Johnny Depp and 6 Other Shocking Celebrity Splits
"Entertainment Tonight" has reported that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have split after 14 years together. According to "ET," Depp's publicist stated that "Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children (Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 9)."
Although it seems as if this split was inevitable — we haven't seen them together on a red carpet in quite some time — it always surprises us when our favorite A-listers end up in splitsville. With all of the money, the pampering and the childcare they want, how could a 14 year relationship ever go wrong?
Here are some of the most surprising celeb splits to rock the love boat.
Sandra Bullock & Jesse James
This one seriously blows our mind. On the one hand, you have "America's Sweetheart," and on the other, its perennial bad boy. If opposites attract, this was forever, for sure. But it appears as if like goes with like — when word of his affair with tattoo-covered vixen Kat Von D came to surface, we were probably as shocked and heart-broken as Sandra. James told People.com "I took a pretty amazing life and marriage ... and threw it away." We could not agree more.
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Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
For some this was a total surprise, especially after their seemingly loving performance on American Idol just before the split. But is it really that hard to understand? Many never got the attraction in the first place. That said, Marc Anthony is one of the most popular Latin American singers and Jennifer Lopez's career has once again began to skyrocket, so we can only imagine the popularity contests that were going on under that roof. After seven years and one month, "Jenny from the Block" went back on the market.
Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver
After 25 years, we thought that she was committed no matter what. But when marrying a box-office legend, can you really expect monogamy? In a joint statement released on May 9th, 2011, they said: "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together." It wasn't a full week after that Schwarzeneggar acknowledged that he had an affair and another CHILD with the maid. Tacky, even for the "Terminator." Sad for the four, wait FIVE, children left in the wake of their parent's indiscretions.
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Eva Longoria & Tony Parker
It seemed as if EVERY shot of these two lovebirds showed them embracing, kissing and holding hands. If that's not a clear indication of a great relationship, we are all breaking up with our men immediately! Longoria seemed to cheer on her San Antonio Spurs star husband, and he was her best accessory on the red carpet. So what went wrong? Apparently infidelity isn't just for the politically empowered. On November 17th, 2010, Longoria filed for divorce amid shocking infidelity claims, and just like that, the couple's three-year marriage unraveled. Allegedly, Longoria told her close pal Mario Lopez that Parker had been sexting another player's wife. Sounds like a foul play to us.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
Whether you're Team Aniston or Team Jolie, you cannot deny that when Brad and Jennifer were together they had the kind of passion we all crave. So when Angelina swooped in and swept him away, we were crushed; mostly because Jen was the "girl next door" that we could all relate to — and then she lost her husband to the sexiest woman in the world. Sigh.
Jon & Kate Gosselin
They only make the list because THEY ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER: they're both money and attention-grabbing media mongers. Their reality show on TLC shot them to the front cover of every gossip magazine around. If it weren't for the instant success of "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," we predict they'd still be together in marital bliss (at least as much as you can have with eight kids running around.) We will admit, though, that when rumors of John's affairs with the doctor who performed Kate's tummy tuck began to surface, we couldn't resist tuning in. You can't write stuff this good, even in reality TV boardrooms. Ever so tastefully, Kate got back at him by supposedly having an affair with her married bodyguard. TLC, what have we really LEARNED here?