Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Splits of 2010

December 15, 2010 By:
Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Splits of 2010

2010 was a year full of hot hook-ups and big break-ups. But who wants to hear about love when we can dish on drama?!

Hollyscoop has the list of the top ten most shocking celebrity splits of 2010, check out the top 10 below and you tell us which one shocked you the most!

10. Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus:

Miley Cyrus’ parents announced they were divorcing in late October…and we didn’t even know they were having problems! Guess that’s what happens when your famous daughter is the constant center of attention—your marriage kind of takes a back seat.

Right after the announcement, there were rumors Tish had had an affair with Bret Michaels, but the two continue to vehemently deny it. Both parties seem to be doing fine post-split, but Miley is definitely suffering. She was photographed drinking beer at a nightclub in Madrid shortly after.

Then followed a string of incidents including a nude photo leak and the infamous bong controversy. She was also clubbing with Kelly Osbourne until 3AM last weekend. Let’s hope Billy Ray and Tish can put their differences aside for the sake of their daughter.

9. Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter:

The Dexter divorce really shocked everyone this week, and fans are downright devastated over the news. Michael and Jennifer officially announced they’re divorcing this morning, but added they’ve been separated for months now.

No one had any idea, and it certainly didn’t affect the high-rated show, which just got picked up for another season. Let’s hope the writers keep this in mind when writing scenes for the two, who play brother and sister on the show.

We’re not sure why this news is so sad—but they did seem very happy together. Carpenter was by Hall’s side throughout his battle with cancer and if anything we thought it would bring them closer. Ah well, we wish them both luck in love in the future.

8. Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush:

We really thought the second coming of Kim and Reggie was going to be forever! But alas, the two decided to call it quits in March, and there’s been no reconciliation since.

Sources blamed their busy careers for the split, and that there’s no bad blood between them. Since the break-up, Kim has been linked to several people, including fellow NFL-er Miles Austin, Gabriel Aubrey and most recently Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets. Something tells me they’ll both be just fine in the love department!

7. Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes:

Kate and her director-husband Sam announced their shocking split back in March after six years of marriage, But behind closed doors, things weren’t good at home for a long time.

Kate was clearly over her marriage, since she almost immediately started dating model Louis Dowler. The two were photographed getting lovey dovey in public for months, but they’ve since split up. Guess he was just a rebound! And what a good choice in rebounds he was…

6. Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey:

Jenny and Jim split amicably split back in April after five years of dating. It’s one of the only splits we actually believe to have been non-dramatic (if that’s even possible in Hollywood). Jenny told Hollyscoop at the time, “I’m so grateful for the years Jim and I shared together. I will continue to be in his daughter's life and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.”

Up until this week, Jenny was dating Las Vegas performer Jason Toohey. But she’s back to being single and loving it now! As for Jim, he’s been spotted mingling with a few different ladies out and about, but isn’t rumored to be seriously dating anyone.

5. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker:

Eva and Tony’s divorce announcement is one of the most shocking of the year by far. He got caught red-handed texting his former Spurs teammate’s ex-wife Erin Barry. Eva found hundreds of text on his phone, and confronted him about it.

After that, it was a battle for who could file for divorce the fastest—Tony filed in Texas, while Eva filed in LA. We hear this isn’t the first time he cheated on Eva, and while she let it go the other times, she just couldn’t get over it this time. She’s reportedly devastated, and leaning on her friends and family for support. Tony, meanwhile, is carrying on living his life and playing for the Spurs as thought nothing ever happened.

4. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman:

Christina’s divorce from her husband may have seemed like a huge shock to the general public in October. But leading up to the big announcement, we heard there were big problems a-brewin’.

Christina chalked the divorce up to the two of them growing apart, but we can’t help but think her new boytoy has something to do with it. Xtina is currently dating Matt Rutler, whom she met on the set of Burlesque. She claims to be in love with him already, but denies anything happened with them until she left Jordan. Take that for what it’s worth! But Christina definitely seems to be happy again! The two are basically inseparable, and there’s even a rumor she’s got a bun in the oven.

3. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds:

Scarlett and Ryan’s split is the freshest of them all. They announced their sad news this week, after secretly having lived apart for months. We had no idea!

These two have always been private—their wedding photos never even leaked. They said in a statement: "After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."

This is one of those divorces that we think truly may have ended without any drama. They both seem like such decent, down-to-earth people that we hope they can continue to be friends. Damn, those babies would have been so cute!!!

2. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James:

Sandra probably never wants to hear the phrase “blind sided” ever again. But that’s seriously what happened in March when she learned her husband Jesse almost five years was having multiple affairs behind her back.

Almost immediately Sandra moved out of their home in Orange County, CA and hid out at a friend’s in the Hollywood Hills. Jesse James checked himself into rehab, tried to save his image, and begged Sandra for forgiveness. But the damage was done, and thanks to the media, all of James’ hookers and ho’s came out of the woodwork one by one, claiming to have slept with the biker. Sandra now lives in New Orleans with her adopted son Louis, while Jesse was forced to move to Austin, Texas, remaining the most hated man in America.

1. Courteney Cox and David Arquette:

Nobody saw this one coming…well, except maybe Jennifer Aniston. After eleven years of marriage, the two decided to go their separate ways in October. David had a major “insert foot in mouth” incident one day after the announcement on Howard Stern, when he let the cat out of the bag that the two weren’t even sleeping together anymore.

They both chalk up the split to growing apart, and swear there’s no drama. But after David also admitted to sleeping with a local LA bartender, we’re sure Court is holding it against him in some way. Let’s just hope their drama didn’t affect the outcome of the upcoming Scream 4!