Breaking up is hard to do -- especially when you are doing it in the public spotlight.
Though there's no official split confirmation when it comes to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's troubled relationship, things aren't looking good. Since news broke last month that Stewart had cheated on Pattinson after years of dating, it seems like things are (obviously) not going well between the pair.
Many rumors have been floating around about what's going on with KStew & RPatz, but one thing is for sure: The drama surrounding them isn't going to end anytime soon.
Of course, Pattinson and Stewart wouldn't be the first famous couple to have a messy, headline-making split. Perhaps they can get some pointers on what not to do from those who have been in their shoes -- and on the covers of those celebrity magazines.
Check out other stars whose splits were anything but nice:
Jesse James & Sandra Bullock
It was the cheating scandal that broke America's heart. Just days after Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her role in "The Blind Side" in 2010, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-03-18-bullock-james_N.htm" target="_hplink">rumors started swirling</a> that her husband, Jesse James, had cheated on her with multiple women. James<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/18/jesse-james-apologizes-to_n_504710.html" target="_hplink"> issued a public apology</a> for his actions, but there was no sympathy from Bullock, who <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2010-04-28/entertainment/sandra.bullock.divorce_1_discord-or-conflict-divorce-filing?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ" target="_hplink">filed divorce papers</a> in April 2010.
Raffaello Follieri & Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway and her Italian real estate developer beau, Raffaello Follieri, began dating in 2004, but their fairy tale was not a happy one. <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20207530,00.html" target="_hplink">Hathaway ended the relationship in 2008</a> after legal issues popped up surrounding Follieri's non-profit organization. He was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20235355,00.html" target="_hplink">sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail</a> after pleading guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. He was released and deported back to Italy in May 2012.
Jon Gosselin & Kate Gosselin
The reality TV curse struck the Gosselin family -- hard. Jon and Kate Gosselin put themselves and their eight children on TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," but the pressure got to them. After 10 years of marriage -- and after <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/new-details-revealed-jon-gosselin-cheated-on-kates-birthday-2009106" target="_hplink">cheating accusations surrounded Jon</a> -- the couple divorced in 2009.
Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren
Golf pro Tiger Woods seemed like he had it all -- a great career, a beautiful wife and happy children -- until it all came to a crashing end when <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-19/us/tiger.woods_1_tiger-woods-woods-appearance-tpc-sawgrass-clubhouse?_s=PM:US" target="_hplink">he admitted in February 2012</a> to cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren, with multiple women. Needless to say, the couple divorced later that year.
Heather Mills & Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney married British model Heather Mills in 2002, but it appears their love wasn't meant to last. After they <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/may/17/arts.artsnews" target="_hplink">announced their split in 2006</a>, Mills stayed mostly quiet until she trashed her marriage and McCartney<a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21575655/ns/today-entertainment/t/mills-sir-paul-sir-cheap-when-it-comes-charity/#.UBrARsjLzH0" target="_hplink"> in the press</a>, while McCartney claims <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-538470/Heather-bugged-Maccas-phone--leaked-private-conversations-press.html" target="_hplink">she bugged his phone</a>, making for one very nasty and highly publicized divorce.
LeAnn Rimes & Dean Sheremet
LeAnn Rimes is now happily married to Eddie Cibrian, but it came at a cost. The country singer first married back-up dancer Dean Sheremet in 2002, but had an extramarital affair with Cibrian after meeting him on the set of the Lifetime movie "Northern Lights," in 2008. Rimes and Sheremet divorced in 2010, and Rimes <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20390748,00.html" target="_hplink">released a public apology to those she hurt</a>: ""I take responsibility for everything I've done. I hate that people got hurt ... But I don't regret the outcome."
Kelly Osbourne & Luke Worrall
Talk about a nasty breakup. Kelly Osbourne split from fiance Luke Worrall in 2010 after she found out he cheated on her with transgender model Elle Schneider. "Having to tell them [my parents] my fiance had cheated on me with a tranny who sold his/her story to the press [was the most uncomfortable moment]. It was so humiliating," Osbourne told <em>Glamour UK</em> in 2011.
Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards' relationship has always been rocky, but things got particularly nasty when R<a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1033708,00.html" target="_hplink">ichards filed for divorce from Sheen in 2005</a> while she was pregnant with their second daughter. Later, in 2008, a court battle ensued between the two about whether or not their daughters would be allowed on Richards' E! reality show (<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2008/01/22/judge-to-denise-the-show-can-go-on/" target="_hplink">Richards won</a>). These days, however, the pair seem to be on amicable terms -- for now.
Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's 2002 divorce and following custody battle got really messy. <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2007/04/22/alecs-threatening-message/" target="_hplink">Remember the voicemail Baldwin left for daughter Ireland?</a> Yep, it doesn't get much nastier than that, and Baldwin's visitation rights were temporarily taken away.
