It was a rollercoaster year for the entertainment industry in 2015 as it witnessed many high-profile divorces and breakups. From short-term romances to weddings that appeared like matches-made-in-heaven, the year saw some of the most heart-breaking separations.
IB Times UK has compiled a list of the most shocking and not-so-shocking splits that grabbed everyone's attention in 2015.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: One of Hollywood's most beloved couples, The Batman Vs Superman star and his actress wife decided to put an end to their marriage on their 10th wedding anniversary. The A-list couple are parents to daughters Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and three-year-old son Samuel,
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time."
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: After 13 years of marriage and three children together, the popular couple of the music industry decided to end their relationship mutually. Rumours have it that the couple were constantly fighting and facing difficulty in juggling family and their blossoming careers.
"While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time," Stefani and Rossdale said in a statement in August announcing their divorce.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert: Four years after their marriage, the country singer couple announced their divorce in July. The divorce was granted by a judge in Oklahoma on the same day they announced their separation citing it as a 'very personal matter'.
"This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter," the former couple's official statement reads.
Shelton is currently dating Stefani, The Voice co-judge.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez: Just after two years of marriage, the popular Hollywood couple announced their split. The former couple got married after three years of dating and welcomed their son Maceo three months after their marriage.
"It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children's privacy," they said in an official statement.
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting: The Big Bang Theory actress and her tennis player husband declared their divorce just after 21 months of marriage. Cuoco's spokesperson told People: "Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting have mutually decided to end their marriage. They ask for privacy at this time. No further statement will be issued regarding this matter."
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink: The Grey's Anatomy actor and his makeup artist wife announced their separation in January this year. The news came as a shock as they were together for 15 long years. The couple have three children.
"It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time," the couple told People in a statement.