The Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2022

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It was only a matter of time before we saw a celebrity couple call it quits in 2022. Still, formerly beloved couple Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet’s split less than two weeks into the year came as a shock. The actors went the public route, releasing a joint statement on Instagram, whereas model Chanel Iman and NFL player Sterling Shepard, also newly separated, have stayed mum. If only every celebrity couple could have as good of a year as Julia Fox and Kanye West had for those six extremely memorable weeks at 2021’s start. Stay up to date on the year’s biggest breakups, here.

Nia Long and Ime Udoka
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Actress Nia Long and former NBA player-turned-head coach Ime Udoka had been together since 2010. Now, the pair have split after Udoka was suspended following allegations of his affair with a female subordinate in the Boston Celtics organization.

"The situation is unfortunate and painful, but Nia is focusing on her children and rebuilding her life," a source told People.

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde
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The drama surrounding the film Don’t Worry Drama overshadowed any drama surrounding their personal relationship, but in the end Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde made a mutual decision to split. Though, the gossip pages at the time reported there was no “bad blood.”

Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck.
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The golden couple of TikTok broke up in November, though little reason was given.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
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The fact that there had been trouble in paradise between Tom and Gisele and had pretty much been an open secret ever since Brady’s decision to unretire from football. Though, the couple decided to privately settle their divorce before announcing the news publicly.

Robin Wright and Clément Giraudet
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TMZ has reported that Robin Wright and Clément Giraudet’s four-year marriage came to an end after “irreconcilable differences” earlier this year. The 56-year-old actor and 37-year-old Saint Laurent executive wed at a private ceremony in La Roche-sur-le-Buis, France a year into their relationship in 2018. Wright last commented on her partnership with the Frenchman in 2020, telling Jimmy Kimmel that their marriage was going “great” amid lockdown. “He loves living [in Los Angeles],” she said. “He just cannot get over how bad drivers are in L.A....maybe that’s why he married me—because I can actually drive.”

Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard
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Almost two months after news broke that Emily Ratajkowski had split from her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Page Six is reporting the model has officially filed for divorce. According to the site, Ratajkowski’s filing is being contested, meaning things might not go as simply as she hoped.

Back in July, it was reported that Bear-McClard had cheated on Ratajkowski. Though that was never confirmed, the model has made it clear that she is no longer with Bear-McClard. Recently, she posted a TikTok where she revealed she’s “a recently single person who’s thinking about dating.”

Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard publicly announced their relationship in early 2018 before getting married just two weeks later in a courthouse ceremony. They welcomed their son, Sylvester, in March 2021. The duo was last spotted together in May 2022, about two months before the initial breakup rumors.

Olivia Rodrigo and Zack Bia
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The Sour songstress and the surprisingly connected DJ first sparked romance rumors after being spotted at a Super Bowl party back in February, but apparently the pair fizzled out. Rodrigo, 19, and Bia, 26, had been spotted out and about in Los Angeles, but never even made it to the “red carpet official” stage. “They were casually dating but haven't spent time together in a while,” a source told Us Weekly. “There were no issues — they both have different work schedules and different friend groups.”

Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
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Vincent Kartheiser has filed for divorce from his wife of eight years, Alexis Bledel, People has confirmed.

The couple originally met on the set of Mad Men in 2012 where Kartheiser stared as Pete Campbell. Bledel joined the cast for season five to portray Campbell’s mistress and not long after their joint appearance on the show, the actors were spotted kissing in public. They later tied the knot in 2014 and welcomed a son together a year later.

Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks
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Liam Hemsworth and his girlfriend of three years, Gabrielle Brooks, reportedly broke up “a couple of months ago,” according to In Touch. A source told the site that Brooks is “heartbroken” about the split, but Hemsworth, “didn’t want to be tied down.” Apparently, work has gotten busier for the actor now that the pandemic has subsided.

The couple is thought to have started dating around December 2019, not too long after Hemsworth’s split from Miley Cyrus and following a brief fling with actress Maddison Brown. Relationship rumors began when Brooks and Hemsworth were spotted having lunch with Hemsworth’s parents. At the time, a source told In Touch that the Hemsworths felt Brooks was “a much better fit for their son” than Cyrus.

Florence Pugh and Zach Braff
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After months of speculation that this much-discussed relationship had reached its end, Florence Pugh confirmed the breakup to Harper’s Bazaar, saying she and Braff ended things a few months ago after about three years together.

"We've been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it's been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on," Pugh said. "We just felt something like this would really do us the benefit of not having millions of people telling us how happy they are that we're not together. So we've done that. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it."

