Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are the latest celebrities to call time on their marriage, with Angelina filing divorce papers citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Here are six other high-profile couples who have parted ways in recent months:
He vehemently denied claims he abused Amber after she alleged he had a “history of drug and alcohol abuse” and been “verbally and physically abusive” for the entirety of their four-year-relationship, which began after they met on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary.
A joint statement released by the former couple confirming their divorce agreement said there was “never any intent of physical or emotional harm”, with the two saying: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.”
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” they said.
The couple said in a statement: “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.”
The Voice US judge told Carson Daly’s 97.1 AMP radio show that although her life “blew up in my face”, she has managed to move on to a place she feels “inspired”.
The couple, who are parents to daughters Olive, three, and Frankie, two, acknowledged that divorce made them feel likes failures.
“Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family,” they said. “Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on.”
Los Angeles court records show the Family Affair singer cited irreconcilable differences and asked for him to be denied spousal support. She and Kendu were married in December 2003 and have no children together.