Money, fame, infidelity, greed and more led to the demise of 13 Hollywood power couples — check out who called it quits & why!
Kim Kardashian ended her marriage after just 72 days. Despite the lavish Aug. 20 ceremony, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star filed for divorce on Oct. 31, leaving her NBA hubby Kris Humphries dumbfounded and in the dust. But Kim is just one of your favorite A-listers who pulled the plug on their fairytale. HollywoodLife.com has the 13 biggest 2011 breakups we never saw coming!
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Pippa Middleton & Alex Loudon: Pippa and her boyfriend of 3 years called it quits in early November after reports of tension and fights. Now that Prince Harry has split from Chelsy many hope they will become the next royal couple!
Sammi Giancola & Ronnie Ortiz: This on-and-off Jersey Shore couple have had their share of fights. They fought horrifically on the past four seasons of the MTV reality show and all of America decided they were a toxic couple. They are still thankfully broken up but they always find a way back to each other.
Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz: This couple decided to call it a wrap in February. Pete reportedly begged Ashlee to take him back. The couple have a two-year-old son named Bronx.
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries: Kim filed for divorce on Oct. 31 after partying in NYC for Halloween. Kris immediately said he was blindsided and wanted to make the marriage work. Kim has been laying low with the exception of a trip to Australia and filming her new Tyler Perry movie The Marriage Counselor in Atlanta. Do you think the 72-day-marriage was a total sham?
Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher: Demi announced on Nov. 17 that she was dumping Ashton after six years of marriage. The 49-year-old actress released a statement that basically called Ashton a cheater by saying: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.” If you didn’t believe Ashton had an affair with 22-year-old Sarah Leal, then here’s your proof!
Cameron Diaz & Alex Rodriguez: The couple first started dating in 2009, and even though their relationship went through many different levels of commitment, they broke up for good in early September.
Kat Von D & Jesse James: Once a cheater always a cheater. After humiliating his wife Sandra Bullock by cheating on her with multiple tatted-up motorcycle enthusiasts, many thought Jesse had found love with edgy tattoo artist Kat Von D — nope! Kat took to her Twitter to announce their breakup on July 25. Later she ironically revealed it was due to his wandering ways!
Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger: Maria filed for divorce on July 1 after she learned her husband of 25 years cheated on her with their housekeeper Mildred Baena AND they had a love child. Arnold filed his own papers on July 25 — they’re still seen out together with their children but no word of a reconciliation.
Kelsey & Camille Grammer: Their divorce was finalized on Feb. 10 and Kelsey married his new wife Kayte Walsh just a few weeks later on Feb. 25 at NYC’s ritzy Plaza Hotel! Kelsey reportedly paid big bucks for the quickie divorce.
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony: After seven years together, the seemingly happy Hollywood couple announced on July 15 that they were calling it quits. Despite touring together and having their twins, Emme and Max, both three-years-old — all seemed great. Clearly they had major problems, but there’s always hope they’ll work it out. Rumor has it J.Lo is now dating one of her dancers.
George Clooney & Elisabetta Canalis: In June the 32-year-old vixen and the Hollywood veteran released a statement confirming the breakup: “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.” Elisabetta went on to compete on Dancing with the Stars and now George is dating celebrity fitness trainer Stacy Keibler.