The Curse of Hollywood Marriage: Here’s Why Celebrity Marriages Fail
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.
Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers | 10 Years
When Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced that they were going their separate ways after a decade of being married to each other, it sent the media into an unprecedented frenzy. Despite the many scandals surrounding Armie recently, we couldn’t deny that they had been happy together. They got two kids, Harper and Ford, to whom they mainly focus their attention today.
The ex-couple announced the sad news in a joint statement on Instagram. They revealed the number of years they had been together, 13, and their bond as best friends, soulmates, partners, and parents brought them on an incredible journey. Armie and Elizabeth, however, decided to move on from their marriage. It’s now their goal to continue their separation in a way that would least affect their children. Armie even asked the help of his lawyer to have joint custody of their kids so that he could still spend more time with them.
Anna Camp & Skylar Astin | 3 Years
Anna Camp and Skylar Astin broke their fans’ hearts when they announced their split following three years of marriage. Although nobody caught their chemistry in the movie, they ended up falling in love with each other. That love, however, seemed to be now gone. Fans didn’t have to worry, though, as the ex-couple promised they had ended their romance “mutually and amicably.” However, they did unfollow each other on social media.
Anna and Skylar didn’t reveal many details about their separation. They even asked for some privacy in this trying time. They only said things weren’t working out between them, so it was best to end their union. Anna said the split was pretty scary and liberating for her at the same time. Her life had changed, sure, but she gave this experience credit for making her feel more of herself than she ever had.
Adele & Simon Konecki | 7 Years
Seven years and several hit songs later, Adele and Simon Konecki have decided to call their marriage quits in a statement issued by the singer’s representatives. The former couple’s main concern now is co-parenting their son, Angelo. They’re both committed to raising their child with one another in the most loving way possible and provide everything Angelo needs.
They then asked for privacy, adding they would give no further comments about their separation. Adele and Simon like to be amicable for each other for their son’s sake. They didn’t want their breakup to be messy, thoroughly thinking of their decisions a hundred times so that it wouldn’t affect Angelo to any degree. Adele and Simon simply grew apart, though they had many common interests at the start of their relationship. According to sources, it might have something to do with Adele’s fame.
Audrina Patridge & Corey Bohan | 10 Months
Audrina Patridge’s romance with Corey Bohan turned out to be her most public relationship, though it was also the most tumultuous and brief. How rough was their separation, you ask? Corey’s the one who’s asking for child support from Audrina, saying she has the higher salary. She has several properties and different investments compared to him, who only earns $2,000 to $3,000 from his work.
The two tied the knot in late 2016, and after just ten months together, they went on their separate ways. Audrina revealed she needed to close a door so that she could continue moving forward in her life. She had no plans to look behind her after they finalized their separation. The reality star closed Corey’s chapter in her life, though she couldn’t deny it’s a lot harder with a kid involved. The two share a daughter, Kirra, who’s now Audrina’s main priority.
Anthony Mackie & Sheletta Chapital | 3 Years
Anthony Mackie and Sheletta Chapital managed to keep their separation under wraps. Still, they couldn’t escape the degree gossiping that followed. News about their breakup started when the 42-year-old star attended the red-carpet premiere of Avengers: Endgame without his then-wife. He used to participate in every red-carpet event with Sheletta before, so it was quite surprising that the actor showed up at the event without his other half.
It’s worth noting, though, that the former couple has always emphasized privacy regarding their relationship. The pair even tied the knot with only 150 close friends and family members in attendance. Anthony and Shelette chose not to talk about their split in public, so the reason for their breakup remains unknown. The only thing known about their separation is that they agreed to have an amicable relationship and share their kids’ custody. Anthony and Sheletta share four sons, whose names remain unknown to the public.
Ali Landry & Mario Lopez | 2 Weeks
Ali Landry and Mario Lopez enjoyed two weeks of being married before deciding to let their relationship go. We do give them credit, though, for dating for six years before tying the knot. What happened to their romance, you ask? Well, rumor has it that there was a third party involved.
Mario admitted that he had been unfaithful to Ali. While Ali tried to confront the situation, it became clear that they can no longer salvage their relationship. The ex-couple then put their focus on their careers after their marriage fell apart. Ali received a TV gig from the UPN sitcom Eve, while Mario became a correspondent for Extra. They have fully moved on and now have their own respective lives, partners, and families. Mario has three kids with his wife, Courtney Mazza, while Ali is married to Alejandro Gomez Monteverde and has three children.
Anna Murdoch Mann & Rupert Murdoch | 32 Years
Did you know that Anna Murdoch Mann and Ruper Murdoch had the most expensive separation in the world? Their settlement cost a whopping $1.7 billion. The said amount already included $110 million in cash, making Anna an instant millionaire— a billionaire even. With that much money in the bank, Anna is now free to start any high-earning investments she wants.
Don’t get this ex-couple wrong, though. The pair had been together for 32 years, tying the knot in 1967 and ending everything between them in 1999. They also share three kids, Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James Murdoch. Rupert, however, got married again to Wendi Deng, who’s 38 years old younger than him, just 17 days after the finalization of his split with Anna. The Scottish journalist, on the other hand, wedded the investor William Mann after several months. Sadly for Rupert, his romance with Wendi also ended after four years, though he’s wise enough to get a prenup this time.
Aaliyah & R. Kelly | 1 Year
Aaliyah’s marriage with R. Kelly was surrounded by huge controversy. Why? The late singer was reportedly only 15 years old when they got married. Meanwhile, the famous rapper was already 27 and an executive producer of his successful debut album Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. If you’re wondering how they pulled it off, well, rumor has it that they faked Aaliyah’s age so that she could legally marry R. Kelly.
Both parties remained mum about the issue, but there were reports the Rock the Boat hitmaker had their marriage annulled due to her family’s disapproval. However, neither of their camps confirmed the rumors about their relationship and eventual marriage. With that said, we can assume that fans of the late pop star are still waiting for answers up to this day. Hopefully, their situation serves as a lesson for couples with huge age gaps.
Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa | 1 Year
Amber Rose and Whiz Khalifa may have ended their romance, but their relationship remains to be fans’ goals. Despite their tumultuous one-year marriage, the two remained amicable.
Amber even revealed that Wiz would always be her best friend forever. However, she found out that they are better separated than together, so she’s happier with the relationship they now have. Wiz, on the other hand, admitted he’s sad when everything between them ended, especially since their son’s involved, and he couldn’t raise him anymore the way he wanted as a whole family. The ex-couple later give their separation the credits for being a blessing in disguise. Wiz revealed their separation helped him a lot, making him more present in the places where he’s needed. It was hard to walk from something you were used to, but Wiz said it also helped sometimes.
Angelina Jolie & Jonny Lee Miller | 1 Year
Don’t be surprised if you see Angelina Jolie on this list again. She has a total of three former husbands, Jonny Lee Miller included. He is her first husband, and though they were only teenagers when they started their romance, they made a pact to get married, and they did in 1996. They had a civil wedding, attended by only her mother, Marcheline Brandt, and Jonny’s best friend.
Just like her wedding with Billy Bob Thornton, it was a very casual one. Angelina donned black rubber pants and a white shirt with his name written across the back with her blood extracted with a clean surgical needle. She didn’t want to use her medical insurance on her special day, anyway. That didn’t help their marriage last, though, as they decided to part ways after just one year. Angelina admitted it was her fault, revealing she found it hard to be present in her relationships to get serious.
Anthony Hamilton & Tarsha McMillan | 10 Years
Anthony Hamilton and Tarsha McMillian decided to go on their separate ways after ten years of marriage and be role models for other younger couples. Their son, Princeton, was only three years old at the time, so they made their split amicable and shared that they had “no ill will for each other.”
Anthony was very excited about the birth of his son back then. Being a father is one of his greatest joys, so he did everything he could to be the best that he could be. He even gave them credit for teaching him to be more patient. When Princeton celebrated his eighth birthday, Anthony made sure he would be there, despite being separated from Tarsha. He shared some photos of the celebration on his Instagram, including a snap with Tarsha and their two other kids. It only proves that Anthony and Tarsha have the best co-parenting relationship.
Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger | 2 years
Sometimes it doesn’t work out, and that’s okay. That’s what Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have shown us. Several celebrity couples have shown us that people turn against each other when a marriage doesn’t work out. The two singers have proven otherwise. They have remained friends after they’ve separated. Furthermore, they have even shared a stage years after the split. Despite going their separate ways, I think that is actually what you’d call love.
In 2012, the two met, and their romance immediately blossomed. You could say that it was love at first sight to some degree as the two started dating just a few months after their first encounter. Furthermore, they got engaged just after a month of dating. In 2013, they tied the knot. However, the marriage ended as fast as it began. The two legally separated in 2015. Despite being short-lived, I think their story is still definitely one for the books.
Axl Rose & Erin Everly | 10 months
Have you seen the music video of Sweet Child O’ Mine? The girl featured in the video was Erin Everly. Later on, she would also be in the music video of It’s So Easy. Aside from her appearances in several Guns N’ Roses’ music videos, Everly is best known as the first wife of the band’s lead vocalist, Axl Rose.
In 1986, the two started dating. Four years later, in 1990, the two got married. After their marriage, the happily ever after of the couple proved to be a lot rockier than they may have expected. The two experienced a lot of trials and challenges. After ten months, they decided it would best that they go their separate ways. Despite the marriage ending, Rose reportedly said that the children in them were best friends. Love doesn’t always end as we would have expected. However, what matters here is that they tried, and I think we should give them credit for having the courage to try.
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner | 10 years
Have you seen the hit romantic period drama Pearl Harbor? Besides having the credit of being one of the most amazing movies of all time, it is also responsible for bringing two of our favorite stars together. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck first met on the set of the movie in 2000. However, their romance did not flourish until 2002. While they were still seeing other people at the time, Affleck stated that they fell in love during Daredevil’s production. Two years later, they officially started dating.
In 2005, on Garner’s 33rd birthday, Affleck proposed, and the two got engaged. A few months later, the two finally got married. It was one love story that a lot have kept tabs on. It was a romance that people have rooted and cheered on. Sometimes some things – even good things – come to an end. It was a long and winding road, but eventually, in 2018, the two legally separated. While they may have gone on different paths, it was evident to the world that they still loved each other.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie | 12 years
Who doesn’t know about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? The two are some of the biggest stars in the industry. They have racked up some of our favorite characters of all time. Furthermore, they have accumulated some of the most coveted awards in Hollywood. Apart, they were already incredible. Together, we all have thought they were invincible.
In 2003 the two met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The two were still involved with other people but eventually fell in love with each other. It was love at first sight kind of thing. After years of their ups and downs as a couple, the two finally tied the knot in 2014. For a while, the power couple showed nothing but love for each other, but in 2019, their decade-long romance ended. To some degree, this has saddened a lot of people. However, some endings are just beginnings. Here’s to a brighter future for the two.
Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Esposito | 4 months
2006 was one rollercoaster of a year for Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Esposito. When people started speculating and gushing about their possible relationship, the two were quiet. They neither denied nor confirmed the theory but later confirmed that they were already engaged! The two tied the knot by the end of the year. However, four months after the wedding, they decided to go their separate ways.
Currently, the two stars look like they’re enjoying their lives. Esposito has gone on to write a memoir, while Cooper continues to star in numerous roles. He is currently involved in the production of the upcoming movie Nightmare Alley. In this film, he’ll be getting the credit for playing the role of Stanton “Stan” Carlisle! While a relationship may end, life doesn’t have to. We could move on from the bad and look forward to a brighter future!
Britney Spears & Jason Alexander | 55 hours
One of the shortest marriages in Hollywood history would be the one between Britney Spears and Jason Alexander. It all started – and also ended – in January 2004. The marriage lasted for a total of fifty-five hours!
Spears was in Las Vegas before the marriage took place. Marriage might not have been on her mind at the start of that day, but when she invited her childhood friend, Alexander, to come, the two decided to get married spontaneously. At approximately 5 a.m. on the 3rd of January, the two got married at A Little White Wedding Chapel. They were both not dressed for the occasion, especially since Spears was sporting a baseball cap and ripped jeans at the time. They didn’t really have any time to prepare for anything regarding the wedding. However, a witness recalls thinking that he believed that the marriage was going to last. While it started and ended too quickly, we have to give them credit for moving past it maturely.
