The year is about to wrap up, and it has been a crazy one. Even some celebrities have had a year full of personal problems and many are getting divorced this year. Some of these divorces were a long time coming with very long battles in court. But then there were divorces that were surprising and swiftly finalized. So which celebrities will be living the single life in 2017? Here are 10 celebrities who got divorced in 2016.
1. Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
The most shocking and nasty divorce of the year was probably the one between these two actors. Heard filed for divorced only 15 months after the two got married citing irreconcilable differences. She eventually claimed that he was abusing her and got a restraining order against him. There was a photo released of her with a bruise on her face that was allegedly caused by Depp and a video showing Depp going off on Heard and throwing a wine bottle and glass.
The divorce was quickly finalized in August. Depp agreed to pay Heard $7 million, and she withdrew her request for a domestic violence restraining order against him. The actors then released a statement together stating that they want to move on, according to CBS News.
Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity. There will be no further public statements about this matter.