There are so many celebrity couples who seem so perfect together that they inspire us to find our one true love and settle down. Yet when it turns out that destiny doesn’t agree, we are heartbroken. Though we have yet to have a major breakup this year—like 2016’s super-shocker Brangelina split—there have been a few tearjerkers along the way. From ScarJo and Romain to Katy Cat and Orlando, these couples decided that they’d be better off solo in 2017.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Josh Duhamel and Fergie
September 2017: “With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple said in a joint statement to People. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Anna Farris and Chris Pratt
August 2017: The couple, who have been married for 8 years and share a 4-year-old son, announced their legal separation via social media. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Chris Pratt posted to his Facebook page. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward.” Anna shared a similar message to her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
July 2017: After separating in March 2016, Summer Phoenix has officially called it quits and filed for divorce from Casey Affleck. According to E!, in the court documents filed Monday, July 31, Phoenix cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. She’s requesting joint physical and legal custody of their children (13-year-old Indiana and nine-year-old Atticus) as well as spousal support. The two have been married since 2006.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
May 2017: Together for 18 years and married for 17 of them, husband-wife actor duo Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have announced their separation. According to the The Telegraph, the couple released a statement, which said: “Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends.” They are parents to two children, Ella, 15, and Quinlin, 11.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Amy Schumer Ben Hanisch
May 2017: After a year and a half of dating bliss, comedian Amy Schumer and furniture designer Ben Hanisch have called it quits. According to People, Schumer’s rep states “Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends.”
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Lucy Hale and Anthony Kalabretta
May 2017: Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and musician boyfriend Anthony Kalabretta have reportedly called it quits after almost two years together. According to Hollywood Life, the pair unfollowed each other on social media and deleted a slew of photos of each other. Last year, rumours also circulated that they two had split, however, Hale dismissed those claims as untrue.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Nelly Furtado and Demacio Castellon
April 2017: Nelly Furtado and Demacio Castellon called it quits after eight years of marital bliss (or so we thought). During an interview on ITV’s Loose Women, the Grammy award-winning singer confirmed the news: “I am single now,” says Furtado. “Someone here needs to update my Wikipedia—it’s not helping my dating life!”
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka
April 2017: Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka called it quits after five months of dating. The singer and her backup dancer got together after Carey split from her billionaire fiancé, James Packer, back in October 2016. According to the rumour mill, the romance dwindled when Tanaka started to get jealous of Mariah and her ex-husband Nick Cannon’s close-knit relationship.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana
April 2017: After five years and three months, Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson are filing for divorce, which marks her third failed marriage. If you recall, the 50-year-old new mom recently gave birth to their son, Eissa, in January 2017. Rumour has it the two have been having problems for quite some time, which included religious conflicts.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers
April 2017: Olivia Munn, 36, and boyfriend Aaron Rodgers, 33, have broken up after three years of dating. According to People, a source close to the couple said: “They have amicably ended their relationship of three years…[the couple] remains close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.” Munn was spotted earlier this year wearing a diamond sparkler, which incited rumours about their engagement (false), and recently she spoke out on Anna Farris’s podcast, Anna Farris is Unqualified, about her desire to have kids with Rodgers. The reason for their split is unknown.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
March 2017 – Scarlett Johansson and French journalist Romain Dauriac announced their divorce in March after being married for two years. The pair started dating in 2014.) ScarJo does a good job at keeping her personal life private, so the cause for their divorce is still unknown. But the duo plan to co-parent their two-year-old daughter Rose, reportedly aiming for joint custody. This isnt Johanssons first divorce; the Avengers actress was married to Ryan Reynolds, whom she divorced in 2011.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry
March 2017: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are rumoured to have started dating in January 2016, when they were spotted together at a Golden Globes party. Throughout the year, they were spotted together—at an Adele concert, at Coachella and more—but that slowed around November of that year. It took until this past March for their reps to confirm that they are, indeed, taking time apart.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy
February 2017: Model Amber Rose split with dancer/Dancing with the Stars star Val Chmerkovskiy after just five months. The two met through Chmerkovskiy’s brother, Maks, who was Rose’s dancing partner on DWTS. After their split, Rose released a statement, which said: ““(Val) and I broke up due to our own personal reasons but we still care about each other tremendously and we love each other’s families even more. So please understand that we are all human and we have feelings too. Nobody got dumped and nothing we do over here is malicious it’s just how life works sometimes.” She was formerly married to Wiz Khalifa, with whom she has a son, Sebastian.
Celebrity breakups in 2017: Nicki Minajj and Meek Mill
January 2017: Nicki Minaj and hip-hop artist bf Meek Mill called it quits officially on January 5, with Minaj tweeting “To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work and looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon…” The couple had been together for about two years.