When celebrities marry, we watch as if we’re personal guests at the wedding. And when those high-profile marriages don’t last and end in divorce, we collectively sigh or weep (depending on how invested you are).
Celebrity divorces are common, but there were a few shocking splits recently. Some couples that seemed meant to be were only meant to file those papers.
Is your favorite celebrity couple here? I have the latest on the couples who’ve recently split. Click on ‘Start Slideshow‘ to see the ups and downs of celebrity couples now!
Britney Spears & Jason Allen Alexander
If ever there was an example of why eloping while in Las Vegas is a bad idea, it’s got to be Britney Spears and her husband of 55 hours. At least they handled that mistake quickly.
Following her 2004 nuptials, Brit-Brit got married again that same year. Click “Next” to see what happened with that marriage!
Britney Spears & Kevin Federline
Unsurprisingly, the pop star met another man, and in true celebrity style, married the same year as her Vegas annulment. Their union lasted a little more than two years.
It was a May-December relationship, but it seemed like it would last! Click “Next” to see which couple I’m talking about.
Kim Kardashian & Damon Thomas
Once upon a time, before Kanye West, Kim Kardashian was married to music producer Damon Thomas. She filed for divorce citing physical and emotional abuse.
Four years of marriage ended, but Kim didn’t give up hope. Click “Next” to see her next marriage!
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
It’s one of the shortest marriages in celebrity history. Kim and Kris called it quits after only 72 days.
A surprising divorce came for this hot R&B star recently. Click “Next” to find out why!
Mary J. Blige & Martin “Kendu” Isaacs
Mary said it was a matter of disrespect. The singer divorced Kendu after more than 10 years together. By the way, Kendu is requesting more than $100,000 a month in alimony.
One of the most ubiquitous stars who made a career of interviewing other stars had a long marriage to a Broadway producer. Click “Next” for more!
Barbara Walters & Lee Guber
As a reporter for NBC, Barbara was well on her way to fame. Before that, though, she married Lee in 1963, and they were married for 13 years.
Barbara remarried after meeting a real estate developer on a blind date. Click “Next” to see who it was!
Barbara Walters & Merv Adelson
When Barbara married Merv in 1981, I doubt she expected to divorce him three years later. And I seriously doubt she expected to marry him again in 1986. The two divorced again in 1992.
One of the most shocking splits in Hollywood was dubbed “consciously uncoupling.” Learn more by clicking “Next” now!
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
The actress and pop singer were married for 10 years, which is like a lifetime in Hollywood years. But marriage is hard and the two split in 2016.
Almost no one knew of this next pair’s coupling, but to be fair, it was before the actor was all that famous. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Johnny Depp & Lori Anne Allison
Although most people know about Johnny and his romances with Winona Ryder and Jennifer Grey, many don’t know about his two-year marriage to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison. The two are still friends today.
Oh yeah, Johnny also had a very public relationship with model Kate Moss, but he moved on after four years. Click “Next” to see another!
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
After Kate, Johnny also famously dated Vanessia Paradis, and the two had a daughter. But it was Amber Heard that he married in 2015. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce, citing abuse.
Maybe you don’t know this next couple’s name, but I guarantee you’ve seen the actress before. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Nicolette Sheridan & Aaron Phypers
Nicolette is best known for her work on Knots Landing and Desperate Housewives. She was also known for dating singer Michael Bolton for years, but she secretly married Aaron Phypers in 2015, and then divorced less than a year later.
She was nominated for an Oscar, he will always be known as the Highlander. Click “Next” for more!
Diane Lane & Christopher Lambert
The two met in 1984, and hit it off, but they didn’t get together seriously until 1988. After separating for a long period, the actors finally divorced in 1994.
Diane stayed away from the altar for nearly 10 years, but was lured back by this actor. Click “Next” to see!
Diane Lane & Josh Brolin
Diane and Josh had a long marriage that seemed to be full of passion and love, but the two divorced in 2013. Diane has not remarried since.
No one saw this next divorce coming. See the couple by clicking “Next” now!
Cuba Gooding Jr. & Sara Kapfer
His was a Cinderella story of sorts after he found fame following the film Jerry Maguire. And Cuba seemed to have the perfect grounded relationship with wife Sara, but they recently announced their split after 22 years of marriage.
