Both Sheen and Mueller are known for their erratic behavior and substance abuse, which ended up putting a huge amount of stress on their relationship. Sheen’s violence quickly led to a split, but the ensuing custody battle lasted for months. Though they initially settled on joint custody of their twins, the two began tossing threats back and forth to get that changed. It wasn’t until Mueller got close to $1.75 million in settlement that things simmered down.
4. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt: And finally, the most confusing breakup of all: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s. They were married twice—in 2008 in Mexico and in 2009 in the United States—but their marriage still didn’t last long. As early as March of 2011, rumors began about their breakup when Montag fired Pratt as her manager. Soon after, she divorced him, claiming he insisted on controlling both her life and the press surrounding her. The two battled on and off for months, with Pratt threatening to release their sex tapes if Montag didn’t film a new reality show with him. However, the two were spotted together in Costa Rica during one of these battles, making many assume that these overblown arguments were just attempts at getting attention. Either way, the two were back together by September.
So what can we learn here? Well sure, you might not have $1.75 million to give to your ex or paparazzi hounding your every decision, but you certainly do have your own level of concerns about your well-being. Talk about your issues with your partner, and you can keep them from getting in the way of romance. Even if you do break up, communication will keep your split clean.