Celebrities Whose Spouses Left Them

Love is a wonderful thing – until it ends, that is. The pain of heartbreak is something everyone has experienced at some point in their lives, whether they're an Average Joe or a red carpet regular. The famous actors, actresses, and musicians featured on this list experienced heartache in a very public way after their spouses left them. Cheating was involved in some cases of celebrities whose wives left them, while the ever-popular phrase "irreconcilable differences" was evoked in others. Some famous people whose spouses left are now remarried to other celebs.

When you think of celebrities whose spouses left them, one couple immediately springs to mind. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were the ultimate Hollywood power couple from 2000-2005. The Friends star may have filed for divorce, but it is widely believed that Pitt left her in order to start a relationship with his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. This superstar breakup has a happy ending: Pitt married Jolie in 2014 and Aniston has been married to Justin Theroux since 2015.

Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011, after 25 years of marriage. She wasn't too happy about the fact that he fathered a child with the couple's maid years earlier. "I created a huge screw-up. I had this child, and it destroyed my family," he said about the situation.

What other celebrities were left by their husbands or wives? Read on to find out.