It is tough to be in an intimate relationship in Hollywood. Just think about all of the temptations and stressors that are lingering behind every corner. When you are rich and famous, you never know who is genuine and who actually loves you for you. So a lot of Hollywood marriages end up being dismantled in a very short period of time. Of course, there have been couples who have stood the test of time and who serve as a great example and source of hope that you can make a marriage work in Tinsel Town. And then there are the couples who try to cover up their drama and tell everyone that it’s all just fine.
This list includes all kinds of celebs, from singers and dancers to actors and actresses, and even Hollywood celebrities who have married “nobodies” for a more low-key lifestyle. This just goes to show that relationships are difficult for everyone, and if there is one advantage that “normal” people have over famous folks, it is that we don’t have to deal with the pressures of Hollywood. We can’t even imagine what it’s like to try and get along with your husband or wife when you are juggling the paparazzi, your professional endeavors, public events, and maybe even children. What a life that must be!
15 Fergie & Josh Duhamel
We’re going back into the past for this one, but back in 2009, Josh Duhamel cheated on his wife Fergie and got busy with a stripper. Years later, Fergie finally spoke out about that event, and it seemed to bring out a flood of emotions (come on, she was talking to Oprah, the queen of crying!) Even though Fergie said that the cheating fiasco helped to “make them stronger,” it is clear that there is a lot of hurt there, and it is really taking its toll on the couple. They have been together for over ten years, and that is impressive in Hollywood, but enough is enough with the fake-it-til'-you-make-it attitude. Josh is telling everyone that they are unbreakable, but they’re only human and they can only take so much. On top of that, Fergie is working on her own music and she’s trying to continue her career while Josh does his thing, too.
14 Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
In a twist of events, Tori Spelling was the one who cheated on her husband Dean McDermott. But...then Dean turned his back on Tori and cheated on her. Then all hell broke loose, and we aren’t sure if this marriage can be saved. While Tori and Dean claim that they are working hard on their relationship, it is obvious that there is a lot of strain on their romance. For one thing, Tori is doubting her decision to marry Dean, and she doesn’t feel the same amount of love that she did earlier. It looks as though she is falling OUT of love with Dean. Another stressful factor in their lives is the fact that Dean has been hitting major roadblocks and can’t pay child support to his ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace, so Tori has been shelling out thousands of dollars of her own money to pay it. That is definitely going to cause resentment and bad vibes.
13 Kate Middleton & Prince William
According to various reports, Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William are trying out some marriage counselling sessions to try and get their relationship back on track. Good for them for working harder on it, even though they try to cover it up and say that everything is A-OK. Well, people don’t go to couples counselling when everything is just dandy. Apparently, the five-year marriage is feeling the strain of having a young family and constantly being under the eye of the British Royalty. It is causing a lot of stress, and as Kate carries on with her third pregnancy, she feels that she doesn’t have the support she deserves from Prince William. Moreover, the duty of raising George and Charlotte is wearing them thin, and tensions are high as Kate yells at William about his parenting style and approach. With baby number three on the way, they need help ASAP.
12 Michelle Keegan & Mark Wright
This British couple is definitely attractive together, but there is little doubt that they are experiencing a rough spot in their relationship. Whenever they are seen out together in public, they look as if they are at a funeral. Deadpan faces and no smiles; even boring and little body movements are leading a lot of tabloids to announce that Michelle and Mark are getting ready to file for a divorce. Plus, Michelle has been seen out and about WITHOUT her wedding ring, causing serious alarm bells to go off. Michelle’s friends have been worried that Mark has been treating her badly, and they are urging her to split from him for good. Michelle took it upon herself to explain on Twitter that everything is fine; she just takes her wedding ring off for film projects. Riiight. We do know that Mark gets himself into trouble a lot, which is causing people to cry foul.
11 Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
The Pretty Woman actress met Danny Moder while on the set of a film they were both working on. Now the couple can’t do anything to squelch the news that their marriage is seriously rocky. Danny and Julia have had plenty of ups and downs, and when Julia kicked him out of their mansion in Malibu, it was pretty apparent that they were working towards a divorce from each other. If there was any chance of Julia and Danny staying together, she wouldn’t have kicked him out. It’s a big house; surely he could be confined to an area of the house or something (not to be egalitarian or anything.) The fact that she full-on threw him out of the place signals major red flags that this relationship is just about over To Danny’s defense, Julia isn’t star-wife material. She hangs out with her exes and she is a complete control freak.
10 Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
It’s been nearly six years since Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett got married, and rumors of their impending divorce have been swirling around the couple for about a year. Back in the summer of 2014, it was revealed that Hank was cheating on Kendra and spending time canoodling with a transgender model. Shortly after that, there were sources close to the couple saying that Kendra was flirting and hanging around with other men, probably in an attempt to make Hank feel bad for his infidelity. That is actually a pretty safe bet, considering that Kendra opened up on The Girls Next Door and told her friends that being around other men helps her to feel “validated.”
9 Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and NFL player Tom Brady are one of the most gorgeous famous couples on the planet. And somehow they always seem to look flawless, whether they are giving a public interview, attending a game, or relaxing on the beach. Yet, what with Deflategate and all, things have been...stressful for Gisele and Tom. Add to that the fact that Gisele has a half-son from Tom’s ex-girlfriend, and you can see how things are a bit weird. To set the record straight, Tom broke up with Bridget Moynahan and got together with Gisele, but he failed to tell her that he had knocked Bridget up. She gave birth to a son, whom Gisele is in contact with. Gisele married Tom, and they have two kids together. As Gisele tried to accept her “bonus” child, she also had to continuously defend Tom for his Deflategate scandal. It’s exhausting and a catalyst for divorce.
