Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
They were the movie industry’s most talked about couple and their breakup was reported in every newspaper across the world. It all ended when Kristen Stewart, who played Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, was caught cheating on Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s marriage has been one of the most talked-about relationships in recent years. The two first met in 2008, but their romance didn’t begin until 2012 when they reconnected after West flew out to Los Angeles to attend one of Kris Jenner’s parties. They married in 2014 and had four children before their breakup was announced in early 2021.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce was one of the most shocking splits in Hollywood. The pair had been married for 10 years and were parents to three children together – Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. Ben has said that his divorce from Jennifer prompted him to get sober from alcohol addiction. Affleck reunited with and married his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez in 2022.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey fell in love as co-stars on the MTV reality show Newlyweds. The couple was married in 2002 and seemed to have a perfect life together until 2005 when rumors of infidelity began to swirl. Jessica later revealed that she found out about the affair from a tabloid magazine article and she decided to end their marriage.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were a Disney Channel favorite for years. The two stars met on the set of High School Musical, in which they played love interests Troy and Gabriella. It was a match made in heaven, or at least it seemed that way. In late 2010, Efron and Hudgens broke up after dating for five years.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were one of Hollywood’s cutest couples. The two actors dated for four years before breaking up in 2015, but their breakup came as a surprise to many fans because they seemed so happy together. The split was reportedly mutual and amicable, but we’re still holding out hope that maybe one day these two will reunite.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’s relationship was one of the most talked about relationships in Hollywood. The two were absolutely adored by fans of their characters on The Vampire Diaries, and their chemistry didn’t disappoint in real life either. The couple were together for three years before calling it quits in 2013. Luckily for fans of the show, however, they still got their Delena endgame.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
There’s nothing like a celebrity breakup to send the internet into a frenzy. But when Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis confirmed their separation back in November 2020, it wasn’t just the Twitterverse that was shook. It was all of us! After nine years together, two kids, and an engagement – how could this be? Even more surprising was Wilde’s subsequent relationship with Harry Styles.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
You know the saying, “The couple that fights together, stays together”? That’s not exactly how things worked out for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. Over the course of nine seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we’ve watched the couple go from infatuation to commitment to breakup over and over again. But after nearly a decade together, their relationship finally came to an end in 2017.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – or Brangelina – were one of the most famous couples in Hollywood, but after 12 years together, they’re no longer an item. They started dating in 2005, got married in 2014 and had six kids together (three biological, three adopted). In September 2016, Angelina officially filed for divorce.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were married for eight years before they announced their separation in August 2017. The two met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007. As far as what went wrong in their marriage, Pratt said it was simply about timing – their careers were taking off in different directions and it felt like there was no room for compromise anymore.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley and Liam met on the set of the Nicholas Sparks movie, The Last Song, in 2009. They started dating soon after filming wrapped up, and it was very much a love story for the ages. The couple got engaged in 2012 and married in December 2018 at their home in Malibu. In August 2019, it was officially confirmed that they were no longer together.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were the ultimate #RelationshipGoals couple. Together since 2006, this duo was the definition of an on-screen and off-screen romance. From their first big break in Step Up to their 2009 wedding, Tatum and Dewan have been one of Hollywood’s most loved couples. When news broke about their split in April 2018, fans were devastated.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were one of Hollywood’s most beautiful couples. And though their marriage didn’t last, it was clear from the start that they had a lot of love for each other. The two were married from 1999 to 2006, and they share two children: Ava and Deacon. Witherspoon filed for divorce in 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. Luckily, the pair have remained on good terms since their split.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s relationship has been one of the most talked about in Hollywood. They were known for being an incredibly private couple but were married in 2003 and had two children together: Apple and Moses Martin. However, they separated in 2014 due to – as the ever-eloquent Gwyneth put it – an “conscious uncoupling.”
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
In 2006, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got married in Italy after dating for only a year and a half, and they seemed like the perfect couple. But after six years of marriage, Holmes filed for divorce, which came as a surprise to everyone. It’s rumoured that their split was due to Cruise’s ties to Scientology – which Holmes didn’t want their daughter involved in.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
The Modern Family actress and the True Blood actor, who wed in November 2015, shocked the world when they released a joint statement in July 2023 announcing their divorce. The pair said: “After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We plan to continue our professional lives as usual, while privately making future plans for ourselves.” The couple share two children.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were together for seven years when they broke up in 2023. They started dating in 2016, got married in 2019, and share two children. But unfortunately, they announced their breakup in September 2023. Sources claimed that they had been unhappy for a while. Post-breakup PR since got messy, with both trying to shift the blame to the other.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
The world was shocked when news broke in February 2018 that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were separating after more than two years of marriage. The former couple, who met in 2011 on the set of the film Wanderlust, got married in 2015. In a statement via The Associated Press, Theroux’s publicist revealed that the decision to separate “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of .”
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have had a tumultuous relationship since they first started dating in 2010. They dated on and off until 2014; then they briefly reunited in 2017 and split for good at the beginning of 2018. Bieber is now married to Hailey Baldwin, although die-hard fans still refuse to let Jelena die.
