10 Most Toxic Celebrity Couples

Kiri Blakeley | Jun 18, 2013 Celebrities
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  • Madonna & Sean Penn


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    It's hard to believe Madonna would put up with any abusive behavior, but that's apparently what went on with first husband Sean Penn. He allegedly beat her with a baseball bat, tied her to a chair and beat her, threatened to shave her head, and once chased her out of a hotel room. She wised up and divorced him.

  • Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee


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    Back in 1998, rock star Tommy Lee was sentenced to six months in jail for beating his wife and mother of his two children and co-star of his sex tape, Pamela Anderson. Pam was apparently holding their infant son at the time the abuse occurred.

  • Diane Lane & Josh Brolin


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    Just four months after they were married, Josh was arrested at their home and charged with spousal abuse. Diane claimed that Josh hit her. She did not, however, want to press charges and their spokesperson called it a "misunderstanding." They divorced this year.

  • Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne


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    Ozzy and Sharon have lately been considered the perfect couple, but their marriage has been filled with violence. Ozzy reportedly once knocked out Sharon's teeth, and he also admitted to trying to strangle her during a drug binge. They recently reunited after a months-long separation.

  • Phil & Brynn Hartman


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    Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman and his wife Brynn had a volatile relationship -- friends said that Brynn was the abusive one -- that cultimated when Brynn shot Phil while he slept after an argument in which he threatened divorce. She then killed herself.

  • O.J. Simpson & Nicole Brown Simpson


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    In probably the most famous abusive relationship of all time, O.J. Simpson was tried for stabbing his wife, Nicole Brown, and her pal, Ronald Goldman, to death outside of her home. He was later acquitted of the murders. He is now in jail on unrelated charges.

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