The breakups are piling up. When it comes to love, some celebrity couples haven’t been so lucky. Here are some of the most major celebrity splits in recent memory, from “Oh, yeah, not surprising,” to “Say what now?”
Amber Heard and Elon Musk
Amber and Elon called it quits in early August, and sources say it ultimately came down to timing. Mmhm, OK. Methinks it may have been a rebound situation — Heard had split from Johnny Depp, husband of 15-months; and Musk was coming off of his second divorce from his second wife. You know what they say about rebounds — they mostly never last.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
These two weren’t so much a matter of “if” but “when” given all the relationship and personal drama. They first separated in 2015; then he maybe cheated with the nanny; then they called off the divorce; then Affleck completed treatment for alcohol addiction; then they decided to finally nip the thing in the bud in April. That’s a lot!
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
Because the most volatile relationships are bound to burst in flames, news of Chyna and Kardashian’s final breakup came via a very intense Instagram meltdown, thanks to the latter. He posted Chyna’s nudes and followed up with a slew of accusations, calling attention to Chyna’s alleged promiscuity and rampant drug use. She slammed him for unrepentantly breaking revenge porn laws. Very intense! Thankfully, they’ve decided to take care of the rest of their issues behind closed doors.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
When two thirsty people come together in a romantic union, you figure either they’re going to break up immediately, or they will continually find strength from each other’s quest for all-encompassing fame. These two ended up being the former.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
According to an interview she gave in Playboy’s March/April issue, Scarlett Johansson decided she no longer believed in monogamy some time ago. While she was still married. Johansson split from her husband of over two years, Romain Dauriac, early this year. Now she’s apparently making out with Colin Jost from SNL.
Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana
The romantic in me wanted these two to be together forever. But getting married and then getting divorced is kind of Jackson’s thing — she’s not a woman who can be pinned down. Which is probably why the pair split shortly after the birth of their very cute son, Eissa. Aw, man.
Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
Was it that allegation of sexual harassment? Or just that Summer Phoenix wasn’t into Casey Affleck’s beard during his Oscar win? Nobody will know, but the two announced their plans for divorce in early August. At least he’ll always have that Oscar.
Carmelo and Lala Anthony
Carmelo and Lala have been together for a long time. But all of a sudden, the two were separated, and Carmelo was plagued with rumors of infidelity and impregnating a woman that was definitely not Lala. Yikes. It’s chill though — he’s still posting thirsty pictures of her on his Instagram.
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
The notoriously private couple allegedly split in September after nearly 10 years together, having had been on the outs for a couple of months — and according to a source, "They are completely, officially one." Yeesh.
Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee
Jesse Williams was celebrated for having a non-famous wife, but then he turned around and divorced from her and then started dating Minka Kelly. Take that for what it’s worth.
Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne
News broke in late September of "Laurence Fishburne's wife" being spotted making out with a dude that wasn't Laurence Fishburne. Rude. Torres admitted to People that she and Fishburne separated last year, saying they had "a love story with a diffferent ending than either one of us had expected."
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, celebrated “normal” celebrity couple, announced their separation last week, and it was a real bummer. The couple has been married for eight entire years and share a 4-year-old son, Jack. There are a lot of rumors about what could have caused their split, but one thing is for sure: Love is probably dead, right?
Theresa and Larry Caputo
The “Long Island Medium” didn’t see this one coming (we’re sorry). After 28 years of marriage, the couple decided to legally separate in December.
Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky
After a year of dating — and a brutal “mother!” press tour — Lawrence and Aronofsky split to very little fanfare.
Tyra Banks and Erik Asla
Banks and Asla — who share nearly 2-year-old son York — went their separate ways after five years together. Love is dead, etc.
Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel
Apparently, Klum was dating someone that you barely knew existed. But in September, the supermodel split from a dude named Vito Schnabel and released a statement to People that simply read, “I believe that it is important to take time to pause and reflect.” OK!
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
After eight years of marriage — and a few months of pretending they were still together — Fergie and Duhamel went their separate ways. “Honestly it was just getting a little weird for us with all the romantic questions,” Fergie said. “We’re great friends we love each other so much, and it just got to the point where it was getting a little weird.”
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
We were just thinking about how cute these two were together when they announced their split in February 2018. In a statement, the former couple wrote that they're simply "two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship." Alrighty!