The Top 10 Celebrity Divorces of All Time
by Jill Stanley
Getting a divorce is usually a difficult process for anyone even with adivorce attorney Phoenix AZ relies on , but for celebrity couples, they are often forced to go through it under the intense glare of the public eye. There have been many celebrity divorces throughout time, but here is a summary of the top 10.
1. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
This couple tops the list of celebrity divorces because they went through the process twice. Elizabeth Taylor met fellow actor Richard Burton on the set of ‘Cleopatra’ in 1962, and their first marriage lasted from 1964 to 1974. They briefly remarried after being apart for 16 months, but the second marriage lasted less than one year before the two parted ways for good.
2. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Entertainer Jennifer Lopez and singer Marc Anthony were friends while both were in other marriages. They were married to each other for ten years, but their union came to an end in 2014. Despite divorcing, they have managed to remain great friends who continue to speak lovingly of each other.
3. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Actress Sandra Bullock and her ex-husband Jesse James were married in 2005 and seemed to have the ideal relationship. In 2010, however, she divorced him because of repeated claims of infidelity. Both Bullock and James have established new lives completely independent of one another.
4. Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Maria Shriver was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger for 25 years before separating from him in 2011 after it was revealed that he had fathered a child with another woman. During their marriage, Striver became an accomplished journalist while Schwarzenegger became an action film star. She also took on the role of First Lady of California when he served as governor of California from 2003-2011.
5. Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Diana Spencer became Princess Diana of Wales in 1981 when she married Prince Charles of Wales, heir apparent to the British throne. Despite its beautiful beginning, the marriage was bedeviled by scandal and tabloid controversy. The Prince and Princess separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996 after years of discord.
6. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood when she married movie star Brad Pitt in 2000. They were a favorite celebrity couple until 2005 when they announced their separation and divorced later that year. Rumors spread that Pitt’s alleged affair with actress Angelina Jolie led to the demise of his marriage with Anniston.
7. Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin
Kim Bassinger and fellow movie actor Alec Baldwin met while starring in a movie together in 1990. During their marriage, which began in 1993, they collaborated professionally and had a daughter before officially divorcing in 2002. The nasty custody battle that ensued caused a less than amicable separation.
8. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
When they married in 1987, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis were two of the most popular young actors in Hollywood. Their union produced three daughters, but it ended in divorce in 2000. Despite this, Moore and Willis have managed to maintain an enduring friendship.
9. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Both Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are two of the most successful actors of their time. When they married in 1990, their marriage was the envy of many. While together, the couple adopted two children, but their relationship ended in divorce in 2001. There has been speculation that Cruise’s devotion to the Scientology religion led to the demise of his marriage to Kidman.
10. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Many were surprised when singer Mariah Carey married actor and comedian Nick Cannon in 2008. They became the parents of twins, and seemed to be proving naysayers wrong, until they announced their separation in 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2016.