2016: The Year of Celebrity Breakups
A lot of things happened in 2016. We’ll spare you the details, but one thing seems to always plague Hollywood every year and 2016 was no different. We saw breakup after breakup with celebrity couples. Here were the biggest shocks in celebrity couple breakups in 2016:
Brad & Angelina
Adios, Brangelina. This was one of the biggest shocks of 2016 in the world of celebrity breakups. The two actors got together more than 12 years ago (which seems like a lifetime in Hollywood) after filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith together. The movie is infamous for bringing these two together. They got married in 2014 in a surprise wedding, but in 2016, things turned sour when they announced their split and Angelina filed for divorce, spiraling everything into a custody battle over their six children.
Flip or Flop’s Christina & Tarek
Near the end of 2016, TMZ released news that Christina and Tarek of HGTV’s very popular home rehab show, Flip or Flip, were calling it quits. They’d actually been separated for six months at that point and have been allegedly seeing other people. There’s yet to be any file for divorce. Tarek and Christina have two children–a 5-year-old daughter and a newborn son.
Demi Lovato & Wilmer Valderrama
The former Disney child star and former That ’70s Show actor were dating for nearly six years when they called things off. The decision to break up was mutual even though they were both very open about their relationship on social media. Demi even admitted that if Wilmer had asked her to marry him, she would say yes. The decision to break up was a result of them both realizing they were better off as friends.
Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
I’d like to say this was a shock, but we are talking about Taylor Swift here. She dated Calvin Harris for 15 months, one of Swift’s longest relationships. That’s why it came a bit of a shock to “Swifties” when the two called it quits in June 2016. What made their breakup so memorable were the events that followed. The two were very cordial at first, but things eventually spiraled into social media bashing after Taylor began dating Tom Hiddleston shortly after the breakup. Soon after, Taylor and Tom also broke it off.
Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney
No one really saw this one coming. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney were together 5 years and engaged since Valentine’s Day 2015. The two were pretty open about their relationship and were very supportive of each others’ careers. It’s not completely certain why these two broke it off, but here are some ideas why.