There’s a formula for celebrity breakups — generally speaking, once the ish hits the fan, the seasoned publicist swoops in and, 1). Denies that the breakup will occur, followed by staging a public outing to hush rumors; 2). Asks that you respect the couple’s privacy during this difficult time, and finally, 3). Releases a statement from both parties that promises: “We will continue to support one another for the sake of our children.”
However, when the celebrity (or a third party) skips the public relations department and handles the news of the breakup themselves, things can really get ugly.
Take a look at the seven worst celebrity breakups ever: Men behaving badly.
The public crash and burn of Charlie Sheen’s television career (“Two-And-A-Half-Men“) recalled his previous issues with ex-wife Denise Richards. The couple split in 2006 after Richards claimed that Sheen was abusive. Sheen told Access Hollywood: “These are merely somebody’s claims…at some point I will just have to pray for her.”
Richards added that Sheen had an online porn habit that included memberships/visits to “sites with gay pornography also involving very young men who did not look like adults.”
Sheen shot back: “You are a pig. A sad, jobless pig who is sad and talentless and, um, oh yeah, sad and jobless and evil and a bad mom, so go [expletive] yourself, sad, jobless pig.”