2016 was definitely not the year for love. Not for celebrities, at least. 9 months into this year, if you calculate the average number of break ups… we’ll leave the maths to you.
After dating for several years, this was THE break up of the year. It was the most talked about topic in the industry and still makes major tabloid news. While gossip mills churned out quite a few theories about the reason behind their break up, the actual reason is best known to the ex-lovebirds.
The couple announced their mutual decision to separate amicably after 16 years of marriage. They dated each other for three years before tying the knot and have two children.
Speculations were rife that Malaika and Arbaaz were headed for divorce for quite a few months before they gave a joint statement saying they had taken a break. They even rubbished all rumours of a third person involvement, financial issues or brother Salman Khan playing peacemaker. They now live separately and maintain a cordial relationship for the best interest of their son, Arhaan.
Another sad break-up: Ankita and Sushant went different ways after being together for six years. A lot of reasons came to the forefront, some saying Ankita had a drinking problem and growing insecurity, while other reports suggested Sushant called it quits following his success in Bollywood. He was also reportedly getting close to his Raabta co-star Kriti Sanon.
Upen decided to announce his break-up with Karishma on Twitter. The couple, fondly called UpMa by fans, tried working out their differences, but eventually opted for a break up. They were in the news again after they reportedly had an ugly fight on a street.
Richa called it quits with Frank this year in February, putting an end to their 9-month long distance relationship. They met when the actress spent some time in France last year during Masaan promotions. However, reportedly, her work schedule was not allowing her to devote much time for the relationship, even though she often visited France to be with beau.
Veteran actor Om Puri and wife Nandita have opted for judicial separation after 26 years of marriage. They decided to live separately without going for a divorce, with the actor getting visiting rights to their son Ishaan. Reportedly, things turned ugly between them following Nandita’s biography of the actor.
Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya decided to end her marriage of six years to Chennai-based industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar a few days ago. After a four-year courtship, Soundarya and Ashwin tied the knot in 2010. Buzz is that they had a difference of opinion for a long time now.
Around mid-September, Lissy Lakshmi confirmed that her marriage with filmmaker Priyadarshan has officially ended. She called the entire procedure an ordeal and even said she feels relieved after the divorce.
Break-up rumours of Alia and Sidharth have been doing the rounds since a while now but they have always denied being together as a couple. Industry insiders, however, said they were very much in love. Since the past few months, specially after the Dream Team Tour, rumours are rife that they have broken up/are on a break.
After dating for nearly a decade, Dino and Nandita ended their relationship this month and the latter even went on a solo vacation. Luckily for them, good friend Malaika Arora intervened to play peacemaker and all is well in paradise now.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris officially called it quits at the beginning of June and the reason cited was boredom and jealousy on Calvin’s end. Soon after that, pictures of Taylor cuddling up on the beach with Tom Hiddleston surfaced. However, they also called it quits in early September.
We guess this year has been particularly hard for Taylor.
In May, it was reported that Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp after over a year of marriage. She reportedly said that Depp’s family does not like her.
Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie broke off their six-week-long relationship in mid-September, a few days after their PDA-filled trip to Mexico for the latter’s birthday.
Jennifer and Casper met in 2011 when he was a dancer on her tour, and dated on and off since 2012. They split this year in August.
Earlier this year on Valentine’s Day, Taylor Kinney popped the question to Lady Gaga. But in July, reports came in that they had ended their relationship after dating for five years.
We love seeing Virushka together and were quite sad to hear they called it quits earlier this year, owing to different opinions about marriage. Thankfully, the two are back together and the lovers’ tiff is now old story. Yay!
The Splitsvilla 9 sweethearts broke up around mid-September. Reportedly, Martina cheated on Varun with someone called Suraj. They still claim to be friends, though.
The two briefly split briefly several weeks ago after dating on and off for about seven months but then got back together again. It is heard that the One Direction singer was suffering from a personal turmoil due to which the two parted ways, but Gigi stood by him through it.
Kavita and Nawab split in July ending their 5-year-old romance. Reports suggested that Kavita’s parents disapproved of the relationship because of their different religious backgrounds. However, Nawab rubbished these rumours recently and said they parted ways due to personal differences.
Vivian and Vahbiz decided to go their separate ways after three years of marriage. The couple fell in love on the sets of Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani. It is reported that they had compatibility issues, with Vivian being shy and reserve and Vahbiz being an extrovert. They still meet for dinners and are keen on resolving their issues.
Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorced after six years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. The two officially got divorced after fighting a legal battle for 17 months.
Drew and popular art consultant Will Kopelman got married in 2012 after dating for a year and are parents to two baby girls. They parted ways in July this year. Drew had married twice before and both the marriages had lasted for less than a year each.
This was yet another massive break up that shocked fans and caused a lot of media frenzy. This month, news broke that Angelina filed for divorce from Brad, on the grounds of ‘irreconcilable differences’. The couple was together for 12 years and it was heard that their arguments got worse and they disagreed a lot about parenting and other matters.
Apart from these, some celeb divorces that happened in late 2015 saw major drama this year.For example, Pulkit Samrat-Shweta Rohira‘s split where the latter directly accused Yami Gautam; and Nandish Sandhu-Rashami Desai also headed towards splitsville after a rather public blame game.
The 2016 break-up arena is already quite crowded. Did you make it to the end of this heartbreaking post with your heart intact?
P.S- If #DeepVeer ever part ways, I swear I’ll stop dating.