As Millie Bobby Brown becomes engaged to Jake Bongiovi aged 19 and 20 – a look at other celebrities who married young from Demi Moore to Kim Kardashian
Millie Bobby Brown became engaged to her boyfriend Jake Bongiovi after almost two years together this week.
The actress, 19, shared the news on Instagram as she showed off her glimmering diamond ring while the actor, 20, wrapped his arms around her.
And while the comments section was flooded with messages from well wisher’s, others were taken a back due to their ages.
But as it happens Millie and Jake aren’t the only celebrities to get engaged, or even married, at a young age with several tying-the-knot under the age of 20.
Here, MailOnline takes a look at other relationships, from Demi Moore’s first marriage at 17 to Kim Kardashian’s Las Vegas elopement aged 19.
Congratulations! Millie Bobby Brown, 19, became engaged to her boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, 20, after almost two years together this week… but some fans were taken a back due to their ages
Exes: Here, MailOnline takes a look at other relationships, from Kim Kardashian’s Las Vegas elopement aged 19 to Damon Thomas in 2000 (pictured in London last month)
Nuptials: And Demi Moore’s first marriage at 17 to Freddy Moore in 1980 (pictured the night before their wedding)
Demi Moore and Freddy Moore
The actress, 60, married musician Freddy Moore in 1980, when she was just 17. They divorced five years later and she has continued to use his surname.
While not much is know about their relationship, Demi opened up about their marriage in her 2019 memoir, Inside Out.
She revealed how she set out to ‘sabotage’ their partnership, as she cheated on him the night before their nuptials.
‘The night before we got married, instead of working on my vows, I was calling a guy I’d met on a movie set,’ she said in an excerpt of her book published by PEOPLE.
She continued: ‘I snuck out of my own bachelorette party and went to his apartment. Why did I do that? Why didn’t I go and see the man I was committing to spend the rest of my life with to express my doubts?’
The Roswell, New Mexico-born beauty said that her nuptials to the musician came during an emotional time after her father Danny Guynes took his own life in 1980.
‘I couldn’t face the fact that I was getting married to distract myself from grieving the death of my father. Because I felt there was no room to question what I’d already put in motion. I couldn’t get out of the marriage, but I could sabotage it.’
Demisaid she was 16 when she first crossed paths with Freddy, who was married at the time to his first wife Lucy.
‘I jumped into life with Freddy without, I’m sorry to say, much concern for his wife,’ she added.
Throwback: Home Alone star Macauley Culkin married actress Rachel Miner in 1998, when they were both just 18, the pair split two years later and the divorce was finalised in 2002 (pictured in 1998)
Macaulay Culkin and Rachel Miner
The Home Alone star married actress Rachel in 1998, when they were both just 18, the pair split two years later and the divorce was finalised in 2002.
A spokesperson told ABC News at the time: ‘It is very amicable, and they remain [the] best of friends.’
He then dated actress Mila Kunis from 2002 to 2010, with the beginning of their relationship starting right around the time he returned to acting.
Macaulay eventually became engaged to actress Brenda Song in January 2022, after five years of dating, they share two sons Dakota and Carson.
Young: Melanie Griffith began dating her mother Tippi Hedren’s, co-star Don when she was only 14-years-old, he was 22 at the time (Pictured in 1972)
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
The actress began dating her mother Tippi Hedren’s, co-star Don when she was only 14-years-old, he was 22 at the time.
Their romance quickly turned serious when they got married in January 1976, with Melanie aged 18, although they split in July that same year.
Don and Melanie both started seeing other people with the actor having a brief fling with Barbra Streisand in 1988 and Melanie having her first child Alexander in 1985 with second husband Steven Bauer.
But the old flames couldn’t stay away from one another as Melanie returned to Don and married him again in June 1989, four months later their daughter Dakota was born.
They separated again in May 1995, divorcing in 1996. Melanie went on to marry Antonio Banderas, that same year before they split in 2015.
Don married San Francisco socialite Kelley Phleger, 44, in April 1999 and have three children together.
Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, met Sonny, then going by his real name of Salvatore Bono, at a cafe in Los Angles in 1962 when she was 16 and he was 27, they married in 1964 when Cher turned 18 (pictured with their child Chaz in 1973)
Cher and Sonny Bono
Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, met Sonny, then going by his real name of Salvatore Bono, at a cafe in Los Angles in 1962 when she was 16 and he was 27.
They married two years later in 1964, when Cher was 18, however in Sonny’s autobiography he claimed that it was not an official marriage, with them legally marrying after the birth of their child Chaz in 1969.
The couple divorced 1975 after their career as a singing duo floundered. He went on to marry Susie Coelho in 1981 but split after three years.
Sonny then married Mary Whitaker in 1986, who he was with until his death in 1998.
In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine in 2010, Cher said Sonny kept her in a tight grip and treated her ‘more like a golden goose than a wife.’
‘I forgive him, I think. He hurt me in so many ways, but there was something. He was so much more than a husband – a terrible husband, but a great mentor, a great teacher,’ she added.