Britney Spears & Kevin Federline | 3 years
It seems like the short-lived romance of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline started with a case of love at first sight. The two first met in 2004 and just a few months later got married. The ceremony happened in September. However, due to some delays with some documents, the legalization pushed back. Good thing officials legalized their documents the next month. Four days shy of the couple’s first wedding anniversary, they welcomed their first child, Sean Preston.
In 2006, they welcomed their second child, Jayden James. Eight weeks after their second child’s birth, the couple experienced some major problems. Ultimately, they decided that going their separate ways would be the best resolution. Despite splitting, they have maintained a friendly relationship. Instead of going at each other, the two have teamed up in raising their children. We have to give them credit for choosing to work together than fight for their children.
Brody Jenner & Kaitlynn Carter | 1 year
Let’s talk about Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter. The two are both influencers in their own right, but how did their romance blossom? Also, how did it end?
The two met at a party in 2013. While feelings were already in play from their first meeting, they didn’t start dating until a few months later, then kept a low profile regarding their relationship. While they’re not keeping it a secret, they weren’t exactly advertising it either. In 2016, the two got engaged. They didn’t immediately get married, though. The two only tied the know in 2018. Unfortunately, just a few days before their first anniversary, the two announced that they would be going their separate ways. We do have to give the two some credit. Unlike the many Hollywood splits we have seen, the two have chosen to lay low about the separation.
Brooke Shields & Andre Agassi | 2 years
80s sweetheart Brooke Shields used to be in a short-lived marriage with tennis play Andre Agassi. The blonde bombshell and the famous athlete were together for two years before lawyers finalized their marriage’s dissolution.
In an interview on The Today Show, Brooke talked about her relationship with Andre. She described the split as one that was not long and difficult to come to. She also revealed that Andre had once told her that he would have made the whole process more difficult if they had kids together. She said this statement was part of the reason why she decided to end her relationship with him. This interview also promoted the book she authored called It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself. The whole experience might not have been Brooke’s best moments, but she sure did grow a lot from going through it.
Bruce Willis & Demi Moore | 12 years
Several fans from the 90s considered this next couple the reigning Hollywood royalty back in the day. Many fans were over the moon when they found out that great actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis got together. Eventually, Bruce and Demi enjoyed a good 12 years together as husband and wife and even built a family together. Their children are now all grown up, and they co-parent them together, but what went wrong in their relationship?
One of the problems of successful movie stars is that they spent a lot of their time away from home. The couple openly said that their split is because of this challenge. It wasn’t really the root cause, but it did aggravate the situation. Two years before their final divorce, sources say that they have been living separate lives already. Some of Bruce’s real estate investments have also gotten in the way of their marriage. On top of that, the media’s attention also took a toll on them and their family.
Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman | 6 days
Carmen Electra has built an image for herself as a sultry and sexy celebrity. Through the years, she has been the face of a prestigious American magazine a total of 44 times. On top of this, Carmen was also the actress featured in Baywatch and Scary Movie. Being the beautiful woman that she is, Carmen got the attention of Dennis Rodman, one of the Chicago Bulls players.
When they met, they instantly started dating. Some said that Carmen was often lured to “bad boys,” so she and Dennis really had a great time together. They saw each other for a few months, but in 1998, they took their relationship up a notch by getting married in Las Vegas. They were both drunk, though, so when they came to their senses six days later, they decided to call it off. Well, at least they didn’t have to think about splitting investments considering the longevity of their marriage.
Chad Johnson & Evelyn Lozada | 41 days
There are some occasions where the man you thought was the love of your life turns out to be someone else when he’s in a different mood. That’s precisely what happened between NFL star Chad Johnson and his wife of 41 days, reality star Evelyn Lozada.
Chad apparently had some anger management issues, and the reason Evelyn wanted to leave the marriage was that he became too physical during an argument. The separation involved several lawyers, and after the entire ordeal, Johnson had decided to take anger management classes. It’s a good thing that he soon realized his fault and tried to be a better person. Chad also said in an interview that he knew Evelyn deserved better than how he treated her back when they were still together. Soon, he changed his last name to Ochocinco after all the issues he faced.
Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush | 5 months
One Tree Hill stars Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush met on the famous TV show’s set but didn’t start dating until 2003. They dated for two years and tied the knot two years later in 2005. The relationship might have made their fans happy, but it fell apart rather quickly. The two called it quits only five months into their marriage and got attorneys involved due to fraud accusations.
A decade after the split, Sophia wrote an essay that got featured in Cosmopolitan. There, she mentioned that she felt “pressured” to marry Chad back then. Sophia talked about how it was such a pressure for ladies to find the one true love and sometimes fails to realize that not all relationships will lead you there. She did say, however, say that they will serve some purpose in your life somehow.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan | 9 years
Hollywood A-listers and Step Up stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were married for nine years before deciding to go their separate ways. While they were married, the two had a daughter together named Everly. Now that they have separated, the pair decided to have joint physical and legal custody of her.
They announced their split in an Instagram post they both published as their joint statement. In it, they said that their decision was mutual and that they recognize each other as best friends, and though that part hasn’t changed, they felt that it was time for them to take different paths. They still spoke lovingly of each other and still thought of each other as family. The degree of love and maturity is apparent in the celebrities’ intentions. We all know that it is hard to stay as a family when you’re in Hollywood, but these two saved all the good they have from the relationship and moved on from the bad.
Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller | 2 years
If you know who Charlie Sheen is, then you would know that the Two and a Half Men star has exchanged a couple of I dos to a few ladies, including Brooke Mueller, his third wife. They tied the knot in May of 2008 and had twins together. Unfortunately, however, just like his previous marriages, this one also ended in a legal separation.
When they decided to go to court to call off their marriage, lawyers noted that Charlie didn’t know the scope of his obligations in the prenup that they had. There have been multiple reports about Charlie’s undesirable behavior before and during the process of the separation. During their marriage, Charlie got accused of being too physical with his wife and received multiple misdemeanor reports. It seems like there were many causes for Charlie’s multiple failed marriages. We hope he and all his exes are doing better these days.
Charlie Sheen & Donna Peele | 6 months
When you get so lost in the moment, you can sometimes feel like nothing can go wrong. That’s why when Charlie Sheen and Donna Peele met, they felt like it was forever. They got married only six weeks after the meeting, but that their relationship was short-lived as well.
The love story between Donna and Charlie followed the typical romantic movie, but when they started getting on each other’s nerves, the separation was unavoidable. Six months after their relatively spontaneous wedding, they decided to go their separate ways. Charlie described their relationship to be “suffocating,” so he had to get up, gasp and breathe air in. He also likened their marriage to a car that was too broken to fix. They probably didn’t give enough thought and investment to their relationship. It really does pay to think things through.
Cher & Gregg Allman | 4 years
Musicians Cher and Gregg Allman met when they were both going through pretty rough patches in their lives. Cher had just broken up with Sonny Bono, and Gregg was grappling with a few unhealthy vices. Despite that, however, there was undeniable electricity between the two, and they decided to stick by their relationship.
The two got married the moment they had the chance. Three days after Cher’s marriage separation was finalized, the couple decided to get hitched in Las Vegas. After nine days, though, Cher was ready to file for a separation because Gregg’s vices were just too much for her. This didn’t push through, though, because their married life continued. When Cher decided to do Sonny and Cher Show with her former husband, Gregg wanted to leave this time. This decision did not push through as well because they found out Cher was pregnant. They finally called it quits for good in 1977 and their separation was finalized in 1979.
Chris Kattan & Sunshine Tutt | 1 month
Comedian Chris Kattan and model Sunshine Tutt were married a little more than a month a decade ago. They started seeing each other in 2005 after meeting at a birthday party. They were both in their 30s and thought that they had found great companionship with each other. They had a lot of fun while they were together, so they decided to get married on June 28, 2005, in Yosemite Valley, California. However, as dreamy as their wedding sounded, the magic between the two lasted for two months.
The court didn’t reveal the details about their breakup, but it didn’t surprise many people since the whole relationship moved quite fast. The connection they felt between each other was probably very strong, but when they came to their senses and the honeymoon stage ended, they realized they wanted different things. Of course, Chris and Sunshine have long moved on and are now busy minding their own lives and investments.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris | 8 years
Former Hollywood power couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt spent a good eight years as husband and wife before announcing their split via Facebook in 2017. In Chris’s post, he said that they really did everything that they could to save the marriage and that they were both upset that it didn’t work. The actor also added that though they have decided to go on different paths, they will continue to be friends for the sake of their son, Jack. Anna also tweeted about the split similarly. They have both stayed friends all these years, even though they have moved on with different partners.
Anna also admitted that she became competitive to a certain degree, which might have gotten in the way of her relationship with Chris and the men that came before him. However, she also expressed that she is still coming to terms with that trait up until today.
Chris Rock and Malaak Compton | 19 years
Having an honest and pure relationship in the middle of the Hollywood environment is undoubtedly a tricky thing to achieve. Often, stars who come together end up breaking up because of all the noise around them. Chris Rock and Malaak Compton were not so lucky either. Though they have been married for almost two decades, the pair still fell into the same legal separation hole where most Hollywood marriages go.
Unlike some celebrities, however, Chris became very vocal about their split after it happened. He even made it one of his topics during his comedy shows. The comedian admitted that he got involved with other women during the span of their marriage. He recognized the degree of his mistakes, and he used his experiences to tell the audience a lesson. Ending a 20-year marriage is not easy for anyone, and Chris might have just lost the best thing that ever happened to him, but we hope he learned his lesson.
Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson | 8 months
Stars of Bachelor in Paradise Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson may have had a blast on the show, but eight months after married life started, they quickly realized that they simply were not meant for each other. They decided to call off their marriage even if they were together for less than a year. They announced their split in February of last year in a joint statement. It said that they had to prioritize themselves first. They realized that there were necessary investments that they had to make to become better persons individually. They both said that they still respected and cared for each other but that they just had to go for what they both deserved.
The two fell in love on the hit ABC show and are very thankful that they both met through it, but not everything on-screen ends with a happy ending after all.
Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook| 6 YEARS
There’s a famous saying in the marriage world that goes, “once a cheater, always a cheater.” Though many believe that love can change a person, it still requires more than love and hard work to make it eternal. The same goes with Peter Cook, who was deep fried with rumors of infidelity amidst unconditional love.
Christine Brinkley and Peter Cook got married in 1996. Brinkley is a model and TV personality known for her career in modeling and endorsements and marriage with Billy Joel. Brinkley met Cook through a mutual friend in 1996. Their union bore them their daughter in 1998, and Cook adopted Brinkley’s son, Jack. Their marriage ended bitterly, involving lawyers and court trials in 2008. Reportedly, Brinkley filed a dissolution of marriage against Cook due to his illicit relationship with his assistant and several indecent activities during their marriage. Not long after, Cook married Suzane Shaw, who was present during the trial. It was not too long until Cook’s second marriage with Shaw fell apart. Shaw apologized to Brinkley for dismissing his history and siding with him, proving Cook’s infidelity and obscenity.
Christina Anstead & Ant Anstead | 2 YEARS
Quoting the lyrics of the song Breakeven by The Script – “when a heart breaks no it don’t break even” – hits all the spots of any relationship that falls apart. No matter the breakup cause, both ends are hurting and probably just coping with the situation differently. A perfect example is Christina and Ant Anstead’s split.
Christina and Ant started dating in 2018. The two must have found comfort with each other as they share the same story – both went out of a marriage and had two kids. The two equally gorgeous TV personalities had an intimate wedding in December 2018, attended by just 70 guests. They kept their followers updated throughout their marriage by regularly sharing their adventures and family updates on social media. One of the milestones they happily shared with their fans is their pregnancy announcement in March and their son’s birth in September 2019. Unfortunately, the couple also delivered the news of their breakup in the same manner. As per Ant, the decision to separate is Christina’s decision, and he hopes that she will be happy with it. There is no apparent reason for their split yet, but it seems that they are just not meant to be together. They have called their lawyers and are settling their papers.
Collin Farell & Amelia Warner| 4 MONTHS
Whether their marriage was legal or not, Amelia Warner considered Colin Farrell her first love even though their relationship only lasted for four months. Farrell started dating Warner in 2001. During that time, both actors were in their youth – Farrell was 24, and Warner was 19 – Farrell was on his way to stardom, while the English actress was already a leading lady in a TV series in the UK. They shocked the industry when they came home from a vacation wearing wedding bands on their ring finger. They had a ceremonial marriage by the beach in Tahiti in 2002, but after four months, Farrell and Warner announced their split. As Farrell explains it, it was a hasty decision of two young and passionate individuals.
