5 Rocky Rock Star Divorces

May 9, 2016

Since the news broke about Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne reportedly ending their marriage after spending 33 years together, a couple weeks after Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani release the details of their divorce, the termination of a relationship that was supposedly meant to last forever is nothing strange to the rock world. Name any rock star and chances are they've gone through at least one divorce. Some are nasty, some are mellow, and some can be flat out chaotic. So below are eight examples of rockers who, much like Ozzy, could not make it last.

  1. Jack & Meg White (White Stripes)

    We all remember Jack and Meg White for having something of an "unorthodox" type of marriage. At first, everyone thought they were a brother/sister two-piece band, only to learn that they were in fact husband and wife. After they divorced in 2005, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Jack described Meg as aloof and unsupportive. "She's one of those people who won't high-five me when I get the touchdown," said Jack. "She viewed me that way of 'Oh, big deal, you did it, so what?' Almost every single movement of the White Striples was like that. We'd be working in the studio and something amazing would happen: I'm like, 'Damn, we just broke into a new world right there!' And Meg's sitting in silence."
  2. Nancy Wilson (Heart) & Cameron Crowe

    Back in 2010, Nancy Wilson and Director Cameron Crowe ended their 22-year marriage after "irreconcilable differences." Wilson listen June 15th, 2008 as their official date of separation. The pair had a pair of twin boys together.
  3. Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) & Heather Locklear

    Guitarist Richie Sambora was taken completely by surprise after his then wife's divorce announcement in 2006 after 10 years of marriage. Locker was previously married to drummer Tommy Lee  of Motley Crue for seven years until finally getting divorced in 1993.
  4. Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels

    Melissa Etheridge and her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels spent nine years of their lives together after the rocker claimed that the grounds for the divorce were due to "irreconcilable differences." Etheridge requested that no spousal support be given to Michaels, with whom has two children. Michaels wrote online of the ordeal, "We both promised, agreed, handshook, pinky-swore/no filing until after tour/in the fall." She continued by saying, "Her broken promised told to me by headlines... could you stop blind-sighting me?"
  5. Ike & Tina Turner

    What may have been considered the most controversial and volatile rockstar couples, Ike and Tina Turner's relationship was one for the record books. Ike recruited Tina into her blues band back in the late 50's/early 60's and they eventually got married in 1962. Despite their success, Tina fell victim to Ike's rage & drug-induced episodes that resulted in many cases of spousal abuse. Tina finally filed for divorce in 1976. In 1977, Tina chose not to seek any financial or material earnings in their divorce settlement. Instead, the only thing she asked for was the use of her stage name, which she was granted. In 1993, her story would be told in the biopic "What's Love Got To Do With It," starring Angela Bassett.
  6. BONUS - Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

    Now who could forget this? The time when the King of Pop, Michael Jackson wed the King of Rock's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. As poetic as it appeared, the couple's time together did not last long. Presley filed for divorce in 1996 after being married to Jackson for less than a year, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the grounds for the divorce, although many believed that the marriage was a publicity stunt to polish Jackson's image in the public eye.

(source: Huffington Post)