It seems like a lot of celebrity couples called it quits over the summer. Just like “ordinary” people, celebrities often don’t get their happy endings. Some of these couples have been dating or even married for years but due to a sudden turn of events, they realized they’re better off without each other.
Most of these celeb breakups were shocking while some were already expected. Some took to the court for settlements while others were mutual decisions. Take a look below at these celebrity breakups over the summer.
1. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris (and now Tom Hiddleston too – so technically 16 breakups)
They were together for fifteen months before breaking up in the middle of July. Tay immediately began dating Tom, and that’s now over as well.
2. Ricky Alvarez and Ariana Grande
These two were a couple for a year before breaking up in July. One minute she was describing herself as “a very happy girl”, and the next minute the relationship was over.
3. Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
The reason hasn’t come out, but after 5 years together, this couple broke up the second weekend in August.
4. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
They were married for fifteen months but fought often, sometimes violently, leading them to split in May.
5. Josh Groban and Kat Dennings
They had a mutual breakup August 1st after being together for two years.
6. Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim
The two called it quits in June after being together for eleven years.
7. Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin
The two broke up mid-August after being together for a year, supposedly due to conflicting schedules preventing them from seeing each other often.
8. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
After 5 years together, they broke up suddenly in early July for reasons still unknown.
9. Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp
They broke up in August after dating for a year. They publicly vowed, however, to “remain best friends.”
10. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
Sadly, after being married for 34 years, they split in May. It has recently come out, however, that they are in therapy now, trying to work things out to save their marriage.
11. Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz
They’d been on and off for two years before ending it two weeks ago for reasons unknown.
12. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger
They split up in the middle of July after ten years as a couple. Apparently he didn’t want the breakup…
13. Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato (and Minka Kelly…again)
They were together for six years before breaking up June 3, stating that they’re “better as best friends”. He’s allegedly been dating Minka Kelly again for the last month, but that just ended, too. (17 breakups!)
14. Keshia Knight Pulliam and Ed Hartwell
They had been married for less than a year when they broke up at the end of July with each one accusing the other of infidelity.
15. Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
After being married for four years, they announced in April that they were getting divorced. It was finalized on August 3.
We all expected some of these. Some were quite the surprise, however. It just serves to remind us that you never really know what’s going on in someone else’s relationship, as despite how happy they may appear on the outside.