Looking back on the year in heartbreak, from Bradley & Irina to Adele & Simon
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Sarah & Todd Palin
After 31 years of marriage, the Palins have split up. According to court filings first reported by the Alaskan media, Todd filed for divorce from Sarah on Sept. 6.
The 55-year-old cited “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife,” according to a copy of his divorce complaint, dated Aug. 27.
(According to the Washington Post, “incompatibility of temperament” in Alaska is not unlike “irreconcilable differences” in other divorces.)
The two eloped in 1988 and have five children together: Bristol, Trig, Track, Willow and Piper.
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Kathryn Dennis & Hunter Price
After dating for seven months, the pair has called it quits, PEOPLE exclusively revealed in late August.
“Kathryn is not engaged to anyone but herself. She and Hunter actually split about two weeks ago,” a source told PEOPLE on Aug. 29. “Their relationship ran its course. Kathryn is doing well, and staying focused on the kids.”
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Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx
After six years of dating, the couple has parted ways, a music entertainment source confirmed to PEOPLE on Aug. 19. Holmes and Foxx officially split in May.
The two have been linked since 2013, though they’ve never officially confirmed their ultra-private relationship.
Reps for both actors had no immediate comment.
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Liam Hemsworth & Miley Cyrus
The two have offically split after less than a year of marriage.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep for Cyrus told PEOPLE in a statement on August 10. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”
Hours before the couple confirmed their breakup, Cyrus was spotted kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter in Italy. A source told PEOPLE exclusively that Cyrus and Carter have mutual friends in common and are “just having fun” together.
Hemsworth and Cyrus dated for a decade before getting married on December 23, 2018 in Cyrus’ home state of Tennessee.
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Brody Jenner & Kaitlynn Carter
The Hills stars have split just one year after their intimate Indonesian wedding.
“Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” the pair’s reps, Scott Newman and Lindsay Maguire, told PEOPLE on August 2.
“They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward,” the reps added.
A source told PEOPLE that Brody and Carter were not legally married as they never made their union official.
“Brody and Kaitlynn have had issues for years. It is no secret amongst those who knew them. And the show was not good for them,” the source said of The Hills: New Beginnings.
“It got so bad that Kaitlynn had actually moved out before they started filming, but then moved back in. Doing The Hills magnified a lot of things in their marriage. And it became clear that it wasn’t going to work. They both knew it.”
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Allison Williams & Ricky Van Veen
After nearly four years of marriage, the couple announced their split on June 27.
“With mutual love and respect, we have made the decision to separate as a couple,” the pair said in a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“We are grateful for the friendship that we have and will continue to have,” they said.
The Girls star and College Humor co-founder met through mutual friends and dated for more than three years before they became engaged in February 2014.
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Fan Bingbing & Li Chen
Fan Bingbing, the Chinese star who mysteriously disappeared from the public eye last year, split from her fiancé, actor Li Chen.
The actress confirmed the news on her Weibo page, which has been translated to English, on June 27.
“People’s life may experience various farewells,” Fan wrote. “The love and warmth that we have gained in our encounters are turned into eternal power. Thank you for all your giving, support and love. Thank you for your care and love in the future.”
She added, “We are no longer us, we are still us.”
Fan and Li announced their engagement in September 2017 after the actor proposed at her birthday party.
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Ivana Trump & Rossano Rubicondi
Trump is “done” with marriage — and done with her fourth ex-husband, Rubicondi, with whom she has had an on-off relationship for more than a decade.
“The relationship just ran its course,” Trump told Page Six in an article published on June 26.
“Rossano spends a lot of time in Italy and I spend a lot of time in New York, Miami and Saint-Tropez, and he has to work,” she said. “The long-distance relationship really doesn’t work. We had a good time and are friends. The split was amicable.”
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Camila Cabello & Matthew Hussey
Cabello split from her relationship coach boyfriend, Hussey, PEOPLE confirmed.
The “Havana” singer and the British native called it quits after more than a year of dating. The Sun was the first to report the news.
Cabello and Hussey reportedly struck up their relationship in February 2018 after meeting on the set of Today. A year later, they made their romance red carpet official when they attended Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party together in February 2019.
