Celebrity Couples Who Were Engaged And Married Within A Year And Stayed TogetherPublished on August 15, 2019. Updated April 28, 2021
Whirlwind relationships are nothing new in Hollywood as it seems celebrities are hooking up and breaking up before anyone can really keep track. Although it seems like stars move particularly fast when it comes to romantic relationships, it hasn’t all led to breakups or divorce. Short engagements have become quite common as many celebrities try to keep their big day under wraps and many are engaged and married in under a year! Here are some celebrity couples who had lightning fast engagements but have stayed together:
16. Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Following Chris Pratt’s surprising split from Anna Faris in 2017 he took some time before jumping back into the dating pool, but when he did things moved quickly! In June 2018 Pratt was introduced to Katherine Schwarzenegger, the daughter of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, through Shriver and the pair hit things off. Although they kept things quiet, their relationship became serious and after only six months together the pair announced their engagement in early January 2019. After only five months of being engaged, the duo wed on June 8, 2019 in Montecito, California meaning they met, became engaged and were married all in one year!
15. Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Country singer Miranda Lambert was more low-key with her romances ever since her split from fellow country star Blake Shelton, which made her relationship with Brendan McLoughlin even more surprising for fans of the singer. Before anyone knew they were dating, Lambert announced on Valentine’s Day of 2019 that she and McLoughlin had secretly married! The two met in early November 2018 when McLoughlin, a NYPD officer, was working security for an event involving Lambert and her band the Pistol Annies. They were married on January 26, 2019 and while there is no confirmation on when or how the engagement happened, we do know they met, got engaged, and were married within three months.
14. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
In May 2018 rumors swirled that singer Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra had begun dating, but since the pair kept their romance out of the spotlight many didn’t think it was true. Within a matter of months things changed drastically when it was reported that Jonas had proposed during Chopra’s July birthday celebrations only two months after they began dating. After the fast engagement, the pair didn’t slow down when it came to wedding planning and were married on December 1, 2018 only five months after becoming engaged and within the year of when they officially started dating.
13. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
It seems Justin Bieber’s love life has always been under a microscope but even he was able to shock fans with a whirlwind romance! After a very dramatic on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez that officially ended in March 2018, things turned romantic between Bieber and his longtime friend Hailey Baldwin. Within a few months Bieber proposed on July 7, 2018 and only two months later rumors swirled that the pair had married in a simple New York courthouse ceremony. In November the pair finally confirmed they had married and were planning a bigger celebration for a different date. In the end the pair only dated for two months before their engagement and were only engaged for two months before they wed.
12. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Many think that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a whirlwind relationship, but they simply kept the beginning of their romance out of the spotlight as long as possible. The pair first met in the summer of 2016 and after nearly a year of dating they went public with their relationship at the 2017 Invictus Games and in November announced their engagement after 16 months of dating. While they took their time getting engaged, things sped up when it came to wedding planning and the pair tied the knot in one of the world’s most talked about weddings on May 19, 2018, only seven months after their engagement.
11. Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Comedian Amy Schumer has always been an open book, but her marriage to husband Chris Fischer happened so fast there was no time to tell anyone. It is unclear when Schumer and Fischer, who is a chef, met but she did reveal that he proposed on February 10, 2018 in a very nonchalant manner. “He kind of threw the ring box at me and he goes, ‘I got you this,'” she said. Only three days later the pair were married on February 13, 2018. Keeping up with their whirlwind relationship, the duo revealed they were expecting their first child in October of that year and welcomed their baby boy in May 2019.
10. Derek and Hannah Jeter
Former baseball player Derek Jeter was well-known for his many high-profile relationship with models and actresses including Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly and more. Everything changed when he began dating model Hannah Davis however and he proposed in late October of 2015. Nine months later the pair exchanged vows on July 9, 2015. Although they had a whirlwind engagement, they have never been happier after welcoming their first daughter Bella in 2017 and a second daughter Story in 2019.
9. Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin
Actress and singer Jana Kramer and her husband, former NFL player Mike Caussin, have had a very dramatic relationship and it all started out with a very fast marriage. The pair began dating in August 2014 after connecting over Twitter. After a brief breakup the pair reconciled and became engaged during Kramer’s 31st birthday celebrations in December 2014. Only five months later the pair married in May 2015, nine months after they first met, and have since welcomed two children, a daughter and a son. Despite working hard on their marriage after Caussin’s infidelities, in April 2021 Kramer filed for divorce.
8. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
Twilight actress Nikki Reed and The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder may be two huge stars but they have mastered staying out of the spotlight which means their lightning fast relationship almost slipped under the radar. The couple began dating in the summer of 2014 and then became engaged the following February of 2015. If the engagement came quickly it had nothing on the wedding. Only two months after becoming engaged the two married on April 26, 2015! The couple have since welcomed their daughter Bodhi on July 25, 2017.
7. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
For years Cameron Diaz was known as one of the most outspoken celebrities against getting married but it turns out all it took was one Good Charlotte rocker to completely change her mind. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are one of the most shocking and unexpected celebrity couples and while many thought they were never going to last, they have continued to surprise everyone. The pair got engaged in December 2014 after around seven months of dating and in less than a month the two stars tied the knot in an ultra private ceremony on January 5, 2015, meaning the also met, got engaged and married all within one year!
6. George and Amal Clooney
George Clooney was yet another star that was thought to be a perpetual bachelor and seemed to not have inclinations towards marriage, that is until he met human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The two became engaged on April 28, 2014 after around seven months of dating. Nearly five months to the day later the pair wasted no time in getting married on September 27, 2014 at Ca’Farsetti in Venice, Italy. While it was shocking enough that Hollywood’s hottest bachelor married and did so in record time, many thought like so many other Hollywood relationships that it wouldn’t last. Instead the Clooney’s have proved everyone wrong and on June 6, 2017 welcomed their twins Ella and Alexander.
5. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth is one of the hottest men in Hollywood and to the devastation of many adoring fans, he is happily married and it all came after a whirlwind romance! Hemsworth met actress and model Elsa Pataky in early 2010 thanks to a mutual acquaintance talent agent William Ward who introduced the pair at a business function. While Hemsworth has never divulged when he proposed, it is clear that it was only within months because the duo wed in December of that same year they met! In 2012 they welcomed their first child, daughter India, and in 2014 welcomed twin sons Tristan and Sasha.
4. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) seemed to be in no rush in their relationship after they began dating in 2008. They kept mostly out of the spotlight and then in May 2010 things changed! The duo got engaged that May after Keys became pregnant with their first child and it seemed to rush the wedding process as they married only a couple of months later in July. Three months later welcomed their son Egypt in October. Hollywood has seen quite a few what seem to be “shotgun” marriages due to pregnancies, and this one worked out quite well for the couple who are going strong nearly a decade later and welcomed their son Genesis in 2014.
3. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
NFL superstar Tom Brady and iconic supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s relationship started off with a lot of drama, but it seems they knew right away that they were with “the one.” The two began dating after being set up on a blind date in late December of 2006, only weeks after Brady’s relationship with Bridget Moynahan had ended and she revealed two months later she was pregnant with Brady’s baby. Despite the drama, Brady and Bundchen persevered and dated for a couple of years before Brady proposed in January of 2009. The two wasted no time in exchanging vows and were married a month later on February 26, 2009. They have since welcomed a son, Benjamin, and daughter Vivian.
2. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Actress Jessica Alba and Cash Warren had a very hot and cold relationship before things sped up in a big way in their romance. The pair initially dated for three years from 2004 to 2007 before they called it quits only to reconcile months later in November of 2007. Only a few months later, Alba’s rep confirmed that she was expecting their first child and the two became engaged in December 2007 and were only engaged for five months before marrying in May 2008. One month later they welcomed their daughter Honor and have since welcomed a second daughter Haven and one son, Hayes.
1. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
Despite being one of the most sought after actors in the industry, Matt Damon has always kept his personal life out of the spotlight and really just seems like a normal guy in every other aspect of his life. He and his wife Luciana Barroso have been happily married since December of 2005 even though the marriage was a bit of a whirlwind. The two dated for two years before Damon popped the question in September of 2005 and only three months later they married in a small private ceremony at New York City Hall. Afterward it was revealed that they rushed because Barroso was expecting their first child, and six months later they welcomed their daughter Isabella. Their family has since grown with two more daughters: Gia and Stella.