Breakups happen to everyone, and not even the most beautiful couples in the entertainment biz are spared. However, there are relationships that we believed are "forever" material. So when these pairs announced that they were heading to Splitsville, it's like our hearts were ripped open and our once hopeful romantic heart turned numb.
Here are some of the biggest celebrity breakups that left us in pain!
1. Nadine Lustre and James Reid
Nadine and James seemed to have the fairytale beginning! They were part of the hit love team JaDine, they have legions of fans rooting for them, and they were totally IT! In their three years of being together, they dealt with some controversies, but the two stuck by each other. But in January 2020, they announced their breakup in a statement via "Tonight with Boy Abunda". Good news is that they've remained close friends and collaborators. So, we guess there’s still a little hope? 🥺
2. Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia
Julia and Joshua were part of the successful tandem JoshLia. People got a glimpse of their relationship, as the two were pretty open about it on social media. However, the romance was not meant to last. In 2019, the young couple went their separate ways and back to being the "best of friends.”
3. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
Liam and Miley's relationship was one rollercoaster ride. The two met in 2009 but the relationship was sort of an on-again, off-again situation. They got engaged in 2012, but they broke it off in 2013. They reconciled in 2015, and got married in 2018. And all seemed right with the world! But Liam and Miley weren’t done with the surprises. Come August 2019, the two announced their separation. In December 2019, a source from TMZ said, "The divorce was marked by significant bitterness on both sides, but that seems to have subsided as they decided it’s better to move on than fight." Sigh.
4. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
One of Hollywood's biggest power couples ever, Brangelina was as perfect as it gets... until they weren’t anymore. The beginning of their relationship was already controversial because Brad was fresh from his split with Jeniffer Aniston. Not long after, he and Angelica confirmed that they were a thing. But they proved their love, they had six children, and finally got married in 2014. Then two years after that, Angelina filed for divorce. Devastating.
5. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Channing and Jenna truly looked like they were each others' endgame, but reality kicked in and now it's game over. It was a total shock when they announced their separation in 2018, and posted a joint statement on Instagram. It went somewhere along the lines of "just two best friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible." We are seriously gonna cry.
6. Chris Pratt and Anna Farris
Here's another one that got us speechless. Chris and Anna seemed like the cool, normal, and relatable couple even though they are high profile celebs, so we just loved seeing them do couple things! However, these two lovebirds ended things in 2017 after eight years of marriage. Tissue, please! 😢
7. Jacob Elordi and Joey King
Jacob and Joey met on the set of their Netflix film "The Kissing Booth" in 2017, and as cliché as it sounds, things blossomed for the two! They were a couple to root for, a real promising one. However, after two years, Joey confirmed their breakup. But they still worked together for "The Kissing Booth 2" (2020) and it seems like things are amicable between them. We'll take that.
8. Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu
Teen love really doesn't go as beautiful as we want it to be. Kim and Gerald, known together as Kimerald, were both alums of "Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition”. During their time at the reality show, lots of fans were already rooting for them. Soon, they made television shows and movies together. But still, they weren't spared from a bitter ending. In 2010, they confirmed their split. It got a bit messy when Gerald soon dated Maja Salvador, who was Kim's close friend. Don’t worry, they’re all good now!
9. Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion
Piolo and KC spent one year together as a couple, only for their relationship to end. But fast forward to present, KC and Piolo are friends again. Yay!
10. Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki
Hye Kyo and Joong Ki, a.k.a. SongSong couple is a pair that made our K-drama couple fantasies come true, but in the end, they broke our hearts into pieces.
In 2016, the two starred in the hit K-drama "Descendants of the Sun". With no news of relationship whatsoever, the SongSong couple just surprised us with the news that they are getting married in October 2017! But just two years later, another breaking news from SongSong caught us by surprise: their divorce. Hye Kyo's agency said, "The reason is differences in personality."
We still have no words for this catastrophic separations. We'll just use the lyrics to the Imelda Papin classic "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig" (which, by the way, was masterfully covered by KZ Tandingan in 2019): "O kay bilis ng iyong pagdating, pag-alis mo'y sadyang kay bilis din!”
So much heartbreak! Here's some happy endings to cleanse your palate:
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