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YOLANDA & DAVID
After four years of marriage, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her songwriter-music producer husband surprised fans everywhere when they decided to end their marriage. "We are grateful for the years we've spent together and believe wholeheartedly that we did our best," the Fosters told PEOPLE in a December 2015 exclusive statement. "I hope that we can pave the road ahead of us with all we've learned and with the love and respect we will always have for one another."
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COURTENEY & JOHNNY
After an over-one-year engagement, the former Friends star and the Snow Patrol guitarist nixed their wedding plans. "They've been having problems for a long time," a source told PEOPLE about the couple's decision to end their engagement. The pair announced their plans to marry in June 2014 following six months of dating. "[He's a] very sensitive soul," Cox told PEOPLE in April about her then-fiancé. "When I knew that this was just who he is, that he was just a beautiful, sensitive, loving person with a wonderful family, with a beautiful set of friends. Then I was like, 'This is for real.' "
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MEL & OKSANA
Mel Gibson and his split from girlfriend, Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva, arguably devolved into the ugliest split of 2010. As Gibson and Grigorieva battled over custody of their infant daughter Lucia, a series of profanity-laced recordings from Gibson to his ex hit the Internet – and along with them, allegations of physical abuse – including one charge that Gibson brandished a gun on his ex.
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KATE & LEN
The Underwold star and her director husband surprised film fanatics everywhere when they revealed that they had separated after 11 years of marriage – but even more surprising to hear was that the pair actually split several months prior to the announcement. Still, a source close to Beckinsale and Wiseman revealed "there has been no drama" over the breakup: "They are still friendly and spend time together in L.A. when Kate is there," a friend of Beckinsale told PEOPLE. "They have both had complicated schedules and have grown apart." In the meantime, Wiseman has been seen around Hollywood with 24-year-old model CJ Franco while Beckinsale films Underworld 5 in Prague.
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EMMA & ANDREW
It ain't over 'til it's over ... and this time it really is over. The couple of four years, who survived a split earlier in the year, called it quits for real in October 2015. "There was no drama. They still care about each other," a source told PEOPLE of Stone and Garfield. "They still have love for one another."
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HALLE & OLIVIER
After more than two years of marriage and one child – son Maceo-Robert, 2 – Berry and Martinez announced their split in October 2015 with a joint statement to PEOPLE. Though a source told PEOPLE the relationship had "run its course," the couple parted on good terms: "They are keeping it amicable now. She is okay."
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KALEY & RYAN
It began as a whirlwind romance for Cuoco and Sweeting, who became engaged just three months after they were first spotted together. The Big Bang Theory star and the tennis player called it quits after 21 months of marriage, Cuoco's rep confirmed in September 2015. "They ask for privacy at this time," read the statement. "No further statement will be issued regarding this matter."
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GWEN & GAVIN
"While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment," Stefani and Rossdale told PEOPLE in an August 2015 statement announcing their plans to divorce after 13 years of marriage and nearly 20 years as a couple.
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REBA & NARVEL
McEntire and Blackstock shocked fans everywhere when they announced plans to split after 26 years of marriage. Though they had been separated for several months before publicly announcing their split in August 2015, the former couple said in a joint statement that they plan to continue working together (Blackstock is the country star's longtime manager). "Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other. They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so," said the statement.
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BEN & JENNIFER
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MIRANDA & BLAKE
After ten years together, four years of marriage and countless country award show red carpets, Lambert and Shelton announced their divorce in July 2015. "This is not the future we envisioned," they said in a statement to the Associated Press. "And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."
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ZACHARY & MISSY
Not great luck, Chuck: Just nine months after Levi and Peregrym quietly tied the knot, they quietly separated, as the Rookie Blue actress filed divorce papers on April 6, 2015. In a March interview, Levi admitted that newlywed life was hard work. "With dating you can be 'Hey, it's not working out,' and you're out," he said. "But marriage, you make a commitment. The easy outs you don't have anymore. You're responsible for another person's life as they are yours,"
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ARIANA & BIG SEAN
We might have to wait a while for another musical collaboration between Grande and Big Sean: The couple have called it quits after eight months of dating. "They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends," the artists' reps said in a joint statement in April 2015.
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PATRICK & JILLIAN
"It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage," Dempsey and his wife told PEOPLE in a January 2015 statement. "Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time." Married for 15 years and with three children, the two had appeared solid, with the actor telling PEOPLE in 2007, "Jill just gets me to believe in my dreams – and act upon them."
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MANDY & RYAN
Though they kept their love life completely private, marrying in a surprise wedding just weeks after getting engaged in 2009, news of the singers' split went public in January 2015. In the time Moore and Adams were together, she kept their lives off of social media, too, breaking only to post a tribute to her husband on their fifth wedding anniversary.
