So much for the summer of love...
It's been said that celebrity breakups come in threes, but someone forgot to tell that to this summer, which has been throwing heartbreak at us by the handful (save for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's beacon of hope secret wedding
While it is insane to lose all faith
in togetherness based on a few famous people who decide to jump ship on each other, sometimes we just can't help it. Here are the 11 biggest celebrity breakups we've endured this summer (so far), ranked in order of how much they shattered us emotionally.
11. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn
"Putting aside that he's my partner, he's the love of my life; for the first time, I felt that my work was really bleeding into my life and that made it hard," Charlize told Elle UK
just a month before their breakup.
"There were moments where I was incredibly unfair to him. And moments where I felt like... he was incredibly unfair to me."
10. Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol
The 33-year-old "Oops, I Did It Again" singer has dealt with heartbreak before
, and ultimately split with the 32-year-old producer in June after eight months together.
In the months before calling it quits
, Britney couldn’t help but gush about how well
Charlie got along with her two sons, Jayden, 8, and Sean, 9.
"They relate to him really well and they have fun together," she said in March. "He's refreshing to be around and really lighthearted."
9. Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
Even though this is the second-most devastating split Zayn put us through (after One Direction
), it didn't make things any easier when these young pop stars called off
their two-year engagement in August.
8. Emma Roberts and Evan Peters
These two have been through some rough patches before, with Emma, 24, being arrested in Montreal
in 2013 for an altercation with Evan, 28. No charges were filed, and that was called a "misunderstanding." Nonetheless, the American Horror Story
pair ended their engagement
in June of this year, after dating since 2012.
7. Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo
The 22-year-old "Jealous" singer, and the 23-year-old former Miss Universe winner parted ways
in June after almost two years together. A source told ET
that Olivia was "heartbroken" over the breakup.
Meanwhile, Nick opened up
to ET about what he was going through when it ended.
"I'm doing OK," he said. "It's very tough and we had a beautiful two years together and [I have] nothing but love and respect for her. But it's always hard and my thing now is focusing on my work and staying as busy as I can, as creative as I can be. These are the times you’ve just got to dive in and get lost in your work and that's what I'm trying to do."
6. Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
The two have been together since 2006 and share three children – Mason 5, Penelope, 3, and Reign, seven months. But Scott may be starting to regret how things ended, recently tweeting
a heartbreaking image of a table card, which he captioned, "When u realize the grass isn't always greener."
5. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Yes, we bet our entire faith in love
on this couple. Our guilt is palpable.
In February, Gwen said that time apart
was healthy for couples.
"It's good to have those days when we both do our own things," she said. "I think that's what keeps relationships going, when both people can be themselves and have their own individuality."
But maybe not too
much time. Just a few months later, Gwen filed for divorce
, after nearly 13 years of marriage.
4. Ben Affleck and Jen Garner
And with the rumored ex-nanny affair
that just won't go away, this shockwave of devastation is still unfolding before our eyes.
Perhaps most tragically, throughout all of this, Jennifer and Ben have both been spotted out still appearing to wear their wedding rings.
Despite everything, the former couple has put on a united front to put their children first
as they end their marriage.
We're sorry... this is getting to be too much.
3. Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock
A long-burning country flame burned out in August, after 26 years!
"Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other," read a joint statement
on Reba's website. "They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time."
Reba spoke to ET
in February about her step-granddaughter, River Rose, and her husband's role as a grandpa.
"He's loving every minute of it, but he sends me videos and pictures every day, so I've been kind of keeping up to speed," she said
"For years, we've had a professional relationship," Kermit told ET
. "I've been professional. She wanted a relationship. That's a bad joke, actually."
Rumor has it, the whole thing might be a publicity stunt for The Muppets premiere, Sept. 22 on ABC. We're too busy being devastated to confirm or deny.
1. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
What's really heartbreaking is just days before Miranda announced her split from Blake, she broke down in tears at her Cheyenne Frontier Days concert in Wyoming.
"The last thing someone wants to do is cry in front of 19,000 people," she told the audience. She did not appear to be wearing her ring.
The silver lining is that even through the divorce, Miranda and Blake at least appear to be amicable
, which honestly our weary hearts really need to hear right now.
But then that just brings up memories, and...
Love is dead. Everyone is over.
Except for Kim and Kanye, everybody. Say what you want
, they are meant to be together!
*Knocks on wood* *Takes a drink* *Worries profusely*
Not all of them remain, but watch below for the 12 Hollywood romances that we really hope we didn't doom