All Up In Their Business:10 Publicly Disastrous Hollywood Breakups

December 6, 2012  |  
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Some Hollywood couples seem to thrive in a media spotlight, but for these couples, being in the public eye seemed to do them more harm than good. In fact, being in the public eye was completely disastrous for them. Not only did they have to deal with whatever drama they were dealing with, they had to do it with constant public speculation and criticism. In some cases, these couples learned their lessons, but in other cases, they didn’t learn a damn thing! Either way, here are 10 couples that publicly fell apart.


Usher and Tameka Raymond

This is probably one of the most public custody battles we’ve seen from any divorced celebrity couple in recent times. To make matters worse, in the midst of the intense battle, Tameka lost her son in a Jet-Ski accident that took the 11-year-old’s life. Despite mourning her son she then had to continue the awful custody battle, only to lose primary custody in the end.

Eddie Murphy and Melanie B

If you want to know what the definition of “hit it and quit it” is, just look up Eddie Murphy in the dictionary. Not only did he impregnate former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, he then dumped her as soon as she became pregnant and then denied that he was the father. The paternity test proved otherwise, but this was after the couple already suffered a public embarrassment from the debacle.

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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry

Does this one even need explaining? The picture of Gabriel’s battered and bruised face says it all. Aubry literally fought for his daughter in a bloody brawl with Berry’s fiance Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving. A few restraining orders later, and the two parties have finally agreed to custody agreement. The question is, how long will it last?


Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil

Although we all know how this situation tragically ended…who can forget the bloody ballet slippers that Amy Winehouse publicly wore after a bitter fight with husband at the time Blake Civil? During their tumultuous four year relationship, the two would not only show up in public covered in blood, but they would be publicly intoxicated as well. Sadly, Amy Winehouse never recovered from that relationship, let’s hope we can’t say the same for her former husband.


Chris Brown and Rihanna

Most publicly disastrous relationships end with a bitter break up…not if you’re Chris Brown and Rihanna! Even domestic violence in the public eye is not enough to keep these two apart. After being convicted of assault in June 2009, Chris Brown has since reconciled with Rihanna and the two have even been tweeting photos together this past couple of weeks.


Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

If the reality show Being Bobby Brown wasn’t enough proof that something was not right with this couple, then the divorce that followed definitely put any speculation to rest. An exclusive interview with Oprah confirmed the rumored violence when Houston admitted to suffering abuse from Bobby Brown during their marriage. She also confirmed the rumored drug use during their 15-year marriage.  Sadly, the drug use led to her eventual passing.


Eminem and Kim Mathers

Most people would be embarrassed to have feelings where they want to kill their significant other, not Eminem! He definitely did not hide his ill will towards girlfriend and former wife Kim Mathers when he talked about killing in songs “97 Bonnie & Clyde” and the aptly named “Kim.” He would continue to air out their dirty laundry in multiple songs after that.  Let’s just say that even if you weren’t a huge fan of Eminem, you probably still know who Kim is just because he rapped about her so much!



Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva

Most people had no idea who Oksana Grigorieva was until the audio tapes of Mel Gibson threatening her were leaked to the public in 2010. In the tapes, Gibson was heard verbally abusing her with sexist and racist language. Gibson eventually pled no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge. Too bad his reputation was already damaged beyond repair…


Terrence Howard and Lori McCommas

Sigh…another domestic violence situation. This one involves Terrence Howard and his former wife of 14 years. In 2001, Howard was accused of forcibly entering his estranged wife’s home, and punching her twice in the face. He eventually pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. Now we know why he completely downplayed the Chris Brown and Rihanna situation when asked about it.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Okay, so in public this relationship looked great. It looked like Kim Kardashian had finally met her soul mate and was ready to settle down. It’s simply because this relationship only lasted 72 days after a huge wedding spectacle that was broadcasted for the whole world to see that makes this relationship a public disaster.

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