From Woody Allen and Mia Farrow and Depp

They say that from love to hate there is only one step. And while there are not a few lucky ones who can build a friendship after a relationship -Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are examples of this-, the vast majority end up gouging out their eyes in justice. It happens in real life, also in movies and, of course, in Hollywood.

For a whole month, the media confrontation between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard kept everyone on edge: Intimacies of a couple, photos, audios and WhatsApp conversations were exposed in a televised trial, which at times was closer to a show than to a legal instance.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during the long trial that kept the world in suspenseEPA

There were accusations of physical, verbal and sexual abuse.. Very strong themes that in social networks had a feverish treatment, with users adopting jury roles, condemning and ridiculing, for the most part, the actress of Aquaman.

Finally, last week, Justice ruled only in favor of the actor from Pirates of the Caribbean. Her ex-wife was found guilty of defamation by claiming that she had been a victim of domestic violence. It is clear that his sentence was not only economic – he must pay Depp 15 million dollars – but also social. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that two ex-partners end up settling their differences -and strong conflicts- under the public eye. Next, we remember some of the most scandalous separations.

During the 1980s, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were one of the most popular and talented couples in Hollywood. They were not only chosen on the intimate plane; also professionally: the filmmaker directed her in 13 of his films.

His private life was eccentric and highly attractive to the press. When they met, she was recently divorced from André Pervin and she raised 7 children alone (three biological and four adopted). During their 12-year marriage, they continued to adopt children, while they lived in separate houses, maintaining their independence.

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in an old file photo, when they were still a couple and family
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in an old file photo, when they were still a couple and family

However, everything collapsed when the actress entered her husband’s apartment by surprise. There, on a table, she found a series of photos in which his adopted daughter Soon Yi posed nude. The young woman was 21 at the time and Allen, 56.

The press echoed the scandal. Director of Manhattan confessed that he had fallen in love with the young woman -with whom he continues as a couple to this day- and defended himself by saying that he was not his adoptive father and that the young woman was already of legal age.

months after the divorce, Dylan Farrow, one of the couple’s adopted daughters, denounced that Allen had abused her when she was only seven years old. However, the accusation was never formally made since the physical and psychological tests did not show abuse and, at the same time, the director passed the lie detector tests.

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, who is holding Dylan in his arms, in 1988
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, who is holding Dylan in his arms, in 1988File, Archive

Though Allen always denied these accusations and maintains that the girl was manipulated by her mother. In the middle of the divorce process, years later, in 2014, the young woman published an open letter in New York Times where he reaffirmed his accusations and in which he lamented Hollywood’s attitude of continuing to support the director.

For its part, Moses, one of the few children of the marriage who always defended his father, assured that sexual abuse never existed and, on the contrary, affirmed that Mía Farrow mistreated him and all his brothers. He said, among other things, that she “dragged minors with disabilities up the stairs” and preferred “blonde, blue-eyed children.” The case was once again a focus of debate last year with the premiere of Allen vs. Farrowan HBO documentary that, for the first time, brought Dylan’s testimony to the fore.

Perhaps it was not so scandalous (at least publicly), but it did remain in everyone’s memory as the most expensive divorce in history. After a court ruling, in 2019, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, had to grant 4% of the company – a figure that is around 31,000 million dollars – to MacKenzie Scottwho was his wife for 25 years and mother of his four children.

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, in Beverly Hills, California, in a 2018 image
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, in Beverly Hills, California, in a 2018 imageFile, Archive

In this way, the writer became the third richest woman in the world, with a net worth of 59.8 billion dollars. At the end of the divorce proceedings, MacKenzie posted on her Twitter account that she was very “grateful to have finished the divorce proceedings with Jeff” supporting each other.

It should be noted that the woman accompanied him in the process of founding the company and was even one of his first employees.

After separating from Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez’s current boyfriend assured that for years he felt “stuck” in his marriage and turned to drinking in order to tolerate their relationship. In an interview with Howard Stern he said that even He would “still drink” if he hadn’t gotten divorced in 2015 of his colleague and mother of his three children.

