The top 10 celebrity splits over the years

The showbiz world has seen a number of make-ups and break-ups -- here are some of the most shocking celebrity splits

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
23 Sep 2016

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have recently decided to call time on their Hollywood romance, however they are not the only ones to have had to terminate their romance.

From Jennifer Lopez to Madonna, Liam Gallagher to Tom Cruise, infidelities and secret love child's to allegations of abuse, the showbiz world has seen a number of make-ups and break-ups.

Here are the top 10 celebrity splits over the years ...

Brangelina divorce
Brangelina divorce
23 Sep 2016

Brangelina divorce


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked the world earlier this week when they announced they were terminating their two-year marriage. The 41-year-old actress - who tied the knot with Brad in 2014 despite dating since 2005 - filed for divorce from the 'Fury' actor on Tuesday (20.09.16). Despite having children 15-year-old Maddox, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, it is believed the brunette beauty came to the decision for the sake of their children. However, Brad is"committed" to making his marriage work and is willing to have therapy in order to save their love.

Jennifer's divorce
Jennifer's divorce
23 Sep 2016

Jennifer's divorce


Jennifer Garner filed for a divorce to Ben Affleck last year after 10 years of marriage. The '13 Going on 30' actress married the 'Gone Girl' star in June 2005 in a private ceremony after being spotted on a date one year earlier. However, the brunette beauty - who has daughters Violet, 10, Seraphina Rose, seven, and four-year-old son Samuel with Ben - decided to call time on her relationship, although they have agreed on continuing to co-parent their brood. Speaking previously to PEOPLE, they said: "[We have a ] commitment to co-parenting our children."

Chris' relationship
Chris' relationship
23 Sep 2016

Chris' relationship


Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow filed for divorce one year after they announced their romance had come to an end. The couple - who married in 2003 and have 12-year-old daughter Apple and 10-year-old son Moses - finalised the termination of their marriage on July 15 this year despite ending their relationship two years earlier in 2013. However, since the split Coldplay's frontman has been linked to 'Joy' actress Jennifer Lawrence, has had romantic propositions from his fans during a performance and has even ditched his vegetarian ways.

Liam's divorce
Liam's divorce
23 Sep 2016

Liam's divorce


Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton's marriage came to a dramatic end after five years after he secretly fathered a love child. The musical couple - who tied the knot in 2008 and have 15-year-old son Gene together - terminated their marriage after the Allsaints singer discovered he former spouse had cheated on her when he called her to admit he'd fathered a daughter Gemma with US journalist Liza Ghorbani. However Nicole only learnt the former Oasis singer had been unfaithful when he warned her the news was about to be made public. In a ruling over their divorce settlement, Judge Martin O'Dwyer - who decided the former couple should split their £11 million fortune equally - said: "It was only when publicity was about to occur in April 2013 when Mr. Gallagher told his wife."

Katie's divorce
Katie's divorce
23 Sep 2016

Katie's divorce


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reportedly not been in contact since their divorce four years ago. The former couple - who split in 2012 after five years of marriage - reportedly refuse to speak to one another and all matters regarding their eight-year-old daughter Suri, including visitation, are handled through intermediaries. Katie - who has 10-year-old daughter Suri with Tom - is believed to have custody of their child following the split. Although this was Katie's first divorce, it is Tom's third terminated marriage following his split from Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers.

Mariah's divorce Nick
Mariah's divorce Nick
23 Sep 2016

Mariah's divorce Nick


Mariah Carey ended her seven-year marriage with Nick Cannon last year. The 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker called time on her relationship with the 35-year-old rapper for the sake of their children Moroccan and Monroe, both five years old. However, the 'Without You' musician has admitted he "never" thought the former couple would ever call time on a marriage when children were involved and "wished" the blonde beauty hadn't filed for a divorce. Speaking previously, he said: "I never thought I would have babies with someone and then get divorced. Like, 'Oh, great job. Repeat your past.' "But life happens and it was supposed to happen. It's fine. For [my children], I wish it hadn't happened that way."

J.Lo's divorce
J.Lo's divorce
23 Sep 2016

J.Lo's divorce


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony terminated their marriage seven years after their wedding. The former couple - who have son, Maximilian and daughter Emme, both eight, together - began dating and married the same year the 'Ain't Your Mama' singer broke up with her former boyfriend Ben Affleck. However, the pair decided to call quits on their relationship in 2011, which saw the divorce finalised three years later in June 2014. Meanwhile, the brunette beauty has decided to legally change her surname back to Lopez and ditch Anthony following their split.

Cheryl's heartbreak
Cheryl's heartbreak
23 Sep 2016

Cheryl's heartbreak


Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Ashley Cole hit the headlines in 2010 when the pop star announced she had dumped her husband over allegations he'd cheated on her. The pair - who got married in 2006 - were granted their divorce in September that year after she cited "unreasonable behaviour" of the footballer as the reason for their split. Despite her heartbreak, the 33-year-old beauty continued to use her married name but later dropped it for just 'Cheryl'. And her split from Ashley certainly didn't put her off marriage as she tied the knot for the second time two years ago with French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. However, their relationship hit the rocks just under a year later and they have since ended their short-live marriage.

Madonna's relationship
Madonna's relationship
23 Sep 2016

Madonna's relationship


Madonna and Guy Ritchie finalised their divorce in 2008 and filed "irreconcilable differences". The 'Like A Virgin' hitmaker - who married the filmmaker in 2000 and have children Lourdes, Rocco, Mercy, David together - decided to go their separate ways eight years ago. Meanwhile, the former couple have reportedly settled their custody battle over their 16-year-old son. The 'Living For Love' hitmaker and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' star were expected in court earlier this year to thrash things out but they are said to have now informed the judge that they have come to an agreement regarding their son, according to TMZ. The settlement is being kept confidential but it is thought that Rocco will stay with Guy in London for school and Madonna will be able to see her son regularly throughout the year. Madonna and Guy Ritchie finalised their divorce in 2008 and filed "irreconcilable differences". The 'Like A Virgin' hitmaker - who married the filmmaker in 2000 and have children Lourdes, Rocco, Mercy, David together - decided to go their separate ways eight years ago. Meanwhile, the former couple have reportedly settled their custody battle over their 16-year-old son. The 'Living For Love' hitmaker and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' star were expected in court earlier this year to thrash things out but they are said to have now informed the judge that they have come to an agreement regarding their son, according to TMZ. The settlement is being kept confidential but it is thought that Rocco will stay with Guy in London for school and Madonna will be able to see her son regularly throughout the year.

Amber and Johnny's split
Amber and Johnny's split
23 Sep 2016

Amber and Johnny's split


Amber Heart shocked the nation when she filed for a divorce from Johnny Depp this year after she claimed he had abused her. The 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' actor began dating the 'Magic Mike XXL' star when the pair met on set of 'The rum Diary' in 2012. The couple married in 2015 and after 15-months of marriage the pair terminated their relationship. Amber filed for a divorce in May this year and requested a restraining order against the dark haired hunk because he had allegedly thrown a phone at her. However, the former lovers settled their divorce settlement on August 16 in Los Angeles and Amber took back the accusations she made about Johnny.


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