The celebrity breakups in 2018 that have left us heartbroken
Celebrity breakups and divorces - 2018 has been the year of heartbreaks, and celebrities were not exempt from the fateful mishaps which ultimately put an end to their love story.
2018 is over the halfway mark and already the number of celebrity couples calling it quits on their relationship is in double digits. News of such splits becomes further disappointing when these couples have been known to be together for quite some time and also if you had been rooting for them to succeed. As the year draws close to its final quarter, let's take a look at some of the worst celebrity breakups that have shaken our hopes.
1. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
The couple who first met on the sets of the 2006 movie 'Step Up' split after being married for almost nine years. In a joint statement on Instagram, the couple stated that they have "lovingly chosen to separate as a couple." The couple shares a five-year-old child, Everly. That announcement was followed by the collective sound of disappointment from fans worldwide. Their split extinguishing the tiny hope we had for our own happily ever after.
2. Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima called it quits after being together for almost two years. The couple's break up took place just a month after they were spotted on a vacation in Italy, where they apparently experienced a series of ups and downs. Younes was reportedly seen with Jordan Ozuna in Mexico, although both denied being in any kind of romantic relationship. Kourtney, on the other hand, has been trying to focus on her work.
3. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
Pop star Ariana Grande broke up with her boyfriend, Mac Miller, with whom she had been in a relationship since 2016, almost three years after the couple collaborated on Ariana's hit single 'The Way'. The couple broke up as their schedules were very busy and have decided to remain friends.
4. G-easy and Halsey
The musicians who had collaborated on their hit 'Him & I' parted ways after dating for almost a year. Halsey posted about her break up on her Instagram story where she wrote: "I normally keep this kind of thing private but provided our public nature I feel the need to inform my fans. G-Eazy and I are taking some time apart. I’m eager to continue the upcoming passage of time dedicating myself to my art and my career, and the duration of my tour. I wish him the best. Thanks for respecting our privacy at this time." There is no more of 'Him & I'.
5. Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob
The 'Stranger Things' star, Millie Bobby Brown, and musician Jacob Sartorius split up after dating for seven months. Both youngsters announced their break up on Instagram. They stated that the decision of their break up "was completely mutual", and "[They] are both happy and remaining friends."
6. Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Moretz
Chole Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham got together in 2014 during Paris Fashion Week, however, they didn't make things official until April 2016. Their relationship went through several on and off phases, and Moretz finally declared during her appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live' that she was 21 and was happily single. Initially, she had stated that she just wanted to hide, "I felt like things were falling apart like my head and heart weren’t in the same place. Things started to change when I realized I have the power within to change them.”
7. Miranda Lambert and Anderson East
The country singers started dating in the fall of 2015, following Lambert's split with her husband Blake Shelton. However, they soon split ways in April this year following a series of rumors about their break up when the singer began concentrating on her music. She has now moved with Turnpike Troubadors frontman Evan Felker.
8. Cheryl Fernandez and Liam Payne
Liam Payne and Cheryl parted ways after being together for two years and raising a baby son, Bear. The couple announced their break up on July 1 due to their hectic careers, and also Liam wanted to concentrate more on his solo acts. Liam said, "Obviously, she supported me going off and doing my career and stuff, so she’s been amazing. What I’ve learned about being a dad is how hard it is to be a mum and she hasn’t had any help from anybody and she’s done it all herself.”
9. Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet
The 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson broke up with 'Glee' star Chord Overstreet in May after dating for several months. According to a source who spoke to People, their relationship was never supposed to be a long-term thing."
11. Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Kendra and Hank had their inevitable break up in April this year, after a series of clashes in their relationship. Kendra wept on her Instagram story as she told her fans, "Ten years. I did everything I could. It wasn't good enough. I will always love him. My heart will always remain open for him. I believed in forever, I really did. Guess it's just not meant to be. I am so scared but I have to get strong for my kids. I will." Their marriage went for a downward spiral following a scandal in 2014 when Hank allegedly had an affair with a transgender model while Kendra was eight months pregnant.
12. Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston's break up with Justin Theroux was due to their different lifestyles and long separations. As it ended the couple's marriage, a source told People, "During his relationship with Jen, Justin’s life in N.Y.C. was always very different from his L.A. life." The source also revealed, "In N.Y.C., he acted more like a single guy. He went out with his single friends and sometimes would have very little contact with Jen for days." The couple's split became fodder for headlines for months after their split and reports soon emerged of fans expecting Brad Pitt and Aniston getting together. Justin, on the other hand, remained in the news for being spotted with a different woman every few weeks. None of these meetings, however, pointed towards a romantic future for Justin.
