Stars' Shocking Breakups

From Jewel and Ty Murray to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, look back at the splits that surprised us all

 photo | Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony

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Updated: Wednesday Jul 02, 2014 | 01:00 PM EDT


Like their surprise wedding in 2004, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's split was equally unexpected: The singer and her husband of seven years called it quits in July 2011 – just days before the American Idol judge's 42nd birthday. Though Lopez admitted there's "a lot of work that goes into making a successful partnership and marriage," the Puerto Rican power couple and parents to twins Max and Emme appeared inseparable at June's Hope for Children gala in New York City.