Relationships are hard for the average person, but for the celebrity couples, who have to have every bit of their relationship in complete view of the public eye, finding one that will last is pretty hard to do.
Of course you have the couples that have beat the stereotype of celeb couples, Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and John Travolta, and Kelly Preston.
Though on the opposite side of that you have the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, and Pamela Anderson and Kidd Rock, and Carmen Electra, and Dennis Rodman, whose marriages lasted months and some just weeks.
This past year there were some celebrity breakups that were expected, some that surprised us, and some that made us sad and wonder if true love could ever really last.
Here are some of the top Celebrity breakups of 2012;
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – It was a fairytale from the start, teen sitcom star meets and marries the handsome star she had a crush on as a girl. The two seemed destined to be together, he turned Katie from a wallflower into a glamour goddess, and gave her the life all girls dream of, as long as she did everything he wanted her to do. Katie got tired of it, and surprised everyone, including Tom by filing for divorce and sole custody of Suri, their six year old daughter and moved out into her own New York City apartment.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez – A teen relationship made in heaven. Justin the heartthrob of teen and tween girls everywhere and the beautiful, slightly older Disney Channel star fell in love, vacationed on exotic beaches and seemed to be meant too live happily ever after. Selena though had trust issues and could not just sit still and wait as Justin mixed and mingled with Victoria Secret models, so she called it quits. Rumors say they are back together, but for how long?
Heidi Klum and Seal– After seven years together and four gorgeous kids, the model and singer seemed destined to last forever. Renewing their vows every year o their anniversary and looking completely in love every time we saw them, this was one celeb marriage that would stand the test of time. Until as Seal put it, Heidi, “fornicated with the help” and the air split up. Heidi is now dating that help, her former bodyguard.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis – A breakup that saddened many and thrilled millions of women everywhere. The gorgeous couple who had never married but had been in a relationship for seven years, ended it this past year. The couple who lived together in France, and had two children together, started to part ways after moving to L.A. and started to drift apart.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart – The Twilight couple who fell in love on set, split up after Kristen was found to be having an affair with her married director of Snowwhite and the Hunstmen. Millions of Twihards were devastated and some angry after hearing of the news with some even lashing out at Stewart in a video. Kristen admitted her infidelity and apologized for hurting the man she loves the most. The pair is reportedly working things out right now.
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler – A breakup that no one saw coming, the funny couple, married nine years and who had two children separated after having a few rough months, They have said they split amicably and remained friends.
Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth – 11 years of marriage and three daughters later, the Beverly Hills 90210 star, and the Twilight hunk called it quits. Jennie was completely devastated and publicly admitted her heartbreak and grief over the split. Jennie recently talked of her hurt, anger, and shock over Peter already having a new girlfriend.
Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman – Perhaps the biggest breakup of the year was the break up of the 30 year married stars. Former Taxi and Cheers stars, the pair have been labelled as Hollywood’s most endearing couple. The couple has three children, and have founded Jersey Films together. Word is that they are working on their marriage and doing what they can to make it work,
Many other couples have split this year as well, Chris Brown and Rihanna, Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran, Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassir, and Taylor Swift, and a Kennedy or two.
Being in a relationship is hard on everyone, but add in the stress of fame, fortune, and constant demands and temptations of being in a celebrity relationship and things get a lot more difficult.
Hard work, and lots of trust and it can be done.
Happy New Year.
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