Sometimes, two celebrities will get together and it will just fill our hearts with joy. They seem like the cutest couple and their pictures together just make us melt. They seem like the perfect couple; we have our fingers crossed waiting for the day their engagement will be announced or maybe even a baby announcement. Then the next thing we know, they break up and our world just isn’t the same. We ask ourselves what happened? They seemed happy just five minutes ago at the Golden Globes. Did someone cheat? We just can’t figure it out.
It’s an emotional rollercoaster for them, and for us, it’s all just happening so fast. In the past few years, there have been celebrity breakups that really tore out our heartstrings. They made us question whether or not true love really does exist. Can anyone make a relationship work these days? The most recent breakup of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux really have us shaking our heads. But they aren’t the only ones — we’re talking to you Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.
Although there have been some sad breakups over the years, it seemed like many of them happened over the past year. Regardless of how long a couple was together, it's still heartbreaking when it ends. We are looking back on some of the saddest breakups in Hollywood. Check out these 15 celebrity breakups that broke our hearts.
15 Justin Timberlake And Britney Spears Were The Pop-Star Couple
When these two got together, we couldn’t have been happier. It would have been pop-star royalty if the two would have gotten married. At the time, they were two of the most popular pop stars in the industry. They couldn’t have looked cuter together and we thought for sure they would last forever. If the two of them would have stayed together, we would never have had that Federline fiasco and Spears may have never had a nervous breakdown. They got together, but it was over two years later. When asked whether his breakup with Spears helped him to write good songs, Timberlake stated,
"Depends. In the past, suffering has helped me compose songs. 'Cry Me a River' was written in a time of pain, like everyone knows."
He was referencing his 2002 revenge breakup anthem, which everyone knows was about Spears.
14 Chris Evans And Jenny Slate Try Again
When Chris Evans and Jenny Slate broke up last February, it literally hurt our hearts. There didn’t seem to be a reason for the breakup, though Slate did make it sound like she couldn’t compete with his Captain America persona. The two seemed like a great couple.
"Chris is a very, very famous person. For him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go. I sit in my window and I say 'Hi' to people on the street. I have more freedom because I’m not Captain America. I’m mostly a cartoon."
Though there may be hope for the couple yet, they are rumored to be back together as of November of last year, so let’s hope it will work out this time and that they will stay together.
13 Avril Lavigne And Deryck Whibley Would Have Had The Cutest Kids
Seriously, how cute were these two? We were really hoping the two would make some babies because with Avril Lavigne’s clothing line, that child would have been rocking in style. Lavigne was only 21 when she married Deryck and many thought she was too young.
"She married too young and she finally realized that. Avril realized she needs her own life and needs to explore things without him.”
Deryck must have really loved the pop princess because he decided to legally change his name as well. He went by the moniker of Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley after he married Lavigne in 2006. The two divorced in 2010, but Deryck waited three years after that to have a judge legally change his name back. It may have had something to do with her new marriage to Chad Kroger.
12 Fergie And Josh Duhamel Go Their Separate Ways
Another couple that shocked us this fall was Fergie and Josh Duhamel when they announced their split. It was shocking because, despite infidelity in the past, it looked like the couple really wanted to make it work. They were married for eight years and they are trying to remain friends. In a joint statement, the couple told People magazine:
"With absolute love and respect, we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year."
People wondered why they couldn’t work it out and sources were saying that the breakup has been brewing for a while. "They completely grew apart," one insider shares. "This was a long time coming and they've been trying to sort everything out this past year." There were also claims that said that the two were just too different.
11 Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Broke Fans' Hearts
These two just seemed to be a match made in country-music history, but in the end, it didn’t work out. The two had known each other for ten years before they were married and seemed crazy about each other. The two married in 2011 and made country-music fans all over the world thrilled that this good-looking couple got together. They were only married for four years, however, which was a crushing blow. Fans believed they were crazy about each other, not to mention they collaborated on many songs including one about the passing of Shelton’s brother. The song was called, “Over You.” They separated, though, and many people were surprised when he started dating Gwen Stefani because the two seemed to be in two totally different worlds.
10 Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Made Us Swoon At Coachella
Many people were thrilled when Selena Gomez started dating The Weeknd because we wanted her to move on past Justin Bieber. The two had been together for so long in a relationship that just didn’t seem to work out. So, we were thrilled when she started a new relationship. They had tons of adorable PDA pics at last year’s Coachella and we thought that they were going to be in it for the long haul.
The relationship apparently ended because the two “lost their passion.”
Fans were saddened, but it happens. There are rumors that Gomez is back with Bieber and we wonder how long it will last this time. We’re not sure how two people get over trashing each other in songs that people listen to on a regular basis. Hopefully, for Gomez, it works out this time.
9 Jessica Simpson And Nick Lachey Tried Out Reality TV
Remember these two steamy pop stars? They were almost too hot to handle when they were younger. Jessica Simpson was a virgin when she married Nick Lachey. "It was the most amazing moment of my life," Simpson told Blender. "I'm so lucky I didn't lose my virginity in the back of a Jeep or something. Instead, I had this amazing, elaborate wedding and I topped it off with that." They were one of the first-ever couples we saw on reality TV and they had the hit show Newlyweds.