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Porsha Williams & Dennis McKinley
Wedding bells are no longer ringing for Williams and McKinley.
According to E! News, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her fiancé of 8 months have split — three months after welcoming their daughter, Pilar Jhena.
Fans began to speculate that something was amiss between the couple when Williams unfollowed McKinley on Instagram in May. Around the same time, rumors began to circulate that he had cheated on her.
But despite the rumors, Williams, who welcomed her daughter on March 22, re-followed her fiancé and McKinley denied the cheating allegations in an statement to E! News earlier in June.
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Rachael Leigh Cook & Daniel Gillies
After nearly 15 years of marriage, the She’s All That star and The Originals actor announced their separation in a joint statement on June 13.
“With deep gratitude for every year we have spent together and the thousands of beautiful memories shared, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” began the statement, which was shared to their respective Instagram accounts.
“This decision isn’t one we have come to easily or lightly. We love and respect each other as parents, people and artists and look forward to maintaining the best parts of our relationship for many years to come,” the statement continued.
The couple wrote, “Your discretion in this matter is kindly requested for the sake of our children during this time of transition. Thank you to those of you who are already aware; for your tremendous compassion and understanding.”
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Teddy Geiger & Emily Hampshire
Geiger and Hampshire have ended their engagement and “will not get back together,” the New York Post‘s Page Six reported on June 10.
Reps for Hampshire had no comment on the news, while a rep for Geiger didn’t respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The pair documented their relationship heavily on Instagram, posting their first photo together last August and confirming their engagement in November. The two appear to no longer follow each other on Instagram.
Hampshire was Geiger’s first public girlfriend since she transitioned, after coming out as transgender in October 2017. The couple regularly appeared together on red carpets, from the Toronto International Film Festival to the Grammys.
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Malika Haqq & O.T. Genasis
On June 7, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a sexy photo of herself wearing a white, lace, see-through dress and revealed that she had split from her longtime boyfriend.
Keeping it simple, Haqq captioned the outdoor Instagram shot with, “Single.”
A source confirmed the news to PEOPLE, explaining that due to the nature of Genasis’ work, “it was hard for them both give 100 percent” but says the break up was amicable.
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Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk
After four years of dating, the Oscar-nominated actor and the supermodel split in June, PEOPLE confirmed.
Cooper and Shayk officially decided to end their relationship and are amicably working out how to share custody of their daughter Lea De Seine, whom they welcomed in March 2017, an insider told PEOPLE.
The A Star Is Born director and actor began dating Shayk in the spring of 2015, and the pair kept their relationship private over the years.
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Kristen Doute & Brian Carter
Doute and Carter split after three years together, she confirmed on the early May Vanderpump Rules reunion.
The news shocked even her friends and costars when Bravo’s Andy Cohen brought it up at the top of the episode.
“Kristen, great to see you. We will talk about this a little more later, but are you single right now?” asked Cohen.
“I am,” replied Doute.
“You are?” Cohen pressed. “Wow.”
“Yeah,” she said.
Tom Schwartz, Stassi Schroeder and Jax Taylor all said they didn’t know about the breakup.
The reality star and Carter, a photographer, met through the dating app Bumble in 2015, shortly after she parted ways with the Bravo series star James Kennedy.
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Kate Beckinsale & Pete Davidson
The high-profile couple split in late April after nearly four months of dating.
A source told PEOPLE they “are over,” but that things between them ended amicably.
“It was the long distance,” said the source. “They’re still friendly, but it just didn’t work out.”
A second source added, “They had been trying to make it work up until very recently, but it’s over now.”
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Adele & Simon Konecki
After seven years together and two years of marriage, the pair went their separate ways in April.
“Adele and her partner have separated,” the singer’s representative Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh said in a statement to the Associated Press. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”
The singer and the entrepreneur-philanthropist have long kept the details of their romance under wraps.
The “Hello” singer first addressed their relationship in a blog post in January 2012, the same month they were spotted on an airboat ride in the Everglades. In June 2012, Adele revealed she and Konecki were expecting a baby, and the pair welcomed their son Angelo on Oct. 19, 2012.
The small family has lived a quiet life, spending time between her native London and Beverly Hills, where they bought a home in 2016.
