Celebrity marriages are quick to start, and even faster to come to an end. Being in front of the public eye and dealing with constant scrutiny definitely takes a toll on these A-list relationships. If celebrities try hard enough, they can definitely retreat and enjoy a quiet and happy marriage away from the camera flashes, but it’s extremely difficult to dodge the constant run-ins with the paparazzi, non-stop media attention, and frequent, juicy tabloid articles. Let’s face it, the public loves a good breakup story. Even though we may root for these couples to live happily ever after, deep down inside, we know these relationships will typically come to an end.
While a few celebrity couples have managed to keep their marriages going strong throughout the years, there are more than a handful of couples that are constantly plagued by divorce rumors. These rumors aren’t based on things such as incompatibility, they are more fueled by rumors of cheating and substance abuse issues. No matter how hard these couples try to present themselves as being totally in love with each other, the rumors just don’t seem to come to an end.
Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and these celebrity marriages are combusting under the microscope of the media. With frequent rumors suggesting these relationships are on the rocks, you have to wonder how much truth is behind these reports? In due time, we will see if these couples’ love will last, or if they will be just another statistic on the list of celebrity marriages that have ended in divorce. Here’s our top 10 list of celebrity couples on the brink of divorce.
10. Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Despite Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady hooking up when his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, was pregnant with his son, this celebrity couple has managed to keep their relationship drama-free since tying the knot in 2009. But an unsurprising scandal involving Brady’s BFF Ben Affleck and Affleck’s nanny caused major strife in Brady and Bundchen’s relationship.
Affleck was allegedly cheating on Jennifer Garner with their nanny, and he even flew the nanny out for a weekend getaway to Las Vegas on a chartered jet. Brady was also a passenger on the jet, and any wife would be suspicious about her husband hanging out with a man who was so openly cheating on his wife, right? And like they say, birds of a feather flock together, so we can’t really blame Bundchen if she became more suspicious of Brady after this incident.
The couple’s marriage issues are now plastered across multiple gossip magazines, and the two have been trying to resolve things privately. Sources report the couple is going to therapy to help work through their issues. Brady recently gave an interview to ET Online and called Bundchen his “best friend,” but that still doesn’t convince us these two are out of the clear.
9. Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Something is definitely brewing in Nicole Richie and Joel Madden‘s home, and we’re pretty sure the couple is headed towards divorce. The beginning stages of their relationship were rocky, with Richie being arrested for DWI while driving the wrong way on a California freeway. Madden admitted he wanted to end the relationship prior to her arrest, but he decided to stick it out for whatever reason. The couple now have two children together, but they are hardly ever seen out in public as a family.
Rumors suggest Madden has been flirting with other women, including his The Voice cast mate Jessie J. The couple added fuel to the fire by listing their Laurel Canyon home for sale. In Hollywood, selling the familial home is using the first step celebrity couples take when they’re planning on going their separate ways.
8. Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman left an unfulfilling relationship with actor Tom Cruise, and married singer Keith Urban in 2006. The couple has gone through more things than most Hollywood relationships, including rumors of infidelity, and Urban’s drug and alcohol abuse. After multiple rehab stints, Kidman is still holding on tight to her marriage, but we definitely don’t see these two standing the test of time.
Rumors have surfaced that Urban was getting close to fellow country music singer, Kelsea Ballerini, and Kidman may be attempting to get pregnant as a last ditch effort to save their marriage. Adding a child into the mix will definitely send this troubled relationship into a downward spiral.
7. LeAnne Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
Here’s one Hollywood marriage many people would love to see end in divorce. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian famously hooked up with each other while they were both married to other people. Their infidelity led to massive public arguments between themselves and their exes, and just when you thought Rimes and Cibrian were settling down to enjoy married life, they decided to put their relationship in the public eye with their failed reality show, LeAnne & Eddie. Reality shows are usually the kiss of death for celebrity marriages, so we wouldn’t be surprised if these two pulled the plug on their romance any day now.
