“Divorce” is not an uncommon word in the world of celebrity culture; however, some marriages mean more to fans than others. Ugly divorces bring out the worst in people, and celebrities are not immune. We’re counting down the list of the top 10 celebrity careers ruined by divorce to show that second…or third chances aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.
10. Michael Jackson
The late and great Michael Jackson baffled fans with his wacky antics and bizarre physical transformation, and his two brief marriages didn’t help to give him any credibility. In 1994, the King of Pop made headlines by marrying the King of Rock’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, in a secret Dominican wedding, while simultaneously battling the first accusation of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy. Jackson settled the molestation charge in a civil suit, and his marriage ended after only two years in 1996. In the same year of his divorce, MJ married his long-time friend, Deborah Jeanne Rowe, when she was six months pregnant. The couple divorced in 1999, but not before having two children together, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson, Jr., and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Jackson’s brief stint as a husband to two unlikely partners only helped to lend credibility to the endearing nickname “Wacko-Jacko.”