Not everyone gets their fairy-tail ending, and this year, while many promising celebrity couples have taken their relationship to the next stage, others have fallen into the breakup club. From Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, take a look at some of the most ‘it’ Hollywood couples who split this year.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Despite trying for reconciliation, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Kanye West, after a constant struggle of living with the rapper. This marks the first Christmas Kardashian spent with her kids since she filed for divorce from Kanye West. Per reports, the KKW Beauty mogul has moved on with Pete Davidson.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s breakup came as a big surprise when they called it quits after four years of togetherness. The couple got engaged in 2019 and were planning on their wedding preparations amid COVID-19 lockdown when the announcement of their split made headlines.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
On November 17, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes released joint statements on Instagram Stories announcing their split after two years. “Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship, but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever,” they said, per E! News. “We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward.”
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
One of the fan favorite couples, Hadid and Malik’s breakup came as a result of a violent altercation between Malik and Hadid’s mother Yolanda Hadid.
Gigi Hadid has been steering clear of the public eye after reports came to light that Zayn had hit her mother, Yolanda. However, the ex-couple plans to navigate through their split by keeping their one-year-old daughter, Khai, best interest.
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook
Kaley Cuoco and her husband, Karl Cook, have split after three years of marriage. “Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions,” they said in a joint statement to People on September 3. “We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary. We have made this decision together through an immense amount of respect and consideration for one another and request that you do the same in understanding that we will not be sharing any additional details or commenting further.”
Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr.
“It was amazing while it lasted, but they are at very different places in life. Emilio has no hard feelings,” a source told People in May 2021. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Dawson’s Creek star told Us Weekly the two “remain friends.”
John Mulaney and Annamarie Tendler
Beloved comedian John Mulaney and his wife, Annamarie Tendler, have split after six years of marriage, People confirmed on May 10. This comes five months after Mulaney entered rehab following a relapse in his years-long battle with addiction. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” Tendler said in a statement via her rep. “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”
Bill and Melinda Gates
The couple announced in May 2021 they’re divorcing after 27 years of marriage.
Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch
The Pitch Perfect star and Budweiser heir got together just before the start of the pandemic in March 2020 but called it quits sometime in early 2021. Wilson announced the split on Instagram, slyly captioning a picture of herself, “single-girl-heading-to-Super-Bowl!”
Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid
After two years together, pop star Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid have reportedly gone their separate ways. “Dua and Anwar are currently taking a break from their relationship and are spending time apart,” a source told People in late December. “They’re figuring things out right now.” Neither has yet publicly addressed the story.