13. Logic and Jessica Andrea
Logic divorced his wife Jessica Andrea in March following several rumors about their inevitable break up. In a message to his loyal fans, the rapper mentioned that he and his wife were far better off as friends. "After two years of marriage, we have come to the loving conclusion that we are much better as friends. It’s very simple: it just didn’t work out. There is no anger involved. No fighting, no cheating, no nothing. We love each other and will continue to support each other for the rest of our lives."
14. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff
The 'Girls' star and creator broke up with her 'Bleachers' frontman boyfriend in December, after dating for almost six years. According to sources, their break up was mutual as "Jack and Lena were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was."
Stating the details of their break up during an interview with Vogue, Dunham said, "We sat in our shared kitchen of nearly four years and quietly faced each other, acknowledging what nobody wanted to say. That obsessive connection had turned to a blind devotion, and the blinders were coming off to reveal that we had evolved separately (the least shocking reason of all and perhaps the most common)...That anger wasn’t sexy or sustainable. That our hearts were still broken from trying so hard to fix it but no longer uncertain about whether or not we could. The finality nearly killed me.”
15. Harry Styles and Camille Rowe
The former 'One Direction' frontman called it quits with Camille Rowe after being together for almost a year. The Victoria's Secret model and Styles broke up just two weeks after his world tour in July. However, in spite of taking her to meet his parents in December, the couple parted ways. Soon after that Styles made an unexpected confession, hinting at his bisexuality, as he said, "I’m gay and I love you...I mean, we’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?”
16. Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur
The Victoria's Secret model broke up with her fiance of 10 years during March, this year. According to a source who spoke to US Weekly, the pair has been trying to keep their break up low key. "They [have] been trying to keep their split on the down low, but Alessandra has been out and about ready to mingle and hasn’t been taking Jamie to anything." Ambrosio has not put up any picture with Jamie since their last year's Christmas celebration.
17. Elon Musk and Amber Heard
Just two months after they rekindled their romance, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO and his 31-year-old actress girlfriend parted ways on a harsher note, in February, than the previous time. According to a source who spoke to People, "Elon decided it was time to end it and Amber agreed. They both still care deeply for each other but the timing wasn’t right."
18. Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Anderson Cooper broke up with his long-term boyfriend Benjamin Maisani, after being together for almost 10 years. In a statement to USA Today, Cooper stated, "Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much...We remain the best of friends and will continue to share much of our lives together.”
19. Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump
Donald Trump Jr. and his wife for 12 years, Vanessa Trump, parted ways earlier this year, in March. In a statement obtained by People, the two mentioned that they had decided to go their separate ways. "After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for privacy during this time.” Trump Jr. has been seeing the former Fox News host, Kimberly Guilfoyle ever since.
20. Rebecca Gayheart-Dane and Eric Dane
The former 'Grey's Anatomy' star broke up with his wife just two days after Valentine's Day. After being married for almost 14 years, and with two children, the couple filed for divorce on February 16, and Dane said in a statement, "After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family. We will continue our friendship and work as a team to co-parent our two beautiful girls as they are the most important thing in the world to us. We kindly ask that you respect our privacy during this time as we navigate the next phase of our lives.”
21. Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen
The 'Wreck-It Ralph!' star broke up with her longtime boyfriend, the Welsh actor, in February. In a tweet following their break up Silverman clarified that they had "consciously uncoupled", since long distance became an issue in their relationship. She wrote: "The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas. I mean, not “over Christmas” - like that wasn’t the fight that ended it. No fight. We just live in different countries & it got hard. Felt we should just tell y’all so u stop askin, “How’s Michael/How’s Sarah?”
22. Stephen Campbell Moore and Claire Foy
'The Crown' lead actress broke up with her husband of four years sometime during February this year. The news of their break up came just a few months after Moore went through a lifesaving operation to remove a tumor in his brain. The 33-year-old actress has a two-year-old daughter with the 38-year-old actor. They stated in a statement, "We have separated and have been for some time."
23. Usher and Grace Miguel
After dating for almost nine years and finally tying the knot on September 2015, singer Usher and his wife, Grace, decided to part ways in March this year. The couple said in a joint statement, "After much thought and consideration, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward."
24. Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki
The couple reportedly ended their marriage of 13 years in May this year. The 41-year-old actor and the 47-year-old musician had been together for almost 20 years, and stated in a joint statement that they "still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends." The couple is supposed to share custody of their seven-year-old son, Bear Blue Jarecki.