Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look back at the celebrities who went their separate ways or announced their breakups in 2018, starting with this couple… Forest Whitaker and his wife of 22 years are calling it quits. The screen legend filed documents in Los Angeles on Dec. 27, signaling an end to his marriage to Keisha Nash Whitaker. The cause of the split is currently unknown. TMZ reported that it wasn't clear in initial documents whether the Oscar winner was filing for divorce or a legal separation. However, The Blast reported that he filed for divorce. The two married in 1996 and share three adult daughters.
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Kristen Stewart and model Stella Maxwell broke up "around a month ago," Us Weekly reported on Dec. 21, following more than two years of dating. The split news emerged after K-Stew was spotted holding hands with a new woman, stylist Sara Dinkin.
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On Dec. 4, Cardi B took to Instagram to announce that she and Migos rapper Offset had split after 14 months of marriage. "So everybody been bugging me and everything and you know, I've been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now," the "Money" rapper — who welcomed daughter Kulture with Offset in July — said in a video message that shocked fans. "And we are really good friends and we are really good business partners — you know, he's always somebody that I run to to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven't been working out between us for a long time." She added, "And it's nobody fault I guess we just grew out of love but we're not together anymore. I don't know, it might take time to get a divorce, and I'm going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's father." Cardi captioned the video clip, "There you go. Peace and love," while Offset wrote in the comments, "Ya'll won." Following the split announcement, Offset launched a public campaign to woo back his missus. It seems like he may have. Around Christmas, the duo were photographed vacationing together in Puerto Rico. The Migos rapper also reportedly spent more than $20,000 on Christmas gifts for Cardi.
On Nov. 20, Page Six broke the news that Robert De Niro and his wife of more than 20 years, Grace Hightower, had split. "They are not living together at this time," a friend told the New York Post's gossip column. Other outlets including People magazine and Us Weekly also confirmed the separation news. Bob and Grace, who married in 1997 — a decade after they met — share two children: Elliott, 20, and Helen, 6. They previously split in 1999 but reconciled and renewed their vows in 2004. Bob later issued a statement confirming the sad news: "Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process," he said. "I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting."
Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams revealed on her Instagram Story on Dec. 7 that she and pastor Chad Johnson had split nine months after getting engaged. "I still remain fearless. I guess I still remain single! Things didn't work out," she explained. "The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don't wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS."
On Nov. 25, TV host and "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge Ross Mathews announced via Instagram that he and longtime love Salvador Camarena had called it quits. "After nearly ten years together, Salvador and I have decided that the time has come to part ways," Ross explained. "This split is amicable and filled with kindness, compassion and a genuine love for one another. As we go forward, each of us feels as if he has a cheerleader in our corner — a family member for life. We are happy. Thank you all for your well wishes and love."
British actress Natalie Dormer confirmed in a November interview with the New Statesman that she and her Irish director fiancé, Anthony Byrne, had recently split after 11 years together. They met on the set of "The Tudors" and most recently worked together on the 2018 thriller "In Darkness," which Natalie produced and co-wrote with her now-ex.
"Robin Hood" and "Kingsman" franchise star Taron Egerton — who just finished shooting 2019's "Rocketman," in which he plays a young Elton John — revealed in a few November interviews that he'd recently split from his girlfriend of two years, British producer Emily Thomas.
Paris Hilton and her fiancé of nearly a year, "The Leftovers" actor Chris Zylka, called off their engagement in November. According to TMZ, Paris is the one who pulled the plug. A source told Us Weekly, "Paris realized that it wasn't meant to be and he wasn't right for her. There were some problems along the way. She's done." On Nov. 20, TMZ reported that Chris wants the 22-carat ring — valued at $2 million — back.
Less than a year after getting engaged, Drew Carey split with his fiancée, model-turned-sex therapist Dr. Amie Harwick, Radar Online and Us Weekly confirmed in mid-November.
It's over for another couple from ABC's "The Bachelorette" franchise. "After three incredible years, we have decided to go our separate ways. This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration," Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth — who got engaged in 2015 during the Season 11 finale — told Us Weekly in a joint statement on Nov. 2. "Even though we are parting as a couple, we're very much committed to remaining friends. We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways. Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you, but we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time."
After a few recent rocky years and more than two decades as a couple, it appears to be over for good for former reality TV star Larsa Pippen and retired NBA player Scottie Pippen. TMZ reported that the onetime "The Real Housewives of Miami" star filed divorce documents in Los Angeles on Nov. 2. Scottie had initially filed for divorce in 2016 but the pair, who share four kids, later reconciled.
Less than six months after they went public as a couple in May, which they followed with a June engagement, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande split and called off their plans to marry, TMZ reported on Oct. 14. Sources told TMZ the breakup happened a few days earlier "with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off," TMZ explained.
Zac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown and wife Shelly have separated after 12 years of marriage and five kids together. "We have led a whirlwind life together growing into a beautiful family with five amazing children and while life will be rearranging a bit, our love and commitment to our family will always be there," the pair told People magazine in a joint statement on Oct. 5. "This was a difficult decision, but we've done plenty of tough things together and this is our next venture — love, mutual respect, and care for each other are what we are moving forward with. Family comes in all different forms. We would like to ask that rather than commenting or spending any energy towards this, that you take this moment to send love to your family, in honor of ours."
On March 28, Olivia Culpo confirmed to "Access Hollywood" what reports had claimed days earlier: She and NFL player Danny Amendola had split. "We are broken up and it's just so fresh for me. I don't feel comfortable talking about it," the beauty queen-turned-model said. Days earlier, a source told E! News that constant travel was causing a rift and that the wide receiver "couldn't handle Olivia's demanding lifestyle and wasn't pleased with certain choices she was making." That followed a report from Us Weekly claiming that Danny, who was set to move to Miami after signing with the Dolphins, was unhappy that Olivia had posed nude for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. They reconciled over the summer and seemed to be doing well — but after Danny was photographed getting close to sports reporter Bianca Peters in Miami while Olivia was in Australia on a modeling shoot, E! News reported that an "embarrassed" Olivia called time on their romance again.
After months of tabloid speculation, on Feb. 15, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced that they'd separated in late 2017, two and a half years after they threw a surprise backyard wedding and nearly seven years after they went public with their unexpected romance. "This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship," they said in a joint statement, adding that, "Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another." Widespread reports claimed that ultimately, the pair were just too different and that the "Friends" alum preferred life in Los Angeles while the "The Leftovers" star was devoted to his old New York City existance. Long and repeated separations due to work as Justin found more success in his career also reportedly contributed to their split. In September, Justin talked about the split publicly for the first time, telling The New York Times it was "kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity," though he also called the end of their relationship "heartbreaking" because the "friendship" they once shared isn't "the same, as far as just the day to day."
"Jersey Shore" star Jenni "JWoww" Farley filed for divorce from Roger Mathews, her husband of less than three years, in Ocean County, New Jersey, on Sept. 12, the Asbury Park Press reported on Sept. 27. Roger, who shares two kids — Meilani, 4, and Greyson, 2 — with JWoww made it clear he didn't want the marriage to end. "I don't blame her. There's no cheating… She just grew tired of the repetitive pattern that we fell into with… it was a repetitive pattern and not a good one," he said on Instagram after the filing was made public. "But here's what's also true: I'm not done fighting. I'm gonna win my wife back. I'm gonna win her affection back. I'm gonna win her love back. I have no intentions of being a single dad. We're in counseling, so there is hope. It ain't over until the fat lady sings." But things went downhill quickly: The "Jersey Shore" star obtained a temporary restraining order against Roger in the wee hours of Dec. 14 following a nasty fight earlier in the evening.
Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella are ending their five-year marriage. Pasquale, a wildly successful electronic music event promoter, filed for divorce in Las Vegas on Aug. 31, TMZ reported on Sept. 25. "It is with love in our hearts and a deep respect for one another that Holly and I have amicably made the decision to separate. First and foremost, we are forever partners and parents to two beautiful children [daughter Rainbow and son Forest] and are fully committed to raising them in an environment filled with love and positivity," he wrote on Instagram in a lengthy statement, going on to call the former Playboy Playmate and reality TV star "a talented woman and a beautiful soul" and vowing to remain "the best of friends."
