From the unexpected split of Glenn Powell and Gigi Paris to the surprising separation of Cardi B and Offset, this year has been marked by high-profile breakups that have sent shockwaves through the celebrity world. Once celebrated and admired, the endings of these love stories have left fans worldwide grappling with disbelief and heartache.
Bruna Biancardi and Neymar
Bruna Biancardi and Neymar officially called it quits one month after welcoming their daughter, Mavie.
On November 28, the model shared an update about her relationship with the Brazilian athlete through her Instagram Stories. According to a People report, Bruna’s message, translated from Portuguese, stated: “This is a private matter, but as I deal with news, assumptions and jokes every day, I inform you that I am not in a relationship.”
“We are Mavie’s parents, and that is the reason for our bond,” she added.
The model concluded her message by expressing her hope that this announcement would prevent her from making headlines in the future. In her closing, she extended her gratitude with a heartfelt “Thanks.”
Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton
Chris Appleton, the renowned hairstylist of Kim Kardashian, initiated divorce proceedings from the actor of “The White Lotus” after a relatively brief six-month marriage. Their wedding was showcased in an episode of Hulu’s “The Kardashians.”
According to court documents obtained by ET, Appleton, aged 40, stated “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for his separation from Gage, aged 28. The date of their separation is noted as November 10th.
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
Country singers have formally ended their relationship after being together for five years. ET has obtained documents stating that Morris, 33, filed for divorce on Oct. 2, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation. The date of their separation aligns with the date of filing, and the couple has a prenuptial agreement in place.
Hugh Bonneville and Lulu Williams
According to multiple reports, the actor from Downton Abbey and his wife of 25 years have decided to end their marriage on October 1st.
A representative for the actor has verified this information to The Sun.
Rumors of the former couple’s split surfaced initially when Bonneville attended the wedding of his Downton Abbey co-star Michelle Dockery, unaccompanied by Williams and noticeably without his wedding ring.
Tamar Braxton and Jeremy “JR” Robinson
The singer and her fiancé, JR Robinson, have officially ended their relationship. JR took to his Instagram Story to announce his decision to part ways with her.
“So many questions. So many assumptions. I want to answer all that I can with respect. Yes, Tamar and I are no longer together. I ended the relationship to focus on getting back to positive energy & being a better person,” he wrote.
While JR acknowledged the public’s curiosity regarding their breakup, he firmly stated that the specific details would remain private. In his statement, he clarified various rumors, refuting any claims of infidelity and distancing himself from the burglary incident that took place at Tamar’s mother, Evelyn’s, home. Additionally, he emphasized that his involvement in the Peacock dating show, Queens Court, and subsequent relationship with Tamar were not driven by a thirst for fame.
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith have decided to end their marriage after three years together.
Turner-Smith has officially filed for divorce from the 45-year-old actor, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
In the court documents filed on September 11 in Los Angeles by renowned divorce attorney Laura Wasser, the official date of separation between the former couple is stated as September 13. Turner-Smith is currently seeking joint custody of their beloved three-year-old daughter, Juno Rose Diana Jackson. Additionally, she is respectfully requesting that no spousal support be granted to either party, while also seeking reimbursement for attorney’s fees and associated costs from Jackson.
Gordon Thornton and Mia Thornton
The Real Housewives of Potomac star announced her separation from husband Gordon on Sept. 29. The couple has been married for 11 years.
“Like all marriages, ours has had its ups and downs,” the reality star, 38, tells People. “At this time, Gordon and I are separated, but my family is my number one priority, and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure we are okay.”
Mia mentions that both she and Gordon “ask that you respect our privacy and give us the time and space to figure things out.”
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy have decided to end their relationship.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, has decided to end his marriage. This decision comes after more than two years since he and The Real co-host exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in Atlanta on March 27, 2021. The report states that Jeezy has filed the necessary paperwork with Fulton County Superior Court.
According to court documents obtained by the Journal-Constitution, the rapper states that he and Mai are currently separated and have a prenuptial agreement in place. He is seeking joint legal custody of their daughter, Monaco, who was born in January 2022.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have decided to end their relationship. In a statement to People on September 15, 2023, the couple, who got married in 1996, announced their separation.
“We have been blessed to share almost 3 decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,” the pair’s joint statement reads in part. “Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas is calling it quits with Sophie Turner after four years of marriage. In documents, the Jonas Brothers singer filed in Miami, Florida, citing that “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.”
News of the filing comes two days after multiple reports confirmed that Jonas retained a divorce attorney. A source told ET that the 27-year-old Game of Thrones star and 34-year-old “Burnin’ Up” musician “have been spending more time apart recently,” and that “Joe has been busy on tour and spending a lot of time with his family.”
Two days after various reports confirmed that Jonas had hired a divorce lawyer, news of the filing emerged. According to a source, the 27-year-old star of Game of Thrones and the 34-year-old musician behind “Burnin’ Up” musician “have been spending more time apart recently,” and The source added that Joe has been busy on tour and spending a lot of time with his family.”
The couple, who are also parents to two children, were initially connected romantically in 2016. A year later, they officially announced their engagement, and eventually exchanged vows in a spontaneous wedding ceremony in Las Vegas, two years thereafter.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
On August 16, Sam Asghari filed for divorce from Britney Spears, marking the end of their one-year marriage. The news of their split emerged shortly before the divorce filing. According to a source at the time, “Britney and Sam have split. She’s adamant she didn’t cheat. The two haven’t got along for a while and it finally came to an end after a major blowup.” Meanwhile, another source revealed Spears “has not been doing well” amid the split.
