Culture The Most Tragic Celebrity Breakup Stories  

Jessica Lawshe
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Hollywood is known for it's tearjerkers, and nowhere is that more true than in our fave tabloid blogs and magazines. So grab the tissue box, it's time to take a look at our list of the most tragic celebrity breakup stories.

We love a good Hollywood romance, but regardless of how hard they try, it seems our fave celebs just cannot keep a great thing going. And when the love falls apart, sometimes it's absolutely brutal. Cue our list of the worst celebrity breakups.

Our list is filled with the classics: Jen and Brad, Selena and Justin, Demi and Ashton. And as these stories of celebrity breakups prove, you can have everything - money, fame, beauty - and still have zilch in the love department. From cheaters to beaters, religious fanatics to cocaine fanatics, fallen stars to pop divas, our list has all the worst breakups that only Hollywood can provide.

Does love really exist? This list of cad celebrity breakups probably won't make you feel very hopeful. Upvote the most tragic story on the list!

Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Tragic Celebrity Breakup Stories
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The world was sad to learn about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's 2015 split. What was to blame? It appears that Ben got a little too close to the couple's nanny. A source close to the couple told E! Online"She has not forgiven him for things that have happened, but she's committed to keeping her children happy."

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Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Tragic Celebrity Breakup Stories
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As CNN reported, Kermit and Miss Piggy took to their respective Facebook pages to announce: "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship." The two have been a couple for 40 years, making this breakup one of the harder ones for fans. 

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Tragic Celebrity Breakup Stories
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By now we know what came between Jen and Brad - and her name is Angelina. Brad and Angelina Jolie met while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The rest is celeb breakup history. 

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Tragic Celebrity Breakup Stories
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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon divorced after eight years of marriage after rumors swirled that Phillipe had cheated with actress Abby Cornish. In an article with US Weekly, Phillipe said ""I think more of the problem was age. When we got together we were so young." Excuses? Maybe....

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