Celebrities are humans just like the rest of us. They are not perfect and they get into fights with their boyfriends, girlfriends, and spouses. The only thing is that if a celebrity happens to get into a public argument, it is likely to be caught on camera and can haunt them forever. People are fascinated by seeing celebrities at their worst, which is why paparazzi live to get these photos of celebrity couples fighting. Fans are also quick to whip out their cell phones or cameras if something goes down in public. Some of these couples managed to work through their differences and are still together, while others have long since broken up.
Many of these couples typically lead very private lives so it was shocking for the world to see them in such a vulnerable situation. For instance, when Beyonce and Jay Z were snapped arguing at dinner, their fans were shaken to their cores and worried that the power couple was breaking up. However, other couples like Ronnie and Sammi “Sweetheart” from Jersey Shore were constantly bickering and it came as no surprise to anyone when they decided to end their relationship. Infamous fights like Rihanna and Chris Brown’s public dispute after the 2009 Grammys will go down in history forever. Other celebrity couples who have been caught in public disagreements may surprise you, like Simon Cowell yelling at his pregnant girlfriend in 2013 or Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban throwing out insults at each other on a premiere red carpet just this past winter. Here are 15 unsettling photos of celebrity couples fighting like cats and dogs.
15. Beyonce And Jay Z
Beyonce and Jay Z have successfully pulled through the rough patch in their marriage and recently welcomed twins this past summer. Although, just a couple of years ago, people thought that the couple might not make it after photographs of them fighting in public at dinner surfaced online. The usually private couple was seen arguing at dinner in February of 2015.
The photos of the power couple looking tense while out on a dinner date surfaced shortly after the infamous fight in the elevator between Jay Z and Knowles’ sister Solange. The spat was thought to have broken out due to the fact that the rapper was cheating on Beyonce. The singer’s album Lemonade followed shortly after, basically confirming the allegations of his affair. The couple has since confirmed the cheating publicly and worked through their issues.
14. Emma Roberts And Evan Peters
Just a few weeks after Emma Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against her boyfriend Evan Peters, the two were caught on camera by paparazzi who captured them getting into a heated argument at a Comic-Con after-party in 2014. The actress can be seen bursting into tears and screaming at Evan, who attempts to comfort her around a group of people surrounding them.
A video was released of the couple’s fight and revealed that Emma had been physical toward him again, banging on his chest before storming away. The two broke up just after their public feud but got back together shortly after. They are apparently still together to this day but have broken up and gotten back together multiple times over the course of their relationship.
13. Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber recently got back together after years spent apart but their relationship was not all butterflies and roses in the past. The young couple often fought and would break up and get back together frequently. In 2012, TMZ reported that “Jelena” went out to dinner but Selena ended up leaving just 10 minutes into their date because of something that Justin said. When he tried to go to her house later, she refused to let him in.
In 2014, Selena and Justin got into another public brawl at the airport in St. Maarten. The “Bad Liar” singer was clearly annoyed by something Justin had said because she was seen stomping out of the van, throwing her purse on the ground, and Bieber refused to get out of the car for some time. It will be a miracle if the reunited couple will be able to keep the drama to a minimum this time around.
12. Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian was infamously married to the basketball player Kris Humphries for a whopping 72 days. The reality star and the professional athlete almost immediately regretted their decision to tie the knot and it was pretty obvious to everyone around them. Just before Kim filed for divorce, the celebrity couple was spotted fighting in a car in Los Angeles. She yelled at her husband and apparently left him to find his own ride home.
Kardashian was later seen on the premiere of her show Kim and Kourtney Take New York punching Kris on camera. What the reality star described as playful banter was deemed by others as domestic abuse. Kim got a lot of backlash for her actions, which were pretty telling of her impending divorce.
11. Chris Brown And Rihanna
Chris Brown and Rihanna were one of the cutest celebrity couples… until they weren’t. Things went horribly wrong the day that Brown laid his hands on Rihanna, causing injury to her physically and mentally. Most people will remember the fight that Rihanna and Chris Brown got into after the 2009 Grammys.
What began as a screaming match inside a rented car turned into a violent altercation when Brown began beating Rihanna incessantly. There had been tension between the couple before but he had never showed her this side of him before. Photos of her battered face went viral and Chris was later charged with assault. Even after the fight, Rihanna and Chris continued to date off and on throughout 2012 and 2013 but eventually came to the realization that they could not maintain a healthy relationship.
10. Shia LaBeouf And Mia Goth
Shia LaBeouf has been a bit out there for the past few years but this fight with his girlfriend Mia Goth was unsettling, to say the least. LaBeouf and Goth got into a huge argument in Germany, where Mia was filming a horror film, and the whole thing was caught on camera. The former Disney Channel actor was seen yelling at his girlfriend outside of a taxi near a hotel.
After the fight simmered down, a few local Germans offered to drive LaBeouf to the airport. Goth can be heard begging Shia not to leave and was holding his backpack until he demanded that she give it back to him. He was later heard saying that if he hadn’t left when he did, he would have “killed” Mia.
9. Kirsten Dunst And Garrett Hedlund
Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund may have appeared to be a happy couple at public outings and events but when they broke up in 2016, people who knew them well were not surprised. In 2012, soon after the couple began dating in 2011, they were already fighting in public. Kristen and Garrett were photographed fighting on the way to a movie theater in Los Angeles.
