Celebrity breakups are conversations that you like to hear a lot of times. Somehow, it’s become part of our daily lives. You are entertained by them, as you talk about it in parks, coffee shops, hair salons, classrooms, and in your offices right when you get a cup of coffee at the dispenser. Placing yourself in the shoes of these celebrities, it is an awkward situation since you become the center of the conversation. It’s like having people buzz about your relationships.
But just like ordinary people, just like us, celebrities also go through ups and downs in their personal lives. At times, they will need to break up or divorce their partners so they won’t compromise their lives or satisfy the wishes of their immediate family. Aside from the fact, these are entertaining, you can also relate and learn from them. Without further ado, here are the most shocking celebrity divorces that will have you at the edge of your seats.
1. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Two decades of marriage was with Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale before it turned into shambles. They met each other in 1995 when their respective bands toured alongside each other. According to People, they dated for six years before finally tying the knot in 2002. They bore three children, Apollo, Kingston, and Zuma.
The female pop star began dating her co-star on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton after the breakup. At that period, Shelton was also going through tough times with his former wife and country singer, Miranda Lambert.
2. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Even a manly golf legend can cheat and it came true when allegations broke out in 2009 saying Woods was cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren. They have two children. Shortly after, more than a dozen ladies came forward claiming that these rumors were true. Worse case, they happened during Tiger Woods’ married life. They separated in the following year.
3. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
It wasn’t always the holidays for Mariah Carey who is listed on magazines as one of the celebrities with the worst breakups ever. It was the “America’s Got Talent” host who first filed for divorce from the singer one day in December 2014 after Cannon previously confirmed they were living in separate quarters for months.
Insights from readers say it was bound to get uneasy because of their six years of marriage, unlike many other celebrity couples. But it was one of the most unexpected. They were often seen happy together with their twins. Two years later, Mariah Carey got engaged to James Packer, an Australia-based billionaire.
4. Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe
It was in 1956 when the wedding bells rang for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. It is interesting to note it was her third marriage and Miller’s second. During their relationships, the actress changed her religion and became a believer of Judaism for her husband, and stepped from fame for a while. However, during the filming of “The Misfits,” a movie he wrote and where she became lead actress, the issues started to appear. They divorced prior to the film release.
5. Elvis Presley and Priscilla
That of Priscilla and Elvis was a story of childhood romance. The very first meet up was when she was in the ninth grade. She was 14 years old then and he was 24 years old. Age won’t matter in love, and it went along initially. Elvis wanted to mold his beloved into an ideal lady, but as she grew older, she realized there was more she could see. The relationships did not survive.
They even got married in 1967 and had one child, Lisa Marie. After the breakup, they went on to find their own matches.
6. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
James was often even part of Sandra Bullock’s speeches in the Golden Globes, but the couple split after James was found to cheat and went on with multiple women during their relationship. In 2010, he was admitted to rehab after more reports and allegations of his involvement with several women. In April of the same year, Bullock filed for divorce.
Jesse James regretted that moment and in interviews, he recognizes the “pain and devastation” he brought her into, but also said she is the love of his life.
7. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
They were married for six years, and it was Moore who decided to bring it to a close in 2011. Infidelity stories began popping out. She said, “As a woman, a mother and a wife, there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.”
After the breakup, Ashton Kutcher started dating Mila Kunis, and had their first child together in 2014. They married during the following summer and gave birth to their second child in November 2016. It was one of the most heartbreaking moments in the life of Demi Moore, as if the stories of the movies she starred in just turned into a reality.
8. Madonna and Sean Penn
Most of the time, celebrities would get into a relationship in a project they both find themselves in. These two celebrities both starred on “Shanghai Suprise” and married in 1985. Four years later, they filed for divorce due to Penn’s reports of struggling with “lack of privacy.”
Both of them have found themselves through, and now enjoying their personal lives once more.
9. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt went through two popular divorces, that with Angelina Jolie and another with Jennifer Aniston. It was Angelina who filed for divorce from her co-star in the movie “Mr. And Mrs. Smith” in 2016 after two years of marriage.
Pitt was accused of child abuse but was cleared by the children and family services department of Los Angeles County. Since they have six children — Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne — the custody battle was tough. It was in November 2018 when the former couple reached an agreement on custody.
10. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
This breakup between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was also one of the most unexpected ones. They separated in June 2012 after five years of being married. There were minimal to no rumors that the relationship was on the rocks, thus was one of the most mysterious. Until this day, few details are publicized about their split.