The Bitterest of Breakups: Celebrity Splits That Shocked Us All
Nobody wants to have to go through a divorce. It’s painful, emotionally draining and heartbreaking. Unless abuse or violence is involved, we often try and mediate our way through the process in a way that works for both ourselves and our spouse. But what about those acrimonious Hollywood divorces that turned significantly sour? Want to take a look at the bitterest celebrity breakups?
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
This is top of the list for being the most recent and most public. They married in February 2015, but only 15 months later Amber Heard was filing for divorce. Amber asked for spousal support, which Johnny refused to give. Their very public divorce escalated into one of accusation, betrayal and anger. With no prenup in place, many thought Amber was after Johnny’s money. She later filed for a restraining order amid allegations that Depp had been abusive throughout the relationship. The judge granted the order and video footage of Depp supposedly being violent towards Heard were released. It is doubtful we will ever know the true story. But a settlement was reached earlier this month. She pledged to give the $7million she received in the divorce to charity. It seems that this has been the case, but it is Depp who has directly given the money to her chosen charities. This has started a whole new row about the tax deduction. So far this has been one very nasty divorce and the bitterest of breakups.
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Once one of the golden couples of Hollywood in the ‘90’s the Baldwin/Basinger marriage resulted in a daughter, Ireland. However, as cracks started to form there were allegations of Alec’s violent temper, and Basinger’s unstable mental health. Amid the divorce, a huge custody battle raged on. This was one couple that just couldn’t settle their difference away from the public eye. By 2002 they had reached an agreement on joint custody, but not before millions had been spent on legal costs. Both have talked about the period of divorce litigation as being the most horrific of their lives. If you are going through a divorce, this couple is a good example of how not to behave. There are many divorce services out there that can help you navigate through this difficult process in a smooth and inexpensive way. Looking back, I’m sure Kim and Alec wished they had handled things differently.
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
Oh, this was a bitter one to the end. The union of Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry resulted in their cute as a button daughter, Nahla. However, life wasn’t as happy as we first thought. They spilt in 2010 after five years together, and a fraught custody battle ensued. They were never married and agreed to at first agreed to share custody of Nahla. But by 2012, Berry was dating Olivier Martinez, and Aubry was under investigation for child endangerment and allegations of battery. The case was dropped, but worse was to come. In February the same year, Berry requested to move Nahla to France to live with her and Martinez. Another battle raged on. Aubry won in November and Nahla was not allowed to leave California. That same month Aubry and Martinez were involved in a Thanksgiving fisticuffs which saw them both hospitalized. This was one of the most unpleasant splits in Hollywood.