One of the not-so-shocking relationship splits of 2012 was the eventual end of celebrity lawyer Gerald Kean and reality-star fiancée Lisa Murphy.
The pair, who got engaged in 2009 in Residence private members' club in Dublin, went their separate ways in November.
Although no official date was set with Kean, plans for their big day were set back in May 2011 when masked raiders stole jewellery worth thousands of euro from their home, including Murphy's engagement ring.
The incident left the 41-year-old shaken, as she was threatened at knifepoint and tied up by the burglars.
Talk of trouble in paradise then surfaced in May 2012, but both parties quashed the rumours, insisting that they were both extremely happy together.
It came after Murphy flew over to New York with her reality co-stars from Dublin Housewives in the same month that a wedding was expected to take place in front of a TV3 camera crew.
The occasion was put on ice when Kean explained that producers asked Murphy, but never informed him, of their intention to film the occasion.
Murphy has previously been engaged twice, including to Michael Flatley, with whom she was in a relationship for six years.