Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the celeb couples who called it quits or whose splits came to light in 2020, starting with this unexpected parting of ways… On Nov. 13, People magazine broke the news that Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis called it quits earlier this year, ending their engagement of seven years. "It's been amicable and they've transitioned into a great co-parenting routine. The children are the priority and the heart of the family's relationship," said a source of the former power couple, who share a son and a daughter. The actress-director and the "Saturday Night Live" alum were first linked in 2011 and got engaged the following year. Now keep reading for more celeb splits of 2020…
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On Nov. 6, Gleb Savchenko and his wife of 14 years, Elena Samodanova, took to Instagram to announce that they're calling it quits. In the wake of the breakup news, there were whispers that the "Dancing With the Stars" pro had an affair with Chrishell Stause. (The "Selling Sunset" star, who partnered with Gleb on season 29 of "DWTS" earlier this year, quickly took to social media to publicly deny the rumors.) The following day, Elena released a statement accusing her estranged husband of "ongoing infidelity" and "multiple affairs." She added that "the final straw" was "a recent inappropriate relationship." Gleb then released another statement insisting that his relationship with Chrishell is "strictly platonic."
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On Oct. 28, Page Six broke the news that Brad Pitt and 27-year-old German model Nicole Poturalski were "totally over" after splitting "a while back." Said the source of the brief romance, "It was never all that serious as it was cracked up to be." Echoed an Us Weekly source, "Brad and Nicole have been over for a while now. They had a short-lived relationship that was never too serious." The age-mismatched duo were first linked in late August.
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On Nov. 3, E! News published a statement from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne announcing that she's divorcing her husband of more than 20 years, attorney Tom Girardi. Later, an Us Weekly source attributed the split to the former couple's "unconventional marriage" and the fact that they spent "a lot of time apart" — often "several months" at a time. The insider went on to imply that Erika was ready to move on after she gained financial independence and fame from her gig on the popular Bravo reality show. In the wake of the breakup, there have been rumors that she's already seeing someone new.
After many months of speculation that their marriage was in trouble — and after they raised eyebrows by quarantining in different states amid the coronavirus pandemic — Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich announced on May 19 they'd split after nearly three years of marriage. "We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate," they told People magazine in a joint statement. "We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place." A source further told People, "It's over, it's been over for a while, and it's time to just call it what it is — and it is over. There is honestly no ill will. He loves her. She loves him. … But they both understand they are not meant to go through their lives as husband and wife to each other." The source added that realizing they were "perfectly happy and fine being apart" during COVID-19 lockdown helped convince the dancer-actress and the former hockey star that it was time to end things. Over the summer, the duo attempted to give their marriage another shot, but ultimately, their efforts were futile: Julianne filed for divorce on Nov. 2.
On Nov. 2, multiple media outlets reported that Lil Wayne's girlfriend of a few months, Denise Bidot, dumped him over his endorsement of Donald Trump for president. An anonymous source later told The Neighborhood Talk — an Instagram account dedicated to celebrity gossip — that it was actually the other way around: The rapper "kicked her out" after the plus-size model encouraged her Instagram followers to vote and then used a hashtag for "no Trump for me."
Susan Kelechi Watson revealed on her Instagram Story on Nov. 7 that she's no longer engaged to actor-activist Jaime Lincoln Smith. While celebrating the results of the presidential election, she wrote, "And I thought becoming Single was gonna be the only eventful thing to happen to me this year." The "This Is Us" actress announced their engagement in September 2019.
On Nov. 4, Sabrina Parr took to her Instagram Story to announce that she and Lamar Odom — who was famously married to Khloe Kardashian — called it quits and no longer intend to tie the knot. The life coach and the basketball star got engaged in late 2019 after just three months of dating. In August, they announced that they planned to wed in November 2021.
During an interview with "Extra" that hit the Internet on Oct. 21, Rosie O'Donnell said that she's currently "single." It was the first official confirmation that her relationship with police officer Elizabeth Rooney has come to an end. (In late 2019, Rosie said that she and her fiancée of about a year were "still figuring things out" amid reports they'd quietly called it quits.)
In late October, multiple outlets confirmed that actress Kate Beckinsale and her coronavirus quarantine boyfriend, musician Goody Grace — who made headlines for their nearly 24-year age gap — had parted ways earlier in the month. "It's not a big deal for Kate," a source told People magazine on Oct. 25. "It was great for Kate to have him around during the lockdown. The source added that Goody "is young and has other priorities than her" and that Kate "totally gets it."
It's over for rappers Iggy Azalea and Playboi Carti, who started dating in 2018 and welcomed a son, Onyx, earlier this year. On Oct. 23, JustJared reported that Iggy took to her Instagram Story to proclaim, "You lost a real 1!!!!" adding, "People take loyalty for granted & That's why I'd rather be alone." The next day, she further shared, "What I meant last night was that I'm raising my son alone & I'm not in a relationship." The same day, she posted the first official photos of their son on her Instagram page.
Actress Lake Bell and artist Scott Campbell are splitting after seven years of marriage, they announced via Instagram on Oct. 22. "After 9 years together, 7 years married, 2 sparkling children… Scott and I are ending our marriage but continuing our loving family. With respect and thoughtful guidance, we will continue to be parental comrades in arms and best friends for all of our days." Scott added, in part, in a post of his own, "Now we find ourselves ending our marriage and transitioning the love and friendship we've always had into a new chapter. All the feelings are felt. And I have invincible confidence in us as parental warriors and as best friends for all our days." On Oct. 28, Lake filed for divorce.
On the Oct. 19 episode of "The Breakfast Club," Taraji P. Henson confirmed recent speculation that she and her fiancé, Kelvin Hayden, called it quits earlier this year. "It didn't work out," she said, adding that they sought therapy before coming to the conclusion that ultimately, they were "not on the same page." The actress and the former professional football player were set to wed in early 2020 but pushed their nuptials several times amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Oct. 21, Page Six reported that Vogue editor Anna Wintour and telecom millionaire Shelby Bryan had split after more than 20 years together. According to the New York Post's gossip column, the British magazine legend and the Texan investor — who married in 2004 — had been "cooling" since 2013. Recent speculation that Shelby went back to his wife — whom he reportedly left for Anna in 1999 — is false, a Page Six source added.
On Sept. 24, multiple media outlets reported that Demi Lovato's whirlwind romance of six months with Max Ehrich, who proposed in July, had come to an end. The former soap star later made headlines when he claimed on Instagram that he found out about the breakup "through a tabloid" — which a source close to the singer-actress denied. He then launched an embarrassing (and ultimately unsuccessful) public campaign to win back the superstar.
