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Top 10 shocking celebrity breakups

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Surprising celeb splits

There must be a full moon, because this has been the week of shocking celebrity breakups. From Christina Aguilera to Courteney Cox Arquette, Hollywood couples are splitting faster than you can say "prenup!" Check out our list of the top ten shocking celebrity breakups.

Surprising celeb splits5. Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels

Singer Melissa Etheridge and actress Tammy Lynn Michaels made headlines when they became legal domestic partners. However, Etheridge shocked us all (even wife Tammy Lynn!) when she filed for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership in July, 2010. The couple has two children together, conceived via artificial insemination.

4. Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Madonna is not the type of wife to stay home and bake cookies, and Guy Ritchie seemed fine with that. Madonna and Guy Ritchie both seemed to have so much in common, from their career aspirations to raising their children together. It appears both their large egos got in the way of their relationship when they announced their shocking divorce in 2008 after seven years together.

Surprising celeb splits3. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

They were America's sweethearts, with their matching looks and their two adorable children. The seven-year-itch proved to be too much when the couple shockingly announced their divorce in 2008. There were rumors that Ryan Phillippe cheated on Reese Witherspoon with his co-star Abbie Cornish, but we may never know what happened to this cute Hollywood couple.

2. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

Christina Aguilera met Jordan Bratman when he produced her album in 2002. The couple hit it off immediately, getting married in 2005 and soon after having a son, Max. The couple grew apart these last few years, shocking us with their split this month. "Over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife," a source close to the couple said.

Surprising celeb splits1. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

They divorced in 2005, yet we are still talking about their split making them the number one most shocking celebrity split-up!

Jennifer Aniston was our favorite friend and Brad Pitt was the top Hollywood hunk -- until Angelina Jolie swooped in and apparently stole Brad from right underneath Jen's nose.

Brad and Angelina (Brangelina) have since gone on to build a family of six kids and Aniston remains happily single -- although many are still holding out hope for a Brad and Jen reunion.

Tell us: Who do you think is the most shocking celebrity breakup?

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