On the bright side, the ex-couple is now in a better state, respectively. Farrell has two daughters from past relationships, while Warner is married to Jamie Dornan. Additionally, they got spared from spending money for hiring lawyers to represent them in court.
Colton Haynes & Jeff Leatham | 6 MONTHS
Over the years, Colton Haynes had several ups and downs due to the painful string of events in his life. Haynes initially struggled with his career being affected by rumors of his gender preference. As he finally admitted his true identity, Haynes also came forward with his relationship with the florist and writer Jeff Leatham. The two wed in 2017 in an intimate ceremony officiated by Kris Jenner. Unfortunately, six months after the wedding, Haynes sought an attorney’s help to file a dissolution of marriage from Leatham.
Though it seems that they reconciled months after filing their court papers, Leatham submitted corresponding documents in December 2017, and their legal separation got finalized in 2019. Following the event with his marriage, Haynes lost a close family relative. The said turbulent events left Haynes in misery, which resulted in destructive behaviors. Thankfully, he got the help that he needed, and now, Haynes is back on his feet.
Danielle Staub & Marty Caffrey | 1 YEAR
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Danielle Staub, has been a lot of controversies ever since she started her television career. From her troubled past to her turbulent relationship with her co-stars, Straub has been through it all. Just recently, she also went through a highly publicized wedding with Marty Caffrey.
Danielle Staub has been married twice before she met Marty Caffrey. Staub and Caffrey have been in a relationship for four years before they got engaged and eventually married in May 2018. Their wedding even got televised and shown in an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Too bad, however, the two announced that they were separating in August 2018. Staub admits that both of them are at fault for why their marriage fell apart. She credits Caffrey’s drinking habits and her trying to fix everything that causes their disagreements. Straub also said that their relationship got strained even before they got engaged. Straub thought that if they got married, then things will be better.
Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher | 6 YEARS
On the recent release of Demi Moore’s memoir ― Inside Out ― Moore talked about her relationship with Ashton Kutcher and what led to their separation. As it sheds light on several speculations in the past, it also burdened connections of the present.
Moore and Kutcher got married in 2005 and separated in 2011. Their union was the talk of the town due to their 15 years age gap. Despite their age difference, however, Kutcher and Moore seem to be very into each other. Kutcher even went as far as standing as a second father to Moore’s children. Their wedding was a very intimate one attended only by their close family members, including Moore’s ex-husband, Bruce Willis. However, what was once good chemistry turned into a bitter relationship. According to Moore, she tried hard to please her husband to be the wife he wanted, but it only led to her adopting unhealthy vices and Kutcher’s alleged infidelity. Despite Moore breaking up with Kutcher, Kutcher first contacted his attorney to file a marriage dissolution notice, finalized in 2013.
Dennis Hopper & Michelle Philipps | 8 DAYS
Just like the old saying, “easy comes, easy goes,” whatever it is that comes fast and easy will be gone soon. The same applies to Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips, whose relationship happened and ended in a blink of an eye.
Dennis Hopper, the actor known for his bad-boy image, and the Mamas and the Papa’s singer Michelle Phillips might be the record holders of the shortest-lived marriage in history. The two met on the set of The Last Movie and were married for only eight days. As their story goes, Phillips and Hopper got cozy together when they were filming the movie. They later eloped as soon as the shoot ended in 1970, but eight days later, Phillips filed for their marriage dissolution. The reason for their separation, according to reports, is Hopper’s unnatural intimate demands. Additionally, the ex-couple friends attest that their marriage was as if they are in a warzone and their home security is not stable.
Diane Alexander & Lionel Richie| 8 YEARS
Diane Alexander and Lionel Richie belong to the most-talked-about relationship in Hollywood ever since they started dating. Richie and Alexander met in 1993 and began seeing each other despite Richie being married. When rumors of their relationship started surfacing in Hollywood, Richie immediately splits with his wife and marries Alexander in 1995.
Alexander and Richie have two kids together, born in 1994 and 1998. After eight years of marriage, Alexander and Richie eventually filed for separation. The very reason for their split is that they have grown apart due to Richie’s absence. As they reached their settlement agreement, Alexander will never have to make a loan ever in her life again. Alexander is receiving alimony worth $300,000 per year, which includes allotment for her beautification. Their separation was finalized by 2008, and now both of them are with their respective partners.
Drew Barrymore & Jeremy Thomas | 1 Month
Drew Barrymore has done a lot of antics during her teen years. She was even called a wild child. Although Drew started going out to bars at an early age, it was also where she met her first husband, Jeremy Thomas.
Jeremy Thomas is the pub owner of The Room, where Drew and her friends are patrons. Drew was only 19 at that time, while Jeremy was 31. The two got close and eventually formed a relationship. One night in 1994, after several drinks, the two decided to get married at 5:30 in the morning. They spent most time apart but kept a close connection and would rendezvous whenever Drew had free time. A month after they got married, Jeremy received a letter from Drew’s attorney as Drew wanted to dissolve their marriage. As per Drew, she was drunk and felt that her husband took advantage of her for her money. On the other side, Jeremy said that she married Drew not because of her fame and money but because she was cute.
Drew Barrymore & Tom Green | 1 Year
In this entry is Drew Barrymore’s second infamous marriage with Tom Green. Unlike her first marriage, Drew’s marriage with Tom was planned when she was in good condition and sober. It did not differ much from her first as it also ended in less than a year.
In 1999, Drew and Tom started a relationship after working together in Charlie’s Angels. The comedian and the actress got engaged in 2000 and wed in 2001. Their relationship was not as turbulent as her previous one, and it seems that they are happy together.
Unfortunately, after a few months, Tom reached out to his lawyers and filed for legal separation in December 2001. There is no clear reason why they split, but according to Green’s petition to the court, it was their irreconcilable differences. Their marriage was officially dissolved by October 2002, with both parties not speaking about it in the years that followed. It was just recently when the two reunited in Drew’s talk show and talked about their past.
Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds | 2 Weeks
It’s no secret that Eddie Murphy has been in several relationships over the past decades ever since he and his first wife, Nicole Murphy, separated. Just when he was about to plunge into a lifetime commitment again with Tracey Edmonds, he retreated for many reasons.
Murphy and Edmonds started dating in 2006, and by 2007, Murphy got down on his knees and asked Edmonds for marriage. They had their wedding ceremony at the french Polynesian island in January 2008, attended by friends and families. Once they got back from the trip, however, the couple were no longer together. They addressed their separation by confirming that they will not be marrying on US grounds as they chose to remain friends. According to sources close to them, one reason for their failed marriage is that Murphy’s mother was against Edmonds. Likewise, the two have indifferences with their living set-up. Bad as it seems, Murphy must be thankful that their marriage was nonbinding, and he will not be shelling out millions of his investments again for alimony and such.
Elizabeth Taylor & Conrad “Nicky” Hilton | 8 Months
No matter how good-looking, famous, or wealthy you are, a marriage that is not meant to be will not last especially, if its foundation does not include respect and love. That was the case for Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, whose marriage lasted less than a year due to indifference.
Taylor was only 18 when she met the 24-year-old heir to the Hilton hotel chain, Nicky Hilton. At the time of their marriage in 1950, Taylor is already a big star in Hollywood, while Hilton is known for being the playboy millionaire. Disregarding all the signs, Taylor still pushed through their marriage until she snapped and ran towards her attorney for help. According to reports, Hilton was verbally abusive and neglectful of his duty as Taylor’s husband. Likewise, his gambling and drinking problems were also the breaking point for Taylor. Years later, Taylor has been in and out of marriages a couple of times while Hilton remarried an oil heiress.
Eminem & Kim Mathers | 2 Years
Eminem holds no secret about his strained relationship with his family members. Marshall Mathers, popularly known as Eminem, has made several tracks about his tumultuous relationships. Most of it is about Kim Mathers, his partner and wife for a few years, and Hailie Mathers’ mother.
Eminem and Kim met back in high school. The two bonded over their similar household situation, making Kim and her twin sister Dawn run away from their family and move in with Eminem. Eminem and Kim started their relationship in 1989, and by 1995, their daughter Hailie was born. According to reports, Kim and Eminem’s relationship has always been rocky. They often fight and separate, but the next thing they know is that they are back together. With that, Eminem has made a violent alter-ego, Slim Shady. In 1999, the two got married, and by 2001, they filed for legal separation. After a few years, the two briefly remarried in 2006 and separated in the same year. There are several factors why their relationship did not work out. As such, Kim’s harmful vices posed dangers to Hailie’s home security. Now, the two have remained friends for their daughter’s sake.
Emmy Rossum & Justin Seigel | 1 and A Half Year
In 2008, Emmy Rossum and Justin Seigel, a music producer, tied the knot secretly in February. Though rumors surround them, Rossum was firm to deny their union, but in 2009, sources confirmed the speculation when Siegel filed for legal separation from Rossum.
Emmy Rossum was young at the time of their marriage. She was only 23, and her career was in its early stages. During that time, Rossum had few movie credits, including The Phantom of the Opera, Poseidon, and Mystic River. Rossum and Seigel have been in a relationship since 2007. Rossum has tried to keep their relationship low-key, including their marriage in 2008. As what made Siegel seek legal help is Rossum’s infidelity, according to reports. She was seen dining and getting cozy with the Counting Crow frontman, Adam Duritz. Their marriage was finally void in December 2010.
Ethel Merman & Ernest Borgnine | 5 Weeks
At first glance, Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine look like they are a match made in heaven. First off, both Merman and Borgnine had been married several times before meeting each other in 1964. Both of them are great actors in their respective fields; Merman as a singer and theatrical credits, while Borgnine for his distinct characters in films and known as Mr. Ugly. Unfortunately, it was also their love for performing that made them fall apart.
Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine got married in July 1964, in a ceremony attended by many famous actors, including Dick Van Dyke and Angie Dickson. After their month-long honeymoon, the pair went back to Los Angeles with Borgnine running towards his legal counsel. Their relationship lasted for only five weeks as they seem unable to stand each other. As per Borgnine, Merman was very jealous of his popularity, and Merman said that she felt that Borgnine was just using her for her money. Their marriage dissolved in August 1964. Merman never married again after Borgnine, while Borgnine went on until wife number 5.
Eva Longoria & Tyler Christopher | 2 years
Hollywood stars like Eva Longoria enjoyed and continues to enjoy a fantastic career as an actress. She first appeared in guest roles and later on starred on a daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless as Isabella Braña. The actress has been a private person ever since and kept her marriage to Tyler Christopher away from the limelight. The two got married in 2002 but separated two years later.
Eva is among the beautiful women listed by People magazines. She has earned her net worth by modeling contracts with New York & Co and L’Oreal, allowing her to have enough investments. On the other hand, Tyler became famous for his role in General Hospital. While this news saddens many, the two have already moved on and happy with their present lives and career. Until now, they do not speak about their past relationship publicly.
Eva Longoria & Tony Parker | 3 years
We all know that Eva Longoria is a charming actress with several admirers. If people do not recall, she was once married to Tony Parker. The former professional basketball player and Eva met in 2004, but it was not until August 2005 that they confirmed their relationship. In July 2007, they tied the knot in an intimate wedding in Paris with only 40 guests.
Sadly, they decided to part ways after only three years. They have their own reasons, and people respect that. Tony spent his whole life on the basketball field and became among the best. He is the son of a pro basketball player and has spent his life-long career along with San Antonio Spurs. With his earnings, he made huge investment money in basketball. Eva, on the other hand, has few businesses aside from her acting job.
Fergie & Josh Duhamel | 8 years
Fergie and Josh Duhamel were once a match made in heaven. Unfortunately, despite their eight-year marriage, Fergie broke the news on September 14, 2017, that they will be going their separate ways. The actor and singer left fans wondering what was wrong. Regardless of their split, they became best friends and the best parents to their son, Axl.
The world-famous musician Fergie is well-known for her hip-hop group, Black Eyed Peas. She debuted as a solo artist with the album, The Dutchess which gained vast success, with three singles, namely Big Girls Don’t Cry, London Bridge, and Glamorous. Besides her singing career, she made various business investments, including her first fragrance for Avon, Outspoken. Her former husband Josh is an ex-fashion model and actor who debuted Las Vegas and All My Children. It is magnificent how they handled co-parenting at its finest.
Fred Armisen & Elisabeth Moss | 8 months
Elizabeth Moss became a household name from the moment she accepted the Peggy Olson role in the TV series, Mad Men. Many loved her characters in films, especially for her iconic moments. Elisabeth earned various nominations, especially for her roles in The Handmaid’s Tale, Queen of Earth, and Top of the Lake. She is also a winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, gaining more credit for her acting.
She was married to Fred Armisen, whom she met on Saturday Night Live for once in her life. After eight months of their married life, they, unfortunately, set themselves apart from each other. According to the couple, it was their indifferences that made their marriage deteriorate. Fred is a prominent comedian, actor, producer, writer, and musician who played various roles in comedy films like Cop Out, Anchorman, and EuroTrip.
George Clooney & Talia Balsam | 4 years
George Clooney is one of the iconic and legendary actors of Hollywood. The actor achieved immense fame after starring in the widely acclaimed medical drama series ER. He immediately went into different films and series like Batman & Robin, Out of Sight, and From Dusk Till Dawn. From a small actor, he transitioned into one of the most remarkable performers of his time. We cannot deny the fact that George is an attractive man. He was once married to Talia Balsam, but the relationship only lasted for four years.
Both of them admitted that they were not ready for marriage yet. Since both George and Talia were struggling, they decided that the best decision was to call their attorney and split. Talia is a director and actress well-known for her work in No Strings Attached and Mad Men. Today, both George and Talia are enjoying prolific careers away from each other.
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale | 13 years
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were iconic rock singers. The couple first met when No Doubt opened for Bush back in 1995. After over six years of dating, they exchange vows at St. Paul Church in London’s Covent Garden on Sept. 14, 2002. Things were happy for the couple at the beginning of their marriage, especially having their three children. However, something made Gwen change her mind after Gavin had a child, Daisy Lowe. The lawyer granted them separation, and since then, the couple has been co-parenting their children.
Gavin is a famous musician, singer, and songwriter known as the lead singer for the rock band Bush. Throughout his career, he attained the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. Meanwhile, Gwen is the lead vocalist and lead singer of No Doubt, the band behind the hit singles like Don’t Speak, Spiderwebs, and Just a Girl.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin | 10 years
Gwyneth Paltrow knows how to make heads turn. She is a soft-spoken but beautiful actress who charmed Hollywood back in the 1990s. After achieving considerable success as an actress, Gwyneth then splurged her investment money in her own brand and website, the Goop. Besides her acting and business career, Gwyneth was also famous for her high-profile marriage with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. They were a perfect match for years, and it surprised many fans when Gwyneth announced their separation on her website. They were married in December 2003, and after ten years of married life, the pair went their separate ways.
The award-winning actress, writer, businesswoman, author, model, and entrepreneur is known for her various accolades in film works, including a Primetime Emmy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award. On the other hand, her ex-husband of 10 years, Chris, is a renowned musician who helped Coldplay achieve many awards. The band has sold more than 100 million records around the world.
Halle Berry & David Justice | 3 years
We know for a fact that Halle Berry is among the most renowned actress in history. Before becoming a multi-awarded actress, however, Halle was a model and a beauty queen. Halle joined the Miss USA pageant and won the first runner-up. After that, she came in sixth in the 1986 Miss World Pageant. Halle won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award in the film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. However, there is nothing more iconic than her character Storm in the X-Men series.
As for her personal life, Halle was married to a professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball, David Justice. If you weren’t aware, David Justice has played for teams like Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves. David and the prominent actress got married on January 1, 1993, but their marriage only lasted three years. With their lawyer’s help, the couple dissolved their marriage and went on with their respective lives.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez | 2 years
From the start, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s relationship has been a rocky one. So when the two decided to end their union after only two years, it didn’t really come as a surprise to those closest to them. Legally separating might have taken a chunk out of their investment money, but at least it gave them the freedom to live their lives separately.
Olivier is a French film actor and known for his various performances in films like The Horseman on the Roof, The Chambermaid on the Titanic, Before Night Falls, S.W.A.T., Unfaithful, and Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil for which he earned a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor. His ex-wife, Halle, is among Hollywood’s iconic stars and known for being one of the top-paid actresses. She has performed in different films and showcased her unique talents in acting. She and Olivier had one child together and well-supported by both of them.
Heidi Klum & Seal | 7 years
Heidi Klum and Seal’s whirlwind marriage is one for the books. The two first met by chance in a hotel lobby in 2004 and immediately hit it off. A year later, Heidi and Seal decided to tie the knot in a unique ceremony attended by only 40 guests. It was the dream beach wedding in a Mexican beach resort. After seven years, they split and started co-parenting their children. With their investments, the kids are all well and financially stable.
Heidi is a famous supermodel, and after she gained recognition, she became the host of a prestigious fashion reality show, Project Runway, and Germany’s Next Topmodel. Furthermore, she appeared on several shows like How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, Desperate Housewives, and judge of America’s Got Talent. Her ex-partner, Seal, is a singer and has sold more than 20 million records across the world.
Helen Hunt & Hank Azaria | 1 year
Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria had a turbulent relationship. While the relationship lasted for 17 months, many still wonder what went wrong, considering that they were once Hollywood’s picture-perfect couple. Helen and Hank’s relationship began in 1994, after starring in the films, The Simpsons and Mad About You. After few years of dating, they got married in a Jewish ceremony in 1999. However, after only a year into their marriage, the former couple decided to call up their lawyers to dissolve their union officially.
Hank is a prominent actor, voice actor, and comedian known for his performances like Mystery Men, Godzilla, The Birdcage, The Smurfs, Run Fatboy Run, Shattered Glass, and Along Came Polly. He had recurring roles in TV series like Spamalot, Uprising, Friends, and Huff. As for Helen, she is an award-winning actress who won four Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, and three more Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress.
James Cameron & Kathryn Bigelow | 2 years
Academy Award-winning director James Cameron, and The Hurt Locker star, Kathryn Bigelow, used to be married. However, after spending two years as husband and wife, the two split. Both are working as directors, with Kathryn covering various genres like Strange Days, Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty, Point Break, and K-19: The Widowmaker. Meanwhile, James is responsible for bringing titles like Titanic, Avatar, The Terminator, and Aliens to life.
Kathryn is the only woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, Academy Award for Best Director, Saturn Award for Best Director, and BAFTA Award for Best Direction. These attainments are investments for Kathryn, gaining her a spot in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. On the other hand, James is a renowned producer, film director, and editor known for his epic and science-fiction films.
Janet Jackson & James Debarge | 1 year
James DeBarge is Janet Jackson’s first husband. The couple famously eloped and later had three children together. James was only 21 years old then, making their decision to get married controversial, especially that many opposed their union. They got married in September 1984 and parted ways a year later.
Through it all, however, Janet never had to worry about cash loans considering her financial success. After signing a contract with A&M Records, she became a pop icon, especially after releasing her third and fourth studio albums, Control and Rhythm Nation. She also collaborated with different record producers like Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam throughout her illustrious career, incorporating other music elements like rap, disco, funk, blues, and industrial beats. As for her ex-partner, James is a member of the vocal group DeBarge, who has viral singles like Rhythm of the Night, All This Love, Who’s Holding Donna Now, and Love Me in a Special Way.
Janet Jackson & René Elizondo Jr. | 9 years
After years of being married, Janet Jackson and Rene Elizondo Jr. decided to call it quits in January 1999. The two married on March 31, 1991, and because of their irreconcilable differences, they parted ways nine years later. Rene Elizondo is a director and songwriter who met Janet while performing as a backup dancer for the singer’s older sister, Latoya. The pair immediately hit it off. As for his directorial career, he directed videos like Together Again, The Velvet Rope, That’s The Way Love Goes, and Again.
Janet is a famous icon in her time and has a massive net worth. She does not need payday loans, especially with her family members’ successful careers. Although Janet started her career in the shadows of her famous siblings, she successfully carved out a name for herself and emerged as one of the best pop performers.
Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana | 5 years
Janet Jackson may be well-known for being the little sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Despite growing up associated with talented stars, Janet quickly proved that she also has what it takes to make it in the cut-throat world that is Hollywood. She debuted along with her older brothers, The Jackson 5, and later on, she landed a role in the sitcom Good Times. Today, she is known to many as one of the greatest pop performers of all time.
Before Janet met his billionaire ex-husband, Wissam Al Mana, she already has many investments. Wissam is one of the famous business magnates in the Middle East. He is involved in group activities that deal with real estate, retail, engineering, and food. Janet and Wissam were privately married in an intimate ceremony in 2012. Things were beautiful at first for them, but in April 2017, Janet announced that they already broke up.
Jeff Goldblum & Geena Davis | 3 Years
Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis were one of the hottest Hollywood couples in the 1980s. The two met on set on Translyvania 6-500. Both the actors’ careers were at their peak, so it was easy to understand how they will fall in love with each other, especially after doing films together like the sci-fi movie, The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy. Unfortunately, their romance only lasted for three years.
Davis cited irreconcilable differences as to why her marriage with Goldblum did not work. Later on, however, the actress revealed that her ex-husband did not want to have kids. Though many would assume that they are a match made in heaven, their relationship had its ups and downs, just like any average couple. They won’t have to worry about applying for personal loans either, as these two have earned quite a lot on their salaries alone.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt | 7 Years
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are stand-out actors in their own right, and when they started dating, it naturally sent the American media industry into a frenzy. Aside from Pitt being the hottest ticket in the 90s, Aniston was dubbed as “America’s Sweetheart,” so seeing the two felt right. It also seems that they did too since they exchanged “I do’s” in a lavish Malibu wedding in 2000. They definitely became the talk of the town back then.
Sadly, their marriage did not endure especially after Pitt and Jolie worked together on the film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Sparks definitely flew between the two, which affected Pitt’s marriage. The powerhouse couple split after seven years which broke hearts everywhere. Pitt went on to marry his co-star while Aniston got married to Justin Theroux. The investments between Pitt and Aniston have gotten divided accordingly. Recently, the two were spotted getting chummy at the SAG Awards, which sparked dating rumors once more.
Jennifer Garner & Scott Foley | 3 Years
We can describe the romance between Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley as a whirlwind romance. They first met on the set of Felicity, where Garner appeared as a guest character while Foley was already a cast member. Their meeting ended up with the two getting married in 2000. Garner’s role in Felicity caught the eye of J.J. Abrams, who later cast her for the TV series Alias. That propelled her to stardom, but it took a toll on her marriage to Foley.
What caused their marriage to fail? For the ex-couple, Garner’s sudden rise to fame caused a crack in their relationship. Both agreed that they married too early and that they just did not know what hit them after Garner’s breakthrough as an actress. Fortunately, the two have remained friends. Today, both Scott and Jennifer are successful with multiple investments under their names.
Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd | 9 Months
Jennifer Lopez and her marriage to her backup dancer, Cris Judd, only lasted for 8 months. Cris Judd first met Jenny on the Block when he directed her music video for the song; Love Don’t Cost a Thing. It’s safe to say that they had a whirlwind romance after that and wounded up getting married in 2001. However, being pushed into the limelight for his marriage to JLo strained their relationship, paving the way for their split eight months later.
Judd stated, however, that this wasn’t the real cause for their marriage to end. He even cited Lopez’s other relationships. Lopez, on her part, fondly remembers Judd and her other partners though she did not make any comment as to why her marriages didn’t last long. Both Lopez and Judd earn big bucks in their own way and use their investment money for personal use.
Jennifer Lopez & Ojani Noa | 11 Months
Jennifer Lopez had numerous high-profile relationships that made the entertainment industry busy as bees catching the latest man in her life. Although many are familiar with her tying the knot with Chris Judd and Marc Anthony, her first marriage was something that many had already forgotten about. Lopez met Ojani Noa while he was working as a waiter. They had a whirlwind romance back then and tied the knot in 1997. They eventually broke up in 1998.
There wasn’t much information about why their marriage did not work out, but it seems that Noa wanted more out of his ex-wife. He even went as far as attempting to sell their private information about the singer. Fortunately, Lopez has all the resources on her side to quash this. An excellent way to use her investment money, don’t you think? Everyone is hoping that this will be the last time that the singer is bothered by her ex.
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony | 10 Years
Jennifer Lopez met Marc Anthony again three days before she was set to marry Ben Affleck. For the Latina singer, this was a sign that they were supposed to be together, and they did. They tied the knot in 2004, a few months after she broke up with Affleck. Their marriage lasted for ten years, and they had two children together.
Lopez stated in one interview that she thought that Marc Anthony was her destiny. However, after a decade of being together, their relationship was no longer the same. They both agreed to file for separation. However, Lopez had hoped that Marc Anthony would fight for their marriage rather than conforming to her decision. Lopez has since focused on her career and did some investment planning, which helped her grow her net worth considerably. Anthony has moved on as well, moving in between making music and acting.
