Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony just called it quits, and their divorce news came as quite a shock. However, celebrity divorces are quite common these days, so it would not be surprising to see a few more couples split before the end of the year. But which pairs seem to have the biggest chance of breaking up? Here's a look at a few couples whose divorces wouldn't be quite as surprising as Jennifer and Marc's:
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
For a short time last month, it looked like Megan might have cheated on her "90210" hubby Brian Austin Greene with her "Transformers" costar Shia LaBeouf. Like Megan, Shia just doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut-- he revealed in an interview that he and Megan had a brief fling while they were filming together. Luckily, it turned out that the Botox-free brunette beauty was actually on a break from her then-boyfriend when she got it on with the lady-loving lead man, but Green might want to be just a little bit worried -- if the sly sexy Fox did the deed with one of her costars, there's always the chance she could do it again (but of course she'd actually have to land movie roles for this to happen).
Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes
Sure Eddie and LeAnn just got married in April, but their relationship certainly seemed doomed from the start. Both were cheating on their respective spouses while working on the Lifetime movie "Northern Lights," so it wouldn't be surprising if the old saying "once a cheater, always a cheater" ends up applying to the pair. It also doesn't seem healthy that LeAnn has lost a ton of weight since her wedding, and she almost seems to be trying to morph into Eddie's rail-thin ex Brandi Glanville by changing her size. But who can blame her if she's taking drastic measures to keep her hubby hooked on her? After all, Eddie will soon be starring in the TV series "The Playboy Club" alongside scores of beautiful women in skimpy costumes. So since she and her man met on a set, it's not surprising that the stress of not being able to trust the handsome hunk is supposedly partly to blame for her frail frame.
Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart
It would certainly be sad to see this couple divorce, especially since it was just announced this month that Rebecca is pregnant with the couple's second child. Unfortunately, the good news came shortly after Eric entered rehab (allegedly for an addiction to painkillers), and of course any kind of drug addiction can put strain on a marriage. It's also just a little bit weird that Kari Ann Peniche, the "Celebrity Rehab" star who appeared in a bizarre nude video with the couple two years ago, has turned up knocked up at the same time as Rebecca. Plus her hubby is divorcing her because he doesn't know if the baby is his. So is there something more to this series of events? Has Dane been getting himself in all sorts of trouble by hanging out with Peniche again? All of this news could just be a series of coincidences, but if Eric is experiencing a serious drug problem with a baby on the way (rehab doesn't always work), Rebecca just might kick him to the curb.
Of course there have also been rumors about Katy Perry and Russell Brand having marital problems, but even if they are, Katy is stubborn and will probably make their marriage last as long as she possibly can. And there will probably continue to be rumors about the demise of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage -- they seem to surface every few months simply because Tom's behavior can be so bizarre, but as of right now they seem to be fairly happy, at least when the paparazzi are around -- the couple was recently photographed packing on the PDA at the beach.
So what celebrity couple do you think might divorce before the year is over? Or do you think J-Lo and Marc will be the last high-profile pair to split in 2011? Sound off in the comments!
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- Rebecca Gayheart
- Kari Ann Peniche
- Megan Fox
- Eddie Cibrian
- Shia LaBeouf
- Brian Austin Green
- Eric Dane
- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
- Katy Perry
- The Playboy Club