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Serial Bride's Motive Isn't So Pure, Says DA

Liana Barrientos is accused of fraud, bogus marriages

(Newser) - Authorities say they know why a Bronx woman married 10 times in 11 years , and we'd like to tell you it involves a plucky optimist's undying quest for love. Instead, think "immigration scam," reports the Journal News . The Bronx district attorney today charged 39-year-old Liana Barrientos... More »

At Camp for Syrians, Foreign Suitors Seek Brides

Relief officials say matchmakers are preying on desperation

(Newser) - Many of the Syrians flooding into a refugee camp in Jordan are war widows with young children, a phenomenon that has attracted hordes of matchmakers and older Arab men from other countries looking for brides, reports the Washington Post . Some see it as a blessing—one 19-year-old, for example, accepted... More »

Child Stars Who Became Child Brides

Kim Kardashian's first nuptials lasted an impressive 4 years

(Newser) - They were young and famous, then young and hitched—and, in most cases, young and divorced. Here's a list of child celebs turned child brides, courtesy of Fox News :
  • Drew Barrymore: The actress bailed on two engagements before the age of 18. She married a bar owner in 1994,
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