Fans were sad to hear via a March 22 New York Times profile on Chris Evans that the "Captain America" star and comedy darling Jenny Slate had recently split for the second time. The "Gifted" co-stars — who first started dating in 2016 then ended things in early 2017 only to rekindle their romance in the fall of 2017 — have not shared additional details about their latest breakup.
On Feb. 1, People magazine confirmed that "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen and real estate investor Scott Phillips had split after 13 years of marriage. Just days later, "Entertainment Tonight" reported that Julie filed divorce papers revealing they'd actually separated back in February 2017. The court filing also showed that Julie wanted Scott to pay their lawyer fees and was seeking to terminate the court's ability to award spousal support to her ex. On March 13, TMZ reported that Scott had filed a response, which asks a judge to award him spousal support. People magazine reported that they finalized their divorce on Sept. 13. The exes reportedly reached an agreement to split their $25.3 million in assets down the middle.
Two and a half years after they eloped and honeymooned in Cuba, Usher and his manager wife, Grace Miguel, called it quits. "After much thought and consideration, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple," they told Us Weekly in a joint statement on March 6. "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." They'd been a couple for about nine years. Grace filed for divorce on April 10, citing irreconcilable differences.
In February, The Mirror reported that Henry Cavill had split from his stuntwoman girlfriend, Lucy Cork, after less than a year of dating. The couple met and started a romance while making "Mission: Impossible – Fallout," in which Henry starred and Lucy stunt-doubled for actress Rebecca Ferguson.
Mia Goth ended her relationship with Shia LaBeouf "several months ago," MailOnline reported on Sept. 25. The pair reportedly married in October 2016 at a Las Vegas chapel with an Elvis impersonator officiating, though reports at the time claimed they never filed a marriage license and that it was really just a commitment ceremony. "Entertainment Tonight" reported on Sept. 25 that Shia's rep confirmed that "the two have filed for divorce." The news of their split came after Shia was romantically linked to his "Honey Boy" co-star FKA Twigs, who's Robert Pattinson's former fiancée.
At some point in late July or early August, Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus broke up after more than a year of publicly dating. Multiple outlets confirmed that the Oscar winner and the "Saturday Night Live" producer had called time on their romance after Ben, 46, was spotted spending time with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton just days before he entered a Malibu rehab facility following an intervention led by estranged wife Jennifer Garner. Ben and Lindsay, E! News reported, "both tried to make it work, but the distance just proved to be too much for them right now. Family comes first for them both." A second source told E! that Lindsay's choice to stay in New York City, where she works and lives with her young daughter from her first marriage, instead of moving in with Ben in Los Angeles, played a major part in their decision to call it quits. X17online, however, reported that Ben's addiction struggles were to blame. "Lindsay got fed up with dealing with Ben's issues," said an insider, "and ultimately that's what led to the end of the relationship."
In early October — less than two months after they were first spotted on a Malibu dinner date — 46-year-old Ben Affleck ended his romance with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton. A friend of the actor told People magazine, "There was nothing to split from as it has been casual." Shauna — who'd vacationed in Montana with Ben, drove his vehicle while he was in rehab and met up with him on multiple occasions during his 40-day treatment for alcohol addiction — denied a split, telling DailyMailTV, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." But curiously, the near daily sightings of them together abruptly ended.
It's finally over for Kourtney Kardashian, 39, and boxer-turned-model Younes Bendjima, 25, after nearly two years of on-off dating, multiple reports revealed on Aug. 7. According to TMZ, Kourtney dumped Younes during the second week of July shortly after they returned from a lengthy vacation in Italy because she learned that he'd allegedly cheated on her during a separate vacation without her. On Aug. 6, Younes was photographed in Mexico with his arms around former Hooters waitress Jordan Ozuna, who was previously romantically linked to Tyga and Justin Bieber. After Younes, Kourtney briefly dated an even younger model — Luka Sabbat, 20 — but their casual romance flamed out in October.
Fans were devastated to learn on April 2 that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan had decided to split after nearly nine years of marriage. "We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple," they said in a joint statement posted on their Instagram accounts. "We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible." In October, both went public with new romances — Channing with British pop star Jessie J, Jenna with Tony-winning Broadway star Steve Kazee — and formally filed for divorce.
Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera have split for a second time. On Sept. 24, People magazine reported that the "The Hills" star and the musician broke up after about five months of dating. A source told Us Weekly that Audrina "broke up with him." They'd previously dated for several months back in 2010. According to Us, there's no animosity following their latest split. "They are really good friends first and foremost. Even though they're not together romantically anymore, they have hung out and spent time with each other," said the source.
In late May, The Sun's Bizarre column reported that Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet had split after about six months of dating. "Emma and Chord kept quiet about their relationship at first but they really hit it off. They spent a lot of time together in Los Angeles and were photographed quite a bit just a couple of months ago," a source said. "But things just haven't worked out between them and they are both now single again." The Sun also reported that the "Harry Potter" franchise star and the "Glee" alum had unfollowed one another on Instagram. But then on June 19, Chord and Emma were photographed kissing and taking selfies together in Los Angeles, leading many to wonder if they'd rekindled their romance or never split at all. Alas, it wasn't meant to be: In October, Emma was photographed kissing tech CEO Brendan Wallace while on vacation in Mexico.
A year after John Cena proposed in the wrestling ring as cameras rolled — and just weeks before they were set to marry in Mexico — he and fiancé Nikki Bella announced that they'd called it quits. "After much contemplation and six years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple," Nikki shared on Instagram on April 15. "While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another." A day later, People magazine reported that a source had revealed the wrestler-actor was getting cold feet as their wedding date got closer. Nikki was left heartbroken and devastated, the source added. "She never gave him an ultimatum. He talked a really good game about having changed, about having his priorities straight, about knowing what's important, and that it was her. But as the day got closer, it was like he just went back to who he's always been — which is someone who puts himself first, always," the source told People. "He's an incredibly dedicated, driven, ambitious guy. And for the longest time he said he didn't think he had room in his life for a spouse or kids. It seems like in the end that was still the truth." In late May, Us Weekly reported that the wrestlers had gotten back together, but in early July, Nikki vlogged that they were, in fact, "just friends" though were still talking every day. On July 30, Nikki confirmed to People magazine that they'd ended their relationship for good. "After I called off the engagement, we tried to work on our relationship to get back to where it was, and in order to move forward with our wedding. After much time and soul-searching alone and together, we have decided to officially part ways," she explained.
Josh Duhamel's first public romance since his 2017 split from Fergie kicked off in February when he started spending time with actress Eiza Gonzalez. But after less than six months of dating, it was over, People magazine reported in late July. "Their work schedules were tough on the relationship," a source told the mag. An insider told "Entertainment Tonight" that though both were legitimately busy, Eiza was more invested than Josh. "Josh truly enjoyed Eiza's company but is ready to move on… She was willing to do whatever it took to make it last, but Josh just isn't in that place at the moment," the insider explained. "While they did end things partially because of their work schedules, they also called it quits because they truly are on different pages and the timing just wasn't right… She was looking for a serious relationship and wanted a life partner. He wasn't at that point."
After days of speculation claiming that her nearly nine-year marriage to Hank Baskett was headed for divorce, Kendra Wilkinson finally confirmed the sad news herself in a tearful Instagram Story post on April 2. "Ten years. I did everything I could. It wasn't good enough," she said. "I will always love him. And my heart will always remain open for him. I believed in forever, I really did. Guess it's just not meant to be. I'm so scared but I have to get strong for my kids. I will. Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me at the moment. Every little ounce of love helps. Thank you." She also tweeted, "Today will be the saddest, scariest day of my life. Today I will have to be the strongest I've ever been. Today, rebirth begins." The "Kendra On Top" star and the former NFL player, who weathered a cheating scandal nearly four years ago, share two kids, Hank IV, 8, and Alijah, 3. On April 6, she filed for divorce, citing Jan. 1, 2018, as their separation date, TMZ reported.
