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The Dirty Secrets Behind These Scandalous Celebrity Breakups

Celebrity breakups are usually covered by the media, but when these famous couples fell apart, they aired ALL their dirty laundry!

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

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After nearly a year of negotations and a somewhat nasty custody battle over 3-year-old son Luca, Duff and NHL star Comrie finally settled their divorce details in early Febraury 2016. According to reports, Duff filed for divorce in early 2015 after the Dail Mail reported that Comrie was "drunkenly propositioning women" at a steakhouse in Beverly Hills. The two had been on the outs for some time. In papers filed with the court, Duff's attorney listed their separation date as January 2014, less than three years after they married.

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Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry

Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry

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After Halle Berry's 2010 split from model Gabriel Aubry, a custody battle over their daughter escalated to the point that both Aubry and Berry's then-fiancé Oliver Martinez were treated for injuries following a physical altercation over the arrangement.

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Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry

Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry

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Berry's recent split with French actor Olivier Martinez marks the fourth very public separation of the actress's career—she was previously married to MLB outfielder David Justice and musician Eric Benet in addition to dating model Gabriel Aubry. Luckily, their divorce seems to be amicable. Their joint statement sums up the nature of the break up: "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son."

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

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The couple first dubbed Bennifer had one of the worst celebrity breakups, canceling their 2003 wedding only a day before the event and splitting for good in early 2004. Rumors of Affleck's gambling problem and infidelity were cited as a major reason.

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

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Who can forget this major celebrity breakup? The golden couple of the early 2000s scandalously split up in 2005 after it was rumored that Pitt was hooking up with his co-star Angelina Jolie. We all know how that turned out.

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Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

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Actress Sandra Bullock's marriage to motorcycle maven and TV host Jesse James ended in 2010 after numerous women came forward claiming they had affairs with James. James jumped into an on-again, off-again relationship with fellow tattoo enthusiast Kat Von D but the couple later broke up amid more infidelity accusations.

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

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Twilight super-couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson ended their relationship in 2012 after paparazzi pictures showed Stewart cheating on Pattinson with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. In June 2015 sources confirmed that Stewart was romantically involved with her personal assistent Alicia Cargile; in April Pattinson announced his engagement to FKA twigs.

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller

Jude Law and Sienna Miller

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller had a highly publicized split in 2006, including a public apology from Jude to Sienna after he cheated with the nanny. It's also rumored Sienna was cheating with co-star Daniel Craig. The two reconciled in 2009 but split again in early 2011.

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Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

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Former model Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney had a nasty public split in which Mills accused McCartney of being a drunk, smoking cannabis, stabbing her with a wine glass, and pushing her into a bathtub while pregnant. The two separated in 2006 and divorced in 2008 after six years of marriage.

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Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian's 2011 marriage to pro-athlete Kris Humphries was touted as a publicity play from the beginning. Their divorce after only 72 days seemed to confirm that suspicion. Kim quickly rebounded and began dating Kanye West in early 2012, and by the end of that year, announced she was pregnant with the couple's first child.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

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The Cruise and Homes relationship started out strange; rumors swirled that Cruise had been "interviewing" potential wives in the months leading up to their meeting in 2005. After their 2012 divorce, sources claimed that Katie feared the intimidation she had been receiving from the Church of Scientology.

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Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee

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In 1995, Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married after having known each other for only four days. They divorced three years later but briefly reconciled in 2001 and in 2008. In March 2002, Pamela also publicly accused Tommy of giving her Hepatitis C.

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Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

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Justin and Britney seemed like the perfect pop couple, but after their 2002 split, Justin's video for "Cry Me a River" seemed to suggest otherwise. The video featured a Britney look-a-like and hinted that she had been unfaithful.

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Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

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Longtime sweethearts Patton and Thicke split up in 2014 amid rumors of infidelity on Robin's end. The real media coverage came after their estrangement, when Robin named his latest album "Paula" and went on an all out media campaign to win his wife back. It failed, and Thicke later admitted it was creepy.

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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa

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Model Amber Rose divorced rapper Wiz Khalifa with plans to get full custody of their son. That backfired when Wiz secretly photographed Amber's home, claiming it was unfit and too filthy for a child to live in. After this, Amber publicly declared her love to Wiz on social media in a failed attempt to reconcile.

