Eleven divorces that shook Hollywood before Brangelina's split

As the world reels from the news that Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are to divorce, Sky News looks at some of the other famous Tinseltown break-ups.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor...

Both superstars, Burton and Taylor were married twice. Known as "Liz and Dick" in the papers, they tied the knot for the first time in Montreal in 1964.

Starring in 11 movies together, the couple enjoyed a jet-set lifestyle.

They split for the first time in June 1974, before remarrying in Botswana in October 1975.

Their relationship - dubbed the "marriage of the century" by the media - finally ended with a second divorce in July 1976.

Tom Cruise and…

Cruise has married three times, first to actress Mimi Rogers in May 1987. They divorced in February 1990.

He and his second wife, Nicole Kidman, met on the set of Days of Thunder, marrying on Christmas Eve 1990.

They adopted two children before splitting in 2001.

Cruise began dating Katie Holmes in April 2005, famously declaring his love for the actress by jumping up and down on the sofa on The Oprah Winfrey Show the following month. They married in November 2006 in Italy, before divorcing in July 2012.

Madonna and…

The singer married Sean Penn on her birthday in August 1985, but following an annulment in December 1987, filed for divorce from the actor in January 1989.

Madonna met film director Guy Ritchie in November 1998. The couple married in December 2000 at Skibo Castle in Scotland. They divorced in December 2008.

Demi Moore and…

In February 1980, when she was just 17, the actress married singer Freddy Moore, who was 12 years older than her. They divorced in August 1985.

Moore got hitched for a second time in November 1987 to actor Bruce Willis. They had three daughters together before filing for divorce in October 2000.

Moore began dating her third husband, Ashton Kutcher - 15 years her junior - in 2003, marrying him in 2005. They split in November 2013.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard...

One of the showbiz stories of 2016 , Heard filed for divorce just 15 months after they tied the knot.

And one to buck the trend…

Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker married nearly 20 years ago - and are still together!