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The 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups

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Whether it's a secret crack addiction, getting freaky with multiple lounge lizards (aka Vegas prostitutes) or sleeping with the adopted stepchild-- celebs really know how to keep life interesting when it comes to breakups! Right when we think, "Wow they seem so happy!", a scandal breaks, dirty secrets are spilled and our belief in love dies a little bit. But, hey, so is life, right?! These famous people can't have it all! So without further ado, let's relive the drama and the magic! But You're Like Really Pretty presents The 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups!

DISCLAIMER: If at any point you start to feel sad or your hope of love begins to fade simply Google an image of John Travolta and Kelly Preston to restore your faith in love.

Ryan Casey is the author of the new book "But You Like Really Dated?!: The Celebropedia of Hollywood Hookups."

  • 10. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
    "Love is dead!" That's what we thought when Amy and Will announced their split. The couple was married for 10 years and created two adorable ginger babies. Ugh, can't Amy just quit it with the men and get gay married to her friendsbian, Tina Fey?!
  • 9. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
    It really isn't fair when an on-screen couple takes their love to the mean streets of the real world. It gives us REGs (regular people) hope. It leads us to believe love is like the movies— kissing in the rain, writing love letters and growing old together. Ryan and Rachel fell in love while filming the chick flick classic "The Notebook," broke up, got back together and then finally called it quits. It was a rough road for all of us. To make it worse Gosling is now with Eva Mendes. STAY STRONG!
  • 8. Tom and Katie
    When Tom Cruise had a public orgasm on Oprah's couch, we knew something was off. He then pulled his hostage, Katie Holmes, out from backstage and professed his love like a meth head. A few years later they got married in Rome then popped out a future socialite fashion designer daughter named Suri. Katie even dabbled in the Scientology thing. But soon Katie woke up as if from a nightmare. The "Dawson's Creek" star grabbed her daughter, called her lawyer and secretly left Alien Lord Cruise to reclaim her life.
  • 7. Heidi and Seal
    Remember how these two used to shove their love down our throats with their Halloween parties, yearly vow renewals, and that steamy music video? Well, they divorced and Heidi was supposedly getting down with her bodyguard. She will NOT always love you Seal…sorry.
  • 6. Kristen and Robert
    Twi hard to calm down! Fans of the "Twilight" saga lost their minds when Us Weekly released amazing photos of Kristen making out in public with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders. She's an idiot. But Robert Pattinson took her back, so he's an idiot. But finally in 2013, Rob came to his senses and dumped Kristen and her perma-sourpuss face.
  • 5. Sandra and Jesse
    Why Sandra married Jesse James is a modern-day enigma. During her Oscar acceptance speech, she cried, thanking Jesse. A few weeks later it was revealed that Jesse was having an affair with a woman who had a FOREHEAD TATTOO. Bombshell McGee…never forget.
  • 4. Arnold and Maria
    Maria Shriver probably married one of the biggest scumbags of our time. Arnold is a cheater. Not only did he cheat with Brigitte Nielsen who is basically Dolf Lundgren in female form, BUT he had an affair with the maid on the DL for twelve, TWELVE years! AND they had a KID!
  • 3. Woody and Mia
    Woody and Mia began dating in 1980. Mia entered the marriage with children from a previous marriage including her 10-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi. Well, when Soon-Yi was a teenager, she became Woody's new favorite. Well, Mia lost it, obviously. The two parted ways, and Woody went on to marry Soon-Yi in 1997.
  • 2. Tiger and Elin
    Tiger Woods was at the top of his game in 2009. The most successful golfer ever, crazy endorsement deals, beautiful wife, kids, the whole nine. Well, when it broke later that year that Tiger Woods was a downlow dirtbag, the world, along with his Swedish model wife Elin Nordegren, lost their damn minds. The press started leaking reports of Tiger's wild ways. He had a group of famous friends who introduced him to the wild Vegas hooker lifestyle. From there, Mr. Woods spiraled out of control and soon Tiger got caught red-handed by the press and his wife. Then, all Tiger's mistresses starting coming forward and, boy, was that interesting.
  • 1. Brad and Jen
    We thought these two were the epitome of Hollywood couples. Their love seemed like it would last forever. They had matching highlights, for Christ's sake! Brad gushed to Oprah about how Jen was "the light." But in 2005, Jen's flame wasn't enough to stop the dark arts of Angelina Jolie, who snuffed Aniston "light" right out when she started working with Brad on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Jolie introduced Pitt to her son, showed him her tattoos and who knows what else?! In the end, Angie won because Brad took Jen on an "I'm Dumping You" vacation and the famous couple was last seen embracing on the beach in a teary goodbye.