Celebrity Breakups Of 2023!
2023 hasn’t been easy when it comes to the love lives of many celebrity couples.
Whether it’s been the end of a short-lived fling or a decade-long marriage, a number of relationships have fallen apart in Hollywood this year, and some of them are so sad to see come to an end! So get ready, Perezcious readers, for some heartbreak! You can ch-ch-check out the celebs who have called it quits in 2023 so far — everyone from Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner to Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval, and more (below):
Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
Just days before their 12th wedding anniversary, Reese Witherspoon announced on her Instagram in March that she and Jim Toth are getting divorced. They wrote in a joint statement:
“We have some personal news to share… It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together.”
The news came as a shock to many fans, as they seemed to be one of those rare couples in Hollywood who’d make it. However, it seems their split was a long time coming. Sources claimed to Us Weekly they’ve been living “very separate lives” for a while. In fact, Reese has even been untangling her finances from Jim for more than two years — making it seem like she’s been planning this divorce for a while.
As for why they are divorcing now? Well, there’s been reports that her estranged husband has been going through a “midlife crisis,” wearing “chunky weird jewelry” and getting new tattoos, leading Reese to pull the plug on their marriage. But more than that? DeuxMoi claimed his “wandering eye” has become a problem for the actress:
“He’s had a wandering eye for years, but she’s turned a blind eye and basically has been OK with it — as long as it never got out or got back to her. She only asked for discretion, and apparently he’s been getting sloppy.”
The gossip account also claimed she wants to travel around more rather than just sticking to El Lay like Jim:
“She wants to split her time between Los Angeles, Nashville, and the Bahamas. She doesn’t want to be based in LA necessarily, but his job demands that he be in LA. … He is significantly less driven and ambitious than her and is content to just maintain the status quo, whereas she is obsessed with the next deal, next project, next big thing.”
It definitely seems like they’ve grown into different people who want different things!
Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix
This one had Bravo fans’ jaws on the floor! Ariana Madix broke up with her boyfriend of nine years Tom Sandoval in March after finding out he cheated on her with their Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss. And it wasn’t just a one-time hookup! It turns out they were having a full-on affair FOR MONTHS!
Their former castmate Kristen Doute revealed that the 37-year-old found out about their seven-month affair during his band Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras’ show. She discovered a screen recording of “a FaceTime of he and Raquel masturbating.” Awful. Since the news broke, there have been a ton of clues about the affair uncovered and a bunch of theories circulated on the internet. One of the biggest? Sandoval’s best friend and business partner Tom Schwartz knew about his romance with Raquel – and potentially covered it up by hooking up with the 28-year-old during Scheana Shay‘s wedding in Mexico! Crazy, right? However, Schwartz denied everyone knowing about it. Kristen even claimed that the 40-year-old only knew about “a month.”
A lot has come out about Sandoval! And following a failed first attempt at an apology, Sandoval addressed how he “hurt” Ariana with his infidelity in a statement posted on Instagram:
“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly. I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Raquel also publicly addressed her controversial relationship with Sandoval, saying:
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships. There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.”
Despite the cheating scandal, Raquel and Sandoval don’t seem to be stopping their relationship anytime soon, as they were caught sleeping over at Sandoval house — which he shares with Ariana. Awful.
Drew Sidora & Ralph Pittman
Another Real Housewives couple has gone their separate ways. The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman ended their marriage after nearly 9 years. Ralph told People in March:
“Love is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to move on to our next chapters, independent of each other. Drew and I have decided to file for divorce. We have three amazing young children, and their mindset and growth is what is most important. As we navigate this difficult time, I ask that you please respect our privacy.”
Drew added in her own statement :
“After eight years of wholeheartedly fighting for my marriage, I have made the agonizing decision to release my husband with love. Although Ralph and I have decided to move forward separately, the hope is to remain friends so that we can co-parent responsibly. In spite of our very public life, I am asking for privacy during this difficult time as my children and I learn how to navigate through our new beginnings.”
According to court documents obtained by the outlet, Ralph filed for divorce hours after his estranged wife lodged her own petition. He listed their separation date as February 19 while the Step Up actress noted it as February 23. As for the reason for their split? She noted that “there is no chance or hope of reconciliation” between them. She later submitted an amended divorce filing shockingly accusing Ralph of being a “serial cheater and adulterer” who abused her mentally, and financially, and got “physically aggressive” with her at one point. OMG!
While Ralph asked for joint legal and physical custody of their kids, Drew requested joint legal but temporary and permanent primary physical custody. It sounds like this divorce is going to get nasty.
Maddie Ziegler & Eddie Benjamin
Maddie Ziegler ended things with Eddie Benjamin this year! A source close to the former couple revealed to People in February that the Dance Moms alum and the 21-year-old musician “amicably” broke up after more than three years of dating. Neither of them has spoken out about the split reports. However, Maddie noticeably has not shared a picture with the singer on Instagram since January 24.
