In spite of all their fame and fortune, celebrities struggle in the wake of a break up just like the rest of us do. But for some stars, the aftermath of a difficult divorce is compounded by feelings of depression.

Click through the slides below to see five A-list celebrities who admitted to feeling depressed post-split. Then, tell us about your struggles in the comments.

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  • Nicole Kidman

    In an interview in the October 2012 issue of <a href="">Australia's <em>WHO</em> magazine</a>, Nicole Kidman opened up about life after her <a href=",,622391,00.html">2001 divorce</a> from Tom Cruise, which she described as <a href=",,20635624,00.html">"the loneliest, loneliest existence."</a> She added: "I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don't regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it. It was all a part of growing up."

  • Ryan Phillippe

    After seven years of marriage, Reese Witherspoon<a href=""> filed to divorce</a> Ryan Phillippe in November 2006. After the split, Phillippe admitted that he <a href="">struggled with depression.</a> In a <a href="">2008 interview with <em>W</em> magazine</a>, he described the period as "the darkest, saddest place I had ever been." "It was a struggle--there were a good four or five months of not being able to get out of bed. It was the worst time in my life," he said. "You get through it. It's a process that's not easy, but I get less and less sad about it every day."

  • Emma Thompson

    In 2010, Emma Thompson <a href="">told BBC Radio</a> that <a href="">following her divorce</a> from actor and "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh in 1995, she dealt with a <a href="">"very rough" period</a>. "I don't think I did stay sane," <a href="">she told host Kirsty Young</a>. "I should have sought professional help. Divorce. Ghastly, painful business."

  • Halle Berry

    In a 2007 interview with <em>Parade</em> magazine, Halle Berry admitted to being so distraught after her <a href=",,20141276,00.html">1996 split from baseball player David Justice</a> that she <a href="">contemplated suicide</a>. "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me," she told <a href="">the magazine</a>. But Berry reportedly claimed that <em>Parade</em> <a href="">"sensationalized some old material"</a> about her suicide attempt, noting that the information was actually pulled from earlier interviews with Larry King and Oprah. (<em>Parade</em> <a href="">denied the accusation</a>.)

  • Uma Thurman

    Amid <a href="">rumors of Ethan Hawke's philandering</a>, Uma Thurman <a href=",,1212898,00.html">filed for divorce</a> from the "Training Day" actor in 2004 after six years of marriage. In a sit-down <a href=",,1115532,00.html">interview with Oprah</a> in 2005, she called the break up "excruciating." A year later, she elaborated on the pain she felt in the wake of the split: "My professional life was soaring, but my private life was in ruins," <a href="">Contact Music quoted Thurman as saying</a>. "For many years, I lived in a kind of self-loathing where I never gave myself much credit for anything I accomplished."

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