These Celebrities Split Up Right After Their Spouse Got Really Famous

We’re not sure how we would feel about being a celebrity. While all of the money and power seem nice, fame seems like a terrible price to pay for it. Celebrities sacrifice a lot. Even when they are careful to be ultra-private, details about their family lives and their relationships always find their way into the media. In fact, romantic relationships seem to suffer the most.

Things can go array when a Hollywood couple starts off at the same level of success and suddenly one-half of the couple skyrockets onto the A-list overnight. Whether its due to massive scheduling differences, jealousy, or if a relationship had merely just run its course, these celebs split when one person’s fame eclipsed the other.

Everyone was shocked when one of the most likable couples in Hollywood got divorced (No. 13).

1. Bradley Cooper and Renée Zellweger

Renee Zellwegger on the red carpet

Renee Zellwegger | Curto De La Torre/AFP/Getty Images

You might not remember, but Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper were hot and heavy for about two years. They started dating in 2009. However, after a massively successful career, Zellweger was slowing down tremendously. Cooper, on the other hand, was just heating up. Though Cooper starred in Nip/Tuck for a couple of years, his role in 2009’s The Hangover sent his celebrity into overdrive.

By the time The Hangover II dropped in 2011, the pair had called it quits.

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