The Biggest Breakups of All Time
Putting human history into perspective, marriage is a relatively new institution. One of its fundamental principles is monogamy; although, from an evolutionary point of view we aren’t monogamous. Maybe that’s why more than 40% of married couples who vowed eternal love at the altar, end up in divorce. And this affect celebrities too, as one can see. Relationships of Hollywood couples could even break up more frequently than regular people, and not even high-class smart entrepreneurs escape from this one, take Jeff Bezos divorce and TV host Lauren Sanchez as an example. So here are the top 10 most famous celebrity divorces.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Rumours of Gavin Rossdale affair with his nanny was what probably ended their marriage. There wasn’t any Prenup, and Gwen Stefani had more money between those two. So Gavin Rossdale was pushing for half of Gwen Stefani’s money.
Ewan McGregor and Yves Mavrakis
Ewan McGregor and Yves Mavrakis was the ideal celebrity couple. They had 4 children together, and they extended a marriage of 22 years, that ended without scandals. Even though Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead started dating shortly afterwards.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
This could go as the most famous divorce in history. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or ‘Brangelina’ as some people called it, was the most beautiful celebrity couple. Their marriage lasted for 12 years, and they had six children. Back in September 2016, they filed for a divorce which got dragged into the spotlight; which so as theirs, surely broke many other people’s hearts.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard marriage was a wild ride as it only lasted 15 months. There was an accusation of abuse and lying back and forth. It went to the court. But after too much fighting the couple settled outside the court, deciding to distance their relationship from celebrity gossip.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
The star of the “Friends” and Justin Theroux divorced after a seven-year relationship, two years of which they spent in official marriage. Their divorce wasn’t scandalous, but there was one stumbling block. They could not agree on the custody over the dogs.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor were together for almost . . . two decades! So everyone was shocked to hear they broke up in 2017. The circumstance of their divorce is still a mystery, as they successfully kept their marriage away from the public eye. But those two remain very good friends, even after the divorce.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Many people wonder how the frivolous Hollywood handsome boy’s marriage lasted for nine years. But they eventually got divorced. People speculated that Channing Tatum’s intimate friendship with Halle Berry might have played a role in the divorced.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
After two years of marriage in September 2017, Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac split up. Dauriac had repeatedly asked Scarlett to sit down at the negotiating table, wanting to make peace for their little daughter Rose, but she was very adamant on not making a public spectacle.
Richard Gere and Carey Lowell
Richard Gere and his partner Carey Lowell were together for 18 years. So in April 2018, news of Richard Gere marriage to Alejandra Silva came as a surprise to all. Details of Richard Gere and Carey Lowell divorce is still a mystery.
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim’s marriage is kind of a fairy tale. Their 11 years strong marriage was a shining example of a Hollywood couple. But the accusation of Alice Kim’s infidelity ended their journey together.
We surely left other famous celebrity divorces we could have added to our list, like the recent divorce of Deadpool’s star Morena Baccarin. Breaking news about celebrities is a fountain that never dries out, especially when it comes to their everyday tragedies. If you want to see more breaking news about the most named celebrities’ divorces of 2018, you can check the slide show of our friends at People Magazine about it.