2015 has been one hell of a year for the garden variety celebrity with couples such as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds celebrating the birth of their daughter, Taylor Swift hooking up with global DJ Calvin Harris, and A-lister Jennifer Aniston finally tying the knot with actor beau Justin Theroux. However, for every couple that meets a milestone, there’s one that parts ways, whether amicably or not.
So, in case you needed a mid-year round-up of some of the year’s biggest breakups and most notable celebrity splits, here are just some of the relationship casualties of 2015 so far.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Yes, we know they’re a reality TV couple, so the fact they’ve broken up should be taken with a pinch of salt, but we still can’t help but feel sorry for the two people who made Keeping Up With the Kardashians tolerable viewing. Who knows quite why Kourtney and Scott have split up, but we wouldn’t quite put this one down to some scripted sensationalised storytelling — or at least that’s what our hearts of hearts is praying for.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Transformers star Megan Fox and her actor husband Brian Austin Green recently called it splits after a five-year marriage and a ten-year on-and-off relationship. The pair remained one of Hollywood’s most low-key couples but despite their respective successes in Hollywood — or maybe rather because of them — Fox and Green have separated, with an aim to divorcing.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
They’ve given us some of the most classic tunes of the ’90s and ’00s but it turns out that even the coolest pop power couple can stop making good music, as evidenced by the split between musician Gavin Rossdale and his pop star wife Gwen Stefani. The couple announced their impending divorce after 13 years of marriage. We’ll just be playing ‘Don’t Speak‘ for the next four months then…
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
It seemed like a match made in pop star heaven — he was in the world’s biggest boy band, she was in a frankly massive girl band, both of them stalwarts of a reality TV competition — but our collective hearts broke in July when Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, broke up with Perrie Edwards, of Little Mix. With rumours circulating that he dumped her by text, attention is still huge on this brutal split, with tensions between Malik and his ex reaching new heights, and our hope that they’ll reconcile spiraling lower and lower.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
This one came as a big shock to fans of the power couple of the American country scene, but musicians Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their separation earlier this year, amid rumours of infidelity. There’s plenty of jokes to be had about the music dying, but when it comes to this unhappy news, we’re nothing but sad that the arguable king and queen of the country music industry have decided to call it quits.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Possibly the biggest A-List breakup on this list, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been a top-tier power couple for over a decade since starring together in the dire Marvel movie Daredevil; however, they shocked millions when they announced their separation a couple of months ago, following rumours of an affair with a member of their personal staff.
Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy
Possibly the saddest break up on this list, the original ‘it couple’ Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced their own split this year ahead of their new scripted show coming to ABC. While the couple have had their ups and downs over the years, this split seems permanent — at least for now. Who’s to say that the flames of romance might not be rekindled on the set of their new show, alongside their fellow Muppets castmates…?
Who has been your biggest, saddest celebrity breakup of 2015 so far? Let us know in the comments below!