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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries could have learned from Marilyn and Joe or Halle and David or ...

Perhaps Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries should have seen their breakup coming.

If they had double-majored in celebritology and sportsology, they’d know that marriages between stars of the two worlds rarely endure. Call it the Monroe-DiMaggio rule, only now it involves prenups and tattoo removal.

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Admittedly, most marriages last longer than the 72 days Kim ’n’ Kris, of the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets were together. Also admittedly, most generate significantly less than the reported $15 million their 72 days of wedded bliss brought in. Still, had they looked at the list of couples who couldn’t last, they might have thought twice:

Halle Berry and David Justice;

Robin Givens and Mike Tyson;

Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi;

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker in, as they say, happier days. (Reuters)
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman (who lasted all of 10 days);

Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe;

Vanessa Williams and Rick Fox;

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker;

Tawney Kitaen and Chuck Finley.

So, basically, all hope rests with David and Victoria Beckham.

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