With the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie splitting up, here are some other high-profile celebrity divorces from over the years.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
These two, who were married for five years, seemed to be the power couple to beat — at least until 2005 when the two split due to Pitt’s affair with Angelina Jolie on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher
Carrie Fisher’s parents Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds had one of the most scandalous break-ups of all time when Eddie Fisher left Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor.
Reynolds has compared herself to Jennifer Aniston. “I stood no chance against her,” she has said. “I was just like Jennifer Aniston with Brad Pitt when he fell in love with Angelina Jolie. If Angelina wants someone, then that is that.”
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan
Quaid and Ryan’s 2001 divorce followed reports in 2000 that Ryan was having an affair with Russell Crowe, who she was starring with in “Body of Proof.”
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Divorced: 1974, 1976
Possibly the most famous Hollywood relationship ever, their illicit romance started on the set of notorious flop “Cleopatra” when Taylor cheated on then-husband Eddie Fisher. They ended up marrying and divorcing not once but twice. Though they said they would always love each other, alcoholism and infidelity complicated matters.
Guy Ritchie and Madonna
Madonna and director Guy Ritchie’s marriage lasted for eight years. The divorce reportedly cost between $76 and $92 million.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
This couple might still be together if it wasn’t for Cruise’s interest in Scientology. It was reported that Holmes wanted a divorce after Cruise pushed to get daughter Suri involved with the organization.
James Cameron and Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamilton and James Cameron met on the set of “The Terminator.” The couple was married for two years before Cameron went back to his old girlfriend Suzy Amis.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan
When NBA legend Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan split up in 2007, Juanita walked away with $168 million.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills’ divorce was a very public fight. The ugly battle ended with $48.6 million going to Mills, which seems like a lot but was nearly five times less than what she was asking for.
Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey
Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey divorced in 2003 with Cevey getting a $46.7 million settlement. Despite that, the two reconciled in early 2016.
Sean Penn and Robin Wright
After an on-again, off-again tumultous 14 year marriage, the two finally split in 2010. “It was difficult,” Wright has said of the marriage.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
This marriage didn’t last long after the champion golfer publicly admitted to cheating on his wife. Less than a year later, the two were through.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman was caught by surprise when Tom Cruise ended their marriage abrubtly after 11 years. The film “Going Clear” implies that Scientology officials may have pressured Cruise to end it.
Madonna and Sean Penn
Long after their four-year marriage ended, Sean Penn sued director Lee Daniels when Daniels compared him to other abusive husbands. As part of the 2015 complaint, Madonna claimed the alleged abuse never took place.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
In the first high-profile split of the year, Amber Heard dismissed her domestic violence complaint against Johnny Depp, who has agreed to pay $7 million to the actress in a settlement for the marriage that lasted just 15 months.