Celebrities are part of the reasons why most people believe love isn’t dead. Their grand acts of love, such as expensive weddings and thoughtful gifts, give their fans hope that they can also find their soulmates. Unfortunately, most celebrity couples don’t live happily ever after. This is quite shocking, considering there are a few celebrity couples who, in the beginning, appeared to be able to withstand any storm that hit their marriage. They seemed destined for greatness, only for the whole thing to come tumbling down. Let’s stroll down memory lane and highlight some of the iconic celebrity breakups.

1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Rumors that Kim Kardashian was dating Kanye West started in 2012. These were confirmed by Kim’s first pregnancy and the two getting married in 2014. The events set the stage perfectly for a “happily ever after” love story. However, in 2021, at a time when Kanye West was struggling with a mental health condition, Kim Kardashian filed for a divorce, claiming she wanted to safeguard her children’s well-being.

The two came to an agreement to end the marriage in 2022. Ever since, Kim has dated Pete Davidson and Odell Beckham Jr. Kanye, on the other hand, has dated Irina Shayk, Vinetria, Julia Fox, and Channey Jones. As of 2024, TMZ claims that Kanye is married to Bianca Censori.

2. Nick Canon and Mariah Carey

Despite their 11-year age difference, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey had what many people thought was a lovely relationship. Nick, in particular, was so star-struck with Mariah that he tattooed her name across his back. They had their wedding in 2008 and gave birth to two beautiful twins. However, six years later, they divorced, much to the surprise of those who rooted for them.

3. Chris Brown and Rihanna

Both being famous R&B singers, Chris Brown and Rihanna appeared to be a match made in heaven. Their relationship started back in 2008. They were always spotted in public together with smiles and all manners of affection. However, their relationship became shaky in 2009 when Chris was arrested for assaulting Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards. This tainted Chris’s image significantly, and they eventually broke up. Rihanna is now married to ASAP Rocky.

4. Bruce and Kris Jenner

As parents of the Kardashians, Bruce and Kris Jenner were the driving force behind their children’s success. From what we saw, they appeared to have a perfect relationship and a dream family. What could possibly come between a couple that has been married since 1991 in a true depiction of “love at first sight?”

Shock on us! In 2013, Bruce left their home and went to live in Malibu. According to the family, Bruce needed some away time, but it clearly wasn’t just that. It didn’t take long before the couple mentioned they were going their separate ways. Two years later, Bruce came out as a transgender woman and changed his name to Kaitlyn.

5. Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Prince Charles and Princess Diana had a fairy tale wedding in 1996. At that point, no one anticipated that, after 15 years, the relationship would end because of cases of infidelity. Prince Charles was having an open affair with his mistress Camilla, whom he eventually ended up marrying after his divorce from Princess Diana.

Interestingly, Princess Diana had another relationship when she was with Princess Charles. In an interview with BBC in 1955, Diana confessed to cheating on Charles. Even though monarchs weren’t allowed to divorce, the two had to go separate ways.

6. Jenifer Aniston/Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Very few celebrities have had popular breakups back-to-back, one of them being Brad Pitt. While in their prime acting careers, Jeniffer Aniston and Brad Pitt were the dream couple for most movie enthusiasts. They dated for a while before breaking up in 2005 after rumors spread that he was having an affair with Angelina Jolie.

Despite the couple’s heavy denial, the rumors turned out to be true as they soon broke up. Brad Pitt immediately entered a relationship with Angelina and married in 2014. Two years later, the couple separated after having six children (the children came earlier).

7. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The Amber Heard vs Jonny Depp divorce videos keep popping up on social media from time to time. This is a clear indication that people haven’t yet forgotten about this messy separation. The two met in 2011 while filming The Run Diary. Johnny Depp was still dating Vanessa Paradis, so immediately after they broke up in 2014, Johnny moved to Amber Heard.

They had a very lavish wedding in 2015 in the Bahamas, and everything was set for them. In a surprising turn of events, Amber Heard filed for a divorce, claiming that Johnny was verbally and physically abusing her about a year later. She even got a restraining order for Johnny Depp. At the end of the divorce, Amber received a settlement of $7 million, which she donated to charity.

8. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jeniffer Garner seemed to be the kind of celebrity couple who would defy all odds and spend the rest of their lives together. However, that never happened. Jennifer and Ben first met in 2000 when filming for Pearl Harbor. They started dating in 2004 and got married in 2005. They had three kids, and their marriage lasted for 10 years. It is rumored that their breakup was a result of Ben cheating with their nanny.

9. Heidi Klum and Seal Henry

As a couple, Heidi Klum and Seal Henry were famously known for renewing their vows during their anniversary. However, from hindsight, even doing so couldn’t guarantee their happily ever after. Seal and Heidi married in 2005 in Mexico and had four children.

Their union started hitting the rocks when Heidi complained that Seal was temperamental and partying too hard. Seal also alleged that Heidi Klum was having an affair with her bodyguard. Unfortunately, they broke up in 2014.

10. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

In 2010, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren had a highly publicized divorce after the famous golfer admitted to cheating on his wife. Tiger’s divorce was so messy that he had to pay Elin $100 million and lost several endorsements. In 2020, they were spotted together, but there hasn’t been any tangible proof that they are in a relationship. Elin has been associated with NFL player Jordan Cameron.

11. Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda met in 1987 at a trade fair in NYC. They got married in 1994 and had three children. After years of making enormous contributions to technology and amassing billions of dollars, the two decided to separate in 2021. This was done via a joint statement on Twitter. Despite their separation, Bill and Melinda continue to work together, running their foundation.

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Last Update: May 22, 2024