Love Lost: A Recap of Celebrity Breakups in 2023

Love Lost: A Recap of Celebrity Breakups in 2023

From Hollywood to the music industry, the year saw many high-profile couples call it quits

Love may be a universal language, but it seems that even the glitz and glamour of fame couldn’t save these celebrity relationships. As 2023 draws to a close, we take a look back at the notable love stories that came to an end this year. From long-term marriages to whirlwind romances, the world of celebrities experienced its fair share of heartbreak and separation.

JANUARY: Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald

In January, the news broke that Oasis star Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara MacDonald were getting a divorce after 22 years together. The couple, who share two children, stated that their children remain their priority. This announcement marked the end of a relationship that had weathered the storms of fame and success.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

Also in January, reality TV star Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott confirmed their split after five years together. The couple, who share two children, shocked the world when they revealed that Jenner had given birth to their daughter Stormi in secret. Since their breakup, Jenner has moved on with actor Timothee Chalamet, signaling a new chapter in her love life.

MARCH: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Actress Reese Witherspoon and talent agent Jim Toth announced their decision to divorce in March, just two days before their 12th wedding anniversary. Witherspoon, who has two children from a previous marriage, emphasized their commitment to co-parenting and navigating this next chapter with love and respect.

APRIL: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

In April, pop superstar Taylor Swift and her boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn, went their separate ways. The breakup, which had reportedly happened in February, was attributed to Alwyn struggling with Swift’s level of fame. Alwyn had been a source of inspiration for Swift’s music and even earned a Grammy Award for his songwriting on her album “Folklore.”

MAY: Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and model Christine Baumgartner announced their split in May after nearly 19 years of marriage. The couple, who have three children together, cited circumstances beyond their control as the reason for their divorce. Costner’s publicist expressed their sadness and emphasized their commitment to a dignified dissolution of their marriage.

Sanna Marin and Markus Raikkonen

Finland’s former prime minister Sanna Marin took to Instagram in May to announce her divorce from her husband of three years, Markus Raikkonen. The news came shortly after Marin’s election defeat and marked the end of a relationship that had spanned over two decades. Despite the separation, Marin emphasized that they would remain best friends and loving parents to their daughter.

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Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford

Singer Billie Eilish and musician Jesse Rutherford called it quits in May after eight months together. Eilish’s representative confirmed the amicable split and clarified that all cheating rumors were false. The young star is now focusing on herself, while Rutherford also embraces his newfound single status.

JUNE: Taylor Swift and Matty Healy

In June, Taylor Swift found herself in another breakup, this time with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy. Their relationship, which had been casual, came to an end after several months of speculation. Swift would go on to find love with NFL star Travis Kelce later in the year, delighting fans with her appearances at his Kansas City Chiefs games.

JULY: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Actress Sofia Vergara and actor Joe Manganiello announced their divorce in July, ending their seven-year marriage. The couple, who had met at a White House correspondents’ dinner in 2014, described the decision as difficult and requested privacy as they navigated this new phase of their lives.

Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro

Singers Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro confirmed their breakup in July, ending their two-year engagement. Alejandro took to Instagram to clarify that the split was not due to third parties or infidelity. The news came as a surprise to fans, as the couple had recently released a collaborative EP titled “RR.”

Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman

Model Bella Hadid and art director Marc Kalman ended their three-year relationship in July. The couple had previously broken up in November 2021 but reunited briefly before ultimately parting ways. Sources close to the couple emphasized that the split was amicable and that both are currently single.

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez

In July, singer Ariana Grande confirmed her divorce from husband Dalton Gomez. The couple, who had been together since early 2020, tied the knot in a private ceremony in May 2021. Grande’s representative stated that the split was amicable and that both are focused on their individual growth.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

Singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes broke up for the second time in July. The couple, who had first split in November 2021, cited timing as the reason for their breakup. Despite their separation, both artists remain focused on their respective careers.

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Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

In July, Ricky Martin and his husband of six years, Jwan Yosef, announced their divorce. The couple, who share two children, emphasized their commitment to ending their marriage with love, respect, and dignity. Martin and Yosef had tied the knot in 2017.

AUGUST: Britney Spears and Sam Asghari

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s marriage came to an end in August after just over a year. Asghari filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking financial support from the pop star. The couple had met on the set of Spears’ music video in 2016 and had married in a star-studded ceremony in 2022.

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie announced their separation in August after 18 years of marriage. In an Instagram post, Trudeau stated that the decision was made after many meaningful and difficult conversations. The couple, who have three children, expressed their commitment to co-parenting and navigating this new phase of their lives.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

Actress Natalie Portman and choreographer Benjamin Millepied separated in August after 11 years of marriage. The split followed rumors of an affair between Millepied and climate activist Camille Étienne. Sources close to the couple stated that they had been trying to work on their marriage but were currently on the outs.

SEPTEMBER: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announced their separation in September after 27 years of marriage. The couple, who had met on the set of an Australian TV show in 1995, expressed their gratitude for the years they had shared together and their decision to pursue individual growth.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Singer Joe Jonas filed for divorce from actress Sophie Turner in September. The couple, who had tied the knot in 2019, had two children together. The divorce proceedings were accompanied by a bitter custody battle, which was eventually resolved with an agreement between the former couple.

Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips

After actor Danny Masterson was jailed for rape, his wife Bijou Phillips filed for divorce in September. The couple had been married for 12 years and shared a daughter. Masterson’s crimes, which took place in 2003, led to his 30-year prison sentence.

OCTOBER: Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

In October, it was revealed that actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer had been separated for six years. While they still care for each other, they have chosen to live separate lives. The couple, who had been married since 1978, have four children together.

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Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson

Actress Jodie Turner-Smith filed for divorce from actor Joshua Jackson in October, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple had tied the knot in December 2019 and share a daughter. The split came after rumors of relationship troubles, including an alleged affair.

Hugh Bonneville and Lulu Williams

Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville and his wife Lulu Williams confirmed their separation in October after 25 years of marriage. The couple, who share a son, stated that they had decided to pursue separate lives while remaining committed to co-parenting.

NOVEMBER: Antoni Porowski and Kevin Harrington

Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski and advertising executive Kevin Harrington ended their engagement in November. The couple, who had been together for four years, made the decision after meaningful conversations about their future. Both individuals are now focused on their work and surrounded by friends during this time.

Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson

Actress Keke Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, reportedly split in November after two years of dating. Jackson, a fitness instructor, had publicly criticized Palmer for her outfit choices, leading to speculation about their relationship. The couple shares a son.

DECEMBER: Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny

Model Kendall Jenner and musician Bad Bunny called it quits this month after less than a year together. Jenner’s cryptic Instagram post in November fueled speculation about their breakup. The couple had started dating in February.

Cardi B and Offset

Rapper Cardi B confirmed her separation from rapper Offset in early December. The couple, who had been married for six years, share two children. Cardi B emphasized that she had been single for a while and asked for kindness and thoughtfulness during this time.

David Lynch and Emily Stofle

Director David Lynch’s wife, Emily Stofle, filed for divorce in December after 14 years of marriage. The couple, who share a daughter, had been separated for some time. The split followed rumors of an affair involving Stofle and a climate activist.

Conclusion: The year 2023 has seen its fair share of celebrity breakups, reminding us that even fame and fortune cannot always guarantee a happily ever after. From long-term marriages to whirlwind romances, these high-profile splits have captivated the public’s attention and sparked speculation. As we reflect on the relationships that have come to an end, we are reminded that love, like life, is unpredictable and ever-changing.