Divorce is difficult enough, and we would never wish the pain and hurt of “conscious uncoupling” on anyone. It should be a private affair, but sometimes celeb couples let their relationship drama play out in the public eye…

It’s never easy to predict how a celebrity divorce will pan out. Sometimes, a married couple will call it quits under amicable terms, and the split happens quietly, away from the tabloid drama and public scrutiny.

However, there are occasions when a marriage falls apart before our very eyes and the end result is an ugly, nasty, public divorce.

We were all stunned when Amber Heard & Johnny Depp called it quits, with Amber lodging abuse claims against Johnny.  We’ll never forget the scandal behind Tiger Woods’s divorce from Elin Nordegren, and how about the disaster that was the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries marriage?!

SA celeb relationships are also under the spotlight. We love to celebrate their milestones – weddings, anniversaries, babies and career highlights. But unfortunately the limelight also shines on the bad times…

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Here are 6 local celebrity divorce stories that turned nasty:

Mutodi Neshehe and Lesley

This divorce story has been playing out in public for the last few months and a resolution does not seem to be near. The former Muvhango actor claims his ex-wife is coming for “everything he has”.

Soapie actor Mutodi Neshehe airs dirty laundry surrounding split from wife

Trevor Gumbi and Lucille

Trevor Gumbi’s divorce was preceded by months of public fighting, rumours of a love child and loads of reports about how Trevor had moved out of his family home.

After all the drama, Trevor turned the divorce into a money-making opportunity when he announced a comedy tour titled: Divorce.

Trevor Gumbi announces split from wife on social media

Trevor Gumbi on divorce: ‘There was a lack of intimacy on both sides’

Click page 2 below to find out more about the paternity scandal that rocked Thembisa Mdoda and Atandwa Kani’s divorce…