After two decades as a couple and 13 years of marriage, Alicia Silverstone and musician Christopher Jarecki have separated. "They still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends but have mutually decided to separate after being together for 20 years. They have a son together who they will continue to co-parent," the "Clueless" star's rep told E! News in late February. When the "Clueless" alum filed for divorce in late May, court papers obtained by The Blast revealed that she and Christopher had actually separated on March 15, 2016 — more than two years earlier. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce and asked a judge for joint legal and physical custody of their son Bear, 7. Docs also revealed that Alicia and the musician have a prenup in place that should dictate spousal support.
It's over for Miranda Lambert and musician Anderson East after two and a half years of dating. In Touch reported on Feb. 27 that the pair grew apart while touring separately. Though neither's rep would confirm the news, People magazine noted that Anderson had stopped following Miranda on Instagram. Two months later in April, multiple sources confirmed the split to Us Weekly. But just weeks later, both Us and In Touch learned that Miranda had moved on with another musician, Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker — allegedly when she was still with Anderson and Evan was still married to his accountant wife. "They are very much involved," a source told Us of Miranda and Evan, who filed for divorce a few weeks after hitting the road as one of Miranda's opening acts. A second source said that the duo "started spending a lot more time together while on the road," adding that things just "happened" between the musicians. Evan — who went public with Miranda in July — finalized his divorce from wife Staci in August. Then he and Miranda split…
In an August interview with The Tennessean, Miranda Lambert made a point to say she was "happily single," signaling the end of her controversial and short-lived romance with Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker. On Aug. 29, People magazine cited a source who said, "I don't think it was a dramatic split, but he knew what he was 'allowed' to do based on her rules and he broke them. He did something that he knew she wasn't going to approve of, she assumed he did it and he didn't deny it."
On Sept. 10, former reality TV star Brandon Jenner and wife Leah took to Instagram to announce that they'd split after six years of marriage and 14 years as a couple. "We have lovingly come to the decision to end the romantic aspect of our relationship," they said, in part, in a statement. "We are deeply proud of the life we've cultivated together and are truly grateful for the bond of friendship we hold and cherish today. It is stronger than ever. Even though we have chosen to separate as a couple, we still love one another very, very much and remain a major part of each other's lives — as best friends, family and loving parents to our daughter." They went on to say that "there has been no lying or cheating or fighting that prompted this change" but rather "an expansion of our individual evolution which has inspired us to support each other in a new way." The couple share a young daughter, Eva.
Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly's marriage is over. On May 18, Lisa filed for divorce. The couple married in 2012 in Hawaii. They have three children together. Their third daughter, Minnie, was born in February, just three months before the divorce filing. In August, TMZ reported that the exes had reached a settlement that would see them sharing custody of the kids. Jack, it claims, is giving Lisa a "sizable cash payout" in lieu of spousal support as well as "significant child support." The divorce is expected to be finalized in November.
"The Goldbergs" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin filed to divorce his wife of 24 years, Marla, on Sept. 4, The Blast reported. He listed their date of separation as July 25, 2017 — the day after their 23rd wedding anniversary. The actor is reportedly willing to pay spousal support to his ex, with whom he shares two adult sons.
Geena Davis's fourth husband, craniofacial surgeon Reza Jarrahy, filed for divorce in May after 16 years of marriage. According to court documents, he claims they separated last November. Reza, who has three children with the Oscar winner, is asking a judge to award him spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their teenage kids. He also asked that Gena be blocked from asking for spousal support. The divorce filing might be moot, it was revealed months later: Geena argues that she and Reza were never legally married and therefore have no need to divorce. Sources connected to Reza told TMZ that he "believes the marriage was valid since 2001, regardless of any irregularity with the license."
Paulina Porizkova and The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek announced they were splitting on May 2. The model posted a metaphor-filled statement announcing her split from the rocker on social media. "Our family always has been — and still is — a well-built car," she began the post. "When the four of us are together, we can go wherever the road takes us. But as a bicycle, my husband and I no longer pedal in unison. So we're ditching the bicycle." Paulina revealed that she and Ric "have been peacefully separated for the past year" and are "no longer a couple." But she made it clear that there's no drama. "The love we have for one another is so wide and deep it's practically tangible, and that sort of love can never disappear. Expect to keep seeing happy family photos," she added. The pair are parents to two adult sons, Jonathan and Oliver.
"The Queen" star Claire Foy's four-year marriage to fellow British actor Stephen Campbell Moore is over. The couple, who share a daughter, announced their split on Feb. 22. "We have separated and have been for some time," they said in a joint statement. "We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another." In 2017, the "Goodbye Christopher Robin" actor underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor, his second such operation in five years.
During a March 30 appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show," Chrissy Metz revealed that she and camera grip Josh Stancil are no longer a couple. "I'm dating myself currently," the "This Is Us" star said when Wendy asked about the relationship. But Chrissy — who started seeing Josh after meeting him on the "This Is Us" set in 2016 — insisted things are amicable. "I'm always friends with people who I was previously with, which is important to me, you know? Because you care about the person. You don't just dump them off."
After two and a half years of dating and one son, it's over for former One Direction member Liam Payne and English pop star Cheryl Cole, they announced on July 1. The former couple — at 35, she's a decade his senior — posted similar statements on social media confirming their breakup, with Cheryl tweeting, "We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. [Our son] Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together." The next day, Cheryl took to social media again to counter reports that she and Liam ended things because of her mother's influence. "I hate responding to stuff esp at such difficult times but I cannot sit here and listen to such nasty, false articles regarding my mam," she explained. "I don't know why they involve her in stories about me. I can assure you she has absolutely nothing to do with any of it. I am a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life. She is a soft and kind woman who doesn't deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing whatsoever to do with her."
"Nashville" actress Hayden Panettiere and her fiancé of five years, two-time world heavyweight champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko, have ended their nine-year romance. The news emerged after Hayden was photographed holding hands with an attractive mystery man in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, which prompted speculation about the state of her relationship with the Ukrainian athlete, who retired from his sport in 2017. The next morning, Hayden's mom, Lesley Vogel, told Radar Online, "there are a lot of changes going on in her life. But I think they're positive changes. And I think that she's taking some time." E! News later confirmed the breakup. "At this point, Hayden is single and she and Wladimir are co-parents to [their 3-year-old daughter] Kaya. Kaya is primarily with her dad and his family in Europe and Florida. They also spend time together as a family with Hayden," the source told E!. "Hayden and Wladimir are on great terms and friendly. They are a big part of each other's lives and will continue to be. Hayden is back in Los Angeles and figuring out what's next."
After weeks of fighting, drama and mutual restraining orders, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub and her husband of just a few months, Marty Caffrey, decided to end their marriage. E! News reported that Marty, who married Danielle in the Bahamas on May 5, filed for divorce in August and served her in September.
After more than seven years as a couple, "Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski and boyfriend Joey Krietemeyer called it quits, Us Weekly reported on Oct. 25. "Antoni and Joey broke up months ago," a source said. "It was very amicable. They're still friends. It was a clean split."
It's over for new "Teen Mom" star Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer. On Valentine's Day, after some speculation that their brief marriage was on the rocks, The Blast confirmed that the former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient had secretly filed for divorce in Texas in January. "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between [Dakota and Bristol] that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation," he wrote in court documents. Dakota and politician Sarah Palin's daughter, who called off their engagement in 2015 only to reveal in June 2016 that they'd eloped, were still sorting out custody arrangements for their two young daughters at the time of their split. In August, both revealed via social media that their divorce had been finalized.
After eight years as a couple, "Preacher" co-stars Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper have ended their romance, Page Six reported on April 4. A source told the New York Post's gossip column that the actors, who also starred alongside one another in 2016's "Warcraft" as well as a 2009 UK National Theatre production of "Phèdre," are still close. Another source echoed that sentiment to Us Weekly, explaining, "The split was totally amicable and they remain friends." The Oscar nominee and the "Mamma Mia!" franchise actor started dating in 2010.
Nia Vardalos is ending her long marriage to Ian Gomez. The "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star filed for a big fat Greek divorce on July 3, TMZ reported, and listed their separation date as June 29, 2017. Nia and the "Felicity" and "Cougar Town" actor married back in 1993. Both are requesting joint legal and physical custody of daughter Ilaria, whom they adopted in 2008.
