8 Celebrity Breakups You Never Expected

In Hollywood, breakups are not an uncommon phenomenon. In the dazzling world of Hollywood, breakups happen all the time. In spite of this, there are certain couples out there, who we had never thought would part ways. It goes without saying that breakups are painful. We all may have gone through this phase at one point in time or the other. Our favorite celebrities are as human as us and go through the same pain. And as shocked as they were, so were we. Mentioned in this article are 8 celebrity breakups we never expected.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

1. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Brad and Jennifer were the perfect description of a fairytale romance. Having met on a blind date, the two of them found something in each other that they never found in anyone else. Finally one of the most anticipated weddings of the century took place on 29th July, 2000 at a beautiful and exotic mansion at Malibu. Alas, 5 years later trouble in paradise was easily visible. While some blame Angelina Jolie for their divorce, the two of them had plenty of other marital problems as well. One of them was that Brad wanted children while Jen wasn't ready. The other reason was that Jennifer would get extremely insecure about the other women in Brad's life. Also not being able to give enough time for each other was one of the other reasons.


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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

2. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

They first met in 1989, on the set of a movie and instantly clicked. In the words of Tom, he felt an instant sheer lust for Nicole Kidman. When Tom and Nicole got hitched in the year 1990, they became one of the hottest couples of Hollywood. Soon they were like the epitome of a perfect relationship. They also worked in a number of films together. After 10 whole years of successful marriage, the cracks in their relationship started becoming visible. In the fateful month of July in 2001, the couple announced their separation. Although they never really came open about the reason behind their divorce, it was revealed that for years the two tried unsuccessfully to work on their marriage. Some even say that Nicole's miscarriage is one reason that triggered the divorce. Whatever it was, it spilt up the couple in such a way that they never got back again.


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Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards

Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards

3. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards

Charlie and Denise met for the first time in the year 2000 while filming for the film, Good Advice. They soon got engaged after two years. Denise's friends would often warn her regarding Charlie's gambling and his roving-eye. However, Denise was in love and she didn't notice. The two of them got married on 15th June, 2002. Soon they were seen making public appearances together and also were heard making mushy statements about each other. Everybody thought Charlie had changed. However, love went cold really soon between these two love birds. In 2005, Denise filed for a divorce with Charlie. Today the two don't leave any stone unturned at throwing nasty allegations towards each other. No one thought what started out so beautifully would have ended so miserably.


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Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

4. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson started her relationship with Nick Lachey in the year 1999. The two of them together spelt out a promising future. Jessica even announced that she had stayed a virgin for her husband. Together they took their wedding vows on 26th October 2002. Unfortunately, after 4 years of marriage, the two of them too appeared in courts filing for a legal separation. Apparently, the two were finding it extremely difficult to work on their marriage. They hadn't even spoken for weeks. Finally when Jessica broke the news to Nick, he reluctantly agreed.


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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

5. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

The two met for the first time on Reese's 21st birthday party in the year 1997. It was love at first sight for Reese. She looked at him and the first thing she said was, I think you're my birthday present. The two got engaged in the following year and subsequently married. Their marriage went through many hurdles for about 7 years. They also have two wonderful children together. However their marriage was not strong enough to bear their constant fights and they finally parted ways. The main reason behind their separation was Reese's suspicion that Ryan was cheating on her.


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

6. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Their relationship was highly publicized right from day one. The media predicted this relationship to go for long. They were even nicknamed as Bennifer by the press. Their relationship went on for 18 long months. In the year 2002, their engagement was announced to the world. Jennifer, proudly flashing the rock on her finger, even went to the extent of publicly stating that Ben was the one whom she had been waiting for. However, all hell broke lose just a couple of hours before the wedding when Jennifer called it off. Ben was openly blamed for the whole incident. Even today, Ben says that his relationship with Jennifer practically destroyed his career.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

In the year 1977, Maria was introduced to this Terminator star at a charity tennis tournament being held at her mother's home. They immediately clicked. After dating for more than 10 years, they had a grand wedding on April 26, 1986. The whole film industry was moved by their love. The two also have four children together. Their marriage too seemed quite stable until the day when Arnold's roving eye came into the picture. His continuous affairs one after the other would kill their marriage every single day. Maria slowly suffered for 25 years. However when she got to know about Arnold's love child, she could take no more. On May 9, 2011, the couple announced their separation that shocked everyone who heard about it.


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Barbie and Ken

Barbie and Ken

8. Barbie and Ken

This one goes out to all our little girls whose hearts broke when they heard the news that their favorite dolls were having a split. The two met for the first time in the year 1961 on the sets of a TV commercial. After being inseparable for 43 years, the couple decided that breaking up may not be easy, but is the only option. The reason behind their split as stated by Ken is that the fire of love was dying. Did you see that coming Nor did we.


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  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
  • Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
  • Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
  • Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson
  • Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
  • Barbie and Ken

Their breakups shocked the industry and the audience. Everyone has something to talk about them. However as it is said, ‘Everything happens for the best.’ We hope that they too find what they are really searching for.

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