Hollywood Exes: Why Did These Celeb Couples Break Up?

Some Hollywood couples have broken up and left us baffled as to why. Of course, there are always rumors, but it’s not often that either party comes out into the open like Meg Ryan did in the October issue of InStyle, saying: “Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful…” (Followed by Dennis Quaid’s response in the New York Daily News: “It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship.”) Now that the mystery about the end of their relationship is sort of solved, we’re hoping a few other pairs will come tell us why they’re not together anymore. Not that we want them back together, we’re just curious.

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
Did “Newlyweds” star their marriage off on the wrong foot?

Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears
Was Justin’s song “Cry Me A River” about Britney cheating on him? Did she have a secret romance with Ben Affleck, as it was rumored?

Sarah Silverman & Jimmie Kimmel
Were they always fighting about who’s funnier?

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
Who was the first to realize they weren’t a good fit?

Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Pitt
Did their matching haircuts drive them apart?