On Sept. 15, Cardi B filed to divorce Offset in Atlanta, noting in her legal paperwork that the marriage was "irretrievably broken" and that there were "no prospects for a reconciliation." According to People magazine, she'd recently discovered that the Migos rapper had strayed from the marriage … again. The power couple, who secretly tied the knot in 2017, briefly split in late 2018 amid a cheating scandal, only to reconcile in early 2019. "Offset has pretty much cheated the entire time [they've been together], but Cardi looked the other way because of [their daughter]," said a People source. An Us Weekly source added that although Cardi initially forgave "all of his infidelities," eventually there were just "too many women coming forward" with cheating allegations. A few days after she filed for divorce, Cardi said on Instagram that they split "not because of cheating" but because she "just got tired of … arguing." By the time she turned 28 on Oct. 11, however, they'd reconciled. On Nov. 1, she officially filed to have her petition for divorce dismissed. So much for those "no prospects for a reconciliation" claims!
In July, Lily James fueled rumors that her off-and-on relationship with Matt Smith had finally come to an end when she stepped out several times with Chris Evans in London. But on Oct. 8, The Sun reported that she had only just recently told pals that she and the "Doctor Who" alum "decided to stay just friends after months of struggling to make things work." The British tabloid added that the pair "tried to get things back on track again" following Lily's headline-making hangouts with the "Avengers" star. She and Matt first split in late 2019 but had reconciled by May.
On Oct. 14, former "The Bachelorette" couple Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum took to Instagram to announce that they're throwing in the towel after nearly eight years of marriage. "Our differences have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we've decided that it is in our family's best interest to create new and separate lives for our children," the mother of two wrote.
In early October, Porsha Williams and her off-and-on fiancé, Dennis McKinley, both claimed on social media that they're no longer a couple. First, the restaurateur reportedly wrote on his Instagram Story that he's "SINGLE ASFK." Then, when a fan asked the reality star to clarify her relationship status in the comments section of an Oct. 10 Instagram post, she replied that she's "been single." Earlier this year, there were reports that Dennis was stepping out on Porsha … again. At the time, Porsha said that she and Dennis were working on their relationship.
TMZ reported on Oct. 18 that Rob Riggle's wife of 21 years, Tiffany, had recently filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listing their date of separation as May 2, 2020. According to the webloid, she's asking for spousal support and joint custody of their two kids.
On Oct. 17, TMZ broke the news that back in August, "Inside Edition" anchor Diane McInerney dumped Don Felder — who proposed in January after two years of coupledom — when their long-distance relationship became too difficult to maintain amid the coronavirus pandemic. (She lives in New York City, while he calls California home.)
On Oct. 10, TMZ broke the news that Phil Collins and ex-wife Orianne Cevey had called it quits again. The duo split in 2006, divorced in 2008 and then romantically reconciled in 2015, though they never remarried. The breakup news came amid reports that Orianne secretly married another man in Las Vegas on Aug. 2. According to TMZ, she told Phil she was traveling to Las Vegas for work purposes but instead got hitched! In November — as Phil attempted to evict Orianne from the Miami home they once shared and she made bombshell allegations about his health and hygiene — Page Six reported that she dumped the chart-topper via text in July while they were both under the same roof. To make matters worse, she only told him she'd met someone else after the two sons they share spied her packing on the PDA with her new beau at a Fourth of July party and threatened to tell their dad. The Genesis drummer, meanwhile, had been under the impression that "things were pretty good" between them.
On Oct. 10, "90 Day Fiancé" alum Steven Frend took to his Instagram Story to announce that he and wife Olga Koshimbetova had recently called it quits after about a year of marriage.
On Sept. 18 — just days after their son Hudson's first birthday — "Flip or Flop" star Christina Anstead announced on Instagram that she and "Wheeler Dealers" host Ant Anstead had "made the difficult decision to separate" after less than two years of marriage. A few days later, People magazine reported that, according to a source, the duo — who each have two kids from a previous marriage — "started having conflicts" after their son was born. In late September, Ant indicated on Instagram that it was Christina's decision to end the marriage. Not long after that, she officially filed for divorce.
On the Sept. 25 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Karamo Brown revealed that he and his fiancé of two years, Ian Jordan, called it quits over the summer — around the time the couple of 10 years originally intended to tie the knot. "[The wedding] was postponed because of the pandemic, but now it's actually postponed officially because … [we] broke up about three and a half months ago," said the "Queer Eye" star.
On the Sept. 9 episode of Nick Viall's "The Viall Files" podcast, Victoria Fuller revealed that her quarantine romance with Chris Soules had recently come to an end. She blamed the breakup on the fact that the former star of "The Bachelor" lives in Iowa.
Savannah Chrisley took to Instagram on Sept. 15 to announce that she and Nic Kerdiles called it quits after putting their wedding plans on hold earlier this year. The duo got engaged in early 2019 and were originally set to wed in May 2020.
On Sept. 19, "90 Day Fiancé" star Ashley Martson announced on Instagram that she and off-and-on love Jay Smith had "made the decision to separate for good." Wrote the reality star, "I thought I was stronger and more forgiving but I'm not. Sometimes when trust is broken, it just cannot be repaired. I wish Jay the best and we are both on the same page with this. … No one cheated. No one did anything. I simply couldn't get over the past." Ashley first filed to end their marriage in January 2019, but just two weeks later, she asked to have her petition for divorce dismissed. She filed for divorce a second time that April, but by early 2020, they'd reconciled.
On the Sept. 28 episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Jeff Lewis revealed that he and off-and-on love Scott Anderson recently broke up for the second time this year. The "Flipping Out" alum said that after Scott told him he'd decided to rent his own apartment, he texted to say the relationship was "too much" for him. Jeff then received several DMs from people claiming to have seen Scott on Tinder. (Scott claimed he simply logged on to the dating app to help a friend look for an ex — not to meet someone new.) The two men started dating in early 2019, split in mid-2019, reconciled in late 2019, split again in May 2020 and reunited over the summer.
On Sept. 22, "Below Deck Mediterranean" star Malia White took to Instagram to announce that she and Tom Checketts recently called it quits. "Yes, Tom and I have split," she said in a video.
On Aug. 13, TMZ broke the news that sometime "within the last few weeks," Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson had called it quits after nearly a year of dating. Later that day, the singer-actress confirmed the breakup news on Instagram Live.