Gabriel Aubry & Halle Berry
Halle Berry's split from Gabriel Aubry turned into another nasty custody battle over the couple's young daughter, Nahla.
Kelsey Grammer & Camille Grammer
<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2010/07/01/kelsey-grammer-camille-grammer-divorce-files/" target="_hplink">Kelsey Grammer's 2010 split from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer</a> was anything but low-key, thanks to reality TV's involvement. To add insult upon injury? Kelsey married Kayte Walsh just <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20469135,00.html" target="_hplink">two weeks after his divorce</a> from Camille was finalized.
Oskana Grigorieva & Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson's 2012 split from girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva was full of drama: a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/31/mel-gibson-to-pay-ex-750k_n_943566.html" target="_hplink">custody battle</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/25/mel-gibson-files-restrain_n_625292.html" target="_hplink">restraining orders</a> (from <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/06/25/mel-gibson-files-restraining-order-baby-mama-oksana-grigorieva/" target="_hplink">both sides</a>), <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/04/oksana-grigorieva-mel-gibson-domestic-violence-restraining-order-terminated-protective-order-judge-scott-gordon-family-court-custody/" target="_hplink">domestic abuse allegations</a> and all of those <a href="http://www.gossipcop.com/mel-gibson-30-phone-calls-oksana-grigorieva-answering-machine/" target="_hplink">harassing voicemails</a>.
Kevin Federline & Britney Spears
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's short marriage resulted in two children, and they would become the focus <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/07/britney-spears-files-for-divorce/" target="_hplink">of a custody battle between the pair in 2006</a>. Both parents asked for sole physical and legal custody of the children. They <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-03-29-britney-divorce-settlement_N.htm" target="_hplink">settled in March 2007</a>, but Federline was granted <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20050615,00.html" target="_hplink">primary custody</a> later that year after Spears went through some personal issues. Today, Spears remains under a conservatorship and while she has no formal custody over her children, she essentially shares custody with Federline.
Rihanna & Chris Brown
Rihanna's relationship with Chris Brown came to a violent and, unfortunately, public end in February 2009 after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/09/rihanna-bloodied-beaten-b_n_165474.html" target="_hplink">an altercation between the pair left Rihanna with injuries</a>. Later that year, <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2009-06-22/entertainment/chris.brown.hearing_1_robyn-rihanna-fenty-schnegg-chris-brown?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ" target="_hplink">Brown pleaded guilty</a> to felony assault, and copped a plea for community service, probation and domestic violence counseling.
Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver
In 2011, news that Arnold Schwarzenegger had<a href="http://www.gossipcop.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-fathered-illegitimate-child-household-staff-cheated-maria-shriver/" target="_hplink"> fathered a child</a> -- with a member of his household staff!-- in the '90s shocked the nation. Needless to say, wife Maria Shriver was less than pleased and<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/07/01/maria-shriver-arnold-schwarzenegger-divorce-file-filing-court-marriage-cheating-governor-maid-mistress-love-child-mildred-patty-baena/" target="_hplink"> filed for divorce in July 2011</a> after 25 years of marriage.
Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook
Christie Brinkley's split from Peter Cook was filled with lots of courtroom drama, <a href="http://www.parentdish.com/2008/06/24/christie-brinkley-divorce-drama-begins/" target="_hplink">all starting in 2008</a>. Cook admitted to cheating on Brinkley, and their split turned into a nasty custody battle that brought up domestic abuse allegations. They <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/christie-brinkley-and-peter-cook_n_1625861.html" target="_hplink">finally settled</a>, once and for all, in June 2012.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
<a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1015778,00.html" target="_hplink">Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's split</a> shocked America, but what was even more surprising was the q<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/Brad-Pitt-Angelina-Jolie-First-Couple-Pictures-Africa-22655438" target="_hplink">uiet, emotional relationship</a> he seemed to have had with his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star Angelina Jolie -- while he was still married.
Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the "It" couple of the early '00s, but it all came crashing down when the couple split after just three years together. Rumors that Spears had cheated on Timberlake ran rampant, and JT's track and music video "Cry Me A River" seemed <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/22/justin-timberlake-britney-spears-cry-me-a-river_n_1164520.html?just_reloaded=1" target="_hplink">to confirm what everyone already knew.</a>
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Demi Moore may get along great with ex-husband Bruce Willis, but the same can't exactly be said for her feelings toward Ashton Kutcher. Months after <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ashton-kutcher-on-cheating-rumors-dont-believe-the-hype-2011299" target="_hplink">rumors swirled that Kutcher had cheated on Moore</a>, the <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20536470,00.html" target="_hplink">actress confirmed their split</a>, telling the world in a statement, "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."