We know that it’s somewhat naive to think that some celebrity couples should last forever and have the fairy tale ending everyone wants, but there have been times where two of our favorite celebrities just seem so perfect for each other. However, investing your own feelings into a celebrity romance is usually the quickest way to set yourself up for heartbreak.
The most stable of relationships in Hollywood usually end up cracking, and when they inevitably don’t work out, rumors start flying around about why the relationship didn’t last and fans are shocked.
Celebrity’ love lives are always put under scrutiny, so fans often are able to see the relationships grow and develop as well as diminish. One of the easiest things to do is get invested into two people falling in love on the set of a popular TV show or movie.
Being part of a Hollywood couple is somewhat of a quandary, really. They seem to be so magical and romantic, living the lives we all want on one hand. They attend glamorous events, vacation on tropical islands, and make big money for performing on stage or working on popular films.
But, on the other hand, any sort of long-term happiness in relationships always seems to elude them, and it just seems like that’s the price to pay for Hollywood success. Still, that doesn’t stop fans from hoping things will work out for their favorite celebrity couples.
Here are 15 celebrity breakups that left us speechless and 5 that surprised no one.
1. Doomed: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Yes, at one time Kim was married to another man whose name begins with K, but today that seems like ancient history. Kim Kardashian married basketball player, Kris Humphries back in August 2011, but she says that she knew on the honeymoon that it wouldn’t last.
Before their wedding special even aired on E!, just 72 days later, the couple filed for divorce.
Humphries said he knew Kim was going behind his back with Kanye West when the family did not invite the rapper to their wedding, and he “felt played” when she immediately starting dating West after their divorce.
The KUWTK star claimed she really did love Humphries, but the relationship they had together stifled her.
“I was in love: I wanted the life that I always pictured my fairytale life to be. I would’ve had an extravagant wedding anyway, to end that relationship was a risk in itself to lose ratings and I had to take the risk, to be honest to myself. I saw how our relationship was. I don’t want to get into the small things, but once we moved in, I knew he was not the one,” said Kim Kardashian.