Sunday 15 December 2019

The top 5 celebrity break ups we did not see coming...

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Amy Mulvaney

The news of Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift breaking up after 15 months of dating was unexpected to say the least, but it isn’t the first time Hollywood has shocked us with a surprise breakup.

Here are five more that broke our hearts:

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner (43) and Ben Affleck (43)

Jen and Ben surprised the showbiz world when they announced their divorce nearly a year ago. However, it has recently been reported that they are giving things another go after ten years of marriage and three children together. Nothing has yet been confirmed nor denied, so we can only hope that the reports are true.


Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's divorce has been finalised (AP)

Gwen and Gavin’s divorce was finalised in April after the pair split last year. The No Doubt star and Bush singer were married for 13 years and have three sons together. "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” the couple said of their decision to split.


Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston started dating in 1998, they married in 2000 and divorced five years later. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It may have happened over a decade ago, but Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s split still hurts. Brad met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith in 2004 and it is said to be the reason the couple, who were married for seven years, divorced. Brad and Angelina later went on to marry in 2014.


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise on their wedding day in 2006

Tom and Katie split in 2012 after six years of marriage. It has been reported that the pair, who have daughter Suri (10) together, split because of Cruise’s belief in Scientology.  Their split came as a shock, however, particularly given Cruise's enthusiasm for his new wife during his infamous couch-jumping appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Gywneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Gwen and Chris’ divorce reportedly became official last week, over a year after they made their “conscious uncoupling” announcement. The Coldplay frontman and actress were married for 12 years and have two children, Apple (12) and Moses (9) together.


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