22 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups Ever

Published on August 8, 2017
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When your favorite celebrities get married, its like a dream come true! Don’t pretend that you don’t think the same, I can’t be the only person out there who loves the fact that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are together with two gorgeous kids. You know that there’s a celebrity marriage out there that you secretly adore. But what happens when these celebrity couple break up or get divorced?! Does your heart shatter into a million pieces? Okay, maybe that’s a tad extravagant but still, you get the point. Take a look at the most shocking celebrity break ups that had our heads spinning.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Ahh, young love. Reese and Ryan were married for seven years and had two kids together so when news hit in 2006 that they were splitting, well, needless to say, everyone was devastated.

Reese Witherspoon And Ryan Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon And Ryan Phillippe

Courteney Cox and David Arquette

I’m still not over this breakup…and I don’t think I ever will be. Courteney and David had been together since 1999 which is why their divorce in 2012 was just too tragic for words. *Forever broken over here.*

Courteney Cox And David Arquette

Courteney Cox And David Arquette

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Just after their 10 year wedding anniversary, this amazing couple released a statement saying they were getting a divorce. Real classy. Oh wait, no it isn’t. Excuse me while I pick up the pieces of my broken heart.

Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

When two hilarious get married and are together for nine years and have two awesome kids together – you think that they’ll never break your heart. Wrong. So so wrong. Amy and Will would get divorced in 2012 and that was not some funny prank that they were pulling.

Amy Poehler And Will Arnett

Amy Poehler And Will Arnett

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

When this gorgeous couple got together, it was seriously like a dream come true. A union of two beautiful people who produced an even more beautiful human, Flynn. When they announced their separation in 2013, just three years after they married, jaws dropped. And it only made things worse when Orlando was confronted by a reporter to ask if the two were still friends and he *SOB* said, “We’re not friends — we’re family.”

Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom

Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

This couple was just, I don’t even know if there’s a word for it. Amazing? Incredible? These words don’t even come close. After ten years and two kids, Gwyenth and Chris split thus breaking hearts all over the globe.

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

It was every country music fans deepest desires come to life when Blake and Miranda became a couple. Which is why it was so darn devastating when they got divorced in 2015. Why, Blake and Miranda, why?! They further broke our hears when they released a statement saying, “this is not the future we envisioned.” Yeah, you’re telling us.

Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Watching them just after they got married on their show Newlyweds was awesome. How could it not be, we all got the inside scoop on celebrity marriages. But after months and months of listening to them deny that they were anything but happy, just made the news that they were divorcing in 2005, so much harder.

Jessica Simpson And Nick Lachey

Jessica Simpson And Nick Lachey

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony got together, pretty much everyone was jumping for joy! Everyone was ecstatic when this couple had their twin boy and girl too. But when J. Lo and Marc released this heart crushing statement in 2011, nothing was okay, “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.” Just…why?

Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

When this joint statement came out in 2015 after the couple had been together since 1997, I think everyone was in a state of shock for quite some time. “With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history. We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward.”

Jon Hamm And Jennifer Westfeldt

Jon Hamm And Jennifer Westfeldt

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

They were together 18 years! I mean, come on. After that long of a happy and wonderful marriage, you’d think that Melanie and Antonio were forever.

Melanie Griffith And Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith And Antonio Banderas

Heidi Klum and Seal

When the news broke that Heidi Klum and Seal were separating, it’s safe to say everyone was thinking, “Say it ain’t so!” This adorable couple married in 2005 and every year since then, they renewed their vows! How freaking precious is that! And how often did we see them gushing over one another out in public? **Forever sobbing**

Heidi Klum And Seal

Heidi Klum And Seal

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

Who could ever forget Tom Cruise actually jumping for joy on Oprah Winfrey’s show because of how crazy happy and in love he was with the incredible Katie Holmes. No one will ever forget, people. They even had their beautiful daughter, Suri, together. We thought their love was forever. But when Tom’s rep came out in 2012 and said that Katie had filed for divorce, shock was the understatement of the year.

Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Quite literally the greatest rocker couple out there. They tied the knot back in 2002 and have three sons together. We have seen them have the sweetest moments together, we’ve heard the heart warming stories and we’ve listened to Gwen gush over her husband. That was until 2015. The couple split following rumors that Gavin cheated with the family nanny, no less.

Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria and Arnold were one pretty high-profile celebrity couple. In 2011, they announced that they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage, and everyone was in disbelief. But when news broke not long after that Arnold had a love child and an affair with the family’s housekeeper, well then it all made sense.

Maria Shriver And Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver And Arnold Schwarzenegger

Patrick and Jillian Dempsey

Who in their right mind would ever want to divorce McDreamy?! For shame, Jillian, for shame. After 15 years of marriage, Jillian filed for divorce and is seeking custody of their three children.

Patrick And Jillian Dempsey

Patrick And Jillian Dempsey

Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp may have never put a ring on it but after 14 years together, it didn’t seem relevant. They eventually split in 2012.

Vanessa Paradis And Johnny De

Vanessa Paradis And Johnny De

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

It was a Broadway match made in heaven. Way back in the mid 90s, Idina and Taye met during the production of Rent and had an adorable son together, Walker. After ten beautiful years together, they announced their divorce in 2013.

Idina Menzel And Taye Diggs

Idina Menzel And Taye Diggs

Keri Russell and Shane Deary

This couple kept their relationship pretty much on the down low but we didn’t care, they were just too adorable. And their two kids, River and Willa, were the cutest little humans out there. So after almost seven whole years, these two broke hearts all over in 2013.

Keri Russell And Shane Deary

Keri Russell And Shane Deary

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

Demi and Ashton were serious #couplegoals so trust us when we say, their divorce was a Shakespearean tragedy. (Although we do have to admit we love that Ashton and Mila Kunis are together now!)

Demi Moore And Ashton Kutcher

Demi Moore And Ashton Kutcher

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Just about everyone knows the story of Jennifer and Brad splitting and we are still not okay with it. This dreamboat of a couple were together seven years and were married for four years. Then sadly, Angeline Jolie came into the picture and this relationship shattered. (FYI, Team Aniston FOREVER.)

Jennifer Aniston And Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston And Brad Pitt

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

This Hollywood power couple got married in 2014 and have two super cute kids together, North and Saint. You may have read about Kanye’s very public mental breakdown which left him in the UCLA Medical Center for ten days. Well after all that, it seems as though Kim may have had enough and is contemplating divorce. Kim is feeling very protective of their two kids and is honestly considering getting a divorce. So while we know they’re still together, we can’t help but wonder if the couple will wind up on our list soon.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West