“She has been denying any cheating allegations and going through a lot of emotions,” the source says. “She is hurt because the situation brings up old feelings for her. This is the last thing she needed, especially after her boys moved to Hawaii, being worried about the fires there, and so on. She has been trying to get back on her feet and be healthy emotionally, physically, and mentally. Britney has people by her side and her immediate circle is there for her. They are rallying around her.”
In June 2022, after nearly six years since meeting on the set of her 2016 music video for “Slumber Party,” Spears and Asghari exchanged vows in an intimate wedding ceremony held at Spears’ California home. The occasion was graced by the presence of esteemed celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Drew Barrymore, and Donatella Versace, who had the honor of designing Spears’ exquisite custom gown.
Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media on Aug. 2 to share the news of his separation from his wife Sophie after 18 years of marriage.
“After many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to separate,” Trudeau wrote.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau shared a similar message on her account. The couple is blessed with three children — Xavier, who is 15 years old, Ella-Grace, who is 14 years old, and Hadrien, who is 9 years old. They kindly requested the public to honor their privacy during this time “well-being of our children.”
As per an official statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Trudeaus have formally entered into a legal separation agreement.
Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson
Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson have decided to go their separate ways after eight years of marriage.
According to court documents, Tina officially filed for divorce on July 26, 2023, citing irreconcilable differences as the grounds for the dissolution of the marriage.
Tina indicated the date of separation for the couple as July 25, 2023. Additionally, she requested the court to restore her name to Celestine Knowles.
Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro
Rosalía has finally spoken out after the news broke that she and Rauw Alejandro have called off their engagement.
The singer of “Con Altura” addressed the rumors about their breakup on her Instagram Story, making it clear that there is no truth to them.
“I love, respect and admire Rauw,” she wrote in the note, shared in Spanish.
“I’m not paying attention to the movies,” she added, referencing the gossip surrounding the breakup. “We know what we lived. This is not an easy moment, so thank you for understanding and respecting.”
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
On July 17th, it was reported that the singer-actress and her husband had decided to separate “quietly and lovingly working on their friendship.”
“Ariana and Dalton tried to make things work, but ultimately they were just not a good fit,” another source told. “Dalton has been very private and low-key about their relationship with his work colleagues and hasn’t been talking a lot about their split.”
In May 2021, the couple exchanged vows, five months after the singer made her engagement public. Subsequently, a source confirmed that Grande is currently in a relationship with her co-star from Wicked, Ethan Slater.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
On July 17, news broke that the renowned actor from Modern Family and True Blood decided to end their marriage after seven years.
“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the pair said in a statement. “As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”
The romance between Vergara and Manganiello blossomed in 2014, and within six months of dating, they embraced an engagement. Their journey culminated on Nov. 22, 2015, when they joyfully became husband and wife.
Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin
The actor known for his role in The Bear is facing divorce proceedings initiated by his wife in Los Angeles on May 11. The divorce filing, submitted by Timlin, specifies the date of separation as September 1, 2022. In her petition, Timlin requests spousal support. Before they decided to part ways, sources reveal that White and Timlin made efforts to resolve their issues, but they “were having trust issues during their relationship, that ultimately led to their divorce.” The couple met in 2008 and welcomed their first child, Ezer, a decade later. White and Timlin exchanged vows in a courthouse ceremony in 2019, and in December 2020, they joyfully welcomed their second daughter, Dolores.
Kroy Biermann and Kim Zolciak-Biermann
Kim and Kroy both filed for divorce from each other on May 5, ending their 11-year marriage. Two months later, it was confirmed by Kroy’s lawyer, Marlys Berstrom, that both parties had indeed initiated the divorce proceedings, “parties are dismissing divorce action and reconciling.”
In August, Kroy initiated a second divorce filing.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have decided to end their relationship. We have learned that the singer of “Lavender Haze” and the British actor officially broke up on April 8th.
We have also discovered that the separation was mutual and “not sensationalized”. “The relationship had simply reached its natural conclusion. That’s why [Alwyn] hasn’t been seen at any events.”
Not too long ago, Swift and Alwyn were reportedly in a wonderful phase of their relationship. They began dating in late 2016, and a source revealed in October that they were “doing great” and that their “relationship is super strong.”
Camila Cabello and Austin Kevitch
Camila Cabello and Austin Kevitch have decided to end their relationship only eight months after rumors of their romance first began. A reliable source has confirmed this information.
“Camila and Austin broke up,” according to the source; the breakup was announced on Kevitch’s exclusive dating platform, Lox Club. “It was announced in a Lox Club newsletter that Austin is single again.”
Regarding the cause of the breakup, the source mentioned that striking a balance between their relationship and work schedules proved exceedingly difficult for the couple.
Billie Eilish and Matthew Tyler Vorce
Billie Eilish and Matthew Tyler Vorce have ended their relationship. Vorce, the former partner of the 20-year-old singer, confirmed the breakup on his Instagram Story. He also addressed and dismissed social media rumors suggesting that he cheated on Eilish.
“Nobody cheated on anyone. Relationships end. Simple as that,” he wrote. “Creating rumors and LYING on the internet is dangerous.”
Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne
A source close to Avril, 38, tells ET, “Avril and Mod Sun have broken up and called off their engagement. Things haven’t been great between Avril and Mod Sun for quite some time, and after trying to make things work, Avril realized the relationship wasn’t right for her.”
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
After twelve years of marriage, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth have decided to part ways, each embarking on their own separate journeys.
The former couple publicly announced their separation through a joint statement posted on social media on Friday, March 24, just two days before their wedding anniversary.
“We have some personal news to share… It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the statement read. “We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together. Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix
In March 2023, the stars of Vanderpump Rules, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, made the heartbreaking announcement that their relationship had come to an end. They had been together since 2013, when Ariana first joined the show. The breakup occurred following allegations that Tom had cheated on Ariana with Raquel Leviss.