Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Marriage Is Ending Plus Other Celebs Who Divorced Before 10 Years of Marriage

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

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson on a red carpet.

This power couple called it quits after three years. | Mark Mainz/Getty Images

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

Brad Pitt with Jennifer Aniston at a premiere together.

Hearts were broken when these two separated. | Ucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images

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

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a black and white photograph.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remarried after their initial divorce. | Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise on a red carpet together.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise went their separate ways after six years of marriage. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills on a red carpet together.

Their marriage did not end well. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp pose together and her hand is on his shoulder.

Their divorce shocked the world. | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium

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

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum on a red carpet together.

Fans were quite surprised about this couple breaking up. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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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