Celebrity divorce is common vogue. Undoubtedly, the relationship starts with a great comfort, creating triumph and contentment. Later, it verges to dreadful ending creating a shattered dream of thousands of fans into contemplate wish, that will hardly become true. Surprisingly, celebrity marriages are noticed by million of fans. The break-ups have a way of jolting the fans. Putting aside all these romantic relationships beyond marriages, we’re gonna put together ten of such married couples, who eventually chose to be apart. As seen from our perspective, the celeb couples seem to have everything. They seem to have fortune, fame and everything. But their married life doesn’t work. Maybe the answer is hidden or lost somewhere deep down in the controversies they create. But for the time being, let’s not talk about why it happened, instead discuss what happened. These are often touted as some of the most bitter celebrity splits.
10. Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Alec and Kim were definitely one of the best looking and romantic couples of ’90s. Their tumultuous relationship was shaped when they co-starred ‘The Marrying Man’ in 1991. Soon after they get married in 1995 along with their daughter Ireland, their marriage started to smash as rumors of Alec’s temper and Kim’s mental health issues grew louder. And the bitterness started to prevail. Alec accused Kim of parental alienation and later on wrote a book about his experience “A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.” Even till the date Alec don’t hesitate to call Kim one of the most beautiful women that has ever lived, both couldn’t manage to live together. As Alec seems to have forgotten all the bitterness in recent years, let’s hope time may heal all wounds.
9. Seal and Heidi Klum
It came as a huge shock when Seal—a popular singer, and Heidi—the supermodel split in the January of 2012. And this all happened after having four kids and seven years of constant conjugal life. We can hardly imagine how quickly the things can deteriorate. It took mere little time to break their years long relationship into pieces. Some people close to Heidi hinted that the split was caused by the anger management issues of Seal. But things got even worse when Seal accused Heidi of hooking up with their longtime bodyguard Martin Kristen. However he later on tried to backtrack on his accusation and comments, the damage was already done. But just after few days, Heidi confirmed her romantic relationship with Martin—who’s is still her boyfriend today.
8. Sean Penn and Madonna
Once they met on the set of her video “Material Girl” in 1985, they decided to tie on the nuptial knots. Their marriage was so riddled with drama, violence and jealousy that they were nicknamed the “Poison Penns”. After a couple of years of their wedding, things turned dangerous in their relationship. According to the police report, Sean scaled the wall of Madonna’s Malibu home. He then tied her up and told her he owned her “lock, stock, and barrel” and then bashing her head with a basketball bat, he accused her for nine hours. Even they became friends later on, things couldn’t go smooth. Debi Mazar, one of Madonna’s close friends admitted that Sean is Madonna’s one true love, but time hasn’t healed all wounds.
7. Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
After knowing each other for 96 hours, Pamela Anderson, the Playboy star and Tommy Lee, the Motley Crue drummer decided to marry. But they couldn’t manage to live together any longer. Their marriage quickly got out of hand and Pamela filed for divorce twice, but again, they managed to reconcile each time. Then, Tommy served 6 months in jail for spousal abuse. Pamela, during their custody fight, revealed that she had hepatitis C and she blamed Tommy for never disclosing it to her during their marriage. Yet again in 2008 before going their separate ways for good, both reconciled for one more time.
6. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
The divorce between Tom Cruise and Nicole was fraught with emotional drama. Tom filed his divorce in February 2001, less than two months after they celebrated 10th wedding anniversary. And he then legally tried to claim that the marriage was over before their 10th anniversary. After their divorce, the news came that Nicole had suffered a miscarriage. But the real reason behind their breakup is not yet known. However many claim that it was because of their Scientology beliefs.
5. Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian filed a divorce from her NBA Player husband Kris Humphries after a mere 72 days of their much hyped and extravagant wedding. After dating for six months prior to their engagement, the couple decided to get married. Their wedding may have been a fairy tale but it appears the marriage was not. Their competing statements after divorce just speak out how far out of touch the two have been. After Kim filed a divorce, Kris refused to agree as he felt so duped by her, claiming that she only married him for money and ratings. But based on their irreconcilable differences, Kris finally gave in and agreed to a divorce.
4. Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen
As Denise filed for divorce in the year 2005, she was pregnant with their second daughter Lola. So, you knew it had to be very bitter, and it was. She accused Charlie Sheen of being an abusive porn addict who even threatened to kill her. She reported that he called her a sad and jobless pig who is talentless and jobless and evil and a bad mom. Then, all of a sudden, a strange thing happened. As Charlie’s third marriage with Brooke crumbled, Denise and he grew slowly friendly again. But things couldn’t get better between the two.
3. David Gest and Liza Minnelli
However Liza and David got married in 2002 in New York City, in the presence of slew of celebrities including Michael Jackson, they hardly could manage a single year to stay together. Just after fourteen months of their marriage, their honeymoon was over and their divorce battle raged on for years. David not only sued Liza for $10 million for alleged assault claiming that he got beaten by her during alcoholic rages. David even said that she had herpes and had knowingly exposed him to the sexually transmitted diseases. On response Liza countersued saying that David had stolen her $2 million and he was trying to poison his ex with drugs. But the years of legal fight was finally over in 2007.
2. Usher and Tameka Foster
The drama in their marriage started long before they call it for split. Do you remember Usher’s mom refusing to attend Usher and Tameka’s wedding? But later on things got very ridiculous when they started a bitter custody battle over their two sons. Tameka, in 2012, accused Usher, of sleeping with one of her bridesmaids and also of using drugs while their kids were in his care. Usher testified that Tameka had physically attacked him and even spit on his new girlfriend. After Usher was granted full primary custody of the boys, Tameka tried to regain the custody but she couldn’t make it, after their oldest son almost drowned while being looked after by Usher’s aunt. As per the reports, the boy was trying to get his toy out of a pool drain.
1. Prince Charles and Princess Diana
It was in 1992, eleven years after their fairy tale wedding, Diana and Prince Charles announced their split. However, it was obviously a shocking move for the heir to the British throne, it was destined to happen. Charles had long been cheating on Diana with Camilla Parker-Bowles, his mistress and now wife. After years of tense negotiations, they finally divorced in 1996. Choosing to give up the title of “Her Royal Highness”, Diana received a lump-sum payment worth about $32 million. Sadly though, Diana died just one year after their divorce was finalized.
The life of celebrities seems to move very quickly in Hollywood. Things do change quite often, and most of them turn out to be bitter. With some exceptions, the marriages of most of celebrities were destined to be disastrous. As it appears from outside, we see celebrities making a great couple. As per the recent statistics, nearly one half the marriages in recent decades end up in a divorce. It should come as no surprise that to make a steady relationship, all we need is to spend time together as much as possible. As all relationships need time and consistency, staying in love definitely demands much more than occasional get-togethers.
Arun is an IT-gradate. But writing is something he has innate passion for. He loves to explore new things, places and ideas.