A 2010 report from the CDCconfirms the often-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages in the United States now end in divorce.
However, some communities are harder-hit by this epidemic than others, and the entertainment community bears more than its fair share of shattered nuptials. But this is not simply because there is a high number of divorced entertainers. Rather, there are entertainers who have divorced a high number of times, with some racking up as many as four, five or even six divorces or more.
Many of these stars come from decades past, so they've had more time to rack up divorces than today's under-40 crowd of celebrities. However, at the rate they're going, such stars as Britney Spears, Drew Barrymore and Kate Winslet could be poised to assume the mantle of "serial divorcee" that the stars of yesteryear took so long to earn.
Click ahead to see which celebrities have been the unluckiest in love and racked up the most divorces.
By Daniel Bukszpan, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 28 Mar 2011