We have often wondered if it was the reality show that killed their relationship in the end.
The two genuinely seemed madly in love, but maybe it was too good to be true. There were some pretty funny parts on the show, remember the whole "chicken of the sea" fiasco? Despite their steamy romance, the couple divorced in 2005.
8 Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Try Again
After what Katy Perry went through with Russell Brand, we were all happy for her when she started dating Orlando Bloom. Sure, they were a mismatched pair, but sometimes it works. The two couldn’t look cuter together if they tried. They were only together a year, though, before they separated in March of last year.
Perry stated that the two planned on staying friends and posted on social media that "no one is a victim or a villain.”
Friends of the couple are stating that the two may be back together since January of this year. They were spotted together in the Maldives in January, so it has many people speculating that they are back together. "Katy was in Dubai and then stopped over in Maldives where she met up with Orlando," a source shared with E! News. "It's a few hours away and Katy wanted to stop there since it was pretty close."
7 Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Were A Match Made in Heaven, Or So We Thought
These two seemed destined for each other and we were heartbroken when they broke up. They met on the set of Daredevil and although they were with other people at the time, they remained friends. Years later they finally got together and they seemed perfect for each other. So, what went wrong? Well, in this case, the nanny did it.
We’ll never know why a man would risk losing a woman like Jennifer Garner over a nanny that he’s not even with now.
Although they are getting a divorce, the two are still friendly for their children’s sake. We were really hoping that the two would work things out, but we can’t blame Jen for wanting out of the relationship. Infidelity is a hard one to forgive and not everyone can do it.
6 Rachel McAdams And Ryan Gosling Didn’t Last
These two were just too adorable to take, that we were pained when they broke up. The two met on the set of The Notebook and they actually hated each other at first.
Ryan Gosling went so far as to try to have Rachel McAdams fired from the movie.
We couldn’t even imagine that movie without McAdams. They worked things out, though, and after the movie was wrapped up, the two started dating and fans everywhere went crazy. They accepted the award for Best Kiss at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and shocked us with a real-life steamy kiss. They were together for three years before they broke up. We all wished they would have gotten back together, but it never happened. McAdams is rumored to be single right now while Gosling is with Eva Mendes.
5 Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Couldn’t Make It Work
The most recent shock for us was when Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced that they were breaking up after two years of marriage. Although we loved the two as a couple, many people found them to be an odd match because they were two very different people. Theroux wasn’t a fan of Los Angeles and was normally a very outdoorsy person and Aniston was the opposite. There were also claims that the two wanted to have children but that it turned out that it wasn't possible. It’s still pretty fresh when it comes to figuring out why it all ended, but sources say that the two did try going to therapy.
"For many months they tried to make it work. They even had therapy.”
Who knows, maybe we will see a Brad and Jen reunion.
4 Chris Pratt And Anna Faris Are Nevermore
One of the cutest couples ever was Chris Pratt and Anna Faris — for the longest time they were #relationshipgoals for us. They were two comedians who adored each other and they seemed to be each other’s number-one fan. So, they shocked everyone when they announced their separation last year.
Many people speculated that it had something to do with Pratt’s friend and co-star Jennifer Lawrence.
Maybe we will never know what caused the split as Faris and Pratt continue to claim that it was just because of their terrible scheduling. If there’s ever a couple who we would like to see reunite, it’s definitely these two. Faris has said that no matter what happens, the two will always be friends for the sake of their son.
3 Melanie Griffith And Antonio Banderas Were Done
Another breakup that shocked us was Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas because the two were together forever. Griffith even left her husband Don Johnson to be with Banderas. They seemed madly in love for many years. She has the man’s name tattooed on her arm for crying out loud. They were together for a whopping twenty years, so everyone was shocked when they called it quits in 2015.
"I was honoured to speak on the panel at the Women's Brain Health Initiative. We were discussing the stresses we have as women and that marriage, having children, working, not sleeping, aging, and other issues we women all have can be extremely stressful.
I joked that my divorce was a real healer for me. I was not putting blame on Antonio and my marriage.”
2 Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Seemed To Have It All
This was one couple that we really thought would stand the test of time because they genuinely seemed happy together. They really appeared as if they found the secret to a long and lasting love. They were married after all for 12 years, so everyone was perplexed when the two announced their split. They weren’t the kind of couple that was always in the public eye.
They kept their relationship as private as possible and it seemed to work out for them.
They have two kids together and raised them out of the public eye as well. They enjoyed a peaceful life together for many years. We’re not sure why these two called it quits but what’s worst is they are super close friends to this day, so why aren’t they together?
1 Vanessa Paradis And Johnny Depp Had True Love
These two were together for many years and really seemed crazy about each other. They had an island together and multiple children. Vanessa Paradis was a French model that was killing it in the industry and Johnny Depp was a mega superstar.
They were another couple that preferred to stay out of the limelight and kept their personal lives very private. The two stayed together for fourteen years and never even bothered to get married.
When they separated in 2012, no one could figure out why. Then Depp goes on to marry Amber Heard, someone he was with for about five minutes and their marriage lasted just as long. It was just too much for us to process. We think he probably should have worked things out with the mother of his children.