Engaged & Underage: 16 Celebrities Who Put a Ring on it When They Were Young

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With all the failed relationships in the world of celebrities, it’s hard to believe that some consider tying the knot at all, let alone thinking about it in their late teens/early twenties (a la Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards. Nevertheless, whether the stars were in it for the long haul or not, they all provided their shares of entertainment for the public at, sometimes, the expense of their own feelings. Here’s 16 celebrities who at least attempted to put a ring on it when they were young:


Tyler Posey

In summer 2013, when the Teen Wolf star was still 21, he popped the question to longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick. They've been together for 10 years! Best of luck to 'em.

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Blake Jenner

Rumor has it that, at the tender age of 21, the Glee guy's engaged to fellow New Directions member Melissa Benoist (25)!

Photo: FOX

Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards

Both Brits are 20 years old, and are already planning on spending the rest of their lives together.

Photo: Twitter (@LittleMixOffic)

Alex Pettyfer

Last year, the I Am Number Four stud (who was 21 at the time) was reportedly engaged to none other than Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough. However, they have since called off the nuptials. Oh well.

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Miley Cyrus

The world was shocked to learn last year that Liam Hemsworth had popped the question to his then-love, Miley, who was only 19. But we all know how that turned out.

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Cher Lloyd

In 2012, new-to-the-scene singer Cher Lloyd was 18 when she announced her engagement to hairdresser Craig Monk. And everything seems to have gone to plan as the two just took the plunge and got married!

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Bonnie Wright & Jamie Campbell Bower

It was a YA book lover's dream — we learned in 2011 that Harry Potter's Ginny Weasley (20) and Twilight's Caius were to wed. However, by the time Jamie started filming The Mortal Instruments, things were already kaput.

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Hilary Duff

The moment we all learned that Lizzie McGuire was all grown up — when she announced her engagement to Mike Comrie in 2010 when she was 22.

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Alexa Vega

Prior to her current engagement to Big Time Rush's Carlos Pena, the Spy Kid actress was engaged — and married! — to Sean Covel. She was 21.

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Kevin Jonas

Things seem to be going well for the Jonases, who announced their engagement back in 2009 when he was 21. They even have a baby on the way!

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Avril Lavigne

Before she hooked up with Brody Jenner and, you know, the guy from Nickelback, the pop-rock singer was all about Sum 41's Deryck Whibley. In 2005, when she was 20, they got engaged, and soon married. At least for a little while.

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Jessica Simpson

In 2002, just a year before the gem that was MTV's Newlyweds, Jess was a 22-year-old woman engaged to Nick Lachey.

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Kim Kardashian

In case you didn't know, Kim was married even before Kris Humphries! In 2000, at the age of 20, she pretty much skipped the engagement stage and eloped with some guy named Damon Thomas.

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Kate Hudson

You may know her from getting sassy with Lea Michele on Glee, but years ago, back in 2000, she was a big deal 21-year-old with a big deal fiance-turned-husband, rocker Chris Robinson.

Photo: WENN

Reese Witherspoon

The Legally Blonde actress and Ryan Phillippe met on Reese's 21st birthday in 1997, and tied the knot (slash had a baby) not too long after. It's a real shame this didn't work out.

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Sofia Vergara

Long before the days of Modern Family — in 1991 to be more accurate — the beauty married her high school sweetheart at the ripe age of 18. 18! They divorced two years later.

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What do you think is the right age to get married? Is there such thing as the ‘right’ age at all? Discuss in the comments below, people!

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  • Jae

    Nobody was really underage. You can get married at 18.

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  • Chris

    Kevin Jonas could do so much better js

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  • Lauren

    My mom got married at 19. They’re still happily married almost 20 years later! 😀

  • Sammy

    Age doesn’t matter! As long as they’re happy!

  • Mary

    You forgot Jessica Alba- engaged at 19 to Michael Weatherly (Now a NCIS star) who was 30

  • Kriss

    Who the eff cares?! Age doesn’t matter, you as a person does. I’m 19, married at 18, and oh and I just got my master’s degree heading to my doctorate. Is it really a shocker that a 21 year old got married?! not really no. 18 is the age one can get married. Stop obsessing. Age is just a number, some people are ready to wed at a young age and some aren’t.

    • Julie

      Uhhh don’t mean to be mean Kriss, but there’s no way you’re 19 and on your way to a doctorate…unless you’re saying you started college when you were 13….

    • Lucy

      Julie’s right!! you’re a loser Kriss!! *PEACEOUT!*

    • Lucy

      heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :)) #srrynotsrry