7 Celebrity Couples Who Stayed Together For Their Kids

Published on July 14, 2014. Updated April 4, 2017

Having your marriage fall apart can be hard but, when there are children involved, things get even more difficult – just ask these 7 celebrity couples! Some of them were married and some of them still are and, when their marriages hit the rocks, they had to decide whether to stay together or call it quits. Many of these stars decided that it made more sense to stay married for their kids; however, some of them eventually decided that this was too much and gave up the act altogether. Here is our list for 7 celebrity couples who stayed together for their kids!

7. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Tori Spelling has been quite open about not wanting to divorce her cheating husband Dean McDermott. People have speculated that it is because of their finances, but sources say that it is because of the kids – she feels like she owes it to them to make it work. Given what we saw on her reality TV series, “True Tori,” this makes perfect sense. On the show, the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star constantly talked about how difficult it is to care for four young children on her own.

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6. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have the type of relationship that keeps everyone talking. Everyone assumes that these two enjoy an open relationship because both parties have indicated at different times that the other is free to do as he or she wishes. Rumor has it that these two live very separate lives and that the only reason that they haven’t thrown in the proverbial towel is because of their children, Jaden and Willow.

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5. Kris and Bruce Jenner

If you have watched the family’s reality TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” you would know that Kris and Bruce Jenner have not been in love for a very long time. Although neither party has confirmed it, it looked like they were only staying together for the sake of their two youngest children, Kendall and Kylie, and maybe for the show itself. As soon as their two youngest daughters were old enough to care for themselves, these two called it quits.

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4. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas recently announced their plans to divorce after 18 years of marriage. An insider suggested that the former couple decided to end their marriage because they had fallen out of love and were living separate lives. Another source indicated that Griffith and Banderas only stayed together for the sake of their daughter Stella, who is now 17, and since she will soon be a legal adult, it didn’t make sense to continue the façade.

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3. Robin Wright and Sean Penn

According to Robin Wright, she and her ex husband Sean Penn tried to stay together for their children. “Divorce in and of itself, and with children, is devastating. Worse than that. One of the reasons why we got back together and broke up so much was trying to keep the family together. If you’ve got kids, it’s a family, and you try again, and you try again. We did that for a long time,” the “House of Cards” star told Britain’s Telegraph in an interview.

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2. Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett

Kendra Wilkinson has been putting on a brave face ever since news broke that her husband of five years, Hank Baskett, had cheated on her with a transsexual model while she was pregnant with their second child. Considering the former Playboy model grew up without a father, it doesn’t seem like she wants the same fate for her two children. Something tells us that these two former lovebirds will work it out for the kids’ sake.

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1. Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli

When Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli’s marriage fell apart, they had difficulty deciding on the right time to tell the children. Because there was no perfect time, they ended up keeping up a painful charade for months – all for their children’s sake. “It was never the right time,” the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum told People magazine. “There were birthday celebrations and Christmas and we always thought, ‘Let’s keep it together for the kids.’”

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