Sadly, many of our favorite celebrity couples called it quits this year. 2018 may not be over yet, but these relationship are. Let’s look at the biggest celebrity breakups of 2018.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan split after nine years of marriage. The couple split amicably, squashing any rumors of cheating or unhappiness. Channing and Jenna felt that they would be better off pursuing a new path in their lives, are still great friends and have a lot of love for each other. They continue to co-parent their five-year-old daughter, Everly, and see what new adventures life has in store for them.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, or “ZiGi” as their young fans called them, split up this year after two years of dating. While an amicable split by all appearances, the breakup hit their fans hard as many were very invested in their public relationship. Some fans hope for a rekindling of their romance, as they have briefly broken up before and gotten back together.
Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman
Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman met on the set of Masters of Sex and began dating in 2014. Michael moved back to the UK where his daughter is attending college while Silverman maintained her residence in Los Angeles, CA. The distance finally became too much for the couple, and Sarah announced their split in early 2018.
NAS and Nicki Minaj
NAS and Nicki Minaj had a short-lived but very public relationship. Together for only seven months, the couple cited distance as the reason for their split. NAS lives in Los Angeles, CA and Nicki lives in Miami, FL. While they tried to make it work, they couldn’t keep the relationship alive over that distance. The pair bears each other no ill will but won’t be maintaining a friendship.
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani were a couple for nine years before their breakup was announced earlier this year. While no official statement on the cause of the breakup, it has been speculated that Anderson’s frequent travel for work was the issue. The pair remains friends, still owns property together and resides in the same house.
Christopher Jarecki and Alicia Silverstone
Together for 20 years and married for 13, Christopher Jarecki and Alicia Silverstone ended their relationship in early 2018. Their relationship was known for their joint support of veganism and being ecologically minded, so much so that they lived together in Alicia’s eco-house. The only publicly known reason for the split is “irreconcilable differences,” as seen in their divorce paperwork and the statement issued by the couple stated that the split was mutual. Christopher and Alicia will continue to co-parent their 7-year-old son, Bear.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Together for seven years, and married for two, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston announced their breakup in February of this year. The announcement came the day after Valentine’s Day, explaining that they decision was made with love and by made together. Justin and Jennifer are great friends and hope to continue being friends as their lives move forward from the separation. While the couple would have preferred to keep their split private, their very public lives did not allow for that.
Shia LeBouf and Mia Goth
Shia LeBouf and Mia Goth were married for two years, a couple for four years before that and broke up during the summer of 2018. They had a tumultuous relationship, marked by public fights, threats and splitting up several times. Four years into their six-year relationship, Shia and Mia married in a “Vegas-style” wedding, complete with an Elvis impersonator and was accidentally live-streamed. Shia has begun dating again.
John Cena and Nikki Bella
John Cena and Nikki Bella were together for six years and became engaged in 2017. In April of 2018, the couple called off their engagement and announced their split. For several months after the split, John and Nikki tried to work on their relationship and continue plans to get married. At the end of July 2018, the couple again called off the wedding and separated from each other. There is no public animosity between John and Nikki. Nikki has said that while they had a wonderful relationship she needed something different for her life.
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande first met when they were both dating other people. They began dating in May of this year and were quickly engaged by the end of June. Over the course of their relationship, the pair got several tattoos both matching and about each other. Pete and Ariana have also received lots of public backlash. They stuck together through these issues, but their relationship ended in October 2018, not long after SNL premiered its new season and Davidson discussed their relationship on-air. Some believe that the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller played a part in the relationship ending, but neither party has made a statement to the cause of their split.