25 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups

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Celebrity relationships can be some of the most interesting things to keep up on. From their romantic trip destinations, to date night inspiration, we love the idea of two of our favorite stars loving each other as much as we love them. 


As easy as it can be to idolize these relationships as #goals, the sad reality is that like all good things, a lot of these celebrity relationships come to an end. It's a tough blow when Hollywood's seemingly indestructible couples call it quits. In no particular order, here are 25 of the most shocking celebrity breakups.

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1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

"​Brangelina" was the "it" couple who seemed they'd last forever. The two had been together since 2005 and officially got married in 2014. They were only married for a short time before Angelina filed for divorce in 2016. Brad and Angelina have six children together.

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2. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum

​The couple who gave us all hope that you can find love where you work, the Step Up stars, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, announced their split in April this year. Although their announcement was very civil, it was still heartbreaking. They split after nine years of marriage.

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3. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

​Almost a year ago to the day, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced they were legally separating. They both stated, "we tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed." The two were married for eight years and have a son together. 

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4. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Even though Kourt and Scott broke up and got back together a few times throughout their nine year relationship, the two are happily split up and co-parenting now. They remain decent friends and Scott still has a presence on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The pair have three children together.

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5. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom separated in Oct. 2013 after three years of marriage. The two had a son, and when Orlando was asked if he and Miranda were still friends, he replied, "We're not friends, we're family."

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6. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

These two were goals for country music lovers everywhere. Country's "it" couple announced their plans to divorce in July 2015. Their official split came just days after the announcement, ending their four years of marriage.

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7. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

There was speculation about this couple's breakup for a while before it actually happened. Yet somehow, that didn't make it any less shocking when they announced they were getting divorced in June 2015, just shortly after their 10th wedding anniversary.

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8. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Jennifer and Brad dated for three years before getting married. Despite rumors of Brad getting close to his then-costar, Angelina Jolie, we didn't think anything of it at the time. Jennifer filed for divorce from Brad in 2005 following four years of marriage.

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9. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

JLo and Marc Anthony ended their seven-year marriage in July 2011. They released a statement saying, "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters." The two have twins, born in 2008. 

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10. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

The Rent stars met in the mid-'90s when starring in the Broadway production. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs were married for a decade before they announced they were separating in Dec. 2013. They have a son together, who was born in 2009. 

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11. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

#JELENA. Before Justin came out of left field with a proposal and engagement to Hailey Baldwin, he and Selena Gomez's on-again-off-again relationship had us constantly hoping they'd be on-again and stay that way. Jelena was first rumored to be a couple in 2009 and they broke up for good this May.

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12. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

Much like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande blindsided us with the announcement of her engagement to Pete Davidson. Before that, we thought she and Mac Miller would last forever. They dated for almost two years before breaking up just a few months ago. 

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13. Heidi Klum and Seal

The end of Heidi Klum and Seal's relationship in 2012 was shocking for all of us. The couple was notorious for renewing their vows every year since they got married in 2005. They have three children together.

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14. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

Another 2012 breakup was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. In June 2012, Tom's rep announced that Katie had filed for divorce. They were married for over five years and have a daughter together.

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15. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

There's nothing laughable about this comedic couple breaking up. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett were together for nine years and had two children, before their Sept. 2011 split. 

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16. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Both Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas had been married before they got together. The couple shared 18 years of marriage together, before news broke in June 2014 that Griffith was filing for divorce.

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17. Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Former Gov. of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver were married for 25 years and had four children before news broke of their split in 2011. To make matters worse, fans soon learned of Schwarzenegger's affair with his housekeeper, who gave birth to his fifth child. 

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18. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were the epitome of "young and in love." The couple were married for seven years and had two children before their devastating breakup in 2006. Their divorce was finalized in 2008.

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19. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Gwenyth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin were married for 10 years and had two children before they began "consciously uncoupling" for a year. The couple split in 2014 and reportedly even went on a "breakup-moon." #breakupgoals?

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20. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

The MTV "Newlyweds" stars, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, were married for three years before their split in 2005. Despite months of speculation and rumors that their marriage was on its last legs, this celebrity breakup was still a tough blow. 

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21. Patrick and Jillian Dempsey

Patrick and Jillian Dempsey were married for 15 years before Jillian filed for divorce in Jan. 2015. However, their relationship wouldn't die just like that. The couple was spotted together in early 2016 and actually called off their divorce in Nov. of the year. Yay!

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22. Chris and Malaak Rock

Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years, Malaak, with whom he shares two children with. Chris Rock's attorney stated he would like to keep the logistics and steps of his divorce private so he and Malaak can work through it and focus on their family. 

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23. Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli were always a pretty low-key Hollywood couple, married for 11 years before their split in 2012. After their divorce, Jennie said Peter's decision to split was like "getting the rug pulled" from under her. Honestly, Jennie, same here.

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24. Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga

Jennifer Hudson and professional wrestler, David Otunga, were engaged for a decade before their split, with Hudson's rep issuing a statement of their breakup. Jennifer and David had a son, David Otunga, Jr., in 2009.

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25. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen and Gavin tied the knot in 2002. Together, they've had three sons and countless memories. After 13 years of marriage, the pair split in Aug. 2015, after Gavin was rumored to be having an affair with the nanny. 

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