| August 28, 2012

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.

Katie Holmes

"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


Kim Kardashian

"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

Katy Perry

"I still believe in love and marriage. I've just learned lessons along the way. I regret nothing."

— 2012 The Hollywood Reporter interview


Jessica Simpson

"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