Pugh and Braff faced criticism of their 21-year age gap since the beginning of their relationship, with Pugh often speaking out against the comments. “I think it bugs people that it's not who they expected,” she told the Sunday Times back in July 2021. “But it's my life and I'm not doing anything to please people or to make it a better headline or story. I want to also be a person!”

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson
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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have reportedly broken up after 9 months. "They did break up this week amicably due to distance and schedules," a source told CNN. The relationship dates back to Kardashian’s hosting duty on Saturday Night Live in October 2021 (notably after Kardashian’s separation with Kanye West and Davidson’s breakup with Phoebe Dynevor). The relationship had become increasingly public in 2022, with a joint appearance on the Met Gala red carpet and Davidson spotted in a trailer for an upcoming season of the Kardashian’s upcoming Hulu show. Though, Davidson has spent much of the summer in Australia filming the movie Wizards! An E! News source adds that they still retail "a lot of love and respect for each other," but geographic distance "made it really difficult to maintain a relationship."

Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery
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Hilary Rhoda, the high fashion model also known for her Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue work, and Sean Avery, the retired hockey player who once famously interned for Vogue, have called it quits. According to the New York Post, Rhoda has filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” The pair first got engaged in 2013 before marrying in 2015. They have one child together, and reportedly have a pre-nup.

Chelsea Manning and Grimes
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2022’s most unexpected power couple is apparently no more. Page Six reports that activist Chelsea Manning and musician Grimes have parted ways. The pair were first linked back in March (news that also confirmed Grimes was decidedly no longer with her former partner Elon Musk). The Page Six source the pair “had been breaking up for a while.”

Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick
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Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick have split following a very quiet multi-year relationship, according to Entertainment Tonight. The break up is slightly surprising, considering in March a source told ET that "Bill and Anna are in love and very happy in their relationship, and enjoying their time together." Of course, a lot can change in a few months.

It is assumed the pair started dating around the end of 2020, though they stayed very quiet about their relationship throughout the past few years. "They are both very private people,” a source told People earlier this year, adding that the pandemic helped them keep things a secret. Hader and Kendrick were never seen publicly together throughout their time dating and we never got a red carpet appearance from the couple. Unfortunately, now it seems like we never will.

Kanye West and Chaney Jones
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West and his latest latest fling, Chaney Jones, have reportedly called it quits. According to TMZ, the pair recently visited Japan together and broke up soon after.

West and Jones were initially spotted together in February, not long after he split with Julia Fox. The Internet immediately noted Jones’ striking resemblance to Kardashian upon news of the relationship, and the fact that West seemed to immediately start dressing the 24-year-old, as he is known to do with his girlfriends. West also took Jones on many trips and, of course, gifted her a Birkin during their time together. The two seemingly got pretty serious before their break up, with Jones even getting “Ye” tattooed on her wrist. As of now, neither has confirmed the split, though Jones did delete all traces of West from her Instagram and West has already been spotted out with another woman.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey
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According to a source close whom People describes as close to the couple, Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey are “completely heartbroken” to have called off their relationship after a year and a half. Rumors that they were dating started at the end of 2020, and Harvey, the 25-year-old model and daughter of Steve Harvey, made things Instagram official at the start of 2021.

The relationship was marked a milestone for Jordan: Last December, he told the Hollywood Reporter that he had “finally found out what love was,” meaning he at long last felt he had the “life experience” to play romantic roles. The pair made their red carpet debut this past March, at Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars after-party. They have yet to publicly comment on the reported breakup, though Harvey seems to have deleted all traces of their relationship from her Instagram.

Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein
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Busy Philipps revealed on her podcast that she and husband Marc Silverstein split in February of last year. "It's been a really long time now, that Marc and I have been separated," she said. The actress explained that she and Silverstein didn’t want to put out statements at the time. “It made us sick, both of us,” she said. “Truly ill.” While they still haven’t “fully processed” the breakup, they felt it was the right time for Philipps to announce the news.

Philipps and Silverstein married in 2007 and share two children together. They are currently trying something out called “the nesting method” where the kids stay in one house and Philipps and Silverstein take turns living there. “Obviously, it's not for everyone,” she said. “There's a lot of complication and hardship within the arrangement sometimes for the two of us. The trick, obviously, and the point is to not have that be a thing that the kids feel or see.”

Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams
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Madonna has reportedly broken up with her 28-year-old dancer boyfriend, Ahlamalik Williams, after three years together. According to The Sun, Madonna revealed to friends that she is single after the pair “amicably decided to separate.”

