For years, the world of showbiz has set popular benchmarks for love and romance. But away from the reel, real life love stories went sour for multiple celebrity couples across the Hollywood circuit in 2016,Their personal lives hogged limelight through the gossip columns and had the social media world buzzing. IANS has compiled a mix of splits that left fans and fraternity members wonder about what went wrong.
* Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Labelled as the split of all splits of 2016, the Brangelina breakup rocked the entertainment world like none other, leaving their fans heartbroken. Jolie cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the grounds for the divorce, while Pitt released a statement of his own to People magazine saying: 'I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids.'
The two got together in 2004 after starring in 'Mr & Mrs
Smith', leading to the latter's split from 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston.
They got married in 2014 in France, and have six children together.
* Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: This was one split which got a tad ugly with actress Heard's allegation that she was physically and verbally abused by Depp throughout their relationship. She divorced the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star in May.
Their love saga began with their meeting on the set of 'The Rum Diary' in 2009, and they started dating in 2012. It was in February 2015 that they exchanged wedding vows, but sources close to the couple said their fights began within three months.