Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Ups That Broke Our HeartsCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Ups That Broke Our Hearts

By Jessica Nappi

We’ve all gone through our own break-ups, and no matter how painful they can be, sometimes, seeing celebrities break-up is even worse. These splits involve not only the two in the celebrity relationship but also their entire fan base. Break-ups in Hollywood mean more than just broken hearts; they also mean no longer seeing them pose together on the red carpet, waving goodbye to those PDA-filled paparazzi shots, and saying sayonara to those lengthy interviews where they gush about how much in love they are. Here are three celebrity break-ups that had us crying:

Three Celebrity Break-ups

1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s split is the most recent and therefore the most sensitive of topics. From the moment Cruise not-so-humbly jumped on the couches of Oprah proclaiming his love for Holmes, we all envisioned a happy ending to this celebrity love story. There was the birth of TomKat, followed shortly by the actual birth of their daughter Suri. The famous couple had a six-year run before Holmes shocked the world by filing for divorce in New York City earlier this month. What will we do without seeing ever-so-cute family photos of the duo with their fashionable little girl?

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2. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston: This golden Hollywood couple married in 2000, and everyone dreamed of watching their picture perfect celebrity love story play out. From Brad Pitt’s guest appearance on Jennifer Aniston’s show Friends to always walking hand-in-hand on the red carpet, it seemed like this celebrity couple was as strong as could be. Then came the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in which Pitt co-starred with the one and only Angelina Jolie. The rest is history: Pitt and Jolie are now engaged with six kids. Aniston isn’t doing so bad either: She has found a new man — Justin Theroux — and was recently voted hottest woman of all time by Men’s Health magazine.

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3. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James: It seems like a woman can’t win the Academy Award for Best Actress without subsequently splitting with her man. Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and now Sandra Bullock are just a few of the many actresses who won big in their career yet fell short in their love life soon after. Bullock’s marriage to TV’s Monster Garage host Jesse James seemed better than ever, especially due to the heartfelt award speech she gave about him. But just days later, Bullock and the entire world discovered James’ cheating rampage. As if we couldn’t feel any worse for America’s sweetheart, the famous couple was in the process of adopting a baby boy, whom Bullock now solely cares for. However, she now seems very happy as a mother.

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