For those who don’t know, the 20-year-old dancer began dating Benjamin in 2019 – but they didn’t reveal their relationship to the world until March 2020. The pair continued to keep their relationship low-key, not even making their red-carpet debut until August 2022. But it looks like things have fizzled out between them now!
Maisie Williams & Reuben Selby
Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby are over after five years of dating. The Game Of Thrones actress announced the split on Instagram Stories in February. Calling it the “end of an era,” she wrote at the time:
“@reubenselby_ and I decided to end our relationship. Since we met 5 years ago, our connection always extended deeply into our shared, and separate, creative careers… and it will continue to do so…. This decision is something we are so grateful for so as we can protect the magic, that we can’t help but emit, whenever we put out brains together.”
Concluding the statement, Maisie asked for “no further questions” right now and noted they “must protect our children” – AKA her dog.
Avril Lavigne & Mod Sun
Less than a year after getting engaged, Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun ended their relationship in February. Fans began to speculate that the 38-year-old singer broke up with her partner and moved on with someone else already after she was spotted out with rapper Tyga at Malibu Nobu. Sources eventually came forward to reveal that Avril called off her engagement with Mod Sun. However, the news was apparently a surprise to him as his rep said:
“They were together and engaged as of three days ago when Mod left for tour, so if anything has changed that’s news to him.”
As for her status with Tyga? Sources claimed the two were nothing more than friends, even though they were caught hanging out together multiple times. It seemed like nothing more than a PR person trying to help Avril save face amid the rumors that she cheated on Mod Sun. But the Complicated artist decided to throw caution to the wind and packed on the PDA with Tyga during Paris Fashion Week! Unfortunately for Mod Sun, they confirmed the relationship rumors with a kiss – and he was left heartbroken. Oof.
Bam Margera & Nikki Boyd
After almost 10 years of marriage, Nicole Boyd filed for legal separation from Bam Margera. According to TMZ in February, she filed the papers in Los Angeles – citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their breakup. Nicole asked for legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old son, Phoenix. But the filing noted that she will allow the 43-year-old personality to have supervised visitation of their child, as long as it is in LA County and he covers the expenses. She also asked for spousal support, but the fallout of that has been quite messy. This split comes amid Margera’s public battle with substance abuse.
Camila Cabello & Austin Kevitch
Camila Cabello is single again! She and Austin Kevitch broke up in February after eight months of dating. According to multiple outlets, their split was announced in the newsletter for his dating app Lox Club. It simply stated:
“Austin is single again.”
No other details were provided. However, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the reason for Camila and Austin’s split was due to their “very busy” careers, adding that it “became difficult to balance that and their relationship.”
Falynn Pina & Jaylan Banks
Just over a year after their engagement, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Falynn Pina and her fiancé Jaylan Banks have gone their separate ways. The pair, who share 14-month-old daughter Emma, announced their break up on Instagram on February 9, writing:
“It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we have decided to end our journey as a couple. Though we love each other very much, we feel it is best to part ways. Our bond as friends and family will never be broken. We ask for privacy at this time.”
It has been a difficult time for Jaylan and Falynn. The news of their split came one month after the 33-year-old reality star revealed she suffered a devastating miscarriage. She shared with her followers at the time:
“The Lord called our baby home. Though we understand that God has a plan, our home is filled with tears and broken hearts. Rest in heaven, Jean Pina Mommy and Daddy love you so very much.”
We can only imagine how hard it’s been for them.
Carly Chaikin & Ryan Bunnell
Mr. Robot actress Carly Chaikin and her husband, Ryan Bunnell, called it quits after more than a year of marriage. According to court documents obtained by The Blast in February, the filmmaker filed for divorce, citing the old catch-all “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. It is unknown if Ryan asked for spousal support. However, they do not have any children together, so the divorce should be a smooth and speedy process.
For those who don’t know, the former couple got married in November 2021 after getting engaged in 2018. Carly has not posted about her estranged hubby since 2020. She wrote in one of her last posts about him:
“My literal ride or die – I can’t believe it’s been SIX YEARS. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me, can’t wait for the rest of our lives @dutchmayhem.”
Oof… That did not age well!
DeAnna Pappas & Stephen Stagliano
DeAnna Pappas is taking back her final rose! The former Bachelorette announced in January that she and her husband, Stephen Stagliano, were calling it quits after more than a decade of marriage. She wrote in a statement on her Instagram:
“It is with immense sadness, Stephen & I have decided to end our relationship as a couple. We have been working hard for a long time — both as a married couple & as individuals — & have come to the conclusion to remain separate. We remain loving parents to our beautiful children, Addison & Austin, & will continue to raise them together with love & faith.”
In case you didn’t know, the now-former couple met through his twin brother, Michael Stagliano, who competed for Jillian Harris’ heart on season five of The Bachelorette. They got married in October 2011 and went on to have their 8-year-old daughter Addison and 6-year-old son Austin. Hopefully, these two can move forward with their divorce as amicably as possible!