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Michelle Williams & Phil Elverum
After less than one year of marriage, the Fosse/Verdon star and her indie musician husband are going their separate ways, a source told PEOPLE.
Williams, 38, and Elverum, 40, quietly married and moved in together last summer. The news comes after Williams was seen without a wedding band during her last two public outings.
“Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year. It was an amicable spilt and they remain friends,” a source close to the situation said.
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Anna Camp & Skylar Astin
The Pitch Perfect costars called it quits after two-and-a-half years of marriage, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed on April 19.
In a joint statement to PEOPLE, the former couple said: “We can confirm that we have decided to separate, and this decision was made mutually and amicably. We kindly ask for privacy as we navigate this transition.”
Camp, 36, and Astin, 31, were last spotted together attending the Mickey’s 90th Spectacular in October.
Astin has “stopped wearing his ring and has started talking about the split with friends,” a source told PEOPLE. Both unfollowed each other on social media, as well.
The former couple began dating in June 2013 following Camp’s divorce from Michael Mosley, before tying the knot in October 2016.
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Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus
After rekindling their relationship earlier this year, the two called it quits in April.
“She has a kid and an ex-husband and a job in New York and Ben his family and a job in L.A. and while they love and respect each other they just realized it wasn’t going to work,” a source told PEOPLE. “They really gave it another solid try.”
Despite their split, the source added, “They will always have love for each other.”
This is the second time Affleck and Shookus have separated. The two first made their relationship public when they were spotted grabbing dinner in July 2017 and split in late August 2018 just before the actor entered rehab.
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Wendy Williams & Kevin Hunter
The daytime talk show host filed for divorce on April 11 after two decades of marriage, a source told PEOPLE.
A representative for her show released the following statement: “Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years,. We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”
Williams and Hunter wed on Nov. 30, 1997, and share son Kevin Jr., 19.
Earlier Thursday, Williams hosted her show without wearing her wedding ring — or mentioning any marital issues.
The breakup news comes after a difficult time for the TV personality, who recently revealed that she was living in a sober house. (She has long been open about her past addiction to cocaine.)
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Amanda Stanton & Bobby Jacobs
After almost a year since making their relationship Instagram official, the Bachelor/Bachelor in Paradise star and the pro beach volleyball player’s romance came to an end.
In a series of comments on a photo shared to his private Instagram account in early April, Jacobs confirmed his and Stanton’s breakup.
“I love them too and that’s why I’ll still be apart of there lives no matter what,” Jacobs wrote on an image of himself holding one of Stanton’s daughters, noting that he will remain in the lives of her children (from a previous relationship): Kinsley and Charlie. “Talked to them both on the phone last night and we’re taking them to Disneyland for Kinsley’s Bday.”
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Logan Marshall-Green & Diane Gaeta
Gaeta, the wife of The O.C. star Marshall-Green, announced that she was divorcing her husband on April 5, also suggesting that he had cheated on her with actress Sarah Hay.
“I filed for divorce today from @elemgy because people aren’t always what they seem and to every woman out there: always trust your gut,” Gaeta shared on Instagram, in a message that tagged her husband.
“And beware of the faux woman champion like @sarahhayofficial because those girls don’t care about sleeping with a married father of two. Peace and Love, thanks for letting me share,” Gaeta wrote.
Neither Hay nor Marshall-Green has responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Nicolas Cage & Erika Koike
The actor submitted an application for annulment on March 27, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.
Cage and Koike, a makeup artist, filed for a marriage license on March 23 and received their marriage certificate the same day, court records show, reportedly tying the knot in Las Vegas.
Cage and Koike kept their relationship low-profile, although they were spotted vacationing together in Puerto Rico in April 2018.
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Monica & Shannon Brown
R&B star Monica filed for divorce from her husband, former Los Angeles Laker Brown, in Atlanta in early March, TMZ reported.
The Grammy winner secretly married the athlete in a private L.A. wedding ceremony in November 2010, and the pair kept their matrimony under wraps for months before confirming the news in January 2011. Monica (born Monica Denise Arnold) and Brown later tied the knot again, in front of family and famous friends, at a second ceremony and reception in July 2011.
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Johnny Manziel & Bre Tiesi
Former NFL quarterback Manziel and his wife split in March.
