When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to
We all hope that when we meet that someone special in our lives, that someone we can finally call our soul mate that that relationship would last a lifetime. Celebrities are no different from us in that respect. At least I hope so, but there is that one little thing we sometimes forget to take into account. It's called life and it sure is unpredictable. Someone said, "When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity".
Madonna & Guy Ritchie.
Married for eight years.
Alex & Cynthia Rodriguez
The New York Yankee's wife filed for divorce in July after reports of his extramarital affairs and a close friendship with Madonna. The couple wed in 2002 and have two daughters: Natasha, 3, and Ella, 3 months.
Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook
The salacious divorce trial between model and the architect ended in October 2008 after much media attention. Cook admitted to cheating on his wife with his assistant and spending $3,000 on porn sites
Star Jones & Al Reynolds
After three-and-a-half years of marriage - which began with a lavish and highly-publicized wedding - the talk show host quietly filed for divorce in March. "[I] look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman," she said.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
Robin Williams & Marsha Garces
The pair fell in love in 1989 when Garces worked as a nanny for the comedian's son, Zachary, but in March, after 19 years of marriage, they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Britney Spears & Kevin Federline
Their chaotic two-year marriage came to an end when the singer filed for divorce in November 2006. Federline now has primary custody of their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.
Pink & Carey Hart
The singer proposed to the motocross racer in 2005 - but after two years of marriage, the couple separated in February 2006.
The wrestler and his wife parted ways in 2007 after 24 years of matrimony and four seasons of the VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best. Linda called their union "irretrievably broken."
David Hasselhoff & Pamela Bach
After 16 years of marriage, the couple split in 2006. The actor now pays $21,000 a month in spousal support to his ex-wife and they share custody of teenage daughters, Hayley and Taylor
Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards
Wed in June 2002, the stars' stayed together just shy of three years. The couple has two daughters, Sam and Lola.
Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
After three years of marriage, the singers called it quits in 2005. What went wrong? Their MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica. "It was among the dumber ideas I think I've ever seen executed," Lachey once said. "It got to a place where it was so invasive, so it became a problem"
Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise
Kidman has said she was "shocked" when, after 10 years of marriage and adopting two children together, Cruise filed for divorce in February 2001. Kidman has since remarried Keith Urban and Cruise has a 2-year-old daughter, Suri, with new wife Katie Holmes.
Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray
The One Tree Hill cast-mates, who were also an on-screen couple, tied the knot in 2005 and were divorced five months later. "I can't say there are no hard feelings. I feel hurt, humiliated and broken hearted," Bush later revealed.
Jennifer Garner & Scott Foley
The former Felicity costars met on the set in 1998 and tied the knot in 2000. Their marriage lasted just over two years.
Pam Anderson & Rick Salomon
Anderson and Salomon, who dated for just one month before saying "I do," annulled their two-month marriage on grounds of fraud in March.
Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
In 2002, the Academy Award-winning actress admitted she and her actor hubby attended couples counseling. It didn't work. In 2006, the couple of seven years announced they were separating. Phillippe and Witherspoon - who is now dating Jake Gyllenhaal - share custody of their two children, Ava and Deacon.
Paul McCartney & Heather Mills
They couldn't work it out! The Beatles crooner and Dancing With the Stars contestant had a daughter before splitting after four years of marriage in 2006. Mills was awarded a $48.6 divorce settlement.
No one ever said relationships are easy. Long time ago someone told me that in order to keep a relationship alive you really have to work at it. I am fortunate to have a good relationship with Arvid despite many little stresses that may pop up now and again in our lives. We made a promise to each other to never let anyone or anything come between us. Does not mean it is perfect, but between the two of us we work very hard to try and make it better everyday. I would love for this relationship to be forever, but life is life....you always hope for the best and always keep striving for it. Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course....
If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping...
until next time...