It's kind of the worst thing ever: being dumped by a partner. Nobody likes to go through that kind of situation, especially if mom has children with that person. But the truth is that this is something that can happen to anybody, even our favorite celebrities. Yes! Even those that we envy in secret for having perfect looks and having everything they desire. Even they have been dumped at some point in their lives.
Apparently "they lived happily ever after" only works in front of the Hollywood cameras, not behind the scenes in real life. In the world of celebrities, this is something that can happen frequently, especially because there is always a party, a movie or some event to attend where they will meet beautiful, powerful and spectacular people.
Unfortunately, for some men in Hollywood, it is very hard to resist temptation ... or maybe it is a mid-life crisis. We can never know for sure. But what is certain is that it seems to happen a lot. Today we will talk about 15 celebrities who left their wives for a much younger woman, without regretting their decision.
15 Jude Law
Jude Law is a British actor who will soon play one of the most important magicians in Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, in the film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The actor is also known for his long career in the film industry.
But Jude is also known for stealing hearts among women. In 1997 Jude got out of the market when he married Sadie Frost, an English actress, producer and fashion designer. The couple had met when he was 19 and she was 25. Unfortunately, Sadie's depression played an important role in their divorce, especially after giving birth to her first child with Jude. After 7 years together they decided to split, and although at the beginning they wanted it to be something quick and without controversy, it ended up being a spectacle for the press. According to dailymail.co.uk Miss Frost accused her former husband of "unreasonable behavior", added to the fact that it was discovered that their daughter, Iris, accidentally swallowed an E tablet while at a party with her mother in October 2003.
After the divorce, Jude found refuge with Sienna Miller, an English American actress who is 9 years younger than him. They met on the set of the movie Alfie. On Christmas 2004, Jude popped the question, but the engagement would be canceled after it was known that Law had been cheating on Miller with the nanny of his children.
14 Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer, known for his long career in the film industry, especially for the saga of action movies "Mission Impossible".
When Tom's career was rising he met Mimi Rogers, an American film and television actress, and by 1987 they were married in an intimate ceremony in New York. However, his marriage began to fall apart in 1989 when Tom had achieved the fame he wanted, becoming one of the most sought-after actors of the moment. At that time, Tom was 27 years old and his wife was 33. The ending came when Tom met 22-years-old Nicole Kidman on the set of Days of Thunder and, apparently, the actor fell head over heels for her. So the year after the premiere of the movie Tom requested the divorce from Rogers to be able to marry Kidman in 1990. The couple could never have children of their own, which is why they decided to adopt.
However, the love did not last long enough and in 2001 Tom surprised Nicole with the divorce papers because he had started dating Penelope Cruz who was 27 years old. By then Tom was 41 and Nicole 34.
13 Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe is an American actor, director, and writer, that's best known for his roles in the films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions, as well as being considered one of the most wanted guys in the '90s.
And it was thanks to his role of Sebastian in the movie Cruel Intentions that Ryan met Reese Witherspoon with whom he co-starred in the movie. By that time Witherspoon was 23 and he was 25-years-old, both tied the knot and did not wait to have children. Definitely, that looked very similar to love and for a long time they were considered a golden couple in Hollywood, but love ended in 2007 when they divorced.
Ryan did not wait long after the break up to start dating the Australian actress, six years younger than Reese, Abbie Cornish, with whom the actor starred in a movie in 2007 (Loss). Ryan also briefly dated and had a child with singer/actress Alexis Knapp in 2010, when he was 36 and she was just 20-years-old. He got engaged to long time girlfriend Paulina Slagter in 2015 when he was 41 and she was 24-years-old, but sadly they broke up.
12 Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor known for his long career in the film industry, standing out in films like Miss Potter, Star Wars, Down with Love, Moulin Rouge, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, and Beauty and the Beast, among others.
McGregor seemed to have a perfect marriage, one of those that are no longer common in Hollywood, because he was married to the French production designer Eve Mavrakis for 22 years. But the couple surprised everyone in October of 2017 by announcing their split, after the 46-year-old actor was caught kissing with his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 32-years-old. McGregor and his now ex-wife Mavrakis (46) had three biological children and one adopted. The Sun reported that the reason for the split was Mary Elizabeth, although McGregor has insisted several times that she wasn't.
11 Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp, one of the bad boys in Hollywood who have been breaking hearts everywhere he goes. He's also known for his professional life in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Finding Neverland, Secret Window and the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, among others.
