Divorce is a sad topic, but it’s a common occurrence in Canada.
The topic is frequently published about in all types of media. It’s studied extensively by psychologists. Celebrity divorce news spread like wildfire. While divorce is often filled with heartache, sometimes it’s done amicably.
While divorce is nothing to celebrate, it does get shared.
Here are some of the high profile celebrity divorces for 2018 and 2017.
15 Celebrity Divorces 2018 / 15 Celebrity Divorces 2017
15 Celebrities Who Called it Quits in 2017
Grab a box of tissues and a pint of ice cream, because these 15 celebrity divorces in 2017 will make you question everything you knew about true love in Hollywood.
1. Josh Duhamel and Fergie
After 8 blissful years of marriage, this unlikely pair announced they were divorcing in September. Pals of the former Black Eyed Peas member turned soloist and the rom-com staple cited differences in life philosophy as a big reason for their split. The couple tied the knot in 2009, and have a son together.
2. Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert
The Bluebird of Happiness songstress filed for divorce from Streamline Records founder Vincent Herbert in October of 2017. Amid rumors of a love child with another woman and the divorce being a way to plug the couple’s WEtv reality series, Tamar & Vince, the pair appeared together on TV to assure the public that they remain amicable for their son.
3. Jemima Kirke and Michael Mosberg
Actress of HBO’s Girls fame, Jemima Kirke split from her lawyer husband, Mosberg, early in 2017. The prolific artist opened up to the StyleLikeU crew about their tumultuous relationship and alluded to troubles in paradise while discussing her choice to cut her hair in lieu of doing something destructive.
4. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
This beloved couple dashed our hopes and dreams after announcing that they were separating in 2017. The Scary Movie starlet and the Jurassic World hunk originally met on the set of the film Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and were married in Bali in 2009. The pair released a joint statement saying that they “tried really hard for a long time.”
5. Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana
The singer and the billionaire Qatari businessman filed for divorce in April of 2017, after five years of marriage. Jackson, who is valued at $175 million dollars, signed a prenup before her intimate 2012 wedding to Wissam, the heir to the luxury brand al Mana. It’s reported that she could receive $100 million dollars for their five years of marriage, and another $100 million for their child together.
6. Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres
The tabloids were shocked when Suits actress Gina Torres was seen out sans wedding ring, kissing a new man. Shortly after, the couple announced that their divorce after 14 years of marriage. The pair starred together in Matrix Reloaded and NBC’s Hannibal, and have a daughter.
7. Billy Bush and Sydney Davis
After ill-fated tapes were released of Billy Bush talking to Donald Trump about grabbing women where the sun doesn’t shine, it’s easy to believe that his marriage with his wife of nearly 20 years, Sydney Davis, took a hit. The couple legally separated in September even after Davis was the television presenter’s most loyal defender.
8. Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert
The Paramore frontwoman and her husband released a joint statement on Instagram after their 2017 separation and divorce saying that they “remain close friends who are good in each other’s eyes.” Williams and the New Found Glory guitarist wed 16 months before after meeting at Warped Tour in 2007.
9. Natalie Maines and Adrian Pasdar
In 1999, Dixie Chick Maines met Pasdar at a friend’s wedding. The two were married barely a year later in Vegas. Now, after 17 years of marriage, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star and Natalie have filed for divorce. The exes have kept tight lips about the affair, with reps for both saying that the matter is a private family affair.
10. Mel B and Stephen Belafonte
After secretly marrying in Las Vegas in 2007, the Spice Girl and the Stephen Belafonte, known for producing Thank You For Smoking, began to watch their turbulent marriage crumble. Mel B reported that the producer, who had been convicted of battering his previous wife, had abused her as well. Despite these allegations, Scary Spice was ordered to pay out nearly 6.5 million pounds to her ex-husband.
11. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer
After 22 years of marriage and a lengthy legal separation, The People v.s. O.J. Simpson star filed for divorce with his wife, Sara Kapfer. Court documents state that Gooding seeks joint custody of their 10-year-old daughter, and to pay spousal support to his ex-wife.
12. Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
These two cut off their three-year marriage with a nasty custody battle over their toddler, Rose. Reps for Romain Dauriac have stated that the French advertiser was blindsided by the news, and reported that he was tired of following the actress around to shoots with their child.
13. Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
Actor and Ben Affleck’s brother Casey and Summer Phoenix filed for divorce after a long separation. Phoenix and the Golden Globe winner met while Affleck worked with her brother, Joaquin Phoenix on the film To Die For and later wed in 2006.
14. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The two-year marriage between the eccentric stars was fated for tabloid drama. Amber Heard and the Pirates of the Caribbean star first met on the set of The Rum Diaries, and their time together was filled with reports of abuse, smuggling dogs into Australia, and alleged affairs with Heard’s London Fields costar, Billy Bob Thornton. Depp was ordered to pay out $7 million, and after being accused of being a gold digger, Heard pledged all of it to the ACLU.
15. Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee
After five years of marriage, the Greys Anatomy star filed for divorce from his wife and the mother of his two young children, Aryn Drake-Lee. It’s been a rocky custody and spousal support battle for the two. Williams has been reported as saying that “A constant theme throughout our divorce proceedings has been Aryn marginalizing me as a father.”
15 Biggest Celebrity Split-Ups in 2018
While the movies they star in show us that love is eternal and everlasting, the real lives of the A-list prove the exact opposite. These are the 15 biggest celebrity marriage meltdowns of 2018.
1. Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
The Dirty Grandpa star and his wife of 20 years announced that they were legally separated in November. The two met while Hightower was a hostess in a Mr. Chow restaurant in 1987, and they were married a decade later. They have a son, 20, and a daughter, 6 that they plan to co-parent as they transition out of their marriage.
2. Larsa and Scottie Pippen
In true Real Housewives fashion, the former Chicago Bulls player and his wife, star of Real Housewives of Miami have kept the public guessing about the state of their marriage. After originally announcing their divorce in 2016, the couple got back together until this year, when E! News confirmed that the pair was continuing with their divorce. Their waterfront Fort Lauderdale mansion is for sale for a cool $10.9 million.
3. Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
The two talented dancers and actors first got together in 2006, on the set of Step Up. They quickly became a beloved A-list couple until early 2018 when they announced their divorce after 9 years together. Dewan told Cosmo Magazine, “I let myself cry, I let myself grieve. This is one of those situations where I will see the light. The dawn is coming.”
4. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Earlier in 2018 this couple shocked fans by announcing their divorce. Since then, the Friends actress has remained mum about the separation, and The Leftovers star has only recently called their divorce “gentle” and “loving”. They two were married after working together on the film Wanderlust in 2015.
5. Usher and Grace Miguel
After just two years of marriage, the singer and his wife announced they were splitting up. This news comes right after Usher was hit with allegations that he had exposed two women and one man to herpes, although the case was eventually dropped. The two released a joint statement acknowledging their continuing respect and love for each other.
6. Zac and Shelly Brown
The Zac Brown Band lead singer and his wife ended their 12-year marriage, much to country music fans’ dismay. The pair has five children, and released a joint statement saying “We would like to ask that rather than commenting or spending any energy towards this, that you take this moment to send love to your family, in honor of ours.”
7. Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
The Arrow star and the celebrity florist wed in a lavish Palm Beach ceremony officiated by Kris Jenner in late 2017, and only six months later they filed for divorce. If there weren’t enough celebrities involved in their whirlwind romance and eventual falling out, the two were introduced by mutual friend Serena Williams years ago.
8. Fred Durst and Kseniya Beryazina Durst
In news that shocked no one, Limp Bizkit frontman and his wife, a notoriously private makeup artist called it quits in 2018. The couple had previously kept their marriage a secret for nearly three years, only announcing in 2015 that they had wed.
9. Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth
The two quirky celebs decided to end their two-year marriage this year. After live streaming, their nuptials, the Transformers star and the model ended things in 2018 and LaBeouf began spending time with FKA Twigs, his ex-wife’s friend and costar Robert Pattinson’s ex.
10. Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Former Playboy Bunny Kendra found love and domesticity with the professional football player in 2008, getting married and announcing the birth of their first child the next year. With most of their 9-year marriage playing out on reality TV, it’s not a surprise that their relationship was strained. This and an alleged affair on Baskett’s part helped put their marriage in the ground.
11. Logic and Jessica Andrea
As the rapper’s career exploded, it seemed that his marriage with social media star and backup singer Jessica Andrea was “Under Pressure”. After their intimate ceremony in 2015 and two years of marriage, the couple pulled the plug on their relationship saying that there were no hard feelings.
12. Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer
The Teen Mom OG star and daughter of Sarah Palin made the news again for splitting from her husband of two years, Dakota Meyer. In an Instagram Q&A session, Meyer answered questions from fans about his split from the reality TV personality, saying that he was “happily divorced.”
13. Cardi B and Offset
The Bodak Yellow rapper and Migos member announced late in 2018 on Instagram that they’re filing for divorce. Cardi B said in an Instagram story that after a year of marriage and a baby that “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.” This comes after Cardi B released her double-platinum debut album with a hit about infidelity called “Be Careful”. Could this be directed at Offset?
14. Marisol Nichols and Taran Lexton
After a lengthy separation, the Riverdale star filed for divorce with her husband in 2018. The couple had married in April 2008, and court documents show that Nichols seeks to terminate Lexton’s rights to spousal support as well as physical custody of their 10-year-old daughter.
15. Christiane Amanpour and husband Jamie Rubin
This split was seriously newsworthy— the internationally savvy pair met over “late night margaritas in Sarajevo” and wed shortly after in 1998 in Rome. Their wedding was star-studded and attended by JFK Jr., among other policy VIPs. The host of the CNN global affairs show Amanpour and her journalist/ former Clinton assistant secretary ex-husband plan to remain friends and co-parent their teenaged son.