Breakups are tough -- especially when they take place in the public eye. But some celebrity splits turn into real-life soap operas, with the drama going on and on and on and eventually eclipsing the time the couple actually spent together.
From Rihanna's never-ending "drama" with Chris Brown (they are really just good friends now, guys!) to the public's wishful thinking that maybe Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston will get back together one day (keep dreaming), some Hollywood relationships get overshadowed by the headline-making breakups.
Check out some stars whose breakups were bigger than their relationships below:
Rihanna & Chris Brown
It may be hard to remember when they actually dated, but it's harder to forget how they broke up. Rihanna and Chris Brown's split led to a felony assault charge against Brown, and while they have both moved on, rumors that they continue to hook up don't seem to stop.
Kris Humphries & Kim Kardashian
Their marriage may have lasted only 72 days, but Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' road to divorce is going to be way, way longer.
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
Their courtship and fairytale wedding were pretty high profile, but since they tied to knot, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes kept their love low-key (the same cannot be said for their daughter Suri). Since announcing their split in June, a media firestorm has surrounded the pair -- and news of their relationship (or lack thereof) will continue making headlines for months to come.
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
Oof, this one hurts. While they never really confirmed their relationship, one thing's clear: All is not well between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Are they officially broken up? We <em>think</em> so. Will new of their "split" die down anytime soon? No chance.
Jesse James & Sandra Bullock
Many people scratched their heads when America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock married motorcycle man Jesse James, but everyone was heartbroken for Sandy when his scandalous affairs became public knowledge. It's a breakup worthy of an Oscar, that's for sure.
Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren
Tiger Woods and Eli Nordegren didn't make too many headlines when they were married -- until the golfer's infamous extramarital antics hit the news. It's one breakup that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
Gabriel Aubry & Halle Berry
Halle Berry's ongoing court battle with her ex and the father of her daughter, Gabriel Aubry, has turned so nasty that it's hard to remember when these two were actually happy together.
Kelsey Grammer & Camille Grammer
A divorce is never easy, but it's even worse when it goes down on reality TV. Kelsey Grammer moved on from wife Camille -- star of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- well before divorce papers were filed. Harsh, man. Their divorce battle would continue to create tabloid fodder for many months.
Okaana Grigorieva & Mel Gibson
It was the voicemail messages that shocked Hollywood, shooting Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva's troubled relationship into the spotlight.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
It was the breakup to end all breakups. In fact, though it's been many years since Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston called it quits, people are still rooting for them to get back together. (And by people, we mean us.)
Brooke Mueller & Charlie Sheen
It has always been a rollercoaster ride when it comes to Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller's relationship, but it's always their breakup(s) that make headlines.
Woody Allen & Mia Farrow
Some people might not remember when Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were once a happily married couple, but many people remember when Allen left Farrow to be with their adopted daughter. Yep, that's a pretty bad breakup story, if we've ever heard one.
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