On June 15, celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels announced that she and fiancée Heidi Rhoades' romantic relationship was over. "Heidi and I have been split for awhile now. We've found we're better friends and parents living apart than staying together," Jillian wrote on Instagram. "Life and people change but our love for one another and commitment to raising our two kids as an inseparable team remains. Thanks for always loving and supporting us, the feeling is mutual!" The pair, who'd been together since 2009, got engaged in 2016. They share two children: daughter Lukensia, 8, and son Phoenix, 6.
In early February, Sarah Silverman used comedy, natch, to confirm her split from Michael Sheen. After four years as a couple, they ended their romance in large part due to distance (she lives in Los Angeles, he's based in his native Britain). "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?'" she tweeted on Feb. 5. Then came some unintended comedy: Her big announcement was posted, unintentionally, on the Welsh actor's 49th birthday! Sarah returned to Twitter to acknowledge it, writing, "the joke here is I just realized I posted our breakup tweet on his actual birthday and I can't believe what a d— I am. Can u believe it?? He said I wasn't THOUGHTFUL. Jerk… Anyway, Happy Birthday, Michael…"
On June 27, The Sun revealed that music star Sam Smith and "13 Reasons Why" actor Brandon Flynn had broken up. The Grammy and Oscar winner deleted social media photos of himself with the actor, to whom he was first linked in October 2017, in the wake of the split. "Sam and Brandon had a real whirlwind romance. They really fell for each other," a source told the British tabloid. "But they are both so busy with their careers and unfortunately things just haven't worked out. Sam is obviously devastated. This is the most significant relationship he has ever had. Thankfully, he is on tour across the U.S. at the moment, which has been a welcome distraction."
Jennie Garth's second marriage is over. The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum's husband, David Abrams, filed for divorce on April 6 after less than three years of marriage, The Blast reported, noting that he listed their date of separation as Aug. 29, 2017. Jennie, who has three daughters with first husband Peter Facinelli, married Dave in July 2015 less than a year after meeting him on a blind date.
Singer Halsey announced on July 3 that she and rapper G-Eazy had split. The couple had been together since late summer 2017. "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," she revealed on her Instagram Story. "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." The exes sparked reconciliation reports after they were spotted leaving an MTV Video Music Awards afterparty hand-in-hand on Aug. 20 and soon made it clear they were firmly back on…. until October, when they split again.
It's over for fashion designer Christian Siriano and husband Brad Walsh. The musician shared the news on his Instagram Story on June 25. "Bit more than a month ago my husband and I separated. I was contacted by a writer for a website who somehow found out, so rather than let them break it, I'm telling you myself. It's nobody's business and I don't want to discuss, but that's what up," Brad explained. A day later, a rep for Christian confirmed the news to Page Six: "They were together for 11 years, love each other very much and request privacy at this time."
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller's split was revealed in early May. The pop star and the rapper — who tragically died from a suspected drug overdose months later on Sept. 7 — had dated for about two years. In the wake of the split news, Ariana explained on her Instagram Stories, "I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us! Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it's not you." She added, "I can't wait to know you and support you forever and I'm so proud of you!!" Weeks later, Ariana was dating comedian Pete Davidson; by early June, the two were engaged. They split in October.
On May 16, Us Weekly reported that "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson and Cazzie David — the writer-actress daughter of Larry David — had split after two years of dating. Weeks later, Pete had a new pop star girlfriend, to whom he quickly proposed…
On April 6, Brooke Burke filed divorce papers to end her six-and-a-half-year marriage to David Charvet, TMZ reported. She cited Jan. 23, 2018, as their date of separation. The couple have two kids together. Brooke also has two kids from a previous marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. TMZ reported that the actress has asked for joint physical and legal custody of their children and is leaving a decision on spousal support for a future hearing. On April 9, Brooke opened up about the split on her blog on ModernMom.com. "We have tried to keep our separation private for some time out of respect for our children and family. Although I believe this is a positive change, I am deeply saddened because I loved being married," she wrote. "It took me a long time to differentiate between giving up and letting go, and even longer to recognize when it was time to do so. We are still a family full of love, simply redefining our dynamics. I believe this is a necessary decision for my entire family unit." She continued, "There was nothing sensational that caused this divorce and nothing scandalous will surface, please believe that we are just finding new ways to remain a loving family."
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham split after six months of marriage, TMZ and Us Weekly reported on May 4. "Jeff and Colton have been having relationship issues since a couple months after the wedding," and insider told Us. "Since Colton stopped talking to a lot of his old friends, he was getting really depressed and didn't feel like himself." On May 8, the "Teen Wolf" alum filed for divorce four days after shooting down rumors that Jeff was unfaithful. "Jeff would never cheat. He's an amazing man. Please stop being mean to him," Colton tweeted. By the fall, reports indicated that the men might be rekindling their romance — and on Oct. 28, they confirmed their reconciliation when they took to Instagram to post gushing tributes to one another on their anniversary. "Can't believe it's already been 1 yr. since we got married @jeffleatham Happy Anniversary my beautiful husband," Colton captioned a series of photos from their wedding day. But it wouldn't last: On Dec. 18, The Blast reported that the men were moving forward with the divorce after all.
Ving Rhames and wife Deborah quietly split years ago, it was revealed in October, but their breakup is only now coming to light as new court documents reveal they're still fighting over support and custody issues. On Oct. 2, The Blast reported that the "Mission: Impossible" franchise star filed for separation in 2013. Deborah didn't respond to the "Pulp Fiction" actor's filing until 2016. But the case didn't go anywhere until Ving filed court papers in September 2018 asking a judge to set a trial date so he and his ex can sort out custody and child support for their two kids.
After nearly four years of marriage, two sons and more than eight years of ups and downs as a couple, reality TV star Michael Lohan — Lindsay Lohan's dad — and wife Kate Major, a former entertainment reporter, are divorcing. Kate find paperwork to end their union on Sept. 5, The Blast reported. She's asking for primary custody of their boys as well as spousal and child support.
Fred Durst's third marriage is over. The Limp Bizkit frontman filed divorce papers in Los Angeles on Sept. 11 seeking to end his six-year union with Kseniya Beryazina, a Ukrainian makeup artist. They did not have any kids together.
Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton revealed on an October episode of "Dancing With the Stars" that she and husband Shannon Kelley quietly split and finalized their divorce in February after 27 years of marriage. Their separation, she said, "was hard… I felt very alone." Now, thankfully, she and Shannon — who share four daughters — are on good terms. "It's something that had really needed to happen for a long time," she explained. "We still love one another, but we weren't great together anymore."
After just a month of dating, singer Noah Cyrus and rapper-singer-songwriter Lil Xan (real name Diego Leanos) called it quits, they revealed in early September, amid cheating allegations on both sides.
On July 31, The Sun reported that One Direction heartthrob-turned-solo artist Harry Styles and model Camille Rowe had split after a year of dating. The music star and the French-American Victoria's Secret model ended things, claims The Sun, two weeks after he wrapped up his 89-date debut solo tour in mid-July.
After more than six months of dating Blake Griffin, Kendall Jenner officially moved on from the NBA star in the spring of 2018. She reportedly avoided Blake at Coachella in April and in late May, she was photographed spending time with another pro basketball star, Ben Simmons. Days after she and Ben were confirmed to be dating, however, Kendall was photographed making out with model Anwar Hadid — but was soon back with Ben. "Kendall is having fun. She doesn't want a serious relationship and is just enjoying being single," a source told People magazine in June. "She feels that whenever she has been serious about guys in the past, it's kind of a mess and doesn't work out. She invested time in the relationship with Blake Griffin. She isn't planning on doing the same right now."
By late August, Kendall Jenner's romance with NBA star Ben Simmons, which started in May, had started "fizzling and dissipating," a source told Us Weekly. Around the same time, E! News reported that Kendall and Ben were still texting but had "cooled off." The model was even "spending time with other people." A source told E!, "She always wanted to keep her options open. She likes Ben but she knew it was more of a summer fling. They both have busy careers and it is what it is. Kendall isn't looking for anything serious. She had fun with Ben, but wasn't ever fully committed or looking for a long-term, exclusive relationship." But a few months later in the fall, Kendall and Ben were spotted hanging out again.
