RIP Brangelina: Other classic Hollywood romances that ended – USA TODAY
USA TODAY confirms Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. They have six kids together.
TheÂ book on Hollywood’s most famous modernÂ relationship has closed.
On Tuesday, news broke thatÂ Angelina JolieÂ filed for divorce fromÂ Brad Pitt. For 12 years, the Hollywood darlings courted the public’s attention, always staying just slightly out of reach in a way that calledÂ to mindÂ the mythos of old Hollywood love affairs.
In the wake of their split, we look back on otherÂ storied romancesÂ that came to an end.
1. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Taylor may have been marriedÂ eight timesÂ but she lovedÂ fellow actor Richard Burton so much that she gave him two shots.Â The starsÂ first met on the set of 1963’s Cleopatra,Â where they came to knowÂ one anotherÂ better than their lines. The loversÂ eventuallyÂ divorced their spouses and married each other in March 1964.Â They split after 10 years and remarriedÂ in 1975 before finally divorcingÂ for good in 1976.
2. Cher and Sonny BonoÂ
Turns out things weren’t so sunny with these two. After 13 years, one child, a classic hitÂ and two TV series together, Sonny and CherÂ split in 1975. Cher later shared thatÂ she felt more like a “golden goose” than a wife to her lateÂ ex-husband.
3. Heidi Klum and Seal
The model-businesswoman and soulful singer-songwriter tied the knot in 2005 and were married for seven yearsÂ before announcing their split in 2012. But It’s AlrightÂ as the two continue to co-parentÂ their children âÂ 12-year-oldÂ Helene, Klum’s daughter whom Seal adopted, 11-year-old Henry, 9-year-old Johan and 6-year-oldÂ Lou.
4.Â Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley
Once heralded as one ofÂ the more rock-solid couples in rock,Â theÂ supermodel and musicianÂ famously wed in March 1985 and were together for nine years. But even after their 1994 divorce, the pair continued to be perfect models on how to handle splits.
“We hadÂ Alexa together and we knew that was going to bind us together for life so we wanted to make our divorce work,” BrinkleyÂ toldThe Wendy Williams Show host Wendy WilliamsÂ back in November. “Of course as you’re going through it, you know, you can get a little bit raw, but you cannot find him saying a bad word about me or me saying a bad word about him, no matter what happens.”
5. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter
Hollywood’s most lovable eccentrics, Burton and Bonham Carter first got to know each other while shooting theÂ 2001 remake ofÂ Planet of the Apes.Â They dated for 13 years, during which they gave us such Burton-esqueÂ works asÂ Corpse BrideÂ andÂ Alice in Wonderland. They alsoÂ had two children together, Billy, 12,Â and Nell, 8. Though Bonham Carter referred to theÂ end of their relationship as “bewildering,” the two are still friendly with Bonham Carter reprising her role asÂ Iracebeth, the Red Queen in 2016’sÂ Alice Through the Looking GlassÂ (which maybe wasn’t her best move since critics panned it).