The year of splits: 7 celebrity divorces that made headlines in 2016

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From singers to actors and models, it seems just about everyone in Tinseltown got bitten by the divorce bug over the year. The Express Tribune presents a list of celebrity couples that decided to call it quits in 2016, leaving us crestfallen.

1. Humaira Arshad and Ahmed Butt

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Singer Humaira Arshad and actor Ahmed Butt got married in 2004. Their knotty relationship had been making headlines for quite some time. The couple, who have a son together, parted ways in 2016.

2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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Brangelina were together for over a decade after infamously getting together following Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004. The couple got married in 2014. After two years of being together, Angelina filed for divorce on September 20 2016.

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3. Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora

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Bollywood star Malaika Arora married Arbaaz Khan in 2000. Their relationship hit rock bottom after 16 years of being together. The couple has a 13-year-old son.

4. Nouman Javaid and Fariha Parvez

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Rockstar Nouman Javaid collaborated on several songs with vocalist Fariha Pervez. The couple subsequently got married in 2016 only to divorce months later.

5. Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

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Drew and Will married in 2012. The couple amicably called it quits in 2016 after being together for five years. They have two children.

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6. Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani

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Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani dated each for three years before tying the knot in 2000. The couple separated after being married for 16 years. They have two daughters, Akira and Shakya.

7. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

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Johnny and Amber got married in 2015 only to divorce on May 23, 2016 amid allegations of domestic abuse. After the split, Amber donated her settlement proceeds to charity.

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