Newly Independent of 2008: Top 10 Star Splits

Long term love can turn from freewheeling romance into a prison of denied passion in the time it takes for a skyrocket to fall sputtering to the ground.

Especially in Hollywood, high-flying couples shine like supernovas one day, and yearn for the freedom to chase a new, more famous, hotter flame the next.

Check out the Top 10 Countdown of blasted celebrity bonds on the right.

Which newly single star will get the best romantic upgrade from letting freedom sing?

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