On Aug. 6, In Touch broke the news that Jennifer Garner and her boyfriend of about two years, businessman John Miller, quietly called it quits earlier this year. A source attributed the split to the coronavirus pandemic and said that "there's a possibility" they could rekindle their romance somewhere down the line.
On Aug. 6, E! News confirmed rampant speculation that former "The Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin and her fiancé of two years, Garrett Yrigoyen, called it quits following his headline-making comments in support of police amid Black Lives Matter protests. A source said that the duo realized "their lifestyles don't mesh" and that "they aren't compatible anymore." Becca confirmed the news in early September.
On Aug. 31, Page Six broke the news that Sienna Miller had recently dumped her fiancé, Lucas Zwirner. According to the New York Post's gossip column, the actress and the art gallery publishing house exec, who never publicly confirmed their rumored engagement, "previously hit a rough patch" before he purportedly proposed. They were last seen together in July.
On Aug. 19, People magazine broke the news that Gerard Butler and his off-and-on girlfriend of more than six years, Morgan Brown, had called it quits again. An Us Weekly source later said that the duo split because the "300" star "couldn't fully settle down with Morgan and commit."
On Aug. 4, TMZ broke the news that Paris Jackson had recently decided to end the romantic aspect of her relationship with Gabriel Glenn — her boyfriend of two years, The Soundflowers bandmate and co-star on the Facebook Watch series "Unfiltered." According to the webloid, "the relationship just ran its course" and the breakup is amicable. The couple hinted they were headed for a split on the final episode of their web series.
On Aug. 19, Us Weekly broke the news that Dianna Agron and her husband of three years, Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall, separated sometime in 2019. A source said they'd "been living separately since last year" and the "Glee" alum had started dating again.
On Aug. 3, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Joey King's older sister, "The Young and the Restless" star Hunter King, and her fiancé of nearly two years, cameraman Nico Svoboda, "called off their engagement a few months ago."
On Aug. 7, "Shahs of Sunset" star Lilly Ghalichi filed to divorce her off-and-on husband of three years, Dara Mir. He previously filed to legally end their marriage in August 2019, but by that October, they'd reconciled.
According to TMZ, MC Lyte filed to divorce her husband of three years, John Wyche, in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
On Aug. 20, Page Six belatedly confirmed rumors that Chrissy Metz and composer Hal Rosenfeld, to whom she was first linked in late 2018, called it quits. Four days later, the actress caught wind of the Page Six report and took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight: "We actually broke up almost two years ago," she wrote, adding a hashtag for "late to the party."
On the "Siesta Key" season 3 reunion, which aired on Aug. 25, Camilla Cattaneo and Brandon Gomes revealed that he'd recently welcomed a child with another woman. He claimed his son is the product of a one-night stand, but she said the child's mother told her that she and Brandon had a five-month affair. In early September, Camilla said there could be hope for a reconciliation somewhere down the line.
On July 3 — a day after she filed for divorce — Kacey Musgraves and her husband of less than three years, Ruston Kelly, released a joint statement announcing that they'd called it quits.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers took to Instagram on July 10 to release identical statements announcing that — less than two months after celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary — they were calling it quits. A divorce filing followed.
On June 29, DailyMail.com published exclusive photos of Ryan Seacrest holding hands with a mystery blonde while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, four days earlier. The photos were the first indication that the "American Idol" host and his off-and-on love of several years, Shayna Taylor, had recently called it quits for the third time. His rep later released a statement confirming the news: "Ryan and Shayna decided to end their romantic relationship amicably some time ago. They remain good friends, each other's biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple," read the statement.
On July 3, Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg took to their respective Instagram accounts to release identical statements announcing that they're parting ways after nearly two decades of marriage.
On July 10, People magazine broke the news that, according to multiple sources, Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader amicably called it quits six months after they debuted their relationship at the 2020 Golden Globes in January.
On June 6, People magazine broke the news that Jordana Brewster and her husband of 13 years, film producer Andrew Form, "quietly separated" earlier this year. She filed for divorce in early July — around the time she was first seen with her new boyfriend, investment CEO Mason Morfit.
On July 29, Tracy Morgan released a statement announcing that he and Megan Wollover were calling it quits. "Sadly, after nearly five years of marriage, Megan and I are filing for divorce. This is a challenging time for all involved, so I ask that you please respect our privacy," said the "Saturday Night Live" alum. Megan's rep, meanwhile, released a statement announcing that she'd filed for divorce the previous day.
Professional baseball player Michael Kopech filed to divorce his wife of just six months, "Riverdale" star Vanessa Morgan, in his native Texas on June 19, the Chicago Tribune reported on July 27 — just three days after the actress announced on Instagram that they're expecting a baby boy in January.
On July 2, Christina Ricci filed to divorce her husband of nearly seven years, James Heerdegen. The previous week, the child star was granted an emergency protective order against the film producer following a domestic violence incident at their home in the Los Angeles area.
On July 11, Darius Rucker took to Instagram to announce that he and his wife of 20 years, Beth Leonard, are calling it quits.
Meek Mill took to Twitter on July 26 to announce that he and girlfriend Milan Harris — with whom he welcomed a son in May — were calling it quits. "Me and Milano decided to remain friends and build our child as separate parents … we still have mad love for each other but we both came to an understanding!" he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Joey Lawrence filed to divorce his wife of 15 years, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 17, TMZ reported.
On July 22, TMZ reported that Adrianne Palicki filed to divorce Scott Grimes (again), citing irreconcilable difference as the reason for the split. It's been a roller coaster for the stars of "The Orville," who announced their engagement in January 2019, quietly tied the knot in May 2019 and then briefly split in July 2019 — when the "Friday Night Lights" alum first filed for divorce. In November 2019, the actress filed to have her first petition for divorce dismissed.
On June 29, Us Weekly broke the news that former "Person of Interest" actress Sarah Shahi filed to divorce "Shameless" star Steve Howey in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 4, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listing their date of separation as April 14. "After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage," they said in a joint statement.