Jeremy Renner & Sonni Pacheco | 10 Months
Jeremy Renner is one of the fan favorites in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to his role as Hawkeye. Though his on-screen character seems to be enjoying marital bliss, in real life, the actor has already separated from his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco, just ten months into their marriage. Pacheco claimed that their marriage was due to irreconcilable differences and that she is currently fighting to get custody of their daughter Ava Berlin.
Renner’s camp has remained mum about the whole issue though the actor has said before that he wants to keep their personal life private. The young model is asking for spousal support as well as other requests since their relationship was rocky at best. If Renner agrees to her demands, he might spend more of his investments on satisfying his ex-wife and daughter’s needs. We hope that things go well for the two afterward.
Jim Carrey & Lauren Holly |9 Months
Jim Carrey is one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedians, and with good reason. On the other hand, Lauren Holly was just starting to make a name for herself in the soap opera, All My Children when their paths first crossed. Carrey already knew of Holly’s acting prowess, and when they worked on the set of Dumb and Dumber, it didn’t come as a surprise that they ended up dating. Unfortunately, this happened when paparazzi were known to hound Hollywood couples with tabloids claiming they had an on-again, off-again kind of relationship.
The two did make things work out between them by using their investments to tie the knot in 1996. It was a quiet wedding held away from prying eyes, but paparazzi’s toxic culture of following the couple did take a toll on their relationship. Couple that with irreconcilable differences, and you have yourself the perfect recipe for a legal separation. The two remained friends after, which only shows that some married couples are better off as friends.
Jodie Sweetin & Morty Coyle | 15 Months
Jodie Sweetin is an American actress best known for her role as Stephani Tanner in the TV show Full House. Like many couples on this list, she, too, is separated from her third husband, Morty Cole, over what she calls irreconcilable differences. Morty Cole worked as a DJ while Sweetin was trying to put her life back together after her messy separation with her second husband. The couple tied the knot in 2012, but it took a year before anyone knew about their marriage.
Their marriage lasted only for 15 months after Sweetin had a relapse in using recreational medications. The split got finalized in 2015, with the two agreeing to co-parent their daughter, Beatrix. They even agreed that they could demand a substance test on each other as far as their daughter’s safety is of concern. Sweetin may have dropped out of the limelight, but hopefully, she won’t resort to filing for personal loans to cover her and her children’s finances in the future.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard | 1 Year
Everyone has heard of the actor Johnny Depp and his lengthy career. He has starred in several box office hits, from working with Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands to The Pirates of the Caribbean series under Walt Disney. He first met Amber Heard onset of The Rum Diary and quickly became close with the actress. Depp even ended his relationship with Vanessa Paradis, whom he had been dating for 14 years, to start one with Heard.
They exchanged vows in 2015, but they split after a year due to irreconcilable differences. Heard also filed legal charges against the actor, which he vehemently denied. What later ensued was a messy proceeding and court hearings that became tabloid fodder. Depp even got asked to resign from Fantastic Beasts 3. On the flip side, petitions to have Heard removed from the Aquaman films also circulated online. Fortunately, Depp was able to retain most of his investments which included his motorcycles and properties.
Jon Peters & Pamela Anderson | 12 Days
The marriage between Jon Peters and Pamela Anderson might be one of the shortest to date. Jon Peters, who started as a celebrity hairdresser and is now a well-known Hollywood producer, married Pamela Anderson on a whim. According to Peters, Anderson proposed to him through text which he thought was a dream come true. Peters was the one who eventually ended the marriage, claiming that he wanted a quiet life which he won’t get with his Pammy, his term of endearment to Anderson.
Anderson, on her end, claimed that Peters was too controlling, which he denied. He stated that he even paid off her money loans during their short time together. Peters did not want to be hounded by lawyers and, thus, ended his relationship with Anderson a few days after their secret wedding. Anderson, on her part, did not issue any statement about his claims.
Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovett | 1 Year and 7 Months
Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett were an item back in the days as theirs was quite the whirlwind romance. Lovett, who has made a career out of being a country singer, married the rising star after three weeks of dating. The two first met on the set of The Player. The ten-year gap between the two did not really play a part in their separation, but having almost no time for each other made their marriage crumble.
Roberts just had the weekend after their wedding to be with her new husband before she had to report back on the set of The Pelican Brief. Lovett, on the other hand, went back to touring. Though the two tried to make their relationship work, the distance eventually took a toll on them. The couple’s split was amicable, and both have moved on since, building their own investments with their own partners.
Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich | 3 Years
Julianne Hough had made a name for herself as a pro dancer in the reality TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Meanwhile, Brooks Laich, to his credit, showed his skills as a professional NFL player. The two tied the knot in 2017 after being engaged in 2015. Unfortunately, the two decided to split after three years into their marriage. Though there was no reason why the couple had decided to separate, several fans were saddened nonetheless.
Their marriage did not produce any children despite their using their investment money on fertility treatments to increase their chances of getting pregnant. However, Laich remained hopeful that one day they will. Sadly, that chance came to pass as their efforts did not bear fruit. They are still going through the process of separating, however, and both had requested privacy at the moment. We wish nothing but the best of luck to these two as they go forward with their lives.
Justin Theroux & Jennifer Aniston | 2 and a Half Years
Justin Theroux may be the next best thing that happened to Jennifer Aniston after her split with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, but their marriage was short-lived. There were rumors about the couple having bumps in their marriage, but their fans did not believe it. The two met on the set of Wanderlust, proving that comedy was one of their common grounds. However, their way of life was quite different as Theroux was a hipster while Aniston was more recluse.
Because of this, a few problems arose along the way, including their residence. Theroux was happy in New York while Aniston was keen on moving to Los Angeles. On top of this, there were too many differences between the two that even Theroux’s friends saw. Though the two fell in love, that love eventually faded, leading to their split. They separated amicably with the division of their investments handled by the court.
Justin Hartley & Chrishell Stause | 2 Years
Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause both decided to end their union at the end of 2019, after only two years of marriage. A lot of people wondered how they ended up in a legal separation while their other friends, including themselves, saw it coming way beforehand.
Surely the two placed a lot of investments into their love, but some things have gotten in the way.
While the couple remained silent about the reasons and issues inside their failed marriage, they also confirmed that there was a time when they can no longer keep up with each other’s intolerable differences. As much as people say they were already struggling with the marriage, nobody thought they would go as far as getting a legal separation. Chrishell said that Justin broke up with her through text, completely blindsiding her. Other than that, she wishes him nothing but the best as she moves forward with her life.
Kacey Musgraves & Ruston Kelly | 2 Years And 6 Months
Just recently, country superstar Kacey Musgraves ended her marriage with former husband Ruston Kelly after less than three years of marriage. She got candid about the entire situation in an interview.
Kacey and Ruston are both songwriters, sharing the same passion, investments, and determination for music. Kacey explained how sometimes things just don’t work out, which made them file for a legal separation in the first place. The couple met at Bluebird Café in 2017, got engaged, and tied the knot in the same year. Unfortunately, in 2020, Kacey chose to end her three-year marriage. The award-winning country royalty made it very clear that she wants to stay quiet about the details, but she is also brave enough to open up about her main concerns and emotions. She said that her failed marriage made her see things differently now from a different and fresh perspective.
Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting | 1 Year And 9 Months
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting ended their marriage after 21 months of being in it together. The couple actually met early on and got engaged in the year 2013. Unfortunately, no matter how much investments they have tried to put into the marriage to make it work, there came the point when nothing was enough.
The pair had known each other for years but embarked on an on-again-off-again relationship that made Kaley feel like their marriage lasted six seconds. The actress even publicly called out her ex-husband for failing their marriage. Like many celebrity splits, things between Kaley and Ryan turned sour quite quickly. She also said that by the time, she honestly thought she would never marry again, nor be open to finding love again. Fortunately, Kaley saved up a fortune after her legal separation from her former husband, Ryan, that she’ll be able to live comfortably on her own.
Kate Winslet & Sam Mendes | 2 Years
After less than two years together, Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet decided to put a legal separation from her marriage with Sam Mendes. The couple was reportedly married in a very spontaneous ceremony with only three friends as guests back in 2003.
Fans know Kate to be the kind of person who never fails to give her former lovers credit and support, and her treatment with Sam is no different. Sam actually became close with Kate’s long-time best friend and iconic on-screen love interest Leonardo DiCaprio. Leo and Sam bonded even if Sam was only married to Kate for less than two years. At the time of their marriage, Kate was already pregnant with the couple’s first and only child together. The couple also admitted that they didn’t really plan the wedding. It was simply a spur-of-the-moment thing that the couple decided to roll with.
Katy Perry & Russell Brand | 1 Year And 2 Months
Katy Perry and Russell Brand got married when she had just started her career, which was off to a promising start. A lot of people were concerned by their rushed decision to wed, especially the singer’s managers and producers. Unfortunately, the couple had a tornado marriage and were married for only 14 months.
Their marriage will go on as one of the most controversial and iconic celebrity marriages of all time. According to Brand, he was just making sense out of himself while his wife was yet on another tour in some country. Their schedules just didn’t allow them to stay happily married. Just recently, the comedian opened up about his doomed marriage with Perry and talked about how he truly loved her. He also gives his former wife credits and support. They have since moved on and welcomed children with their current partners.
Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock | 7 Years
Kelly Clarkson is best known as the winner of the first season of American Idol. Following her win, she released a string of hit albums that cemented her status as a pop superstar. Her marriage to Brandon Blackstock wasn’t very short-lived, but it was still scandalous enough to make it into this list. Before they both decided to put an end to their union, they already felt estranged and indifferent towards each other for half of the seven years that they were married. People didn’t really notice since the two were very private and very sweet in public. A recent incident led the American Idol alumni to go through with the separation.
Even after the messy split, Clarkson remains grateful for the lessons she has learned from her marriage to him. After all, their union also produced two children. She gives credit to her former husband for all the change in perspective she’s gained throughout their whirlwind separation.
Kenny Chesney & Renee Zellweger | 4 Months
Country singer Kenny Chesney and actress Renee Zellweger ran in different circles in the industry, but it was instant electricity between the two when they met in 2005. They later got married in a romantic beach wedding. It wasn’t long before the couple started to realize that they were already experiencing a whirlwind romance. They got caught in it and the two felt like they were trapped. It only took 4 months for the country singer and the iconic actress to file for a legal separation of their union.
Their split led to various tabloids spreading false rumors about Chesney, which he swiftly denied. He said people shouldn’t blindly assume things. He emphasized that the rumors had nothing to do with end of his marriage with the award-winning actress. The two also made it very clear that there are no hard feelings between them.
Kenya Moore & Marc Daly | 2 Years
Kenya Moore and Marc Daly’s split was displayed right in front of the public eye after they decided to relay their thoughts and feelings through social media, the press, and other people including fans. All of the awkwardness, hurtful feelings, and their messages towards each other were . There was not too much harm since the messages were more of a sentiment than giving negative comments towards each other. The two got married in 2017. In the following year, Moore got pregnant and gave birth to their daughter. Almost a year later, she filed for a legal separation of her union with Daly.
As the reality star turned 50, she began to question her marriage and their degree of commitment to it. Both celebrities also made it very clear that neither one of them was trying to hurt the other. Before they decided to finalize the separation, they underwent through a lot of second thoughts, trying to give their marriage a second chance.
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson | 10 Months
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson were only married for less than a year. During their time as a couple, they were one of the most celebrated lovers in Hollywood at the time. People found it unusual that the two were together, but at the same time, their fans were happy, interested, and intrigued about the unexpected relationship between the singer and the Baywatch actress.
The two met and begun dating in 2001 and went their separate ways in 2003. Three years later, the two rekindled their relationship, marrying quickly in St. Tropez. Unfortunately, after a year of marriage, both realized their investments towards the relationship was not very successful. What drove the couple further apart was the movie Borat, which Anderson appeared in. Kid Rock was unhappy with her cameo and they split up shortly after. Their separation was finalized in 2007.
Kim Cattrall & Mark Levinson | 6 Years
Kim Cattrall and Mark Levinson were married for almost 6 years. They had a lot of compassion, understanding, and investments in the marriage, but the actress’ decision not to have children got in the way. The couple officially separated in 2004.
