If there’s one thing we know about Hollywood couples, it’s that they wouldn’t stand the test of time and last forever. Here are Tinseltown’s biggest breakups in 2016 – some shocking, while others not at all:
1. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
What followed the split of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in May is a string of nasty public accusations from both ends, leaving their friends and fans confused about what really pushed them to call it quits.
2. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Just when everybody thought country-pop star Taylor Swift finally found her soulmate in Scottish music producer and DJ Calvin Harris, they split up in June. After the breakup, Calvin tweeted that a “huge amount of love and respect” remained between them. Things eventually became awry for the former lovebirds, though, with Calvin ranting about Taylor on Twitter.
3. Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
The news about Taylor Swift dating Tom Hiddleston shook the world, especially since it had only been a few days after her split with Calvin Harris when she was spotted cuddling on the beach with the actor. The relationship, however, was short-lived, and Tom’s friends claim that the actor gave Taylor the boot as he had grown “tired of her.” Ouch!
4. Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez broke up with Casper Smart, her boyfriend of four years, in August. A source close to the couple told People, “It wasn’t anything dramatic and they were on good terms — it just came to a natural end. They will remain friends and they see each other, but they are not together. It was very amiable.”
5. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
The young couple split up in June after dating for seven months. According to insiders, the former One Direction member and model had been going through rough patches and ultimately fought during Gigi’s birthday. The couple were open about reconciling.
6. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney broke off their engagement in July. The couple had been dating over the past five years.
7. Tyga and Kylie Jenner
The rapper and model split sometime in May, with Tyga citing age their eight-year age gap as one of the reasons of their breakup. This claim was made after rumors saying Kylie had trust issues surfaced.
8. Mariah Carey and James Packer
The couple broke off their engagement in late October following an argument in September. In a statement Mariah’s rep gave ET, it is said that, “The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah.” The rep further explained, “They are trying to work it out. Right now, they’re not sure if they will stay together.”
9. Ozzy and Shaorn Osbourne
After 34 years of marriage, Hollywood’s resident cool couple Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were revealed to be divorcing in May. The source close to the couple said that the split was mutual.
10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Hollywood’s most beloved power couple called it quits in September, shocking the world over. Angelina filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the grounds for the split. Meanwhile, Brad released his own statement to People, saying, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids.” (Andy Flores)