Surprise Splits of 2010

Nobody expected these picture-perfect power couples to call it quits.
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Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes

They called it quits after almost seven years of marriage. But if their relationship hit a rough patch of iceberg proportions, they’re not letting it show: The two have been spotted out and about with their son, Joe, and Winslet’s daughter from a previous marriage, Mia.
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Al and Tipper Gore

The pair met at a high school dance and stayed married for 40 years before announcing they were kaput in June. It was an incomprehensible truth.
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Bill Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus

After 17 years of marriage, the parents of Disney sensation Miley Cyrus filed for divorce, saying in a statement, "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family."
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Cheryl Hines and Paul Young

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star must have curbed her enthusiasm a bit too much in the romance department: She and her producer husband of eight years went bust in August.
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Courteney Cox and David Arquette

"The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage," they said in a statement. Cox has since insisted, "this is not like we’re getting divorced…this is a separation, and I think that takes a lot of courage."
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Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss

The Mad Men star filed for divorce after just eight months of marriage. Armisen has reportedly started dating his SNL costar Abby Elliot. Hey, sketch comics move fast.
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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry

The couple met at a Versace store opening in Manhattan in 2006 and had a daughter, Nahla, two years later. Berry, who is now dating her Dark Tide costar Olivier Martinez, has said, "We have always been friends, we’re still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives."
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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach

After five years with her director husband (_The Squid and the Whale_), Leigh declared herself a single white female.
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Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

At first, the rocker claimed their split was amicable, but Michaels took to her blog to sing a different tune: "Please stop telling the press it was mutual." She’s also accused Etheridge of not providing her with enough money to take care of their twin toddlers.
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Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey

After publicly gushing over each other for five years, they Tweeted that their time together was up. He wrote, "I’m grateful [for] the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best!" She chimed in to say she would "always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart."
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Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky

The couple-together for nine years, engaged for five-quietly separated months ago, but confirmed their split in November. Just in time for the release of Aronofsky’s Black Swan.
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Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon

"I thought that if you didn’t get married, you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily," Sarandon has said of her 23-year relationship with Robbins. "I don’t know if after twentysomething years that was still true." "FOR A SLIDESHOW OF THE JUICIEST CELEB SPLITS OVER TIME, CLICK HERE.":
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First Published Tue, 2010-11-30 13:05

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