15+ 2018 Celebrity Breakups We're Still Not Over

Diply 15 Oct 2018

2018's been rough for all sorts of reasons, and if you're looking for the celebrity dating world to make you feel like everything is going to be okay, you might end up feeling more than a little bit disappointed.

Quite a few of the breakups we've seen over the last year have left us shook, and there are some we still haven't recovered from.

1. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

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We're going to start you off a little bit easier before getting into the really heartbreaking stuff. Back in March, Zayn announced on Twitter that the couple had decided to break things off. Thankfully for Zigi stans, the split didn't last long, and the couple was seen together less than a month later.

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2. Devin Antin and Lauren Bushnell

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Last year saw The Bachelor winner Lauren Bushnell call it quits from her season's Bachelor Ben Higgins, so when Bushnell announced she was dating new beau Devin Antin, we were all rooting for her. Antin comes from her pre-Bachelor life, but, ultimately, the pair decided that it just wasn't going to work out long-term and called things off after about a year.

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3. Bella Clark and Shep Rose

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When Southern Charm standout Shep Rose spun off to make RelationShep in hopes of finding love, we were all shocked when he ultimately chose Bella — and not one of the two finalists — as the one he wanted to be with.

As is often the case with televised romances, with the pressure off, the two just realized they didn't have all that much in common.

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4. Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

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This one's so fresh that we're not even sure how to feel, but TMZ is reporting that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called off their engagement.

Rumors are clearly already swirling, and people are taking sides, like Twitter user @MeanMrGene, who wrote “'Oh my God! I thought they’d be together forever!' .... said no one.....ever."

It's hard to not get invested, but we have to trust that the split is the right call for the couple.

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5. Jenna Cooper and Jordan Kimball


It's inevitable that we're going to get our hopes up for relationships we've been watching from the beginning, and Bachelor in Paradisewas no exception.Our honeymoon period with Jenna Cooper and Jordan Kimball was particularly short-lived, with reports of cheating on Jenna's behalf emerging the day after their season's finale aired. Since then, Cooper has been working hard to clear her name so she can move forward.

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6. Roger Matthews and Jenni "JWoww" Farley

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As much as we might not be over the news of Jenny Farley splitting from her husband of three years, Roger Mathews is even less accepting. His social media posts of late have included pledges to win his wife back, and surprising her with a romantic anniversary date.

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7. Younes Bendjima and Kourtney Kardashian

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As inevitable as it seems that there's always a Kardashian breakup going on, it doesn't mean we weren't rooting for Kourtney and model Younes Bendjima.

The split was short-lived according to Us Weekly, and the two got back together. Apparently, the breakup was the result of a misunderstanding, so perhaps it was just a bump in the road on the way to happiness.

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8. John Cena and Nikki Bella

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After a very public engagement in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania 33 last year, it seemed that John was finally ready to settle down and make a lifelong commitment to Nikki Bella.

But that attitude ultimately led to Bella calling off the engagement, with one source telling People that it seemed like Cena was "gritting his teeth the whole way."

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9. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

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I know, right? It's been a busy year for Justin Bieber, and with all of the news about his relationship with and engagement to Hailey Baldwin, it's easy to forget that 2017 ended with an apparent Jelena reunion. But, by March, the two had called it off again.

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10. Jacob Sartorius and Millie Bobby Brown

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It would be weird if we just assumed that a couple of 16- and 14-year-olds was going to be together forever. Still, it's a bummer to see anyone go through breakups, particularly so publicly.

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11. Tia Booth and Colton Underwood


It's one thing break up after your season airs, but it's a whole other thing to watch it happen again, along with the rest of the world. Week 4 of the most recent season of Bachelor in Paradisesaw Colton decide it wasn't going to work out, and both left the show. Underwood isn't giving up, though, as he will be the next Bachelor.

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12. Christopher Jarecki and Alicia Silverstone

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Alicia Silverstone's relationship with Christopher Jarecki isn't exactly one that's been lighting up the tabloids, but it's still a bit of a disappointment to hear that their 13-year relationship ultimately wasn't working out.

Still, there's not really any such thing as a good relationship that ends in divorce, so we're hoping that everyone involved is staying true to themselves.

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13. Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart

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There's no question that we lean on long-term celebrity relationships to keep our faith in love alive.

If a couple like Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart can't make it work, then where does that leave the rest of us? But, more seriously, we understand that people always need to do what's best for them, and when the couple stated in a statement to USA Today that "After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family," we've got to respect that.

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14. Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen

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They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it kind of seems like “they” have never actually been in a long-distance relationship.

When Sarah Silverman announced her breakup with Michael Sheen, she summed it up on Twitter saying, “We just live in different countries & it got hard.”

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15. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

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This one hurt. I know it's not my place to be affected by other people's relationships, but still. We watched these two meet in Step Up, we watched them lip sync battle against each other, and we thought they'd be together forever.

The couple has moved on enough now that both are dating other people, even if Channing Tatum's new girlfriend looks a lot like Jenna.

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16. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

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2011 was truly a different time — we had feathers braided into our hair, Gossip Girl was gospel, and Jennifer Aniston finally got the man she deserved.

Justin Theroux admired her successes and slayed street style with her — but just like the rest, he ultimately destroyed our high hopes for the Ross-and-Rachel romance we know Jen deserves.

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17. Halsey and G-Easy

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These two actually broke up twice in 2018 — first in the summer (later rekindling) and then again in October. The final straw, according to People, was when they unfollowed each other on social media.

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18. Sean "Diddy" Combs and Cassie Ventura

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These two were publically dating a full six years before they decided to call it quits in 2018, says People.

However, Hot New Hip Hop noticed the other day that Cassie posted a birthday message (above) for Diddy on Instagram. So, maybe this one is less a breakup and more just a break.

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19. Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth

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Two years after a truly movie-esque commitment ceremony in a Las Vegas chapel (officiated by an Elvis impersonator, no less) that was covered by People, Shia and Mia decided to call it quits, People also reports.

We know what you're thinking, but still, we wanted this Vegas wedding to turn out!

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20. Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge

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We loved this couple because they reminded us of a simpler time: the early-2000s. Unfortunately, after five months of dating, these two couldn't make things work in 2018.

This was their second try at dating, too, according to People. Then again, perhaps the third time's the charm?

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21. Camila Mendes and Victor Houston

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If you're a fan of Netflix's Riverdale, then you were likely sad to notice the ceasing of cute Instagram pics featuring Camila Mendes and Victor Houston. That's because they ended things this year after a few months of dating, E! Online reports.

Although, if you're really a Riverdale fan, then you may be pleased to learn that Camila is now dating her co-star, Charles Melton.

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22. Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn

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After nine months of the internet shipping Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn, the men decided to go their separate ways, The Sun says.

It's even sadder when you realize (well, suspect) that Sam's song, "Baby, You Make Me Crazy," was about Brandon.

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23. Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet

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After several months of being together, People wrote that Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet parted ways this year. We thought they made a super cute pair, so yes, we're definitely sad to see this one end.

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There you have it: All the 2018 celeb breakups we're not over.


There are still a few more months left in 2018, so let's hope the rest of the year is gentle on our hearts.

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