In late June, Brian Austin Green started stepping out with Tina Louise. By late July, however, they'd called it quits. TMZ reported that the Australian model dumped the former teen heartthrob after she became the target of online bullying by stans of the actor and his estranged wife, Megan Fox. "The bullying was disheartening and really affected her and definitely played a part in the breakup," the webloid reported. Tina also reportedly realized that Brian wasn't ready to settle down following his split from the "Transformers" actress — and she's looking for something serious. She'd already visited Brian's home and met some of his friends when she decided to pull the plug on their hot new romance. Concluded TMZ, "Tina still thinks BAG's a great guy going through a tough time who needs to focus on himself … and while they're still friendly, they're taking a huge step back." In early August, Brian confirmed that it was, in fact, Tina who decided to end their burgeoning romance. In mid-October, she was snapped smooching Diddy in Malibu.
On July 16, Danica Patrick's rep confirmed rumors that she and Aaron Rodgers had recently called it quits after two years of coupledom. The race car driver and the NFL star are, in fact, "no longer together," the rep told E! News.
During an interview for the cover of the August 2020 issue of Vogue, which debuted online on July 9, Simone Biles revealed that she and fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr. called it quits in early March after three years of coupledom. By the end of July, there were rumors that the Olympian had moved on with Jonathan Owens, who plays football for the Houston Texans. Simone later confirmed the rumors were true.
On June 5, former "Happy Days" star Anson Williams filed to divorce his wife of more than three decades, Jackie Gerken, for the second time in a year. He first filed for divorce in September 2019 but asked to have his divorce petition dismissed the following month.
Haleigh Broucher took to Twitter on July 14 to announce that she and "Big Brother" season 20 co-star Fessy Shafaat had recently called it quits after two years of coupledom.
On June 18, "Big Brother" co-stars Jackson Michie and Holly Allen took to Instagram to announce that they'd called it quits after a year of coupledom. The duo connected while shooting the 21st season of the CBS reality show in the summer of 2019.
"The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart" runner-up Jamie Gabrielle took to Instagram on June 13 to announce that her showmance with partner Trevor Holmes had come to an end.
On July 22, Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" alum Ashlee Holmes, announced on Instagram that she and her husband of two years, Pete Malleo, were calling it quits. The couple of a decade welcomed a son, Cameron, in 2016 and tied the knot in 2018.
On May 22, former "Extreme Weight Loss" star Chris Powell took to Instagram to announce that "with much thought, prayer, and love," he and his wife of nearly a decade, Heidi, had "decided to separate as husband and wife."
On May 21, Us Weekly reported that, according to a source, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie were "on a break" as he "straightens himself out more" in the wake of recent mental health issues. "Scott is in an OK place right now and is trying to get better and focus on work, but he has to prove himself," said the source, adding that "a big part of why" the father of three went to rehab earlier in May "was because Sofia wanted him to work on himself." But less than a week later, multiple media outlets reported that the couple of nearly three years had officially called it quits. On May 27, Page Six reported that, according to a source, the relationship simply "ran its course," although other issues — like Scott's "past traumas" — contributed to the breakup. "Scott had gone back to his old ways, and Sofia got fed up," said the source, adding that Scott's relationship with ex Kourtney Kardashian — the mother of his three kids with whom he'd just celebrated his 37th birthday, sans Sofia — also played a role in the split. Scott and Sofia briefly reconciled in July, but by late August, they were over again.
During a late-January Q&A with fans on her Instagram Story, Princess Love made it clear that following a public late-2019 falling out, she and Ray J were on a break. The revelation came after a fan asked, "R you and Ray J still together?" Replied the mother of two, "Not right now… right now we're just focused on the kids." (The duo welcomed their second child, son Epik Ray, in late 2019.) On May 5, Princess filed for divorce following nearly four years of marriage. Then in July, she asked to have her divorce petition dismissed, indicating that she and Ray had reconciled. Things took another dramatic turn in September when Ray filed for divorce.
On June 19 — just eight months after they married in Nashville — Carly Pearce filed to divorce fellow country singer Michael Ray. "This was a hard decision," a source told People magazine. "It wasn't something she wanted to have to do. This hasn't been a quarantine realization — it was a last resort."
On June 17, Us Weekly reported that Hayden Panettiere and off-and-on love Brian Hickerson split for good following his February arrest for domestic abuse. (It wasn't the first time they'd been involved in a domestic violence incident.) "She's in a good place right now. She's on the path to recovery," a source told Us. "She and Brian haven't had contact. He's moved back to his hometown in South Carolina, and friends are praying this is the end of her journey with him. … She's trying to move past the pain and focus on her future." A second source added that the former child star is "calmer and more relaxed" and "has done a 180-degree turn since her terrible ordeal with Brian."
After rekindling their romance in early 2020 following a late-2019 breakup, Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason briefly called it quits again in June. "It's time for me to move on from this relationship and find happiness for my kids and myself elsewhere," the "Teen Mom" star told Celebernation after her husband was involved in a physical altercation with two of her friends. Within days, however, they'd reconciled.
On June 17, TMZ reported that "The Wire" alum Andre Royo's wife of more than two decades, Jane Choi, had filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She listed their date of separation as Dec. 5, 2019, and did not request spousal support.
It's over for Kelly Clarkson and music manager Brandon Blackstock after nearly seven years of marriage. On June 11, The Blast broke the news that the pop star and talk show host filed for divorce in Los Angeles on June 4. The exes share daughter River Rose, 5, and son Remy, 4.
On May 28, costume designer Mollie Gates filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason she's ending her four-year marriage to "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch. She listed May 22 as their date of separation, People magazine reported. The news comes nine months after the "Godzilla" actor revealed in an interview with Playboy magazine that, according to him, "swinging has saved our marriage." He explained at the time, "We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly. But it's better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows."
On May 29 — two months after she helped nurse him through COVID-19 — "The Bachelor" season 23 couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph took to social media to announce that they'd called it quits after more than a year together. A source told People magazine that the pair — who admitted earlier this year that they'd briefly split in August 2019 — just weren't on the same page: "Colton really wanted to settle down and get married — he's been ready for a long time. And Cassie just wasn't ready. They both knew it wasn't going to work." By mid-July, however, things started to appear much less amicable. The former couple didn't just lash out at each other on Instagram, though. In September, Cassie filed for a restraining order against Colton and accused him of a wide range of frightening behavior amid their breakup.
On May 25, Page Six broke the news that "Riverdale" co-stars and real-life loves Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse had quietly ended their three-year romance before coronavirus lockdowns began. "Cole and Lili split before the pandemic hit and have been quarantining separately," a source told the New York Post's gossip column, adding that the co-stars — who briefly split last summer before reconciling — "remain good friends." In mid-August, Cole revealed on Instagram that he and Lili "initially separated in January of this year [before] deciding to more permanently split in March."
