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15 Celeb Couples Who Publicly Displayed Their Messy Breakups

It's an unfortunate fact of life that not all romantic relationships end ecumenically. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things go from bad to worse and the entire situation gets blown out of proportion.

When you're an A-list celebrity, at the mercy of tabloids and the paparazzi, the risk for a messy breakup increases tenfold. To get a better idea of what I'm talking about, take a look at these 15 celebrity couples who publically displayed their messy breakup.

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James smiling
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While making an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Jesse was crudely asked by the shock-DJ to declare who was better in bed: Sandra Bullock or Kat Von D. Without a moment's hesitation, James replied that it was indeed Kat.

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora at club
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Calvin Harris made the news of his split from Rita Ora public via Twitter. Unfortunately for Rita, Calvin opted not to inform her first before tweeting out the news to his millions of fans and followers.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore on red carpet.
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Demi Moore held nothing back regarding her relationship with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. In her memoir, Demi revealed that she and Ashton had threesomes on the regular and that because of these blurred lines — he felt no shame in cheating on her.

Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler

Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler at comedy club.
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When Shanna caught wind of her ex Travis Barker's engagement to Kourtney Kardashian — she went on an all-out tirade. Moakler accused Kourtney of attempting to drive a wedge between her and her family and then accused Travis of having an affair with Kourtney's sister, Kim.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries dropping Kim Kardashian into the water
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Kim and Kris were married for 72 days before Kim filed for divorce. Since that time, Kris has accused Kim of being disingenuous and using their marriage as a means of launching her star power in Hollywood.

Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas

Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas at MTV Music Awards
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Taylor admitted during an appearance on The Ellen Show that her song, sarcastically titled "Forever And Always", is about her ex-boyfriend, Joe Jonas. She also claimed that Joe broke up with her via a 25-second phone call.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry and Russell Brand at MTV Music Video Awards
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Russell Brand has nothing but negative comments regarding his short-lived marriage to his ex-wife, Katy Perry. The comedian joked that their sex life was non-existent and during those rare intimate moments, he had to force himself to think of anyone else other than her.

Kanye West and Amber Rose

Kanye West and Amber Rose at the BET Awards
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During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, Kanye told Charlamagne that Kim Kardashian almost didn't want to be with him because of his past with Amber Rose. According to Kanye, he had to take 30 showers before Kim would sleep with him.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green on red carpet.
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Shortly after Megan began dating her now-fiance, Machine Gun Kelly, she posted a picture of the punk-rock-rapper with the caption "Achingly beautiful boy." Her ex, Brian Austin Green, responded by posting a photo of him and their three children, with the caption "Achingly beautiful boys."

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young at Billboard Music Awards
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Iggy confirmed her breakup with Nick via Twitter, stating that "I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage."

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson

Lindsay Lohan crying
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In the wake of Linday's breakup with ex Samantha Ronson, the former child star went on an all-out Twitter tirade. She began publically accusing Samantha of cheating on her, as well as not-so-subtly implied that she was taking drugs.

Grimes and Elon Musk

Grimes and Elon Musk on red carpet.
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After her split from the world's richest man, Elon Musk, Grimes began publically trolling the paparazzi by reading a copy of Carl Marx's "The Communist Manifesto." Her response is certainly not as messy as some of the others on this list, but it's way cleverer and far more fun.

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" video
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In the wake of their very public breakup, Timberlake recorded and released his hit single "Cry Me A River" — a song inspired by the breakup. Years later, in the wake of Britney's conservatorship battle, Justin issued a formal apology for his toxic behavior.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at the VMAs.
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Ariana explained in an interview with Vogue that her relationship with Pete was nothing more than a beautiful distraction. While Pete took every chance he had to take shots at Ariana during his performances on SNL as well as during his Netflix comedy special.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Vanity Fair party.
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Kanye has been up and down since breaking up with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. He has publically started referring to her new beau, Pete Davidson, as "Skete" and even saw fit to share a private text convo with Pete to the media.

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