Most of us have had unpleasant break-ups involving black sacks of stuff and teary goodbyes, but Kevin Fiore from Stoke-on-Trent decided to do one better than just binning his ex’s stuff, and cut their furniture in half, instead. Today, the Express reported that jilted Kevin sawed all of the couple’s furniture in two, and labelled it as his and hers. Needless to say, he got a supervision order and hopefully, she got some new stuff. But it’s not just normal people who have crazy break-ups. Check out these celebrity bust-ups for mad factor...
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
The hot couple were attending the glitzy opening night party for Flags of Our Fathers, in which Ryan starred, when a small domestic blip turned into a full blown fight. Reese seemed peeved from the get-go, but before long, the couple had a shouting match on the roof terrace of the Soho Grand Hotel. Reese then stormed back inside and headed for the lift, with Ryan running after her. Hollywood drama come to life! They ended their marriage shortly afterwards, and there’s still debate about whether he was cheating with co-star Abbie Cornish, whom he dated afterwards.
Anne Hathaway and Raffaello Follieri
Poor, oblivious Anne Hath discovered that her Italian real estate developer boyfriend, Raffaello, was under FBI investigation for cheating church officials and others out of huge sums of money when law enforcers turned up at his swanky apartment. He was arrested for conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud. It was reported that the FBI took Anne’s private journals from his apartment as part of the investigation, too. Luckily Raffaello was thrown in jail for a few years, and Anne got a new beau.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie
They were a strange pairing to start with, so we weren’t too shocked when they called it quits after their lavish Scotland wedding, but we didn’t predict the spat that followed. Their divorce was quick, but after the paperwork had been filed, Guy’s friends spoke out and blamed Madge’s gym obsession as the cause of the split, while Madonna threw an end-of-marriage party and told her fans during a concert that he was ‘emotionally retarded’.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
It’s not just the Scientology debacle that’s making TomKat’s divorce super interesting slash controversial. Last week, little Suri Cruise was seen throwing a hissy fit because Katie refused to buy her a puppy. So of course, this week, Tom has claimed he’s going to buy Suri a puppy which will stay at his LA home. Oh dear.
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
The One Tree Hill stars might not have featured heavily in the press for their quickie annulment, but anything involving Paris Hilton is really worth a mention. Chad allegedly cheated on Sophia with Paris less than six months into their marriage, but they still had to work together on set every day and pretend to be lovebirds for the next several years. Awks.
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Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden
Oh, guys. It was never going to work, was it? Sure, they were both in of-the-moment pop bands, one a cheeky Irish singer, the other a lippy Atomic Kitten girl, but when Brian was caught cheating on his stag do, we could predict what was going to happen next. It took two and a half years of strained marriage, but eventually the pair announced their split. They’re hardly pals now either, Brian once branded Kez ‘a disgusting human being’ while Kerry took every opportunity to have a pop at Brian in her OK! column. Ouch. Not very graceful...
Brad and Jen
Their split will go down in history as the most talked-about break-up, possibly ever. They were only Mr and Mrs Brad Pitt for five years before Brad fell for Angelina while filming Mr and Mrs Smith and everything changed FOREVER (including the content of gossip magazines, who signed an invisible agreement promising to talk about it every day for a million years). Brad initially denied that he’d done the dirty, but in an interview with the New York Times Angelina said she couldn’t wait to show the film to her kids because "not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love". Eeek! In an interview with US Vogue, Jen branded Angie as "uncool" for getting romantic with Brad but other than that, there hasn’t been much bitching. Yet we’re still talking about it, seven years later.