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The Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2023

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Never get too invested in a celebrity relationship. Unfortunately, in the world of Hollywood, couples break up and make up on a dime. Just when you start thinking a specific couple is in it for the long haul, an Instagram story announcing their separation will bring you back to reality. The art of a celebrity breakup announcement has evolved in recent years, and these days there are a number of ways public figures can announce their split—social media, podcasts, magazine interviews just to name a few. Because of that, it can be easy to miss out on these important relationship updates, so we’re keeping track of all the celebrity breakups all year long, so you don’t continue supporting a couple that ended things months ago.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

The second time was not the charm for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. About six weeks after rekindling their romance, the pair have called it quits again.

“Shawn and Camila have a lot of history and they tested the waters again after coming back into each other’s lives,” a source told The Sun. “But it was just a fling and they’ve put an end to it now.”

Mendes and Cabello began their relationship in 2019 and split near the end of 2021 after nearly two years of dating. In April of this year, they again sparked dating rumors after they were caught together at Coachella and Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, but ultimately decided to go their separate ways.

“They realized it was probably a mistake to give things another shot,” an insider said to the outlet. “Things ended between them the first time for a reason, after all.”

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy
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Taylor Swift and Matty Healy have ended their brief, and much talked about, relationship after about three months according to TMZ. "[Taylor] had fun with him, but it was always casual," a source close to the singer told People. "There is no drama, and who knows what could happen again. It was a good time and ran its course.”

The pair first sparked dating rumors in April when they were pictured multiple times at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City as well as various stops on Swift’s Eras tour. Healy also hung out with Swift’s dad during the Philadelphia stop of her tour. The artists have known each other since 2014 when Swift attended a 1975 concert, the band in which Healy is the frontman, but remained as friends up until this year.

“Everyone who really knows her has been saying all along that this was a fun, good time thing that would last as long as it lasted and would be no big deal once it was done,” a source told Page Six.

Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford
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Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford called it quits after less than a year together. “We can confirm Billie and Jesse did split amicably and remain good friends,” a representative for Eilish said in a statement to Page Six.

Rumors of a romance between Eilish, 21, and Rutherford, 31, began swirling in October of last year. The pair made it official just one month later by way of a controversial Instagram post where they wore costumes poking fun at the public criticism surrounding their age difference.

Despite the musicians’ short relationship, they did manage to make a few public appearances together—most notably in Gucci pajamas at the LACMA Art + Film Gala and at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

In a November interview with Vanity Fair, Eilish spoke about her relationship with the musician: "It's really cool, and I'm really excited and I'm really happy about it," she said of the relationship. "I managed to get my life to a point where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest, but pulled his ass. Are you kidding me? Can we just [get a] round of applause for me."

Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin
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After three years of marriage, Addison Timlin has filed for divorce from her husband, Jeremy Allen White, according to TMZ. Not much is known about the circumstances surrounding the split at this time.

White and Timlin first met on the set of the 2008 film, Afterschool. It was revealed they were dating in 2013, and in 2018, Timlin gave birth to their first child, daughter Ezer. A year later, White and Timlin tied the knot at a Beverly Hills courthouse, and in 2020, they welcomed their second daughter, Dolores.

When White took home the Golden Globe for his role in The Bear earlier this year, he spoke about Timlin on stage. “I love you deep in my bones, thank you for all that you do, thank you for everything that you've done,” he said.

Cher and Alexander Edwards
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Cher and Alexander “AE” Edwards have split after about five months of dating, according to TMZ. Not too much info is known about the break-up between the 76-year-old singer and her 37-year-old now-ex. However, there were previous rumors the two were engaged, though those have been debunked upon their split.

Speculation around the couple initially began in November 2022, when Cher posted a photo of AE on Twitter. The singer then followed up the picture with another Tweet, writing that she would not defend their relationship and 39-year age gap. “I’m Not Defending us,” she said. “Haters are Gonna Hate…Doesn’t Matter That we’re Happy & Not Bothering Anyone.” It was also during that time that she confirmed she met AE in Paris during fashion week, though she didn’t clarify when they started dating.

In December, Cher showed off a large diamond ring on Twitter, leading many to believe the pair got engaged. The singer played into that speculation, flashing the ring to the paparazzi during an outing and responding, “It’s going OK,” when asked about the engagement. Now, though, we know Cher and AE were simply having fun, and he never actually popped the question.

Glen Powell and Gigi Paris
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Glen Powell and model Gigi Paris called it quits, but it seems like their break up may not have had anything to do with Powell’s current costar, Sydney Sweeney, as many assumed. According to People, Powell and Paris broke up weeks before the rumors with Sweeney hit the Internet.

