Fans have gotten used to seeing their favorite celebrities splitting up after a number of years together—some only for months, if not days. It seems to be a common sight in Hollywood today, and it is even more surprising if you’ve seen them together for decades.
Some manage to withstand the trial of time, though, spending their lives with one another for years, but we can’t deny that others fail to come out the victors of their own relationships. One minute they promise each other the world, and the next thing you know, they’re hiring their own lawyers.
We’re sure every single ex-couple has their reasons, but it is pretty sad to see this become a trend, especially among beloved power couples. While it would be nice to see them triumph over the Hollywood curse, no one is in the proper position to stop them. It’s their lives, anyway.
Their breakup may have something to do with the Hollywood marriage pressure and the negative connotation that comes with it. If you want to know the reason, check out this list to see why celebrity marriages fail.

Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton | 2 Years

Angelina Jolie is not one to shy away from controversy. It looks like she’s been eating it for breakfast, not minding any issues about her anymore. One of the biggest controversies that she’s been through is when she eloped with her Pushing Tin co-star Billy Bob Thornton. The two instantly connected when they did the movie in 1999, so they escaped and went to Las Vegas just a year into their relationship.

Their marriage wasn’t just a surprise for fans; it also brought a massive shock to Laure Dern, Billy’s fiancée at the time. Angelina even did a dramatic statement then, wearing jeans, a tank top, and boots on their wedding day. If that’s not enough, the ex-couple donned vials with each other’s blood around their necks. Angelina and Billy might have stood with their uncustomary choices, but being a married couple took its toll on them to an incredible degree. They ended up separating after two years.