Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups of All time until 2017. Celebrity couples… We fall in love with them. When two of our favorite celebrities unite as one we can’t help but to feel that we are in some way a part of the relationship. Some celeb couples we know from the beginning that it’s just a passing fling. But for others, we think they are going to be together forever. Which makes the shock and heartbreak very real when they breakup. For this list, I want to go through some of the most shocking celebrity breakups of all time. Prepare to take a trip down memory lane.
List of Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups of All time until 2017
10. Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
Who wasn’t absolutely in love with “Bennifer” as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez came to be known soon after they became an item. What a cute couple… We all jumped for joy when they got engaged in 2002. Instantly they became a Hollywood power couple and the media coverage was nonstop. Apparently, the media circus had a negative impact on the relationship because the couple cited it as the reason they postponed their wedding in September 2003 a day before the scheduled ceremony… The relationship never recovered and the couple soon parted ways.
9. Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake
Why??? How could a couple that looked so good together leave us all so broken? I think we all still feel a little betrayed by this celebrity breakup lol. As we all know Britney Spears went on to have a mental breakdown that began with her having two children by her backup dancer Kevin Federline. Justin Timberlake went on to date and eventually marry actress Jessica Biel. The couple have one son and appear to be very happy together… But as we can see from the famous couples on this list, that doesn’t seem to mean much nowadays. Good luck Justin and Jessica.
8. Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder
“WINONA FOREVER”… That’s what Johnny Depp tattooed on his arm at the height of their relationship. You lied to us all Johnny! The couple split in the early 90’s and Depp went on to date Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis (who he has two children with) and eventually marry and divorce much younger actress Amber Heard. As for Winona Ryder, her career went south and she became the center of controversy when she was arrested in December 2001 for shoplifting.
7. Jennifer Lopez & Sean “Diddy” Combs
This relationship was derailed by a nightclub shooting that nearly landed both of the famous entertainers in prison. Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs were a Hip Hop power couple. We were all a bit appalled at the way the relationship came to an end. The couple split soon after Diddy was acquitted of all charges related to the nightclub shooting.
6. Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
Jenny, I think we’ve seen enough of you on this list lol. Through all of her relationships, this is the one we REALLY REALLY thought would last forever. The couple got married, Lopez gave birth to a set of Twins, everything appeared to be going well… Well, three years after the twins birth the couple announced their split. A year later Marc filed for divorce. This is one of Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups of All time until 2017.
5. Heidi Klum & Seal
After nearly seven years of marriage and four children who honestly seen this one coming? I mean, they kinda did resemble a real world version of beauty and the beast but they seemed like they genuinely loved each other lol. The good part about the split is that it was as amicable as can be. In fact, in a statement to People Magazine Klum revealed that the two still very much love each other and had simply just grown apart.
4. Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
Stars of the hit movie series “Twilight” these two had explosive chemistry on screen, so we weren’t really shocked when we found out those fireworks didn’t end when the cameras stopped rolling. For a long time, the couple hid that they were dating, but that didn’t stop the media and fan speculation. Stewart finally confirmed the relationship in July 2012. The two were hot, young, and the stars of a wildly successful film series. All those things combined instantly propelled them to the ranks of Hollywood’s most talked about couple. Well, it didn’t last long. The couple broke up that same year.
3. Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston
Brad, the famous movie star, Jennifer the star of the hit sitcom “Friends.” When they became an item they immediately became Hollywood’s “it” couple. The whole world assumed that the two would eventually get married and have children. Well, they got married, but there were no children and the marital bliss didn’t last long. The couple divorced in 2005 after nearly 5 years of marriage and rumors began to swirl that Brad was secretly having an affair with his “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-star Angelina Jolie (who he eventually married I might add.) Which brings us to our number two most shocking celebrity breakup of all time…
2. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Nobody… And I mean nobody seen this coming… We all fell in love with the couple we affectionately nicknamed “Brangelina.” The couple had been together for 10 years. They have six children. Whenever in public they appeared to be as happy as could be. Which is why when Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in September 2016 we were all stunned, but what came after left us utterly speechless. Child abuse allegations, drug abuse allegations, a marriage in complete shambles behind closed doors… Absolutely unbelievable…
1. Chris Brown & Rihanna
Wow… This breakup was as shocking as they come. In February of 2009 Rihanna’s scheduled Grammy Awards performance was suddenly canceled. It turns out the cancellation was due to Brown viciously assaulting Rihanna hours before she was due to perform. We are all still horrified by the leaked photos of Rihanna’s bruised and battered face. The couple briefly reunited in 2013 but the relationship quickly fizzled. Rihanna’s career has recovered well since the domestic violence incident. She has also gone on to date a bevy of famous men including baseball star Matt Kemp and hugely popular recording artist Drake. We can’t say the same about Chris Brown. Although he is still a very popular recording artist his career has never recovered to the height of success he experienced before the arrest. There has also been numerous run-ins with the law, a brief stint in jail for a probation violation, and even a brawl between his crew and Drake’s crew at a nightclub (the fight is rumored to have started because Drake was dating Rihanna.) Indeed, controversy seems to follow Brown wherever he goes.
These are the Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups of All time until 2017. We hate it when one of our favorite celebrity couples calls it quits. We hate it even more when we didn’t see the breakup coming. At the end of the day though celebrities are real people just like you and me. They go through the ups and downs of relationships the same as us all… And with so many breakups happening in the real world to our friends, family members, and acquaintances, maybe we shouldn’t be so shocked when the same happens to one of our favorite celebrity couples… No matter how happy they appear to be…