Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12 p.m.
When the news broke that Latin royalty Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split, you could literally hear the cacophony of jaws dropping all over the 305. It seemed like JLo and MAnth would be together forever (we just made that up, like it?).
The two singers just started shooting a reality competition show to find the next big Latin star Q'Viva! The Chosen (The Chosen? Is it the next big Jewish Latin star? If so, yes, please!). Anthony also spent some time crashing JLo's gig hosting American Idol. We thought he missed his betrothed, but maybe he just wanted to steal the spotlight? The couple are working on a clothing line for Kohl's together. They signed separate contracts. Could have been a hint!
Either way, this separation made us think back on a few others unexpected breakups. This nifty list of failed relationship will make you look super informed in front of your friends when you discuss the demise of JLo and MAnth.
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins
This power Hollywood couple never got into the idea of marriage, but after spending 23 years together and producing two sons, they were a sure thing! Or so we thought. News of this dissolved marriage really helped us lose faith in commitment entirely. These guys always looked so happy, they both had similar political convictions, but guess all good things must come to an end. Anyway, now the rumor is Sarandon's dating a dude who loves ping-pong and is half her age.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
These two were mismatched from the beginning. She's a blue-blood Kennedy and he's an Austrian republican, a kindergarden cop, and a terminator. They seemed destined for success as a couple if for no other reason than because political divorces are messy. So after 25 years, and only four months after Arnie left office, oh, and wait, yeah also because it was revealed that he was the daddy of the daughter of one of their household staff. Doing the help is not acceptable.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
When these two got hitched, they both agreed, Brad announced
that they agreed that marriages aren't necessarily supposed to last forever. Their realistic perspective on things, the fact that they were both not very young, and seemed down to earth made it possible that they might actually do the happily ever after thing. Of course, they might have, if it weren't for that Jezebel Angelina Jolie who came around all fertile and ready to pump out a big lipped army.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
These two didn't appear perfectly matched. Sure she's legally blond, but he's like a total stud who's always got that look in his eye. They were together seven years and produced two kids, but he was a cheat, and that'll end a good thing almost every time.
Courtney Cox and David Arquette
Anyone that could put up with David Arquette for that long, you'd think was in it for the long haul. The guy told Howard Stern that post Cox sex made him cry. Arquette seems like a sweet dude, just a bit of a mess. After they went on Stern's show together, it seemed there might be a little hope these two oddballs will get back together.
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