17 Celebrity Breakups That Left Us Surprised And Shocked

Hollywood is notorious for a lot of things but rampant breakups and expensive divorces is one of them. Celebrities end relationships all the time, but as people watching from the outside we’re often shocked and heartbroken at the thought of our favorite celebs heading to Splitsville. I mean, if you’re rich and famous and still can’t find lasting love, where is the hope for the rest of us?

Every year celebrity breakups rock Hollywood and 2017 was no different. There were a TON of star splits that shattered our belief in true love and commitment. Check out the following couples who all called it quits in 2017 and see which one shocked you the most (and which ones you already forgot about!).

17. Carmelo and LaLa Anthony

Though the basketball star and his TV personality wife haven’t legally filed for divorce, the two are living separately, at least for now, which counts as a breakup. They had been married for seven years and share a ten-year-old son. Their breakup was announced in April and came after reports that Carmelo Anthony had actually cheated on LaLa. She was not having any of that — and neither would we!

16. Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is having a rough year. He broke up with Olivia Munn, his girlfriend of just over three years, and was sidelined by a broken collarbone. Totally brutal. Their split is said to have been contributed by family issues AKA Olivia didn’t get along with his family. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with his little bro Jordan Rodgers and The Bachelorette‘s very own JoJo Fletcher? Maybe Aaron Rodgers will follow in his brother’s reality show dating footsteps.

15. Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert

This was a match made in music heaven. Paramore front woman Hayley Williams and New Found Glory band member Chad Gilbert filed for divorce in July after ten years together. The shocker is that they had dated for eight years, were engaged for one, and married for only one — proving that maybe marriage isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

14. Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian

As quickly as the relationship started, it ended (for the second time) way back in January. Before we even got over the shock that the reclusive (well, compared to his sisters) Rob Kardashian was in a relationship with sister Kim Kardashian‘s ex BFF and half-sister Kylie Jenner‘s BF’s baby mama, they were having a baby together, moving in together, and engaged. Things went south pretty quickly after their daughter Dream was born. It all ended and Rob released nude pictures of Blac Chyna (which is so not cool and classified in many places as “revenge porn,” a crime). He also accused her of doing drugs and basically just being a sh*tty mom. This ended in a permanent breakup and a restraining order against him. TBH the whole relationship was a trainwreck but our hearts go out to Baby Dream.

13. Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch

Amy Schumer seemed so happy with her BF Ben Hanisch, a furniture designer. We thought he was the one! But the pair split back in May after 1.5 years together. They met on a dating app, attended all kinds of events, and got goofy together on social media. But it seems it wasn’t a perfect match. Who needs a man when you have friends like Jennifer Lawrence anyway?

12. Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan

The Hills alum suddenly left her BMX rider hubby in September whhen allegations of abuse on his part made headlines. Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan had been together on and off since 2008 and are divorcing after 10 months of marriage. This was totally shocking! A sudden celebrity breakup on the basis of abuse is super concerning. We’re wishing Audrina the very best!

11. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

This Bachelor couple had us all excited after they got engaged and moved in together. But they broke up over the summer… which, I guess, isn’t really a huge surprise considering the success of Bachelor couples… It’s also not exactly a shocker because Ben Higgins seemed indecisive about who to pick on his season and Lauren Bushnell seemed pretty ~whatever~ about everything on their spin-off show. But still, we always hope for a Bachelor couple to work it out and we were rooting for these two!

10. Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen

This one had us SHOOK! They had been together for so long! 10 whole years! They have a 2.5-year-old daughter together and got engaged in 2010, broke up, got back together, and had been together ever since. According to reports, personality differences is what did them in. Rachel Bilson loves to go out and see friends, whereas Hayden Christensen is more of a homebody. They never made it down the aisle and announced their break up in September. We will say, though, that because they’ve broken up before, we’re not ruling out a future reconciliation. TBH, we’re hoping for one!

9. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

Nick, Nick, Nick… so many chances on all of the Bachelor shows, and so many disappointments. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi were engaged for five months before breaking up over the summer. No word on what exactly happened, but it’s safe to assume it was Nick’s fault… jk! In all seriousness, they didn’t even look all too happy during the After the Finale Rose segment, so many believe they’d been broken up for way longer but had to stay together publicly as part of their contracts. Maybe he’ll get back together with Andi?

8. Pauly D and Aubrey O’Day

The Jersey Shore star and the former Danity Kane singer were on and off for over a year after meeting on the reality show Famously Single. Despite Aubrey O’Day saying she wanted a ring soon in JUNE and Pauly D agreeing that’d be a good idea, the duo had called it quits in July less thhan a month later. We’re nosy, so we really want to know what happened in that short amount of time.

7. Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor were married for 17 years, and together for 20, before announcing their surprise divorce in May. Over the years, they co-starred together in movies including Zoolander and Tropic Thunder all while raising two kids. These two have been really quiet about their split and there haven’t been any details but we can’t even imagine how tough this is on their families..

6. Kylie Jenner and Tyga

Reality star Kylie Jenner‘s breakup with rapper Tyga back in April was a bit shocking. They had been together for about three years and infamously started dating before Kylie was even legal. They had been through a lot during their relationship, including the whole Tyga-Chyna-Rob-Kylie incest-y love square (see a few slides back), cheating rumors, car repossessians, etc. but they seemed so obsessed with each other. Kylie rebounded pretty quickly and is now pregnant (though it’s unconfirmed by the star herself) by her new BF, Travis Scott. Complicated!

5. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

These two have been on and off since first uniting in January 2016. They split in February and have been spotted together throughout the year, soooo we don’t really know where they stand. But we were shocked when they first got together and even more shocked when they split. Katy Perry has many infamous on-and-off again relationships (remember John Mayer, anyone?), so we doubt these two are done with each other for good.

4. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill

They were the first big breakup of 2017 and announced the split on January 5th. The rap superstar couple seemed like the perfect match and seemed destined after flirting on Instagram for years before getting together. Meek Mill even joined Nicki on tour in 2015 after they met, and started flirting on Instagram. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Perhaps it was his feud with Nicki’s BFF, Drake that did ’em in?

3. Josh Duhamel and Fergie

They announced their surprise divorce in September after 13 years together, eight of which they’d been married for. The most shocking part of their breakup is that Fergie had just bragged about their sex life on a radio interview days before. So it was a big surprise, for us and maybe even for the Black Eyed Peas singer, too. Apparently, the former couple wanted different things in life, Fergie wanted a Hollywood lifestyle and music career, and Josh Duhamel wanted a more family-oriented life. Sometimes people just grow apart but aren’t those things you should talk about BEFORE marriage?

2. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

Social media was rocked on August 6th when Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their shocking legal separation and split to their respective fans. While the reason for their split hasn’t been given, rumors have swirled including all the usual suspects: busy work schedules, infedelity, etc. Actress Jennifer Lawrence was blamed for a while, even though every party involved denied it. Strangely enough, Anna already has a new BF, and Chris is laying low. They were a fan-favorite couple and their breakup made many question is ~love~ existed any longer — both in Hollywood and beyond.

1. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd

Selena Gomez spent 10 months in a relationship with The Weeknd that was higly publicized. Together, they endured her health trials and tribulations and his busy tour schedule. They walked red carpets and she attended his shows, and while it was not a couple we saw coming — we really couldn’t help but ship it. However, it seems distance/work schedules broke them apart. They both seem to be recovering nicely from the breakup and are moving on swiftly. Selena has been spotted hanging out with (and kissing!) ex Justin Beiber and The Weeknd has been seen with HIS ex, model Bella Hadid. We’re all looking forward to 2018, but these two are looking into the past.

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