That was fast! Just one day after Iggy Azalea confirmed reports that she was dating Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who'd also confirmed the romance on Instagram after a series of flirtatious exchanges with the Australian rapper on social media, both celebs told fans they were riding solo again. "I'm single," Iggy tweeted on Aug. 8 along with shrugging and blushing emojis, which she later deleted. On Aug. 9, DeAndre tweeted, "Y'all know I can care less about social media , but ya boi is SINGLE!!"
On Sept. 3, The Sun reported that Jessica Serfaty and Ed Westwick split after more than a year of dating after he was cleared of sexual misconduct allegations. The model-actress moved out of the home they shared in Los Angeles, the report revealed. "Ed did not dump Jess, I think they still love each other — they're just taking time apart to work on themselves and their careers," a source said. "They had a flat together and remodeled and furnished it, but she is now living in her own apartment elsewhere. They still talk, but Jess has booked a film and has been spending a lot of time away shooting recently."
Jim Bellino, the husband of former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Alexis Bellino, filed for divorce on June 21 after 13 years of marriage. They finalized their divorce on Aug. 27. People magazine reported that Alexis is getting $16,000 in child and spousal support per month plus one of their homes and a one-time $250,000 payment.
Former beauty queen Lizzie Rovsek from "The Real Housewives of Orange County" served husband Christian with divorce papers on July 16, Page Six learned on Aug. 7 — nine months after she filed for divorce the first time. The Blast reported that the case had been dismissed because Lizzie had failed to serve him with legal papers in 2017. The couple has two kids.
On the heels of an Us Weekly report claiming that "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Tinsley Mortimer and boyfriend Scott Kluth, the founder and CEO of CouponCabin, were off again, Tinsley herself confirmed that they indeed had split again. "Today is an odd day — the media is reporting that we did break up and it's true," she said on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" on June 20. "We are on a break right now. Look, it's so hard to be in a relationship, particularly when we don't live in the same town. He's in Chicago, so busy with CouponCabin… But I'll tell you this," added a hopeful Tinsley, who lives in NYC. "We break up all the time."
YBN Almighty Jay took to his Instagram Story on June 19 to reveal that he and Blac Chyna, who were first linked in February, had broken up. "@BlacChyna and I Are No Longer Together," the 18-year-old aspiring rapper, who's 12 years Chyna's junior, wrote. A day later, TMZ reported that Chyna ended thing with Jay, who's said they met on Christian Mingle, because he had a wandering eye and they were always arguing. But in early July, TMZ reported that there might be more to the split story: Sources told the site that Chyna had hooked up with professional boxer Devin Haney, who's 19, a few months earlier after he reached out to her on Instagram — meaning there was overlap with Jay. Though she and Jay reconciled later in July, by late August, they appeared to be off again after Chyna was seen holding hands with a mystery man during a night out in Los Angeles on Aug. 28.
After more than a year of dating, Pamela Anderson called it quits with European soccer star Adil Rami, TMZ reported on Sept. 7. Page Six reported that Pam ended it after they spent a week with his 2-year-old twin sons. "It broke Pam's heart that he doesn't see them enough, as he should, so she's moving out," a source explained. "Pamela feels she is the reason Adil doesn't spend enough time with his children. She is removing herself from his life so he can do the right thing and be with his kids. It's a selfless move by Pamela, a true romantic — and she is heartbroken. Adil has difficulty balancing his life with Pamela and what should be a healthy relationship with his ex, the mother of his children… It's typical of Pamela to sacrifice for her love. This is about his happiness and the sake of his sons. They need him more than her. She knows he'll thank her one day." But just a few weeks later, Pam and Adil were spotted having dinner together in Paris on Sept. 26, making it clear their split was only temporary.
"The Hills" alum Doug Reinhardt and wife Natalie Sutton split in April just six months after their October 2017 wedding. In June, The Blast reported that the exes signed a prenup — Natalie won't be getting spousal support — and agreed to destroy embryos they created together. The former pro baseball player, who's now a sports agent, filed for divorce in late April after Natalie was arrested in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and charged with felony assault and battery. She allegedly beat him with his own metal crutch as he was recovering from ACL surgery, TMZ reported at the time.
In June — just four months after they announced their engagement — "Quantico" and "Looking" actor Russell Tovey revealed he and his longtime partner, former rugby player Steve Brockman, had split. While taking questions from fans on Instagram, he replied, "No, darling," when asked, "Are you still with [Steve]?"
In August, "Southern Charm" couple Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs called it quits after more than a year of dating following rumblings that their romance was on the rocks.
On April 6, "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott announced that he and his girlfriend of two and a half years, Jacinta Kuznetsov, had split. Both insisted there are no hard feelings. "Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths and those paths aren't always in the same direction. There's no drama or negativity; no jealousy or hate. Not even sadness or sorrow. Our memories are filled with joy and we will continue to advocate for each other as friends wherever we go," he wrote on Instagram. Jacinta — who's the development producer at Jonathan and twin Drew's production company, Scott Brothers Entertainment — shared similar sentiments on her private Instagram account. "We have deep love and respect for one another but have gone separate ways. I lovingly reflect on everything we accomplished together and am so proud of who he is and the love we gave each other," she wrote. "We will continue to be a part of each others lives as friends, and never stop planning what greatness we can create in this world."
On April 26, Imagine Dragons vocalist Dan Reynolds announced that he and wife Aja Volkman, the frontwoman for indie band Nico Vega, were splitting. "After 7 beautiful years together, Aja and I's marriage has come to an end. Our children continue to be the most important thing in our lives, & we will continue to co-parent them with all our love," he tweeted, adding that they hoped for privacy as they "work through this as a family." (Dan and Aja are parents to 1-year-old twins and a 5-year-old daughter.) But in November, a source told Us Weekly that the musicians were "trying to work things out." They posed together on the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 4 and Dan thanked Aja while accepting an award for his HBO documentary, "Believer," at one point saying, "You're the reason that I'm here. I love you."
CNN show host Van Jones and wife Jana Carter have called time on their 13-year marriage, they announced in a joint statement on Sept. 17. "Though we have decided to end our marriage, we still love each other very much," they said. "We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other's growth. There is no beef or drama — just evolution." TMZ reported that Jana was asking for joint custody of their two children plus spousal support.
Lorenzo Lamas is seeking to end his fifth marriage. The "Falcon Crest' and "Grease" alum filed for divorce from "Second Wives Club" star Shawna Craig on June 29, Us Weekly reported. The pair married in 2011 after a few months of dating.
Less than a month after welcoming daughter Ariana Sky together in early April, "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and girlfriend Jen Harley broke up in the wake of a nasty fight that spilled over onto social media. The two exchanged insults on Instagram, with Ronnie declaring "[you] can't turn a natural born HOE into a HOUSEWIFE" and Jen hitting back with "[you] can't turn a coke head into a father!" The nasty comments continued, and though Ronnie eventually apologized for taking their issues public, a source told Us Weekly the couple had split. Despite a brief reconciliation, the drama continued — they made headlines when they got into a physical altercation in Las Vegas in early June — and they split again.
Headlines emerged in early March revealing that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were taking a break after rekindling their old roller-coaster romance in October 2017. Though initial reports claimed Selena's mom, Mandy Teefey was behind it — in January, Mandy admitted in an interview that she was "not happy" about the pop stars' renewed relationship — a March 12 report from People magazine poured water on that. "They're not on a break because of her relationship with her mom. They have their own issues and are always on-and-off," a source told People. "[Selena] wouldn't base her relationship off of what her mom thinks." Despite allegedly cooling off, Selena and Justin did, according to People, spend part of his March 1 birthday together. "They've been having disagreements," the source acknowledged, "but it wouldn't be surprising if they're back together in a week."
Ah, young love! After about seven months of dating, teenage couple Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius announced that they'd split. The "Stranger Things" actress and the musician confirmed their breakup on their Instagram Stories on July 31. "The decision with Jacob and I was completely mutual," Millie wrote, adding (along with a heart emoji), "We are both happy and remaining friends."
In early April, it appeared that Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Grace Moretz had split after he was photographed kissing model Lexi Wood at a West Hollywood tattoo parlor. Brooklyn and Chloe were last seen together on March 11. They got back together in the summer of 2017 after dating in 2014 and again in 2016.