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are “off again!” Us Weekly revealed on January 7 that the former couple broke up, saying they were going to spend the holidays together. However, she ditched those plans and went to Aspen, Colorado, with their daughter Stormi Webster, Kendall Jenner, and friends instead. The insider told the outlet:
“Kylie and Travis are off again, they were supposed to spend the holidays together, but she went to Aspen to be with her family and friends up there. This has happened so many times before, they’re known to be on again off again, but always remain friends and great co-parents.”
As for the reason behind their split? It sounds like it all came down to their lifestyle difference – and not those cheating allegations against the rapper! A source for ET explained:
“Kylie and Travis live different lifestyles and that’s been a big issue. With two kids, Kylie doesn’t go out too much. Travis on the other hand lives a life of late nights in the studio and going out with friends. The two love and respect each other and will continue to co-parent.”
However, the insider noted there still could be a chance they get back together, saying:
“The two have had an up and down relationship, and although they aren’t together right now, it doesn’t mean it’s over for good.”
Who knows! Perhaps, we will see Kylie and Travis rekindle their romance (again) later this year!
Shannon Beador & John Janssen
After nearly four years of dating, Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador and her boyfriend, John Janssen, split. She revealed the news to People in January that they broke up one week after filming for season 17 of the Bravo series ended in November. The reality star explained she was devastated by the split because it came out of the blue for her:
“All I can do is repeat in my head what he said to me while we were filming. We were in a great place. But seven days later, when the cameras were down, it was a completely different story. He told me he was done with the relationship. And to hear what he said to me then was absolutely devastating. I was hopeful this was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I wanted it to work out. I’ve never loved anyone like I’ve loved John. But clearly, he didn’t feel the same way.”
Meanwhile, John told the outlet that it just “doesn’t make sense to be together if you don’t believe” in the relationship anymore:
“I’ve been in pain over it. It’s sad because I love Shannon very much. I have loved her more deeply than any woman in my life. She’s one of a kind; so funny and generous and full of life and adventurous. We have a connection that’s unlike anything I’ve ever had. And I know that for as long as I live, I’ll never meet anyone like her again. But that doesn’t mean we’re right for each other for the rest of our lives. It doesn’t make sense to be together if you don’t believe in it.”
Noel Gallagher & Sara MacDonald
Oasis singer Noel Gallagher and his wife, Sara MacDonald, split after 22 years of marriage. A representative for the Wonderwall artist confirmed the news to Us Weekly in January, saying:
“Noel and Sara will together continue to look after their children who remain their priority. Noel and Sara ask the media to respect their privacy and that of our family at this time.”
So sad, especially since they had been together for more than twenty years!
Drake Bell & Janet Von Schmeling
Multiple reports revealed in January that Drake Bell and Janet Von Schmeling separated after four years of marriage. According to People, the 28-year-old actress left the Nickelodeon star “a few months ago.” While Drake and Janet are done, an insider told the outlet that they’re dedicated to having an amicable co-parenting situation:
“Janet is devoted to raising their son. Drake and Janet are committed to maintaining a peaceful co-parenting relationship and giving their son the best life possible.”
While no reason for the split was given at the time, it came weeks after pictures and videos dropped of the 36-year-old singer seemingly inhaling balloons in his car in the parking lot of a California vape shop while his young son was in the backseat. An insider told Page Six that Janet simply “had enough” after the incident and moved to Florida with their child. Meanwhile, a source told People that Drake is currently seeking treatment for substance abuse at an outpatient program, adding:
“Drake needed to take time to get help and focus on his health.”
Wishing him the best through his recovery…
Ashley Darby & Luke Gulbranson
A Bravo crossover romance came to an end. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in January, Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby shared she and Summer House star Luke Gulbranson was over due to issues stemming from her divorce from estranged husband, Michael Darby:
“Luke and I are not romantically involved anymore.”
She explained her life is “very complicated” right now. While Luke was a “trooper” and going “through some things,” it just was not the right time for their relationship. As Bravo fans know, the pair began flirting with each other during BravoCon 2022 in October and then started a relationship soon afterward as they were spotted out together multiple times. They then became Instagram official days before Christmas.
Corinne Olympios & Jerry Morris
Bachelor alum Corinne Olympios is single again, as she and music manager Jerry Morris broke up in January. A source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that their sudden split all came down to “trust issues,” explaining:
“Corinne Olympios and Jerry Morris have broken up due to their busy careers and trust issues. The breakup happened rather suddenly and friends of the couple were surprised to hear the news.”
Despite the unexpected split, the insider noted that the Bachelor in Paradise star is “doing great and excited about her next chapter,” adding:
“Corinne and Jerry still want to try to remain on good terms. Their lives were just going in different directions.”
For those who don’t know, Corinne and Jerry began dating in June. A rep for the reality star told the outlet that she’s “really happy” with her former beau at the time:
“Corinne has been dating Jerry and she’s really happy. It’s a new relationship, in the beginning stages, but she’s really excited. He treats her amazing, and she’s optimistic, while enthusiastic to see how their relationship develops.”
Whew! It’s only April, and look at all that! Only time will tell who will be next… Any guesses??
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