Year in Review 2016: When things fell apart for celebrity couples

28 December 2016, 06:44 PM
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The power couples of the film industry and their romance may give fans major relationship goals but in 2016, love seemd impossible for celebrities, signaling the end of fairytale love stories.

From Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt to Bollywood's Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani, many marriages came to an end.

The year also saw Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif and Sushant Singh Rajput-Ankita Lokhande part ways.

Here is a look at major 'break ups' of 2016

Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt

One of the most shocking break-ups of the year was that of Hollywood's A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Shipped by fans as 'Brangelina', they split just two years after their marriage. The couple, who share three biological and three adopted children, are headed for an acrimonious split after Jolie filed for divorce on September 19, citing "irreconcilable differences". Pitt had to face allegations of child abuse following the divorce announcement. Though he was cleared, the couple's carefully built image took a major hit.

Amber Heard-Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's brief marriage was another high profile break-up in Hollywood. Depp, who was earlier in a long-term relationship with Vanessa Paradis, started dating Heard, who he met on the set of their 2012 film "The Rum Diary." After just 15 months of marriage, the actress filed for divorce in May, claiming the actor physically abused her. The former couple is still fighting over settlement money.

Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani

Actor Farhan Akhtar and his hairstylist wife Adhuna decided to "mutually and amicably" end their 15-year-long marriage. The couple, who have two children Shakya and Akira, issued a joint statement announcing their separation.

Arbaaz Khan-Malaika Arora

One of Bollywood's favourite couples Malaika and Arbaaz announced their separation early this year after mutually deciding for the dissolution of their 16-year-old marriage. The couple filed for divorce last month.

Pulkit Samrat-Shweta Rohira

Actor Pulkit Samrat and superstar Salman Khan's rakhi sister Shweta Rohira had an ugly break-up earlier this year. The duo, who tied the knot in 2014, parted ways amid reports of his closeness to his "Sanam Re" co-star Yami Gautam.

First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 06:30 PM
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