The world learned that Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid's little brother Anwar Hadid, who's also a model, had seemingly split with his girlfriend of more than a year, model-actress Nicola Peltz, when a photo of him making out with Kendall Jenner was published by TMZ in early June. It's unclear whether or not Anwar and Nicola were still together when he was caught kissing Kendall, but the blonde "Transformers: Age of Extinction" actress, who attended a Prada event with Anwar on May 4, deleted all traces of him from her social media pages and reportedly unfollowed his entire family on social media.
According to an April 3 report from Just Jared, model-actress Lily-Rose Depp has broken up with boyfriend Ash Stymest, a British model. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis's daughter, who's now 18, had been romantically linked to 26-year-old Ash, who has a daughter with ex-wife Maille Doyle, since she was 16.
After 10 years of marriage and one daughter together, "Riverdale" actress Marisol Nichols filed to divorce cinematographer Taron Lexton on Nov. 7, TMZ reported.
In early January, E! News revealed that after more than five years as a couple, Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff had quietly broken up in December 2017. A source insisted "it was mutual" and said the "Girls" creator and the musician "were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was." Lena soon confirmed the split news on social media, while Jack quickly denied claims that he'd moved on romantically with pal Lorde.
After more than two years of dating, it's over for Andy Cohen and doctoral student Clifton Dassuncao, the Bravo host confirmed to "Entertainment Tonight" in early March. "Yes, I am single again," he said. In his 2016 memoir, "Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries," Andy jokingly called Harvard grad Clifton, who went on to MIT to work on graduate degrees in environment and public health, the "Brazilian Andy Samberg" since he resembles the comedy star. The pair was always incredibly discreet when they were dating — they were only photographed together by paparazzi once, while on vacation (see them here).
Nearly a year after they separated in September 2017, Billy Bush's wife, Sydney Davis, filed court papers to end their marriage of 20 years, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. She's reportedly asking a judge for spousal support as well as joint legal and primary physical custody of their two teen daughters (their eldest is an adult) with visitation for Billy.
After nine years as a couple, Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani have ended their romantic relationship, the TV news journalist confirmed to DailyMail.com in mid-March. "Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago," he said. "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." At the same time, DailyMail.com speculated that Anderson — who appeared to still be sharing a New York City home with his ex — might have moved on with Dallas radiologist Victor Lopez, whom he's been spotted spending time with in recent months.
It was one of the more painful "The Bachelor" breakups in history. And that's in large part because it was all captured, controversially, on-camera. The series' Season 22 finale on March 5 showed Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposing to Becca Kufrin in Peru. Then it showed him, just weeks later, dumping Becca after he'd realized he actually wanted to be with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. Becca was devastated but kept it classy while Bachelor Nation went off on Arie for having the whole thing filmed. The next night, he proposed to Lauren on live television moments before Becca was named as the next star of "The Bachelorette."
Lauren Bushnell — who won Season 20 of "The Bachelor" and was briefly engaged to star Ben Higgins — split from her next boyfriend, Devin Antin, after more than a year of dating, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly in August.
Reality TV personality Courtney Stodden and "The Green Mile" actor Doug Hutchison made headlines when they got married in 2011 when she was 16 and he was 50. They split in early 2017 and, after trying to make it work on and off, she finally filed for divorce on March 6. In court papers, Courtney listed Sept. 1, 2017, as their separation date and noted that she and Doug each earn $2,500 a month. Days later, she told TMZ that there's no prenup and that even though Doug is 34 years her senior, she was the breadwinner during their union. "There's no money to go after, even if I wanted to," she told TMZ.
Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly were first romantically linked in April 2017 amid a brewing divorce battle with his wife, Erin Drake-Lee. But nine months later, following multiple stealth but public outings together — and after both denied speculation that he'd cheated on the mother of his two children with the actress — the "Grey's Anatomy" actor and the "Friday Night Lights" alum ultimately split, Us Weekly and People magazine reported in January.
Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, who dated on and off for five years after co-starring in 2013's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," called it quits again in July. "Lily and Jamie have clearly got a lot of history and they have been close for a long time, but in the end they decided they weren't right for each other and it came to an end amicably," a source told The Sun. "They are still friends and there are no hard feelings." They reportedly dated for a year, split and briefly reconciled in 2015 before reconnecting in early 2018.
Filmmaker Eli Roth filed for divorce from model-actress Lorenza Izzo, his wife since 2014, on July 16. TMZ reported that the horror-movie director listed their date of separation as July 12. "It is with deep love and respect that we are choosing to separate as a couple," Eli wrote on Instagram. "We've had an incredible journey together, we love each other very much, and will remain the best of friends. We are grateful for the six wonderful years together but have decided to go our separate ways to have the most fulfilled, joyous lives we can. We wish to continue working together and are ultimately separating so we don't f—— kill each other."
On July 31, guitarists Richie Sambora, 59, and Orianthi, 33, told TMZ they'd decided to take a break from their romance, which began in 2014. The Bon Jovi member and the Australian singer-musician — who perform music together as RSO — said in a statement, "We love and support each other but are taking the summer off to focus on family and other endeavors. We will regroup in the near future with our music. Peace and love to you all and thank you for your continued support."
On July 10, Page Six reported that CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour and husband Jamie Rubin, a former diplomat and journalist, are divorcing after 20 years of marriage. "They are still really good friends," a source said of the couple, who fell in love in Sarajevo and married in Italy in 1998. They have a teenage son.
Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa's marriage is over. Amid reports claiming they've been leading separate lives for a while, they released a statement on March 15 confirming they'd split. "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," they said. "We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for privacy during this time." It's believed the president's son and the former model have a prenup in place as Vanessa filed divorce documents in Manhattan Supreme Court asking for an uncontested proceeding. A few days after their split news made headlines, Don Jr. was back in the spotlight as multiple outlets including Us Weekly, Perez Hilton and Page Six alleged that he had an affair with former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day around the time she filmed and appeared on his father's reality show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," in late 2011 and early 2012.
Another Trump couple has also called it quits. Tiffany Trump, who's President Donald Trump's daughter with second wife Marla Maples, quietly split from her boyfriend of two years, Ross Mechanic, sometime last year, Us Weekly reported on March 21. A source told Us that the pair's breakup was "cordial." Another source told People magazine the two, who met as undergrads at the University of Pennsylvania, quietly ended things around the time Tiffany started attending Georgetown Law School.
"Mean Girls" alum Daniel Franzese and his fiancé, Joseph Bradley Phillips, have ended their engagement, the actor told People magazine in a statement published on June 26: "Sometimes shooting stars shine so brightly that they burn out and now we must go separate ways but I hope my path always crosses with his. Joseph Bradley Phillips and I have decided to part ways, break our engagement promise and continue on into the future as friends. … We cared so much for each other that we ignored things that were important to our individual personal growth. We have taken some time to heal before letting everyone know and I'm grateful to all my friends and family who have shown us support during this difficult time. I'm excited to see what Joseph will offer the world and I can't wait to get back on tour and make people laugh." They'd been engaged since 2016.
German tennis star Boris Becker, a three-time Wimbledon winner in the '80s, and second wife Lilly, a former model, split in the spring, German news agency DPA reported on May 29. "The decision after a 13-year-long relationship and nine years of marriage wasn't an easy one," a lawyer for the couple, who have a son together, told DPA.
Gina Kirschenheiter, a new cast member on "The Real Housewives of Orange County," split from her husband of eight years, Matthew Kirschenheiter, while shooting the 13th season of the Bravo show, the former couple revealed in July. Gina reportedly filed for divorce on April 2, citing irreconcilable differences, and asked the court for sole physical custody and joint legal custody of the three children she shares with Matthew.
Another Bachelor Nation couple bit the dust in 2018. "Entertainment Tonight" broke the news on March 12 that "The Bachelor Winter Games" winners Ashley Iaconetti and Kevin Wendt broke up not long after the show's finale, a source explained, because there was just too much distance between them (she lives in Los Angeles, he lives in Canada). "He's such a sweet guy," Ashley told reporters at an event days after the split was revealed, People magazine reported. "Perfect husband material. Just not my husband." Ashley got engaged to another franchise star — Jared Haibon — later in the year.
