In one way, 2020 was a year like any other: Celebrity couples uncoupled. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic brought many changes to our modern world, Hollywood remained a tough place to form lasting relationships. Here’s a look at all the celebrity couples that have called it quits in 2021. Read it and literally weep.
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook
After five years together and three years of marriage, the couple has broken up. The 35-year-old actress and 30-year-old equestrian announced their split in a joint statement to ET on Sept. 3, saying in part, "Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions. We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary." The Flight Attendant star first started dating Cook in 2016 and they got engaged on her birthday in November 2017. On June 30, 2018, the two were married at a horse stable near San Diego, California, with just close family and friends in attendance. This was Cuoco's second marriage; she was previously wed to tennis player Ryan Sweeting from 2013 to 2016.
Corinne Olympios and Vincent Fratantoni
The 29-year-old Bachelor alum and her entrepreneur beau ended their nearly two-year-long romance, Fratantoni confirmed to ET on Sept. 3."Yes, we did break up," Frantantoni toled ET. "The relationship wasn’t working and I didn’t want to waste any more time. I hope she finds happiness with whoever she meets in the near future." Meanwhile, a source told ET that the pair ended their relationship "within the last few weeks" because "they both wanted different things." The pair was first linked in December 2019.
Jon Gosselin and Colleen Conrad
It's the end of the road for the former reality star and his longtime girlfriend. "After seven years together living as a family, Jon and Colleen have decided it’s time to move on," a source told ET on Aug. 13. "This wasn’t an easy decision for them, one they didn’t take lightly. Jon wanted nothing more than to make his relationship work with Colleen. They tried both couples and family therapy but, in the end, realized they were better off as friends." The two started dating in 2014, but knew each other long before that, having grown up together in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Gosselin has eight children with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, while Conrad has two children from a previous relationship.
Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor
The two called it quits in mid-August, just a few months after first stepping out together publicly, multiple outlets reported. "The long-distance made it very difficult," a source told E! News. "They had fun, but it wasn't sustainable being so far apart. It was great while it lasted, but they both agreed it was best to move on." Just one month prior to their breakup, the pair looked totally smitten with each other while attending day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in England. Rumors that Dynevor and Davidson were dating first started swirling back in March when an eyewitness told ET that the pair was allegedly holding hands while in the United Kingdom together.
Tyler Cameron and Camila Kendra
The couple of nearly eight months, who became the source of split rumors when they unfollowed each other on Instagram, are officially done, multiple outlets reported in early August. The 28-year-old Bachelorette alum and the 27-year-old model met after he slid into her DMs. They publicly sparked romance rumors in January, following a New York City outing. ET has reached out to Cameron and Kendra for comment.
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish
Bosworth and Polish have ended their marriage after eight years. The Blue Crush actress took to Instagram on Aug. 5 to share that the two are going their separate ways, writing in part, "Our hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate. Together, over the last ten years, Michael and I have chosen love, every time. We hold hands as tightly today as we entangled fingers on our wedding day. Our eyes look more deeply into one another, with more courage now. In the process of letting go, we have come to acknowledge that our love will never end. The connection does not simply disappear. The love deepens, the heart expands." In mid-2011, Bosworth began dating 50-year-old Polish, whom she had met earlier that year when he directed her in the film Big Sur. Bosworth and Polish announced their engagement in August 2012 and married in August 2013 in Philipsburg, Montana. Bosworth is stepmother to Polish's daughter, Jasper, from a previous marriage.
Nelly and Shantel Jackson
The couple, who have been together since 2014, are no longer together and "just friends," according to Jackson. The actress confirmed they called it quits when a fan asked her on Instagram in late July if she was still with Nelly, adding "I love seeing u guys together." Jackson replied to the follower, replying, "No we're not… just friends." She didn't share any additional information on when they parted ways. Nelly has yet to speak out on the split and his rep couldn’t be reached at the time.
Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola and Christian Biscardi
The Jersey Shore star confirmed that she called off her engagement to Christian Biscardi via a TikTok video on July 27. Giancola answered a number of fan questions in the video, including "Are you single?" and "Are you happy?" replying yes to both. Rumors had been swirling for a while now that the two had split after fans noticed that they unfollowed each other on social media in June. The former reality star has since deleted all photos from her feed that feature Biscardi. As ET previously reported, Biscardi proposed in March 2019 after two years together. They were planning to say "I do" in fall of 2020 but reportedly put their nuptials on pause amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds and Nicole Pantenburg
After "much thought and great sadness," the musician and the actress have ended their seven-year marriage, the couple confirmed in a joint statement to ET on July 14. The two are parents to 12-year-old daughter Peyton Nicole Edmonds and assure fans that they will "continue to care and have respect for one another and share eternal love for our daughter and her well-being." Edmonds, 62, and Pantenburg, 48, began dating in 2007 and were married seven years later in 2014. The couple's nuptials had a star-studded guest list, including Oprah Winfrey. Edmonds was previously married to Tracey Edmonds from 1992 to 2005 and has two sons with her, Brandon and Dylan.
