Before They Could Even Drink

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Most of the world sees children aged between 13 to 18 as teenagers.

And when most of us think of teenagers, we still think of kids. They're at the awkward transition of becoming an adult, but in no way would we consider them one.

Every now and then you hear about teens getting pregnant, but you'll rarely hear about them getting married.

However, In many American states it's legal to get married before the age of 18, and some child stars took advantage of that. Unfortunately, that teenage dream didn't last for long.

Here are 10 child stars who got married way too young.

1. Macaulay Culkin

Culkin and Rachel Miner tied the knot in 1998 when they were both 18 years old.

These two child stars separated in 2000 and divorced two years after that.

2. Demi Moore

Demi Guynes, now famously known as Demi Moore, married 29-year-old musician Freddy Moore in 1980 when she was just 18 years old.

They divorced five years later, but Demi never changed her last name.

3. Marilyn Monroe

If you're a hardcore Marilyn Monroe fan, you know that she had a rough upbringing.

When she turned 16 years old, she married her family friend, James Doughtery, to avoid being sent to another orphanage.

They were married for almost five years.

"I never knew Marilyn Monroe, and I don't claim to have any insights to her to this day," Doughtery told United Press International in 1990. "I knew and loved Norma Jean."

(Norma Jean was Monroe's given name).

4. Drew Barrymore  

This child star has always been quite the rebel.

She got engaged at the age of 16 to Leland Hayward, but they broke up before they had the chance to say their "I dos."

Then in 1994, a month after her 19th birthday, Drew married 31-year-old LA bar owner Jeremy Thomas.

So, she almost got married at 18! We'll never know if she did that on purpose.

She filed for divorce less than two months later, and it took her more than five years to tie the knot again.

5. Courtney Stodden

The American reality show contestant can definitely be classified as a child bride when she married 51-year-old Dough Hutchison in 2011.

Stodden was only 16 years old at the time.

The couple are well-known for their marital troubles, and in March 2018, Stodden reportedly filed for divorce.

6. Cher

The Believe singer married 29-year-old Sonny Bono when she was only 18 years old.

They tied the knot in 1964, had one child six years later, and divorced in 1975.

Soon after their divorce, Cher fell in love with singer-songwriter Gregg Allman.

7. Elizabeth Taylor

The classical Hollywood actress married Hilton hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr. when she was only 18 years old.

The two were absolutely stunning together, but after a year of dealing with her husband's gambling, drinking, and abusive behavior, Taylor had to call it quits.

They divorced eights months later.

8. Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson's sister, Janet, married 21-year-old singer James DeBarge when she was 18 years old.

They secretly eloped in 1984, and a year later, Jackson got an annulment.

9. Solange Knowles

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Beyonce's little sister, Solange, married her high school sweetheart in 2004 when she was only 17 years old.

Daniel Smith was also 17, and the couple gave birth to their first child a year after they got married.

They filed for divorce in 2007.

10. LeAnn Rimes

The country singer married 22-year-old Dean Sheremet when she was only 17 years old.

The two met when Rimes hired the dancer on her tour. They fell in love instantly and wed in 2002.

Then they fell out of love in 2010. Rimes married actor Eddie Cibrian a year later.

[H/T: Fox News / Elle]

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Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.