Because celebrities are so famous, they have fans all over the world who want to know about their relationships. So, while fans love seeing celebs be in love, they are also interested to hear about the reasons behind their very public break-ups.
Here are 10+ of the most memorable celebrity break-ups. Some of these splits definitely shocked and upset many fans who were rooting for the couple!
1. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
These two have had a lot of ups and downs. They got engaged when Miley was just 19, but they broke this engagement off only to get back together and marry in 2018.
They announced their split in the summer of 2019, and their divorce was finalized in 2020.
2. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck made headlines by dating two extremely famous Jennifers. First, Jennifer Lopez and then Jennifer Garner.
They were married in 2005, but after three kids and ten years of marriage, they got divorced in 2018. Many fans were surprised because they were such a strong couple it seemed.
3. Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande
This romance ended almost as quickly as it began. Their whirlwind romance started in May of 2018, and the couple was engaged soon after.
But, they never got married as they announced they had broken up in October of 2018. Grande even talked about the break-up in the hit, “thank u, next.”
4. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
The relationship between the Twilight co-stars had a major scandal when Kristen Stewart cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders.
While these two have since moved on, fans will always get to see them together in the popular vampire romance films.
5. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
When these two were dating, everyone wanted to hear about them because they were at the peak of their respective careers.
They announced their break-up in March of 2018 after dating for a couple of years. In the statements they released about the break-up, they seemed to still have a lot of respect for each other.
6. Prince Charles and Princess Diana
This might be one of the most shocking celebrity divorces ever, and a new generation is finding interest in the tragic drama after season four of The Crown featured a fictionalized version of the couple.
Their entire marriage was filled with scandals, and they divorced after 15 years.
7. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
Given that these two are both such mega-stars with devoted fan bases, it’s not surprising that this break-up made headlines.
Also, fans of the couple got to really look for clues in Taylor’s songs about the relationship and its eventual end.
9. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
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These superstars were an iconic couple and fans loved hearing about them. They married in 2008 and had twins, Moroccan and Monroe, in 2011.
However, the relationship didn’t last as they announced their split in 2014, and their divorce was finalized in 2016.
10. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
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While J-Lo now seems to have a nearly perfect relationship with Alex Rodriquez, she was married before to Marc Anthony.
They were married in 2004 and had twins, Emme and Max, in 2008.
But, they announced their separation in 2011.
12. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Fans loved this funny and fun couple, so they were shocked to hear that they were splitting up in 2017 after being married for eight years.
Chris Pratt moved on and is now married to Katherine Schwarzenegger but continues to co-parent his son, Jack, with Faris.
13. Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
This messy relationship played out on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and it’s clear these two had a lot of issues as a couple.
While they had three kids together, Mason, Penelope, and Reign, Scott’s substance abuse problems and partying lead to an eventual and final split in 2015.
14. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
This relationship was a huge deal in the tabloids from the beginning because they met in 2004 while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston.
However, after getting married and having six children together, fans were surprised when they divorced and even more surprised to hear Pitt might not have been the most involved dad.
15. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
These two tried to make their split as amicable as possible when they announced they were “consciously uncoupling” back in 2014.
They were married for ten years and have two children together, Apple and Moses Martin, and they seem to get along well still as co-parents.