Cupid's Pulse Article: 6 Celebrity Break-Ups That Shocked EveryoneCupid's Pulse Article: 6 Celebrity Break-Ups That Shocked Everyone

By Molly Jacob

Breakups can be hard, but they get even more difficult when they’re in the spotlight. While we know that Hollywood couples, with the pressures that come from being famous, often don’t last long, it’s still hard on fans when their favorite celebrity couple goes through a celebrity break-up.

See what celebrity break-ups shocked everyone, including us at Cupid’s Pulse!

1. Heidi Klum and Seal:

Heidi Klum and Seal seemed to be one of those Hollywood couples who had it all. That’s why we were especially shocked in April 2012 when Klum filed for divorce after six years of marriage. But we’re happy to hear, according to TMZ, that the celebs’ divorce was a “clean break” with no fights over money or custody of their four kids.

2. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon:

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon seemed to be deeply in love during their six years of marriage. But this celebrity couple fell apart when Cannon filed for divorce this past January. This celebrity breakup was in the spotlight this spring when Carey released her new song, “Infinity,” which throws some jabs at Cannon. Next time you’re thinking of getting tattoo for your significant other, think about this: Cannon had to cover up his “Mariah” tattoo with a larger tattoo last October.

Related Link: Nick Cannon Opens Up About Split From Mariah Carey 

3. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt:

We were heartbroken when this celebrity couple split up in 2005. Whether you were Team Aniston or Team Jolie during the publicized celebrity breakup, Aniston and Pitt seemed to have had the perfect relationship. But don’t spend too much time worrying about this heartbreaking split – Aniston told US Magazine last January, “I don’t find it painful.”

4. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins:

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins appeared to be the classic, enduring Hollywood couple – until they announced their breakup in 2009. While the celeb couple never got married, they were together for over 20 years and had two sons. The two met in 1988 while shooting the film Bull Durham and immediately clicked. Although there were rumors that they broke up because Robbins had an affair with Meg Ryan, Sarandon said a major reason for the split was a reexamination of her life after performing in the Broadway show, Exit the King.

5. Robin Thicke and Paul Patton:

Thicke made the headlines in the last couple of years with his catchy and controversial song, “Blurred Lines” and also his breakup with his teenage sweetheart, Paula Patton. In February 24, the celebrity couple announced their marriage was over, but it seemed like Thicke wanted Paul back more than she wanted him. This was pretty evident after he released his tribute to his ex-wife, the 2014 album title Paula.

Related Link: Does Robin Thicke’s “Get Her Back” Have Enough Passion For Paula Patton?

6. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin:

Coldplay and Shakespeare in Love fans alike were shocked when Paltrow announced on her blog, Goop, that the Hollywood couple would be splitting. After being married for 11 years and having two children, the duo’s bond seemed unbreakable. Their divorce seemed amicable, with Paltrow using the vague term “conscious uncoupling” to describe their breakup.

What other celebrity breakups shocked you? Share in the comments section below!