We are off to a fresh start with a brand new year, but for some people, it is not as much of a starting point as it is an end of an era called marriage. We’re talking about celebrities, of course, and today we are going to take a look at all the factors that point to the possibility that some of the well-known celeb couples might be heading to their divorce lawyer’s office pretty soon.
So let’s start by mentioning the pretty obvious choice in this category and that is Matt Lauer and his (soon-to-be-ex) wife, Annette Roque. As you probably know, Matt Lauer was fired from his show for inappropriate behavior, and his wife was spotted visiting the lawyers about the divorce. The two have been married since 1998 and have three kids together, but it appears that they won’t celebrate their next anniversary after all.
But who else is about to file for divorce this year? Rumor has it that there are many couples that could break up pretty soon, but can we guess which ones? Without further ado, let’s take a look at 15 other celeb couples likely to divorce in 2018!
14 Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have been through a lot together and people have been predicting their separation since the moment they got married in the first place. There have been some rumors of infidelity. Keith was struggling with alcohol and drug abuse and he’s been to rehab multiple times… All in all, it was one crazy ride. So why are they on the list once again even though they powered through the hardest parts of their marriage already? Apparently, this time Keith isn’t the one suspected of having feelings for someone else besides his wife. Rumor has it that something suspicious has been going on between Nicole and her Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skarsgård. Is it possible there is some truth to those stories? Will this be the end of Nicole and Keith’s marriage? We shall see…
13 Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are one of those couples… the rumors just never stop. Some people believe they are both secretly gay and they just use their marriage as a way to cover it, while others think they are in an open marriage. Either way, that doesn’t really sound like a healthy and strong foundation for a marriage. In one of his interviews, Will referred to his marriage to Jada as one of the most excruciating and difficult things he had ever taken on. Jada couldn’t have been too happy to hear something like that being said in public by none other than her husband! However, the two still keep trying to convince everybody that they are just another regular, happy couple. Let’s wait and see how much longer this will last.
12 Briana Renee & Matt Grundhoffer
This one isn’t so much of a guess as it is a sure thing at this point. Briana Renee, the star of the show Little Women: LA, seems to be pretty determined to divorce her husband Matt Grundhoffer. Not only did she file to divorce him, she also accused him of some pretty horrible things. The two separated in November of 2017 and Briana filed for a restraining order shortly after the separation. After that, Matt allegedly threatened to take their 1-year-old son while calling her all kinds of inappropriate names. It appears there is no coming back from that, so we can basically just wait for the day to hear that the legal part has been finalized and that the two are officially divorced.
11 Josh Duhamel & Fergie
Josh Duhamel and Fergie met when the singer starred as herself in one of the episodes of her future husband’s show Las Vegas. They got married in January of 2009, and they seemed to be one of those happy couples with their one cute son, Axl Jack. However, in September of 2017, the couple announced they were separating due to irreconcilable differences. They aren’t officially divorced yet, but it is very likely that the divorce will be finalized some time in 2018. According to one insider, the couple really grew apart during the last couple of years and the break up was inevitable. Apparently, they have been trying to sort things out, but there wasn’t much they could do to get the marriage back on the right track. Ultimately, their completely different lifestyles were what drove them apart.
10 Theresa Caputo & Larry Caputo
The star of TLC’s Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, and her husband Larry, announced their separation in December of 2017 after 28 years of marriage. They have two children and they claim to still love each other in a certain way, but the marriage simply doesn’t work for them anymore. According to Theresa, they have both changed over the years which led them to grow apart and become unhappy together. Apparently, they both need a change in order to get their life back on the right track and, although they aren’t legally divorced yet, that is something that will likely happen later this year. However, according to another source, even though the couple is spending some time apart now, there might be room for reconciliation in the future. We’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out.
9 Tamar Braxton & Vincent Herber
There is no denying that Tamar Braxton’s marriage to Vincent Herbert has been through a rough patch lately. Since they’ve gotten married, their fans had a chance to get a closer look at their relationship thanks to the show Braxton Family Values, as well as the spin-off Tamar & Vince. However, the rumors about the possibility of the two breaking up really started going around when Braxton posted a pic on her Instagram capturing her without her wedding ring. However, earlier in 2017, Braxton went on and on about how great their relationship is and how happy they are together. Well, things obviously weren’t all that great because the couple announced their separation in September of 2017. According to Braxton, they are not taking things lightly; there is a lot to talk about and a lot to consider before legally ending the marriage, but divorce is still a very strong possibility.
8 Eve Mavrakis & Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor did quite a number there when he decided to leave his wife, Eve Mavrakis, with whom he shares 4 daughters, for a much younger actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. McGregor moved out of his family home and pictures of him with Mary Elizabeth have started appearing all over the Internet. Somebody snapped them walking down the street together hand in hand; somebody else caught them kissing in a café in October of 2017, etc. The rumor has it that Ewan even brought her to the family home to meet his estranged wife and kids. The divorce hasn’t been officially filed yet, but at this point, it is pretty safe to assume that it will happen sooner or later. There is no coming back from a blow like this one and it would be pretty shocking if Eve actually took him back one day.