On May 18, following weeks of speculation about the state of his marriage — photos had revealed he and his wife appeared to be quarantining separately amid the COVID-19 pandemic — Brian Austin Green confirmed that he and Megan Fox have indeed split after nearly 10 years of marriage and more than 15 years as a couple. The "Beverly Hills, 90201" alum explained on his "…With Brian Austin Green" podcast that late last year, after Megan returned home from filming "Midnight in the Switchgrass," she confirmed what he was already feeling — that there was a growing distance between them. "She said, 'I realized when I was out of the country working alone that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience and I think that might be something worth trying for me,'" he recalled on the episode titled "Context." "We talked about it a little more and said, 'Let's separate for a bit…' and so we did." He later added, "Since the end of , we've really been trying to be apart and figure out what life is now. It's a big change for both of us." Brian, who shares three boys with Megan, also addressed seeing photos of his estranged wife spending time with co-star Machine Gun Kelly earlier in May and insisted that "cheating" was not a factor in their split. "I don't want people to think that [they] are villains or I was a victim in any way with any of this — because I wasn't," he said. Megan previously filed for divorce in 2015, though she and Brian reconciled the following year after she conceived their son Journey. Brian has again left the door open for a romantic reunion, acknowledging that their paths have "gone in separate ways for now. They could come back together. They may not. We don't know."
Model-turned-actress Jaime King filed to divorce filmmaker Kyle Newman in Los Angeles on May 18 after 12 and a half years of marriage. She asked for a temporary restraining order, which a judge granted, though her motion related to child custody was denied. Details of the split soon emerged when Kyle — who'd been living with their two kids in Pennsylvania for the last few months while Jaime was solo in L.A. — requested an emergency hearing on May 22. TMZ reported that Kyle alleged Jaime has a long-running opioid and alcohol addiction that makes it dangerous for the kids to be in her care and asked for sole physical and shared legal custody. A judge shot down his emergency request, saying the exes can argue about it in court at a later date, though decided the boys will remain with their dad in Pennsylvania.
On May 13, TMZ reported that Mary-Kate Olsen and husband Olivier Sarkozy had split after less than five years of marriage. The webloid revealed that the actress-turned-fashion designer had asked a judge for an emergency court order to allow her to file for divorce so that she could prevent her ex from disposing of her property — but it was denied. It also came to light that the former child star had tried to legally end their marriage on April 17 but was told New York City courts were not accepting filings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "She claims [he] is trying to force her out [or their apartment, because he terminated their lease without her knowledge," TMZ explained, citing court documents. In her legal paperwork, Mary-Kate also requested their prenuptial agreement be enforced. On May 25 — the first day courts reopened — she was finally able to lodge her divorce filing electronically.
After nearly two years of dating, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson broke up in early April, a source told People magazine on May 6. "[They] always had their ups and down before but it's over now," said the source, adding that "their relationship just ran its course."
"Today" show contributor Jill Martin revealed on May 17 that nearly a year after they got engaged, she and her love of three years, Erik Brooks, called it quits. She told People magazine in a statement that the coronavirus pandemic was a factor in their decision to move on, as it "has taken a toll on so many aspects of life." The private equity firm managing partner, she said, "is the most magnificent person, but with him living in Boston with his children, and me living in New York, the distance just became too difficult for us to maintain the kind of relationship that's important to us both."
On May 8, Us Weekly reported that Catt Sadler and off-and-on love Nick LaKind had broken up again. The former E! News anchor confirmed the split in a newsletter to her fans, writing, "I suffered a breakup. My best friend and I are letting go in love. Did I just admit that? It hurts. A lot." In August 2019, Catt said that she and Nick were "back together permanently" and planning to move in together following a split earlier in the year.
On the Feb. 15 episode of Alexis Texas's "Private Talk" podcast, Ne-Yo confirmed reports from earlier in the month that he and Crystal Renay Smith had called it quits after four years of marriage. But in May, the singer confirmed that he and his missus had found their way back to each other and reconciled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"Grey's Anatomy" star Caterina Scorsone and musician husband Rob Giles are ending their 10-year marriage, the couple's reps confirmed to People magazine on May 8. "Caterina and Rob have separated. They remain friends and are committed to co-parenting their children in a spirit of love," reps told the magazine in a statement. The split comes less than five months after Caterina gave birth to their third child, daughter Arwen. They're also parents to girls Eliza, 7, and Pippa, 3.
After a decade together and nearly seven years as husband and wife, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler filed for divorce in April. The "Very Cavallari" stars announced their split with matching Instagram messages indicating the breakup was amicable, though within days, it had emerged that it was anything but. Court documents revealed the pair were fighting over everything from money the Uncommon James designer wanted to purchase a new home — she claimed the former NFL quarterback was preventing her from buying it — to custody of their three kids. In early May, they managed to compromise on custody. Jay also released marital funds so the "The Hills" alum could move forward with her property purchase.
In the May 2020 issue of British Vogue, which hit the Internet on April 27, Timothée Chalamet said that he is "currently single," indicating that he and Lily-Rose Depp had called it quits — though he didn't give any specifics. The young couple were first linked in late 2018 after they shot the historical drama "The King."
On April 4, People magazine reported that Channing Tatum and Jessie J had called it quits for the second time. "They cared enough about each other to try again but realized it was better to move on," said a source, adding that the breakup was "totally amicable." Later in the month, it appeared as though they might be giving it another go, but ultimately, nothing came out of the hangouts. (Jessie referred to herself as single in October.) The duo first split in late 2019 following a little more than a year of coupledom. They debuted their rekindled romance for the first time in January.
Actress-turned-political commentator Stacey Dash took to Instagram in April to announce that she and her fourth husband, Florida attorney Jeffrey Marty, were calling it quits. "My husband and I have made the hard decision of ending our marriage. After much prayer, I feel this is the right path for both of us. I wish him nothing but the best," she wrote. Stacey formally filed for divorce in Pasco County, Florida, on June 15. Two months later, he filed documents asking to have their marriage annulled instead. According to TMZ, he claimed in legal documents that he only married the "Clueless" alum after her pastor and other clergy members pressured him by saying that it was God's will they wed.
On March 17, Elisabeth Röhm's publicist released a statement to Us Weekly announcing that the former "Law & Order" star and her fiancé of a little more than a year, Judge Jonathan T. Colby, called it quits. "[They] are on good terms and remaining friends but they were living different lives and have different priorities at this time. Sadly they've decided not to get married," said the rep.
