These celebrity breakups are the ones that hit the headlines hardest in 2015. Some of these couples may have seemed perfect and others were destined for divorce court when they said “I Do”. These top breakups hit headlines the hardest and had the paparazzi scrambling for pictures.
If anything can be learned from these celebs “uncoupling” is that you never know what goes on behind closed doors.
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
After months and months of rumors of a split, their breakup came one day after their 10-year anniversary, which is reportedly significant under California divorce laws when it comes to alimony law.
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Undeniably one of the coolest couples in Rock-n-Roll, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale called it quits after 13 years of marriage. The parents of three sons made their breakup public this summer. In court documents filed by Stefani, she cited “irreconcilable differences,” which we later came to find out meant that he was having an affair with their nanny, who bore an uncanny resemblance to Gwen.
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn
A couple we were all rooting for, Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were the it couple for over a year. So their abrupt split during the Cannes Film Festival was a surprise. It was rumored that she was the one who put an end to their 6-month engagement and longtime friendship.
One of country’s hottest couples, Miranda and Blake called it quits much to the disappointment of fans everywhere. “This is not the future we envisioned,” they said in a joint statement given to the AP. “And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
‘Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco’s extremely quick marriage to tennis pro Ryan Sweeting didn’t last long….at all. The couple became engaged after just 3 months of dating, and split 21 months after their wedding on a Southern California ranch on New Year’s Eve 2013.
After 18 years of being together, Jon and Jennifer were one of the Hollywood’s long-time couples that everyone loved. “With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history,” the couple said in a joint statement. “We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward.”
This on-again-off-again relationship has been in the headlines since 2009 when they ended their engagementand then eventually reconciled after that, marrying in 2010 and welcoming two sons, Noah and Bodhi. However, they reportedly called off their relationship once again in August after 11 years together. If it sticks, who knows?
Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock
It wasn’t a good year for relationships in Country music. Megastar Reba McEntire and her husband of 26 years, Narvel Blackstock, announced plans to divorce this summer. They revealed that although they had been separated for months, they were still continuing to work together, since Blackstock is also McEntire’s manager.
If you haven’t heard that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are often on the brink of calling it quits, then you clearly are living under a rock. However, their last breakup this summer actually seemed serious. The final straw apparently was when Disick was photographed partying with an ex-girlfriend on a yacht in the South of France.
A source confirmed to ‘The Insider With Yahoo’ in April that the Food Network chef and his wife of over 10 years, were living apart for almost all of the first half of 2015. The marriage is the third for him, and the first for her, its rumored another actress with a month in her name (ahem January Jones), was what finally did the relationship in.
Patrick Dempsey and his wife, makeup artist Jillian Fink, seemed like a celebrity fairy-tale couple. They married in 1999 and had their first child, a few years later, followed five years after that by twins . Surprisingly, Jillian filed for divorce in late January, although they remained amicable enough to release a joint statement. “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple said. “Our primary concern remains the well being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”