The year 2023 has seen its fair share of celebrity relationships reach their final chapter, each one bringing its own blend of heartache, shock, and sometimes, relief.
Never, ever getting back together.
Here, we delve into the most significant celebrity splits of the year, exploring the circumstances that led to their parting and the aftermath of their decisions.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
In October, Meryl Streep and her husband Don Gummer decided to end their relationship. The couple had been separated for over six years, as revealed by Page Six. Their publicist stated, “Don Gummer and Meryl Streep have been separated for more than six years, and while they will always care for each other, they have chosen lives apart.”
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd decided to part ways after five years of marriage. According to court documents, Morris filed for divorce on October 2, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple had met during a songwriting session and share a three-and-a-half-year-old son, Hayes.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith
In October, Jodie Turner-Smith filed for divorce from her husband, actor Joshua Jackson. The couple had been married for three years and share a daughter. According to court documents, Turner-Smith is seeking joint custody of their child.
Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert
In September, Teyana Taylor revealed that she and her husband, former NBA player Iman Shumpert, had decided to end their seven-year marriage. Despite the split, the couple shared that they remain best friends and committed co-parents to their two children.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman
September also marked the end of an era for one of Hollywood’s most revered couples, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Jackman. After sharing almost three decades as husband and wife, the couple decided to separate to pursue their individual growth.
Their family, they emphasized, remains their highest priority, and they are committed to navigating this transition with love, gratitude, and kindness.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
After a week of speculation, it was confirmed that Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas had decided to divorce. Jonas filed the legal documents, stating that it was in the best interests of their two daughters that the parties have shared parental responsibility.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
After six years of marriage, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef announced their decision to separate in July. The couple stated that they would continue to maintain a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on peace and friendship to raise their children.
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford
In July, Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford ended their relationship amicably after dating for less than a year. Both artists remain good friends, according to a statement from Eilish’s representative.
Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire
In a shocking announcement in July, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire, revealed that they had decided to separate after 18 years of marriage. The couple stated that they remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other.
Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin
In May 2023, actress Addison Timlin filed for divorce from actor Jeremy Allen White. The couple had been married for over three years and share two children.
It’s over between them.
Love and relationships in the public eye are never easy, and these celebrity couples have faced their share of trials and tribulations. As we reflect on their stories, let’s remember to respect their privacy and wish them well as they navigate their new paths.
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
Jeannie Mai and rapper Jeezy announced their split in late 2023, leaving many people shocked. The couple, who had been together for several years and married in 2020, issued a joint statement confirming their decision to part ways. In their statement, they expressed their mutual respect and admiration for each other, despite their decision to end their romantic relationship.
Things didn’t work out.
Despite the split, both Mai and Jeezy have maintained a positive outlook on their future, vowing to continue supporting each other in their respective careers.
The couple requested respect for their privacy during this transition, emphasizing their commitment to handling their separation with dignity and grace. Neither party has disclosed the exact reason for their split publicly, but they will move forward co-parenting their daughter, Mai.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
Fans were stunned by the news of Britney Spears’ separation from Sam Asghari. The couple, who had been together for nearly six years, announced their split in August. They had been engaged for less than a year, and fans were eagerly anticipating their wedding just last year.
However, in a joint statement, Spears and Asghari confirmed their decision to part ways, underlining that they would remain on good terms with one another and continue to support each other. Spears did say that she was blindsided by the divorce filing, so nobody really knows if these two will really stay on friendly terms.
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
After two years of what seemed to be marital bliss, the couple decided to part ways and filed for divorce. It seems like things were not as perfect as they appeared to be behind closed doors.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
After seven years together, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello surprisingly decided to call it quits on their marriage.
A statement by the couple revealed that while the decision was “difficult,” they’d move on continuing to love and care for one another – just not as a couple.
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky
Kyle Richards’ divorce from Mauricio Umansky wasn’t all that shocking to fans considering there had been rumors about a breakup months prior.
Splitting for good.
But over the summer, the pair confirmed that they had, in fact, been living separate lives. A source told PEOPLE at the time, “Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof. They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family.”
Taylor Swift and Matty Healy
After a brief relationship that reportedly lasted less than a month, Taylor Swift and Matty Healy called it quits. An insider said that the alleged former couple were no longer romantically involved after multiple public outings together.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann
Kim and Kroy separated back in April, but it wasn’t until months later that the pair would move ahead with plans to divorce.
Real Housewives fans will already be aware that these two lasted a pretty long time, after being married for nearly 12 years.
Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling
Eva Marcille also called it quits with her husband, Michael Sterling. The news was shared in March, stating that after four years, the estranged couple had decided to go their separate ways.
Going their separate ways.
“This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but sometimes life takes your journey in a direction you were not expecting,” the model said in a statement.
“Our children remain our biggest priority and the eight and half years we have spent together will always be cherished. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”
Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun
Not even a year after announcing their engagement, Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun decided to split.
Their breakup in February was followed by the news that the singer had started dating rapper Tyga a few weeks later.
At the time that their split became public news, an insider shared”Avril and Mod Sun have been on and off for the past two months, but are no longer together as a couple,”
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
This one certainly came as a shocker. After 18 years, Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner announced their divorce.
A statement from a rep for the actor said “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action.”