9 Celeb Divorces That Surprised Everyone
Divorce – it's hard, messy, and heartbreaking for those couples who decide to call it quits. While most people get divorced with no spotlights on them, celebs don't have the privilege of living far away from the limelight. Over the past few decades, there have been numerous celebrity hookups that made the front page, and when some of them ended, they made headlines once again. Among tinsel town's most publicized marriage breakups, there are famous celebrity divorce cases that we'll all be hearing about for years to come, and here's their rundown:
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt: 2005
This is probably one of the most well know celeb divorce cases, if not the most famous one. It all started when rumors began swirling around the Brad Pitt was having an affair with his "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" costar – Angelina Jolie. Despite the avid denial, it was obvious that something was happening between the two; at the end of it all, Pitt left Aniston for Angelina Jolie, and the two divorced in 2005.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand: 2012
The famous British comedian and American songstress met at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, and sparks started flying. The hot romance between the two ended up at the aisle when they got married in 2010. After just 14 months of marriage, the couple split when Brand filed for divorce in December 2011. The divorce wasn't exactly amicable, and Brand was pretty angry at his ex-wife, stating they haven't spoken since the divorce.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: 2013
The most famous of the Kardashian sisters is now on her third marriage with Kanye West, as her first marriage at the tender age of 19 and her second marriage to Kris Humphries didn't work out. In 2013, Kardashian began dating the basketball player, and it seemed that she found the love of her life as it was displayed on her hit TV show – keeping up with the Kardashians. After tying the knot in a lavish ceremony, Kardashian and Humphries divorced after 72 days of marriage. Many speculated that the marriage was a hoax to beef up ratings, and whether it was true or not, everyone was talking about the marriage and divorce.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr: 2013
The Lord of the Rings actor and Australian model got married in 2010 while they were expecting their first child. In 2011, the gorgeous couple welcomed son Flynn into the world, and not much later on, rumors started spreading about a break up between the two. Eventually, the marriage ended in 2013, and these days Bloom is engaged to Katy Perry.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: 2014
Back in 2008, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon both had heart signs coming out of everywhere with their much-publicized hookup. Not long after the two met, Carey and Cannon married the same year they met in a private and secret ceremony in the Bahamas. In 2013, the couple welcomed twins Monroe and Morocco, and it seemed that everything was great between the two. Unfortunately, the wedded bliss didn’t last for long, and Carey and Cannon divorce in 2014.
Heidi Klum and Seal: 2014
The noted singer and famous German supermodel got hitched in Mexico in 2005 and welcomed three kids into the world in nearly ten years of marriage. In 2014, it was rumored that Seal started being ill-tempered, and partied quite hard. The singer claimed that his wife had an affair with her bodyguard, and the rumors ended up in a divorce in 2014.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: 2015
This one was a shock for many people, as it seemed the famous rock and roll couple had a 4-year relationship before walking down the aisle. The Stefani and Rossdale first met when her band, No Doubt, opened for his band in 1994. By 2014, the singers had three boys, and they managed to overcome a big hurdle when it was discovered that Rossdale fathered a child he never knew about. Unfortunately, the two divorced in 2015 after persistent rumors claimed that Rossdale had an affair with their boys' nanny.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck: 2015
Affleck and Garner met on the set of Pearl Harbor in 2000, and after splitting from their partners, started officially dating in 2004. After a year of romance, the couple married in 2005 in the beautiful Turks and Caicos. During the marriage, the two had three children together, but when it was rumored that Affleck was having an affair with the nanny, the marriage did not last and ended in 2015.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: 2018
After meeting on the set of Tropic Thunder in 2007 and in 2011 on Wanderlust, the famous actors got married in 2015 after a three-year engagement. It seemed that Aniston and Theroux would last, but after two and a half years of marriage, they separated in February 2018 and divorced that same year.
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