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Big Sean and Naya Rivera

Big Sean and Naya Rivera

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Big Sean and Naya Rivera ended their engagement only after a few months together. The real kicker was when Rivera went on to get married to somebody else only a few months after their split. Big Sean's recent single "I.D.F.W.U." has been taken as a dig as his ex-fiancé.

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Heidi Klum and Seal

Heidi Klum and Seal

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Heidi and Seal's year relationship began when she was still pregnant with her ex's child. Seal adopted Heidi's daughter, and the duo went on to have more children together, but their 7-year marriage ended after Seal accused Heidi of "sleeping with the help." Ouch.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown

Rihanna and Chris Brown

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In February 2009, police responded to reports of a young man and woman were arguing loudly outside a parked car in an L.A. neighborhood and, upon arriving at the scene, found that the woman was pop singer Rihanna. "After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated," the police told the press. "The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker." In March 2009, Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats and in August was sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of community service. After a time apart, the couple briefly reunited and broke up again in 2013.

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Prince Charles and Princess Diana

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana's divorce was already scandalous considering it was a royal marriage, but what made matters worse was that the split appeared to have been caused over one or more affairs. It's rumored that Prince Charles was still seeing his ex-girlfriend (and future second wife), Camilla Parker Bowles, during the marriage.

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David Tuter and Ryan Jurica

David Tuter and Ryan Jurica

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My Fair Wedding host split from his husband Ryan Jurica with terms that may seem a little less than fair for their children. The two were parents to twins, who were divided in the divorce. One twin is with Tutera, the other is with Jurica.

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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker

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Eva Longoria and NBA husband Tony Parker had a nasty, public split that outed Tony Parker as a cheater.

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Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

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Before Britney Spears' 2007 meltdown, she was in the middle of a majorly publicized divorce from then-husband Kevin Federline. In the months following their divorce, Britney went to rehab, shaved her head, and lost custody of the couples' two sons.

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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

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After eight years of marriage, this Hollywood couple split when a woman came forward with photo evidence of Kutcher's unfaithfulness to Moore. The resulting Twitter war was epic.

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are pop's most recent troubled couple, splitting up and reconciling seemingly on a whim. Their splits have often been the result of Bieber's brash behavior, including plenty of well-documented infidelity.

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand seemed to be the perfect match, but the couple quickly divorced. Katy claimed that Russell never spoke to her again after sending her a text message stating he wanted a divorce.

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Sean Penn and Madonna

Sean Penn and Madonna

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Madonna and Sean Penn had a tumultuous four-year marriage that ended in divorce in 1989. Toward the end of their marriage, Penn had several violent encounters with the press and was charged with felony domestic assault but pleaded to a misdemeanor.

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom married in 2009 after having only known each other for weeks. The marriage seemed surprisingly strong until it was discovered that Lamar was using crack cocaine and cheating on Khloe. She filed for divorce in late 2013 just days after Lamar pleaded no contest to a DUI charge.

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Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen

Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen

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Denise Richards ended her marriage to actor Charlie Sheen in 2005 after accusations of alcoholism, drug abuse, and threats of violence. Richards was later awarded temporary custody of Sheen's children with his second wife, Brooke Mueller, when they were removed from the home over questions of drug use.

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David Gest and Liza Minnelli

David Gest and Liza Minnelli

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During their 2007 divorce, concert promoter David Gest accused wife Liza Minnelli of beating him during their marriage. Minnelli countered that Gest tried isolating her from her family.

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Usher and Tameka Foster

Usher and Tameka Foster

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During the highly publicized divorce of R&B star Usher and his stylist-turned-wife Tameka Foster, Usher called Tameka a "gold digger" on Oprah, and Tameka retaliated saying that Usher had cheated on her with two of the bridesmaids in their wedding.

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Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin

Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin

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After a successful reality TV show series documenting these two raising their twins and sextuplets, a nasty public divorce took place. Rumors flew that Jon had cheated on Kate, and Jon said their relationship felt like a 10-year-long business transaction.

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook

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Supermodel Christie Brinkley's 2008 divorce from Peter Cook took a turn for the scandalous when he was required to detail in court his affair with an 18-year-old. It also came out that Cook had paid his teenage mistress nearly $300,000 in hush money that apparently didn't work.

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