Divorce has become a huge part of our society. Countless couples get divorced, however most of those people are not in the public eye. We live in a world in which we are consumed by celebrities, so it comes as no surprise that we become even more consumed when two celebrities turn into a celebrity couple. It's so easy to become a fanatic for celebrities and their lives because it's a way to forget about your own relationship problems. However, what we as people always forget is that celebrities are real beings with real feelings. Regardless of this we wait to see photos of their elaborate weddings and watch carefully for baby bumps, and when the divorce papers are signed it leaves us with a broken heart.
There is something about celebrity love that we as fans just love. Although we know most celebrity marriages end up in divorce there is that rare occasion when we think couples are going to make it, and when they don’t it's like our worlds are shattered. The following ten couples were ones we all thought stood a chance to defy the odds of Hollywood love, but sadly we were all wrong. Some of these couples were married for only months while others had been married for years. Regardless of the length, when these couples broke up the world was left wondering why. Many of these couples have given reasons as to why they called it quits, but we all know that there is more to what went on and we wish we knew what really happened between these next 10 celebrity couples.
10 Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Fans always thought this couple would be together forever. They have known each other since they were teenagers and the couple always seemed both happy and in love. However, they have recently separated and are in the process of finalizing the divorce. Thicke and his beautiful ex wife have a gorgeous four-year-old son and are trying to have an amicable separation. The two have both stated individually that they will always have love for one another and that it was simply time to move on. After so long being a couple, we can't wait to see who they end up with next, but personally I don’t think they can find anyone better for one another.
9 Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
The recent split of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas was very surprising. The couple, who had been married for 18 years, always portrayed an allure of lust for one another. However, even after eleven years of marriage, Banderas did not wait long to find himself a new piece of arm candy. He has been spotted trotting around the world with Nicole Kimpel who is a Dutch investment consultant and who is also 20 years younger than him. We wonder if Griffith will go back to her 2-time husband Don Johnson, who is also the father of her daughter Dakota Johnson who played Anastasia Steele in the recent box office success, Fifty Shades of Grey. We can’t wait to see what is next for these Hollywood stars.
8 Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
This particular divorce was one of the nastiest celebrity divorces and yet we still wished these two would work it out. Sheen is known as many things, an actor, an addict, a bad father and an even worse husband. However, Richards seemed to always bring out a better side in him. The eccentric Sheen however has done nothing good to his ex wife and their daughters since they have been divorced, he even had them kicked out of the home he bought for them and then sold it to a friend. Although it may not seem like it now, there was a time when this couple was madly in love with one another and fans everywhere had hope for Sheen and his addiction. Sadly, even one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood couldn’t tame this bad boy.
7 Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
We fell in love with this couple on the amazing show One Tree Hill and fans everywhere were over the moon when they married in real life. Sadly, five months after the “I do’s” the couple's marriage was annulled. Rumors flew around like crazy, but the one that was most likely was Murray’s infidelities with Paris Hilton. The adorable Bush has been asked about her ex on many occasions and she always answers the same thing, “my mother always told me if I didn’t have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all.” She has always kept her class and dignity. As for her ex husband…we aren’t fans of cheaters.
6 Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
We all fell in love with this couple after the incredible movie Cruel Intentions was released. Witherspoon and Phillippe were married for 8 years and brought 2 gorgeous children into the world. After Witherspoon won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as June Carter in Walk the Line, it seemed as though she finally had it all. However, after winning that Oscar, her marriage began to publicly fall apart and in 2007 they called it quits. Witherspoon is now remarried to Jim Toth and Phillippe has had numerous girlfriends but no one as special as Reese to tie the knot with.
5 Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
It seems like forever since we were all watching Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson on their reality show The Newlyweds. It had been made pretty public that Simpson had been saving herself for marriage, and virgins all over the world had hope in finding their own Nick Lachey. However, this public marriage fizzled, which surprisingly came as a shock to us all. The couple never conceived children with one another, and have both re-married and started their own families. Lachey and Simpson both had beautiful children but we can’t help but wonder what their genetic mix would have looked like, we bet they would be the most beautiful children in Hollywood.
4 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Everyone was surprised when Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey ended up together. The television host and “actor” and the singing sensation were married for 6 years, which is long for Hollywood standards. The couple has two children together and are trying to split up amicably. However, Cannon, has been seen on countless occasions with Jessica White. Although Cannon seemed to move on quickly, Carey is making epic career moves. Mariah is now the star of her own Vegas show at Caesar's Palace, and the show is apparently close to being sold out. The best part is, Cannon does not get any of her earnings from this show, and we all know how much Vegas shows pay!
3 Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Many people are still not over the sad split between the Hollywood golden couple. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt had one of the most incredible weddings of all time in 2000 and this picture perfect event seemed to have produced a picture perfect couple. Many blame the beautiful Angelina Jolie for the split, however both Brad and Jen claim that they would have split regardless of Jolie. Even though they split in 2005, they will always remain as one of the saddest celebrity divorces because we all thought they were so in love and that they would actually last, boy were we wrong.
2 Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The lead singer of Coldplay married the beautiful superstar in 2003. Gwyneth and Chris have two stunning children together which is one of the many reasons fans were sad when they heard this couple had called it quits. Although no good reason has been given, Paltrow opened up to Marie Claire Magazine saying that she had just had enough. There was apparently not one singular thing that was done, but numerous little things that neither Chris nor Gwyneth could cope with any longer. The couple is trying to have as amicable of a divorce as possible for the sake of their children Moses and Apple.
1 Seal and Heidi Klum
Who didn’t love Heidi Klum and Seal together, this notoriously sexy couple was by far one of Hollywood’s most loved couples. After two years of being separated, the couple finalized their divorce in October of 2014. Klum, the long legged supermodel apparently got fed up of Seals bad temper and she feared the impact this behavior had on their children. People who know the couple say it was in a sense a long time coming, just no one ever believed they would go through with it. Klum and Seal both have said there was no infidelity in their marriage and that they are divorcing in an amicable and loving manner.