No one was interested in watching these two cheaters in action, so their show was cancelled. Cibrian has reportedly lost interest in Rimes, and the singer has resorted to faking illnesses and canceling concerts just to get her husband’s attention. Rimes is also paranoid about Cibrian cheating on her, which wouldn’t be a surprise considering he cheated on his ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, multiple times.
We doubt anyone would shed a tear the day Rimes and Cibrian finally sign those divorce papers.
6. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett
Despite publicly proclaiming their love for each other, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett still can’t seem to dodge those pesky divorce rumors. The couple reportedly has an open marriage which is bound to lead to jealousy. And their daughter’s open letter asking Pinkett’s ex, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, to come back to life and make Pinkett happy again, certainly had the public wondering if Smith and Pinkett were going through problems at home.
Smith recently gave an interview in which he called his marriage to Pinkett “the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing” they have ever taken on. Sounds like a promising union, right?
5. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s marriage being on the brink of divorce is really no surprise to anyone. Although this is West’s first marriage, this isn’t Kardashian’s first rodeo. The reality star is on her third hubby, and their unconventional relationship has certainly raised eyebrows. The couple reportedly live with Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, even though West has a Hollywood Hills home he and West could live in together. They have also repeatedly purchased million dollar homes, but later sold the properties before moving in.
West spends a lot of time traveling back and forth to Paris, all while working on his music and his clothing designs, while Kardashian stays back in Calabasas to raise their daughter, North. With another baby due in December, we wonder if these two will make it to see their second wedding anniversary.
4. Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Rarely can a couple survive infidelity, but Tori Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott, are giving it a try. The couple has been married for nine years, and McDermott’s infidelity has been well-documented by gossip magazines. Aside from his inability to keep it in his pants, McDermott has dealt with substance abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts for years. Spelling is sticking by her man, and we hope he can work on being a better husband, but the chances of him cheating on her again are fairly high.
3. Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
Kendra Wilkinson fell in love with former NFL player Hank Baskett while she was living in Hugh Hefner‘s Playboy mansion. The relationship got off to a quick start, with Baskett proposing in 2008, and the couple getting married and having their first child in 2009.
But what looked like the perfect marriage from the outside turned into a complete nightmare after it was revealed Baskett cheated on Wilkinson with transgender model Ava London when Wilkinson was pregnant with their second child. Baskett claims he sought London out while looking to score some marijuana, and nothing sexual happened between them… except for a little bit of fondling.
Wilkinson has reportedly visited a divorce lawyer, and the reality star is now “ready for a new life.” We can’t say that we blame her.
2. Julia Roberts & Daniel Moder
When Julia Roberts publicly stole Daniel Moder from his then-wife, Vera Steimberg Moder, we knew this relationship was doomed. The couple has been married for 13 years now, and Roberts haas been holding on tight to their relationship, while Moder has seemingly checked out. Rumors of marital problems came to a head when Moder skipped out on Roberts’ mother’s funeral. If he couldn’t even be there for her through one of her toughest moments, we definitely don’t see him sticking around for the long haul.
1. Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
This one’s a no-brainer since Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom‘s divorce has been a hot topic in recent weeks. The celebrity couple married in 2010, and Khloe filed for divorce in 2013, but she and Odom sat on finalizing the divorce for over two years.
In July 2015, the divorce papers were finally signed and thrown into a pile to be finalized by the judge. In October, Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel from a drug overdose. Kardashian immediately rushed to be by his side, leading many to believe the two would reconcile.
Within days, the divorce was called off, but Kardashian made it clear that getting back together wasn’t a priority option for them. Odom’s recovery was their main focus, but to many, Kardashian seems to have ulterior motives in her desire to remain married to Odom while she’s publicly in a relationship with Houston Rockets’ James Harden. If Odom were to pass away, Kardashian is set to gain millions if she is still legally his wife.
If Odom pulls through, and his health recovers, there’s no doubt Kardashian will pull the plug on her marriage to Odom once again.