Less than two months after they got engaged on "The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All" special, Clare Crawley and Benoit Beausejour-Savard ended their romance. "We understand a lot of you have been asking about our relationship since the show, and we wanted to thank you all for the love and respect as we navigated it in real life off camera. We do understand however, having a public engagement on TV kind of changes that. It's with a heavy heart that we have mutually decided to end our relationship," they wrote in a joint statement posted to Instagram on April 5. "We think the world of each other, and we were both hoping we could make this work. I'm sorry that this may not be what you want to hear, but it's our truth. Just know there are no negative feelings here, we are simply two people who believed in love, and were open enough to give it a chance. We still care for each other very deeply (That is why no hate or disrespectful comments will be tolerated about the other.)"
"The Bachelor Winter Games" couple Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy's relationship is over. Dean confirmed the breakup news on his iHeartRadio podcast, "Help! I Suck at Dating with Dean Unglert," on April 10 a few days after E! News first reported on the split. Dean called Lesley, whom he dated for a few months, "an incredible girlfriend" and made it clear he had some issues he needed to deal with. "I want to feel loved… The worst part about all of this is that Lesley did feel that way about me regardless of everything. I know that she did love me." Continued Dean, "I got the one thing that I wanted but it still didn't end up working out, which is one of the worst things to come to the realization of… I've been meditating more and I'm going to start going to therapy this week."
Model Alessandra Ambrosio and her fiance of a decade, businessman Jamie Mazur, have ended their long romance, which produced two children, Us Weekly reported on March 16. "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," a source told the magazine.
On Feb. 16, Rebecca Gayheart filed court papers seeking to end her 13-year marriage to Eric Dane. A few days later on Feb. 23, Eric filed his response, which was a mirror of her petition. Both cited irreconcilable differences and asked a judge for joint legal and physical custody of their two young daughters. Eric is also honoring Rebecca's request for spousal support. "After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family," he said in a statement to People magazine. "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."
On March 8, Page Six revealed that Common and Angela Rye had called it quits. The Oscar-winning rapper-actor and the CNN correspondent and activist first stepped out as a couple in the summer of 2017. Angela confirmed the breakup, though made it pretty clear there are no hard feelings. "We have and will always be friends. He is an amazing human being, and I'm a much better person because he's a part of my life," she told "Page Six TV," adding, "May we all keep loving and living."
In mid-March, it was revealed that Kim Zolciak-Biermann's lookalike daughter, Brielle Biermann, had split from her pro-baseball player boyfriend, Michael Kopech, after two years of dating. "She was having a difficult time with the distance, both of them wanted to see more of each other but with his baseball schedule and her shooting schedule and everything going on with the show in Atlanta, they just couldn't seem to make it work anymore," a source told Us Weekly. "They both wish each other the best and ended things amicably." The split will reportedly be addressed on the next season of her reality TV show, "Don't Be Tardy."
During a March 23 appearance on the radio show "Big Boy's Neighborhood," Amber Rose confirmed reports that she and rapper 21 Savage had split after less than a year of dating. "To be in a relationship is difficult, to be famous and in a relationship is even more difficult and then you end up arguing about things that you usually wouldn't argue about as a normal person," she said. "I love him, I miss him, I think about him every day. I can't say that I'm single because I still think about him every day," she added. "My heart is still with him. Hopefully, we can work it out but if we can't, the love is still there."
Nastia Liukin and fiancé Matthew Lombardi have broken up three years after getting engaged. "Nastia and Matt have mutually and amicably ended their relationship," a rep for the Olympic gymnast told Us Weekly in mid-November, adding that the duo "split over the summer." The pair were initially set to wed in June 2017 but pushed back their nuptials just six weeks before they were scheduled to tie the knot.
It happened again! Just months after reconciling in late 2017 following a summer split, actress Amber Heard and SpaceX and Tesla mogul Elon Musk parted ways for a second time, multiple outlets reported in early February. "Amber wants her independence and prefers being friends rather than romantically linked," a source told Us Weekly. Another source, however, countered, "Elon decided it was time to end things, and Amber agreed. They both care for one another, but the timing just isn't right."
Last year, Oscar-winning "The Shape of Water" director Guillermo del Toro quietly ended his marriage to Lorenza Newton, his wife of three decades, he revealed to Mexican magazine Reforma in early March. "I separated in February  and divorced in September," he said, "but few people knew." There's been speculation that he's now dating screenwriter Kim Morgan — who accompanied him to the Academy Awards on March 4 (she's a co-writer on Guillermo's upcoming film "Nightmare Alley") — but he's insisted Kim, whom he called his "plus one" and thanked in his speech, had nothing to do with his divorce. "She is working with me, we have a nice friendship," he said. "In case some news appears, let's clarify that I separated in February. I started working with her at the end of the summer."
In early July, it was revealed that Lucy Hale and her "Life Sentence" co-star Riley Smith — to whom she was first linked in February after they were spotted kissing while on a Valentine's Day date — had split after a few months of dating. She moved on with "Billionaire Boys Club" actor Ryan Rottman in the wake of her breakup with Riley.
It's over for Jim Belushi and his third wife. Jennifer Sloan filed for divorce on March 5 in a bid to end their nearly 20-year marriage. She and the "According to Jim" alum have two teenage kids.
Following more than a year of dating after meeting on Tinder in September 2016, Brandi Glanville and Donald "DJ" Friese have ended their relationship. "Social media is ruining romance! It ruined mine," the "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alum tweeted in January. "[It's] official I'm SINGLE! He is all urs IG h—! He is lovely so be nice," she added in another tweet.
Tisha Campbell-Martin's 22-year marriage to Duane Martin is over. She filed for divorce on Feb. 22, though TMZ revealed that they separated in December 2016. "After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I've filed for divorce. It's an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family," the "Martin" alum told TMZ, which also reported that she's asking for spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their two kids.
Anne Heche and James Tupper have called it quits after more than a decade as a couple. They confirmed the news in early January after it was revealed she'd filed court documents seeking to establish custody and child support for their 8-year-old son, Atlas. "James and I have shared a great life together and have many wonderful memories," they told People in a statement. "Relationships change and grow; we're taking time for that. We care very much for each other and plan to continue raising our two beautiful boys in love and harmony. Thank you for allowing us privacy as our family evolves." The second boy they referenced is Anne's son Homer with ex-husband Coley Laffoon.
Busted! On Jan. 16, the longtime girlfriend of The Chainsmokers' Alex Pall revealed she'd broken up with him after discovering he'd been unfaithful. Tori Woodward, who dated the Grammy winner for nearly four years, shared images on her Instagram story, reportedly taken from CCTV surveillance camera footage, that showed the music star kissing another woman. "After hours of begging him for scraps of honesty I chipped away just enough to confirm that this is not the first time he's [remorsefully] cheated on me," she wrote. "That 'psycho b—-' from Vegas, the 'lame Instagram model' caught on video and countless others he looked me in the eyes and swore on his life he never touched. Consistent outright denial faded to him explaining that because all men do it it's not that bad and, in different words, that because he's famous now, he had a different rulebook for decency. What's perhaps most amazing is that he HASN'T EVEN APOLOGIZED… What he has done is everything he possibly can to stop this from coming out, from looking [like] the kind of person who does what he's done." A week after Tori made those accusations, Alex told TMZ that his ex "deserves the best" and "deserves a better guy than me."
"Orange Is the New Black" actor Alexander Wraith filed to divorce his wife of nearly eight years, Lili Gaildraud, on June 25, though the couple separated back in 2015, The Blast reported. In May, it was revealed that Alexander was expecting a baby with Francesca Eastwood (pictured). They welcomed a son in September. "Everyone is moving on and happy," the actor told The Blast.
"The Big Bang Theory" actor Kevin Sussman managed to keep his 2017 divorce quiet for several months. It wasn't until January that The Blast reported he'd quietly ended his 11-year marriage to Alessandra Young in October 2017. It turns out, however, that the two had actually parted ways years earlier: Documents show the couple separated on New Year's Eve in 2012. According to The Blast, the actor won't be paying spousal support because he made a one-time equalization payment to his estranged wife upon their separation.
On July 6, Us Weekly reported that Yolanda Hadid and boyfriend Matt Minnis, the Los Angeles-based businessman she'd started dating in late 2017, had broken up a few months earlier.
