Whenever a couple splits, it can be a devastating time. Add in the celebrity factor and not only the couple suffers, but the fans do also. We become so invested in their relationship that it almost feels like we're the ones in the relationship. Here come some of the most shocking splits in Tinseltown.

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston 

They were pretty much the golden couple. She was on 'Friends' and he was known for being a hunk. When news let out that they were getting a divorce, everyone was in complete shock. The actor had apparently fallen in love with his 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' co-star, Angelina Jolie.

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake 

This duo together were like the Prince and Princess of Pop. When they split, I was honestly a very upset fan because they were both my favorite artists at the time. Their break-up was due to rumors that she had supposedly cheated on Justin with dancer, Wade Robson.

Sandra Bullock & Jesse James 

They were one of my favorite couples because you could see how much happiness Jesse brought to Sandra's life. Sadly, that lasted until around 2010, when it was revealed that he had cheated on Sandra with Michelle Mcgee.

Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling

Their onscreen romance turned into real-life romance after they starred in 'The Notebook' together. I believe we were all rooting for them to succeed in their relationship because of their portrayal of Noah and Allie in the film. They were on-and-off throughout the course of their romance, but officially ended in 2008.

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

Many of us were surprised when the duo announced they were dating. Tom had some erratic behavior around the time they were together. After the couple were together for a year, I think many of us accepted the fact that maybe they were meant to be. In 2012, it was announced that they were separating and getting a divorce. Many sources say Katie filed because of Tom's obsession with Scientology.[via Washington Post]  

Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony 

I saw them as the perfect Latin couple. They were both successful and it seemed right for them to be together. When their marriage ended in 2011, rumors circled that he cheated. Marc gave an interview with ABC channel where he says that they separated because the marriage no longer worked. [via ABC News]

Which couple were you the most shocked about? Who do you wish stayed together? Do you think any Hollywood couple will last forever? 


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