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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

The tragic end of Ben and Jen's 10-year marriage was the most devastating power couple breakup of 2015. Despite their separation and the scandalous reports of Ben having an affair with their kids' ex-nanny, the two have put on their best faces and stayed close—they even took their three children to Disney World for Ben's 43rd birthday.

Although there was initial speculation surrounding their separation, as they were seen wearing their wedding bands and taking several family trips together, the two have since moved on and are seeing other people. They continue to co-parent their children.

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

If there was one celebrity breakup that blindsided us more than any other, it was the Queen and King of country music, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Their love story might have had a scandalous beginning (the two fell in love while Blake was still married to Kaynette Williams), but their 10-year relationship was seemingly one of the most rock-solid in Hollywood.

There were plenty of infidelity rumors throughout their marriage, but Blake and Miranda shot them down in the most adorable ways possible. They were known for tweeting each other back and forth, joking about divorce rumors. It's all fun and games until the rumors turn out to be true...

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's rocky relationship has been well documented on Keeping Up With the Kardashians since 2007. Kourtney's commitment issues and Scott's partying ways have stolen the spotlight on the popular reality TV show since day one. They have three adorable children together, but they never married. 

Although the world has watched them almost break up countless times, their official split back in 2015 has been a hard pill for Kardashian fans (and the family!) to swallow. And while they continue to date other people (currently Kourtney has made it Instagram official with Travis Barker, and Scott is seeing Lisa Rinna's youngest daughter), the family continues to tease their inevitable reconciliation on the show (which, sadly, is ending much too soon).

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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder met on a little show called The Vampire Diaries in 2009 and began dating shortly after. They broke up in 2013, but their characters continued to date until Nina left the show in 2015.

Rumors swirled that Nina left because she wasn't over her ex—who just so happened to get married to another fictional vampire, Nikki Reed (Rose in Twilight)—but she shot down the rumors and insisted she was happy for the newlyweds. 

At least we'll always have Elena and Damon's relationship to watch over...and over...

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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

Although Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams reportedly hated each other on the set of The Notebook, aka the most romantic movie of our time, their hatred turned into love and they dated off-and-on until 2007. Since then, everyone in the world has been rooting for the on-screen lovers to reunite.

Those dreams were crushed when Ryan and girlfriend Eva Mendes had a baby together in 2014, aka when the internet broke because Ryan and Rachel were officially never getting back together (although to be fair, they hadn't been together in about seven years anyway).

Noah and Allie forever...

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

The original Disney sweethearts, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, met on the set of High School Musical in 2005, when she was 16 and he was 17. Their chemistry, both on-screen and off, was undeniable, but they waited a few years before announcing their relationship. 

Two High School Musical movies and hundreds of adorably PDA-filled red carpet events later, the couple known as "Zanessa" broke up in 2010. They might have both moved on, but everyone knows there's nothing quite like your first love.

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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Will the world ever be over Jennifer and Brad? Probably not. Although it's been an entire decade since they divorced, and both stars have moved on, their breakup is one heartbreak that time will never heal. 

The two reunited for a Zoom table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 2020, where it seemed no time had passed between the two, and the internet lost its collective mind. 

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Heidi Klum and Seal

Heidi Klum and Seal

Heidi Klum and Seal's divorce was another celebrity breakup we never saw coming. They married in 2005 after just a year of dating, had three children together (Seal also adopted Heidi's daughter from a previous relationship), and reportedly renewed their vows every year of their seven-year marriage. 

The couple announced their separation in 2012, and their divorce took two years to finalize.

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Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Was there any early 2000s couple cuter than Nick and Jessica? The two married in 2002, and their first two years of marriage were documented on the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. But after just three years of marriage, the couple divorced, breaking hearts all over the world.

BTW, anyone know where I can find Newlyweds on DVD?

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Even more memorable than Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's 10-year marriage was the way they announced their divorce. In 2014, the couple announced their "conscious uncoupling," and thus, SNL skits and The Onion headlines were born. 

The couple had been extremely vocal about the hardships of marriage, but no one expected these two to ever actually call it quits. They have two children together and have managed to stay a family, going on vacations together pretty frequently.

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Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

After three years of marriage (six years together total), Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, aka the most beautiful couple to ever exist, called it quits in 2013. They have a son together, and Orlando was frequently seen cheering Miranda on as she strutted down the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway, although they were always a super private couple—the reason for their divorce is still a mystery.

Even stranger than their breakup was the messy aftermath. Orlando allegedly hooked up with Selena Gomez, and Miranda reportedly hooked up with Justin Bieber, aka another set of famous exes (who also happen to be 10+ years younger). Orlando and Justin got into a pretty public fight over Miranda, and the whole thing was incredibly cringe-worthy. 

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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

No celebrity couple will ever be as iconic as Britney and Justin. I mean, they wore matching denim outfits to the 2001 American Music Awards. Nothing says "true love" more than matching outfits, right?

The two pop icons met as kids on The Mickey Mouse Club and began dating in 1999. Justin blames infidelity as the reason for their 2002 breakup, and won a Grammy for his hit "Cry Me a River," which was rumored to be about Britney (and definitely was).

Excuse me while I go listen to "Cry Me a River" on repeat.