In early January, TMZ reported that Nicki Minaj and Nas had split a few weeks earlier after about seven months of dating. The report indicated that the long-distance nature of their romance — the rappers live in different cities — just became too difficult to sustain.
Corey Harrison of "Pawn Stars" fame and wife Karina filed a joint petition for divorce in August just a few months before she was due to give birth. A Las Vegas judge finalized their divorce less than a month later. They were married for just a year and, The Blast reports, worked out child custody and support issues before they filed to end their brief union.
Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik broke up in early March after more than two years as a couple, The Sun reported on March 13. Hours later, the former couple confirmed the news with separate Twitter posts. "Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and friend," Zayn wrote. "She has such an incredible soul. I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time; we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all." Gigi's read, "Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience over a few years … not only in the relationship, but in life in general. I'm forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever's meant to be will be." It appears they were meant to get back together, because on April 30, Gigi and Zayn were photographed making out on a New York City street, indicating they were once again a couple.
On July 6, Monet Mazur filed to divorce writer-producer Alex de Rakoff after 13 years of marriage and two children together, The Blast reported.
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry filed for divorce on March 2, marking the end of her nearly four-year marriage to former pro baseball catcher J.P. Arencibia, People magazine reported. The country music star cited irreconcilable differences and confirmed the sad news in a March 4 Instagram post. "Yes it's true, my marriage has come to an end," she wrote. "I know that beauty will come from these ashes and, as always, I want to thank you all for your love and support. I'll be in touch soon."
"Happy Endings" and "The Mindy Project" alum Eliza Coupe's marriage to health expert Darin Olien is over. Darin, the founder of Superlife.com, filed for divorce on April 2, TMZ reported. The couple, who didn't have any children, married in New Zealand on Christmas Eve 2014.
In late February, TMZ reported that former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Angie Everhart had filed to divorce Sunfare meal-delivery service founder Carl Ferro, whom she married in 2014. Sources told the website that the couple does not have a prenup. In March, TMZ reported that Carl had filed a response — without the help of a lawyer — indicating he's willing to pay spousal support, which Angie was requesting.
Season 10 of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" concluded in January with star Madison Hildebrand and model boyfriend Cody Keltz making the decision to move in together. But on Valentine's Day, Madison took to Instagram to share that they'd split up. "I feel that the time is now for me to acknowledge my current relationship status… Well I'm #backonthemarket…In other words, my relationship #felloutofescrow (to keep it light and real estate related)," the luxury property broker captioned a snapshot of himself. To make things crystal clear, he added, "[my] relationship has recently ended."
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his third wife, Judith, are splitting after 15 years of marriage. "It is with great sadness I can confirm that Judith and I are divorcing. We hope to do this as amicably as possible, and hope that people will respect the privacy of our children at this time," he confirmed to Page Six on April 4, adding, "In these divorce situations, you cannot place blame, it is 50/50, there are problems on both sides. We will have to divide our properties in New York and Palm Beach." Friends told the New York Post's gossip column that the couple had been fighting for some time. Page Six predicts a battle over assets since Judith filed a contested divorce proceeding in Manhattan Supreme Court the same day.
In early January, Radar Online reported that "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry had split with girlfriend Dominique Potter, who she'd confirmed she was dating in November 2017. "Kail decided she didn't want to be in a relationship because she's not over everything that happened with [third son] Lux's dad, Chris Lopez," a source told Radar. "She decided she wanted to be alone and focus on her kids." But, the source added, the women are "still friends."
After about three months as a couple, "Teen Mom" franchise stars Javi Marroquin and Briana DeJesus revealed in mid-January that they'd split. "Javi and I are not together anymore. Our future just doesn't line up," the mother of two told Blasting News in a statement. "He doesn't want me to get my surgery for a breast lift, lipo, and tummy tuck (which I'm doing in two weeks) because it'll look bad on his name at work. Also, I don't plan on moving in with him in the summer and for these reasons, he broke up with me." Briana added, "I have no bad things to say about him. He wanted a wife and home right now and I didn't see a reason to rush. I wish him the best going forward, and I am sad things panned out this way, but this is where things currently stand." Javi, who's Kailyn Lowry's ex-husband, told Radar Online there were some other reasons behind the breakup. "Some questions about our futures couldn't be answered because we both do have kids and live two different lifestyles, her being in Florida and me in Delaware," he said. Javi also insisted that "the surgery itself wasn't the issue," though admitted, "I didn't agree with some of her future plan being exposed for the world to see for our future and any future employers and I wish we could've compromised."
Farrah Abraham moves fast. Just a week after she publicly confirmed she was dating stuntman Aden Stay — who dated comedy star Rebel Wilson in 2017 — the "Teen Mom OG" star revealed their brief romance was already over. "I'm super-lucky. When you find someone and you have that connection, I think [that] is so rare. He's pretty amazing," Farrah told People magazine in a March 1 report. The same day, she posted this date-night photo of herself and Aden at dinner. Then, on March 7, she admitted the romance had run its course, telling Us Weekly, "I need to watch who I date as many men target me for my success… I wish him well but I'm not rushing into relationships. I take my time to do it right for myself and for my daughter. Being the best parent I can be is my priority."
Just a week after Leah Messer gushed about boyfriend Jason Jordan during an interview with Us Weekly in mid-October, the same outlet reported that they'd called it quits. "It just wasn't working," said a source. "They're just not a good fit."
On March 16, TMZ confirmed that music star Logic and Jessica Andrea, his wife of two years, were ending their marriage. The site reported that they had a prenup and that the rapper is the one who ended it because he realized he was "happier single than married." TMZ claimed he'd grown distant from his wife in the wake of the 2017 success of his song "1-800-273-8255." But on March 20, Logic released a statement on Twitter in which he insisted they'd "come to the loving conclusion that we are much better as friends" and said there was no drama. "It's very simple: it just didn't work out," he wrote. "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. And to the fans: don't be sad. Be happy that we could peacefully end this chapter of our relationship, beginning a new one full of love and happiness." Jessica retweeted the statement along with some words of support.
Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz — who's been dating Heidi Klum (pictured) since the spring — finalized his divorce from Ria Sommerfeld in August, The Blast reported. The German rock star and Ria mutually split in 2016.
In early February, multiple outlets confirmed that "Parenthood" alum Monica Potter and orthopedic surgeon Daniel Christopher Allison are divorcing after nearly 11 years of marriage. "She is very sad and heartbroken," a source told People magazine. "But they are focused on co-parenting their [12-year-old] daughter." Monica also has two adult sons from a previous marriage.
Less than four months after announcing his engagement to Allie Silva in January, "Vampire Diaries" and "Chicago Fire" alum Steven R. McQueen revealed they'd split. "Actually, we called it off," he told Us Weekly when asked how wedding planning was going. "It's just the way it was. It happened."
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson got engaged to Scottish financier Nick Riley in February, but in late April, Page Six reported, he suddenly broke things off without warning amid reports that Tracy was in her first trimester of pregnancy. "Tracy is inconsolable," a source told Page Six.
Musician Jet Elfman filed to divorce "House" and "This Is 40" actress Charlyne Yi on April 27, The Blast reported. The pair, who were in the band Sacred Destinies and scored Bobcat Goldthwait's film "Call me Lucky" together, seemed to have an unusual relationship. Charlyne told Conan O'Brien in 2015 that nothing would really change after she and Jet got married. "I think we're gonna live at our own houses," she said.
Scream queen Adrienne Barbeau is divorcing husband Billy Van Zandt, the half-brother of actor-musician Steven Van Zandt. According to a report from The Blast, the "Swamp Thing," "Creepshow," "The Fog" and "Escape From New York" actress, who was previously married to director John Carpenter, filed divorce papers on March 16. She and Billy, who were married for more than 25 years, have two adult children.
"Battlestar Galactica" alum Tricia Helfer called time on her 13-year marriage to lawyer Jonathan Marshall in January. The "Lucifer" actress cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and revealed that they separated back in May 2017. According to TMZ, divorce documents confirm the exes have a prenup separating their property. They don't have any kids together.
"Grimm" actress Bree Turner split from orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman after 10 years of marriage, The Blast reported on March 5. Bree cited irreconcilable differences in a divorce filing days earlier. She's asking the court for joint legal and physical custody of their two kids as well as spousal support.