Brad and Angelina have quite simply rocked the world with the announcement of their split and divorce, but they’re not the only couple to shock us with their breakup this year. Here are the most shocking celebrity splits of 2016, so far at least.
While some splits appeared rather amicable, others have taken a turn for the scandalous…
- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
- Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson
- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
- Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark
- Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
- Iggy Azalea and Nick Young
- Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
- Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
- Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
- Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
- Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund
- Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Moretz
- Kat Dennings and Josh Groban
- Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama
- James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff
- Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green
- Mollie King and David Gandy
- Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter
- Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Jean-Bernard
- Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
After 12 years together it’s been announced that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting divorced. They cited irreconcilable differences as the reason, with rumours of his drinking and anger being a problem, as well as Marion Cotillard and Selena Gomez being dragged into the rumours. We imagine it’s only to get more scandalous as the weeks go on.
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson
Earlier this year, one of Hollywood’s longest-standing and extremely fashionable couples decided to end things after a decade together. They were since pictured looking friendly at the airport, but who knows if they’re just friendly exes or thinking of giving it another go.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Another split that took a turn for the worse was Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce as pictures of a bruised Amber surfaced and details of his abuse came to light. After months of fighting it out in court, they finally reached a divorce settlement and the money she received she donated to a women’s domestic abuse charity.
Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark
Last month, Princess Beatrice of York and her boyfriend of 10 years, Dave Clark, decided to split. Insiders revealed that the pair had reportedly not been able to reach an agreement on whether or not they should get married, and as a result, the relationship broke down.
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
The singer split with her actor fiancé after five years together earlier this year. But it looks like they’re both hopeful for a reconciliation. Gaga took to Instagram to share her thoughts about the relationship saying that they believe they're soulmates and asks her fans to root for them.
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young were engaged, but they ended things in June and she said it was all down to trust, she claims he cheated on her. She took to Twitter to write about the scandal saying she found out by watching security footage of him at their home with another woman.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Taylor Swift might not have the greatest track record when it comes to her relationships, but things were looking good for her and Calvin Harris. It was a year later the pair announced they were parting ways, and things got a little bitter about his song with Rihanna which Taylor apparently worked on too. The next month Taylor was spotted getting cosy with Tom Hiddleston, and they were pictured together lots looking extremely loved up, the pair have since put a stop to the relationship – which really didn’t come as a surprise.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
A May cheating scandal caused one of Hollywood's longest marriages to implode. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne split temporarily when it came out that the rocker had strayed with his hairdresser, but it is now said that the couple is working on patching things up.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Jennifer and boyfriend Casper Smart separated in August. A source told People that it wasn't dramatic, things just came to a natural end.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
After a blissful beginning, Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman shocked the world when they announced their separation in a joint statement. Confirming that they would be divorcing, but they would be working together to ensure their children would be the first priority.
Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund
After four years together Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund called it quits. The couple, who made their relationship debut in January 2012, were living together in Los Angeles and were rumoured to approaching an engagement.
Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham shared a summer of love that was incredibly cute, but it seems the pair are no more. Page Six reported that the two had both been in LA for a few weeks, but didn't spend any time together. The couple first met in August 2014 at a SoulCycle class but didn't actually go public with their romance until May of this year.
Kat Dennings and Josh Groban
The 2 Broke Girls star split from her boyfriend of nearly two years in early August. According to an insider, it was a mutual breakup, it's just not the right time for them as a couple.
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama
After nearly six years together, Demi and Wilmer announced their breakup on Twitter in June 2016. They said they're better off as friends.
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff
The actor and his wife of nine years announced their plans to divorce earlier this year. The couple said they still have love and respect for each other and they would be totally committed to caring for their son.
Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green
It was announced in February that the pair would split after two years of marriage. In a joint statement, they admitted it was a mutual decision and they have split amicably wishing each other well for the future.
Things took a turn when Millie got back with cheating ex Hugo Taylor and was pictured looking worse for wear in Cannes.
Mollie King and David Gandy
The pair started dating nearly five years ago, with breaks in between, but this year they split after a series of rows about reportedly disagreeing whether to start a family or not.
Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter
After two years of being on and off, Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter called time on their relationships due to their hectic schedules. Ellie said she plans to take time away from the spotlight to focus on herself.
Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Jean-Bernard
Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Jean-Bernard were reportedly living apart for five months before they announced their split in January. She decided to wait till The X Factor was over to file for divorce from her husband of 18 months. Cheryl is now dating One Direction’s Liam Payne.
Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander
After nearly four years together the pair called off their engagement in February. In an official statement, a rep for the couple said that it was due to working on opposite sides of the country they couldn't make it work, but they remain friends.