The couple was yelling back and forth at one another throughout their walk but as they approached the building, they switched to whispers and tense stares. Hedlund admitted that they did not have much of a connection on the first date either. Somehow, the couple managed to make their relationship work for over four years but this is a couple that is probably better off apart.
8. Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk might be happily in love with a new daughter named Lea but just a year ago, the couple seemed tense when they were photographed at Wimbledon. During the 2016 tennis tournament, the actor and his model girlfriend were spotted having what appeared to be a couple’s quarrel.
At one point, Shayk appeared like she might have been crying, dabbing her eye and Cooper looked at her with a concerned and confused expression. A representative for the couple denied rumors that they were fighting, saying that they were “fine” but people on the internet had already jumped to the conclusion that they had been feuding, creating scenarios about what they were fighting about and predicting whether or not the couple would make it.
7. Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are one of America’s most beloved celebrity couples but in January of 2017, the two were photographed getting into a rare disagreement in public. Kidman and Urban were attending the Sydney premiere of her new movie Lion, when the two began to bicker just before hitting the red carpet.
Reports claimed the couple had a “furious row” and by the looks on their faces, emotions were definitely running high. The power duo apparently traded “bitter insults.” The fight was apparently a result of the country singer getting upset by his wife’s career getting in the way of reuniting with their family in Australia. The successful hitmaker and the leading lady live very hectic lives with busy schedules and apparently spent most of 2016 apart.
6. Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman were caught fighting in a car in New York City back in 2013. Lauren was pregnant with the couple’s son at the time and the American Idol judge apparently flew out from Los Angeles to spend some time with her.
Lauren was snapped by the paparazzi yelling at Cowell, while he is seen gesturing emotionally with his hands. Whatever they were arguing about, they must have worked it out because they were spotted leaving a salon together looking to be in good spirits shortly after. Simon and Lauren are still together to this day and although they have not gotten married, they are in a loyal and loving relationship and share one child together, on top of raising Lauren’s older son from a previous marriage.
5. Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s divorce shocked a lot of people but apparently, it had been a long time coming and the couple had not been getting along for a while. Photos surfaced of the couple before they officially broke up during a family outing at Legoland. Brad and Angelina are spotted looking tense and it is clear that they are disagreeing about something.
Pitt’s hand is seen grabbing Jolie’s arm at one point and she attempts to move away from him. Their body language towards one another is very telling of the status of their relationship at the time. The cracks in their relationship were beginning to show even before anyone realized. Eyewitnesses at the theme park said that the celebrity couple “didn’t look happy” and appeared “stern-faced” the entire time.
4. Scott Disick And Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may be reality television gold together but their constant bickering finally took a toll and the couple is no longer together. The couple has had three children together and had a romantic relationship for over a decade but Disick’s hard partying and irresponsibility proved to be too much for the reality star to deal with.
Although Kourtney and Scott only recently broke up a year or so ago, they have been fighting with each other for years. The couple was photographed on a family vacation in 2012 in Miami arguing over lunch. The two looked to be getting into a heated conversation when Disick began using his hands and gesturing aggressively throughout. Although they were cute together when they got along, it did not really come as much of a surprise to fans when Kourtney dumped Scott for good. A woman can only put up with so much from a man.
3. Sammi “Sweetheart” And Ronnie Ortiz
Ronnie Ortiz had one rule for himself when he began starring on the MTV reality series, Jersey Shore and that was to “never fall in love at the Jersey shore.” Ronnie almost immediately broke this rule as soon as Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola walked into the shore house. The two hit it off and were hooked on each other instantly. However, they soon began to have a very hot and cold relationship.
With the alcohol, the temptation of other women, and five other roommates in the house, Sammi and Ronnie’s relationship was a little hectic, to say the least. It seemed like the two were either all over each other and acting like they were in love or fighting and screaming to the point where you thought one would kill the other. The rest of the Jersey Shore roommates had had enough of the constant fighting but that didn’t stop Ronnie and Sammi from having an on and off relationship throughout the entirety of the show.
2. Courteney Cox And Johnny McDaid
Courteney Cox and her fiancé Johnny McDaid broke up in December of 2015 but got back together in March of 2016, so clearly there were some issues with the relationship. Shortly after rekindling their romance, the two were spotted by paparazzi in West London at a Notting Hill eatery in what appeared to be a heated argument.
Cox can be seen speaking to McDaid with a stern look on her face and in other shot raises up her arm with her phone in her hand at the Snow Patrol musician. The Friends actress clearly looked distressed about whatever they were discussing at the time. Despite the feuding, the couple remains together to this day but they have yet to make it official and tie the knot.
1. Jesy Nelson And Jake Roche
Jesy Nelson should have been having the time of her life at her girl group, Little Mix’s album release party for “Get Weird” in London but instead she left in tears after getting into a huge fight with her fiancé Jake Roche. The couple got into a heated argument during the event, causing Roche to leave furiously.
Meanwhile, Nelson had a breakdown in front of the paparazzi, who were waiting hungrily to get a dramatic shot of her. She was snapped with tears streaming down her face, looking heartbroken. Jake apparently went to a local hotel alone, while she was forced to take a cab home alone. The pair worked out their differences within hours because the following morning they posted an affectionate photo on social media.
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