Cruel Cuts & Breakups: The 9 Worst Celebrity Splits

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It’s quite a time for vicious breakups: Jesse James and Sandra Bullock, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren. And just last week Esquire released a scathing story about the breakup of ex-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s second marriage (not the first one — when he married his high school geometry teacher).

In it, Gingrich’s ex-wife Marianne exposed what really went down when the couple split in 2000. Gingrich — who publicly preached family values — was having an affair with the woman who would become wife number three, and asked Marianne to “tolerate” it. According to Marianne, he told her he wanted to split because “she was a Jaguar and all he wanted was a Chevrolet. ‘I can’t handle a Jaguar right now.’ He said that many times. ‘All I want is a Chevrolet.’”

In honor of Newt and Marianne — and all the other not-so-happily broken-up couples out there — we’ve compiled a list of some of the nastiest celebrity breakups. Enjoy!

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