12 Most Shocking Celebrity Divorces Of The 2000s
Celebrity relationships have a reputation for being dramatic and often fleeting. Having a relationship in the public eye is extremely difficult and when both people are famous it is made even worse. Despite this, there have been many celebrity couples who were seemingly in it for the long run and had beat the odds of Hollywood divorce rates before their marriage abruptly came to an end. Fans were really rooting for these couples who seemed to have it together even with all the troubled relationships around them, but the splits often revealed that the stars were dealing with more behind closed doors than anyone could have imagined. Here are the 12 most shocking celebrity divorces of the 2000s.
12. Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery
Country star Jason Aldean and his wife Jessica Ussery were high school sweethearts who fell in love long before fame found Aldean, and it seemed nothing could challenge the strength of their relationship. The pair married in 2001, four years before Aldean signed to a record company, and even as he rose to the top of the country music world, his role as loving father and husband never changed. His perfect family man image was shattered in 2012 when images went viral of Aldean kissing American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr in a bar. Aldean continue to shock fans and his wife when he admitted to his transgressions and offered an apology, but the damage was done and he and his wife split, resulting in a divorce in April 2013. Despite the backlash from fans, Aldean continued to date Kerr and the two went public in March 2014 before announcing their engagement in September and were married in March 2015.
11. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Back in the late ’90s Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were widely regarded as two of the hottest up and coming actors in Hollywood, and fans were thrilled when the pair began dating in 1997 and co-starred in 1999’s Cruel Intentions. After becoming engaged in December 1998 at the ages of 22 and 24, the pair were married in June 1999. Their young love and rising of fame caused for many to doubt their relationship, but the two were the picture of young love and soon welcomed a daughter Ava in 1999 and son Deacon in 2003, proving they were in it for the long haul. Unfortunately, in 2006, after nine years together and seven years of marriage, they announced their separation and divorce to the dismay of many.