Actor-director Taika Waititi and filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley quietly separated two years ago, Page Six reported on March 13. The New Zealand natives, who wed around 2012, share two young daughters. Taika thanked Chelsea for her work producing best picture Oscar nominee "Jojo Rabbit" when he took the stage to accept the best adapted screenplay Academy Award for his work on the same film at the 2020 ceremony in February. According to Page Six, it appears that Taika has moved on romantically with Polly Stoker, who was his Oscars date as well as his assistant on 2016's "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok."
Halsey and Evan Peters first fueled breakup rumors in March after the singer deleted all but one photo of the "American Horror Story" star from her Instagram. Also adding to speculation? In May, the pop star spoke to Radio Disney about quarantining and alluded to being all by herself — sans Evan, despite the two reportedly moving in together back in January. Halsey and Evan were first linked in the summer of 2019 — not long after she and musician Yungblud called it quits — then went public with their romance around Halloween (pictured).
In Touch broke the news on May 1 that Matthew Perry and his girlfriend of two years, talent agent Molly Hurwitz, had "very recently" called it quits. "It was very amicable, but they have both decided to go their separate ways," the outlet's source explained.
Shailene Woodley described herself as "very much single" in a New York Times interview that hit the Internet on April 10. It was the first confirmation that she and professional rugby player Ben Volavola had ended things after three years of dating. "We're societally conditioned to assume that one person can be our end-all, be-all. This is a concept I've been thinking about often right now, because I'm very much single, and I've chosen to be single for a while," she said. "The idea of being with someone … is it only because you've fallen in love with that person, or because there's a newness to understanding yourself because of what that person can offer you?"
Season 24 of "The Bachelor" ended with Peter Weber popping the question to Hannah Ann Sluss in Australia … after Madison Prewett walked away from the competition when she realized that her devoutly Christian lifestyle is just too different from the pilot's. Hannah Ann happily accepted Pete's proposal but called things off with him a couple months later (in January) when she realized he couldn't fully commit to her emotionally because he still had feelings for Madison. In February, Peter and Madison reunited to discuss giving it another go. They presented a united front during the live March 10 "After the Final Rose" special — their first time seeing each other since their brief February reunion — and said that they weren't engaged but planned to continue dating. But then just two days later, Peter revealed on Instagram that he and Madi "mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further." Wrote the pilot in the lengthy caption of a photo of himself, "Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us."
On March 17, customizer Jesse James took to Instagram to announce that he and his fourth wife, drag racer Alexis DeJoria, were splitting. "It's with an incredible amount of sadness to let you know Alexis and I have decided to end our marriage," the "Monster Garage" star — who split from third wife Sandra Bullock a decade ago following a cheating scandal — captioned a slideshow of photos of himself with Alexis. "We spent close to seven amazing years together. Working on her race car for five of those years was one of the highlights of my life. Also a highlight was trying my best to be a good dad to her daughter. Something that will leave a huge hole in my heart forever. Unfortunately at the end of the day our lives were just headed in different directions. Creating a distance that was insurmountable. I wish her the absolute best in her racing and life."
On April 28, TMZ reported that Leslie Grossman's husband of two decades, Jon Bronson, had filed for divorce. The "American Horror Story" star and her ex share 13-year-old daughter Goldie.
Page Six revealed on March 8 that Chris Rock and actress Megalyn Echikunwoke quietly broke up a few months earlier after four years of dating. According to one source, the comedian didn't want to settle down following a difficult divorce from his wife of nearly two decades, Malaak Compton-Rock, which was finalized in 2016.
In mid-January, multiple media outlets reported that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler parted ways late last year. The couple of nearly a decade first sparked split speculation when they celebrated the holidays separately. The "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood" actor was also noticeably absent when the former "High School Musical" star turned 31 on Dec. 14. On Jan. 15, E! News reported that, according to a source, they called it quits because they're "shooting on two different continents and it's a matter of distance." Said the source, "There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other." A second insider, meanwhile, said that the pair "could find their way back to one another."
On Jan. 14, Page Six broke the news that Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance with Kaia Gerber had come to an end after the "Saturday Night Live" star's intensity became "overwhelming" for the teen model. Around the same time, E! News reported that the duo hadn't had a lot of contact since late 2019, which is when the "Saturday Night Live" comedian entered a program to help him deal with his mental health issues. During a headline-making interview with Charlamagne Tha God that popped up on YouTube on Feb. 24, Pete said that he and Kaia called it quits because she's "very young" and he was "going through a lot" during their time together. "She should be having fun. She shouldn't have to worry about some dude that just has issues. She should be enjoying her work," he said, adding that "it just wasn't the right place or the right time at all" for them to be together. He then called the teen model "beautiful" and "smarter" than him.
During an interview with The New York Times that hit the Internet on March 19, Sean "Sticks" Larkin revealed that he and Lana Del Rey were no longer a couple. "Right now, we're just friends," the Oklahoma police officer explained. The duo enjoyed a whirlwind romance: They were first linked in September, went Instagram official in December and made their red carpet debut in January during a pre-Grammys party.
The Sun reported on April 5 that, according to a source, Tom Holland and Olivia Bolton "remain very close but decided recently it was best for them to be just friends rather than a couple." Explained the source, "It was all very amicable and they both think it is for the best." The longtime family friends were first seen together back in July 2019.
Jesse Metcalfe and longtime love Cara Santana ended their relationship in late January after the actor was caught on camera getting cozy with two different women — Hungarian model Livia Pillmann and Australian actress Jade Albany Pietrantonio — during two separate outings in the Los Angeles area on Jan. 20. In the days that followed, there were conflicting reports about whether or not he and Cara — who got engaged in 2016 — were on a break or officially broken up when he started spending time with the other women. On Jan. 4, the longtime couple posed together on the red carpet at the Art of Elysium's annual Heaven gala, during which Cara described their relationship as "just easy." Jesse referred to her as his fiancée as recently as Jan. 15, contradicting reports that they split early in the month.
On April 2, Colbie Caillat and Gone West bandmate Justin Young took to Instagram to announce that they were ending the romantic aspect of their relationship. (The couple or more than a decade got engaged in 2015.) Colbie explained, "This is difficult for us to share, but we want to be honest with you all. After 10 wonderful years, Justin and I have ended our relationship. We started out as best friends and we will continue to be best friends. And we will continue to work and make music together, as we always have. It will be hard, but often times the hard choice is the right choice and the path that will allow each of us to move forward and to grow. We continue to be overwhelmed with gratitude for our love and time together." In August, Colbie returned to Instagram to announce that she and Justin were also leaving the band.
