Celebrity Divorces: What you can Learn from Some of the Most High-Profile Divorces

It’s common for celebrities to get married and then get divorced shortly after. What is uncommon, however, is a celebrity marriage that lasts. There have been many high-profile celebrity divorces recently, and there is a lot that can be learned from them. You don’t have to be rich and famous to apply these lessons to your own life.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

This power couple had been going strong for 12 years and had adopted many kids during their seemingly perfect marriage before Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in 2016. While much of what is being negotiated during divorce proceedings remains private, we do know that Angelina wishes to be granted sole custody of the children. Receiving full custody of her children will prove to be very difficult for Angelina, as the courts in California tend to favor joint custody and require significant evidence against a parent accused of being unfit. The lesson to be learned from this high-profile celebrity divorce is to go into it prepared. If you want sole custody of your children, then be prepared to offer a lot of damning evidence against your spouse and have a good argument prepared.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

While Johnny Depp is a much more high-profile celebrity than Amber Heard, their messy divorce still made the international headlines. The two actors were married a for a mere 15 months before their relationship went down in flames. The divorce got ugly and the negotiations were messy, resulting in a $7 million payout to Amber Heard. While the result of the divorce could’ve been worse for either party, no one really won. Amber donated all the money to save her integrity, and Johnny not only had his dirty laundry aired to world, but lost a significant amount of his earnings to his lawyers and wife during the messy divorce and negotiations. The lesson to be learned in this case is to sign a prenuptial agreement before getting married. Prenups are not just for the rich, but for any married couple that plans on sharing property or assets. They may not be romantic, but they can save a lot of headaches later down the road.

Every Adulterating Celebrity

Celebrity divorces are commonly the result of infidelity in the marriage and nothing can complicate and make things uglier than an affair. A big mistake divorcing couples make is not ending or putting their affair on hold until the divorce is finalized. Not only will the philandering spouse lose ground with the courts, but their affair will greatly complicate divorce negotiations.


Go into your divorce with a plan of action, and know the ins and outs of how to file for divorce. Research your state laws, hire lawyers that fit your specific needs and what you want out of the divorce and be prepared for anything. Divorces don’t have to be a nightmare if you keep a strong rational head on your shoulders and you know what to expect. If you truly wish to have a quick and painless divorce, be reasonable, take your emotions out of the equation, and don’t try to get revenge on your spouse during negotiations.