The news has been breaking today that Hollywood sweetheart, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it quits.  Although purely overpublished tabloid rumor as of now, I am devastated.  A couple I didn't understand at first, has become the poster for Hollywood "cute couple", and now it's all falling apart, apparently. Although, it's maybe not as shocking as some celeb splits. According to numerous sources, the couple who has been married for 10 years, are preparing for possibly a $150 million divorce, and have been split up for some time.  We just figured it's because both have been busy at work now that the 3 kids are getting older.  Apparently not. The official announcement is rumored to be coming soon.

Normally, I'm not moved by celeb gossip, especially not enough to write about it here.  But this one is different. I guess the romantic in me always hopes cute Hollywood couples can work out. It doesn't hurt that I also have a serious crush on Jen. I fell in love with her, as many guys did, as she first popped on the scene in Alias.  She previously had a 3 year marriage to Scott Foley, I always thought she'd be perfect with Michael Vartan or Bradley Cooper, her Alias co-stars. There's just something we fans love about the idea of on-screen romances continuing off-screen (Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart anyone?)  So it was surprising when she and Ben announced that they were an item.  At first, we doubted it would last with his carefree playboy attitude.  But it did, or so we thought.

However, as shocking as this split is, there have been plenty of other shocking splits, especially in recent years.  Many of which surprisingly include other 'Jen's, and other relationships of Ben Affleck.

  • 1

    Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

    They were Hollywood's rare sweetheart couple, in a seemingly near perfect marriage for 5 years.  Then Angelina Jolie entered the picture, and the divorce stunned and divided us.

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  • 2

    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

    Shortly after her relationship with Ben Affleck ended, J-Lo started getting cozy with Marc, a long time friend.  Next thing you know, they're married, and became a latin music power couple.  It was another marriage that seemed perfect, producing twins Max and Emme.  However, they stunned us with the separation and divorce after 7 years.

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  • 3

    Heidi Klum and Seal

    This one still shocks me.  While they weren't a power couple, they seemed to be extremely happy, and were set to last the test of time.  Although it is Hollywood, where a Supermodel and Musician always seem to find love, but never work out.  And sure enough, after almost 8 years of marriage, they also called it splits.

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  • 4

    Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

    Speaking of rockers marrying supermodels (or attractive actresses), we knew the track record wasn't great, so we didn't give this one a bunch of credit at the beginning.  But talk about another cute couple.  And then the rumors of an open marriage came in, and not much after came the divorce after 12 years of marriage. (Coincidentally, Gwen had also been in relationships with Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt prior).

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  • 5

    Resse Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe

    The thing that was so great about these two, is they were a couple before they were household names, and they were so cute together. Plus, they got married the years they shared the screen in Cruel Intentions.  And we've always loved when on-screen couples end up together in real life.  However after being together 10 years, married for 8, it was all over.

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