7 Billy Bush & Sydney Davis
Billy Bush and his wife Sydney Davis, decided to separate after nearly 20 years of marriage. The breakup came a year after the Access Hollywood correspondent lost his job due to the infamous tape of the president’s vulgar comments against women. That was a pretty bad position for Bush to get himself into and it wasn’t easy to get out of it.
According to the freshly separated couple, they need to take some time to re-evaluate their life together and to decide what to do next. They share three daughters, so there is a lot to consider before definitely deciding to end the marriage for good. However, once people separate and stop being a couple, there is a pretty good chance the divorce will follow so it shouldn’t come as a surprise if that ends up being the case with Bush and Davis.
6 Chris Pratt & Anna Faris
After 8 years of marriage, actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris decided to break up and continue their lives separately. According to Faris, they will always be great friends and they will be there for each other whenever needed, but the marriage just isn’t really working out for them. They haven’t visited the divorce lawyers yet, but it is only a matter of time. Shortly after the breakup, the actress’ book Anna Faris is Unqualified hit the stores, revealing some of the most intimate aspects of her life, including the details of the marriage. However, the couple seems to have ended things on really good terms as they only have praise for each other, the time they spent together, and their unconditional love for their 4-year-old son Jack.
5 Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor decided to go their separate ways after 18 years of marriage. Even though the divorce hasn’t been finalized yet, it appears it is only a matter of time before they end things legally as well. The two met on the set of Heat Vision and Jack and they got married in 2000. Over the years, they worked together on several occasions, in films like Zoolander, Arrested Development and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Meanwhile, Ben Stiller was diagnosed with prostate cancer but his battle so far seems to be successful. According to the both of them, they have had a wonderful time together, as well as a lot of fun, but now it is time to move on. They will continue to raise their kids as devoted parents and friends in the future no matter what happens.
4 Wissam Al Mana & Janet Jackson
Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson decided to go their separate ways only three months since Janet had their first baby. However, they don’t seem to be divorcing just yet so maybe there is some chance for a reconciliation in the future. On the other hand, an insider spoke about their relationship and revealed that they couldn’t see eye to eye on many different things, such as their religious beliefs that became a serious issue when it was time to decide how they’re going to raise their child. Different backgrounds and cultural differences ultimately played a huge role in their breakup and it is hard to tell at this point whether it is possible for them to get back together and work through their differences or not. We’ll have to wait and see.
3 David Schwimmer & Zoe Buckman
David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman have decided to take some time apart to re-evaluate their relationship and to decide what to do next. According to both of them, their priority is the happiness and well-being of their daughter so they need to find the best possible solution to this whole situation. However, Schwimmer was seen without his wedding ring in public and most people assume that this will be another one of those marriages that will definitely end in 2018. The two met in London in 2007 and got married in June of 2010. It was the first marriage for both of them and they had their first and only child one year later. When asked about the future, Schwimmer replied that whatever feels right for both of them will ultimately happen.
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer decided to take some time apart after 9 years of marriage and two children. The two started dating in 2003 and got married 4 years later in Hawaii, but they announced their separation in October of 2017. According to both of them, raising their children together remains a priority and they will continue to be good parents to their kids no matter what happens. Tobey’s parents split up when he was only 3 years old so he knows what it feels like to be the child of divorced parents, and he wants only the best for his own children. However, Tobey and Jennifer really seem to have split up on good terms and they have nothing but nice things to say about the time they spent together and for each other. Unfortunately, it obviously wasn’t enough to make the marriage work.
2 Stephen Belafonte & Melanie Brown
One of the couples that is almost definitely getting divorced in 2018 is Stephen Belafonte and Melanie Brown. The separation followed quite a scandal involving a pretty inappropriate tape featuring Stephen, Melanie, and Lady Victoria Hervey. Melanie went to court to ban Stephen from distributing the tapes or any other materials of that kind. Not only that, but she also took control of her bank account and all of her fortune that Stephen was in control of during their life together. As if the scandal wasn’t big enough, Stephen allegedly had an affair with their German-born nanny and got her pregnant. Then he arranged a sham marriage for her to keep her in the US in order for the affair to continue. It appears that there really isn’t much of a future in store for Stephen and Melanie at this point.
1 Marc Anthony & Shannon De Lima
Marc Anthony and Shannon De Lima have announced their separation in December of 2017. They have been married for roughly two years now and they share no children which will definitely make the whole process a lot simpler. According to them, after much consideration, they have concluded that the best thing for both of them would be to end their marriage. They didn’t comment on the whole thing much, but at this point, it appears that there won’t be any reconciliation in the future. The separation pretty much seems like a done deal, and it is only a matter of time for the divorce to become official. This will be the third divorce for Marc Anthony. He was previously married to the actress Dayanara Torres with whom he shares 2 sons, and to Jennifer Lopez with whom he shares twins.