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The Most Talked About Celebrity Breakups of the Decade

The Most Talked About Celebrity Breakups of the Decade

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Admit it or not, most of these breakups still hurt until today. 

We all have our favourite celebrity couples that we wish were meant to be together eternally. 

Ahem, any Jelena fans out there? As much as we want to ship them so hard, it seems like another hot couple is breaking up every day — making celebrity splits far more frequently than ordinary breakups. Ugh. 

Fans or haters, people love to talk about celebrity controversies: the unexpected love affairs, secret budding romances and, of course, the most devastating breakup stories. Although it is understandable for these stars and the celebrity management company they’re in to ask for some privacy, there is no secret that does not unfold when you work for fame. This should go perfectly with The Police song “Every Breath You Take” because every move these stars make, millions of people will be watching for sure! 

So, here we recap some of the “almost” perfect couples that turned into tabloid-worthy relationships from 2010 to the present.  

2010 – Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Most millennials and some Gen Zs have surely spent their teenage years falling in love with the chemistry of “High School Musical” lead stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Sadly, their puppy love has to end in 2010 after being together on the set for five years. Our sources revealed they’ve been together for so long that it actually ran out of its course. Ouch!

2011 – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

The married couple for 25 years has called it quits in the middle of some allegations that Arnold kind of had a child with his longtime housekeeper. 

2012 – Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

The Jelena saga was probably one of the most crushing breakup stories ever told in history. The ex pop sweethearts had a long-time relationship in the public’s eyes after reconciling for so many times over the years. They initially broke up in 2012 because of their busy schedules. And just a year after trying to see each other more often and planning to get back together and giving us false hopes in 2017, rumours appeared that Selena decided to end their relationship for good.     

2013 – Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart

The “Twilight” lead stars seemed end game, but still broke up after four years of relationship. A lot of issues were circulating towards the real reason why the ex-couple decided to go separate ways. Aside from the queer awakening of Stewart, some photos of her getting intimate with “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupet Sanders were also leaked, causing her relationship with Pattinson to last. 

2014 – Khloe Kardashian and French Montana

The couple broke up twice in the same year, stating that Khloe was just not ready for a serious relationship. Good thing, she found her first true love after the breakup with her husband Lamar Odom. 

2015 – Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

First, Malik broke up with One Direction and right after, he broke his fiancée’s heart. I know some of you are still weeping for Little Mix Perrie Edwards, but at least she’s moved on to her current boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. As for Malik, he’s now a father to his brand new child with Gigi Hadid. 

2016 – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

If there’s one couple who perfectly defines controversy, it’s definitely “Mr & Mrs. Smith” lead stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It really felt like the end of forever when the two giant actors split after a long-time marriage not to mention with six kids. However, there’s no escaping that the two kind of went on with their relationship while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. And, now rumours have it that Pitt and Aniston are reconciling after she announced separation with Justin Theroux in 2018. Hmm. Pure controversy, isn’t it? 

2017 – Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

Pratt and Faris got married in 2009 until they surprised the world by announcing their separation in 2017. And, it still hurts to think that there was no official reason to why they decided to end things between them. 

2018 – Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

Though they broke up in May 2018, Grande couldn’t help but mourn the untimely passing of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller in September of the same year. She then dedicated her single “Thank u, next” to Miller whom she referred to as her angel.   

2019 – Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus

Another shocking breakup story has stunned us last year when Liam and Miley announced they were splitting up after pulling off a low-key wedding in 2018. Their love story was undeniably a roller coaster ride, but just as we thought they had perfectly settled down for good, the divorce has been finalised in January and it’s officially over between the two.  

2020 – Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich

The pandemic relationship of Demi and Max had led to an engagement in July with the “Okay Not to Be Okay” singer posting a photo of Max’s wedding proposal by the beach captioned by a sweet message. But, fast forward to October, the engagement was followed by a very messy breakup when Demi found out that she was used and that Max’s intentions were untrue. 

Demi’s fans even speculated that Max used to ping other hot celebrities with cringey tweets including Miley Cyrus, Gigi Hadid and Demi’s co-Disney star and “ex” good friend Selena Gomez. While Demi’s trying to move on with a breakup song called “Still Have Me”, her ex-fiancé seems a little busy drawing attention after being reportedly found crying at the beach where he proposed to Demi.

SARAH CONTRERAS is a full-time writer whose main enthusiasm switches between good food and underrated films. Aside from writing sonnets at 6 am, she also blogs general issues, love advices, and smart financing tips. When she’s not writing, she spends her precious little time thinking of what to write next.

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