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Annulled and Void

Annulled and Void

Google “shortest celebrity marriages,” and the top results all mention Kim Kardashian, who famously announced that she was filing for divorce after just 72 days of wedded bliss.  Much more interesting than the Kardashian/Humphries union, however, is the seldom discussed 32-day marriage of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman.  The reasons behind their split run the gamut from accusations that Merman’s ego was bruised by Borgnine’s greater fame to the allegation that Borgnine subjected Merman to the dreaded “Dutch Oven.” (Yikes!)  But whatever the real reasons behind its demise, Borgnine and Merman’s union was undoubtedly one of the more volatile in Hollywood history.Now, you might be wondering why Kardashian and Borgnine filed for divorce instead of seeking an annulment.  Among the uninitiated (read: never-divorced), an annulment seems like a quick and easy way to end a short-lived marriage.  In reality, annulment can be a complicated legal procedure and even