But Johnny throughout his career has made headlines because of his love life and his long list of ex-girlfriends such as Winona Ryder, among other celebrities. But for 14 years Depp seemed to find what he was looking for in love when he met Vanessa Paradis in 1998. Although they were never legally married, the couple maintained an exclusive relationship for that period of time, and in fact, they had two children (their daughter Lily-Rose and their son Jack). However, when Depp met Amber Heard in 2011 during the filming of the movie The Rum Diary, the actor fell in love with the young 25-year-old actress and they started a relationship shortly after Johnny (49) divorced Vanessa Paradis (39) in June 2012.
Amber and Johnny were married in 2015 when she was 28, but love did not last because they divorced in 2016 after Amber alleged domestic trouble.
10 Chris Martin
Chris Martin, the lead singer of the British band Coldplay, has made us cry and smile with his music all these years. He apparently had a crush on Gwyneth Paltrow before meeting her in IRL, and when she attended one of his concerts and they met backstage, he did not miss his chance to win the artist's heart.
They married in 2003 and lived mainly in London, although both maintained a home in the United States. In 2004 they welcomed their daughter Apple and in 2006 their son Moses. The couple throughout their relationship tried to keep their privacy, rarely public appearances together. But over the years Paltrow commented on marital difficulties, during an interview with Elle in 2011 she said: "We go through periods that are not all attractive, I always say that life is long and you never know what will happen".
And it was not until 2014 that they signed the divorce papers and within a few months, Chris started dating 24-year-old actress Jennifer Lawrence who was 24 at the time, both had an on and off relationship until 2015. Currently, the British musician is dating Dakota Johnson, the protagonist of the franchise 50 Shades of Gray, who is 28 years old.
9 Sean Penn
Sean Penn, is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist, known for his long career in the movie industry thanks to films like Casualties of War, We're No Angels, Milk and Mystic River.
He's one of those men for whom it does not matter how old they are, they'll always age well, like a good wine. After his failed marriage with Madonna between 1985 and 1989, he was single for a time until he decided to marry Robin Wright, the American actress, best known for her role as Jenny in the movie Forrest Gump. The couple married in 1996 and they were together for 11 years. But in 2008, in the middle of a crisis the couple decided to split but without having signed the divorce papers, Penn (48) had a short affair with the model Petra Nemcova (28). And then, when he divorced Wright in 2010 immediately after his divorce, he began dating actress Scarlett Johansson, who was 26 years old at that time.
8 Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer (63) is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director, writer, singer, and activist, known for his roles in films such as Toy Story 2, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, among others.
Grammer, who had previously been married twice, decided to get married in 1997 for the third time with Camille Donatacci an American television personality, most known for starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The couple had two children together, but in 2010 they decided to divorce alleging irreconcilable differences. Two weeks after signing the divorce papers, Kelsey surprised everyone by proposing to a 29-year-old British stewardess, Kayte Walsh. Back then, Camille was 43 and still wasn't on good terms with her ex-husband. Kelsey and Kayte were married that same year and are now parents of 3 children, sons Kelsey Jr. and Auden James Ellis, as well as daughter Faith.
7 Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin (59 years old), is an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian. Known for being the eldest of the 4 Baldwin brothers and for his acting roles in movies and television such as Knots Landing, Beetlejuice, The Marrying Man, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, and The Departed, among others.
In the '90s Alec achieved the dream of every man on the planet and married Kim Basinger in 1993 after he met her during the filming of the movie "The Marrying Man" in 1990. But what seemed to be a fairy tale ended when the divorce papers began in 2001. Later a phone call scandal arose where he called his daughter, Ireland, a "rude, thoughtless little pig". In 2012, Ireland talked to Page Six about the incident, and said: "I've always had a really great relationship with my dad. The only problem with that voicemail was that people made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was. He's said stuff like that before just because he's frustrated. For me, it was like, 'OK, whatever.' I called him back, I was like, 'Sorry, Dad, I didn't have my phone.' That was it."
However, Alec did not wait too long to return to the world of dating after his divorce. In fact, he was dating at that time celebrities such as Kristin Davis, Tatum O'Neal, and Nicole Seidel. But in 2011, he met the yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 26 years younger than him and the next year they tied the knot. Currently, they have 3 children and are still together.
6 Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has often been in the news headlines in the entertainment world, and not only for his professional life. Ben has also been known for his romantic life. After having been engaged to the singer Jennifer Lopez, Ben decided to end his engagment after feeling he could not stand the pressure and harassment of the paparazzi to be with Lopez. Then, he started dating Jennifer Garner, who he married in 2005. The couple has 3 children.
