45 Famous Couples That Called it Quits, and We’re Still Not Over It

Famous Couples That Called it Quits

Breakups are hard, and heartbreak is harder. We all know that breakups are the most difficult for those directly involved, but with these celebrity couples, the world was left just as broken and devastated – if not more – than the couples themselves. Check out our hot list of celebrity couples we still can’t believe called it quits on their relationship.

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa

After more than 16 years together, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa first separated in January 2022. The couple have two children together and divorced after four years of marriage. Lisa shared that Jason was moving in a different direction that was not compatible with her lifestyle.

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa

Drifting apart and in pursuit of different things, this separation was a friendly one. The two still care deeply for each other and are working in tandem to care for their children. Facing a new era of uncertainty, the couple is learning how to navigate life apart. Honestly, that’s a tough thing to do after 16 years of being each others’ everything.

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum

After 13 years together, just like that, Channing and Jenna were over. After meeting on the set of Step Up in 2006, the couple was married in 2009. With one child together and a divorce filed in 2018, these two are navigating the ins and outs of seeking out love with other people while also collaborating on parenting.

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum

Only recently, the exes have felt more capable of sharing why they split, and it’s actually tough to hear. The couple didn’t want their relationship to end; in fact, they fought for it for a long time. At some point, however, they just looked at each other and realized that it wasn’t working anymore.

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer

After being together for 17 years, getting married, and having two children together, Jennifer filed for divorce in 2020, finalizing their relationship together. Since their breakup, the couple has shared that it was actually a palate-cleansing, beautiful experience to have a seamless breakup.

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer

The couple did a lot of work within their family in order to fight to stay together, but in the end, it just wasn’t a match that the universe had in mind. The ex-couple still have loads of care for each other but found that marriage wasn’t the right relationship for them.

Anthony and Alvina Anderson

This couple was married for 23 years and had two children together before deciding to divorce in 2022 for good. The couple has actually filed for divorce twice, but the second divorce was the one that took the cake.

Anthony and Alvina Anderson

Due to “irreconcilable differences,” this high school sweetheart marriage ended on not-the-greatest terms, as Anthony shared publicly that his wife was not the fondest of him. While some long loves last, this long love, unfortunately, didn’t fit into that category.

Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus

After 30 years together, five amazing children, and a lifetime of memories, this iconic couple shook the media when Tish filed for divorce in 2022. The couple shared a statement during their divorce that they decided to go their separate ways, not with sadness, but with love in their hearts.

Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus

Tish claimed that the divorce was caused by “irreconcilable differences” and that it was time for them to pursue their own paths. They’ve committed to staying friends and parents to their kids and didn’t make this decision rashly. This is a sad Hollywood loss, folks!

Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta

After eight years together, Ali and Justin filed for divorce, and we’re all kinds of torn up about it. The couple seems to be handling this amicably and has decided to treat each other with respect and co-parent with full love.

Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta

Somehow, the two have managed to stay best friends, even in the firefight that divorce can be. After their split, Ali shared that while the romantic part of their relationship is gone, their friendship is now stronger than ever. Although this is an unconventional divorce experience, we’re all about it.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Miley and Liam met on the set of The Last Song in 2009 and never looked back… Well, until they separated in 2019 and filed for divorce the following year. With a few breaks during their dating relationship, we know this wasn’t the most stable relationship, but that doesn’t soften the blow.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

During their marriage, Miley shared a little about the complexities and dynamics of her and Liam’s relationship. Breaking the silence after their eventual split, Liam shared that he wants nothing but health and happiness for Miley going forward. The couple has since then expressed mild interest in each other and are cordial.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

This appeared to be a Hollywood matchup that would go the distance, and it’s absolutely devastating that it didn’t! The couple met in 2000 during the filming of Pearl Harbor but didn’t fall in love until 2002 while working on Daredevil.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

They got engaged in 2005, after breaking off their previous relationships, and married a couple of months later. The couple brought their first child into the world shortly following their wedding. The couple had three kids together during their relationship but announced their split in 2015.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

It’s a total understatement to say that the world was shocked by this breakup. Gwyneth and Chris seemed totally and madly in love before their split, and no one saw a breakup coming. Throughout their 10-year marriage, the couple shared a lot about their relationship with the public.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

The couple split back in 2014, and it seems that the split happened on friendly terms. The couple is still seen out together with their children and they show devotion to being active in the lives of their kids.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

From start to finish, this relationship has been one that the media has devoured. From the moment they started filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004 to co-parenting, marriage, and constant breakup rumors, the couple finally split for good in 2017.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

The couple is still seen together with their children and is working towards the same goal – a family that is healthy. There have been riffs since, as with any breakup, but we’re always rooting for Brangelina.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

After 20 years of togetherness, Melanie and Antonio publicly declared separation and divorce in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The ex-couple announced their loving and friendly breakup, sharing that the marriage had issues for years that were compounded by Antonio’s work travels over the years.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

The couple has, since their breakup, gone in separate directions, with Antonio dating Nicole Kempel and Melanie taking her hands off of the whole marriage thing. The couple has shared that they will love each other forever, just from a distance and without the “marriage” label attached.

Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant

13 years of being together were brought to an end in 2000 during this revolutionary breakup. Hugh Grant had been unfaithful to his then-girlfriend, Elizabeth Hurley, with an adult worker, ending the relationship.

Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant

The ex-couple has remained close friends after their split. Grant is even the godfather of Hurley’s 18-year-old son, Damian! It seems that going through life for 13 years together, despite its unsavory ending, can keep you close to people that have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Popular throughout the ’80s and ’90s, this couple finally threw in the towel in 2000. Married for more than 10 years, and parents of three shared children, this separation came as a shock to many. Despite their break up, the couple remains amicable and friendly.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Friendly exes are hard to come by these days, but when you’re raising kids together and want your children to be involved in your ex’s life too, we can see how they were able to keep a kind bond throughout the firefight.

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

This duo captured our hearts with the release of Arrested Development and Blades of Glory. Married in 2003 and having two sons together, this match was made in heaven within the comedy world. The sudden split in 2012 shook fans everywhere, and no one really had a chance to recover.

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

The couple was married for 10 years, and although the divorce was amicable, Poehler shared that “getting a divorce really sucks.” It seems that celebrities aren’t immune to the pain of breakups either.

Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh

This couple started dating back in 2007 and were engaged by 2013. The couple went through many ups and downs together – from winning Project Runway to a three-year separation and eventual divorce.

Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh

In 2016, Christian and Brad were married but split just two years later. The split was finalized with a divorce in 2021. We can assume that it was a split that was hard on both of them, as they asked for privacy and time to process. Not all love is meant to last.

Gwen Stafani and Gavin Rossdale

After being together on and off for 21 years, this celebrity breakup was absolutely heartbreaking. After a couple of breakups during their dating journey, the couple eventually got married in 2002 and had three children together.

Gwen Stafani and Gavin Rossdale

In 2015, Gwen filed for divorce, and by 2016, everything was finalized. Gwen is now happily married to Blake Shelton, and we’re hoping that this marriage is one that lasts.

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are taking an amicable break after starting up their romance on the set of Don’t Worry Darling. With Harry on tour and Olivia focusing on caring for her children, this split seems to have been mutual and friendly.

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde

This two-year relationship ended, and their friendship has, luckily, remained intact. Olivia seemed to take the breakup pretty hard, but wouldn’t you if you were in her position? We’re wishing the best for these two stars as they chase after their current seasons of life.

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley

Sparks and whispers about this couple dating started back in the summer of 2020, and it was announced in February 2021 that they were engaged. It was more recently revealed that this couple split because their relationship just wasn’t working.

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley

Because both Aaron and Shailene lead such different careers that are both very demanding, it makes sense that their lifestyles just weren’t compatible for a long-term, healthy marriage. There’s no bad blood here between these exes; it just didn’t work out.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey

After about one year of dating, this celebrity couple called it off. A source shared that the two were just at different stages in their lives, and things weren’t going to work out for a long-term commitment.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey

Michael and Lori are trying to move on, but as with any breakup, it can be heartbreaking and devastating to lose the love of the one you care for. We’re cheering for each of these celebrity lovers as they move on and find love again.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

Gisele and Tom filed for divorce after 13 long years of marriage. Tom has since explained that the split was an amicable decision and that, while it was hard, it was right. It seems that the two have taken different approaches to healing.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

While Tom has thrown himself into football and taking care of his family as a distraction technique, Gisele seems to be facing the hard reality of divorce head-on. The exes are settling into their new normals, separated, and we’re cheering them on in their healing journeys.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

This was one of the most famous Hollywood couples of all time, from their six years of marriage to their four children. The divorce, as shared by Kim on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, wasn’t inspired by one specific event, but by a series of irreconcilable differences.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

After a turbulent divorce and custody battles, the couple is now co-parenting their four children amidst their split. They’ve remained friends and are fighting for their kids to see a healthy adult relationship post-divorce.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

If you’re looking for love, you may just need to get a spot on set for a movie because here’s another couple that kindled a romance after meeting  while working on a film. During (and after) filming The Amazing Spider-Man, it was clear that a flame of romance drew these two together.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

Fans went crazy for their spicy chemistry, and when the couple seemed to have fizzled out, there was a lot of media confusion. The couple has stayed friendly post-breakup, and it appears that it will stay that way.

Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick

After nearly two years of dating, this couple has split. Neither Bill nor Anna have publicly commented on the split. We’re all scratching our heads, wondering what happened to this couple that filled the hearts of America with adoration and laughter.

Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick

The two immediately hit it off and made each other laugh a lot. Since their split, Hader has refrained from commenting in order to protect his daughters. He still says that Kendrick is one of the funniest people that he’s ever met. That’s a big compliment!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

Another hard breakup for America that hasn’t quite been resolved yet is that of DiCaprio and Morrone. They split ways without giving the media much insight as to what caused the ending of their four-year relationship.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

Throughout the duration of their relationship, the couple had remained quite private in regard to their personal lives. The couple had a 23-year age gap, although that didn’t seem to bother either party. The breakup was quiet, and both Leonardo and Camila have been ever since, too.

Liam Payne and Maya Henry

This couple split after pictures surfaced in the media revealing Liam with another woman. It was later revealed that the pair had broken up a month earlier, but that doesn’t soften the blow of seeing your fiancé with another woman, does it?

Liam Payne and Maya Henry

Since their break, Liam has shared that he wasn’t his best version towards the end of their relationship and that the ending of their engagement was necessary. We hope for the best for these two as they begin their next steps apart.

Rosario Dawson and Corey Booker

After three years of being together, Rosario Dawson and Corey Booker have made their split official. It seems, though, that they’ve remained good friends despite their breakup.

Rosario Dawson and Corey Booker

There doesn’t seem to be any bad blood, as the ex-couple has shared that they’re simply a better match-up as friends than as a romantic item. We respect a healthy breakup and are excited about what’s next for these two ex-lovers.

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund

This relationship may be better with these two apart. An inside source shared that Emma gave Garrett multiple ultimatums before ending things with him. The exes have shared that their split was mutual and that they’re trying their best to be “adult” about things.

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund

As Emma and Garrett approach co-parenting, the insider shared that they’re doing a great job and that when Garrett doesn’t have too many adult beverages, he’s a great guy and dad. Of course, breakups are harder when kids are involved, but we’re happy to hear that they’re handling co-parenting well.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama

Some fans were uncomfortable with the 13-year age difference in this relationship, but it certainly didn’t seem to bother them while they were dating. This couple met in 2010 and went through many trials together.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama

Lovato has been quite open about Valderrama’s contributions to her recovery process throughout her difficulties. After six years together, the couple split ways and shared friendly messages about supporting each other and offering each other kindness, despite their breakup.

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman

After eight years together, Hoda and Joel have ended their engagement, and that’s a tough pill to swallow. The split was announced on the Today show by Hoda, where she shared that the breakup was determined over the holiday when they had time to decide that they were better as parents and friends than an engaged couple.

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman

They decided collectively that they were going to start a new path, loving their children, not as an engaged couple, but as friends. It seems that these two are on the same page, but that doesn’t make it any easier for America.

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly

After two years together, Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly split ways. An insider shared that Minka would rather be single than waste her time on the wrong guy. Although we aren’t excited about this breakup, we’re excited for these two to find their soulmates one day.

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly

Since the breakup, Minka has shared that Noah was too focused on work to put enough time into their relationship. Noah and Minka are both back on the dating market and are very open about it. Who’s to say that their paths won’t cross again?

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans

After five years of marriage, Kelsea filed for divorce from Morgan Evans. She shared on Instagram that the divorce was finalized and said on public record that it was a hard decision but that she’s grateful for her time married to Morgan and hopeful for the seasons to come.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans

Although the divorce seemed to involve some hurt feelings on both sides, Morgan has since shared that he hopes for Kelsea to heal. As with many marriages, theirs had arguments and frustrations. From feeling depleted to misunderstood, perhaps divorce is what each of these individuals needed in order to feel like themselves again.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Six years ago, when Taylor Swift and Joe Alwin started dating, it was immediately clear that they decided as a couple to have an intimate relationship that was private. Receding from paparazzi and instead using her platform as a way to promote her work, Taylor kept this love a secret.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

In the end, Taylor Swift just didn’t find her perfect “Love Story.” The couple just wasn’t the right fit for each other – from personality differences to difficulties with Taylor’s fame and public presence, this relationship didn’t end with a ring on it, and we’re all still recovering.

Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen

Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen split up after eight years of being together, and they aren’t pulling a fast one on us. Although we aren’t sure how true it is, Natasha shared that they broke up because she wanted a swimming pool, and Fred couldn’t disagree more.

Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen

She acknowledged that it might seem like a mundane reason for a couple to break up and that they still love each other to the same degree that they always have and they continue to talk all the time. What do you think? Was the split really over a swimming pool?

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

The Notebook pair stole America’s heart on and off the screen, but you may be surprised to know that Rachel and Ryan despised each other when they met on set for filming. Shortly after the film wrapped up, however, the couple started dating, and it seems they had a change of heart somewhere along the way.