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ANDI & JOSH
"After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it's best for both of us to go our separate ways," Dorfman and Murray said in a joint statement on Jan. 8, 2015. "We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what's best for both of us individually." Days before, the pair – who met and became engaged on the spring/summer 2014 season of The Bachelorette – looked pretty blissful at a Bachelor event, though mentioned that wedding plans were on hold. Dorfman surprised viewers when she picked Murray over fellow finalist Nick Viall on her show's finale, though said her decision was driven by "love."
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GIADA & TODD
"After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," TV chef De Laurentiis wrote in a December 2014 Facebook post announcing her split from Thompson after more than 11 years together. "Todd and I share a beautiful daughter [Jade, 6½] and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything. We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change."
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CHRIS & MALAAK
The comedian and his wife of nearly 20 years confirmed their separation in December 2014, with both sides asking for privacy. They wed in 1996 and together have two daughters, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10. "This was a long time coming," a source told PEOPLE. "Chris has known it wasn't salvageable for a while. He was the one to file [for divorce] because he knew it was time to just move forward already."
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HELENA & TIM
Carter and Burton met in 2001 on the set of Planet of the Apes. During their 13-year relationship, they not only collaborated on several additional blockbusters, but also had two children together, son Billy, 11, and daughter Nell, 7. On Dec. 22, 2014, Carter's rep told PEOPLE the creative couple, who never married, "separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children."
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KATE & MATTHEW
After a four-year engagement, Hudson and fiancé Bellamy, the frontman of Muse, eventually put the wedding planning on hold – permanently. "Kate and Matt have been separated for some time now," the actress's rep told PEOPLE on Dec. 8, 2014. "Despite this, they remain very close friends and committed co-parents." (Their son Bingham is 3.)
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JEWEL & TY
"My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce," the country star wrote on her blog on July 2, 2014, announcing her split from pro bull rider Murray, her husband of nearly six years. "For some time we have been engaged in private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves," she continued, "allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than with malice." In a separate post on her website, the couple affirmed their commitment to their son, Kase, 3.
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ANTONIO & MELANIE
It was almost poetic – Banderas and Griffith first met on the set of 1995's Two Much, which marked the start of their 18-year relationship. The pair starred alongside their second film together, Automata, which coincidentally occurred at the end of their marriage. "That's life, and we must continue to go forward," Banderas said of their split.
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EVAN & JAMIE
Wood and Bell have history: they dated in 2005, spent time apart, then reunited in 2012. The pair tied the knot that same year and welcomed a son in 2013. But on May 28, 2014, the two released a statement announcing their separation, adding that "they both love and respect one another and will of course remain committed to co-parenting their son," and promising to stay "close friends."
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SOFIA & NICK
It's a modern-day breakup for Modern Family actress Vergara, who announced her split from fiancé Loeb on her Who Say account May 24, 2014. "Not that anyone should care, but in order to not give the press the chance to invent crazy and hurtful drama, I prefer to tell my fans personally that Nick and I have [decided] to be apart," she wrote. Despite plans for a dream wedding, she explained "too many problems with figuring out how to spend time together," was the cause of their separation, though they "are still very close."
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ROBIN & PAULA
Married nine years and together for nearly 20, Thicke and Patton shocked fans when they announced their separation on Feb. 24, 2014. "We will always love each other and be best friends however we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the couple, parents to son Julian, 4, said in a statement. Known for packing on the PDA and having an , the two had been plagued by cheating rumors in the past year.
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HILARY & MIKE
Nearly two years after the birth of their son, Luca, Duff and her retired hockey player husband Comrie announced their separation on Jan. 10, 2014. "They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son," says a rep for the actress, who wed Comrie in August 2010 following three years of dating.
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JENNIE & PETER
Though the couple defied breakup rumors in the past, their 11-year union proved too good to be true in March 2012, when the pair announced their plans to divorce. "While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children," Garth and Facinelli, who are parents to girls Luca, Lola and Fiona, told PEOPLE in a joint statement. "We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together."
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HEIDI & SEAL
Married 7 years, Heidi Klum and Seal appeared to be one of Hollywood's most solid couples. Besides being devoted to each other – the PDA-happy pair renewed their vows every year – they also were completely dedicated to their children Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou. But weeks after a Christmas 2011 trip to Aspen, the red-hot duo's romance officially cooled off, with Klum announcing Jan. 22, 2012, that they were separating, telling PEOPLE, "We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart."
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JENNIFER & MARC
In 2011, Lopez and Anthony revealed they were ending their 8-year marriage in a statement to PEOPLE. The star couple share custody of their two children, 7-year-old twins Emme and Maximilian. "I felt like my whole life had fallen apart," Lopez said of the breakup. But the singer assures that there's no bad blood: "We love our kids, and we have love for each other. We always will."