“Part of the reason I started drinking was because I was stuck. I felt that I couldn’t leave because of my children, but I wasn’t happy. So I drank a bottle of whiskey until I fell asleep on the couch, but it turned out that this was not the solution, “he openly confessed.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner seemed like the perfect couple until...
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner seemed like the perfect couple until…File, Archive

“We had a marriage that was not working. He’s someone I respect, but Who shouldn’t be married to?”, added the actor. Affleck’s statements caused controversy at the time. It is that on several occasions he saw himself as Garner supported him in his fight against alcoholism and even accompanied him in several of his hospitalizations and rehabilitations.

Garner decided not to make statements after her ex-husband’s statements, although sources close to the actress assured that they were like a “slap in the face” for her and her children. Years later the other bomb news would arrive: Afleck’s reunion with his ex JLowith whom he is currently in a relationship.

Their relation It lasted very little, but it was enough to end one of the most controversial separations in Hollywood. Oksana Grigorieva (who came from a long relationship with Timothy Dalton) and Mel Gibson met in 2007 and by 2010 everything was wrong: the Russian pianist accused Gibson of mistreatment and revealed some audios in which the actor was heard yelling and insulting her . There was perimeter restraining orders from both parties and legal fights for the custody of Lucia, the couple’s only daughter.

Conflicts between Mel Gibson and Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva included perimeter restraining orders from both parties
Conflicts between Mel Gibson and Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva included perimeter restraining orders from both partiesThe Grosby Group

Finally, it was signed in 2011 a confidentiality agreement that prohibited Oksana from revealing details of her relationship with Gibson. However, she ended up suing her lawyers, accusing them of very bad legal advice. In 2016, the Justice considered that the pianist broke this agreement in an interview on the program The Howard Stern Showwhen he said: “We must embrace our experiences, no matter how painful and dark they have been. You have to try to learn from them.”

Although he did not give explicit details of the relationship with the actor of Wild Heartthe court found that her statement implied that she suffered domestic violence from Gibson, sentencing her to pay $450,000.

In 2002, four years after being widowed by Linda Eastman, Paul McCartney and the young model Heather Mills got married in a beautiful castle in Ireland. Like the former Beatle, his new wife – who had become known for continuing to model after losing her leg in a car accident – was also a fervent activist for various social causes, such as the defense of animal rights and the protection of land against mining.

A year after that celebration, the couple welcomed little Beatrice Milly McCartney Millstoday 19 years old.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, when everything was a bed of roses
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, when everything was a bed of roses

However, everything fell apart in 2006, when they started a long divorce process that lasted almost two years. In the middle of the negotiation, documents were revealed in which the woman denounced McCartney for violent, aggressive, drug addict and alcoholic.

Finally, the musician had to pay him 40 million dollars, of the 170 million that Mills demanded. Years later, the composer of “Let it be” confessed in a note that having married Heather Mills It was one of the worst mistakes of his life.

They first met in the late 1970s and married in 1986, after nearly a decade of dating. Maria Shriver was then a renowned journalist (belonging to the Kennedy clan) and Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most famous and eccentric actors in Hollywood. Born in Austria, he had started in the cinema thanks to his great step in bodybuilding.

Despite her Democratic inclination (she belongs to the Kennedy clan), Maria Shriver accompanied Arnold Schwarzenegger throughout his political career with the Republicans
Despite her Democratic inclination (she belongs to the Kennedy clan), Maria Shriver accompanied Arnold Schwarzenegger throughout his political career with the RepublicansAP

The wedding was in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (Shriver’s land) and in the following years the couple and family expanded with the arrival of four children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.

After 25 years of marriage and having led the governorship of the state of California together, the couple began to fly through the air. It all started when Shriver she found out that the actor from terminator He had a parallel relationship with the maid in his home, with whom he had even had a child.

Although the divorce was requested in 2011, it was only approved in 2021, after a decade of disputes over the division of assets, valued at some 400 million dollars.

From Woody Allen and Mia Farrow and Depp-Heard, the six most scandalous divorces in Hollywood