Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s divorce announcement has come as total shock to many people in Hollywood and politics. After 25 years of a very public marriage, the former Governor of California and the beloved member of the infamous Kennedy family are calling it quits.
It’s safe to say that you never know what goes on behind the scenes in many of these Hollywood romances. Some celebrity relationships are easy to predict, while others are not. The media likes to put a time limit on Hollywood relationships, but some couples prove the critics wrong and beat the test of time.
But it seems like even relationships that beat the test of time also come to an eventual end. GlobalGrind decided to round up all of the Hollywood couples who we never thought would break up.
From Rihanna and Chris Brown to Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, we’ve got all the couples. Check it out on the next few pages!
When rapper Nas and singer Kelis got married in 2005, they were instantly considered one of hip-hop’s royal couples. The two love birds seemed like the perfect match, but unfortunately they weren’t. Kelis filed for divorce in 2009 and all hell broke loose.
Kelis, who was seven months pregnant at the time, claimed to have been abandoned financially by her estranged husband. The divorce got ugly and a judge ruled that Nas would have to pay Kelis $55,000 a month in child and spousal support.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman met on the set of their film “Days of Thunder,” and the two actors instantly hit it off. Tom and Nicole married each other in December 1990 and adopted two kids together.
They seemed like the most solid couple in Hollywood, but eleven years later, Nicole Kidman found out she was pregnant. By then, the marriage was dissolving and her pregnancy couldn’t save the relationship. In 2001, Nicole and Tom divorced.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were one of the most tumultuous celebrity couples in the history of celebrity couples. In the late ’80s, Whitney was America’s R&B sweetheart. Whitney had no skeletons in her closet, that is until she met certified “bad boy” Bobby Brown at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1989.
After a three years of dating, Bobby and Whitney tied the knot in 1992. The couple found themselves in the spotlight for their erratic behavior, drug abuse and domestic violence, but nothing could separate these two love birds. It wasn’t until 17 years later when Whitney Houston finally had enough of the dysfunctional relationship. The two stunned the world when they divorced in 2007.
At one point in time actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were Hollywood’s hottest couple. The two actors met in 1997 at Reese’s 21st birthday party. They got married two years later in 1999 and started a family very quickly. The actors have two children Ava and Deacon.
The couple received a lot of attention for admitting that they attended couples counseling, citing that it was normal for them and that their marriage wasn’t in trouble. Seven years later Reese filed for divorce claiming “irreconcilable differences” as the reason she was ditching Ryan.
Actress Courteney Cox met funny actor David Arquette and fell instantly in love with him. The two brown-haired hotties got married in June 1999. Five years later Courteney gave birth to their first child, Coco Riley Arquette.
In October 2010, Courteney announced they she was separating from her longtime hubby David. The two actors still maintain a good friendship and business relationship.
Singers Chris Brown and Rihanna were once the reigning pop couple in Hollywood. The two young singers became fast friends in an industry where they were the youngest faces around. Their friendship eventually turned into a romance,and the two lovebirds were completely smitten with each other.
In February 2009, the couple was involved in a heated argument when things went from bad to worse. Rihanna was attacked by Chris Brown. The couple parted ways, but briefly got back together to reconcile their differences. After a media fire storm, they officially called it quits. No one thought these young lovers would ever break up, but there was deep rooted issues that most people didn’t know about.
Xexy hot Latina actress Eva Longoria and NBA Frenchman Tony Parker were one of the hottest couples in the NBA. Parker met Eva, who was seven years his senior, in 2004 and the couple eventually got married two years later.
Eva and Tony were super supportive of each other and genuinely seemed happy. That is until Eva suspected Tony of cheating with one of his teammates’ ex-wives. Eva filed for divorce in 2010. The divorce was finalized in January of this year.
Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri initially seemed like an odd couple, but their polar opposites worked for their relationship. Following the death of her iconic brother Michael Jackson, the two called it quits after seven years of being together.