With 2018 reaching an end, there have been many shocking and unexpected celebrity breakups this past year. Some relationships lasting a couple of months, while others decided to break it off after years of being together. Here is a list of the top 10 breakups that no one expected to happen this year.
Halsey and G-Eazy
This Hollywood pair first sparked dating rumors when G-Eazy brought Halsey onstage to perform “Him & I,” their collaboration song, last August. This alongside months of cute pictures together confirmed the two were dating. Although they spent most of the year loving each other, the two decided to have a break. Halsey took to her Instagram story on July 3 to inform her fans about the breakup, hoping they can respect their privacy.
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
The 28-year-old actress and the 42-year-old retired professional boxer began dating in 2009 and announced that they were engaged in 2013. The two have now announced they called off their engagement. Despite splitting up, the two plan on staying on good terms to co-parent their 3-year-old daughter, Kaya.
Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius
The former couple made their relationship official in January with social media posts. Although they shared many sweet moments, the 14-year-old Stranger Things star and her 15-year-old musician boyfriend announced their split on July 31 through their Instagram stories. They stated how their decision was entirely mutual and are happy to remain friends.
John Cena and Nikki Bella
The wrestling couple had gotten engaged in April of 2017 but had called off their wedding this April. After dating for over six years, it was a difficult decision for them to split. The two say that they continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. They tried to work on their relationship after calling off their engagement but in the end, settled with separating for good in late July.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole
Only one day after Cole’s 35th birthday, the couple announced their breakup on July 1. Payne and Cole posted messages on Twitter declaring that they would go their separate ways. The pair has a son together who was born in March of 2017. They posting asking to respect them and their son’s privacy as it was a difficult decision to make.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
The couple confirmed on March 13 that they decided to break up after dating for two years. Malik shared on Twitter that the two had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship, and respects her as a woman and friend. Hadid posted a similar remark, stating she is forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons they shared together. However only a couple of months after the split, they were spotted kissing in New York City and have appeared to rekindle their romance.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
On May 9, the couple decided to part ways after nearly two years of dating. The couple went public in September of 2016 and frequently performed together, collaborating on song s such as “The Way” and “My Favorite Part.” The two quietly parted ways after their work schedules became too busy. Although they settled on ending their relationship, they both stated how they love each other dearly and will continue to remain friends.
Logic and Jessica Andrea
The rapper and his wife gave shocking news on March 16 that have two years of marriage, decided to divorce. The couple tied the knot in October of 2015 after dating for two years. News broke out when fans quickly noticed that Andrea no longer followed the rapper on Instagram. The couple appeared to be doing fine at the beginning of the year, so the reasoning for the split is uncertain.
David Dobrik and Liza Koshy
Youtube power couple David Dobrick and Liza Koshy announced their unexpected breakup on June 5. Dobrik, with over 9 million subscribers, posted a video titled “we broke up.” The video explained how the couple had already been broken up for 3 months, but it took them a while to address it since they didn’t know how to break the news to their fans. The also state the reasoning behind the breakup is the fact that they never see each other because of their busy schedules. The two still remain close friends and still love and respect each other.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum
Probably the most shocking and heartbreaking split of 2018. The two announced their separation on April 2, sharing the news in a joint Instagram post. “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible,” the statement read. The couple got married in 2009 and are parents to a 4-year-old daughter Everly. Within their Instagram post, they also state how they are still a family and will always be loving, dedicated parents to Everly.