A Look Back At The Worst Celebrity Breakups Of 2016


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Despite all the engagements and marriages that happened this past year, the brutal breakups of 2016 make us think that love maybe really is dead. Unlike us, celebrities have the media to deal with whenever a relationship ends. They have the job of trying to convince you why you should be on their side while simultaneously trying to pretend that they don’t care what the world thinks. While we all wish our breakups could be smooth sailing in which we “parted amicably and

While we all wish our breakups could be smooth sailing in which we “parted amicably and remain good friends,” sadly, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, it takes a social media feud and a lawsuit to settle the score. Here are some of the most shocking, dramatic and expensive celebrity breakups of 2016.

Chloe Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham

Chloe and Brooklyn reportedly first met at a SoulCycle class in 2014 and were on and off until they made it official in 2016. After two years of trying to hide their relationship from the media, the pair began sharing photos of each other on their social media accounts and walked red carpets together. In September, they called it quits when news broke that they were in the same city but didn’t spend time together.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama

We were all rooting for Demi and Wilmer, who were together for almost six years before separating in June. It doesn’t help that in interviews during their relationship, they were both open to the idea of marriage to one another. A couple months after their breakup, Demi has said, “I think it’s healthy to be able to start over with someone else. Being sick was always a part of my relationship with him; I always had something wrong with me. I needed to let go of that.”

Drake and Rihanna

Did they? Didn’t they? Notorious for being coy about their relationship, Drake and Rihanna reportedly have been on and off for years since their original meeting in 2005. After many cryptic comments, some collaborations and a few feuds, Drake professed his undying love for Queen RiRi at the VMAs, and we just couldn’t handle it. However, in October it was reported that the two were no longer exclusive. With their history, who knows if it’ll be permanent?

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid


If only we could all look this good while running into our ex. After splitting once last year, the couple has split yet again after a year and a half due to their busy schedules, one of the most common reasons in the entertainment industry for a breakup.

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young

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Perhaps one of the most dramatic breakups of the year, Young and Azalea called off their engagement in June. The two began dating in 2013 and got engaged in 2015. But what seems like soon after, a video leaked of Young seemingly bragging about cheating on Azalea to his teammate. Azalea addressed the breakup saying, “I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage.” And to add on to the controversy, Young’s ex is pregnant with Young’s second child. Our guess is that she has one less problem without him.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney

They may have broken up but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost hope. Although they’re celebrities, their split is nothing short of relatable. “Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples, we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared,” Gaga has stated. We’ll just patiently wait for them to announce their re-engagement.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Perhaps Swift’s longest relationship to date, Harris and Swift split in June after 15 months of dating. At first, there seemed to be no drama; both parties looked happy when photographed by themselves and tweeted pleasant statements about the breakup. But later, details surfaced that Harris apparently was insecure about Swift’s success. To make it even worse, PDA-filled photos were soon released of Swift’s new romance with actor Tom Hiddleston. Harris tweeted, “I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do. I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it.”

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston

T-swizzle adds another ex to the list this year. Heading into the relationship with Hiddleston soon after her breakup with Harris, the pair were photographed in Nashville, England and Italy. Not too shabby for the first few dates. Swift has acknowledged her flaw of diving head-first into relationships, which ultimately prompted the breakup.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

One of the messiest divorces, more and more details about Heard and Depp’s split surfaced weeks after it was first announced. Heard has cited domestic abuse as one of her reasons for the breakup and extended, and then withdrew, a restraining order against Depp. Representatives and friends of both have accused the other of falsification. While Heard was accused of using this as an opportunity for financial gain, a statement was released about Heard donating all financial proceeds from her settlement to a charity.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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I would like to say something about Brad & Angelina’s break up. I want to be the first to admit that I do not claim to know what their relationship was like. However, I do know the facts. It’s a fact that they were together for 12 years, married for 2 years and had 6 children. A few years ago I read an article about how Brad helped Angelina get out of a deep depression she was in. Throughout the years I would read bits and pieces here and there about their struggles and how they overcame each challenge that came their way. I admit, the fact that these two people are (in my opinion) very beautiful individuals in appearance, made it easier for me to view them as a symbol of what a strong couple looks like. Props to anyone who is raising 6 kids. Props to anyone who fought and overcame depression. Props to anyone dealing with cancer or anyone who survived cancer. Props to anyone willing to commit to a marriage. With all that said, this recent break up reminded me of a few things. The first is that marriage takes a lot of work. It’s hard. But it’s a commitment and I don’t know why this world struggles with commitment so much. It made me think about God. I’m not sure how much God was involved in their marriage but I know from experience just how vital it is to include God in your marriage. His word serves as a foundation to all things. His word is a great reference, fall back, guide and/or basis to how we should treat our spouses and value marriage. It also made me think about my own wife and how much I appreciate her and how I need to let her know what she means to me daily. I uplift this couple in prayer and I also uplift any other couple who is struggling right now. I want to encourage my followers who are married to fight for your marriage, stay committed, include God in your marriage, communicate with each other and I challenge you to grow old together. Lets re-think commitment. Lets pray for those who are struggling. Lets have hope that our relationships CAN last and WILL last. Let’s stay together. #BradAndAngelina

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You were probably one of the many who thought this was a hoax when Brangelina’s divorce made headlines and stayed at the top of the news for a month. The details of the divorce are ongoing, as both parties have disagreed about the custody of their six kids. While Jolie temporarily lives with all of her children, Pitt is seeking joint custody while Jolie filed for sole custody. Rumors have circulated about Pitt’s alleged abuse or that he even had an affair with a co-star from a recent film. Almost as dramatic as their get-together twelve years ago, this breakup is one that’s going down in history. While we’re not sure what details to believe, at least we can rest easy knowing that Jennifer’s happy, right?

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