After Cher and Sonny split, they agreed to share all royalties from their music 50/50 as part of their divorce settlement in 1978, according to a lawsuit in 2021.
However, Sonny’s fourth wife and widow, Mary Bono, used a clause in the 1976 Copyright Law to terminate Cher’s rights to the royalties without her knowing.
Cher sued Mary in 2021 to protect her share of royalties from their music, which includes classic hits like ‘I Got You Babe’ and ‘The Beat Goes On.’
Wedding: Janet Jackson eloped with James against her family’s wishes in 1984, when she was aged 18 and he was 21 (pictured in 1985)
Janet Jackson and James DeBarge
The singer eloped with James against her family’s wishes in 1984, when she was aged 18 and he was 21.
Janet got the marriage annulled the following year due to his drug use.
‘I wanted to be able to stand on my own feet. And at that time I thought that there was no other way I would be able to kind of get my own life — unless I got married,’ Janet explained in her 2022 two-part documentary.
‘I remember times when I would find the pills and I would take them and try to flush them down the toilet, and we would be rolling around on the floor fighting for them.
‘I cared so much for him, and I saw the good in him as well, and I just wanted that to take precedence as opposed to this ugliness, ’cause I knew that he needed help. But I wasn’t the help that he needed.’
DeBarge was released from prison in 2015 after serving three years behind bars for assault with a deadly weapon and drugs charges.
In 2016 ex-husband James claimed that the couple have a secret daughter together, a statement that Janet denied.
‘I could never keep a child away from James. How could I keep a child from their father? I could never do that. That’s not right,’ she explained an interview for the documentary.
It’s over: Kim Kardashian eloped to Las Vegas, and married Damon Thomas in January 2000 – when she was just 19. They split three years later (Damon pictured in 2009)
Awful: His controlling personality was laid bare by Kim in the couple’s divorce papers , which were filed at Los Angeles Superior Court back in 2003 (Kim pictured in November 2022)
Kim Kardashian and Damon Thomas
The reality TV star eloped to Las Vegas, and married the record producer in January 2000 – when she was just 19. They split three years later.
His controlling personality was laid bare by Kim in the couple’s divorce papers, which were filed at Los Angeles Superior Court back in 2003.
According to the documents, Thomas would punch her in the face, slam her against walls and throw her across the room, leaving her bruised and battered.
Damon decided what we would do and when we would do it. He was very much the “King of the castle”,’ Kim said.
‘Damon told me not to leave the house unless I first told him when and where I was going. Sometimes, Damon would not allow me to leave,’ she said in her August 2003 court declaration.
She went on to marry NFL star Kris Humphries in 2011, who she famously split from after just 72 days and then Kanye West in 2014.
Kim later confessed that she considers her marriage to now ex-husband Kanye her ‘first real’ one after walking down the aisle two times before.
‘I feel, like honestly my last marriage was my first real,’ she confessed to Gwyneth Paltrow on the actress’ GOOP podcast.
Couple: LeAnn Rimes married chef Dean Sheremet in 2002, when she was aged 19 and he was 22. They were together for eight years (pictured in 2007)
LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet
The singer married the chef in 2002, when she was aged 19 and he was 22. They were together for eight years.
In 2009, LeAnn called dean to admit that she had been cheating on him with actor Eddie Cibrian, and it was about to appear on a magazine cover.
They divorced in June 2010 after spending several months negotiating the terms of their difficult split.
‘I never saw it coming,’ Dean told Access Hollywood in 2013, ‘You have that assumption that the person that you’re with would never do something like that,’
To make the experience even more painful, LeAnn told Dean that the magazine ‘may or may not have a picture of me and Eddie kissing.’
She went on to marry Eddie in January of this year, they share two children together, she told PEOPLE in 2010: ‘I take responsibility for everything I’ve done. I hate that people got hurt, but I don’t regret the outcome.’
Dean married professional photographer Sarah Silver in 2011 until they split in 2016, before becoming engaged to Sabrina Soto in 2021 and separating the following year.
Divorced: Olivia Wilde eloped with Tao Ruspoli when she was just 19-years-old after a whirlwind courtship (pictured in 2009)
Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli
The actress eloped with Tao when she was just 19-years-old after a whirlwind courtship.
The pair married on a school bus, with just a couple of witnesses. ‘There was nothing traditional about it,’ she said in Women’s Heath.
Wilde hinted that the couple’s unconventional courtship was the key to their successful marriage. ‘It was, “Hey, isn’t this an optimistic thing to do? And if it lasts, we’re lucky.'”
They ‘mutually agreed to separate’ after eight years of marriage in 2011.
‘They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work’ a source told People at the time.
Olivia went on to date Jason Sudeikis shortly after her divorce, they famously split in 2020, with the actress famously dating Harry Styles before been seen again with Jason this year. They share two kids, Daisy, six, and Otis, eight.
Mistake? Drew Barrymore first tied the knot aged just 19, but the marriage to bartender Jeremy Thomas, who was 31 at the time, in 1994 lasted less than two months (pictured in 1994)
Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
The actress first tied the knot aged just 19, but the marriage to bartender Jeremy Thomas, who was 31 at the time, in 1994 lasted less than two months.
