Hollywood’s Ugliest Divorces

 Jules Wainstein and Michael Wainstein

The Real Housewives of New York City newcomer filed for divorce from her husband in June 2016 after he allegedly had an affair with another woman. The businessman denied the cheating allegations through his lawyer, Mark Jay Heller. Days later, Heller exclusively claimed to Us Weekly that Jules “brutally and viciously assaulted” her now-estranged husband in 2012. Her rep has since denied the accusations. The former couple, who were married for eight years, share kids Jagger and Rio.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

As of June 2016, the Pirates of the Caribbean star and the Danish Girl actress are in the midst of a bitter court battle. Shortly after she filed for divorce in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage, Heard accused Depp of being physically abusive and obtained a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him. The model also initially requested spousal support from the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor, but later withdrew her appeal. Depp and his lawyer have repeatedly denied Heard’s abuse allegat

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

The No Doubt frontwoman filed for divorce from the Bush lead singer in August 2015 after Us Weekly revealed he cheated for years with their children’s former nanny Mindy Mann. The rockers, who were married for nearly 13 years, finalized their divorce in April 2016 and now share joint custody of their three sons, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo. Stefani has since found love again with her new beau, Blake Shelton.

 

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

The America’s Got Talent host filed for divorce from the “Infinity” singer in December 2014 after he previously confirmed that they were living in separate houses “for a few months.” The pair, who were married for six years, have since become cordial, often celebrating holidays and birthdays with their twins, Moroccan and Monroe. In January 2016, Carey got engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer.

Yolanda Foster and David Foster

Yolanda Foster and David Foster

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed for divorce from the music producer in December 2015. She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in early 2012, shortly after the pair tied the knot in November 2011. Yolanda has since said that they had a falling out as a result of her debilitating illness and has stated, on multiple occasions, “David never changed, I changed.”

 

Ramona Singer and Mario Singer

Ramona Singer and Mario Singer

The Real Housewives of New York City star called it quits on her 22-year marriage to Mario in August 2014 after he cheated on her multiple times with much-younger mistress Kasey Dexter. “I would never reconcile with him. I believe in marriage. I gave him a second chance and he betrayed me and our daughter. You just don’t do that,” she told Us Weekly at the time. The estranged pair share a daughter, Avery.

Sherri Shepard and  Lamar Sally

Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

In May 2014, Sally filed for a legal separation from the View host. Days later, she responded by filing for divorce. The divorce quickly turned sour as news broke that the estranged couple were expecting a baby together via a surrogate. Sally currently raises the baby boy, who was born in August 2014, and Shepherd pays child support. She is listed as the legal mother on the child’s birth certificate.

 

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

The couple of nearly eight years announced their split in a statement to the Associated Press. They have not yet agreed on a settlement.

 

Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez

Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez

The New York Yankee’s wife filed for divorce in July after reports of his extramarital affairs and a close friendship with Madonna. The couple wed in 2002 and have two daughters: Natasha, 3, and Ella, 3 months.

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Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook

The salacious divorce trial between model and the architect ended in October 2008 after much media attention. Cook admitted to cheating on his wife with his assistant and spending $3,000 on porn sites.
Star Jones and Al Reynolds

Star Jones and Al Reynolds

After three-and-a-half years of marriage – which began with a lavish and highly-publicized wedding – the talk show host quietly filed for divorce in March. “[I] look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman,” she said.

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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

America’s golden couple exchanged vows in 2000, but after four years of marriage, they were done. In 2004, rumors swirled of an on-set affair between Pitt and his Mr. and Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie. Jolie and Pitt now have six kids.
Robin Williams and Marsha Garces

Robin Williams and Marsha Garces

The pair fell in love in 1989 when Garces worked as a nanny for the comedian’s son, Zachary, but in March, after 19 years of marriage, they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

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Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Their chaotic two-year marriage came to an end when the singer filed for divorce in November 2006. Federline now has primary custody of their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

 

Hulk and Linda Hogan

Hulk and Linda Hogan

The wrestler and his wife parted ways in 2007 after 24 years of matrimony and four seasons of the VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best. Linda called their union “irretrievably broken.”

 

David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach

David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach

After 16 years of marriage, the couple split in 2006. The actor now pays $21,000 a month in spousal support to his ex-wife and they share custody of teenage daughters, Hayley and Taylor.

 

Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards

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