The Most Scandalous and Heartbreaking Celebrity Breakups of 2017
Sometimes we can see a celebrity breakup coming a mile away, especially if we know the relationship is volatile. But sometimes the split catches us off guard and leaves us wondering how it could have happened. We’ve definitely seen some heartbreaking celebrity breakups in 2017.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt had been married for over six years and together much longer when they announced their split in August. Both have admitted they’re disappointed and sad, and quite frankly, we are, too.
Next: This songstress split from her hubby three months after giving birth.
Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana
In April, Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana announced their separation only three months after welcoming their first child together. They will share custody of little Eissa.
Next: This Hollywood starlet is going through her second divorce.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
Scarlett Johansson and her French journalist husband announced their split in January. They were married in 2014, shortly after their daughter, Rose, was born. Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds.
Next: No happy ending for this Hills star
Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan
After less than one year of marriage, Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan are calling it quits. The couple shares a daughter, Kirra, who turned one in June.
Next: The Trump tape effect?
Billy Bush and Sydney Davis
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Considering this couple has been married for eight years and constantly praised each other to the press, the announcement of their split came as a shock. Although there are rumors that the couple had been leading separate lives for quite some time, the two both seem devastated that things didn’t work out.
Next: This former Spice girl’s marriage became bland.
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte
Earlier this year, Mel B and Stephen Belafonte announced their separation after almost a decade of marriage. Shortly after, she sought a restraining order against him, alleging he had been verbally and physically abusive throughout the marriage.
Next: Engaged by January, broken up by August.
Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa
Evan Rachel Wood called off her engagement to her bandmate, Zach Villa, in September. The two met in 2015 while performing together at an LA cabaret.
Next: This Dixie Chick flew the coop.
Natalie Maines and Adrian Pasdar
Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines split from her husband, Adrian Pasdar, in July. This was a big surprise since they’d been seemingly happily married since 2000 and share two sons.
Next: Still friends?
David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman
David Schwimmer and his artist wife, Zoe Buckman, announced that they were “on a break” in April. They wed in 2010 and share a daughter together.
Next: This NFL star fumbled his relationship with an A-list actress.
Aaron Rogers and Olivia Munn
Aaron Rogers and Olivia Munn dated for over three years, and things seemed serious … until they called it quits in April.
Next: This eight year partnership came to a close in January.
Jane Fonda and Richard Perry
79-year-old Jane Fonda and her partner of nearly a decade, Richard Perry, announced their split in January. The couple had recently put their Beverly Hills home up for sale for $13 million.
Next: Other tragic breakups.
Other tragic celebrity breakups throughout history
Remember when Amy Poehler and Will Arnett announced their divorce? How about when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner parted ways? Gwen Stefani’s split from Gavin Rossdale shocked the world since they had managed to stay married for so many years. And we’ll certainly never forget the explosive Brangelina breakup.
Next: This couple gives us hope.
There’s still hope
Feeling defeated? Don’t worry, there are still plenty of celebrity relationships that have stood the test of time. We’re looking at you, Goldie and Kurt and Will and Jada.
Next: Why all this matters.
Why it matters to us
Why do we care when celebrities break up, anyway? After all, it’s not like we know them. But according to some psychologists, it’s not unusual to feel heartsick when our favorite famous couples split. According to to Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, it’s our desire to be like our favorite celebrities, or at least our admiration for them, that causes this.
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