I think everyone can agree it hasn't been a great year. Between the bushfires, wildfires, drone strikes, impeachment trial, murder hornets, flash floods, cyclones, earthquakes, police brutality, ammonium nitrate explosions, cyberattacks, and — oh, yeah — global pandemic, things haven't exactly been smooth sailing. And though I'm not terribly surprised about all the
celebrity couples who broke up in 2020, that doesn't make the news hurt any less. This year saw the end of several A-list relationships, engagements, and marriages, and while I saw some of these breakups coming, a few of these splits still have me shook.
For a few celeb pairs, 2020 marked both the beginning
and the end of their romances. (Sorry things didn't work out, Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich.) Other famous couples split this year after several years of dating, including a few pairs who were together for over a decade. (Still not over you, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler.) And of course, this total trash fire of a year included a fair number of Bachelor Nation breakups. (Is anyone surprised? Yeah, me neither.) Here's a round-up of all the celeb pairs who decided to bid each other adieu this year, and my apologies if this list makes you more than a little emosh.
Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler
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Kaia Gerber & Pete Davidson
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Just two months after tying the knot, actor
Lena Waithe and producer Alana Mayo announced their split divorce in January. "After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways," the couple wrote in a joint statement for E! News. "We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time." It's still unclear why the two decided to end their marriage so abruptly.
Kendall Long & Joe Amabile
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Krystal Nielson & Chris Randone
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Madelaine Petsch & Travis Mills
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Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse
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Jessie J & Channing Tatum
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A few months after reconciling following their first breakup in December 2019,
Channing Tatum and Jessie J reportedly split for a second time in April. "He is super busy with his career and as a dad," a source for People reportedly claimed in reference to Tatum. "He has a world awaiting him and is trying to manage how busy he is, which isn't easy." The two have yet to comment on the breakup themselves, though fans suspect Jessie J's song "Simple in Love" is about her ex.
Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler
Jason Kempin/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler announced their divorce with matching IG posts in April after 10 years together. "We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of," the caption for both posts read. "This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family." Six months later, Cavallari sparked dating rumors with comedian Jeff Dye, though the two have yet to confirm their maybe-relationship.
Lily-Rose Depp & Timothée Chalamet
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Alexis Ren & Noah Centineo
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Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy
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Cara Delevingne & Ashley Benson
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Sofia Richie & Scott Disick
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Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich
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Cassie Randolph & Colton Underwood
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Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock
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Karamo Brown & Ian Jordan
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Though he didn't share the news until September,
Karamo Brown and his fiancée Ian Jordan split back in June. The Queer Eye star shared the sad news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, explaining, "We went to virtual counseling, we did a lot of things. But eventually I was like, this is a moment where I need to decide, is my happiness important? And once I made that decision, I said, you know, we are going to have to break up."
Vanessa Morgan & Michael Kopech
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Kacey Musgraves & Ruston Kelly
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Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly announced their decision to divorce after neraly three years of marriage. "We've made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn't work," the two wrote in a joint statement, which they posted in their IG Stories. "Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives."
Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers
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After 13 years together and a decade of marriage,
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers went their separate ways in July. Hammer announced the surprising decision in an IG caption, writing, "It has been an incredible journey, but together, we've decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage." The actor and the TV personality never confirmed the exact reason for their split.
Miley Cyrus & Cody Simpson
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Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson broke up after 10 months of dating, and Cyrus announced the split during an IG Live, saying she and Simpson are "individually right now just working on [them]selves." Later, she added, "We've been friends for 10 years and we're gonna continue to be friends." However, after Simpson sparked dating rumors with his reported new girlfriend Marloes Stevens, fans noticed the two unfollowed each other on social media, so it's unclear whether these two are still on good terms. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images + Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Becca Kufrin & Garrett Yrigoyen
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Dove Cameron & Thomas Doherty
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Ashley Hebert & JP Rosenbaum
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After eight years of marriage,
Bachelorette alums Ashley Herbert & JP Rosenbaum announced their divorce in an October IG post. "It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that, after months of separation, JP and I have amicably decided to go our separate ways," Herbert wrote in a lengthy caption. "We created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten. Our differences have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we've decided that it is in our family's best interest to create new and separate lives for our children."
Taraji P. Henson & Kelvin Hayden
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Two-and-a-half years after getting engaged,
Empire star Taraji P. Henson announced her breakup from Kelvin Hayden, her footballer fiancé, in October. "I haven't said it yet, but it didn't work out," she revealed in an interview with The Breakfast Club. Although she didn't confirm when they split, the actor said that they went to couples therapy before calling it quits. "I tried. I was like, 'Therapy. Let's do the therapy thing,'" she added. "But if you're both not on the same page with that, then you feel like you're taking it on yourself."
Susan Kelechi Watson & Jaime Lincoln Smith
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Though it's unclear when exactly
This Is Us actor Susan Kelechi Watson and her fiancé Jaime Lincoln Smith split, she confirmed she was single in a November IG Story where she wrote, "And I thought becoming Single was gonna be the only eventful thing to happen to me this year. #TwentyTwenty." The news came just over a year after Watson announced her engagement to the fellow actor in September 2019 in a since-deleted IG post.
Time may heal all wounds, but it's def going to take me a while to get over all these celeb splits.
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