Recent shocking divorces in film industry
The number of celebrity divorces are sky-rocketing than never before in the film industry. Here is a list of six such divorce cases that shocked the industry and the public alike.
1) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
One of the most recent and the most shocking divorce case is that of Hollywood’s model couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt often called the Brangelina. Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from her husband and is seeking custody of their six children.
The 41-year-old Jolie filed legal documents on Monday citing irreconcilable differences with Pitt, listing their date of separation as September 15. The A-list couple wed in 2014 but have been together since 2004.
2) Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard resolved their acrimonious divorce last month. The 30-year-old actress and Depp who married in February 2015, announced their split in May. She had accused him of striking her and throwing a mobile phone during a fight and also alleged that he had a history of “drug and alcoholic abuse”.
He had denied the allegations. She then took out a temporary restraining order against the 53-year-old obliging him not to get in contact and to stay 100 yards away from her. The order was withdrawn when they agreed the divorce settlement.
3) Soundarya Rajinikanth and Ashwin Ramkumar
Soundarya, second daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, has confirmed that her marriage to industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar was coming to an end and that divorce talks have been initiated.
Soundarya and Ashwin got married here in 2010, and they have a one-year old son. A graphic designer by profession, Soundarya has worked in Tamil films such as "Baba", "Sandakozhi" and "Sivaji" among others. She is also the founder of Ocher Picture Productions.
Soundarya is most popular for directing her father in India's first motion capture 3D Tamil film "Kochadaiiyaan", and producing Venkat Prabhu-directed 2010 Tamil comedy "Goa".
4) Amala Paul and A L Vijay
Actor Amala Paul has filed for divorce from her husband and director A L Vijay. The divorce petition was filed at the Family Court, Chennai.
Amala and Vijay fell in love while working for the 2011 movie 'Deiva Thirumagal'. Vijay was the director of the film. They tied the knot in 2014.
5) Divya Unni and Sudhir Shekharan
Divya Unni, a noted actress cum dancer ended 14 years of marriage with Dr Sudhir Shekharan in 2016. They both have two children together.
Divya Unni made her acting debut as a child artist, with the movie Nee Ethra Dhanya at the age of 7.
6) Shanthi Krishna and Bajore Sadasivan
Veteran actress and dancer Shanthi Krishna ended her 16-year-long relationship with her second husband Bajore Sadasivan, a US-based industrialist. They have filed for divorce on mutual consent at Bangalore family court.
Shanthi Krishna was earlier married to actor Sreenath. The couple divorced in 1995 after 11 years of marriage. He passed away in 2010.