8 Times Celebs Were Publicly Dissed by Their Exes

Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills recently dissed the former Beatle in the worst way possible — and she did it in public, no less. This got us thinking to all the other countless times celebrities were publically shamed, called out, or dissed by their exes. 

Check out 8 times celebs got ugly, and threw shade at their long-gone lovers:

PLUS: The 19 craziest celebrity feuds of all time!

1. Paul McCartney and ex-wife

Paul McCartney recently collaborated with Rihanna and Kanye West on the song “FourFiveSeconds.” McCartney’s collab landed him on Billboard’s top ten for the first time in 29 years. His ex wife, Heather Mills, was not impressed, however. She basically called him irrelevant, stating, “If I go down the street, all I get is kids coming up to me. Half of them don’t even know who he is. That’s why he’s got to do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember.” Ouch.

2. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards

Social media is a celebrity’s dream (or nightmare) when it comes to publicly dissing a former flame. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards have argued via Twitter various times, including one instance when Sheen called his ex-wife “a pig."

3. Ben Affleck and JLO

Ben Affleck may have recently had a laugh with ex Jennifer Lopez, but he’s publicly spewed some hate in the past. Back in 2006, he told Britain’s Now magazine that he regretted the relationship, and that he felt “suffocated, miserable and gross.” Sorry, Ben, but we’ll just never understand.

4. Jenn Aniston and Brad Pitt

Both Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have gone on the record numerous times to dish about their relationship woes. Pitt made a dig at Aniston in a 2013 Esquire interview, suggesting that while married to Aniston, he was “burnt out” and “trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.” Aniston fired back in an interview that same year, saying that if she could have given herself advice back then (while married to Pitt), she would have gone to therapy.


5. Adrienne Bailon and Rob Kardashian

The Bailon-Kardashian saga had too much public hate to keep up with, but The Real host remained strong. When we spoke to Adrienne Bailon for our September 2014 issue, she called out Rob Kardashian for being "disloyal" — with good reason! She claimed that he cheated on her for quite some time. “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career," she said. Luckily, Bailon has since broken free of the relationship, and moved on to her fiancé, Lenny Santiago.

6. Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry chose to throw a small, yet hurtful jab at ex Russell Brand during a speaking event in April 2013. “It’s a very tiny elephant," she said of her divorce. "It’s a little tchotchke now.” 

7. Selena Gomez and Justin Beiber

Selena Gomez may have been shamed by ex-Justin Bieber’s breakup, but she knew how to handle the situation. While on The Late Show, host David Letterman told Gomez that she made Bieber cry, to which she responded, “Well, then, that makes two of us.” Well played, chica.

8. Rihanna and Chris Brown

Just a few days ago, Rihanna dissed Chris Brown in an interview promoting a new animated movie, Home. TIME asked her and her co-stars what animated movie they fell in love with growing up. Rihanna answered “The Beast" — referring to Beauty and the Beast. She added: “Pretty much my dating record so far.” A big diss, if we’ve ever heard one!