Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson: 20 months. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: 5 months. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: 72 days. Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman: 32 days. Cher and Gregg Allman: Nine days. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: 55 hours. If these celebrity lovebirds can't make it, what chance do the rest of us have for a meaningful, long-lasting relationship?
Pretty good actually. According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the average first marriage in the United States lasts eight years.