Everyone loves a sweet and sometimes unexpected celebrity love story. But the juicy, cat fighting, name-calling breakups? Now those are the headline-making, real-life dramas people just can’t get enough of.

From the volatile splits that were just a matter of time, to the cheating scandals that rocked Hollywood, we’re counting down the ten most explosive and expensive breakups of the past decade:

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown


They met at Soul Train Music Awards in 1989 and got married in July 1992. Their daughter Bobbi Christina was born in 1993. They got divorce in April 2007 and Houston was sued for child custody and spousal support.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Britney hooked up with Kevin, a back-up dancer , after she ended her relationship with Justin Timberlake. The couple got engaged in September 2004. In 2006, Britney filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. A series of custody battle took place and on October 1, 2007, a court ruling granted Federline sole physical custody of his children.

Eminem and Kimberly Scott

Eminem burst onto the scene with his debut album in the late 90s, it was filled with hateful and horrific lyrics directed towards one particular woman, Kim. The couple married in 1999 and their divorced was finalized in 2006. In between the couple divorced and reconciled more than twice.


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

The couple met in 1977 and got married in 1986. In May 2011 Arnold admitted and made a statement that he had fathered a child with his housekeeper of 20 years and the couple divorce in July 2011.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Tiger and Elin met in 2001 while on the golf circuit and got married in October 2004, Barbados. Everything seemed perfect until news later that Tiger was having affairs with multiple women. Their divorce was finalized in Florida in August of 2010, and there was speculation that the settlement was in the hundreds of millions despite that prenup

Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, and Brooke Mueller

In 2002, Charlie and Denise got married in Los Angeles and Denise gave birth to their daughter Sam in 2004. On March 2005, Denise petitioned for a divorce and said Charlie had threatened her with violence and that he abused drugs and alcohol.

Charlie moved on with Brooke Mueller and the couple married in 2008. They had twin sons together in 2009 named Bob and Max. On 2009 Christmas, Charlie was arrested after Brooke made an emergency call to the police after she was chased down by Charlie who was holding a knife. The couple later went their separate ways.

Want more juicy deets on Hollywood’s most dramatic celebrity splits? Catch “Hollywood’s Baddest Breakups” on BIO (Astro Channel 731) on 29th September 2012 (Saturday) at 9pm.

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