This next star met his third wife while shopping for furniture. Click “Next” to read about it!
Anthony Hopkins & Jennifer Lynton
It seemed to be wedded bliss between Sir Anthony and his bride Jennifer – they were married for nearly 30 years – but it ended in divorce in 2002, and the actor remarried in 2003.
She was a champion for women of “normal” size throughout the ’90s and early aughts. Click “Next” to find out what happened with this Titanic star!
Kate Winslet & Jim Threapleton
The couple married in 1998, but only three years and one son later, Kate and Jim were divorced. Why didn’t it last? We’ll never know because Kate will never tell.
The Revolutionary Road actress is known for being intensely private, so what happened in her second marriage? Click “Next” for more!
Kate Winslet & Sam Mendes
The actress married the director in 2003, and it seemed to be a good match, but their union was not meant to be. The two divorced in 2011. Now Kate is married to Ned Rocknroll. Yes, that’s his real name.
What is it about fame and failed marriages? This star of Pitch Perfect called it quits with her Scrubs hubby. Click “Next” to read more!
Michael Mosley & Anna Camp
The couple were only married three years before they divorced in 2013. Then Anna started dating her co-star Skylar Astin. Hmm.
One of the youngest unions in Hollywood unsurprisingly didn’t last. Click “Next” to see who it was!
Macaulay Culkin & Rachel Miner
Here’s a throwback: Macaulay of Home Alone fame married Rachel in 1998, but then separated in 2000, and divorced in 2002. They were both only 18 years old.
After 17 years together, this celebrity duo divorced in 2015. Click “Next” for their story!
Cat Cora & Jennifer Cora
The couple got together 17 years ago, married in 2013, and have four sons together. But their love story is over, and they’re going through a rough divorce. Cat, however, has moved on and is dating again.
America’s Sweethearts of the aughts didn’t make it after all. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
Following the marriage of the two pop stars, they had a reality TV show that was a commercial success. But Jessica and Nick, who married in 2002, divorced only three years later, breaking teen hearts everywhere.
Although this model had a career of her own, she became better known as the girlfriend, then wife, then ex-wife of this huge rock star. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Bruce Springsteen & Julianne Phillips
Although she was 11 years younger than Bruce, Julianne was in love, and married the rock star in 1985, only to file for divorce in 1988 after Bruce admitted his love for bandmate Patti Scialfa.
How could you not know this next couple? They practically defined Hollywood marriage in the ’90s. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise
Tom and Nicole met in 1989, and it seemed to be the perfect union. They married in 1990, and in the 11 years they were married, they adopted two children. Nicole went on to marry country crooner Keith Urban.
Tom’s love life continued in the spotlight. Click “Next” for more about his next marriage!
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
After young actress Katie confessed her crush on Tom, the two met, and soon after they had a daughter, got married in 2006, and then “TomKat” divorced after five years.
Those weren’t the only marriages of Tom Cruise. Click “Next” to read about his lesser-known union!
Mimi Rogers & Tom Cruise
Before Tom was a household name, he married actress Mimi in 1987. She’s the one who introduced him to Scientology. By 1989, the couple’s marriage was done.
This next couple kind of came out of nowhere, but it seemed like a strong pairing. Click “Next” for more on it!
Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams
The sometimes pop star and actress married singer Ryan in 2009 – they were only engaged for a month. They divorced six years later. Both are fairly quiet about the reasons why.
This next superstar has had a few chances at everlasting love, but the first marriage probably wasn’t one of them. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Jennifer Lopez & Ojani Noa
“Ojani who?” you may ask. He was J.Lo’s first husband, and he just won’t go away, even though the couple divorced in 1998 after only about a year of marriage. He’s still threatening to release a tell-all book.
J.Lo didn’t give up on love. After a few failed relationships, she married again. Click “Next” to see if you remember this one!
Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd
You can file this one under “shortest marriages in Hollywood.” Jennifer and the back-up dancer’s marriage only lasted nine months.
Although J.Lo was one half of “Bennifer,” she and Ben Affleck did not marry. Instead, well, click “Next” to see what happened next!
