Movies That Wrecked Celebrity Marriages

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It is natural for the audience to speculate upon the relationship between two hot and happening co-stars when they are cast opposite each other in a film.They often wonder about the sizzling chemistry between them and the cozy body language. It is a known fact that most good actors can pull it off with out much scrutiny. But then again, celebrity affairs are nothing unusual and the accompanying divorces as well. Let us take a look at some such movies that went on to wreck celebrity marriages.


1 Cleopatra – Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

  • Wrecked Marriage 1 – Between Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher ( 1959-1964)
  • Wrecked Marriage 2 – Between Richard Burton and Sybil Williams (1949-1963)

It was at the sets of the movie “Cleopatra” that Richard and Elizabeth met and it was hate at first sight for them. They has assigned mock nick names to each other. But this was only until their first on screen kiss happened. Inspite of the director calling out cut, again and again, the duo couldn’t stop kissing each other. However, they were both marrried at that time and when the news of the infamous kiss spread, their marriages broke up. They went on to marry each other from 1964 to 1974 and got divorced. They remarried each other again from 1975 to 1976.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

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2 Mr. And Mrs. Smith – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Wrecked Marriage- Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (2000 to 2005)

Love blossomed between Pitt and Jolie during the filming of “Mr. And Mrs. Smith.” Month’s before the movie was released, Aniston filed for divorce stating “Irreconcilable differences.” This, however, was not completely true as both Pitt and Jolie had come clean about their feelings and were exploring their relationship. Barely a month after the divorce, Pitt and Jolie were spotted vacationing in Africa.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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3 The Outlaw Josey Wales – Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke

Wrecked Marriage: Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson (1953-1984, separated in 1975)

Clint Eastwood was known to have flings with his co-stars. The most Infamous one took place on the sets of the movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” Though he was a much married man at that time (married to Maggie), he got into an affair with his co-star Sondra Locke and eventually the two moved in together. The affair ended just like his earlier flings but he got divorced from Maggie.

Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke

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4 Days of Thunder – Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

Wrecked Marriage: Tom cruise and Mimi Rogers (1987 – 1990)

Tom Cruise’s marriage to Mimi Rogers had already hit the rocks during the filming of the movie “Days of Thunder” due to his scandalous past. His passionate affair with the co-star of this movie, Nicole Kidman, turned out to be disastrous as the couple got divorced within a month into the production process. Within one year Kidman and Cruise got married to each other.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

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5 Daredevil – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

  • Wrecked marriage: Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley (2000 – 2004)
  • Broken Engagement: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez ( 2002 – 2004)

When the filming of this movie began, both Affleck and Garner were in committed relationships. Garner was married and Affleck was engaged. Though neither of them admitted to the relationship, Affleck is supposed to have confirmed this later. One year later, Affleck ended his enagagment to Lopez and two months later Garner divorced Foley.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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6 To Have and Have Not: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Wrecked Marriage: Humphrey Bogart and Mayo methot ( 1938 – 1945)

They had started off as good friends before becoming a hot couple. Bogart was 44 and Bacall was 19 but this did not stop them from getting involved. Bogart was then married to mentally unstable actress Methot. Bogart grabbed this opportunity to get out of a loveless marriage and the couple divorced after the movie was released. Bogart went on to marry Bacall and the two remained together until Bogart’s death in 1957.

It is not unusual for whirlwind romance to occur on the sets of films followed by divorce. What is sad is these associations ending as well, after a period of time. That maybe is the price one pays to be a celebrity.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

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