8 Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald
The Duggar family just seems to be disintegrating right before our eyes. Their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, was canceled after Josh Duggar was revealed to be an unfaithful pervert, and now Jess Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald seem to be hitting a bumpy road in their marriage. They haven’t been married very long, and they now have a little baby boy named Spurgeon (unfortunate little guy.) And while Jessa and Ben love their new baby, it is seriously hurting their romantic relationship. In fact, there is no romance anymore, just dirty diapers and annoying responsibilities. Welcome to parenthood! While Ben wants to cool down and get used to being a dad, Jessa wants to jump in and have another baby, but this time she wants to adopt it. Will Jessa force Ben into expanding their family, or can they make a compromise? And what about the stresses of adoption?
7 Beyonce & Jay Z
The talk of the town has included Beyonce and Jay Z, as it always has. But this time it isn’t so much celebrating how awesome they are as a hip-hop power couple. Instead, people are worried that there is a Beyonce-Jay Z split in our future. Bey’s newest album, Lemonade, had some very real and deep lyrics that came from her personal past experiences. So who is this guy who is sneaking around with “Becky with the good hair”? Could it be Jay Z, Beyonce’s hubby? Oh no! Bey is always paving new paths and delving in deeper to produce pure musical gems, but this may have been too much information. Now Jay Z is writing his own rap to “set the record straight,” and the whole thing is turning into a she-said, he-said kind of thing. Will it all blow over, or are Beyonce and her husband truly on the rocks and longing to jump ship?
6 LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
The story of LeAnn Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian has been one of many ups and downs. In fact, before Eddie even came into the picture, LeAnn was dealing with lots of drama and even legal troubles. That tends to happen when a person becomes famous at a young age. LeAnn is still fairly young (she is 33 years old), and her five-year marriage to Eddie is once again showing signs that it is floundering in dangerous waters. Many people say that LeAnn and Eddie should just get a divorce, because how can you have a successful marriage that was founded on infidelity? (For those who don’t know, LeAnn cheated on Eddie while she was married to Dean Sheremet.) And it seems that LeAnn would like to divorce Eddie, but the sad truth is that she can’t afford it! She’s broke from the lawsuits against her father and record label.
5 Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
About five years ago, actress Reese Witherspoon got married to a no-name, low-profile guy named Jim Toth. And that seemed to be a good match for Reese because she was able to marry someone who didn’t add extra stress and pressure to her life as a world-famous celeb. Yet throughout those five years, Reese and Jim have been dodging rumors that they are on their way to divorcing. So, is their marriage in trouble? Sources close to the couple say that there is tension between Reese and Jim, and while Jim wants to just be honest and not play the game of hiding it, Reese is used to putting on a happy face and pretending it’s all okay. She’s Hollywood-bred after all. Yet, Reese reportedly kicked Jim out of the house for a time and if the couple does get a divorce, it could cost some $135 million! Maybe try marriage counselling?
4 Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
When the world found out that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were a couple, it was either the coolest thing ever, or a sign of the apocalypse. Now that they are married and have two children, it seems that the love between them was genuine (although it was probably a great boost to both of their careers). Anyway, fans of Kimye have been loving how supportive they are of each other and the gratefulness and adoration they have for their family. Yet rumors of an imminent divorce have been plaguing Kim and Kanye. Apparently, the whole debacle with Taylor Swift has led to some arguing between Kim and Kanye, as Kim is tired of running to Kanye’s rescue and covering up for his mistakes and public blunders. We all know that Kanye is a horrible public speaker and that he always makes a bad impression. That’s a lot of pressure on Kim to clean up his mess!
3 Behati Prinsloo & Adam Levine
They are the sexiest couple on the planet, according to most people. Adam Levine is the super hot frontman of Maroon 5, and he is totally milking the fame boost he has gotten from being a judge on the NBC singing show The Voice. His wife is Behati Prinsloo, a world-renown supermodel who has worked for Victoria’s Secret and other major fashion brands. And they are starting a family! What’s not to love? Well, it turns out that Adam is a guy who likes to have late nights, and those nights are spent hitting the bar or club and partying until the wee hours of the morning. With a baby, that kind of behavior is just not going to work. Behati is getting ticked off and exhausted with Adam’s irresponsible habits, and he is seriously lacking in the empathy department. Sources close to them say it’s a “rough patch” right now, so let’s hope they work it out.
2 Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
So is it really once a cheater always a cheater or not? Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were sort of like the poster children for the ideal celebrity marriage. They were co-stars on That 70’s Show and they just seemed to be a match made in heaven. Then they got married and everyone jumped for joy. They even started a family and are thrilled with their second baby’s arrival. But...there have been many rumors circulating around Mila and Ashton, and apparently there are suspicions that Ashton is being unfaithful to Mila. Could this seriously be happening? Do we really need a repeat of what happened between Ashton and his ex-wife Demi Moore? How could a guy cheat on his wife when she is welcoming a new baby into the world? Sure, Mila took a chance on a guy that has a history of infidelity, but come on. Get it together, Ashton!
1 Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder
If you are an avid follower of The Vampire Diaries, then you know that there was a huge love triangle between Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Nikki Reed. Nina and Ian were working together on the set while they were a romantic couple, and after they broke up, it was really hard for them to be on set at the same time. In the meantime, Ian went to Twilight actress Nikki and they are now married! What a turn-around (and sorry, Nina). Now Nikki and Ian are trying to make things work as smoothly as possible as newlyweds, but things are tough. First of all, there is the girl drama between Nikki and Nina, as they both have history with Ian. Then Ian is threatening to leave The Vampire Diaries so that he and his wife can start a family. It looks like a lot of things are hanging in the balance!