Getting divorced from your spouse — no matter the reason — can be a devastating, overwhelming, stressful and life-changing, whether you are a regular person or a well-known Hollywood star. Divorcing can also be liberating and positive and a chance to start a new chapter — and that, too, goes for everyone from the person down the street to leading men like Brad Pitt or Chris Pratt.
In this slideshow, we'll take a look at how some of Hollywood's most famous leading men have dealt with separation and divorce, processed their split and then started a new chapter. What they say goes beyond the tabloid gossip and rumor mill and right to the truth of their experience: the sadness, the soul-searching and, finally, the resolve to find themselves and start anew.
Here's what they have to say, from James Marsden to Ryan Phillippe to Ben Affleck and more.