The couple, who were struggling in their marriage, had been considering separation, but Manziel later announced things didn’t work out.
“This is all very, very personal and very sad,” Manziel told TMZ Sports. “I appreciate everyone who has been so supportive of both of us and I would just ask that everyone respect our privacy at this difficult time. My hope is to put my head down and be allowed to focus on work and what is required of me on the football field.”
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Emma Roberts & Evan Peters
The American Horror Story costars ended their engagement after seven years together, a source confirmed to PEOPLE in March.
Rumors swirled after Us Weekly and The Blast reported that Roberts was seen kissing Garrett Hedlund during an early spring outing. The two were reportedly seen out to dinner and later shared a kiss outside the restaurant.
Roberts and Peters met while filming the 2013 indie Adult World. They began dating in the summer of 2012, and PEOPLE confirmed their engagement in January 2014, after Peters popped the question over the holidays.
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Madison Beer & Zack Bia
Nearly one year after the singer and Bia first began their on-again, off-again relationship, the couple is going their separate ways, a source confirmed to PEOPLE in March.
Beer and Bia previously split last summer following an explosive argument outside of Los Angeles hotspot The Nice Guy in July. However, they rekindled their romance in December ahead of sealing the year with a New Year’s Eve kiss.
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Rita Ora & Andrew Garfield
In March, The Mirror was first to report on the pair’s breakup; a source told the U.K. outlet “the relationship just fizzled out” earlier this year, adding: “It’s sad but they have both accepted the situation and moved on.” The Sun soon confirmed the news as well, reporting Garfield called things off.
The pop star and the Oscar-nominated actor were first linked in November, British tabloids reported at the time.
Neither Ora nor Garfield ever confirmed the romance; however they were photographed out and about together several times — including when they walked arm-in-arm last Christmas Eve in London’s Primrose Hill district.
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Demi Lovato & Henry Levy
Four months after first being spotted together, Lovato and Levy called it quits.
A source close to Lovato confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE in March the two were no longer dating. And despite reports, Levy was never the singer’s sober companion, added the source.
The exes were first linked in November after they were photographed together on a sushi dinner date in Los Angeles shortly after the “Confident” singer left a treatment facility following an overdose.
Levy last shared a photo of the pair in France on Jan. 14.
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Dylan McDermott & Maggie Q
Four years after the American Horror Story actor and Designated Survivor actress got engaged, the couple is going their separate ways, a source confirmed to PEOPLE in February.
They first sparked relationship rumors in fall 2014, when McDermott, 57, and Q, 39, were spotted getting cozy while shopping in Brentwood.
In October of that year, a show insider told PEOPLE that the Stalkercastmates were romantically involved.
Just months later, the pair was engaged — he proposed after seven weeks — and Q was sporting a massive diamond on her ring finger.
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Ryan Seacrest & Shayna Taylor
Seacrest and Taylor split in late February, a source close to the couple confirmed to PEOPLE.
“It was an amicable split and they’re still really close,” said the source of Seacrest and Taylor, who had been dating for nearly three years.
“They still love and care about each other,” the source added.
After meeting through friends in 2013, the pair soon began dating, and after an initial breakup in late 2014, they rekindled the romance.
When Seacrest was tapped to co-host Live with Kelly and Ryan in 2017, Taylor, a trained chef, moved to New York City from Los Angeles with him. “We’re very in sync,” Seacrest told PEOPLE in November, adding that their cross-country move had been an “adventure” they’ve both embraced.
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Zachary Quinto & Miles McMillan
Quinto and his boyfriend McMillan have gone their separate ways, PEOPLE confirmed in February.
“They amicably split earlier this year,” said a source close to the couple.
The news came after the two were spotted arriving at separate Oscars afterparties following the award ceremony. Quinto attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party while McMillan stopped by Elton John’s bash.
The pair were first seen together in 2013 and made their relationship official in August of that year. In 2015, the two moved into a New York City apartment together.
In October 2017, they sparked engagement rumors after the Star Trek actor shared a photo of himself showing off a silver band on his left ring finger.
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Khloé Kardashian & Tristan Thompson
A source told PEOPLE that the Good American founder and Thompson “are 100 perfect over” after news broke that he allegedly cheated on Kardashian with her sister Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.