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom
When Khloé Kardashian met NBA player Lamar Odom, it was love at first sight. The couple tied the knot in 2009, but things soon started to crumble between them. Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom in December 2013 after he was caught cheating on her in New York City. Their divorce was finalized in December 2016.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship was the subject of a lot of speculation from the beginning when the couple announced their engagement after just a few weeks of dating. The duo moved quickly to plan their wedding, only to end things shortly after Grande’s former boyfriend Mac Miller passed away in October 2018.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
Model Miranda Kerr is back in the spotlight thanks to her relationship with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, but not everyone remembers that she was once married to actor Orlando Bloom. The pair tied the knot in 2010 and welcomed their son Flynn in 2011. They announced their divorce in October 2013.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
It’s hard to believe that Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey only dated for six weeks before they got married. They started dating in early 2008 and said “I do” in April 2008. Carey gave birth to twins, Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, in April 2011. The couple separated in 2014, and their divorce was finalized two years later.
Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum and Seal were married for seven years. Their union came to an end in 2012, but before that, the two took some pretty memorable Halloween couple costumes. In 2004, Klum met Seal through mutual friends. At the time, she was pregnant with daughter Leni, whose father is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore. They married in 2005 and had three more children, Henry, Johan and Lou.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
When the singer and the supermodel started dating in August 2016, they became one of Hollywood’s most stylish couples. The couple broke up in 2018 before reconciling at the end of 2019, and Gigi gave birth to their daughter in September 2020. They split again at the end of 2021 after Malik reportedly had an altercation with Gigi’s mother Yolanda Hadid.
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
It’s pretty hard not to be charmed by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling together. Their on-screen chemistry was undeniable in The Notebook, and this was before we knew about the real-life romance that ignited between them following the film’s release. The couple dated for a few years until parting ways amicably in 2007. Gosling blamed the demands of Hollywood for their breakup.
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
The union between Amy Poehler and Will Arnett seemed like a match made in comedy heaven. After nine years of marriage, the two finally decided to go their separate ways in 2012. Not only do they have two children together, but they’ve also worked together on the TV shows Parks and Recreation and Arrested Development. The couple are reportedly still on good terms.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Back in 2003, Ashton Kutcher was a fresh-faced actor and Demi Moore was at the top of her career with a golden marriage to Bruce Willis. The two began to date, despite their 16-year age difference. After their 2005 nuptials, it became clear that there was trouble in paradise. When the couple divorced in 2011, it was revealed that Demi filed after rumors of Ashton cheating.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette
When it comes to relationships, celebrity exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette are more than just friends – they’re also co-stars. The former couple wed in 1999 after meeting on the set of Scream in 1996 and amicably called it quits after 11 years together, but they remained friendly throughout the divorce proceedings. The exes have since gone on to star in multiple Scream sequels together.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
It’s been almost two decades since Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s separation. If you were to ask fans how things ended between them, chances are you’d get a variety of answers. Some might say that it was Angelina Jolie who caused the relationship to dissolve while others could say that it was Brad Pitt’s alleged infidelity with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The details of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s 2004 wedding were kept under wraps until the day of the event when suddenly the world learned that J.Lo was married. The surprise aspect of their marriage became a major topic of conversation for years, as the pair remained close-lipped about their union. But then, in 2011, they announced that they were splitting up.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
The Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake breakup was an event that shook the world and caused the collective jaws of the media to drop. It wasn’t just because of how popular they were, but also because of what they represented: one perfect moment in time when the world seemed like it was on the brink of becoming a much better place. Suddenly, it seemed like there was no hope.
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert first met, they were both rising stars in the country music world. They had known each other for ten years before they got married in 2011, and during that time, they collaborated on music together. It seemed like a match made in heaven, but while they were only married for four years, the two split up.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
When news broke that Fergie and Josh Duhamel would be divorcing in 2017, the public was shocked – the couple had seemed so happy together in their many public appearances. The two met while filming a cameo for Duhamel’s show Las Vegas in 2004, and they went on to have a son named Axl before marrying in 2011.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift’s relationships are always a big deal, but when she started dating English actor Joe Alwyn in 2016, it felt different. Maybe it was because they were so low-key and private about their romance that it felt like it was meant to last. But alas, it wasn’t to be. They broke up in 2023 and Swift was later linked with singer Matty Healy and athlete Travis Kelce.
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
Although they were never married, Hudgens and Butler dated for nearly 10 years. They met while filming High School Musical in 2005 but didn’t begin dating until 2011. Both Hudgens and Butler were very private about their relationship so when news broke out that they split in January 2020, fans were both shocked and heartbroken.
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith first met in 1989 and were already married when they starred together in the 1995 romantic comedy Two Much. After admitting their relationship had problems, Griffith filed for divorce in 2014 after 18 years of marriage. The couple have one daughter together and are still on good terms – with Banderas calling Griffith his “best friend” in 2019.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie
Despite the ten-year age gap between Madonna and Guy Ritchie, the former couple seemed like the quintessential picture of a happily married couple in their early years. But it’s surprising to see how quickly things changed for them – by 2008, they had been married for almost eight years and decided to call it quits.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise had plenty of reasons to believe that their union would last. The duo met while filming 1990’s Days of Thunder and married in 1990 when Nicole was only 23. By 2001, however, the couple had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In an interview, Nicole cited her young age as the reason for the breakup.