On Wednesday Morning I woke up to the news of Brangelina’s spilt. For someone who adored them for years, this was quite a big shocker. The world was in grief and social media began to shed tears. After a two-year marriage, six kids, and a 12-year relationship, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
“I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt told People magazine. Jolie has apparently sought full physical custody of their six children ages 8 to 15 with visitation rights for Pitt but did not seek spousal support. Jolie cited their separation date as Sept. 15.
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The reason for the spilt is yet unknown but there are many tags being attached to this story. Some reports say it was because Pitt a bad parent, whereas, some others say it was because he was having an affair. Whatever the reason may have been, this news is likely to keep its place in the headlines for days to come.
While we try to recover from this devastating blow, let’s have a look at some other celebrity divorces that shattered our faith in true love.
Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan
Well, this was the Brangelina of Bollywood. But this one too eventually spilt up. This couple parted ways after 18 years of marriage. The news came as a big blow to the fans and the film industry. The couple was last seen hosting the TV Power Couple and seemed very happy. But things were not as happy as they looked. Malaika felt like an outsider in Arbaaz’s family. Reports say that Arbaaz’s not-so-successful career and the over shadowing of the superstar brother on their lives led to Malaika pulling the plug.
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Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
The heartthrob of Indian cinema spilt with his wife few months back. Previously there were rumors that the reason begind the split was stated as Hrithik’s closeness with Kangana. But soon, Sussanne gave a statement to the media saying, “We had reached a stage in our lives where I decided that it’s better we weren’t together. It was important to be aware and not be in a false relationship. We are close (friends). We do chat a lot even though we don’t hang out together anymore. But above all, we are very committed to our children. We are respectful towards each other. When children are involved, it’s important to put our differences aside and protect them,” No matter what, this did have a drastic effect on their admirers.
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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Phillippe and Witherspoon, 38, went their separate ways after eight years of marriage amid rumors that the actor had cheated with Australian actress Abby Cornish. After the release of Cruel Intentions, this was the dream couple and their spilt was indeed heartbreaking. During their marriage they had two kids, daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8. Hope, they get back together but the chances are equal to zero.
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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Katie and Tom’s divorce wasn’t much of a shocker. Their relationship was kind of falling apart. There are reports that Tom Cruise was controlling Katie’s life and she was feeling the pressure. As part of the settlement, Holmes received total control over Suri’s education.
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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
They were the talk of the town. But J.Lo and Marc split in July 2011. The couple had been married for almost seven years and had twins Emme and Max. They separated in 2011 and finalized their divorce in 2014. “I knew very quickly that it wasn’t the right thing, I hung in there for seven years,” J.Lo shared. The couple had many songs together and it was very sad to see them split.
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Shraddha Nigam and Karan Singh Grover
The poster boy of Indian TV Serials, Karan had married Shraddha married on December 2, 2008, in Goa, in a very private ceremony, which was attended by few close relatives from both sides. But within 10 months they went their separate ways. Known for his playboy behavior, this was Karan’s first wedding. After this Karan married and divorced his co-star, Jennifer Winget. He is currently married to Bipasha Basu. Shraddha was very patient and loving to Karan but Karan still kept on flirting and having flings with other women. It was entirely Shraddha’s decision to part ways with Karan after she couldn’t take it anymore. Their marriage ended on a very messy and ugly term for both them and their fans.
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Delnaaz Irani and Rajev Paul
They were one of the most loved married couples and their split was quite a shocker. After being married for 14 long years, Rajeev and Delnaaz Paul separated in 2010. Rajeev’s extra martital affair is something that is rumored to be blamed for. Rajeev said, “The truth is, we both wanted children. God did not bless us,” and added, “It was her call to call off this marriage. I didn’t want to end this relationship.”
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Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey
Konkona broke some many stereotypes when she conceived before marriage. Konkona and Ranvir, 43, started dating in 2007 and got married in 2010 in a private ceremony. But in 2015, the couple took to Twitter to announce their separation leaving their admirers devastated.
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
The batman’s break up was equally worse as Brangelina. The most adored couple, Jennifer and Ben recently announced they were divorcing in late June and the reason seemed to be infidelity. Their former nanny, Christine Ouzounian, claimed that she was intimate with Affleck. But recently they have been spending a lot time together and there are rumors of them getting back together. Fingers crossed.
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Courtney Cox and David Arquette
Monica Geller divorced her lobster breaking million hearts. Courtney and David know when they met on the Scream set in 1995 and started dating soon after. Soon they were married and became parents to a girl Coco, 9. parents to daughter Coco, 9) separated in October 2010 and finalized their divorce in May 2012. They separated in October 2010 and finalized their divorce in May 2012. But, They still remain close friends.
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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Before Angelina, it was Brad and Jennifer who were very much in love. They were America’s hottest celebrity couple for 5 years and would have celebrated their 15 year anniversary today if things worked out for them! But they split after Brad got little too close with Angelina during the 2005 flick “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. This was one of the saddest break up in the history of break up’s.
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Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabnani
Farhan Akhtar shocked the B-Town and his fans when he announced his divorce with his wife of 15 years. The reasons seems to be Farhan’s closeness with a co-actor. They issued a statement saying, “This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculation and public glare. We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner.”
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Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin
The film maker and the actor got married on April 30, 2011. They were so in love but their relationship eventually fell apart. In 2013 they parted ways and in 2015 they officially filed for a divorce. Their love story was heart-warming but their relationships didn’t work out for many reasons. No matter what, they are currently happy in all their endeavors.
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Mariah Carey and Nick Canon
Another heartbreaking divorce was that of Mariah and Nick. These love birds split ways. Mariah Carey “never thought” she would divorce Nick Cannon. The couple had separated in 2014 after six years of marriage and two children. Both were very saddened by the separation but sometimes things just don’t work out.
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Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
The last couple on the list is Kaley and Ryan. They were the current generation Brad and Jen. With a lavish wedding and a fairytale love story, this couple seemed to be very much in love until things started to fall apart. They split in the fall after 21 months of marriage. ‘It’s been rough’ Kaley said. The reason seems because Ryan was addicted to painkillers. The athlete – who once ranked number 64 in the world – had a history of trouble with pills, states dailymail.co.uk. the addiction would cause Ryan to lash out on the Big Bang Theory Star causing fights.
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