Experiencing the end of a marriage is a difficult and emotional affair for all involved, so we're saddened to hear about divorces whether it's a friend or a celebrity going through one.
There have been some high-profile divorces in the last year, and the famous women involved have bravely spoken out in TV and magazine interviews about their experiences.
If you're going through a divorce or know someone who is, be inspired by these honest quotes from celebrity women on their splits.
"He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years . . . I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that . . . I'm starting to come into my own. It's like a new phase."
— 2012 Elle interview
"I've always been the type to fall in love fast and, with every boyfriend, I plan out my wedding in my head. It's taught me to take things slow . . . Anyone would want to move on and take the lesson learnt from it. I loved this person, it just wasn't the right situation for me. I try to hold my head up high and live my life."
— 2012 InStyle UK interview
"It was like a death in the family: You go through the mourning stage, then the rebellion, and then all of a sudden you have to find life by yourself ... I loved everything about marriage. I loved having a companion to wake up with and have barbecues with. But things happen and people grow apart. I don't ever really talk about the divorce because it was a heart-wrenching thing to go through."
— 2009 Glamour interview
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