Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Breakups

Script written by George Pacheco Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Breakups Subscribe:  Relationships are known to be short lived in Hollywood, but some certain relationships just seemed like a match made in heaven! For this reason, break ups from couples such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, Gwyenth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale just hit us hard. In this countdown we take a look at those breakups that left us speechless! Special thanks to our user ninou78 for submitting the idea on our Interactive Suggestion Tool at MsMojo's Social Media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat:

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Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Breakups

These were the splits that shocked us. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Breakups.

For this list, we'll be ranking the celebrity couples whose divorce, breakup or separation had us reaching for the Kleenex and asking ourselves if it's actually possible for anyone to find love in this crazy world! We'll be mainly looking at couples who spent a number of years together, and whose decision to part ways created a feeling of shock, sadness or disappointment in its wake.

#10: Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
Together 7 years, divorced

They were a Latin pop power couple, but "Jenny from the Block" Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony officially filed for divorce back in 2011, after being married for close to seven years. The pair had released a statement to People Magazine, citing the pain and difficulty of their decision to end their marriage, but eventually moved on to other partners in the wake of their split. Lopez and Anthony had twins together, and both had high profile exes, with Anthony having dated a former Miss Universe, while J.Lo had been a part of the "Bennifer" portmanteau with actor Ben Affleck in 2002.

#9: Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins
Together 23 years, separated

There have been a few pairings that seemed virtually unbreakable in the world of celebrity power couples. Actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins seemed like one of these perfect pairs, a couple that was certain to last the test of time. Alas, this was not to be, as the thespians announced their romantic split back in 2009, after enjoying unmarried bliss for 23 years. Sarandon and Robbins originally met while shooting the 1988 baseball comedy "Bull Durham" and had two sons together, before a reported mutual "re-examining of their relationship" led to the sad split.

#8: Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas
Together 19 years, divorced

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas seemed to possess a wild and passionate love between them, so friends and family were naturally shocked when the couple officially announced their divorce back in 2015. Griffith was in the middle of her second divorce from ex-husband Don Johnson when she met and started dating Banderas, who was just hitting Hollywood with breakout roles in "Desperado" and "Philadelphia." The pair reportedly suffered some rocky points during their marriage, however, they cited irreconcilable differences as what eventually led to an amicable, but final split.

#7: Courteney Cox & David Arquette
Together 11 years, divorced

11 years of marriage was about as far as actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette could muster for their marriage, which met its end in the fall of 2010. Differences between Arquette's free-wheeling lifestyle and Cox's more traditional values reportedly led to the couple's split, despite multiple attempts at reconciliation. The couple seemed very open at addressing their separation in the media, however, and the split ended up appearing relatively civil and drama-free, especially when compared to that age-old cliché of "The Hollywood Divorce."

#6: Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Together 9 years, divorced

Real life didn't prove to be very funny for this famous celebrity couple of comedy when they announced their split in 2012. It took four years for the "Parks and Recreation" actor Amy Poehler and "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett to officially finalize their divorce, the process of which Poehler claimed was "sad" and comparable to "spreading everything you care about on a blanket, and then tossing it up in the air." However, the duo remained committed to raising their two sons, Archie and Abel, and because of this have claimed that they still considered their ten year marriage was a success.

#5: Seal & Heidi Klum
Together 7 years, divorced

The term "irreconcilable differences" rears its head again during our list, this time being used to describe the end of the seven-year marriage of singer Seal and supermodel Heidi Klum. The couple actually had their vows renewed every year before eventually deciding to call it quits, while the process itself made gossip headlines due to a bit of back and forth between the two parties. Despite this, both Seal and Klum remained committed to raising their three biological children together, and were even photographed by paparazzi out in public with their wedding bands. If you gotta get divorced, we guess there are far worse ways to do the deed.

#4: Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Together 13 years, divorced

Just because a high profile couple also happens to be Rock 'n Roll royalty, it doesn't mean that they're immune to the perils of romantic trouble. Case in point? The dissolution of the marriage of No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in 2015. The reasoning behind this split was reportedly based upon Rossdale's infidelity with the pair's nanny over the course of a three-year affair, with Stefani filing for divorce in the summer of that year. The rigorous touring schedules of being working musicians also reportedly placed strain upon the couple's marriage, although both Rossdale and the former judge on "The Voice" remained committed to jointly raising their three sons.

#3: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
Together 5 years, divorced

The marriage of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt may be one of the shorter ones on our list, but this doesn't mean that there was any lack of media coverage during its end. The "Friends" actress and "Fight Club" star were married for five years before calling it quits in 2005, with Aniston referring to their marriage as "special" and "complicated" during an interview with People Magazine. The reason for the couple's split was reportedly due to feelings Pitt had developed with co-star Angelina Jolie during the filming of their 2005 project "Mr. And Mrs. Smith," and it didn't take long for gossip columns and entertainment television to run with the juicy story for all it was worth.

#2: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
Together 10 years, divorced

This marriage of Hollywood and rock 'n roll seemed all well and good for a solid ten years, but ultimately went the way of all the couples on our list back in 2014. Actor Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin referred to their decision to split as a "conscious uncoupling," remaining close with their two children despite no longer being a married couple. Indeed, Paltrow and Martin's split was remarkably amicable in tone and behavior, with the couple taking vacations together as a family. Despite this, Paltrow did remark to People Magazine that she "wasn't able to be married to the father of my children for the rest of my life."

Before we unveil our most shocking celebrity breakup, here are a few honorable mentions.

Joshua Jackson & Diane Kruger
Together 10 years, broke up

Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid
Together 10 years, divorced

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
Together 10 years, separated

#1: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Together 10 years, divorcing

Okay, so this one is probably still a fresh wound for all of you celebrity hounds out there, so please accept our condolences. Angelina Jolie announced her filing for divorce from Brad Pitt in September of 2016, on the grounds that it would be, "for the health of our family." The pair was together for a decade but only married for two years before revealing their separation, with Pitt asking for privacy in a prepared statement to news source CNN. Jolie requested physical custody of the pair's six children as a reported part of the divorce documents–with visitation rights granted to Pitt–and also asked to keep "miscellaneous jewelry and personal effects" from the couple's time together.

So, do you agree with our list? Which shocking celebrity breakup most rocked your world? For more entertaining top ten lists, published every day, be sure to subscribe to MsMojo.


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