In many ways, celebrities are just like the rest of us. But living life in the public eye isn’t easy, especially when it comes to your love life. History shows that famous couples aren’t even close to perfect.
From domestic violence to infidelity rumors, these are the most volatile celebrity relationships in history. (The couple on page 10 recently reunited … and then broke up again.)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Together: married for one year
Relationship downfall: abuse allegations
What began as an on-screen partnership between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on the set of 2009’s The Rum Diary spiraled into abusive fights and a divorce. The pair began dating in 2012 after Depp left his long-time partner Vanessa Paradis.
In court documents, Heard claimed Depp grabbed her by the hair and “violently shoved [her] to the floor” during an April 2016 party. She also said a month later Depp hit her in the face with a cellphone, pulled her hair, and violently grabbed her face. The pair finalized their messy divorce in January 2017.