Some things don’t last forever, including a number of celebrity couples whose relationships we’ve rooted for since the start.
As we witnessed the amicable breakups and messy splits of the following high-profile sweethearts, we confronted our own doubts about love and what it takes to make relationships last. So as we neatly wrap up this past year’s lessons and heartbreaks, we’ve listed the celebrity couples who went their separate ways in their journey towards forever.
Andre Brouillette & Lou Yanong
Andre & Lou were lucky enough to find love during their stay in the “Pinoy Big Brother” house in the reality show’s November 2018 to August 2019 edition.
They were one of the first Pinoy celebrity couples to announce their breakup this year.
Last January 28, Andre issued an official statement on Instagram: “I’m saddened to say this but recently, Lou and I have come to a mutual understanding to move on from being a couple.”
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
After almost seven years of marriage, Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February 19, 2021. According to sources close to the couple, their separation was “imminent.” Nonetheless, the split of this superstar couple truly broke the internet and everyone’s hearts.
Alex Rodriguez & Jennifer Lopez
Many of us rejoiced when JLo and Ben Affleck rekindled their romance this year. However, that wouldn’t have been possible without the unfortunate news that JLo and her baseball icon fiance ARod broke off their engagement last April.
Devon Seron & Kiko Estrada
Devon and Kiko’s breakup became the magnet of controversy after cryptic posts were posted by Devon on her Instagram Story.
Kiko candidly described their breakup as “not a good one” in an interview with Ogie Diaz last August 24.
Alwyn Uytingco & Jennica Garcia
We’d like to preface this couple’s split by saying that: yes, they’re back together!
But before this reconciliation happened, Jennica confirmed her separation from Alwyn last May. Since the split, Alwyn persisted in bringing their family back together. Alwyn’s perseverance paid off!
Aljur Abrenica & Kylie Padilla
Netizens had a series of field days over Aljur and Kylie’s exchange of cryptic and blatantly heated social media posts after confirming their split last July.
In a YouTube vlog uploaded last November, Kylie assured her dad Robin Padilla that she and Aljur are now “okay.”
AJ Raval & Axel Torres
This year, we saw AJ get involved in the Aljur-Kylie timeline, but before that, AJ herself detailed her breakup with former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Axel Torres.
AJ cited the reason of their breakup as “marami kaming naging problema sa career” in a virtual conference last May.
Maggie Wilson & Victor Consunji
Last September, the Binibining Pilipinas World 2007 titleholder announced her split from husband Victor Consunji after over a decade of marriage.
Maggie is now linked to rumored boyfriend businessman Tim Connor.
LJ Reyes & Paolo Contis
Another couple that ended on a controversial note this year is longtime partners LJ and Paolo.
LJ tearfully opened up about the breakup in an interview with Boy Abunda on September 1: “Kumapit po ako. Kung walang bata, okay lang. 'Di ko ipipilit sarili ko.”
Following their separation, LJ moved to New York with Aki, her 11-year-old son with Paolo Avelino, and Summer, her 2-year-old daughter with Paolo Contis.
Paolo is now rumored to be dating Yen Santos.
Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik
Last October, a little over a year after giving birth to their daughter Khai, Gigi and Zayn made it known that they are officially over.
Prior to their separation, Gigi’s mother Yolanda Hadid made claims that Zayn “struck her” in the middle of a disagreement.
Kiko Estrada & Heaven Peralejo
Approximately a month after Kiko and Heaven went public with their relationship in August, each of them completely wiped each other’s pictures off their social media accounts. Naturally, that sparked breakup rumors among netizens.
>Heaven confirmed she’s single in October, saying that “she doesn’t need any relationship.”
Janine Gutierrez & Rayver Cruz
Detailing that there was no third party involved and they simply “drifted apart,” a source close to the couple confirmed Janine and Rayver are a couple no more.
Janine and Rayver’s breakup made headlines in November, but the source said that they called it quits sometime in October.
Alodia Gosiengfiao & Wil Dasovich
Wala na kame. It’s been a while,” Alodia Gosiengfiao officially spoke of the ending of her four-year relationship with Wil Dasovich in November.
Days later, Alodia further opened up about the split: “You know, things happen for a reason, I guess. 'Pag hindi talaga, not meant to be."
Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes
Camila and Shawn have officially parted ways after more than two years of dating.
They issued a joint statement on Instagram on November 17: "Hey guys, we've decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever. We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward.”
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