“Gigi and Glen had broken up several times,” a source told the site. “They had been on the rocks since Top Gun came out. Gigi was never happy with the long distance filming and when she came to Australia they both decided to break up for good.” Powell just wrapped work on his new romcom, Anyone But You, with Sweeney in Australia, and it was the photos and videos of them on set that led many to believe something was going on between the actors. Then, Paris unfollowed Sweeney on Instagram, but the source insisted that had nothing to do with the rumors.

“Gigi only unfollowed Sydney on social media because Sydney never followed her back,” they said. “This had nothing to do with Glen and Sydney. Gigi is aware that Glen and Sydney never hooked up. He takes his work very seriously and it was tough on the relationship."

Halsey and Alev Aydin
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Hasley has split from her film producer boyfriend, Alev Aydin, People confirmed. According to a source, the breakup was “amicable” and they plan to co-parent their son, Ender Ridley Aydin, whom they welcomed in July 2021.

The singer was initially linked to Aydin in 2019 when they attended a Los Angeles Lakers game together. Then, in January 2021, Halsey announced the pregnancy on Instagram with a photo shoot. Over the years, the couple has shared moments from their relationship in interviews, as well as on social media, with the singer most recently posting about Aydin on Valentine’s Day

According to court documents, Halsey filed a petition on April 5th where she asked for full custody of the 21-month-old with “reasonable visitation” for Aydin.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
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Swifties worldwide were in shambles when it was revealed that the songstress and her boyfriend of six years had called it quits. According to Entertainment Tonight, the split was “not dramatic.” A source close to the couple said the relationship had just “run its course.” Apparently, they ended things a few weeks ago, which is why the Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk actor hasn’t been seen at any of Swift’s Eras Tour shows.

Swift and Alwyn started dating in late 2016 and were extremely private throughout their relationship. Of course, Swift wrote many songs about her boyfriend while they were together, including “Lavender Haze,” on her most recent album, Midnights. Alwyn also wrote a few songs with Swift under the pseudonym William Bowery, and is credited on tracks like “Sweet Nothing,” “Exile,” “Betty,” and “Champagne Problems,” among others.

Elle Fanning and Max Minghella
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Fanning very casually confirmed her split from actor Max Minghella during an interview with Harper's Bazaar U.K. Fanning and Minghella started dating around 2018 after meeting on the set of Teen Spirit, a film starring Fanning which Minghella wrote and directed. The two kept things fairly private during their multi-year relationship, though they did make their red carpet debut at the Met Gala in 2019, and Fanning most recently joined Minghella at the premiere for his latest film, Babylon in December.

Brie Larson and Elijah Allan-Blitz
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Larson announced her split from the virtual reality director during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. The actress was giving an update on her life and mentioned, “I don't have a next job. I don't have a home. I don't have a partner. I don't have a plan. I'm just completely open.”

The actress sparked dating rumors with Allan-Blitz in July 2019 when they were photographed kissing just six months after she called off her engagement with actor and musician Alex Greenwald. The two made their debut as a couple at the Oscars in 2020 and later attended many events together to promote their joint projects like the 2022 short film, Remembering.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
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Many were shocked when Witherspoon took to Instagram in March to announce that she and her husband of 11 years, Toth, were getting a divorce. “We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together,” they wrote in a joint statement.

Reese and Toth got engaged in December 2010 and married just four months later on her ranch in Ojai, California. The two share a 10-year-old son together named Tennessee James.

Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby
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Williand and Selby split in February after five years together. The Game of Thrones star shared the news on her Instagram story, marking “the end of an era.”

Williams and Selby were known as quite the fashionable pair when they were together, often sitting side-by-side front row at various fashion shows. Selby also helped design a handful of William’s red carpet looks, including her JW Anderson dress for the Emmys in 2019 and Met Gala look in 2021. Despite breaking up, Williams promised that their working relationship would continue.

“Since we met 5 years ago, our connection always extended deeply into our shared, and separate, creative careers...and it will continue to do so,” Williams said in the statement.

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun
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The two artists went their separate ways in February, ending their year-long engagement following two months of being on-and-off, according to People. The news came after Lavigne was spotted out to dinner with the rapper Tyga in Los Angeles.

When the photos of Tyga and Lavigne came out, it apparently came as a shock to Mod Sun, as his rep told People that the pair was “together and engaged” as far as he knew. At that point, though, it seemed Lavigne had already moved on and Tyga and the Canadian singer would later go on to to attend Paris Fashion Week together as a couple.

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