Cattrall has said she had no regrets even up to this day about her choices. She also said the she had to make a major decision while she was on a very iconic TV show while being married to Levinson. She prioritized her career just an inch more than she did her marriage. The actress also mentioned that it was her TV show at the time which acted as a secondary huge factor in her failed marriage. She did state however, that her stay in the TV show was also toxic, and it was one of the reasons why she is against kids.
Kim Kardashian & Damon Thomas | 4 Years
Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest names in Hollywood today. The mom of 4 is a reality TV star and a successful businesswoman. Most people might be curious about the reality star’s former lovers and relationships, like the one she had with Damon Thomas. The two got married after she had just turned 19, while the music producer was 10 years older than her.
Kardashian admitted that she had regrets during the relationship, which officially ended in 2004. It wasn’t the best marriage since they both rushed into it. She claimed that the relationship became turbulent as well. Despite how things ended between them, she still gives credit to her former husband for teaching her hard lessons about life and love. She said she should have done things differently on her part as well, so at least she learned something from her relationship.
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humpries | 72 Days
Another failed relationship that Kim Kardashian had was with star athlete and basketball player Kris Humphries. Their marriage was one of the most short-lived celebrity marriages of the decade. The two seemed pretty much in love, and their televised wedding cost millions of dollars, a huge investment that paid off due to the millions of viewers who tuned in to see them get married. There was a glimpse of worry from the Kardashian family since they noticed that she didn’t seem very happy to marry him, but they trusted that she was just handling it the best way she can.
Their 72-day marriage became the talk of the town for months, but they have since moved on. The end of Kim and Kris was as publicized as their glamorous wedding. The NBA player even admitted that it had put him in a dark place. Despite what happened between them, there is no bad blood between the two and they found their happy ending with other people.
Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler | 7 Years
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler were together for 10 years and married for 7. It was just during April of last year that the couple sadly called it quits, which shocked their fans.
They labeled their split as messy, and they both agreed that the investments they have put on to their love story for a decade were put to waste. Cavallari recently broke her silence and revealed in an interview that her decision to split from Cutler was the hardest thing she had ever done in her entire life. She added that she found it interesting and flattering when people would call them “couple goals” when they were still together. Their producers noticed something was off, but they were both very good at keeping things private despite their high-profile lives. The TV star said that Cutler would be a part of her life forever, especially since they have kids and still talk almost every day on the phone.
La La & Carmelo Anthony | 10 Years
La La and Carmelo Anthony met in 2003. After just a few months of dating, the couple got engaged and tied the knot seven years later. In 2007, they welcomed their son Kiyan. Overall, the couple has been together for nearly 20 years! However, the last 2 years of their union did not go as well as they have expected it to. Their ten years of marriage came to an end when the former NBA superstar was spotted with another woman.
Credits to their determination to rekindle the romance, the two were rumored to be back together in each other’s arms in no time. People also felt that they were bound to get back together and this time, they would be together for good. Whatever it is, the final decision rests on them. We can only wish them for nothing but the best, as love is sweeter the second time around.
Laura Dern & Ben Harper |5 Years
Laura Dern and Ben Harper were married for around 5 years before they both decided to put an end to their union. The award-winning actress met her former husband in 2000. Sparks were flying for the two, who felt electricity as soon as they laid eyes on each other. After 5 years of dating, they both decided to tie the knot in 2005.
Unfortunately, after going through too many rough patches, they both decided to end things legally in 2013. They share custody of their two kids, Ellery and Jaya. Dern has never been one to make comments about her personal life let alone her previous marriage, but recently she had something to say. She said with a smile that at least she gave out details of her failed marriage now. The actress also said that she’s grateful to their marriage for producing their two children.
Luann “The Countess” & Tom D’Agostino | 7 months
A lot of people might remember Luann “The Countess” de Lesseps as one of the stars of the reality series The Real Housewives of New York City. One of her most memorable moments on the show was when she tied the knot with businessman Tom D’Agostino in December of 2016. Their relationship faced several criticisms from both the audiences and other casts of the television show. However, D’Agostino and de Lesseps poured a lot of investments on their marriage and stood stronger together. During the beginning of their budding romance, it seemed like the couple was set for their happily-ever-after life.
However, just after seven months of their union as a married couple, de Lesseps and D’Agostino announced their intent to go their separate ways. Unfortunate as it may have been, but both individuals seem to be happy with their respective lives now.
Madonna & Sean Penn | 4 years
Sean Penn and Madonna once had a 4-year whirlwind of a romance from 1985 to 1989. Penn is a multi-awarded actor who is known for a myriad of Hollywood blockbusters, including Mystic River, I Am Sam, Dead Man Walking, and Milk. He earned his directing credits in films such as Into the Wild, The Indian Runner, and The Crossing Guard. Madonna, on the other hand, is a music icon across generations. Their bright stars seemed to be a match made in heaven, but the couple had way more than that.
Their relationship was hounded by both the tabloids and the fans, who couldn’t seem to get enough of the celebrity couple. Madonna and Penn walked down the aisle in 1985.
Perhaps, their similarities in characteristics and traits led to several clashes between the two. In 1989, Penn and Madonna announced their intention to go their separate ways.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon | 8 years
Actor Nick Cannon and multi-awarded singer Mariah Carey had a loving marriage for eight wonderful years. The two first met while filming on the set of the music video for Carey’s song Bye Bye. They soon hit it off and news about their budding relationship circulated the media. Their relationship has earned them a hoard of adoring fans, who seemed keen on the unexpected pairing. It did not take long before Cannon popped the question. Carey finally gave her sweet I do in 2008, and they were officially Mr. and Mrs. Cannon. The lovely couple welcomed their fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe in 2011. Everything seemed to be going well for Carey and Cannon. It was almost like a perfect fairytale ending.
However, the world was surprised when they announced their decision to call it quits in 2014. Their lawyers settled their separation in 2016.
Marilyn Monroe & Joe Dimaggio | 10 months
No one in this world can be compared to Marilyn Monroe. The legacy that she has left in the entertainment industry still resonates to this day. Her platinum blonde hair and strong appeal had immortalized her as a bombshell throughout the years. She has been linked with several prominent personalities, but her relationship with Joe DiMaggio seemed like a scene straight out of a Hollywood romance film.
Their gorgeous looks and rising fame made them both a perfect pair for each other. At a glance, it seemed like they were set for a happily-ever-after ending. However, Monroe’s rising fame and busy schedule affected their marriage to a detrimental degree. Her reputation also did not help strengthen the foundation of their union. It did not take long for Monroe and DiMaggio to call it quits. After 10 months of marriage, they formally separated.
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green |10 years
Once crowned as FHM’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2008, Megan Fox was practically every guy’s dream girl after her breakthrough role in the 2007 box-office hit Transformers. Much to the dismay of fans looking to get in line, the actress was already dating Beverly Hills alum and 90’s heartthrob Brian Austin Green. The two first met when Green made a guest appearance on her ABC sitcom Hope and Faith. Fireworks flew instantly between them, leading to their engagement in 2006 and, despite a few road bumps in between, their wedding in 2010.
Fox and Green enjoyed a ten-year marriage, which resulted in three beautiful children along the way. They went through a lot of ups and downs within that timeline, with Fox initiating their separation, only to withdraw it upon finding out about her third pregnancy. Unfortunately, an addition to the family wasn’t enough insurance as both have confirmed their separation in 2020 with Fox again filing for separation.
Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas | 19 years
Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas once shared a genuine and loving marriage for a good nineteen years. No matter the circumstance, it seemed like the two felt such strong emotions for each other. They first met while co-starring in the production of the 1996 film Two Much. Griffith and Banderas began dating during this time and eventually sealed the deal in May of the same year. The power couple’s union bore them a wonderful daughter named Stella, whom they welcomed in September 1996. Through his marriage, Banderas became the stepfather of Griffith’s children, Dakota and Alexander, from previous marriages. The couple’s relationship continued to grow over time, thanks to their never-ending investments towards it.
However, nothing is constant in this world. Just like most things, Banderas and Griffith’s relationship had reached the end of the line. They have decided to go their separate ways in 2015. Despite this, they remain good friends and close to each other.
Michael Douglas & Diandra Luker | 23 years
Michael Douglas is, without a doubt, one of Hollywood’s most popular and most influential stars. He is best known for his performances in films such as The American President, Wonder Boys, Ant-Man, Behind the Candelabra, and Avengers: Endgame. During his younger years, Douglas was married to Diandra Luker in March of 1977. At the time, she was thirteen years his junior and the daughter of an Austrian diplomat. Their marriage bore them one child, Cameron, in 1978. He would turn out to be an actor in the future, just like his father. It seemed like things were going smoothly for the couple and their little family.
Unfortunately, the pressures of Douglas’s career took quite a toll on their marriage. Despite their efforts to save their union, Luker eventually decided to call up her lawyer and process their separation. She received a settlement of $45 million and alimony.
Michelle Williams & Phil Elverum | less than a year
Michelle Williams is one of Hollywood’s darling actresses. Her good looks and incredible acting prowess have rightfully given her a spot among the big players in the entertainment industry. She earned various acting credits from films, including Brokeback Mountain, The Greatest Showman, Manchester by the Sea, Blue Valentine, and Oz the Great and Powerful. She initially gained international prominence for playing the lead role of Jen Lindley in the beloved television series Dawson’s Creek. She has a daughter from her previous relationship with her Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger. However, William’s first time to walk down the aisle was in 2018, when she tied the knot with musician Phil Elverum. During that time, it seemed like the couple had a wonderful life ahead of them.
Unfortunately, the private couple ultimately decided to call it quits after less than a year of marriage. They settled their separation in 2019.
Mike Tyson & Robin Givens | 1 year
In the late ’80s, Iron Mike Tyson took the boxing world by storm as his relentless aggression and incredible punching power led him to win the credit of the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title. He won his first nineteen fights via knockout and became an instant worldwide sensation as the fiercest man on the planet. Hollywood’s cream of the crop took time out of their schedules to see him fight, earning him an A-list status symbol within those circles.
In 1987 Mike met model and actress Robin Givens, who was more well-known for being previously involved with big names such as Eddie Murphy and Michael Jordan. The two hit it off and started dating, and within less than a year got married in 1988. Their whirlwind romance was filled with much controversy and didn’t last very long as Givens filed for separation the year after. They continued to see each other shortly after their separation, but Tyson ended it for good soon after.
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth | 7 months
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth once had an intense relationship that dominated tabloids ever so often. The pair first met while on the set of their 2009 film The Last Song. Although it began as an on-again, off-again affair, the couple eventually found a steady footing in May 2012 after getting engaged. When news of this hit the headlines, fans and paparazzi could not wait to get the first scoop. Despite the challenges, it seemed like the two were in it for the long haul. However, by September 2013, Cyrus and Hemsworth called off their engagement.
The love that they shared was as strong as electricity. In March of 2016, they resumed their romance and rekindled their engagement by October of that year. They finally tied the knot in December 2018 and seemed to be set for life. Unfortunately, their differences got in the way of their marriage, and the couple formally called it quits less than a year later.
Milla Jovovich & Shawn Andrews | 2 months
Milla Jovovich is notably known in the entertainment industry as a fierce and badass actress. She has played several characters but must have earned her biggest acting credits from the Resident Evil franchise as the main character Alice. However, before she dominated the action and sci-fi genre, the actress starred in the 1993 coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused. She portrayed the character of Michelle Burroughs opposite Shawn Andrews. During the production of the film in 1992, the on-screen couple decided to tie the knot.
The marriage came as a shock, not only for the fans but for Jovovich’s family as well. At the time of their union, the actress was only sixteen years old, while Andrews was twenty-one. Romantic as it may have been, their decision to marry at a young age was met with several challenges. Upon learning of her daughter’s marriage, Galina Loginova interfered with the union. This move might have been for the best as the former couple seemed to be happy with their respective lives now.
Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom | 3 years
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were once among the entertainment industry’s most beloved couples. Fans just could not help but adore the pair that seemed to have been made in heaven. Bloom is an amazing actor who has appeared in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Three Musketeers, and The Lord of the Rings. Kerr, on the other hand, rose to prominence as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The two first started dating in 2007. Their relationship bloomed quickly, and by June of 2010, Bloom popped the long-awaited question.
They did not waste time and officially tied the knot by the following month. The couple welcomed their child in January 2011, a son whom they named Flynn Christopher. Things seemed to be looking up for the couple. However, by 2013, they have decided to lawyer up and settle their separation. Kerr and Bloom remained to be friends and are happy with their respective lives now with their respective partners.
