TOM CRUISE AND KATIE HOLMES (2006 – 2012)
Katie famously ‘blindsided’ Tom by filing for divorce five days before his 50th birthday.
Although the divorce was finalised quickly, Katie managed to secure child support payments of $400,000 per year for their daughter Suri and the guarantee that she would never be exposed to Scientology again.
CHARLIE SHEEN AND DENISE RICHARDS (2002-2006)
Denise filed for divorce when she was pregnant with their second child, stating that Charlie was an abusive porn-addict who had threatened to kill her!
Charlie in turn responded by calling her talentless, jobless and sad. Ouch.
Denise eventually won custody of their two daughters and $52,000 a month in child support payments.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON (1964-1974 and October 1975 – July 1976)
The Hollywood icons were married twice so had double the trouble! That means their private jets, yachts and famous love of diamonds had to be split up twice.
Elizabeth and Richard first married in 1964 but divorced in 1974 after 10 years of marriage – getting married again in October 1975 only to divirce again nine months later.
MADONNA AND GUY RITCHIE (2000-2008)
Guy famously described his eight-year marriage to the Queen of Pop as a ‘soap opera”.
However did reportedly receive between $76 and $92 million in the divorce settlement.
Maybe it was worth the drama!
ALEC BALDWIN AND KIM BASINGER (1994-2002)
Things got messy when a voicemail in which Alec can be heard calling his then 11-year-old daughter, Ireland a ‘rude little pig’ leaked.
The pair would go on to fight a four-year custody battle for their daughter.
KIM KARDASHIAN AND KRIS HUMPHRIES (August 2011-October 2011)
When the divorce proceedings last longer than the marriage, you know you’re in trouble!
Kim filed for divorce just 72 days after her televised, wedding to basketball star Kris – who countered her request by asking for an annulment claiming that their marriage was a fraud, designed to boost the ratings of Kim’s reality show.
PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA (1981-1996)
With Charles accused of still being in touch with his ex – and now wife – Camilla and Diana labeled ‘unstable,’ the fairytale came crashing down when the UK royals divorced after 15-years of marriage.
Diana was eventually stripped of the title ‘Her Royal Highness’, and awarded a £17 million settlement alongside £350,000 a year to run her office.