Iconic Celebrity Divorces That Shocked The World

celebrity divorces
celebrity divorces

High-profile celebrity divorces have always created drama for the fans. This decade has been especially interesting and we have witnessed many of Hollywood’s golden couples separate and break the hearts of millions of people. Magazines and gossip blogs have been super busy lately having to cover all those dissolving marriages and court battles. 

There are many celebrities to talk about and the good news is you can find all the iconic break-ups here in this article. Let’s talk about your favorite couples and what went wrong.

Nicole Kidman And Tom Cruise

This Australian-American couple is one of the most intriguing ones. They met on the set of Days of Thunder and (at the time) Tom was recently divorced. After only 10 months he married Nicole because they fell madly in love.

However, their love was not meant to last. 11 years later their marriage crashed and caused many surprises. Their fans were shocked. Tom Cruise filed for divorce practically out of nowhere and refused to go to counseling to try to avoid the split up. If you know anyone who has gone through a divorce you know that it’s a highly stressful situation for the whole family and trying to handle it without a scandal is essential. For example, experienced lawyers in Sydney recommend mediation to solve family disputes. However, celebrities sometimes can’t avoid all the drama, which is exactly what happened to Cruise and Kidman. Rumors about the Church of Scientology and its part in the divorce were going crazy. Allegedly the Church felt Nicole wanted Tom to leave their organization and convinced him to end the marriage. 

Kris Humphries And Kim Kardashian 

Kim’s marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries began and ended in 2011. You see, it lasted only 72 days, which is one of the reasons it surprised the public so much. The divorce was finalized in 2013, meaning that the split took 8 times as long as the relationship. In the meantime, Kris accused Kim of fraud but he agreed to a divorce in the end.

Before the divorce was finalized, Kim Kardashian announced she was pregnant and she was expecting a child with a famous rapper Kanye West. As for Kris Humphries – he retired from the NBA. He also had a rather unusual way to “get his revenge” – he sold Kim’s engagement ring in an auction.

Bill And Melinda Gates

This one is especially popular nowadays. Magazines are still gossiping and speculating about the couple and Social media is burning. Sure, celebrities get divorced quite often but few people expected these two to split up after three decades of marriage and three children. The couple announced their separation through a joint statement on Twitter.

Everyone knows that Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is crazy rich. In fact, according to Forbes, he has amassed an estimated $126 billion, which makes him one of the richest people in the world today. No matter the divorce, he and his wife are philanthropists and will continue to run their philanthropic organization together, according to their tweet.

Ashton Kutcher And Demy Moore

Everybody knows Demy Moore and her 15-years younger ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. But most people don’t know what exactly happened between them. After six years of marriage, Demy was in New York on a movie premiere, while Ashton cheated on her in San Diego. A month later the public knew about their divorce which was finalized in 2013. And let’s just say he is certainly not happy with the amount of money he had to pay her. 

Since the divorce, they have both moved on. Ashton Kutcher married Mila Kunis, his co-star from “That ‘70s Show” and they now have two kids. Demy Moore is currently single and she is very happy. “I’m focusing on my relationship with myself,” said Moore for WSJ Magazine.

Russell Brand And Katy Perry

The couple met while rehearsing for the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 and they started dating. The interesting thing is that they finally said “I do” during their trip to India and had a traditional Hindu wedding in October 2010.

However, the marriage didn’t last for a long time and they soon reported that they have different priorities. After two years, Katy Perry filed for divorce. Despite being entitled to the half of $ 44 million Katy earned during the marriage, Brand declined to take anything. Now he has two daughters with Laura Gallacher, while Katy is engaged to Orlando Bloom.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West

Another famous Kardashian divorce! This one has been speculated for some time, but in February 2021 Kim officially filed for divorce. The couple got engaged in 2013 and married in 2014. They have four children and seemed very happy for a long time.

But Kardashians are well-known for scandals and one couldn’t be avoided. Kim confirmed that she “cried and fought with Kanye” and that he was feeling neglected after the birth of their child. They also fought during the episodes of their reality series “Keeping up with the Kardashians” about her dress for the Met Gala (Kanye said that it’s too revealing and that she is “showing her body off”).

They began growing apart in that period and their priorities have changed. Kanye started reevaluating his opinions of premarital sex and displays of sexuality while Kim was posing nude and embracing her body and sexuality. Kanye also became religious and their values no longer aligned. He bought a ranch in Wyoming and distanced himself. They were completely separated during the pandemic which made the gap between them even bigger. Finally, on February 19 Kim Kardashian made the separation permanent by filing for divorce.

Since the divorce isn’t finalized yet, we don’t really know how it will end. Kim is currently single and she said she is “staying off the market”. According to Hollywood Life, she is in a much better place than she was a year ago, but she is still not ready to date. 

celebrity divorces

It may seem that celebrity divorces are very common but we must not forget that they tend to be sensationalized in the media very often. This certainly isn’t easy for them and the tabloids sometimes make it worse. At the end of the day, famous people are still just people and their relationships face stumbling blocks just like yours.


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