The couple seemed to overcome their first public scandal last April, when photos and videos surfaced of Thompson cheating just days before Kardashian gave birth to their daughter True. But the two had been living apart and barely spending time together in recent weeks.
Now, a source told PEOPLE that if there’s a silver lining to this latest drama, “it’s that Khloé will finally be able to move on.”
Kardashian has shared several emotional quotes since the news broke, including one that read, “That betrayal was your blessing.”
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Lady Gaga & Christian Carino
Gaga and her fiancé split, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE on Feb. 19.
“It just didn’t work out. Relationships sometimes end,” a source told PEOPLE. “There’s no long dramatic story.”
Speculation began that the couple was taking time apart when eagle-eyed fans noticed that Gaga was not wearing her engagement ring at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. Gaga also did not thank Carino in her acceptance speech after her song “Shallow” won the best pop duo or group performance prize. She didn’t bring Carino to the Grammys — after bringing him to the Golden Globes — and on Valentine’s Day, chose to share images of her new tattoos instead of any messages to her fiancé.
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Jerrod Niemann & Morgan Petek
This ride is over for Niemann and wife Petek: the couple divorced after 13 years together.
“After spending over a decade together, we have decided to move forward separately,” the couple — who wed four years ago — told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “We have learned and grown into the people we are today. We wish each other all the best in the future.”
Niemann, 39, and Petek, 37, were married in Puerto Rico in October 2014. They had no children together.
Nash Country Daily reports that Petek, a nurse practitioner, filed in June of last year, with the divorce becoming final this past December.
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Beck & Melissa Ribisi
After nearly 15 years of marriage, the musician filed divorce papers on Feb. 15, according to The Blast.
The couple was married in April 2004 and share two children together: son Cosimo Henri, 14, and daughter Tuesday, 11.
At the 2019 Grammy Awards, Beck won two trophies for best alternative music album and best engineered album, non-classical.
For the event, the star was without his wife, and instead brought along his daughter.
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Jeff Lewis & Gage Edward
The Flipping Out stars — who have dated for a decade and share 2-year-old daughter Monroe — are living in separate residences now, Lewis revealed on the Jan. 31 episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live.
According to Lewis, the two had been living in separate rooms in the same house for the better part of a year up until the day prior, when Edward moved out of their home and into a hotel.
“This has been a long time coming. We were in separate rooms a significant portion of last year, so it was kind of like a roommate situation,” Lewis said, explaining that the two had be trying to work through their problems.
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Tom Arnold & Ashley Groussman
The True Lies actor confirmed to PEOPLE on Jan. 22 that he and wife Ashely Groussman split after 10 years of marriage. The couple share son Jax, 5, and daughter Quinn, 3.
“It’s not super fun but it’s okay. It’s the right thing,” Arnold said. “We tried to make it work. It wasn’t a big dramatic thing. It wasn’t all of a sudden. We definitely grew apart. It’s been a rough couple of years.”
This was Arnold’s fourth marriage. He was previously married to Shelby Roos (from 2002 to 2008), Julie Armstrong (from 1995 to 1999), and Roseanne Barr (from 1990 and 1994).
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Adriana Lima & Metin Hara
Adriana Lima and her Turkish writer beau have called it quits after a year and a half, PEOPLE confirmed on Jan. 21.
The Victoria’s Secret model veteran, 37, and the self-help guru, 36, were first spotted out and about together in July 2017 on board a yacht in Bodrum, Turkey, where they packed on the PDA.
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Lauren Alaina & Alex Hopkins
The country star and her fiancé, who got engaged over the summer, announced they were ending their six-year relationship with a joint statement on their respective Instagrams on Jan. 21.
“We want to let you know that we have decided to call off our engagement,” they wrote. “While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years. We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives,” they continued, adding, “We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same.”
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Chris Hansen & Mary Joan
After nearly 30 years of marriage, the former host of To Catch a Predator and his wife are divorcing. According to court records obtained by PEOPLE, his wife filed on June 5, 2018, claiming that “the marriage has broken down irretrievably.” She’s reportedly asking for alimony and “a fair division of property and debts.”
