Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and More: Biggest Celebrity Splits of 2019
By Jackie Willis
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A slew of stars are going into 2020 single and ready to mingle!
While several members of Hollywood found love in 2019, a number of them went through some big breakups. From Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk to Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter, here's a look at some of the biggest splits of the year.
After four years of dating, news broke in June that the actor-director and model called it quits. Cooper and Shayk share a daughter, 2-year-old Lea De Seine, and were first linked together in April 2015 after he split from British model Suki Waterhouse and she split from soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The two have been notoriously private about their relationship, and only made their red carpet debut together at last year's Met Gala.
"They talked things through a great deal and seemed to hold off and keep up appearances for the time being," the source said. "It was recommended they delay a split at what seemed to be the peak of his career because the negative attention would take away from the excitement of the release."
Cooper's split came just a few months after his A Star Is Born co-star, Lady Gaga, called off her engagement. In February, a rep for Gaga confirmed to ET that the triple-threat star and Carino had broken up. ET learned there was no drama between the two and that their relationship "just came to an end."
The two were first linked in February 2017, and, after keeping their romance mostly private, Gaga confirmed her engagement to Carino in October 2018 during a speech. She had been rocking a pink diamond ring on that finger at the time and ET confirmed the news with her manager.
There were some signs that the two were on the outs. Though they attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards together in January, Gaga was noticeably not wearing her engagement ring at the GRAMMY Awards. She also failed to thank Carino in her GRAMMY acceptance speech as she's done at various award shows in the past.
In April, the talk show host filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years. In docs obtained by ET, it states that "there exists irreconcilable differences between the parties which have caused the breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months," noting there is "no reasonable prospect of reconciliation."
A source close to Williams told ET at the time that she finally had enough of her husband’s cheating ways. "Wendy is done. She should have been done a long time ago but she tried to make it work. They went to counseling but Kevin just kept lying to her," the source said.
The source added that Williams "has fought too hard" for what she has and Hunter's infidelity and having a baby with another woman was the last straw. "The baby was it, and he kept lying about it until the very end," said the source.
The Amazon CEO and his wife announced in January via Twitter that they were divorcing.
"We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other," the couple said in a statement posted to Jeff's Twitter account. "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again."
Not long after the announcement, it was revealed that Jeff was in a relationship with Los Angeles TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, who was going through her own divorce.
A few months later, Jeff and MacKenzie announced how they planned to split up their fortune. MacKenzie ultimately gave her ex -- the richest man in the world -- all of her interests in the Washington Post and rocket developer Blue Origin, and granted him 75 percent of their shared Amazon stock, including voting control.
MacKenzie's exact net worth is hard to estimate, but her four percent stake in Amazon alone is valued at roughly $35 billion based on Amazon's current share price. That makes her the fourth richest woman in the world.
In October, the rapper and reality star shocked fans when they revealed that they were on a break after two years together. "Travis and I are on great terms and our main focus right now is Stormi ‼️ our friendship and our daughter is priority," Jenner -- who has a daughter with Scott -- tweeted after reports surfaced of their breakup.
"Kylie and Travis haven't been together as a couple for roughly a month, but they’re on good terms," a source told ET of the split. "The couple has been hot and cold since their last breakup, and haven't been able to fully get on the same page again."
After two years of dating off and on, the reality star and NBA pro parted ways in February amid another cheating scandal. Thompson was accused of being unfaithful to Kardashian with Kylie Jenner's best friend at the time, Jordyn Woods. Both Thompson and Woods denied the allegation.
"There were trust issues again and she has been down that road before," the source said. "She has to be strong for herself and True. Everyone is extremely disappointed."
These two had dated on and off since 2010 before tying the knot in December 2018. Seven months later, however, they called it quits.
"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time," Cyrus rep told ET in August. "Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers."
The two have already moved on romantically. Hemsworth was spotted kissing Dynasty star Maddison Brown, while Cyrus had a fling with The Hills: New Beginnings star Kaitlynn Carter before getting together with Cody Simpson.
In April, it was confirmed that the GRAMMY-winning singer had split from her husband of two years, but she did not officially file for divorce until September.
According to court docs obtained by ET, Konecki requested joint legal and physical custody of their 7-year-old son, Angelo Adkins, along with spousal support and separation of property to be determined in mediation.
Adele and Konecki began dating in 2011 and welcomed their son in 2012. The "Rolling in the Deep" singer has always kept her relationship and personal life private, only confirming that she and Konecki were married during a March 2017 concert in Australia.
After almost five years of marriage, Solange announced on Instagram on November 1 that she was separating from her husband. The two started dating in 2008 after being introduced by Janelle Monae and tied the knot on Nov. 16, 2014, in front of family and friends at the Holy Trinity Church in New Orleans.
"Eleven years ago I met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life," she wrote in part. "Early this year we separated and parted ways, (and tho it ain’t nan no body business ?) I find it necessary to protect the sacredness of my personal truth and to live in it fully just as I have before and will continue to do. it is unfair to not have power of your own story as you shape and mold and rewrite it yourself. a ni**a ain’t perfect, but im leaning into the fear of the unknown and all the glory and power i know exist within god and the universes grace. may all of your transitions no matter how big or small, be kind to you and filled with incredible love and light!"
Solange was previously married to Daniel Smith, with whom she shares her 15-year-old son, Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr. The two divorced in 2007 after three years of marriage.
In August, the couple decided to go their separate ways after five years together, their reps confirmed to ET. The Hills: New Beginningsstars had a wedding ceremony in Bali in June 2018, but were never legally married.
"Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate," the statement read. "They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward."
It wasn't long after announcing their breakup that Carter was romantically linked to Cyrus and Jenner to Jose Canseco. Both those relationships were short-lived and they both appear to be single at the moment.
While it didn't work out for these couples, a number of other stars found love this year, including Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes. Here's a look at their love story: