Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman & 5 Other Longtime Famous Couples Who Split Up

October 8th, 2012 6:00pm EDT

Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman The news that Danny DeVito, 67, and Rhea Perlman, 64, split after a staggering 30 years together shocked fans around the world this morning. The couple, who have three children together, met after Rhea saw the actor in a play in 1971. They got married in 1982.

No reason was given for the split, but according to AARP, extramarital affairs for people 45 and older are relatively rare. So the odds that Danny or Rhea met someone else is likely not the cause of their break up.

Some relationships just fizzle out over time. Sometimes a couple's personal issues intensify. Most typically, a husband and wife increasingly live different lives.

Danny and Rhea aren't the only famous stars who have broken up after decades together. Longtime Hollywood romances are so rare, that it's disheartening when a beloved couple parts ways.

Check out five other longterm romances that just didn't work out...

Jessica Lange and partner Sam Shepard split up in December 2009 after 27 years together. The couple began living together in 1982 and have two adult children in their 20s. Sam and Jessica never married.

Six weeks after he publicly admitted to fathering a secret love child with the couple's housekeeper, Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger in July 2011. They were married for 25 years and have four kids together.

In 2009, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins broke up after 23 years together. The couple began dating in 1988 after meeting on the set of "Bull Durham" and have two children togehter. They never married.

After 40 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Al and Tipper Gore announced in 2010 they would divorce.

Not together nearly as long as the aforementioned couples, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split up in 2011 after 14 years together. They have a son and daughter but never married.

Fans of Captain Jack breathed a collective sigh of relief when they heard the news that Depp was single again.

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