Celebrity divorces always hit the headlines as much as their luxurious weddings. With the sad end of a relationship, their photos hand-in-hand, diamond wedding rings or sweet kisses live on only in old magazines. In 2010, we are sorry to find that ten celebrity couples got divorced.
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Kate Winslet & Sam Mendes
Shortly after many actresses win the movie industry's highest honor, their most important relationships fall apart in what has become known in Hollywood as the "Oscar curse." There is another example in accord with the curse. Oscar-winning couple Kate Winslet and her director husband Sam Mendes announced in March that they had separated after less than seven years of marriage. The marriage was the second for Winslet, 34, who won a best actress Oscar for her role in the 2008 Holocaust-themed movie "The Reader". She was divorced from her first husband, assistant director Jim Threapleton in 2001, after three years.
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Sandra Bullock & Jesse James
Newly-crowned Oscar queen Sandra Bullock is no exception to other actresses falling victim to the “Oscar curse.” Sandra Bullock and Jesse James had finalized their divorce in June, putting an end to their five-year marriage. Jesse’s cheating and unfaithfulness is main reason behind the split. For Bullock, maybe it’s a miserable ending as well as a refreshing start.
Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce from her husband. Christina - who married Jordan Bratman in 2005 after dating him for three years - has cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the couple's split.
Christina said on October 12, 2010, that she and her music executive husband, Jordan Bratman, have separated after nearly five years of marriage. She said: "Although Jordan and I are separated, our commitment to our son Max remains as strong as ever."
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Morgan Freeman & Myrna Colley-Lee
Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee officially ended their 26-year marriage on September 15, 2010, his lawyer William R Wright has confirmed. The couple - who married in June 1984 and have two children together - separated in December 2007, but the news wasn't made public until the following August.
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Courteney Cox & David Arquette
"Cougar Town" star Courteney Cox and her actor husband, David Arquette, have agreed to a "trial separation" but remain married while they work through the reasons for their split, the pair said on October 11, 2010. "We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply," Cox and Arquette said in a joint statement released by their representatives. Courteney Cox Arquette has no plans to divorce husband David Arquette. The two married in 1999 and have one daughter, Coco Riley Arquette, who was born in 2004.
Rachel Weisz & Aronofsky
Oscar-winning British actress Rachel Weisz and her film director partner Darren Aronofsky have split up after nine years, their representatives said on November 9, 2010. Weisz, 40, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for the 2005 movie "The Constant Gardener", and Aronofsky, 41, the director of "The Wrestler" and new release "Black Swan" were together for nine years but did not marry. They have a four year-old son together.
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Eva Longoria & Tony Parker
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria filed for divorce on November 17, 2010 to end her three-year marriage to basketball player Tony Parker, following revelations of his text messaging with another woman.
Tony Parker handed in the legal documents in Bexar County, Texas, November 19, 2010, two days after the 'Desperate Housewives' star filed divorce papers at Los Angeles Superior Court.
Eva wrote: "It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness."
The marriage was Parker's first and Longoria's second. Her marriage to "General Hospital" TV actor Tyler Christopher ended in 2004 after two years.
Gong Li & Ooi Hoe Seng
According to Gong’s manager, the actress had split from Singaporean tobacco tycoon Ooi Hoe Seng 2009. Since her marriage to the 59-year-old tycoon in 1996, rumours about their divorce swirled around for years. Their divorce ends the enduring gossips, while stirring the public’s suspicion about Gong’s new relationship.
Huang Yi & Jiang Kai
Solid marriage usually relies on enduring affection and long-term company; while a flash marriage often results in a tragic ending due to lack of enough mutual understanding. Chinese actress Huang Yi and her husband Jiang Kai had just ended their less-than-a-year marriage. Huang ascribed the reason for the divorce to conflicting personalities, which is an excuse often used by those who suffer a failed-marriage.
Charlene Choi & Ronald Cheng
At a press briefing on March 27, Hong Kong actress Charlene Choi and singer Ronald Cheng announced their divorce ending their four-year marriage, which immediately hit the headlines and sparked off widespread astonishment. The public was kept in the dark about their secret marriage, which even escaped the sharp radar of the paparazzi. This unexpected news also sparked a credit crisis for Charlene who always impressed the public with her very girly image.