Cupid's Pulse Article: Wicked Celebrity BreakupsCupid's Pulse Article: Wicked Celebrity Breakups

By Jessica DeRubbo

Let’s face it: It’s not often that breakups and divorces are civil and lacking in drama. In fact, most are ridden with angry fights, jealousy and revenge. America’s A-list celebs prove that theory better than any other group!  Consider Bristol Palin, Courteney Cox and Mel Gibson.

Bristol Palin

After revealing that she was expecting a baby during her mom’s run for Vice President, a teenaged Bristol Palin announced her engagement to baby daddy Levi Johnston. Things eventually turned sour, however, when the couple called it quits and both of their families turned to the media for revenge. Johnston bad-mouthed Palin’s family in an attempt to destroy it in a famous interview with Vanity Fair.  He said that Sarah Palin originally wanted to keep her daughter’s pregnancy a secret and then adopt the child as her own when he was born.  When the couple decided to try to make it work again recently, things went downhill pretty quickly.  Bristol talked to the tabloids herself this time, claiming that she called it quits with Johnston due to his being in an intimate music video with singer, Brittani Senser.  Johnston had apparently told Palin that he was going to Hollywood to film a hunting show.  Even now, as Bristol stars on this season’s Dancing with the Stars, Johnston had something to say about it, remarking that she never once danced with him while they were together.  Big or small, the drama won’t seem to leave this couple alone!  Unfortunately, with a son in the picture, the two will have to eventually make it work in a civil way.

Courteney Cox

Everyone’s favorite Friends actress Courteney Cox isn’t innocent to relationship drama either.  Although we have yet to hear much from her camp after her split from husband David Arquette after 11 years, Arquette has been very vocal.  What started out as a united statement to the media, saying, “”The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.  We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply.  As we go though this process we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together” quickly led to Arquette’s shocking radio interview with Howard Stern.  The actor commented on the couple’s sex life, among other things.  “”We’re not having sex, and I completely understand,” he said.  “She’s in a place of wanting to be real and emotional.  She’s an emotional being.  She’s an amazing woman.  If it doesn’t feel right, she doesn’t feel like bonding in that way.”  It’s been reported that Cox is more than unhappy about her former flame’s big mouth (I know I definitely don’t blame her!), but it remains to be seen where the two will go from here.  It’s so sad when a celebrity couple who seems to have it all together shocks us with buried anger and bitterness!

Mel Gibson

And then, of course, there’s the case of Mel Gibson.  After being married for 28 years to Robyn Gibson, Mel left his wife for Russian entertainer, Oksana Grigorieva. The couple dated for two years before breaking up, at which point Gibson allegedly lost it and began leaving abusive messages for his ex.  The crazy messages were recorded and eventually leaked to the public.  In them, Gibson uses explicit language and is very hostile toward Grigorieva.   At one point, he says, “”You’re a f—ing mentally deprived idiot.  You’re a f—ing using whore … I own you.”  At another point, Grigorieva says, “You control me, like marionette … I walk on eggshells with you.”  Fighting words!  The duo have been in a legal battle ever since.  Personally, I’d want it all over and done with as quickly as humanly possible, wouldn’t you?

Drama, drama, drama!  Some celebs just can’t avoid it.  And when you add an anger-ridden break-up or divorce into the picture, A-listers seem to lose all control.