Monica & Shannon Brown | 8 years
Monica is one of the most powerful female singers in the music industry nowadays. She is credited for numerous hit singles, including Like This and Like That, Before You Walk Out of My Life, The Boy is Mine, Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days), and Everything to Me. Outside of the music scene, she has tried her hand in acting. She appeared in several television programs such as Felicity, Beverly Hills 90210, and New York Undercover. Just like most people, she has had her fair share of quests for romance.
She thanked her lucky stars in June 2010 after meeting NBA star Shannon Brown. Sparks and electricity flew all over upon their encounter, and it did not take long before love materialized between them. In November of the same year, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony. Their marriage bore a beautiful daughter named Laiyah, who was born in September of 2013. Unfortunately, the couple decided to go their separate ways in 2019.
Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber | 11 years
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts were once among the list of Hollywood’s strongest couples. They have been together for a good eleven years despite their demandingly busy schedule as actors. Schreiber is notable for his acting credits in films such as The Sum of All Fears, Love in the Time of Cholera, Scream, Pawn Sacrifice, and A Rainy Day in New York. Watts, on the other hand, has starred in several box office hits, including Birdman, The Ring, The Glass Castle, While We’re Young, and The Impossible.
Their relationship gave hope to fellow actors that true love can be found amidst their hectic lives. Watts and Schreiber’s union bore them two wonderful children. They welcomed their first child, Alexander Pete, in July of 2007. Their second, Samuel Kai, followed in December of the following year. However, despite their strong foundation, Watts and Schreiber announced their decision to call it quits in September 2016.
Naya Rivera & Ryan Dorsey | 2 years
Glee alum Naya Rivera and Justified star Ryan Dorsey once had a loving marriage of two years. However, before they tied the knot together, their love went through numerous hurdles first before finding steady footing. Rivera and Dorsey first lit the sparks of romance between them when they dated briefly in 2010. Rivera got engaged to Big Sean for a year first before finally realizing that she belonged with Dorsey. They rekindled their romance and finally exchanged vows in July of 2014.
In September of the following year, the couple welcomed the new addition to their growing family. Their son, Josey Hollis, was born on September 17 of 2015. Dorsey and Rivera seemed to have the best things in life during this time. However, the two decided to lawyer up and go their separate ways. Rivera and Dorsey finalized their separation in 2018 and settled on having joint custody of their child.
Nicky Hilton & Todd Andrew Meister | 3 months
It was August 2004 when the young socialite and one of the heiresses to the Hilton Hotels fortune, Nicky Hilton decided to try her hand in marriage with Todd Andrew Meister. They might have had the perfect chemistry as friends, but as lovers they didn’t really click. Three months after this couple tied the knot, they called it quits and decided it was time to separate. However, there are no hard feelings and they definitely did not have a messy break up. They may no longer be together, but they are still friends.
Now, the Hilton heiress is happily married to James Rothschild. Todd, on the other hand, is focusing on his business ventures. He is currently the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of his very own, Meister Company LLC. These people have property investments all over the United States. Todd has an estimated net worth of $20 million, while Hilton has a whopping net worth of $50 million.
Nicolas Cage & Erika Koike | 4 days
There is no marriage out there that is as short-lived as Nicolas Cage’s union with Erika Koike. The Hollywood star might have been married too many times before, but this was the most interesting yet. It is without a doubt that people do a lot of crazy things when they are drunk, especially when you’re in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nicolas was 55 years old when he tied the knot with Erika who was in a relationship with another person. His drunken nuptials took place on March 23, 2019 and after just 4 days of marriage he filed for separation.
Unlike his acting career, the Ghost Rider actor does not have the best of luck when it comes to picking a wife. This multi-awarded actor has been married a whopping total of 5 times already. His marriage with Alice Kim was the longest, with the union lasting 13 years. As of 2017, his net worth is up to $25 million, he must have an incredible credit score, but we all hope he finds love that is just as incredible.
Nicolas Cage & Lisa Marie Presley | 2 years
Another one of Nicolas Cage’s short-lived marriages was to Lisa Marie Presley. Yes, that’s right, the actor got married to the only child of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley. Just like Cage, Lisa has had her fair share of failed marriages. They have both been married 5 times now. Not that there’s a contest, but if there was, they are definitely tied.
Lisa had recently split up with Michael Jackson when she started dating Cage. They were married for two years, from 2000 to 2002. In 2004, they officially went on with their lives through separate ways. Their union might have been one of the shortest marriages out there, but they were never bitter towards each other. In fact, the sole Presley heiress even called Cage her friend. As of 2021, she has a net worth around $15 million, so she must be really good when it comes to financial planning.
Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise | 11 years
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise met on the set of Days of Thunder. Like any Hollywood A-list couple, they fell in love fast and hard. Kidman was only 22 when she tied the knot with the action star. By the time she was 27, she had already been married to her former husband for four years and they already shared two kids together, Isabella and Connor.
Oftentimes, irreconcilable differences is the legal reason married people use to split up. What was once the most beloved celebrity couple in Hollywood had the very same reason when they called it quits in February 2001. Kidman is now happily married to the love of her life, Keith Urban. As of 2020, the actress has a jaw-dropping net worth of $250 million, while Cruise has an estimated net worth of $570 million. These former lovers might not be together anymore, but their fame and fortune are as solid as it can be, they must have investments all over the world.
Niecy Nash & Jay Tucker | 8 years
Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker got engaged back in 2010. This couple tied the knot in May 2011. They had their lovely ceremony at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu. However, after 8 years, they have divided up the property investments they made together right when they decided to split up. Nash got their mansion at Bell Canyon, California and their 2016 Tesla. Tucker, on the other hand, kept their F-150 truck and received a handsome $184,820 pay from his former wife.
This former couple strongly believes that they are better friends now than partners in marriage. They still have so much love and respect for each other, despite the fact that they have gone their separate ways. They had an awesome ride as a couple, unfortunately, it had to come to an end. Nash is now married to an artist, Jessica Betts.
Pamela Anderson & Rick Salomon | 2 months
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon are one of the wildest sets of couples you will ever find in Hollywood. Sure, it almost comes naturally for celebrities to have short-lived marriages, it is also common for celebrity couples to have on-again, off-again relationships. However, it is not usual for them to have on-again, off-again marriages, which is definitely the former couple’s thing.
They were both 47 years old when they first tied the knot in October 2007. Unfortunately, just after two months, they got an annulment. In January 2014, they rekindled their romance and decided to secretly walk down the aisle for the second time around. However, after just 6 months of being together, Anderson split up with Salomon yet again. Fortunately, they are still good friends. In fact, the poker player never cut ties with his step kids, Brandon and Dylan, who are already in their twenties. He still lives in one of his property investments that Anderson designed.
Paula Abdul & Brad Beckerman | 17 months
There are plenty of short celebrity marriages in Hollywood and Paula Abdul and Brad Beckerman’s union is one of them. They were truly head over heels for each other, they were practically inseparable for 17 months after they tied the knot in 1996, but they called it quits in 1997. Their split was due to irreconcilable differences.
Their whirlwind romance is truly one of a kind. The Grammy award-winning singer was knocked off her feet and he just knew he saw a future with her, but this romance turned out to be short-lived. It was Beckerman’s first time getting married. However, this is not the first time that the Hollywood songstress had a short marriage, she was also known for tying the knot with Emilio Estevez, which lasted for just 3 years. Now, Abdul has a whopping net worth of $30 million, which goes to show how good she is at money management.
Paula Abdul & Emilio Estevez | 3 years
This short-lived romance started over the phone. Paula Abdul was still dating Full House’s John Stamos when she got a call from Emilio Estevez to say he was a fan of hers, expressing his admiration of her work. She is, after all, an award-winning singer.
Their relationship was limited through the landline. It wasn’t until 1991 when Abdul came to New York City while she was on tour that she got a message stating that the actor was also at the same hotel. After meeting over dinner, Estevez sent flowers and letters to every city she visited on her tour. They dated for about six months until he proposed to her in Minneapolis while he was filming The Mighty Ducks.
It was April 1992 when the former couple tied the knot at the Santa Monica courthouse. They kept the ceremony private. They were only married from 1992 to 1994 when Abdul decided it was time to end things with Estevez. One of the things they did not agree upon was the fact that the singer wanted kids, but he couldn’t handle any more as he was already a father of two. After the split they might have had to divide up some property investments they purchased together.
Paula Patton & Robin Thicke | 9 years
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke’s relationship was a long one, almost three decades to be exact. However, great things always come to an end and their romance was not exempted from it. They were together for 21 years and were married for almost 9 years before they called it quits. They share a 10-year-old son named Julian.
After they decided to go their separate ways in 2014, they have never been better. After all, they have come a long way since the heartbreaking split. This couple are now trying to mend what can be salvaged from their relationship for the benefit of their son. This former couple are putting themselves first before themselves, realizing it is no longer about them, but Julian. They are no longer together but they have a solid system, giving credit to transparency and communication. This former union is stronger now that they are apart.
Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe | 8 years
Whirlwind romances and sudden marriages are not surprising when we talk about Hollywood celebrities. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe fell head over heels for each other when they first met at Reese’s 21st birthday celebration. They quickly moved in together for an entire year in Beverly Hills. This former couple even began working together as they both starred in the critically acclaimed film Cruel Intentions. It wasn’t long until they tied the knot on June 5, 1999 at Charleston, South Carolina. Witherspoon was only 23 and she was already six months pregnant with their first born, Ava, who is already 20 years old. After four years,she gave birth to their second child, Deacon.
It was 2006 when Witherspoon and Phillippe announced that they were going their separate ways. However, they are still very involved in their kids’ lives. After all, they are parents before anything else. They enjoy co-parenting and have remained friends over the years. This former pair has a combined net worth of $230 million. With that being said, their kids must have property investments to their name now.
Richard Gere & Cindy Crawford | 4 years
Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford were the ultimate love birds of the eighties and the nineties. Their relationship was closely followed by the tabloids as there were basically one of Hollywood’s A-list couples. The supermodel was only 22 years old when she already got featured on over 300 magazine covers, while Gere was one of the most sought-after actors in the entertainment industry as he was practically a heartthrob. The former lovers met at a backyard barbeque party of the renowned fashion photographer Herb Ritts. They instantly hit it off, going on date after date. They felt so much electricity whenever they were together.
Last-minute Las Vegas weddings are really common in the United States and that was exactly what these former lovebirds had. It was 1991 and they exchanged vows and solidified their union with a pair of aluminum foil fashioned into rings. However, in 1995 they decided to call it quits. Being apart from each other due to being on-demand stars and their age difference were two of the many reasons why they decided to split up. Crawford and Gere are now happy with their own separate families.
Rudolph Valentino & Jean Acker | 1 day
Silent film star Rudolph Valentino was one of Hollywood’s first ever heartthrobs and Jean Acker was the lucky gal who snatched him right up. She was 27 years old when she got into a lavender marriage with the actor. They met back in 1919 at a Hollywood party, they were introduced by Acker’s lover at the time, Nazimova. The former pair instantly became friends and later tied the knot on November 6, 1919.
However, immediately after the wedding, Jean regretted the union. On their wedding night, she locked her new husband out of their hotel room.
Right after their unconsummated honeymoon, Valentino decided for them and they got legally separated several years later. However, Acker gives credit to her former spouse for the privileges that their marriage had afforded her career wise. It was truly one of the short-lived unions of all time, but they remained good friends for a long time.
Sandra Oh & Alexander Payne | 5 years
5 years in a happy marriage was enough for Sandra Oh and Alexander Payne. They tied the knot in 2003 after dating for two years. However, in 2006, they made a mutual decision to go their separate ways. The former lovers also agreed that they will not discuss their split so openly to the public, keeping the details of their separation private. Their union might not have been successful, but they remain friends. Both have such successful careers in the entertainment industry. They must have financial advisors due to the fame and fortune their careers have brought.
Oh is the first actor of Asian heritage to host the Golden Globes, which was co-hosted by comedian Andy Samberg. She is also the first Asian to ever win several multiple Globes. The actress is currently single, while Payne has been married to Maria Kontos since 2015. He also won an Academy Award for Best Writing for The Descendants.
Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds | 3 years
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are still two of the most sought-after superstars in Hollywood. They are both popular these days for their superhero characters, Black Widow and Deadpool, giving credit to the Marvel Comics. Not a lot of people know about this but these two used to go out. In fact, they were briefly married.
