Celebrity marriages and divorces happen all the time. But some are more heartbreaking — Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum (page 7) — or dramatic — Paul McCartney and Heather Mills (page 5) — than others. Discover celebrity marriages lasting less than a decade, ahead.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, 3 years
After meeting on tour, singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey experienced married life with a camera crew on the TV show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, and gave us the unforgettable “Is this chicken what I have, or is this fish?” moment. “You could feel there was tension between the two of them. They were very different people,” Sue Kolinsky, one of the show’s producers, told Complex. The couple divorced after three years of marriage.
Hint: People still hope this Hollywood couple gets back together.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, 5 years
Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were everywhere in the news during their marriage and their divorce. They started dating in 1998 after their agents set them up on a blind date, according to the Daily News. The couple divorced after five years of marriage because of Pitt’s highly publicized affair with Angelina Jolie, whom he met while filming, Mr & Mrs. Smith. Both went on to marry and ultimately, separate, from second spouses.
Hint: This couple got married and divorced to each other twice.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 10 years then 1 year
After meeting on the set of Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor cheated on Eddie Fisher, who was her husband at the time, with her co-star Richard Burton. Both left their spouses to marry each other. They married and divorced each other twice, the first time after a decade of marriage, and the second time after one year together, according to Variety.
Hint: Scientology played a major role in this couple’s divorce.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, 6 years
Details continue to be released about their marriage because of the non-disclosure agreement signed by Katie Holmes. Turns out, scientology is the main reason for her and Tom Cruise’s divorce. Supposedly, Tom Cruise wanted their daughter, Suri, to become involved with Scientology. The couple divorced after six years of marriage and Katie Holmes received full custody of Suri.
Hint: Paul McCartney’s costly divorce ended with his lawyer being soaked in water.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, 6 years
After six years of marriage, the divorce proceedings began for Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. The proceedings played out in the media with Mills firing her lawyer and representing herself, according to the Daily Mail. She even poured a glass of water over the head of McCartney’s lawyer. In the end, Mills received $48.6 million, although she wanted much more, according to Variety.
Hint: Abuse supposedly caused this couple to get a divorce.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, 15 months
Actress Amber Heard filed a domestic violence complaint against her then-husband, actor Johnny Depp, according to Variety. The pair met while filming The Rum Diary in 2009. After being married for 15 months, the couple split after agreeing to a settlement where Heard would drop the complaint against Depp and he would pay her $7 million.
Hint: This couple starred as a couple on screen more than once.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, 9 years
The couple who met while filming Step Up, announced their separation after nine years of marriage in a joint statement, according to People. “This has been a long time coming,” a source told People. Jenna Dewan Tatum opened up about her marriage in the past but nevertheless, shocked fans with the announcement of her separation from Channing Tatum.
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