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
The Latin singers had known each other for years, but didn’t marry until 2004. They seemed happy together, but they split in 2011.
They were America’s Emo Sweethearts, but their marriage didn’t last as long as emo kids did. Click “Next” to see!
Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz
Fall Out Boy frontman Pete was only married to Ashlee for about two and a half years. They split in 2011, citing the all-too-familiar “irreconcilable differences.”
He was a huge pop star, she was a popular model – what could go wrong? For years, nothing. Click “Next” to see more!
Christie Brinkley & Billy Joel
Billy married Christie in 1985, and they had a daughter together. By 1994, the super couple had divorced. So much for forever!
He’s known for his incredible variety of roles, while she’s been called one of the most beautiful women in the world. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Gary Oldman & Uma Thurman
Gary is considered one of the most versatile actors ever. He’s apparently a versatile husband, too, having married a few times. He and Uma only lasted two years together – they divorced in 1992.
If you don’t remember this next couple, you’re probably too young to remember Earth Girls are Easy. Click “Next” for more!
Geena Davis & Jeff Goldblum
It was a short-lived romance, but for those three years, Geena and Jeff were a match made in celebrity heaven. They married in 1987, and divorced in 1990. C’est la vie!
This indie music super couple finally found love together, and then his music suffered (IMHO, TBH). Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Zooey Deschanel & Ben Gibbard
The hipster side of me can’t help having a crush on both stars. Zooey and Ben married in 2009, and then divorced only three years later. Ben, of Death Cab for Cutie fame, started making good music again (insert tongue-sticking-out emoji here).
He was known for his violent temper with the media, while she was known for ruling the world with her pop music. Click “Next” to see this couple!
Madonna & Sean Penn
These two seemed to have a volatile relationship, if we believe the press at the time. But Madonna and Sean made it work for four years before divorcing in 1989.
Madonna has had her fair share of romance in the public eye, and her next marriage was no exception. Click “Next” for more!
Madonna & Guy Ritchie
The pop superstar married the director in 2000, but they divorced in 2008 because, as they said, they were tired of the pretense.
As the daughter (in a way) of two movie stars who never married, it was somewhat surprising to see this actress take the leap herself. Click “Next” to see what happened!
Kate Hudson & Chris Robinson
Kate, who is the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn and (essentially) Kurt Russell, married musician Chris of The Black Crowes, and it seemed to be a perfect match. However, it wasn’t to be, and the two divorced after six years together.
Never before has there been a more beautiful couple than these two. Click “Next” to see if you remember this celebrity couple!
Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds
Scarlett and Ryan seemed to be an ideal Hollywood couple, but their marriage only lasted two years. Scarlett has recently suggested it could’ve been because of their career and competitiveness.
This actor is best known for marrying America’s Sweetheart of the ’80s (although that title really belongs to Tom Hanks). Click “Next” to see more!
Dennis Quaid & Kimberly Buffington
Although Dennis is better known for his relationship with Meg Ryan, his most recent turbulent marriage was with Kimberly, who had twins with him. The two divorced after a few false starts in 2016.
Who could forget this odd coupling who married in 2001? He was an MTV host, she was a child actress. Click “Next” to see if you know who it is!
Drew Barrymore & Tom Green
I’m not the only one who thought it was an odd pairing, right? Drew and Tom were married for less than a year before Tom filed for divorce.
Drew moved on to have several other relationships, but she seemed to really hit the jackpot with her second husband. Click “Next” to keep reading!
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
Drew married Will in 2012, and the couple had two daughters together. Everything seemed to be roses and rainbows, but the two divorced in 2016.
This The Big Bang Theory actress only had one public relationship that ended in divorce. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting
After dating a co-star and a couple of other random people, Kaley met Ryan, a tennis pro, and the two married in 2013. The marriage was dissolved in 2016. Then Kaley set her sight on an equestrian.
I really thought they’d make it, of all the celebrity couples. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith
They seemed to have a marriage that would last forever, but after 18 years together, Antonio and Melanie went their separate ways.
Before she was Mrs. Banderas, she married a different man – twice! Click “Next” for the story!
Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson
Melanie was 14 when she started dating Don – he was 22. Scandalous, right? Well, they married in 1976, but that only lasted six months. They divorced, but they met up again later. They remarried in 1989, and then divorced again around 1995.
