Hollywood may produce plenty of movies about romance and true love, though this does not always translate to real life. The stars that bring the characters to life do not always enjoy happily-ever-afters! Even worse, the divorce is often highly publicized and things can get ugly. It can be tragic, though it is also perfectly understandable. After all, there are millions of dollars and the custody of children at stake here.
Without further ado, let us take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of the nastiest celebrity divorces in recent history.
- Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
The celebrity couple had been married for four years when the Starship Troopers actress decided to file for divorce. With two kids together, the fight for custody was intense. Richards claimed that Sheen was abusive, hedonistic, and paranoid. She won custody of their kids, got a restraining order against him, and went to great lengths to protect their children. Take a look at the mSpy blog if you want to know what to do if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
- Jesse James and Sandra Bullock
After five years of marriage, Sandra Bullock filed for divorce from her celebrity husband Jesse James. It was not a surprising move since there were rumors about the motorcycle expert’s extramarital affairs. He owned up to his mistakes and apologized publicly before he checked into a treatment facility to work on his personal problems. Overall, nine women claimed to have had relations with him while he was married to the Academy Award-winning actress.
- Prince Charles and Princess Diana
We are all familiar with this royal former couple or their two sons at the very least, right? Prince Charles and Princess Di spent 14 years together as man and wife until their separation in 1994. Rumour has it that Queen Elizabeth II wanted the divorce to happen quickly after Diana talked about it in an interview. She walked away with a hefty settlement and the title Princess of Wales. She died a year later and there were plenty of speculations about the nature of the accident.
- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
You must have heard of this nasty divorce if you have not been living under a rock! The two had only been together for 15 months when they decided it was time to call it quits. Heard said that the actor was physically abusive and she even posted evidence supporting her claims. When a video of Depp hurtling a wine glass and bottle at her surfaced, the divorce proceedings closed quickly. She got a restraining order against him and donated the settlement to charity.
It is true that many celebrity marriages end in divorce, though there is still hope! There are plenty of high-profile couples who have remained happily together as well. If you need inspiration, just take a look at Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, David and Victoria Beckham, and Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw.