Celebrity feuds are a tale as old as time. Stars live under a microscope, and when they spat, fans zoom in even closer. From Britney Spears’ legal battle with her family to Christine Quinn’s beef with the Selling Sunset cast, here were the most unforgettable feuds of 2021.
Barkler and Moakler called it quits in 2006 after two years of marriage, but 2021 proved she hadn’t fully moved on. Moakler continuously threw jabs at Barker’s new fianceé, Kourtney Kardashian, and even liked a comment online calling Kourt a "downgrade."
In December 2020, Nelson left Little Mix to focus on her mental health, a decision that drove a wedge between her former bandmates. The singers found themselves in the midst of a full-blown feud after Nelson was accused of cultural appropriation for her solo “Boyz” video.
In October 2021, Malik pleaded no contest to charges of harassment following an alleged dispute between Gigi Hadid’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, and him. Malik denied the accusations, and Gigi subsequently asked for privacy in a statement of her own.
Spears' conservatorship trial was one of the most-watched events of 2021, largely fueled by the #FreeBritney movement. Her father was ousted from his position as conservator on Sept. 30. Now, she's living it up with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
Khloé Kardashian’s exes beefed on July 9. After Odom called Kardashian a “hottie” on one of her Instagram photos, Thompson immediately commented. “God brought you back the first time. Play if you want, different results,” Thompson wrote. Kardashian never got involved.
Fans were sad to hear Samantha Jones (played by Kim Cattrall) wouldn’t be joining HBO’s And Just Like That..., but it didn’t come as a total surprise. Cattrall has long maintained that she's not friends with the the cast, and once said SJP could be “nicer.”
Courtney Stodden shocked the world in March when she unveiled bullying messages she'd received from Teigen in the early 2010s. While Teigen apologized publicly, Stodden said she never heard from her privately. The saga forced Teigen to take time away from the spotlight.
When "good 4 u" was released in May, fans accused Rodrigo of plagiarism due to its similarities to Paramore's "Misery Business." The songs were so similar, Paramore received writing credits on the new version. The band later threw some subtle shade about the sitch on IG.