Laura Dern was apparently blindsided by her husband of five years Ben Harper filing for divorce on Friday. He sited irreconcilable differences. The couple who have two children together – seemed to be a happy loving couple. But not all was apparently well in their relationship. Details of why they broke up haven’t released yet, but it must have been a bad! And this isn’t the first time Laura Dern has had a very surprising and shocking high profile break up.
Dern famously had her heart broken by her fiancée Billy Bob Thorton. The two had been engaged for quite a while and as she said, “I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend got married, and I’ve never heard from him again.” Ouch. And who did he abruptly leave her for? Angelina Jolie. She added that, “It’s like a sudden death. For no one has there been any closure or clarity.”
And these aren’t her first high profile romances. She also had relationships with Kyle MacLachlan, Nicolas Cage, Renny Harlin and Jeff Goldblum.
Is there a pattern? Maybe next time she should hook up with someone not in the entertainment industry.