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe divorced in 2007 after an eight-year marriage and two children together. They've managed to stay friends and blame getting married too young as the reason for their divorce.

While they weren't a high-profile couple, they did get their Hollywood start together. Ryan helped Reese get her foot in the door by recommending her for the role of Annette in Cruel Intentions

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Although Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's marriage ended in 1998, an 11-year marriage is not easily forgotten in Hollywood. The two have since moved on—Bruce remarried in 2009, and Demi had a highly publicized marriage and divorce with Ashton Kutcher—but they have always remained close for the sake of their three daughters.

Rumer, their oldest daughter, competed (and won) on the 20th season of Dancing With the Stars, and both Demi and Bruce were there in the audience nearly ever week, cheering her on. So although there may not be much hope for the two stars ever getting back together, at least they've managed to remain a family.

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are one of the longest-lasting couples in Hollywood. They were married 13 years, together 20 years total, and had three children together. Although they've managed to stay mostly out of the limelight, they were still one of Hollywood's most beloved power couples. 

They announced their separation in August 2015, and have since moved on. Gwen began seeing her The Voice costar, Blake Shelton, shortly after the announcement separation. The two are now engaged.

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Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock

Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock

After 26 years of marriage (a lifetime in Hollywood), Reba McEntire and her manager/husband Narvel Blackstock announced their separation. They had one son together, as well as three other children from Narvel's previous marriage—one of which was married to Kelly Clarkson.

Reba announced on her website that after 35 years of working together, Narvel will continue to be her manager.

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Kermit and Miss Piggy

Kermit and Miss Piggy

In 2015, after 40 magical years together (and multiple breakups and reconciliations), everyone's favorite couple released a joint statement on Twitter announcing their split. "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter ... unless we get the right offer. Thank you for your understanding."

If these two can't make it work, no one can. However, the exes seem to still be cordial.

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Brian is 13 years Megan's senior, and they met when she was just 18. They've always had a hot-and-cold relationship, breaking off their engagement in 2009 and then getting re-engaged and eventually married a year later. News of their separation broke on August 19, 2015, after five years of marriage and two children together. And their relationship continued being hot-and-cold, even after their initial separation (and Megan actually filing for divorce)...

They ended up reconciling, had a third baby in 2016, and remained married until 2020. Then things got real messy real quick; Fox began very publicly dating Machine Gun Kelly, and Brian made a few also-very-public Instagram comments regarding his ex-wife's parenting. Yikes.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Whether you love them, hate them, or love to hate them, Kimye seemed like one of those kismet Hollywood couples that would beat the odds. Although their romance only lasted about a decade, it felt like Kimye had been a force in Hollywood for as long as anyone can remember.

The pair met in 2002, and as everyone knows, it was love at first sight for Kanye. Kim, on the other hand, put the rapper in the friend zone for the next decade. In 2012, they took their friendship to the next level and announced Kim's pregnancy in December of that same year. Another decade and four kids later, Kim filed for divorce—after several years of Kanye's public meltdowns. Everyone saw it coming, but it doesn't make the news of Kimye's split any less hard to swallow.

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Part II

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Part II

That's right. These lovebirds reunited and gave us all hope that true love does prevail. However, the reunion was short lived and Megan has been seen and rumored to have started a new romance with rapper MGK.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

No Hollywood relationship breakup that resulted from movie-making has ever been so heart-breaking for fans all over the world. It seemed that Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum had the perfect relationship from the moment they met on set of Step Up in 2005. However, the couple announced their split via social media in April of 2018, and the sound of hearts breaking all over could be heard.

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Offset and Cardi B

Offset and Cardi B

Cardi B and Offset began their relationship in 2017, when the couple was spotted out in public together holding hands at the 2017 Superbowl.  Hip Hop and Rap fans around the world were delighted that two of their favorites had found happiness together.  They even secretly married before Offset publicly proposed to Cardi B at a live performance. Unfortunately the papparazzi and cheating scandals rocked the relationship, even from the beginning stages of the relationship and Cardi B filed for divorce in 2020. 

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

That's right. We're STILL not over this one. Bruce and Demi were the late 80s and 90s ultimate Hollywood power couple. As a matter of fact, the only thing hotter than their marriage were the blockbusters that each kept making, one right after the other. They survived three children, 11 years of papparazzi, and many cheating scandals on Bruce's part. The two eventually announced their split, with Demi reportedly heard to make the comment, "He wanted his cake and to eat it to."

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

This adorable couple met in 2011 and began dating shortly after. The world rejoiced when Jason popped the question and Olivia said yes in 2012, and then we waited for them to get married... And waited... Then the couple had two children together in 2014 and 2016, and still we waited for the wedding. Unfortunately, the wedding would never come. Olivia broke it off with Jason after a seven year engagement and is now very scandalously involved in a relationship with a much younger Harry Styles.

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Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse

Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse

As fans of any teenage drama know, things can get steamy between castmates between the scenes. Riverdale, of course, is no exception to the rule. However, when Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart were discovered to be dating in real life, fans everywhere approved and loved the couple in real life as well as on-screen. However, they faced papparazzi and cheating scandals (How unlike Hollywood!) until they eventually ended their relationship once and for all in August of 2020 and Riverdale fans everywhere were devastated by the news.