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    8 Celeb Couples Who Were Open About Their Divorces And 7 Who We Still Have Major Questions About

    While some celebrities prefer talking openly about their splits, others keep the details close to the vest.

    Divorce can be messy, emotional, and complicated for any person who has to go through it.

    Now imagine that you're dealing with all the highs and lows of the experience, with millions of strangers invested in the matter, and you'll start to understand what it's like for celebrities.

    You can probably understand why a lot of celebrities choose not to talk about their divorces after the fact, but it's also not unusual for celebs to speak out.

    Here are some celebrities who took the chance to share their truth and others who took the opportunity to keep quiet.

    1. Katie Holmes never said much about her divorce from Tom Cruise.

    Katie Holmes poses at the opening night of the Roundabout Theater Company's production of the new play "The Wanderer's" at The Laura Pels Theatre on February 16, 2023

    Briefly addressing that period in her life during a 2020 InStyle interview, she simply said, "That time was intense."

    Katie Holmes attends the Michael Kors Collection Fall/Winter 2023 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week

    2. Adele worked through her divorce through her music and was frank about it when asked in interviews.

    Adele attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023

    In November 2021, she told Vogue that her marriage breakdown wasn't a spectacular one."I was just going through the motions, and I wasn’t happy. Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that," she said. "It was just: I want my son to see me really love and be loved. It’s really important to me ... I’ve been on my journey to find my true happiness ever since."

    Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park on July 02, 2022

    3. Jeff Bezos has kept quiet about his high-price divorce from his ex, Mackenzie Scott, simply tweeting out an announcement.

    CEO of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    4. Melinda French Gates has not. "It wasn't one moment or one specific thing that happened. There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn't healthy, and I couldn't trust what we had," she told Gayle King in 2022.

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    5. Channing Tatum has been honest but respectful in discussing her split from Jenna Dewan.

    Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan attend the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' World Premiere

    "Your life just turns on its axis. This whole plan that you had literally just turns into sand and goes through your fingers and you’re just like, 'Oh, shit. What now?'" he told Vanity Fair in early 2023 of their split. "It was probably exactly what I needed. I don’t think I would’ve ever done the work, I think, on myself in the way that I had to do the work on myself to really try to figure out what next."

    Channing Tatum attends the "Magic Mike's Last Dance" World Premiere on January 25, 2023

    6. Dr. Dre may have celebrated after his divorce from his ex-wife, Nicole Young, was finalized, but he hasn't actually said anything about it.

    Honoree Dr. Dre accepts the Recording Academy Global Impact Award onstage during the Recording Academy Honors

    7. James Marsden said his divorce made him aware of how privileged he'd been.

    James Marsden arrives at the 75th Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton

    "A lot of shit went well for me my whole life and came easy to me. Being a white male, you’re born with certain unearned privileges. My life hasn’t been filled with sorrow and deep struggle," he admitted to Men's Health in 2018. "When the divorce happened, it was the first time I felt I lost my equilibrium. It was scary and sad and made me pull everything into focus. I needed to focus on what was important. So that’s who I am now because of that. I know regrets can be catalysts for good things. Not to talk like a Hallmark card, but it’s true."

    James Marsden attends the 2022 GQ Men Of The Year Party

    8. Kris Humphries welcomed the opportunity to share his side of his reality TV divorce from Kim Kardashian, which he did in an essay for the Player's Tribune in 2019.

    Kris Humphries at Rolling Stone Live: Minneapolis presented by Mercedes-Benz and TIDAL

    "Look, I should have known what I was getting into. I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change. But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake. There’s definitely a lot about that world that is not entirely real. But our actual relationship was 100% real," he explained in his defense. "When it was clear that it wasn’t working … what can I say? It sucked. It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that — with your friends, with your family…. But when it plays out so publicly, in front of the world, it’s a whole other level. It was brutal."

    Kris Humphries #43 of the Atlanta Hawks in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 16, 2017 in New York City

    9. Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, has kept quiet about not one, but two divorces since founding the search engine and spending time as the leader of its parent company.

    Sergey Brin attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022

    10. Elon Musk was pretty quiet about his second divorce, even though he tweeted out a farewell to his ex. "@rileytalulah It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day."

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022

    He was much chattier about his first divorce, which he penned an essay about to dispel rumors that infidelity led to the end of that marriage.

    Elon Musk arrives to the 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    11. Mel Gibson never opened up about his split from his wife of 28 years, Robyn Moore.

    Mel Gibson poses at the Columbia Pictures' "Father Stu" Photo Call at The London West Hollywood

    12. Reese Witherspoon has opened up about learning from her divorce from Ryan Phillippe.

    Reese Witherspoon attends the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards on May 9, 2000

    "[You have to] look at yourself and go, 'What part of this do I need to own? Which part of this is my responsibility?'" she told ELLE in 2009. "And that's the painful work that you have to go through to hopefully get some real-life knowledge out of it."

    Reese Witherspoon arrives to ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on February 06, 2023

    13. Michael Jordan has never really opened up about his divorce from Juanita Vanoy.

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan walks in the Paddock prior to the F1 Grand Prix

    14. Jennifer Garner has shared some sage wisdom she took away from her divorce from Ben Affleck.

    Jennifer Garner attends "Party Down" Season 3 red carpet and premiere on February 22, 2023

    "The main thing is these kids — and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them. Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter’s wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person," she told Vanity Fair in 2016. "People have pain — they do regrettable things, they feel shame, and shame equals pain. No one needs to hate him for me. I don’t hate him. Certainly we don’t have to beat the guy up. Don’t worry — my eyes were wide open during the marriage. I’m taking good care of myself."

    Jennifer Garnerattends the Apple TV+ 2023 TCA Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

    15. And lastly, Steven Spielberg doesn't talk about his marriage or divorce from his first wife, Amy Irving.

    Steven Spielberg arrives at the red carpet of 'The Fabelmans (Die Fabelmans)' premiere & Honorary Golden Bear and homage for Steven Spielberg' during the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival