People are fascinated by celebrity relationships. Some more entertaining to follow, while others try to keep their love life as private as they can. Celebrities are just like us and have just as many problems, if not more, in their relationships as we do but sometimes, we really feel blindsided by a celebrity breakup or divorce because we never saw it coming.
Some celebrities that broke up during 2017 had been together for decades and it was a complete shock for most to learn that they were not living happily ever after. For instance, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt’s separation announcement was one of the biggest stories of the year and La La and Carmelo Anthony’s split had people scratching their heads in confusion. Some celebrity relationships and marriages are rather short-lived, so we don’t feel as attached to them, like when Selena Gomez dumped The Weeknd after ten months of dating to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
There are other celebrities who have been photographed fighting and looking unhappy together and it is likely their relationships won’t live to see the end of 2018. Couples like Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been rumored to be splitting up for years now but there might actually be some truth behind the tabloid headlines, while Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman will most likely divorce the movie mogul in 2018 after he was exposed for assaulting a number of women this year. Here are 8 celebrity couples that broke up in 2017 and 7 that are next.
15 Selena Gomez And The Weeknd
Selena Gomez seemed to have finally found a boyfriend to treat her right. She was constantly seen smiling and laughing with the R&B singer, The Weeknd. After a tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, The Weeknd seemed like a nice change of pace for the former Disney star. However, after just 10 months, Selena dumped her boyfriend, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, and got back together with Justin Bieber.
Just days after the news broke that she had split from The Weeknd, she was photographed out with the “Sorry” singer. She certainly wasted no time and the two were most recently seen getting away on a tropical vacation. Maybe the two did some growing up while they were apart and it will turn out better this time around?
14 Portia De Rossi And Ellen DeGeneres Are Next
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres recently celebrated nine years of marriage together but are they as happy as they claim to be? They certainly do not always look happy to be together. The talk show host and the Scandal actress have been plagued by divorce rumors over the last few years and there may be some truth to them.
Gossip tabloids have been claiming that the celebrity couple has been fizzling out for some time now. Recent reports by Star magazine even claim that Ellen has dumped Portia, even citing that she purchased a new home in the tiny town of Carpinteria, California to get away from her soon-to-be ex-wife. Insiders said that Ellen’s relationship with Portia is not as important to her as her career and the couple is not likely to work it out.
13 Kylie Jenner And Tyga
Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s relationship has been scandalous from the get-go. For starters, Kylie was a teenager when she started dating the bad boy rapper who was already in his mid-twenties. He also already had a child with the former music video vixen, Blac Chyna, who Kylie’s brother Rob Kardashian would later go on to date and almost marry. Kylie and Tyga were in love while it lasted.
The two had seemed to be totally infatuated with each other. Kylie starred in Tyga’s music videos and the rapper was the star of the reality star’s Snapchat. This year, rumors began swirling that the celebrity couple had broken up and Kylie confirmed it on her reality show, Life of Kylie in August of this year. She is dating Travis Scott and is allegedly already pregnant with his baby but that news has yet to be officially confirmed.
12 Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban Are Next
After a failed marriage to Scientology enthusiast and Hollywood star, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman gave marriage another shot with country singer, Keith Urban in 2006. However, it has not always been easy for the actress and her new husband. There have been rumors of infidelity and Keith has a problem with drugs and alcohol. The country singer went to rehab multiple times over the years but Kidman stood by him.
Now, Urban is rumored to have been getting a bit too friendly with a fellow country singer by the name of Kelsea Ballerini. They were also photographed fighting at the premiere of Nicole’s movie, Lion, in January of 2017. Kidman and Urban were reportedly throwing out insults at one another and emotions were running high. The couple apparently spent most of 2016 living apart, due to hectic schedules, but will they make it another year together?
11 Chris Pratt And Anna Faris
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris shocked the world when they announced that they would be separating after eight years of what the public thought was a blissful marriage. This celebrity couple was a prime example of how everything is not always as it appears because no one would have guessed that this seemingly happy couple had issues they could not work through.
The couple has one son together and although they are breaking up, for the time being, they will remain amicable for the sake of their child. They have only claimed to be separating, so there is still a chance that the two could spend some time apart and then decide to reconcile but for now, they will officially be spending 2018 without one another.
10 Beyonce And Jay Z Are Next
Beyonce and Jay Z are typically a very private celebrity couple but the two brought their issues with infidelity into the public eye when she released her personal and revealing visual album, Lemonade, and he later confirmed the cheating scandal with his album, 4:44. Sure, the power couple claims to have worked through their problems and be better than ever, but is anything really as it seems with celebrities?
Beyonce just gave birth to the couple’s twin babies, Rumi and Sir, this past June and she and the kids, including their five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, joined Jay Z on the road for his latest national tour. The couple has been photographed fighting in the past but appears to be a happy family on social media. However, rumor has it that Beyonce is not over the infidelity and we don’t blame her. How could you cheat on Beyonce?
9 Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were one of the first celebrity couples to break up during 2017. The rappers called it quits in January and insiders said the two had bad communication and were fighting a lot. Nicki and Meek started dating in early 2015 and shared little about their relationship with the public. It was also cited that Nicki was the one that ended the relationship and Meek Mill now claims that it was his “loss” in the end, according to E! News.
Minaj threw some shade at her ex-boyfriend in her new album but hey, isn’t that just what musicians do? It does not seem like the female musician has been too affected by the breakup because she has already moved on to bigger and better things and has been dating the rapper Quavo from the group Migos for the last few months.
8 Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Are Next
Will Smith married Jada Pinkett in a secret wedding on New Year’s Eve in 1997. The two have gone on to have two children and have survived longer than most couples in the entertainment industry. The celebrity couple has been rumored to have an open marriage, meaning they are not monogamous with one another, and while that may have worked well for them for a while, it has also been rumored that there has been some trouble in paradise in recent years.
The pair certainly has an “unconventional” marriage to say the least and even they have admitted to going “through shifts” in their relationship, according to Us Weekly. Who knows if the actors will be able to stay together for the next half of their lives now that their children are growing up and it will be back to just the two of them once again.
7 La La And Carmelo Anthony
La La and Carmelo Anthony shocked the world when they announced that they would be taking some apart in their marriage. Although they have not yet divorced, and apparently do not plan to do so “right now,” the couple claims to still be the “best of friends,” according to E! News. La La sat down for an interview after the news broke of their split and complimented her estranged husband on what a good father he is.
She also reminded the public that she had been with the NBA player since he was just 19 years old and that she needed to do some growing on her own. She said that she was taking some time to “date herself.” It is still up in the air whether these two lovers will be able to work out their issues after some time has passed or if they are just delaying an imminent divorce.
6 Harvey Weinstein And Georgina Chapman Are Next
When the British fashion designer Georgina Chapman married the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in December of 2006 at his waterfront estate in Connecticut in front of guests like Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Renee Zellweger and Cameron Diaz, she probably did not know that she was marrying a man who had and would go on to assault an unspeakable number of women. This year, Weinstein was exposed for his heinous crimes and fired from his own company as a result.
Harvey has been accused of despicable acts and crude behavior. His wife immediately left him but the pair has not officially divorced as of yet. Hopefully, she won’t be willing to give this disgusting man another chance and will likely cut him out of her life for good this year.
5 Fergie And Josh Duhamel
Fergie and Josh Duhamel seemed like a happily married couple up until they announced their split in the fall of 2017. The actor told Us Weekly that he and his wife had actually separated “earlier this year” but that they had wanted to keep the news private for a while.
The tabloids cited “baby battles, cheating, and the pressures of fame” as being some of the reasons the celebrity couple’s marriage exploded. Insiders claimed that friends had been “expecting them to split” for a while now, so it actually did not come as a surprise to those who knew them well. The singer and her husband apparently just grew apart and realized that they could no longer make each other as happy as they once did.
4 Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Are Next
Jennifer Aniston’s divorce from Brad Pitt was a monumental moment in celebrity couple history. Many people still believed that the Hollywood starlet was still pining for her ex but her fans were happy when she eventually got a second chance at love with Justin Theroux. The two wed in an uber-private ceremony in 2015 but although the two claim to be living happily ever after, there are many who question the validity of their relationship.
The tabloids are constantly claiming that Aniston is pregnant, capturing photos of her supposed baby bumps left and right but the two have not yet started a family together. Now that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced, there is speculation that Jen may just pick up and leave Justin for her former flame.
3 Jennifer Hudson And David Otunga
This November, The Voice coach announced that she and David Otunga would be breaking up after ten years. The two were engaged to be married and have an eight-year-old son together. Jennifer Hudson has accused her ex of threatening behavior and even ordered a petition against him, claiming that his behavior was “increasingly aggressive” and “harassing” toward her and her son.
She also accused him of mental and physical abuse, according to E! Online. She also accused him of taunting her with a gun, as she was traumatized by firearms after a gunman killed her mother and brother in 2008. Otunga denied all of Hudson’s accusations but she remained firm with her stance. Jennifer never married David because she apparently does not believe in divorce and wanted to make sure she was sure before actually sealing the deal. Good thing she waited!
2 Matt Lauer And Annette Roque Are Next
Matt Lauer is another powerful man in the entertainment industry who has been exposed for misconduct and assault. He presented to the world as a happily married family man but he was secretly taking advantage of women in the workplace. Lauer’s wife has been spotted since the scandal in public without her wedding rings on, sparking rumors of an impending divorce.
Reports have also surfaced that claim that Lauer and Roque have been living separate lives for many years. The two got married in 1998 but their marriage has not always been happy and the two have had their fair share of issues in the past. In 2006, Annette actually filed for divorce, citing “cruel and inhumane” behavior but later withdrew her petition because the two had come to a private agreement. However, since the news broke of Lauer’s unspeakable acts, the couple is likely to be officially divorced before the end of 2018.
1 Luann De Lesseps And Tom Agostino
Real Housewives of New York star Luann De Lesseps got engaged to businessman Tom D’Agostino pretty quickly after they began dating and despite warnings from her girlfriends about the playboy, Luann went through with the wedding just a few months later in the winter of 2016. Then, after seven months the couple called it quits and announced that they were divorcing.
Luann later revealed that she had caught Tom cheating twice, according to Daily Mail. After all was said and done, it does not even look like D’Agostino has learned his lesson because very shortly after it was announced they would be divorcing, he was engaged to another woman! The Manhattan socialite, Anna Rothschild was photographed with a big diamond ring on her left hand. Most recently, Luann was arrested in Palm Springs, where she and Tom were married, for resisting and assaulting a police officer, so it seems like she is not doing so well since the split.
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