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

They were on and off a couple of times after their relationship debuted, and the couple officially split in 2007 but tried to rekindle things in 2008. We’ll always dwell on what could’ve been an epic forever kind of romance, but at least we have The Notebook’s rain scene to dream about.

Billie Eilish and Matthew Tyler Vorce

Although there were rumors of cheating in their relationship, after the breakup, Matthew went on the record saying that no cheating occurred. Relationships end, plain and simple, which is what happened between these two exes.

Billie Eilish and Matthew Tyler Vorce

He followed this up by explaining that creating rumors and lying on the internet is dangerous business. Ouch! It’s a good reminder for the media to get their facts right, huh?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

These two ex-lovebirds were on and off for so long that it feels like we were in the grit and goop of their breakup. Justin and Selena were a frequent topic in the media, and with as much wishy-washy coverage as there was during their relationship, no one ever really knew if they were on or off.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Officially split in 2015, the seemingly toxic romance was over, and these stars are now in lovely relationships with other people. We’re hoping for the best for these two exes!

Shakira and Gerard Piqué

Splitting up after 12 years together is no small decision, and Shakira and her ex, Gerard Piqué, made this tough call in 2022. In a joint statement after their separation, Shakira and Gerard asked people to give them space and not intrude upon their family dynamics.

Shakira and Gerard Piqué

Going through a separation is hard enough as is, especially with children involved. This family wasn’t jazzed about having people grill them with questions about all of the nitty-gritty details of their separation. We’re hopeful for this family dynamic to find a healthy routine in the future.

Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo

Just over one year after announcing their engagement, Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo announced their split. With opposite schedules and not being able to spend much time together, it was a natural drift with an amicable ending.

Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo

Long distance and minimal time as a couple isn’t easy. We’re excited for these two to find their perfect love story one day.

Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline

After 11 years of marriage, Kenan filed for divorce from his wife, Christina. According to an inside source, the couple had been separated for about a year prior to the divorce but had only officially signed all of the paperwork in 2022.

Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline

Kenan and Christina kept most of their relationship out of the public eye and are still quiet post-divorce. The couple has decided to split custody of their two daughters and are still close as co-parents. It’s just your run-of-the-mill clean divorce here!

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland

Marriage for two years wasn’t enough to keep this couple together… Or maybe two years was too much – that’s just the saddest thing! An inside source shared that Tyler used elements of their personal life in the reality show, Selling the OC. That was the final straw for Brittany.

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland

They shared in a public statement that the mutual decision to split was made with love and respect and that they realized they needed space to ensure they were living their most full and authentic lives. They left things by asking for privacy and time to process. What a hard decision! Not only for them but for their dog too!

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Let’s be honest, we were all obsessed to some degree with Zac and Vanessa’s romance. From a screenplay romance on High School Musical to a real-life romance behind the camera, these two had it all. It’s hard to tell where their acted romance stopped and the real one started.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

After their breakup in 2015, it was revealed that Vanessa struggled with Zac’s attention from female fans. She also said the couple was no longer on speaking terms. This was an absolutely earth-shattering breakup for anyone alive during the mid-2000s.

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

The quiet ending to the Lauren-Peter relationship after a decade of being together was heartbreaking on so many levels. Neither Lauren nor Peter has commented on the finale of their relationship. We (and everyone else) are left wondering what happened between these two.

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Simply put, because these two enjoyed spending time together just doing daily things, it wasn’t until later that some of their fundamental differences caught up to them. After sharing values and goals, the couple realized that they weren’t compatible in as many ways as they once thought.

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker

This on-and-off again relationship seemed to start up just as quietly as it fizzled out. With small breadcrumbs of dating life together and a few steamy moments in between, these two kept their relationship far from flashy.

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker

As Kendall and Devin are both incredibly busy and in a season of pursuing their careers first, this relationship ended quietly and without any hard feelings. No big fight, no big blow-up, just respectful feelings for one another and pursuing different goals at the moment.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

This split still stings when you think about it. The couple met on-set during the filmmaking of Take Me Home Tonight when Anna Faris was still married to Ben Indra. When the two split, Pratt and Faris began dating, and the rest was history.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt shared that he knew they’d end up together in the end. Engaged in 2008, married in 2009, and parents by 2012, this couple had it all! Especially once Guardians of the Galaxy hit the scene, fans fell in love with this devoted, quirky couple. They shocked the world with their split in 2017, and no one really knows what happened.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians feel like they walked through Kourtney and Scott’s tumultuous relationship alongside them. Between alleged cheating, a battle with dependencies, and the passing of Scott’s parents, Kourtney and Scott were on and off a lot in their relationship.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

The thing that always managed to bring them back together, however, was their children. The pair split back in 2015 but are still seen out and about together with their children.