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Seal & Heidi's he said/she said: When cute celeb couples split

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Tough Breaks

Wasn't it just yesterday that Heidi Klum and Seal were singing each other's praises? Today, they are yet another super-cute celeb couple who broke our hearts when they broke up.

Tough BreaksHeidi Klum and Seal

When model-turned-mogul Heidi met singing sensation Seal and the two began courting, we were intrigued ... particularly since she was preggers at the time with the daughter of her ex-, Flavio Briatore. When Seal gladly took on the role of the little girl's father, we started crushin' on the guy too. To our delight, Heidi and Seal married in 2005 and proceeded to pop out more cute kids left and right over the next few years. And whether they were watching the Lakers courtside or throwing annual fairy-tale vow renewals, Heidi and Seal always seemed genuinely head over heels for one another — until this year, that is, when Heidi gave Seal the ol' "auf wiedersehen." He now says she "fornicated with the help," which in this case would be her bodyguard. Wait, who still talks like that?

Tough BreaksSusan Sarandon and Tim Robbins

For over two decades, iconic actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins set the standard for long-term love in Hollywood. Since meeting on the set of the movie Bull Durham, the two remained completely committed to each other ... yet never married. And we loved them for it! They were the effortlessly cool couple — the hip, liberal, activist parents raising sons Jack and Miles to march to the beat of their own drums. Unfortunately, the couple's own marching apparently took them in different directions. They split in 2010, shocking fans everywhere. She has since opened a New York ping-pong club called Spin — shacking up with her 34-year-old business partner in the venture, Jonathan Bricklin, along the way.

Tough BreaksBrad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

How could Jenn and Brad — what with their matching blonde highlights and perma-grins — not become America's most beloved celebrity couple when they became betrothed in July of 2000? It seemed obvious the pair was pretty much in it for the long haul. Or so we thought. Jenn may have made the vow to supply Brad with a steady stock of his favorite banana milkshakes for life, but — sadly — Angelina Jolie's milkshake brought Brad to her yard. This year would have marked Brad and Jenn's 12th wedding anniversary, but these former lovebirds will each be walking down the aisle with new partners soon.

Tough BreaksSarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel

Sarah Silverman's raw brand of humor can be tough to stomach at times, but her 2002 to 2009 relationship with the milder and more appealing Jimmy Kimmel made the shockster much more palatable. For the first time, we got to see the softer side of Silverman — which, up until that point, we were convinced must be an urban legend. Although the crazy-cute couple was comical, no one was laughing when their relationship went belly-up. We were harboring not-so-secret hopes that these two would reunite one day, but Kimmel proposed earlier this month to girlfriend Molly McNearney. Looks like he doesn't find marriage quite as "gross and fu***** crazy" as Sarah does.

Tough BreaksRachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

When Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling starred as star-crossed lovers in the weepy chick flick The Notebook, everyone — and I mean everyone — fell in love with the characters, Allie and Noah. So it was only natural that fans started fueling relationship rumors right from the start and then developed a fanatical obsession with Rachel and Ryan when they did take their offscreen love public. The duo dated from 2005 to 2007, broke up, and then — much like their fickle, fictional movie counterparts — reunited in 2008. Alas, Rachel and Ryan's fate is not to woo each other with unwavering love until their last dying breath. He's now hooking up with hottie Eva Mendes, and she's seeing Welsh actor Michael Sheen.

Top to bottom, images courtesy of FayesVision/WENN, Nikki Nelson/WENN, WENN, FayesVision/WENN, Dimitri Halkidis/WENN
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