Hansen is undergoing some major life changes at the moment — in addition to the divorce, he was also evicted from his home in New York City on Jan. 18, and police confirmed to PEOPLE that he was arrested and charged a few days later on Jan. 21 for issuing bad checks.
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Heather Locklear & Chris Heisser
As the actress continues treatment at home following a stay in rehab in 2018, she’s let go of certain people in her life, including boyfriend Heisser.
“By her making this move, it gives her a great reset button on what is most important and that is her sobriety,” a friend told PEOPLE.
According to the friend, Heisser came back into Locklear’s life two-and-a-half years ago when he visited her in rehab. The friend shared that Heisser “did not help her sustain her goals of sobriety.”
The friend explained, “She set goals of sobriety two years ago and those were not working with him in the picture.”
“She has a new focus,” the friend added, “and her sole focus is on herself.”
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Richard Madden & Ellie Bamber
Have Madden and Bamber called it quits?
The Game of Thrones alum has been flying solo this awards season, attending both the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards without Bamber, the actress/model he began dating in 2018.
During his acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama for BBC’s six-part thriller Bodyguard, Madden thanked his friends and family but failed to mention Bamber.
British tabloid The Sun reported that the couple split, as their day-to-day lives became “increasingly … worlds apart,” but hope to remain friends.
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Brie Larson & Alex Greenwald
Larson and her fiancé, actor and musician Greenwald, broke off their engagement in January, a source told PEOPLE.
“They have taken a step back from their engagement for the time being but they remain close,” a source said.
The actress got engaged to Greenwald in May 2016 following several years of dating.
Greenwald joined her at numerous awards seasons events that year when Larson received recognition for the 2015 thriller Room.
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Jeff & Mackenzie Bezos
Bezos announced in a tweet on Jan. 9 that he and his wife are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
Jeff, the founder and CEO of Amazon, revealed on Twitter that he and MacKenzie have decided to continue their “shared lives as friends.”
“We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,” he added in the statement. The couple shares four children.
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Julia Michaels & Lauv
Michaels and Lauv split just before the new year, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE.
On Jan. 2, the “Issues” singer wrote on her Instagram Story that her New Year’s resolution is “No more dating narcissists” and included a screenshot of an article explaining narcissistic behaviors like “love bombing,” in which the narcissist is “charming and full of affection” during the beginning stages of a relationship before “losing interest” as time goes by.
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Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid
Just months after revealing their rekindled romance on social media following a brief split in March 2018, Malik and Hadid seemingly called it quits for the second time. Multiple outlets report that the two ended things again around the holidays.
The high-profile couple first started dating in November 2015, but stirred up the first inklings of their split when Malik didn’t sit in the audience of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November to cheer on Hadid as he has done in previous years. Malik also stopped following Hadid on Instagram.
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Lily Allen & Meridian Dan
The British singer-songwriter confirmed on the How to Fail with Elizabeth Day podcast that she and her DJ boyfriend (real name: Daniel Lawrence London) parted ways.
“I’ve always had a boyfriend. I don’t at the moment. I’m single for the first time since I was about 15,” Allen said in the interview, posted on Jan. 2.
The “Trigger Bang” singer had been linked to Dan since 2015.
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Toni Braxton & Birdman
The music stars appear to have called off their engagement, scrubbing their Instagrams clean save for a New Year’s Day post Braxton uploaded where she spoke about new beginnings.
“Starting a new chapter isn’t always an easy choice… but ALWAYS choose to be chosen,” the “Un-Break My Heart” singer wrote, captioning a photo of herself in a red ballgown. “Cheers to a new year.”
Reps for both stars did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, but according to E!, Birdman had written “It’s over” on his Instagram Story before clearing all his posts.
Both also unfollowed one another on the popular social media platform. However, by the end of January, they were sparking rumors of a reunion.
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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro & Jen Harley
The Jersey Shore star and girlfriend Harley split once again following a New Year’s Eve fight.
Ortiz-Magro and Harley, who share 8-month-old daughter Ariana Sky, “got into a fight on New Year’s Eve,” a source told Us Weekly, which first reported the news. “They broke up before New Year’s Eve, got back together right before then and got in a big fight on Monday night.”
The breakup should come as no surprise to Jersey Shore fans, who’ve watched the pair’s ups and downs throughout the past year.
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