Celeb couples who’ve already called it quits this year

2018-04-03 15:34

Cape Town - Only in its fourth month, 2018 has already seen several celebrity pairings calling it quits.

From break-ups to unexpected divorces, we look at this year's biggest splits – so far!

Jennifer Aniston (49) and Justin Theroux (46)

Actors Jennifer and Justin announced their separation after just more than two years of marriage.

The A-list couple announced their split in a joint statement to Associated Press (AP) on 15 February, citing they’d gone their separate ways in December already but “look forward to continuing our cherished friendship”.

jennifer aniston, justin theroux

Usher (39) and Grace Miguel (49)

Singer Usher and his businesswoman wife, Grace Miguel, are also calling it quits after two years of marriage.

The couple confirmed this in a joint statement published in March, saying they remain deeply connected friends and will always support each other.


Zayn Malik (25) and Gigi Hadid (22)

In March, singer Zayn and model Gigi announced they were ending their two-year relationship.

Shortly after the news broke, Zayn confirmed their split with a statement on Twitter, saying: "Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship," he wrote.

"I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision."

zayn malik, gigi hadid

Channing Tatum (37) and Jenna Dewan Tatum (37)

Actors Channing and wife Jenna have also decided to "lovingly separate as a couple".

This comes after nearly nine years of marriage.

The couple broke the news on Twitter on Monday night, saying there are no salacious details behind the split and they’ll continue to be "loving, dedicated parents" to four-year-old daughter Everly.

channing tatum, jenna dewan-tatum

Kendra Wilkinson (32) and Hank Baskett (35)

Former Playboy Playmate Kendra is reported to be planning to file for divorce from former American football player Hank.

After recently sharing her marital problems with her followers on Instagram, a source revealed to E! News that the couple’s marriage is over.

Kendra uploaded a series of weeping videos to her Instagram Story on Monday, saying she tried everything she could to save her marriage.

“It wasn’t good enough. I will always love him and my heart will always remain open for him.”

Ruby Rose (32) and Jess Origliasso (33)

Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose and singer Jess Origliasso dated for two years before announcing their split on 1 April. The pair had also previously dated in 2008.

Rose wrote on Twitter that although it was hard, she’s been blessed to have Jess in her life.

"Breakups are always incredibly hard on the people involved but I can only be grateful for the experiences we shared. It's with a heavy heart [that I have] to share that Jess and I parted ways a few months ago.

“We still love each other very much and I will always support her and be her biggest advocate," read her tweet.

ruby rose and ex-girlfriend Jess Origliasso

Tisha Campbell (49) and Duane Martin (52)

The pair had been married for more than two decades before announcing their split in February.

My Wife and Kids actress Tisha was the one who took to Twitter to reveal she’d filed for divorce from her Real Husbands of Hollywood husband.

“After 27 years of being together and 2 amazing children it pains me to announce that I've filed for divorce,” she tweeted.

 “It's an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family."

Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin

Nas (44) and Nicki Minaj (35)

The rappers reportedly broke up in January after dating for just seven months.

"Nicki and Nas fizzled out," a source told Us Weekly in January. "They were never in the same place at the same time, so it was hard to move their relationship forward."

According to the insider, there’s no bad blood between them and they remain friends.

Jesse Williams (36) and Minka Kelly (37)

According to PopSugar, the couple first sparked dating rumours in January last year but it wasn't until six months later that they officially confirmed the reports.

However, their relationship came to an end in January, amid Jesse's divorce from his estranged wife, real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee, and custody battle over their two children, Sadie (4) and Maceo (2).

Julie Bowen (48) and Scott Phillips (44)

Modern Family actress Julie Bowen separated from her real estate investor husband of 13 years, Scott Phillip, back in February.

The couple, who share three sons, didn’t give any official reason for their decision to split but according to People magazine their relationship had been strained in recent months.

julie bowen

Anderson Cooper (50) and Benjamin Maisani (45)

American journalist and author Anderson Cooper confirmed his split from French nightclub owner Benjamin Maisani in March, after nine years together.

A spokesperson for the CNN host said in an exclusive statement to the Daily Mail that Anderson and Benjamin called it quits some time prior to the announcement, but remain close friends.

“We are still family to each other and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends and will continue to share much of our lives together,” read the statement.

anderson cooper

Sources: People, Daily Mail, PopSugar, Us Weekly, E! News 

(Photos: Getty Images/Greatstock/Splash/Instagram)

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