The couple reportedly married after one of his friend’s joked that they should during a party at 4AM.
They were married just hours later on his Los Angeles rooftop bar, The Room, according to Radar Online, the actress later admitted: ‘I realised my mistake on the day I married him.’
He added: ‘She was probably a little bit underage when she first started coming to the bar. But she just fit in with everyone. She was a fun young girl and she’d come in with her friends. We led two completely different lifestyles.’
Drew went on to marry comedian Tom Green in 2000 after a year of dating, she filed for divorce in December 2001.
The star then married Will Kopelman iin 2012 before they split four years later, they share two children.
Last year, she revealed she has not been in an ‘intimate relationship’ since her split from Will in 2016.
Blast from the past: Uma Thurman tied the knot with Oscar winner Gary Oldman in 1990, when she was 20 and he was 32, before divorcing in 1992
Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman
Uma tied the knot with Oscar winner Gary in 1990, when she was 20 and he was 32, before divorcing in 1992.
It was two years before the actress starred in Pulp Fiction, meaning there’s little known about the couple.
Speaking about the relationship for the first time in 1996, she told Vanity Fair it was ‘a mistake.’
She continued: ‘But you know, what can I say? He’s a truly great actor. We met when I was 18. He was 12 years older. It was a crazy love affair that ended, as it needed to. He was my first love. I had no prior experience.’
Uma went on to marry Ethan Hawke in 1998, before they split in 2005. The share one daughter, Stranger Things star Maya Hawke and a son Levon Hawke.
She since dated Arpad Busson, with whom she has one child Luna, born in 2012, they last split in 2014 after an on-again off-again relationship.
Big day: Johnny Depp married his first wife Lori in 1983, when he was just 20 and she 25 , with the pair divorcing just two years later, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ (pictured on their wedding day in 1983)
Johnny Depp and Lorri Allison
The actor married his first wife Lori in 1983, when he was just 20 and she 25, with the pair divorcing just two years later, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Yet the pair have remained close, with Lori revealing that seeing him in court during his defamation trial with Amber Heard, ‘broke her heart’ and she was ‘terrified’ that he would lose.
While she has kept out of the spotlight to respect Johnny’s wishes for privacy, she didn’t hold back when it come to sharing her feelings on the legal battle.
Speaking on the Popcorned Planet podcast this month, the makeup artist, 65, rolled her eyes when asked how she felt seeing ‘she who shall not be named making all these accusations and putting him through the wringer.’
She said: ‘The things that affected me more were the things he said in court – I probably broke down several times because I felt really bad for him.
‘He’s very private – which is why I don’t do interviews – and I think for him to come out so wholeheartedly was what he really needed to do.
‘I thought it was either going to be an epic train wreck or it was going to go really well.’
Later in the chat, Lori was full of kind words for her ex, admitting she has fond memories of their time together.
Loved-up: Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas tied the knot in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony in 2019, she was 23 while he was 27 (pictured in March 2023)
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
The Game of Thrones star and singer tied the knot in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony in 2019.
Sophie was 23, while Joe was, 27, at the time, they forst began dating in 2016 and became engaged the following year.
The wedding, which cost just $600, was officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator and took place hours after the Billboard Music awards.
During their ceremony in the Vegas chapel, Sophie repeats the words: ‘I thee wed…. and I love you… and I thank God He gave me you.’
Then the couple, at Elvis’s direction, repeated to each other in unison: ‘I promise you, I will never leave you. I will love and trust you all the days of my life.’
Elvis then instructed Sophie to kiss the ring, but as it was a candy ring, she decided to give it a big lick, which amused Joe immensely.
Elvis then told Joe: ‘You may kiss the bride’, which he did as the guests whooped and hollered.
The couple welcomed daughter Willa in 2020 followed by her sister last year, whose name is still private.
husband and wife: Brooklyn Beckham got married to Nicola Peltz in a lavish ceremony at the palatial home of her billionaire parents in Palm Beach, Florida in 2022. He was 22 and she was aged 27 at the time (pictured in March 2023)
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz
The oldest son of David and Victoria Beckham got married to Nicola in a lavish ceremony at the palatial home of her billionaire parents in Palm Beach, Florida in 2022.
Brooklyn was aged 22 at the time while Nicola was 27, they met at Coachella in 2017 through one her brothers.
On April 9 2022, they married in a stunning early-evening ceremony and enjoyed lingering six-second kiss in front of celebrity guests in including Eva Longoria, Mel C, and tennis legend Serena Williams.
The pair have been joined at the hip ever since, with Brooklyn getting many tattoo tributes to his wife.
Nicola opened up about how she had the ‘best day’ celebrating their union with her loved ones as she appeared as Tatler’s August coverstar last year
‘I had the best day, I just kept thinking, “I’m marrying my best friend” and that’s all that matters,’ she revealed.
The wedding, which cost a reported $4million, has since been marred with drama with, the bride’s father, billionaire Nelson Peltz, demanding his $159,000 (£132,000) deposit back from wedding planners Nicole Braghin and Arianna Grijalba over alleged ‘mistakes’.
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