This next couple knew each other for about a decade before marrying. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Casey Affleck & Summer Phoenix
Ben’s brother Casey, and River’s sister Summer met in the ’90s, married in 2006, and then split up in 2016. I’m not going to speculate about why, but he’s moved on.
She’s one of the bestselling pop stars of all time. He’s a music executive. It made sense. Click “Next” to see their story!
Mariah Carey & Tommy Mottola
The story goes that Mariah began dating Tommy when she was an up-and-coming artist. They married in 1993, but he was reportedly controlling. They divorced in 2000, and Mariah moved on.
In fact, Mariah moved on to several relationships, but one stuck – for a while anyway. Click “Next” for more!
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
In 2008, Mariah married Nick – he was 11 or 12 years younger (Mariah was either born in 1969 or 1970). Their union only lasted eight years, but they had a set of twins together.
It was a pop-punk marriage that seemed to make sense at the time, but it only lasted about three years. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley
They were young, and it was the mid-aughts. Avril and Deryck had a fairly public relationship, but they divorced in 2009.
Avril waited a few years before marrying again – this time to a fellow Canadian, eh! Click “Next” for more!
Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger
One month of dating was all Avril and Nickelback frontman Chad needed before getting engaged. They married in 2013, and then separated in 2015.
For one of the most public and volatile relationships, click “Next” now!
Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee
The Baywatch beauty is known for baring all, and with Tommy, the Motley Crue drummer, she really did. The two married in 1995 after knowing each other for only four days. The union lasted three years.
That’s not the only super public relationship Pamela had. Click “Next” for more!
Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock
The model and actress married rock star Kid Rock in 2006, and then divorced him only months later. It was short-lived, to say the least.
Pam wasn’t done with high-profile relationships that are fodder for the tabloids, though. Click “Next” to read about the next one!
Pamela Anderson & Rick Salomon
About a year after her divorce from Kid Rock, Pamela had moved on to film producer Rick. They married in 2007, but the marriage was annulled about a year later. Then they remarried in 2014! Oh, then they divorced a year later.
For this next couple, divorce actually helped their relationship! Click “Next” for a surprising one!
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
These two movie and TV stars met on set, and married six years later in 2010. They divorced in 2015, but got back together in 2016, and have three children together. Go figure!
This actress married at 19, but her marriage lasted longer than most Hollywood starlets. Click “Next” to read about it!
Olivia Wilde & Tao Ruspoli
Olivia married her Italian filmmaker lover in 2003, and they remained married until 2011. Is it a coincidence that Olivia started dating Jason Sudeikis that same year? Probably.
Somehow it seemed that this couple would work out. However, we were wrong. So very wrong. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Katy Perry & Russell Brand
The pop singer Katy and her ex-husband comedian Russell seemed to be the cutest couple of 2010, but they divorced in 2011. He sent her a text message to tell her he was divorcing her.
This model was best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret. She’s free now, boys. Click “Next” for more on her story!
Adriana Lima & Marko Jaric
After meeting Serbian NBA player Marko in 2007, Adriana married him in 2009. Five years later, they were divorced. They had two daughters together, so if you decide to court the model, make sure you’re good with being a step-dad!
No one saw this split coming – they were so in love! Is there any hope for the rest of us? Click “Next” for more!
Heidi Klum & Seal
The model and the singer married in 2005, and the world fell in love with the duo. They had three children together, but in 2015, their divorce was finalized. And the world wept.
This next couple made it 13 years, so how did it end in divorce? There’s a lot of speculation. Click “Next” to read more!
Gavin Rossdale & Gwen Stefani
Here’s a super couple that also seemed to be everlasting love. However, Gavin and Gwen, who married in 2002, filed for divorce in 2015.
Only months after filing for divorce, Gwen announced she was dating someone new – and that someone new was going through a divorce of his own. Click “Next” now!
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton
The two country stars dated for a long time before they wed in 2011. It was the summer of 2015 that they announced their divorce. Only months later, Blake was canoodling with Gwen Stefani. So, that happened.
This couple was a bit of a power couple, but their relationship went south recently. Click “Next” for their story!
Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
In 2004, Jen met Ben and they hit it off. By 2005, they were married. Now they have three children together and they seem so in love. So, why did they announce their intent to divorce in 2015? It still isn’t official.
Here’s another surprising one. We got to see a glimpse of their lives together on The Food Network. Click “Next” for more!
Giada De Laurentiis & Todd Thompson
Giada’s a celebrity chef, and Todd, a fashion designer. Together, they made a beautiful daughter, after marrying in 2003. In 2014, Giada announced their plan to divorce, which was finalized in 2015.
Power couples never seem to last, do they? Click “Next” for another example of that theory.
Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
Although the two met when they were very young in 1997, it seems like Reese and Ryan were a great match! They married in 1999, had a couple of kids, and then in 2006, they announced their split.
May-December relationships get a bad rap, but this one seemed like it would last. Click “Next” for more!
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Ashton may have been 15 years younger than Demi, but they seemed like they were in it for the long haul. They married in 2005, but filed for divorce in 2012.
Ashton wasn’t Demi’s first by a longshot. Her first Hollywood marriage was stuff dreams are made of. Click “Next” to see!
Demi Moore & Bruce Willis
Demi and Bruce married in 1987, and it seemed like they were a happy couple, but the two divorced in 1998. They had three daughters, and they’re still on good terms now.
No, say it isn’t so! This next couple seemed like they’d stand the test of time. Click “Next” for more!
Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber
After 11 years together, Naomi and Liev, both actors, announced their split. The couple was never married, but may as well have been. The couple had two children together.
The 2002 World’s Sexiest Vegetarian split with his longtime love, and the whole world who loved this couple went, “Whaaaaat?” Click “Next” to see who it is!
Tobey Maguire & Jennifer Meyers
In 2003, Tobey met jewelry designer Jennifer and they dated for about three years before marrying. They had two children, and recently announced their split in 2016.
She’s one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood – he’s a singer-songwriter that reportedly had a sex addiction. Click “Next” for more!
Halle Berry & Eric Benet
Eric was Halle’s second husband. They married in 2001 after two years of dating, but it only lasted until 2003, when the separated.
Halle’s heart healed and she moved on. To whom? Click “Next” to find out!
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Although Halle had a daughter with a French-Canadian model, she found love with Olivier, a French actor. They married in 2013, had a son the same year, and then divorced in 2016.
Men everywhere are rejoicing this next uncoupling. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Kate Beckinsale & Len Wiseman
She’s probably one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood today (I think so, anyway), and so I imagine men are excited to know that Kate, who married Len, a director, in 2004. Len filed for divorce in 2016.
If any couple in Hollywood would last, it would’ve been these two. Click “Next” to see the shocking split!
Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy
Although it was an on-again-off-again relationship, everyone thought Kermit and Miss Piggy would make it. But these crazy kids announced their split in 2015.
This next couple got together in 1989, which means they’ve been together forever in Hollywood years. Click “Next” to see who it is!
Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock
As a bestselling country artist and actress, Reba has a household name, but she married her manager Narvel in 1989. After 26 years of marriage, the two announced their divorce.
These two never made their relationship official with marriage, but their split certainly was official. Click “Next” to see who I’m talking about!
Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt
Actor Jon never wed screenwriter Jennifer, but the two were together for 18 years. So, when they announced their split in 2015, it was a surprise to all!
When it comes to volatile and public relationships, this actress tops the list! See who it is by clicking “Next” now!
Angelina Jolie & Jonny Lee Miller
The two starred in Hackers together and had an intense connection that culminated in marriage in 1996, but it ended in 1999. Angelina attended her wedding in black rubber pants and a white t-shirt with Jonny’s name written in her blood.
Angelina didn’t stop with crazy relationships there. Keep reading by clicking “Next” now!
Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton
Who could forget the two months of dating that resulted in the Vegas marriage of Angelina and Billy Bob in 2000? The flame burned bright and quick, and their marriage was dissolved in 2003.
The all-time most shocking, never-saw-coming divorce happened recently. Click “Next” for heartbreak!
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
They dated for 12 years, and were immediately dubbed a power couple, dubbed “Brangelina.” But after two years of marriage, several adoptions and three their own, the two divorced. And a sad collective sigh was heaved.