Top 15 Cataclysmic Celebrity Divorces to Rival Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Top 15 Cataclysmic Celebrity Divorces

With Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes set to embark on what could be the messiest divorce battle in celebrity history we look back at some of the ugliest break-ups in the world of showbiz.

Team Tom has hit back at his wife, accusing her and her legal team of “playing the media,” escalating tensions in an already dramatic divorce. With the couple’s six-year-old daughter Suri being thrown into a legal game of tug-of-war and conspiracy theorists going wild over Scientology related scandal, will Katie and Tom’s divorce top these other ruined romances?

1.) Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
Following scandalous allegations of abuse and accusations of gold-digging, Heather Mills rapidly became one the most disliked women in Britain as she went through a hefty divorce battle with the ex-Beatles star. Jonathan Ross encapsulated much of the nation’s resentment when he famously said: “Heather is a f***ing liar. I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out she’s actually got two legs.”

2.) Donald and Ivana Trump
Donald infamously had an affair with future-wife Maria Maples, who Ivana then very publicly confronted on the Aspen slopes. Ivana was granted a divorce on the grounds of “cruel and inhumane treatment” after which she coined the now iconic phrase “don’t get mad, get everything”

3.) Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Following the pair constantly taking to Twitter to post pictures of there oh-so-perfect marriage, Ashton’s fling with 22-year-old Sara Leal thrust the dark-side of their marriage in the lime-light. The pair became surrounded by claims of alleged multiple partners and threesomes and Demi had to be dramatically hospitalised following the split. Most recently the troubled star has reportedly lambasted Ashton’s rumoured relationship with Hollywood beauty Mila Kunis.

4.) Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Tom was left fighting rumours after his nine-year marriage to Nicole infamously broke-up, after an earlier divorce from Mimi Rogers. Nicole fled from the Scientologist enthusiast at the same age as Katie and Mimi – 33.

5.) Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Kim branded Alec a “tin pot tyrant”, “Saddam Hussein” and readily admitted that she fantasized about him dying. Alec hit back at her saying she was a “black widow,” with “untreated emotional problems” and a tendency to indulge in child-snatching. The actor once remarked: “Think I’m walking stiffly? Yeah, there’s a 120-pound actress on my back.” Alec got into further trouble when a video emerged of him calling the couple’s child a “little pig,” in a non-cute way.

6.) Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Originally set up by their agents and marrying in 2000, Brad got a little distracted from the Friends’ beauty while filming Mr & Mrs Smith, falling for his smouldering co-star Angelina Jolie. The delighted media hastily christened the new pair ‘Brangelina’ and marveled at their inhuman beauty while the spurned Ms Aniston gained the sad pre-fix “poor” Jennifer.

7.) Sonny and Cher
Cher divorced Sonny in a bitter bust-up on the grounds of “involuntary servitude” but only after allegedly having an affair with media mogul David Geffen. Cher’s public response to the divorce didn’t beat around the bush: “Of all the people who have known me well,” she said, “Sonny knew me the least.”

8.) Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Marrying in 1981 and ending in a right royal mess, Charles had a long affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, which allegedly led to Diana’s depression, affairs, attempted suicides and ultimately their divorce. A media frenzy ensued with conspiracy theories wildly being thrown about until the Queen stepped in and said enough was enough.

9.) Liza Minelli and David Gest
Commonly known as one of the most gruesome divorces in history, David claimed Liza had herpes, infecting him purposefully without telling him until after their marriage. Liza then accused her husband of allegedly making her ill and that she was “living in fear” during her marriage due to reported domestic violence from both parties. The star was obsessed that Gest was trying to secretly poison her with drugs.

10.) Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
Charlie and Denise have been subject to the media-spotlight throughout their turbulent relationship and after. In one instance, amidst allegations of Charlie’s gambling, drug use and internet porn, Sheen sent Denise a text instructing her to “get cancer” and “rot in hell.” Denise then filed a restraining order against the troubled star, and accused him of abusing her. He poetically responded saying “You are a pig. A sad, jobless pig who is sad and talentless and, um, oh yeah, sad and jobless and evil and a bad mom, so go f••k yourself, sad, jobless pig.” Charming.

11.) Hulk and Linda Hogan
Hulk had an affair with his daughter’s best friend and Linda promptly filed for divorce. During the incredibly bitter proceedings she called 911 claiming that Hulk was stalking her, only to be reprimanded by the 911 operator for following Hulk in her car straight after the incident.

12.) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Arguably the greatest celebrity love story of all time, Richard and Liz’s passion was far from flawless with the pair famously marrying and divorcing twice. Their turbulent love affair was ensnared with bitter feelings of jealousy and betrayal, but nevertheless the pair were bound together by a timeless love.

13.) Ronnie and Jo Wood
Two years of bitter divorce proceedings were instigated after 62-year-old Ronnie left Jo in July 2008 to embark on a relationship with 20-year-old waitress Ekaterina Ivanova. Jo said of Ekaterina: “She did me a favour. She’s become me, having to look after Ronnie full-time while I have become her — free and single.”

14.) Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
Starting his relationship with Jerry in 1977 when he was still married to model Bianca De Macias, the second Rolling Stone’s star split from Jerry after she claimed that she had “got him to quit heroin… but I could never get him to give up girls.” She continued to describe the infamous lothario as “a dangerous sexual predator.”

15.) Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s toxic marriage came to an end in 2007 and rumours and allegations emerged that Bobby had allegedly cheated multiple times, physically abused Whitney and got the tragic star hooked on drugs.


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