Though they may seem to have hit the jackpot when it comes to possessing those things mere mortals like us lust after – fame, fortune, good looks – celebrities are really just regular people who have high profile jobs. This has never been more apparent than by taking a closer look at their relationships. Everyone adores a good love story but these stars prove that though you may call Tinseltown your home, not every romance ends in happily-ever-after. Here are 10 celebrity love stories that ended in tragedy.
10. Simon Atlee & Petra Nemcova
In a split second, a dream vacation turned into a nightmare for 25-year-old Sports Illustrated model Petra Nemcova and her 33-year-old photographer boyfriend Simon Altee. The couple, who in 1994 chose a Thailand resort as their fairy-tale getaway, were hurled from their beach-front bungalow into the sea after a tsunami hit the island. For eight agonizing hours, the Czech-born model clung to a palm tree until she was finally rescued. She suffered a broken pelvis and internal injuries which saw her spending six weeks in the hospital. Altee, was not so lucky. Initially presumed missing, the Brit’s body was found months later, buried in the mud just a few miles away from the bungalow they had been calling home.Next: 9. Mike Todd & Elizabeth Taylor