08/24/2012 01:07 pm ET

Major Celebrity Breakups: Stars Whose Splits Were Bigger Than The Relationships (PHOTOS)

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:

Major Celebrity Breakups


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