In late January, Pamela Anderson surprised fans when she revealed that she'd quietly married longtime friend Jon Peters, whom she previously dated in the late '80s (pictured). The former "Baywatch" beauty shocked fans again when she kicked off February by releasing a statement announcing that they'd called it quits after less than two weeks of non-legally-binding marriage. (They didn't file their marriage certificate following their Jan. 20 nuptials.) In the wake of the breakup, the former couple engaged in a game of "he said, she said" with the media, with sources close to the model-actress alleging that she agreed to marry Jon after just three days of texting amid a spiritual cleanse that left her feeling "vulnerable." Pam reportedly realized she'd "made a terrible mistake" after just a day and a half of marriage and called things off with the producer, whom she found to be "too controlling." Later, Jon claimed that it was actually his decision to end the relationship.
During a February interview with Israel's LaIsha magazine, Meital Dohan confirmed that she and Al Pacino were no longer together. The Israeli singer-actress, who was first linked to the Oscar winner in the summer of 2018, lamented that it was "hard to be with a man so old." She went on to call the 36-year age-gap between herself and her ex "difficult." She also called the actor "an elderly man" and complained that "he didn't like to spend money." Said the former "Weeds" star, "I had a fight with him and left him recently, but of course I really love and appreciate him, and I was glad to be there for him when he needed me, and to be a part of his legacy. It's an honor for me. I'm glad this relationship happened between us, and hope we remain good friends."
Us Weekly reported on March 3 that, according to a source, Ariana Grande and Mikey Foster are "not dating anymore." The duo, who were first linked in August 2019, reportedly split about "a month ago" — around the time that the singer-actress was seen making out with a mystery man at a bar in the Los Angeles area.
On Feb. 19, Us Weekly broke the news that "Riverdale" star Madelaine Petsch and musician Travis Mills had called it quits after three years of coupledom. The following day, he took to Instagram to share a lengthy statement confirming the split.
Three days after Kehlani and YG celebrated Valentine's Day by releasing the romantic collaboration "Konclusions" — on which the rapper seemingly addresses the late-2019 rumors that he cheated on the "CRZY" singer — she dropped another new song, "Valentine's Day (Shameful)," accusing him of cheating on her and of using her for status, fame and recognition. On the deeply personal solo track, Kehlani sings that she realized her off-and-on love was cheating when she read his text messages while he was asleep. She later wrote in a since-deleted tweet that she's currently single.
Fox News personality Tomi Lahren called off her engagement to Brandon Fricke in mid-February, according to DailyMail.com. The outlet's source explained that it was an amicable split, noting: "Tomi felt she wasn't ready to settle down and made her feelings known. They still talk to each other all the time and support each other's career. There's no hard feelings and definitely hope to stay friends."
We didn't know Grace Gummer was even married when we found out she was newly divorced. According to TMZ, the star filed to divorce Tay Strathairn in Los Angeles on March 23. A few weeks later on April 7, Us Weekly revealed that the two had married in July 2019 and actually separated just 42 days later, on Aug. 21, 2019. The duo go way back: They reportedly met in 1993 (when she was 7 and he was 13) on the set of "The River Wild," in which her mother, Meryl Streep, and his father, David Strathairn, starred. They were first rumored to be dating in October 2017.
On the Feb. 5 episode of her "Good For You" podcast, Whitney Cummings revealed that she and Miles Skinner are "no longer engaged." She went on to say that "nothing nasty" happened and that there was "no drama" between her and her former fiancé — she just realized after her mother suffered a stroke that she "truly just was not ready to plan a wedding." She then called the process of planning their wedding "overwhelming and kind of sad."
Aaron Carter and girlfriend Melanie Martin called it quits following a March 29 altercation that resulted in police arresting her on felony domestic violence charges. Aaron opened up on Twitter about the split, referring to his ex as "Felony Melanie" and claiming she was unfaithful, writing: "My Heart Is Broken! another girl putting her hands on me when I try to break up with them for cheating on me." A month later it was revealed that Melanie was pregnant with his child, at which point they temporarily reunited … only to split again. But that wasn't the end of this tumultuous twosome, who suffered a miscarriage. On June 8, Aaron took to Instagram to announce that he and Melanie were "back together." Four days later, he announced that they'd gotten engaged.
On Jan. 22, Lena Waithe released a statement announcing that she and Alana Mayo were ending their marriage … just two months after she revealed that they'd secretly tied the knot sometime last year. According to lovebscott.com, they called it quits over the actress-filmmaker's infidelity issues. The blog's sources alleged that the duo were already on the rocks when they tied the knot following "multiple instances" of infidelity on Lena's part. "Lena went along with [the wedding] as a way to placate Alana and salvage their relationship," reported B. Scott. Said a source, "Even after they married, Lena was still buying designer gifts — Chanel, Gucci — for other women." On Jan. 23, Bossip reported that the "Master of None" star had been secretly dating and living with Cynthia Erivo, though it was unclear at the time if they became an item before or after Lena and Alana split.
On Feb. 11, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife, Autumn Kelly, released a statement announcing that they'd "jointly agreed to separate" after more than a decade of marriage. A day earlier, The Sun reported that it was Autumn's decision to end the union. According to the British tabloid's sources, Princess Anne's son was "devastated" and "in total shock" over the implosion of their marriage. But they aren't the only members of the royal family who announced a split this year…
On Feb. 17, a spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth II's nephew — Princess Margaret's son, David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon — and his wife, Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon, released a statement announcing that they'd "amicably agreed" that their marriage of more than 25 years "has come to an end and that they shall be divorced."
"Pose" star Angelica Ross debuted her new boyfriend on Twitter on March 18, but shortly after that, she got some bad news. "Finally found him and have to distance myself from him 😫 an early test we're committed to passing. I miss you," she captioned a selfie with her mystery man, referring to the fact that they would be quarantining apart from each other amid the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, she returned to Twitter to reveal that her followers informed her of the truth: "The internet is AMAZING. I've been talking to the mother of his son and fiancé all morning. #PlotTwist!" she tweeted. She then retweeted a fan who spelled out what happened: "For those who don't get it. Queen Angelica found this man and was dating [him]. She posted this on Twitter and we all REJOICED in excitement. Twitter FBI probably saw the tweet and told Angelica this man has a kid and is engaged. Angelica was talking to his fiancé all morning." Added the actress, "Basically."
