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Comedienne and former host of The View Sherri Shepherd and her then husband of three years, Lamar Sally, shocked fans when they suddenly announced their split in May 2014 and a heated (and very public) divorce battle soon followed.
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This situation is almost too messy for words. Former Scandal star Columbus Short's ex-wife, Karrine Steffans, posted a video showing his clothes thrown all over the floor in which she focused the camera on him and accusing him of cheating. In another post she mentioned the women she believed he cheated with by name. This marriage ended fast.
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This is what happens when a musical couple breaks up: mixtapes and diss tracks. Both Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks kept their split in the public eye by slamming each other on Instagram and on the radio with diss tracks (check out Jordin's song "How Bout Now" if you need proof).
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Oh, where to begin with this one. Robin tried so hard to get his wife back. He made public pleas on the radio and in magazines. He even wrote a song, "Get Her Back," and made a very awkward music video to go with it. Alas, Paula was hearing none if it. She officially filed for divorce in October 2014 after nearly 10 years of marriage.
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After months of a rocky relationship and reportedly living in different houses, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey finally decided to call it quits and they haven't looked back. Nick even took steps to remove his giant "Mariah" tattoo from his back. Now that's painful.
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You've probably heard about this former couple on Twitter as they love to air their dirty laundry out on social media. Deion has been known to live-Tweet their on-going custody disputes while Pilar posts photos of police showing up at her home after she calls the cops on her ex. We can't decide who's messier.
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Usher even wrote a song about how hard this relationship was for him (remember his dramatic ballad "Moving Mountains"). Usher and Tameka Foster split in 2009 after only two years of marriage and a very public custody battle over their two children. Usher called the marriage and divorce his "best mistake."
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Here's another sad split story. After seven years of marriage, Heidi filed for divorce publicly claiming that she didn't feel safe with Seal's out of control temper.
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The Hart break-up broke our hearts. After nearly eight years of marriage and two children together, the comedy couple called it quits after Torrei went public with claims that model Eniko Parrish, Kevin's current fiancé, ruined their marriage. "It does hurt that my kids have to be around a woman who broke up a marriage," Torrei told ET. "I was with [Kevin] when he was selling sneakers for five dollars an hour. I was his muse. I was there from the beginning." Hart responded on Twitter saying his "woman has nothing o do with my past marriage problems in any way shape or form" and that he hopes his "Ex wife honestly finds happiness."
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There has been no celebrity breakup messier than this one. Chris Brown's career still hasn't recovered after he was arrested physically assaulting Rihanna in 2009. Believe it or not, the two got back together in 2013 only to call it quits again less than a year later.
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The world was shocked when Berry and Benet called it quits after four years of marriage. How to lose the most gorgeous woman in the world? Reveal that you cheated on your wife with an old flame, and then blame it on a sex addiction.
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Video vixen Karrine Steffans put Shaq on blast in her book, Vixen Diaries. Shaq later accused Shaunie of stealing and stashing his money, and filed for divorce in 2007 after nearly five years of marriage.
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Nas and Kelis’s divorce surprised us all, especially because Kelis was pregnant when the volcano erupted. Although the reason behind the divorce isn’t exactly known Kelis wanted out fast. “It would be in the best interest of both of us if our marital status is terminated as soon as possible," she stated to the court. Nas was initially ordered to pay over $40,000 a month in spousal and child support. That was later slashed in 2011.
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The Turks and Caicos premier started things off when he had a child during their marriage, then later allegedly cheated again. Misick lost everything including his position in government, and LisaRaye later said she hadnt't been in love all along. “I loved him,” she told Sister 2 Sister. “But I wasn’t in love. We were growing towards that.”
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After one year of marriage, Tyson accused Givens of being more interested in his money than him. Givens made allegations of spousal abuse and was granted $10 million in settlement. She says she hasn’t received a penny.
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The high school sweethearts split in 2010 after eight years of marriage. Siohvaughn then accused Wade of giving her STD, Wade sued her, calling her mentally unstable, Siohvaughn went through 10 divorce lawyers, missed court dates, etc, etc. All in all, it was messy.
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It got messy after Rumors of Woods’infidelity surfaced after a suspicious Thanksgiving car accident in 2009. Tiger admitted his ‘misgivings’ after more than 10 women came out to tell their story. Tiger Woods has and will continue to be the brunt of every divorce joke. Woods will not only hold the title for his golf accolades, but having one of the messiest divorces in history.
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