It was 2007 when these former love birds started going out, tying the knot in 2008. However, by 2011 they called it quits. They announced their split in December of 2010. Johansson was only 23 when she got married and she admitted that she didn’t fully understand what it was truly like to be married. Despite all that, the actors have nothing but kind words and utmost respect for each other. Their separation was, after all, a mutual decision. Reynolds has been happily married to Blake Lively since 2012, while Johansson married the comedian Colin Jost in 2020.
Shannen Doherty & Ashley Hamilton | 5 months
George Hamilton’s son, Ashley Hamilton was caught in a whirlwind romance with Shannen. These former celebrity lovers were only dating for two weeks when they abruptly decided to tie the knot in October 1993. Clearly, they were both love drunk when they got married, because their union quickly ended just as quickly as they started. They both called it quits in April 1994, just 5 months after they got married.
After the pair split up 26 years ago, Hamilton was doing amazingly well for himself. He must have learned a lot about being young and reckless, giving credit to his union with Doherty. He is now a well-respected director and actor. He is now a hands-on father to his daughter Willow, whom he shares with his girlfriend Renee Karalian. Doherty, on the other hand, has been married to Kurt Iswarienko since 2011.
Shannen Doherty and Rick Salomon | 9 months
Actress Shannen Doherty attempted her second marriage with a man she had allegedly dated for two days. In 2002, while starring in Charmed, the TV star married famous poker player Rick Salomon. Salomon, who had already demonstrated a fondness for celebrities by dating Drew Barrymore and Nicole Marie Lenz, in addition to being married to Elizabeth Daily from 1995 to 2000), was instantly smitten with the actress. However, their marriage quickly showed cracks and was not the picture-perfect relationship it seemed to fans.
Doherty’s separation from Salomon was finalized in 2003, just nine months after they wed, with the help of their lawyers. Although she admitted at the time that she had made a mistake in marrying him, she was still deeply affected by the relationship’s decimation. They both acknowledged regret for their clumsy decisions and remain sad about how things ended.
Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson | 5 years
One of the Knowles daughters is single, and it’s not Beyonce, despite the fact that she and husband Jay-Z have been open about their problems. Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s younger sister, announced her separation from Alan Ferguson, her husband of five years, on November 1, 2019. While Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s marital problems have been publicized through their songs, Solange has been notoriously discreet about her 11-year relationship and love investment with Ferguson. Despite this, the high-art couple, who married on November 2014, in a perfectly stylish wedding at New Orleans’ Marigny Opera House, called it quits just days before their fifth anniversary.
Knowles confirmed her break up to fans in an Instagram post that has since been erased. To the great shock of many readers, she revealed that she had been estranged from her husband earlier that year. She made it clear, however, that she was not resentful about the breakup, referring to Ferguson as “a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life.”
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel | 10 years
When Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs announced their split in 2013, true love passed away a little all over everything — or, at least, that’s how it felt to the couple’s swarms of devoted fans. The actors had been married for ten years when they announced their breakup in a tactful joint statement. They met while working on the hit Broadway musical Rent in 1995. They married in 2003 and share a son named Walker.
After a year of disconnection with no known moves toward taking the next step in their separation, Menzel and Diggs shocked the public once more by quietly and quickly filing for, and then finalizing, their annulment with the help of their lawyers. Neither has ever assigned a specific reason for the breakup, and their breakup has been one of the cleanest and classiest of all time, leaving fans with nothing but questions.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren | 5 years
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods’ relationship made numerous media stories about ten years ago, and there’s still a lot to learn about it. Woods had already become a living legend for his immense talent in golf prior to their meeting, while Nordegren came from Stockholm, Sweden. The couple met while Nordegren was working as a full-time maid for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik’s family. Parnevik and his wife were the ones who first introduced the former couple.
Woods previously claimed that he held out hope to work on his marriage with Nordegren while taking a “indefinite break” from his golfing profession. The couple, however, was unable to reconcile and eventually separated on August 23, 2010, their separation was officially finalized in the Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Florida. As part of the proceedings, Nordegren received a $100 million settlement thanks to her lawyers.
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer | 9 years
According to People magazine, Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire and his wife, jeweler Jennifer Meyer, married in September 2007 in Hawaii after dating since 2003. They would go on to have two children named Ruby and Otis. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2016, as so many Hollywood marriages do. Speculations also circled around that they had been living separately and had already been dividing their joint investments prior to their announcement of their split.
Since their breakup in 2016, both have been associated with different partners. Maguire is dating the model Tatiana Dieteman. They have been spotted out and about in photos compiled by The Daily Mail in May 2020. Meyer was said to be romantically involved with NBA agent Rich Paul the preceding year, but it’s uncertain if they’re still together, according to Extra. Despite their obvious discrepancies, Meyer paid tribute to Maguire in an Instagram post on Father’s Day in 2020, praising the actor for being a wonderful father. Marriages and marital relationships can be difficult, but it appears that the former lovebirds have mastered the art of co-parenting.
Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers | 3 years
On May 9, 1987, 24-year-old Tom Cruise silently swapped marital vows with Mimi Rogers, an actress six years his senior, in a small upstate New York ceremony. According to reports, even Cruise kept his publicist in the dark about the whole thing. The confidentiality provided the couple with precisely what they desired: protection from the hungry press. Rogers, the ex-wife of Scientologist Jim Rogers, was better known for her relationships than her films: Tabloids linked her to Tom Selleck, Christopher Reeve, and Robert Shriver.
On the other hand, Cruise kept his personal life very private, having had only one high-profile love affair (with Risky Business costar Rebecca De Mornay). Since then, neither party has seemed particularly eager to return to the past. Cruise has been preoccupied with his children and has continued to appear in action films. Rogers has been working more behind the scenes but has also appeared in minor roles in film and television. They separated with the help of their lawyers and have remained estranged ever since.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes | 6 years
In the 1980s, while growing up in a small town in Ohio, Holmes fantasized about her favorite movie star, Tom Cruise. She even did interviews while on the hit Television series Dawson’s Creek about her crush on Cruise and how she dreamed about marrying him one day. Fortunately for her, her wish got granted. Shortly after meeting Cruise in 2005, reports began to circulate that the two were head over heels in love. Cruise had recently separated Nicole Kidman, and Holmes appeared to be the ideal girlfriend for him.
However, despite their initial fairytale romance, the universe did not spare the couple from Hollywood’s marriage curse. In 2012, lawyers from both camps officially dissolved their marriage. The couple did not give a reason for their split. To this day, neither has spoken about the separation. Holmes has moved on with her life and is now devoting her time to raising her daughter, Suri.
Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover | 5 years
Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover have ended their five-year relationship. On July 29, The Hollywood Reporter, TMZ, and other media organizations confirmed the split. Morgan and Wollover met in 2011 on a blind date set up by a common acquaintance and got engaged a year later.
The actor revealed their engagement to the press during the 2012 Emmy Awards. However, it was not until August of 2015 that the couple would exchange their vows. Everything looked promising for the two considering that their wedding came just shortly after Tracy got involved in a near-fatal accident. During their marriage, the couple welcomed their first and only child together, Maven Sonae. Although their lawyers have already finalized their separation, Megan and Tracy remain on good terms for the sake of their seven-year-old daughter. Nowadays, the comedian is more focused on his career and is currently working on a slew of new projects.
Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman | 1 ½ years
Several people considered Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman as some of the most stunning Hollywood couples in the early 1990s. Their marriage, however, lasted only a few years. In 1990, Oldman began dating his second wife, the promising young actress Uma Thurman, after getting introduced by Sean Penn. She was 12 years her junior, but neither that nor Oldman’s vices prevented the couple from marrying in October of the same year.
Uma’s career was on a downward degree at the time of her marriage. The attractive young actress deliberately chose her roles, hoping to gain admiration for her acting talent rather than her looks. However, it took a considerable amount of effort to make her relationship with her husband work. The marriage fell apart after two years, and neither of the ex-spouses ever discussed breakup reasons. Rumor has it that Uma broke up with Gary in a letter stating that he was difficult to live with. Thus, the actor decided to distance himself so as not to tarnish his young wife’s life.
Vanessa Morgan and Michael Kopech | 6 months
Michael Kopech of the Chicago White Sox and Vanessa Morgan of Riverdale now live separately after six months of marriage. Now, ending a marriage after only six months is sad enough, but what’s even more heartbreaking about Vannessa and Michael’s separation is that the actress was pregnant at the time of their split. Morgan’s attorney verified to PEOPLE that Kopech is the father of Morgan’s upcoming child but refuses to elaborate on the annulment filing. The separation announcement came just days after Morgan, 28, announced her pregnancy.
Vanessa Morgan from Riverdale has encountered some strenuous highs and lows in 2020. Morgan married White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech in early January 2020 after what appeared to be a fairy-tale courtship, and in July 2020, Morgan revealed that she was pregnant with her first child. “I am beyond thrilled to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January,” the actress wrote on Instagram.
Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter | 20 years
Wendy Williams appears to be doing well after breaking up with her husband of more than 20 years, Kevin Hunter. Hunter and Williams separated after Hunter fathered another child with another woman. The television personality addressed to Tasha K, a social media personality, that he began meeting with another lady due to Wendy’s hectic workload. He also claimed that Williams’ reliance on harmful vices took a heavy toll on their marriage, a struggle that Williams has always been open with.
Insiders told The Daily Mail that she relapsed in 2019 due to the realization that Hunter’s mistress was pregnant with his child. Williams went to a treatment facility before ending the relationship. During one discussion, Williams stated that she was not in the facility to avoid relapsing but rather to get away from Hunter after leaving the relationship and organizing her financial affairs and investments.
Will Arnett and Penelope Ann Miller | Under a year
Will Arnett and Penelope Miller are easily one of the most forgettable couples in Hollywood due to their lack of chemistry and low presence in media and tabloids. It didn’t help either that Arnett later married Amy Poehler, who quickly overshadowed his previous marriage. The couple met back in 1993 and started quite well, resulting in their marriage in December of the following year.
Unfortunately for the couple, things got messy between them a few months into their marriage. They ultimately agreed on calling their lawyer and file for a legal separation in 1995. It almost feels like a fever looking back at their relationship because fans hardly saw the two together. They didn’t have kids, and it’s safe to say that breaking up was a great decision for both of them. Neither of the two has spoken about their relationship and have moved on rather quickly from their marriage.
Will Smith and Sheree Zampino | 3 years
While everyone is used to seeing Will Smith with Jada, it’s also worth noting that the actor was previously married to another woman before meeting Pinkett Smith. Smith and Zampino married in 1992 and had their son, Trey, the following year. But when Smith befriended Pinkett Smith, he knew she was the one. However, when Will met Jada in 1994, the connection he felt was almost instant that when Sheree decided to pull the plug on their marriage, Will wasted no time to get together with Jada.
According to The List, Zampino ended the relationship on Valentine’s Day, just a few years into their marriage. By December 1995, the two had legally separated. There was no infidelity at the end of their marriage. Instead, Zampino pointed out that she and Smith met when they were young and grew apart. Nowadays, the former couple is busy managing their investments and continuously support their son, Trey.
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard | 3 years
Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard’s separation has been finalized nearly a year after three years of marriage. According to their respected attorneys, counseling or mediation was no longer enough to salvage the marriage at the tail-end of it. Whatever went wrong between them had to have been extremely damaging that even professionals concluded dissolution of marriage was a far better option.
However, despite going through a tragic marriage breakup, we can clearly see that Zooey is in a much happier place these days. The same goes for Ben. The musician has even addressed some speculations surrounding the songs he released in 2015, saying that lyrics will always be about his life and the lives of the people around him. Because of this, people have speculated that the singer wrote a song or two about the actress. Whichever song that is, we just hope that he could release all his emotions and is successfully moving on from the incident.
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe De Alba | 1 day
Zsa Zsa Gabor loved being married or at least wedding ceremonies so much that she experienced it nine times in her entire life. Felipe de Alba, an attorney and occasional actor from the 1940s and 1950s, was second-to-last in her line of husbands. He wasn’t the only actor to marry Zsa Zsa, though, as the actress dated a couple more notable men throughout her life.
Zsa Zsa’s marriage to Felipe in 1983 stunned tabloid news writers, but they didn’t have long to express their feelings. The wedding took place on April 13, a Wednesday. Later that day, sources revealed that her previous marriage to Michael O’Hara had not been legally dissolved. As a result, the actress had to legally separate from Alba just one day after exchanging their vows. To this day, their union remains iconic for being one of the shortest marriages in Hollywood history.