On March 27, Us Weekly revealed that actress Jurnee Smollett had filed to divorce her husband of nearly a decade, Josiah Bell, earlier that month. The couple married in October 2010 and share a 3-year-old son, Hunter.
According to Us Weekly, Katie Cassidy filed to divorce Matthew Rodgers in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. She reportedly listed their date of separation as "TBD" and cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.
"Anchorman" star David Koechner filed to divorce his wife of nearly 22 years, motivational speaker and podcaster Leigh Koechner, in Los Angeles on Jan. 14. The duo share five children. "Divorce sucks, but we don't have to suffer," Leigh tweeted while promoting her series of divorce-themed webinars on the same day that the split news hit the Internet.
On Feb. 14, "Bachelor in Paradise" couple Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone released a joint statement to Bachelor Nation announcing that they'd separated after less than a year of marriage. Although it seemed at first as though they might be simply taking some time apart to work on things, Chris revealed in August that Krystal had officially filed for divorce. She later confirmed the news.
In other Bachelor Nation breakup news… On Jan. 29, former "Bachelor in Paradise" co-stars Joe Amabile and Kendall Long released a joint statement announcing that they called it quits when he decided to move back to Chicago from the Los Angeles area, where they started living together in April 2019. On the Feb. 11 episode of her "Down to Date" podcast, Kendall said that she did't see the breakup coming and that she thought she and Joe "were going to literally be married." Explained the blonde beauty, "Ultimately what happened was that Joe felt like he would have a better [life] in Chicago. … In no way can I ever be upset with him and have [resentment] toward him changing his mind and choosing to move because I understand the stresses of living somewhere like L.A. away from your family. That was also a huge reason why I didn't see myself moving from L.A. at least at that point in my life." She also said that "there's still a lot of love and respect" between her and her ex.
"The Real Housewives of New York City" star Luann de Lesseps told "Extra" on April 2 that she's currently single. "Maybe I should consider online dating at this point," she said. "I think it would fun maybe to flirt with somebody online. I have never done it before." The news came as somewhat of a surprise, as she'd recently been linked to her off-and-on love, agent Rich Super. She didn't specify when they called it quits.
According to TMZ, Logan Paul and Josie Canseco called it quits in mid-February when she ghosted him after just a month of dating. The model reportedly told friends that the YouTube star "just wasn't the one for her" and that she "worries he simply used her for publicity." By May, however, they'd apparently reconciled.
In other Paul family breakup news… Logan Paul's brother, Jake Paul, and Tana Mongeau took to Instagram on Jan. 2 to announce that they're "taking a break" from their fake marriage. (The duo "tied the knot" in a non-legally-binding ceremony in Las Vegas in July 2019.) Wrote Tana in the caption of a selfie with Jake, "For right now we both are taking a break to focus on our own very crazy lives… i'll never know what the future holds and i will always love Jake and everything we did. i'm grateful to know throughout this i've made a best friend for life & found someone to do life with when no one understood me. … no need for crazy speculations- this is coming from a place of nothing but love. i love u Jakey. thank u for this past year." Added Jake on his own Instagram, "I wouldn't change anything that happened.. we're best friends and right now it's best for us to focus on our lives & see what the future holds. … this is bitter sweet but it's what's best for us right now. the last thing we wanna see is fan pages speculating 'what happened' we truly just need a second to focus on our own lives and ourselves. luv u mongeau."
Trace Cyrus took to Instagram on Jan. 2 to announce that he and Taylor Lauren Sanders parted ways in late 2019, ending their engagement of about a year. In the caption of a selfie with sister Miley Cyrus, the musician referred to himself as "recently single." Two days later, he returned to Instagram to address the breakup: "Regardless of what we go through I will always have so much love for this girl & consider her the best friend I've ever had! Even though we hit a rough patch I'm excited to still continue to put out the unreleased music & videos we have completed together," he captioned a photo of himself and his ex. "No matter what the future has planned for us I hope we can always remain friends & create more together one day! I love you forever & always. God definitely put u in my life for a reason. … I still have love for Tay no matter what we go through."
Jeffree Star announced in a Jan. 11 YouTube video that he and his boyfriend of five years, Nathan Schwandt, called it quits "a few weeks" ago. "I'm devastated. I'm so sad. The love of my life is no longer … I don't wake up to him anymore," he said. "I'm just in a state of shock right now." The makeup maven went on to call Nathan his soulmate and "the only man that I've ever been in love with." In the 17-minute clip, Jeffree gushed about his ex, saying that they'll always be friends and have love for each other. He also explained that their hectic lifestyles led to the split and implied that Nathan struggled with the spotlight on their relationship. In August, Jeffree revealed there was a new man in his life: professional basketball player André Marhold. But the rebound romance proved to be short-lived. In late September, the blogger publicly accused the athlete of lying to him and stealing from him.
Bachelor Nation's "Bad" Chad Johnson and his girlfriend of around six months, Annalise Mishler, called it quits in late February following a headline-making altercation that allegedly turned physical amid a lapse in his sobriety. On March 8 — after he publicly accused her of working as an escort and she publicly questioned his mental health — they told TMZ (while holding hands) that they're "working through things," though the YouTube personality added that they're "not quite" back together yet. They've since broken up for good.
On April 16, The Sun reported that The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is now dating a roadie named Kaya who's half his age after quietly divorcing his wife of 15 years, Juliet Joslin — with whom he has two sons — in 2019. A source told the outlet that the 41-year-old "has been determined to keep [the breakup] private," but now that he and his new girlfriend — whom he met during a tour of the U.S. and "grew closer" to after ending his marriage — have been seen together several times, "he can't really pretend it hasn't happened anymore."
Another "Big Brother" couple bites the dust! On April 20, Us Weekly reported that season 21 stars Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone, who started dating in the summer of 2019, had called it quits following an argument on Instagram Live. Kat told Us, "Just the whole timing of the quarantine really took a toll." She also said fans played a role in their split. "They were messaging him things like, 'Oh, you deserve to find someone who really loves you, and she's just not it.' You know, just getting involved in our business. It was kind of starting to cause, like, little arguments here and there. Just that along with the stress of quarantine and everything going on, it was getting like a little shaky, I guess," she explained. Ultimately, they "both decided that it was best given the current stressors, that it wasn't a good time to really continue our relationship." They're keeping things amicable, with Kat adding, "He's still one of my best friends, we still talk pretty much every day."