The Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups
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Now, thanks to social media, we get an even more intimate look inside their lives and their love stories. When they celebrate marriage milestones, anniversaries and special occasions we feel the love and celebrate it too. That’s what can at times make it so shocking to find out that our favorite couples are calling it quits. Sometimes we never saw it coming, which makes the news just a little bit harder to take.

Most recently, Black Hollywood screen king Blair Underwood and his wife, Desiree DaCosta, announced that they were ending their 27-year marriage. The couple released a joint statement via social media announcing their split. “After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago,” the statement read. “It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so. We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, separately.”

Below, we round up some of the most shocking celebrity breakups of all time.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written and published in 2016, with couples added over the years as news breaks.