13 Celebrity Divorce Casualties From 2016, The Year The Love Died

When it comes to love, it’s easy for your heart to grant your head an indefinite leave of absence while you blissfully skip the to altar with love hearts dancing in your eyes, but sadly these blissful feelings aren’t always long-term.

All of the couples below have been through the heartbreak of divorce in 2016 after marrying someone who turned out to be less than their perfect mate, but some have done it more harmoniously than others.

1. Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Johnny and Amber on the set of 'the Rum Diaries'

Johnny and Amber on the set of ‘the Rum Diaries’
  • How Long Were They Together? The pair got together in 2012 after meeting on the set of The Rum Diaries back in 2009. They were married on February 3, 2015.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? Heard filed for divorce on May 23, 2016.

Heard and Depp in the midst of Depp’s legal team accused Heard of accusing the 53-year-old actor for financial gain in the press and the 30-year-old star responded by withdrawing her claim for spousal support. The pair’s bitter legal battle continues, but out of the public eye thanks to the instance of Depp’s lawyers.

2. Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting

Cuoco and Sweeting enjoy Christmas in happier times

Cuoco and Sweeting enjoy Christmas in happier times
  • How Long Were They Together? The pair were married for 21 months before their whirlwind romance fell apart. Maybe this proves rushing into things isn’t always a good thing because they were only engaged for three months before they were married.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? , but the divorce was only finalized this year.

Poor Kaley Cuoco just doesn’t seem to be lucky in love. , but thankfully she signed a prenup before she was married.

3. Nicolette Sheridan & Aaron Phypers

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Image: FilmMagic
  • How Long Were They Together? Sheridan married Phypers in secret in on December 12, 2015. It’s not known exactly how long they were together.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? The pair announced their split (and marriage!) on July 16, 2016.

Not much is known about this private relationship, but the Desperate Housewives star has been married for under a year once before and has had multiple failed engagements. Hopefully the next dude will be the one!

4. Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman

Barrymore and former husband, Will Kopelman

Barrymore and former husband, Will Kopelman
  • How Long Were They Together? Drew and Will go together in early 2011 and were married on June 2, 2012. The couple decided to call in quits in 2016 after five years together.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? The pair released a joint statement detailing their intentions to divorce on April 2, 2016.

Drew and Will have two beautiful children together, but ultimately realized they weren’t meant to be this year. Their split appears to be amicable and they are both involved with their children’s lives. This is Barrymore’s second divorce, although

5. Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

Gwyneth and Chris shortly after their wedding

Gwyneth and Chris shortly after their wedding
  • How Long Were They Together? Paltrow and Martin got together in 2012 and were married a year later. They were together for 11 years before they
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? Gwyneth Paltrow announced her divorce on her lifestyle website in March 2014, but the divorce was only finalized this year.

Paltrow made waves when she announced she was “consciously uncoupling” as opposed to getting a plain old divorce, but it seems to have worked for the former couple! The pair are both involved in the lives of their two children, and Moses, and even vacation together.

6. Lisa Marie Presley & Andrew Lockwood

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Image: Getty Images
  • How Long Were They Together? Lisa Marie Presley and Andrew Lockwood (otherwise know as “WTF is that hat?!” guy) were married for 10 years.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? Lisa Marie announced the divorce on June 28, 2016.

Presley has been married twice before (once to Nicholas Cage) and has two twin girls with her former husband, tour musician Lockwood.

7. Dennis Quaid & Kimberly Buffington

Image: Film Magic

Image: Film Magic
  • How Long Were They Together? The pair were married for 12 years, but it always appears to have been a turbulent union.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? The pair announced their split in June of this year.

Quaid and Buffington were singing from a familiar hymn sheet when they announced their divorce this year. The couple have previously filed for divorce and changed their minds three times.

8. Khloé Kardashian & Lamar Odom

Khloé and Lamar's summer of love didn't last

Khloé and Lamar’s summer of love didn’t last
  • How Long Were They Together? Khloé and Lamar were married in 2009, a month after they first met. Khloé first filed for divorce in 2013 but revoked the decision after .
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? Khloé filed for divorce for the second time on May 26, 2016.

Lamar and Khloé briefly reconciled after he s , but they couldn’t recapture their love after

Listen to Khloé talk about her decision to withdraw her divorce for the first time in the interview below:

9. Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams

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Image: WIREIMAGE
  • How Long Were They Together? The pair were married in March 2009 and split after six years of marriage.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? Moore filed for divorce in 2015, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized on June 23, 2016.

Although their divorce might have taken a long time, Moore and Adams described the split as a “respectful, amicable parting of ways.”

10. James McAvoy & Anne-Marie Duff


  • How Long Were They Together? These former lovebirds met on the set of Shameless (the actually good British version) and married in 2006. They were together for almost 10 years.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? The couple announced they were going their separate ways on May 13, 2016.

Although McAvoy and Duff have split, they remain amicable and intend to continue raising their 5-year-old son, Brendan, together.

11. Frances Bean Cobain & Isaiah Silva

Frances Bean and Isaiah Silva's love didn't last

Frances Bean and Isaiah Silva’s love didn’t last
  • How Long Were They Together? The pair married in 2014 and split after two years.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? Cobain filed for divorce on March 23, 2016.

Frances’s split does not appear to be going down without a fight and her ex is reportedly in a bitter legal battle with her over one of her late father’s guitars.

12. Adriana Lima & Marko Jaric

Image: Getty

Image: Getty
  • How Long Were They Together? Lima and Serbian basketball player Jaric were together for around six years after getting married in 2008 after 9 months together.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? The pair announced their split in 2014, but the divorce was only finalized this year.

Lima and her former husband have two daughters together and are committed to co-parenting the girls.

13. Rose McGowan & Davey Detail

The first day of McGowan and Detail's wedded life

The first day of McGowan and Detail’s wedded life
  • How Long Were They Together? McGowan and artist Detail were engaged in July 2013 after dating for a year. They were together for around four years.
  • When Did They Announce Their Split? The divorce was announced in February 2016.

McGowan had been engaged twice before she met Davey, but this was the first time it actually ended in marriage.

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