Split's that rocked celebville
Eva Longoria Leaves Tony Parker
From Desperate Housewife to devastated divorcee, Eva Longoriashocked fans this year when she announced she was separating from husband of three years, Tony Parker. The news broke after Eva discovered hundreds of text messages from other women on her husband’s phone. One of these was purportedly the wife of Tony’s San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry, a mutual friend of the couple. In a statement posted on her Twitter account, Eva wrote, “It is with great sadness that after seven years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other’s happiness.” Eva turned to close friend Mario Lopez for support during the difficult times and allowed the TV presenter to act as her mouthpiece. “She is devastated,” he revealed. “She wants us all to know that. But she’s strong.”
Cox and Arquette call a dramatic end to their 11-year marriage
They were the mismatched couple that somehow felt right in the eyes of the public. But differences proved too much for Courteney Coxand David Arquettewho shocked the showbiz world in October when they announced they were parting ways after 11 years of marriage. In a joint statement, the couple said, “We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.” Courteney and David met on the set of horror flick Scream in 1995 and wed four years later. The surprising split news came after David was spotted without his ring, sparking rumours that the marriage was over. But despite the pending divorce, the couple have maintained that they will stay friends, especially for their daughter Coco, six. “We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply.”
‘IT’S OVER!’: Winslet and Mendes Split!
In news that stunned the film world, A-list couple Kate Winsletand Sam Mendesannounced in March they were parting ways after seven years of marriage. The Academy Award-winning duo wed in 2003 and were the picture of familial bliss, but following Kate’s Best Actress win in 2009 for her performance in Sam’s highly acclaimed drama The Reader, sources close to the stars claim the relationship took a turn for the worst. Things finally came to a head in March when lawyers confirmed, “Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year. The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement and both parties are fully committed to the future parenting of their children.” The couple have one child together, while Kate has a daughter from her first marriage to producer Jim Threapleton.
Billy Ray’s Achy Breaky Heart!
They may have looked like the perfect celebrity family but behind the public displays of affection and smiles, trouble was brewing in the Cyrus household. With superstar Miley lighting up both TV and cinema screens, all seemed peachy until it was announced that Billy Ray was separating from, wife of 17 years, Leticia, better known as Tish. Billy Rayand Tish married in 1992 and have five kids, three of their own and two from Tish’s first marriage. In a joint statement, the couple asked for privacy during the divorce saying, “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We’re trying to work through some personal matters, but we appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” Sources close to the family claim the divorce was “a long time coming”.
Cheryl dumps Ashley!
X Factor judge Cheryl Colestunned fans when she announced in February that she was ending her three year marriage to England footballer, Ashley Cole. Releasing a statement to the public, the singer’s spokesperson wrote: ‘Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole. Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time’. The news came following yet another cheating allegation, this time claiming Ashley had slept with 30-year-old Liverpool FC secretary, Vicki Gough. Tired of his repeated indiscretions, 26-year-old Cheryl put an end to their marriage and was soon spotted in the arms of Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough, but the pair maintain they’re just close friends. Cheryl was granted a divorce from Ashley on September 3.
Christina Aguilera Ends Her Marriage!
All seemed peachy for Christina Aguileraand her husband Jason Bratman, but in October the Dirrty singer stunned fans when she announced she was filing for divorce. The couple married in 2005 in California’s Napa Valley and despite looking every inch the happy family with their two-year-old son Max, Christina revealed she and her music executive hubby separated in September, realising they were no longer happy in their marriage. Speaking to People.com, the singer said, “Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it. I really didn’t want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up.”