Shocking (or not) celebrity splits of 2012
1. Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes
With a romance starting with such a bizarre display of affection, a wild-eyed man jumping on a couch, there wasn’t much surprise when their romance fizzled in less than five years. This is the top celebrity split in 2012. How did it happen? Was it the endless pictures of Katy looking sad and dejected or the over scheduling of powerhouse superstar Tom that gave it away? Who knows, but reports note that Holmes is “very happy” with the divorce settlement and will get $400,000 in a year for Suri, plus tuition and medical expenses, until Suri turns 18 years old.
2. Heidi Klum and Seal
It was a fairytale. The supermodel spotted her fantasy man in the lobby of a hotel. Nearly seven years later the pair called it quits. Both have argued they are taking the “divorce in stride” and it is not what they wanted but the supermodel seems to have recovered quickly and has been linked to Martin Kirsten, her bodyguard. Klum denies that she ever looked at a man during their seven years of marriage.
3. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
They were off and now they are back on again. According to DeVito, the two remain close, but separate. They announced their separation in October but by December it was reported they were trying to reconcile. This is great news for the pair that seems to be perfect for each other.
4. Katy Perry and Russell Brand
It seemed love wasn’t sufficient to keep this couple together. In the end Brand admitted that although Katy Perry was a lovely, ambitious and beautiful woman, it wasn’t enough. Brand also noted that reports that the demise of his marriage were due to Perry’s religious parents was also untrue. The only idea that has been suggested is that opposites don’t really attract and a long distance relationship is tough for any couple.
5. Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
One of the most documented romances from dating to pregnancy and it ended this year. Although she’s reportedly worth between $25 million and $55 million Bethenny Frankel has asked for child support and primary physical custody of her two year old child, Bryn. She also has asked the judge to enforce the prenuptial agreement that was signed just days before their 2010 marriage ceremony.
6. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
They were on, then off and now back on and according to reports they are scouting locations for an upcoming wedding. Unfortunately, the reunion may not be as amicable as reported. The pair apparently had a fight over the holidays and spent them a part. Hopefully, the past is not the best indicator of the future or Stewart’s relationship with director Rupert Sanders may be a bad indicator of things to come for the Twilight superstars.
7. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
The break-up has been as cryptic as the romance. According to Paradis, you can love someone but still be very unhappy. Although the couple claims their romance began when they first spotted each other, after years of marriage and two children it’s over.
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