Shannen's marriage to Ashley Hamilton

Shannen Doherty: We got married after two weeks of knowing each other and divorced after six months. People ask, "Whay the hell were you doing?" The truth is, I don't really know. One day we were in his car and he turned to me and said, "Lets get married." I thought he was joking and went "Yeah!" But he called me later and said, "I'm really into this maridge thing." And that was that.

It wasn't even like a wedding, it was just a party at my house. And if I'm honest, my gut feeling told me it was wrong. Just before the ceremony, I turned to my friend - who's no longer a friend - and said I couldn't go through with it. For some reason or another she insisted, "You have to, because everyone's here." So I did. It was six months of hell.

I didn't know Ashley at all. I didn't know he was a drug addict. [Ashley collapsed from an overdose in '95] People call me a hypocrite because I've tried drugs, but only to experiment. I've never had a substance-abuse problem, as the papers have claimed. That's just an other thing people assume about me.

I still hope to get married again someday, and have children. But for now, I'm enjoying being single. The experiance has taught me that you have to know someone inside-out before you commit, because small habits may annoy you so much you can' live with them.

The divorce was traumatic. I was overwhelmed by a feeling of failure. My parents have been married for 35 years and they're still goping strong, so for me it was really, like, "God I screwed that up."