These beautiful couples had relationships that once seemed passionate and strong. All the world was watching them. Many of them got married and became parents. But unfortunately, there was something that went wrong in their relationships and their fairy tales ended. Much to our regret, sometimes this happens in real life — not all stories have a happy ending. And every time the celebs in this article broke up, we lost a part of our faith in true love.
Bright Side invites you to remember these legendary couples whose breakups deeply touched the souls of their fans. That’s why their photos together still manage to cause feelings of nostalgia in all of us.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
These actors met each other on the set of the movie The Marrying Man in 1991. At that time, Alec Baldwin was 32, while Kim was 37. The whole movie crew was watching the development of their love story, as well as their quarrels, reconciliations, warm hugs and escapes together in the breaks between filming. The couple got married in 1993. 2 years later, they had a daughter named Ireland. In 2002, after a multiple-month-long divorce process, the spouses broke up officially.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis met each other in 1987 and got married several months later in Las-Vegas. After the marriage, the careers of both spouses went uphill. Bruce Willis acted in Die Hard, while Demi acted in Ghost in 1990. After playing those roles, they had other successful projects. Young, beautiful, successful and famous — this admirable couple was considered the golden standard in Hollywood. The actors had 3 daughters, but 11 years after the wedding, Moore and Willis declared their breakup to the world. Nowadays, the actors keep a friendly relationship.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Brad and Jennifer married in 2000 after a 2-year love story. We all know the ending of this story — Pitt became very interested in his costar on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie. It resulted in Brad and Jennifer’s divorce in 2005.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
The actors met on the set of the movie Days of Thunder in 1989 and that’s when their love story started. On the eve of Christmas in 1990, Kidman and Cruise got married. They adopted 2 kids during their marriage: their daughter Isabella Jane and their son, Connor Anthony. On the set of the movie Eyes Wide Shut, their relationship appeared to crack. While showing the crisis of family relationships on the screen, this beautiful Hollywood couple couldn’t overcome it in their real lives.
Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci met in 1996 on the set of the movie The Apartment. After 3 years of passionate romance, the couple got married. The actors were married for 14 years and gave birth to 2 daughters. Additionally, Cassel and Bellucci acted together in 9 movies. On the 24th of August, 2018, Monica Bellucci’s ex-husband, a 51-year-old Vincent Cassel, married the 21-year-old model, Tina Kunakey.
Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
Their relationship was called “the union of the celestials”. She was the most beautiful woman in the world and he was Hollywood’s #1 star after his success in the movie Pretty Woman. The lovers had a modest wedding in Las Vegas with 4 witnesses and wedding rings made of bubble gum foil. Unfortunately, their wedding fell apart 4 years later. 2 of the main reasons for the split was the constant attention from the media and Gere’s unwillingness to have children.
Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp
Though Depp and Paradis were not married officially, no one thought that they would break up. Their union looked so strong! However, after 14 years of being together, this celebrity couple split. The reason was Johnny Depp’s love affair with the actress Amber Heard — his partner in the movie The Rum Diary. Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp have 2 kids: a daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and a son, John “Jack” Christopher Depp III.
Madonna and Sean Penn
Madonna and Sean Penn met in 1985 at Warner Brothers studios on the set of the music video Material Girl. Their romance started instantly. The same year, they had a wedding in Malibu. On the wedding day, there were paparazzi in helicopters flying above the newlyweds’ house, while furious Penn was shooting up into the air with his gun trying to protect their personal lives. The marriage lasted for 4 years. The reasons for the divorce were Sean Penn’s alcoholism as well as his explosive behavior — he repeatedly raised his hand to Madonna.
Gisele Bündchen and Leonardo DiCaprio
The whole world was watching the love story of Hollywood’s most handsome guy and the gorgeous Brazilian model: the lovers kept splitting up and getting back together. Their relationship lasted for 5 years. Today, Bündchen is the wife of the football star, Tom Brady, a happy mother of 2 kids, and one of the richest supermodels in the world.
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke
The actors met while working on the movie Gattaca in 1997. Their romance started in the first days of shooting and in May of 1998, the couple got married. 2 months after the wedding, the spouses had a daughter; and 4 years later they had a son. In 2005, Ethan and Uma divorced.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Fans and journalists called this couple “Bennifer”. Lopez and Affleck met on the set of the movie Gigli and declared their engagement in November of 2002. However, the wedding of Affleck and Lopez that was planned for the 14th of September, 2003 was canceled one day prior to the ceremony.
Sienna Miller and Jude Law
The actors met each other in 2004 during the casting for the movie Alfie and soon after they announced their engagement. However, in 2005 the couple split. The reason was Jude Law’s intimate relationship with the nanny of his children from the first marriage. After several years, Sienna and Jude tried to restore their relationship but they ended up breaking up again.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake met each other as teenagers in the Mickey Mouse Club (this was broadcast on American television and was a launching pad for the pop stars). Their passionate romance didn’t start until both of them turned 18 years old. After the breakup of these pop stars, the popularity of Timberlake went uphill, while Britney’s career stalled.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant
The onscreen romance of Grant and Hurley’s characters in the movie Rowing with the Wind grew into a real romance between the actors. Their relationship lasted for 13 years and they were called the most beautiful Hollywood couple as well as the “king and queen of the red carpet”. The couple peacefully split in 2000 and they still sustain a warm relationship: in 2002, Hugh Grant became the godfather to Elizabeth Hurley’s son.
Renée Zellweger and Jim Carrey
The actors met each other on the set of the movie Me, Myself & Irene. Their love story lasted for one year. The celebrities never commented on their relationship or the breakup. That’s why no one knows what exactly went wrong in their relationship.
Penélope Cruz and Tom Cruise
The relationship between the gorgeous Spanish woman and the highest paid Hollywood actor started on the set of the movie Vanilla Sky. Their romance lasted for 3 years and the reason for the breakup was the fact that Penélope didn’t share Tom Cruise’s love for Scientology.
Which of this couples’ breakups brought you the most nostalgia? Please tell us about it in the comments!