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EVA & TONY
Following their 2007 Parisian wedding, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were inseparable, with the Desperate Housewives beauty cheering courtside at her hubby's San Antonio Spurs games, and the NBA star dutifully shopping with his pint-sized fashionista. But after three years of globetrotting and romance, Longoria filed for divorce in November 2010 amid rumors of infidelity.
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CHRISTINA & JORDAN
Three years after Christina Aguilera bragged to Ellen DeGeneres that she and music exec Jordan Bratman enjoyed to keep their marriage hot, things had apparently cooled off, with the pop star filing for divorce in October 2010. A month later, Aguilera stepped out with a new man: film assistant Matt Rutler, whom she met on the set of Burlesque. "Matthew is a special person," Aguilera told PEOPLE of her new romance, adding, "I just left a five-year marriage. I'm taking it slow and trying to be happy."
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COURTENEY & DAVID
It was an odd coupling from the start, but the raven-haired Friends beauty and the goofy Hollywood scion seemed to have found a lasting love equation – at least by Hollywood standards! Married in 1999, the couple welcomed daughter Coco in 2004 after several public miscarriages. Open about stints in therapy and the difficulties of marriage, Cox summed it up blithely in 2006, "We just really like each other." But by 2010, the feelings had waned and the two announced a trial separation. A distraught Arquette later admitted that it was a combination of his immaturity and their declining sex life that led to their union's demise.
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SANDRA & JESSE
2010 turned out to be the best of times and the worst of times for Sandra Bullock, who split from husband Jesse James after learning eight days after her triumphant Oscar win that he cheated on her. Though blindsided by James's infidelities and the sudden end of her five-year marriage, Bullock found love with a "new man" in her life – adopted son Louis, whom she shared with the world in April on the cover of PEOPLE.
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JIM & JENNY
After five years together, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy announced their 2010 breakup over Twitter, where the exes had only warm and fuzzy things to say about the other. "I…will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart," McCarthy wrote of the actor, who also shared a close relationship with McCarthy's son, Evan. Carrey echoed her warm sentiments, Tweeting, "I'm grateful 4 the many blessings we've shared and I wish her the ver best! S'okay!"
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HALLE & GABRIEL
For five years Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, who met on a Versace photo shoot in 2005, looked like a model couple. But by early 2010, the Oscar winner and her beau had quietly split, with Aubry saying of his ex, "She is, and will forever be, one of the most special and beautiful people that I have ever known." A year later, the exes engaged in a custody battle over their daughter Nahla, with the actress telling Extra, "We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues…We both love her more than life."
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MELISSA & TAMMY
For Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels, nine years of marriage ended in a case of she said, she said. Though Etheridge told Oprah the pair's April 2010 split was "as mutual as those things can be," Michaels says she was "blindsided" by their breakup. Three months later, things went from bad to worse when the exes took their split to court over custody of the couple's young twins.
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AL & TIPPER
From weathering Tipper's battle with depression and Al's controversial 2000 presidential election defeat to recent sexual abuse allegations, the Gores have always maintained a united front. But after 40 years of marriage, the Washington power couple and parents of four announced their separation in June 2010. The former high school sweethearts said in a statement that it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."
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KELSEY & CAMILLE
Kelsey Grammer's third marriage ended in July 2010, when his wife of 13 years, ex-Playboy model Camille Donatacci, filed for divorce from the Frasier star, requesting physical custody of their two children. At the time, he wrote, "Certainly, the time will come when I do see another woman" – that time turned out to be a month later, when Grammer's rep confirmed the actor had a new girlfriend, Kayte Walsh, whom the actor married in February 2011.
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KATE & SAM
Working together on 2008's Revolutionary Road, about a crumbling marriage, may have put a strain on Kate Winslet's real-life relationship with her director husband Sam Mendes, but their March 2010 breakup still stunned friends. "It's really sad; they just grew apart," a source told PEOPLE of the couple's seven-year marriage. "It's tough to be married in this business."
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GARCELLE & MICHAEL
Never cross a woman scorned – especially not when her name is Garcelle Beauvais. The actress sent an angry e-mail titled "Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon" to her husband's Creative Artists Agency colleagues in May 2010, exposing his alleged infidelity. Beauvais wrote, "What do they have in common ... I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!!" A month after her public accusation, Beauvais officially filed for divorce from Nilon, seeking joint custody of their twin boys.
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MARK-PAUL & LISA
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CHARLIZE & STUART
"I didn't do a church wedding or anything, but we're married. We're husband and wife," Stuart Townsend told PEOPLE in 2007 of his commitment to then-girlfriend Charlize Theron. And though the Oscar-winning actress always maintained that marriage is "not my thing," she once told Oprah that Townsend was "the best thing that's ever happened to me." But after nine years together, the couple quietly went their separate ways in 2010, with Theron being briefly linked to her North Country costar and pal Jeremy Renner.
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