Scooter Braun and Yael Cohen
The pair separated after seven years of marriage, a source told ET on July 11. The two started dating in 2013 and share three kids together, sons Jagger and Levi and daughter Hart. According to ET's source, "news of their separation has been known among their friends for over a month." Page Six was first to report the news. Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more, celebrated Cohen and their 7-year wedding anniversary shortly before the news of their split broke.
Liam Payne and Maya Henry
The 27-year-old musician confirmed the news of his split during an appearance on The Diary of a CEO podcast with Steven Bartlett. In the previously taped episode, which aired June 7, Bartlett asked Payne about his relationship status. Payne confirmed that he is no longer engaged to Henry. "I feel better out of it. I didn't feel good for doing what I did, but it had to happen," Payne said of the split. "That's the corny way of saying it, it was the best for both of us. But it just feels like that... I need to sort myself out. I already feel good, and I hope she's happy." Payne popped the question to Henry in September 2020 after two years of dating.
Lindsey Buckingham and Kristen Messner
The former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist's wife of more than two decades filed for divorce on June 2 in Los Angeles. The pair tied the knot in 2000. Buckingham, 71, and Messner, 50, share three children, William, 22, Leelee, 21, and Stella, 17.
Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz
The Friends star and his fiancée called off their engagement, Perry revealed on June 1. "Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them," Perry told ET. "I wish Molly the best." People was first to report the news of the actor's split. The 51-year-old actor started dating the 29-year-old literary manager in 2018. They got engaged in November 2020.
Blair Underwood and Desiree Underwood
The couple shared a joint statement to Instagram on May 30 announcing that they'd called it quits after 27 years of marriage. "After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago," the statement read. "It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so. We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, separately." The pair tied the knot in 1994 and share three kids together -- 24-year-old son Paris, 22-year-old daughter Brielle and 19-year-old son Blake.
Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr
ET confirmed in May that the actress and the chef had called it quits after first being romantically linked in September 2020. "Their relationship was existing in a bubble," a source told ET of the reason behind the breakup. "Because of the pandemic, she wasn't jet setting around the country for jobs and he wasn't tied up every night working at his family's restaurant [Emilio's Ballato in NYC]. His usually very busy social life was non-existent, and so they had all the time in the world for each other." Once life started to get back to normal as quarantine regulations began to lift, Holmes and Vitolo realized they "aren't as compatible anymore."
Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly
The pair parted ways after a year of dating, a source told ET on May 16. "Minka and Trevor have broken up," the source said. "Their work commitments and careers are very different and they both felt like they should take time apart." According to the source, Kelly had been "leaning on friends, traveling and keeping busy since their split," while Noah "has been doing his own thing too." The pair's relationship became public last August after they had been quietly dating for several months.
Kary and Eduardo Brittingham
Ahead of the Real Housewives of Dallas reunion special, the reality star took to Instagram on May 4 to share the news of her and her husband's split ahead. "I’ve shared my life and my family with you on camera for the last two years-all of the ups and downs," she wrote. "As we go in to tonight’s episode, I want you to know that Eduardo and I have made the very tough decision to separate." Kary shared the message alongside a family photo of herself, Eduardo, and their four children -- including their daughter Isabella as well as her daughters Sofia and Olivia and son Alex from her previous marriage. Kary and Eduardo tied the knot in 2009 in a ceremony in Careyes, Mexico.
Jason Segel and Alexis Mixter
After eight years together, the How I Met Your Mother star's longtime girlfriend announced via Instagram on April 29 that they were breaking up. "This is a photo of two best friends. This guy and I have shared so much life together. Changed each other at a soul deep level. All for the better," the artist began her post, which included an old photo of herself with Segel. "The depth of our bond was something I could never have anticipated. I’ve never spent so much time with another person, grown so much alongside someone else, laughed so much, cried so much, shared so much." She went on to explain that it was "odd to write about the end of a relationship, especially when the friendship that still exists is so full of life," but felt like she needed to make the announcement on social media because "having a public romantic relationship is not easy. Ending one feels like navigating a road that doesn’t even exist." Segel first got together with Mixter in 2014, and they made their first red carpet appearance together at a fundraiser hosted by Sean Penn in 2016.
Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin
The "Circles" singer revealed news of her and her husband's split via Instagram on April 21. Expressing that she "fought," "loved hard" and had "forgiven," she wrote that now she has "nothing else to give." "'It's time.' As I try to make sense of a reality I never wanted to believe could be possible again, those words have now become a reality," the One Tree Hill alum wrote. "I've fought y'all. I've loved hard. I've forgiven. I've put the work in. I've given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give. Please know that I still believe wholeheartedly in marriage, love, and rebuilding. I just can't fight any longer. It's time to heal. Thank you for all the love, heart, and support, in many ways you have fought on this journey alongside me, and for that I am grateful." A source told ET that Kramer filed for divorce from her husband of six years after "he broke her trust again." Kramer and Caussin wed in May 2015 and dealt with a cheating scandal one year later, splitting for the first time in August 2016. Caussin later entered rehab for sex addiction, and the two ended up reconciling, renewing their vows in December 2017. Kramer and Caussin share two children, 5-year-old daughter Jolie and 2-year-old son Jace.
Joe Exotic and Dillon Passage
Passage, 25, revealed on March 26 that he and the Tiger King star are "seeking a divorce" after three years of marriage. Exotic, or Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison. "To answer the main question the public wants to know, yes, Joe and I are seeking a divorce," Passage wrote on Instagram. "This wasn’t an easy decision to make but Joe and I both understand that this situation isn’t fair to either of us. It’s something that neither of us were expecting but we are going to take it day by day. We are on good terms still and I hope it can stay that way. I will continue to have Joe in my life and do my best to support him while he undergoes further legal battles to better his situation." Passage and Exotic wed on Dec. 11, 2017. Their nuptials came two months after Joe Exotic's previous husband, Travis Maldonado, accidentally shot himself and died.
Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth
The pair split just over a year after getting engaged, Kluth announced on March 18. "After 14 months of engagement, Tinsley and I have ended our relationship, and we have been living independently for the last few months," Kluth said in a statement to People. "This was an incredibly difficult decision, but it is one that I believe is best for both of us. I will always care about Tinsley and I sincerely wish her happiness and success in all that she does in the future." The Real Housewives of New York City star was introduced to the CouponCabin CEO in February 2017 by her RHONY castmate, Carole Radziwill. Mortimer and Kluth continued to date on and off until their engagement in November 2019. ET reached out to Mortimer's rep for comment.
Connor Trott and Mackenzie Dipman
This roller coaster romance has run its course. Love Island stars Conner Trott and Mackenzie Dipman -- who sparked a romance after they'd both been kicked out of the villa in season 2 -- announced that they decided to call it quits on March 6. The pair released a joint statement to their respective Instagram stories to share the news with fans. "We are both young and in the early stages of careers, and sadly those careers are keeping us in two different places. One of us is in Pittsburgh and the other is in Tucson, and neither of us will be able to move anytime in the near future," the statement shared. "So over the last couple of weeks we have started having some difficult conversations about our future."
Camila Mendes and Grayson Vaughan
ET learned that the Riverdale star and the photographer broke up in February but remained friends. E! News was first to report the breakup. Mendes has since deleted all photos of Vaughan from her Instagram and isn't following him anymore. The actress made their relationship Instagram official last September. Mendes and Vaughan first sparked romance rumors in early 2020 when they were spotted going shopping in Italy during Milan Fashion Week, just before the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. Prior to dating Vaughan, Mendes previously dated her Riverdale co-star, Charles Melton.
Xzibit and Krista Joiner
The rapper and his wife have broken up, with ET confirming that Joiner filed for divorce from the 46-year-old rapper. According to court records, Joiner filed for divorce on Feb. 22 from Xzibit, whose real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner. The two wed in November 2014 and had two children together -- Xavier and 10-year-old Gatlyn. Xavier was born premature in 2008 and died 11 days after he was born. Xzibit also has a 25-year-old son, Tremaine, from a previous relationship. The Pimp My Ride star made headlines when he married Joiner in 2014, as he was arrested for DUI just hours after their wedding ceremony in Laguna Beach, California.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Following a difficult 2020, Kim officially filed for divorce from Kanye on Feb. 19, after nearly seven years of marriage and almost a decade together. "Kim filing for divorce from Kanye is just a formal part of the process. The couple has been done for a while and have been amicable for a while," a source told ET at the time. "At the end of the day Kanye and Kim love each other immensely but knew it was time to call it quits. Their children are their number one priority and no matter what will maintain a positive relationship for them."
Ashley Benson and G-Eazy
The Pretty Little Liars alum and the "No Limit" rapper and called it quits after less than a year of dating, a source told ET on Feb. 8. Romance rumors between Benson and G-Eazy were first sparked last May, after they were photographed showing PDA in Los Angeles. "G-Eazy really enjoys being in relationships and likes the idea of having a girlfriend, but his relationship with Ashley was becoming a bit too domestic for his liking and that was one of the reasons they broke up," the source said. "Now that their relationship is over, he’s looking forward to being single."
Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch
Rebel Wilson revealed that she and boyfriend Jacob Busch had called it quits in an Instagram post she shared on Feb. 2. In the pic, Wilson -- wearing a denim dress, yellow cardigan and heels -- stands on the steps of a trailer, which appears to be on the set of her latest project. "Lots on my mind...aghhhhhh… #single-girl-heading-to-Super-Bowl!" she captioned the shot. Wilson and Busch made their red carpet debut in September 2020.
Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg
Simon Baker and his wife of 29 years, Rebecca Rigg, announced that they had called it quits in a joint statement released on Jan. 29. "The longtime couple quietly split last April and have jointly stated, 'We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives,'" the statement explained. Baker, 51, and Rigg, 53, met in the '90s and co-starred on the Australian soap opera E Street. They share three children together; daughter Stella, 27 and sons Claude, 22, and Harry, 19.
Clare Crawley and Dale Moss
The Bachelorette couple split roughly two months after their proposal aired on the ABC dating show. A source close to the former couple told ET on Jan. 19, "Dale and Clare have ended their relationship and he broke up with her this past week." Dale took to Instagram to address the split himself, sharing his well-wishes for Clare following their split. "We appreciate the love and support we've received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time," he wrote. "We strongly believe in leading with love and always remaining true to oneself - something our families have taught and instilled in us throughout our lives. We only hope the best things for one another." In November 2020, just two weeks after their engagement aired on TV, rumors circulated on social media that Moss had cheated on Crawley during a trip to New York City, but he and Crawley seemed solid, professing their love for each other in Instagram posts soon after. Fans of The Bachelorette saw Crawley end her season early, falling for Moss roughly two weeks into filming. They got engaged on the Nov. 5 episode of the dating show, with Tayshia Adams stepping in as the new Bachelorette.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas
After a whirlwind pandemic romance, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas called it quits after a year of dating, ET confirmed on Jan. 18. A source told ET, "Ben and Ana have split up and Ben is single. They had little arguments and bickered like any couple but ultimately the relationship just wasn’t working in the way they both wanted it to anymore. This was a mutual decision. They both have a lot of love and respect for each other, but it was time for them to move on. At the end of the day he chose to be the dad he continues to want to be. Unfortunately they are in different places in their lives." In March 2020, a source told ET that Affleck and de Armas had an "instant connection" after meeting on the set of their upcoming psychological thriller, Deep Water, in the fall of 2019. After vacationing together, they were frequently spotted in public in the following months, going on coffee runs, walking their dogs and attending protests.
LeToya Luckett and Tommicus Walker
The couple announced their split on Jan. 11 after three years of marriage -- and months after welcoming their second child together. "After very prayerful consideration, Tommicus and I have decided to get a divorce," Luckett wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her and Walker with their kids, 2-year-old daughter Gianna and 4-month-old son Tysun. "It is my deepest desire for us to be loving co-parents and keep a peaceful environment out of respect for our children." Luckett, 39, and Walker, 40, married in December 2017, just months after going public with their relationship.
Johnny Middlebrooks and Cely Vazquez
The Love Island stars broke up, with Cely making the announcement via Twitter on Jan. 9. "Because you've all been such a close part of our relationship, I wanted to share with you that Johnny and I are no longer together," she wrote. "While our relationship has been public from the start, I do ask that you respect this decision and our privacy during this time. There is no reason to speculate, I am so thankful for our time together, but now it's simply time for each of us to focus on our own personal journey." The two got together early on season two of CBS' Love Island USA, and despite a Casa Amor setback (or maybe because of it), they ended their time on the show as runner-ups. In an interview with ET just after the finale, they said they were planning to relocate to the same city.
Caleb Corprew and Justine Ndiba
This Love Island fairytale has come to an end. Corprew and Ndiba, the winners of the second season of CBS' Love Island, have split up. "This is extremely difficult for me to express but out of respect for those of you who supported me, and rode for me, I want you to know that Caleb and I are no longer together... I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support to this point and I hope that it may continue as we move forward as individuals," Ndiba wrote in a statement posted to Instagram on Jan. 9. For his part, Corprew also addressed their split in a lengthy statement posted the following morning, in which wished Ndiba "the absolute best and much continued success as God blesses her with new opportunities and adventures." Ndiba and Corprew were a fan favorite couple throughout most of their season of Love Island, and the pair took home the $100,000 grand prize and won the majority of America's vote during the season finale in September 2020.