Celebrity Divorce Rumors That Just Won’t Stop

August 5, 2015  |  
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Despite another round of rumors about their split, Will and Jada aren’t getting divorced. But why do some celebrity couples seem to be constantly battling divorce rumors when they say they’re perfectly happy? Do the tabloids have it in for these couples? Or is there something behind the rumors?

Will and Jada

If we believe the rumor mill, Will is gay (and somehow also sleeping with Margot Robbie), Jada’s in love with her former Hawthorne co-star, and they both love swinging. Now that these rumors about a $240 million divorce settlement are swirling around, I’m starting to wonder if this 17-year marriage will ever catch a break.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

Is it just me, or did the divorce rumors about these two start almost immediately after they married? Berry and Martinez have kept quiet for the most part, but now that the rumor is that they’ve already filed, do you still believe that the stories aren’t true?

Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey

I don’t know if we can completely blame this one on tabloid stories and nightclub blunders. This couple’s frequent bickering on Real Housewives of Atlanta over money issues has had more than one viewer wondering if the fairly new marriage is on the rocks. Let’s hope not!

Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana

Sometimes being a private celebrity couple can backfire in a big way. Janet Jackson started battling divorce rumors just a year after she tied the knot. But maybe someone should tell the storytellers claiming that she’s miserable and just after his money that she’s a billionaire too!

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

This divorce felt like it came out of nowhere, but there were plenty of rumors surrounding this split. First there was the Ben and Blake Lively buzz. Then followed stories that Ben’s gambling addiction and constant partying were ruining his marriage. And now that the split has actually happened (along with rumors that he was stepping in with the nanny), we’re dying for the real deal on this divorce story. Were those rumors true? Or were the tabloid stories just a coincidence?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

And Amber Rose. Even after Amber Rose moved on, got married and split from Wiz Khalifa, the “is Amber Rose secretly trying to get back with Kanye?” rumors were still surfacing. How many marriages, divorces, and babies do these three need to have before everybody makes peace with this happily-ever-after story?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Maybe it was the age difference; maybe it was because folks had so much trouble figuring out why these two chose to be together. Whatever it was, rumors of Nick cheating on Mariah (and Mariah sending the watchdogs after Nick) plagued these two to the bitter end. Did the stories lead to the divorce? Or were we all simply right when we had a feeling that something about these two was all wrong?

Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling

When two people start their relationship by cheating on their respective spouses, they’ll have to excuse fans if they all end up believing the “are they cheating again?” rumors. Despite all of those Tori & Dean episodes that had us thinking the couple was solid as a rock, McDermott really did end up cheating. But these two managed to stay married and are headed back to reality TV.

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

Who says that tabloid divorce stories are harmless? Billy Bob Thornton said all the stories about his relationship with Jolie were exactly what led to his actual divorce:

“I was just too insecure… people actually said that I didn’t deserve to be with her… when Angie and I got married, during that time, I was more famous than she was to start with and then she becomes this big thing; it’s hard in these relationships. We had a great marriage and I chickened out because I didn’t feel good enough.”

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder

Divorce rumors for Julia Roberts came along during a somber time: after the suicide of her half-sister and the death of her mother. Things got even sadder when Roberts showed up at her mother’s funeral and her husband was nowhere in sight. But these two are still together, and still standing strong, even as more rocky marriage stories pop up.

Christina Milian and Lil’ Wayne

I’m not sure that these two will ever graduate to divorce rumors. The breakup rumors, drama with Wayne’s on-again, off-again lover Karrine Steffans, and tea-spilling involved in this Hollywood love story is so confusing; I’m not even sure if these two are still together.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Just when you want to dismiss all of the divorce rumors about your favorite celebrity couples, a story like Khloe and Lamar’s comes along. Stories of Odom’s cheating and drug use all seemed like a tabloid-created tale, but no matter how much Kardashian proclaimed that the stories weren’t true, they really were. After his high-as-a-kite video confession, even Kardashian had to admit that Odom had drug and women problems and the two split shortly afterward.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

These two might be the only couple that can go on a joint tour and still battle divorce rumors the whole time. It doesn’t seem to matter how many hand-holding, Blue Ivy-loving pictures these two take, the reports seem to keep on coming. I think that for some skeptical Beyoncé and Jay Z fans, this union often seems too perfect to be true.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

If these two had a dollar for every cheating scandal their marriage has weathered, they could double their combined income. But despite about a dozen rumored extramarital affairs (some of which Timberlake had to sue to get retracted from magazines), and even a supposed prenup going after his fortune if he cheated, these two new parents are still going strong.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

The divorce rumors swirling around these two were scandalous enough to make for a great country western song: First, he supposedly cheated, then she allegedly did. Then they just weren’t happy and maybe couldn’t agree on having kids. Then Shelton was reportedly spotted out toasting to their impending divorce while Lambert filed for custody of their llamas. But just when it all sounded too crazy to be true, the couple officially announced their divorce at the end of July.

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