Madonna and Williams first started dating in 2019, but have apparently “been on and off” for awhile, according to a source. In fact, they haven’t been seen together since January. “They are still on good terms and there are no hard feelings but they are at different places with their lives,” the source said, adding that Williams has moved out of Madonna’s home.

Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus
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After almost three decades together, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus have announced they’re ending their marriage. In the divorce filings, obtained by Entertainment Tonight, it was revealed the pair has not lived together for over two years, with Tish citing “irreconcilable differences” as the grounds for their divorce.

Billy Ray and Tish married in 1993 and have five kids together—Miley, Noah, Braison, Trace, and Brandi. This is actually the third time the couple has filed for divorce. In October 2010, Billy Ray filed before the pair made up a year later. Then, in 2013, it was Tish’s turn. This time, it was once again Tish who led the charge.

Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne
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While doing press for the upcoming season of Russian Doll, Natasha Lyonne revealed that she and Fred Armisen recently broke up after eight years together. The actress didn’t hint at when exactly the split occurred, but she did reveal the reason.

“I had been there living with Fred [Armisen] and during COVID. I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. Lyonne continued, saying she and Armisen still love each other and keep in touch, “but Freddy doesn’t like a swimming pool.”

“It might seem like a mundane reason for a breakup, but during that pandemic, you’ve got to get your laps — I’m like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer,” she said. “So, I got myself a house with a pool out in Los Angeles. So that’s the real scandal.”

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley
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Page Six reports Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley have called off their engagement after less than two years together. Rodgers revealed he popped the question to the actress back in February 2021 while accepting the NFL MVP Award. Since then, the football player has been embroiled in a vaccine-related drama, though a source says Woodley was supportive of Rodgers throughout. Apparently, though, Rodgers recently got “cold feet” and Woodley felt neglected in their relationship, leading to the split.

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly

Us Weekly revealed the Daily Show host and actress are no longer together and, according to a source, “have been broken up for awhile.” Apparently, “there is no ill will and everything is amicable between them.”

Noah and Kelly kept their relationship fairly private while they were together. They were first linked in September 2020, though they reportedly starting dating “well before [coronavirus] quarantine started,” a source told Us at the time. Throughout the past two years the pair has been on-and-off, splitting in May 2021 and getting back together a few months later, so it’s hard to know if this breakup will stick.

Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker
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Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker have called it quits after two years together, a source told People. The actress and senator originally met in summer 2018 at a political fundraiser, but didn’t start dating until months later. In May 2020, Dawson moved in with Booker in Newark, New Jersey, as he worked on his presidential campaign. Neither Booker nor Dawson have publicly commented on the situation, but according to People’s source, the pair remain close friends despite the breakup.

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund
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Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund split in early January, according to several sources who spoke with People. The actors started dating in March of 2019, and Roberts gave birth to their son Rhodes in December of 2020. They reportedly plan to co-parent the toddler, who celebrated his first birthday late last year.

Pamela Anderson and Dan Hayhurst

In mid-January, Pamela Anderson confirmed that her fourth marriage, to her former bodyguard Dan Hayhurt, had ended in divorce. The pair had been living together in Canada since their wedding at Anderson’s home on Vancouver Island in December of 2020.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
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Jason Momoa sent his millions of followers into shock on Wednesday, January 13, when he shared a message from himself and Lisa Bonet that no one saw coming: Sixteen years into their marriage, they have decided to part ways. “We share this not because we think it's newsworthy ~ But so that~ as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty,” the actors wrote. “The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other ~to be who we are learning to become.”

Momoa and Bonet, who officially married in 2017, reportedly first met at a jazz club in 2005. At that point, Momoa already had feelings for Bonet, whom he grew up watching on The Cosby Show. The pair welcomed their first child, Lola, in 2007, and another named Nakoa-Wolf a year later. They concluded the message by stating their devotion to their children is “unwavering.”

Delilah Belle Hamlin and Eyal Booker
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A little over a week into 2022, model Delilah Belle Hamlin and former Love Island contestant Eyal Booker confirmed to People that their two-year relationship was no more. The pair met in 2019, a year after Booker starred on the British reality show.

Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard
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Model Chanel Iman and New York Giants player Sterling Shepard officially called it quits after the latter quietly filed for divorce last June. The pair started dating in January of 2018, and by the end of that same year, Shepard had proposed. A star-studded wedding soon followed, and the pair went on to welcome two daughters, Cali Clay and Cassie Snow. Neither Iman nor Shepard has publicly commented on the split, which People reported less than a week into 2022. At least we’ve still got Tom Brady and Gisele.

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