Regardless if you follow Hollywood news or not, you must know that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been one of the most beloved celebrity couples. Everybody was shocked when the rumors started to spread about their breakup. Now, its official, they are getting a divorce.
Even though the couple seemed happy, they have spent a considerable time apart in the last year. This was mainly due to filming schedules, as both of them have been working on different projects. They have been rarely seen together in public.
Despite this, they always looked happy and it seemed that they loved one another. They also adopted six children in the twelve years that they have been together. After only two years of marriage, Angelina has submitted the divorce papers on September 19, 2016.
According to Angie, she wanted the divorce because she felt like Brad did not have the right parenting skills that are required when it comes to raising six children. In addition to this, Brad allegedly has alcohol abuse and anger problems. Angelina stated that she thinks that the divorce is going to be beneficial for the family, even though she only wants Brad to have legal and not physical custody over the children.
Unfortunately, all divorces are hard for the children, especially celebrity ones. The attention of paparazzi and the media can be hard to bear. The only thing that we can hope for is that Angelina is right and that this decision is going to provide a better environment for the children to live and grow up in.
Of course, Brangelina is not the only celebrity couple that split up over the years. Let’s take a look at other great examples of celebrity marriages that just did not work out!
6 – Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Both of these people are great actors and this might have been the problem with their relationship. They have been married for 11 years and they had three children together. They even costarred in the 1991 thriller, Mortal Thoughts.
The nice thing about this couple is that even after their divorce, they have continued to be friends and they might even make another movie together in the nearby future, who knows?
5 – Courtney Cox and David Arquette
The couple had a daughter (Coco Arquette) together and they seemed happy. The divorce was filed by Courtney, as David’s alcohol problems as well as hardcore lifestyle seemed unbearable for her.
4 – Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
They have been together for 18 years and everybody thought that it would last forever. Unfortunately, in 2015, the divorce has been filed and the couple broke up. Antonio got the short straw, as he needed to pay $65,000 monthly to her ex-wife. Melanie also got a painting from Picasso as well as their former house in Aspen.
3 – Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
This couple had a similar reason for their divorce, as just like Angelina, Gwyneth also wanted a divorce, so their two children (Moses and Apple Martin) would have a better life. For a year before their divorce, the family has been in constant stress and depression. This needed to stop, so they broke up. According to Gwyneth, this was the best possible thing to do, as the family might be closer now than ever.
They have been married for 10 years and their divorce announcement in March 2014 shocked people worldwide.
2 – Tea Leoni and David Duchovny
In the summer of 2014, the divorce between Tea Leoni and David Duchovny has been finalized and they broke up after 17 years. They had two children (Kyd and Madelaine Duchovny) and currently they are co-parenting them.
Their marriage was complicated, especially because of David’s addictions. At the end of their relationship, neither of them was happy and the children suffered from this. Breaking up was their best choice and both of them can move on with their lives.
1 – Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
Yet another actor couple on the list. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid made three movies together throughout their careers and they started dating after the second one, D.O.A. Not only that they had on-screen chemistry, but they seemed very happy in their personal lives as well.
On April 24, 1992, their son (Jack Henry Quaid) was born. Currently, Jack is also acting and you might have seen him in The Hunger Games franchise, as Marvel, the minor antagonist from District 1. He stated in an interview that he was too young to comprehend his parent’s divorce, but he understood that he had a different, not normal childhood. He was 8 years old when the couple got divorced.