10+ Celebrities Get Real About The Hardship Of Divorce

Marriage isn't something you enter into lightly. It's a commitment that you renew to yourself and your partner each and every day. But when you're an A-list celebrity in Hollywood — that can prove difficult.

Below are 10+ celebrities who have gotten real about the hardships of divorce. Through their struggles, they have found renewed strength and commitment to themselves.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy has never been one to divulge personal information about his relationships and his stance on divorce mirrors that approach perfectly.

The X-Men star did however admit that ever since he and ex-wife Anne-Marie Duff called it quits, his life has changed drastically.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer and Ben Affleck decided to announce that their marriage was ending just one day after their 10th wedding-anniversary.

When asked if she was using any coping mechanisms, Jennifer admitted that she'd been watching a lot of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey on TV.

Jenna Dewan

Jenna met her ex-husband Channing Tatum when she was only 24-years-old; they were married for nine years.

The Step Up star revealed to People magazine that she was "gutted" by the entire experience. Jenna admits that it was a hard but necessary change.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese has stated on multiple occasions over the years that her divorce from Ryan Phillipe was totally jarring.

During that time, Reese said she felt completely overwhelmed both personally and professionally. Her wake-up call came after discovering that The New Yorker had called her washed up.

Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts may never have officially said "I do" but they still raised a family and were together for more than 11 years.

During a sitdown with People, Liev conveyed that although the situation has been difficult, their kids will connect them forever.

Chris Pratt

Chris expressed disappointment in the wake of his divorce from Anna Faris — both in himself and in his ex-wife.

He went on to say that the most important thing was their son Jack's happiness and that in the end, nothing else mattered.

Ben Affleck

Ben took his divorce from ex-wife Jennifer Garner especially hard. He was drinking heavily at the time which resulted in Ben checking himself into a rehab center.

He has called his divorce the biggest failure of his life.

Demi Moore

Demi gets real about her divorce from Ashton Kutcher in her latest memoir.

The former Brat Pack member gets candid about her alcoholism and how her divorce from Ashton caused her to break a 20-year-long sobriety streak.

Scarlett Johnasson

Scarlett has said that her own personal experiences helped her when it came time to get into character for Marriage Story.

The Oscar-nominated actress told Elle that her shared experience helped her to better understand the "bittersweetness" of it all.

James Marsden

James has been honest about his feelings toward his divorce, calling it one of the most difficult things he's ever had to go through in his life.

The Dead Like Me star has stated that being separated from his kids was especially difficult.

Brad Pitt

In the wake of Brad Pitt's divorce from ex-wife Angelina Jolie, he began looking inward.

Brad quit drinking and began seeking the help of a therapist in order to express his emotions on the subject in a safe and constructive way.

Wiz Khalifa

The Pittsburgh born hip-hop star believes that his divorce from former wife Amber Rose changed his life — but for the better.

He's said that walking away was the right thing to do, even though it was incredibly hard.

Chris Martin

Throughout his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris tried his best to stay positive and to look at things in an optimistic light.

He argued that just because his romantic relationship with Gwyneth was ending that didn't mean other aspects and facets of their coupling couldn't remain.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen doesn't mince words when it comes to describing how her marriage came to an end and the pain she endured during the divorce process.

The way that Gwen describes the ordeal, was her own personal version of hell.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina explains that the reason behind her filing for divorce was born from a desire to preserve the integrity of her family and protect her children.

She has said that her children gave her renewed strength and allowed her to find herself during this most difficult time.