However, what appeared to be one of the most solid marriages in Hollywood, began to fall apart in 2017, People magazine reported that Ben (45) had been cheating on his wife Garner (45) with a younger woman, the producer from Saturday Night Live, Lindsay Shookus (37) who was married to Kevin Miller, an American voice actor. In fact, Ben began publicly dating Shookus, after announcing their separation while filing divorce papers.
5 Robin Williams
Robin Williams was an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for making us laugh, cry and reflect about life with each of his films such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Jumanji, and Night at the Museum among others.
Williams met his first wife, Valerie Velardi when they were 26 years old in a tavern in San Francisco, where he worked as a bartender. And according to People magazine, Valerie was the one who motivated Williams to work harder and pursue his dream of being a successful comedian. The couple married in 1978 and had their first child Zachary.
Valerie was surprised when Williams asked for a divorce in 1988, because he was in love with Marsha Garces, his assistant who had previously played the role of nanny for their son Zachary, and who was also pregnant with William's baby. By then Valerie was 36 and Marsha was in her late 20s. Williams married Masha in '89 and they had another child. The couple was married until 2010.
4 Tom Brady
Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Mostly known to be married to Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, a former Victoria's Secret Angels.
But before Gisele was Bridget Moynahan, the American actress and model who used to date the player. Unfortunately, their relationship did not end on good terms. Tom and Bridget had a relationship of 3 years when he decided to break up with her in December 2006. Shortly after the break-up, Brady was dating the supermodel, but in February 2007 Bridget announced that she was pregnant and Brady was the father. Of course, many of us would have expected that Brady would give Bridget a second chance, but by that time he was already in love with Gisele.
During an interview for Harper's Bazaar, Bridget opened up about what happened and said that: “When you’re suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you’re in your 30s, it’s a hard conversation. I’m a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that’s the way I’d be doing this. For a moment, it was hard for me to accept that this was the way I was going to have a family.”
Tom and Gisele tied the knot in 2009 and the couple has 2 children. In addition, Tom has shown himself to be a good father to his other son John Edward Thomas Moynahan.
3 Mel Gibson
The American actor and film producer, Mel Gibson, is known in Hollywood for his long career in films like Mad Max, Braveheart, What Women Want, and The Passion of the Christ, among others. He's also known in his personal life as being one of the most coveted men in Hollywood, so it was to be expected that his divorce was a headline in almost all the news of the world after 30 years of marriage.
Gibson was married in 1980 to Robyn Moore and what appeared to be one of the most stable marriages in the entertainment world ended in a million dollar divorce, because the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement when they tied the knot, and for Mel that meant losing half of his fortune valued in 850 million dollars. Robyn, who at that time was 53 years old, asked for a divorce from Gibson (55) upon learning that her husband's mistress was pregnant. Oksana Grigorieva (39) is a Russian singer-songwriter and pianist. But the relationship did not last and they broke up in a difficult divorce for the custody of their daughter Lucia. In court, Oksana accused the actor of domestic issues.
Nevertheless, it seems that Gibson is increasingly looking for much younger girlfriends. In 2017 he welcomed his ninth child with his girlfriend Rosalind Ross, 26 years old.
2 Patrick Stewart
Mainly known for being Professor X in the X Men franchise, Patrick Stewart, the English actor, has distinguished himself in his career in the film and television industry for almost 6 decades.
But like the rest of the men on this list, Patrick seems to enjoy hanging out with women much younger than him. After a first marriage from 1966-1990 with Sheila Falconer, in 1990 the actor remained single until the year 2000 when he decided to marry Wendy Neuss, an American executive producer of several TV films, but the love did not last, because in 2003 Patrick (63) requested the divorce because he met Lisa Dillon an actress who 24-years-old, with whom he began a romantic relationship that lasted until 2007 when they split.
Then, Patrick met the singer Sunny Ozell, whom he married in 2013. Between them there is an age difference of 28 years.
1 Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony is an American singer, actor, record producer and television producer, known worldwide for being the king of salsa. The five-time Latin Grammy Award winner is reputed to be charming and romantic with women, and after a failed first marriage in 2004 with Dayanara Torres Delgado who won Miss Universe 1993, Marc decided to give a second chance to his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and they married that same year after he was legally divorced from Dayanara.
Marc and Jennifer seemed to be the golden couple in the music industry. In fact, the couple had twins in 2008 (Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz). But after 11 years together, love seemed to be end because both requested the divorce. Marc, who at that time was 42-years-old, started dating the Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima, who at that time was 23-years-old. Marc and Shannon tied the knot in 2014 and were together for almost 4 years until they divorced in 2017 for alleged infidelities.
Sources: nickiswift.com, dailymail.co.uk, fame10.com