Biggest break-ups to rock Celebville in 2018

2018-12-21 09:04
Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha. (Photo: Gallo I
Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha. (Photo: Gallo Images)

It’s been a year of many things for a lot of people but in Celebville one trend has remained constant: break-ups. From 10-year-long marriages ending in divorce to nasty public splits that exposed “rocky” secrets, it’s definitely been the year of break-ups.

DRUM looks at some of the biggest splits that had stars picking up the pieces of their broken hearts and fans’ hopes for lasting love shattered.

  1. Bonang and AKA
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Look how beautiful and happy they are??????

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Although they split in late 2017, their break-up continued to make headlines throughout this year.  The break-up became even nastier after AKA indirectly accused Bonang of witchcraft and released a song where he throws shade at the media personality.

While Bonang seemed completely unbothered by the split, AKA had a difficult time moving on but eventually admitted to being in a happier space.

“I’ve never been happier than I am right now, and I owe some of this happiness to the break-up. I’m calmer now. I know my character, I know who I am, and I know what I have time and patience for,” he told DRUM earlier this year.

2. Thando Thabethe and Frans Mashao

After announcing their engagement in July last year, Thando and her fiancé Frans called off their engagement this year. The Housekeepers actress confirmed the split in August in an interview on Real Talk with Azania Mosaka.

“I don't think I need to go into the nitty-grittys. I never denied that we are not engaged anymore, I don't think I need to tell people the reasons behind why it ended,” she told Azania.

The pair dated for five years before getting engaged.

3. Diddy and Cassie

In October, Cassie Ventura and Diddy shocked fans with the announcement of their break-up.

According to Daily Mail, the couple had already broken up months before their announcement and Diddy had already moved on to a younger model.

The two reportedly met in the early 2000s when Cassie was signed to the 49-year-old producer’s Bad Boy Records label and began sparking relationship rumours in 2007 but only confirmed their relationship in 2012. 

4. ProVerb and Liesl Laurie

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S. M. I. L. E ?? #VerbaLee

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After serving couple goals since the beginning of their relationship, rapper and producer ProVerb and former Miss SA Liesl Laurie disappointed many with their split.

Although the pair is yet to confirm or deny their break-up, they have deleted each other’s pictures from their Instagram pages – sparking rumours of a split.

The pair had been dating for three years and spent their time travelling together and spoiling each other with expensive gifts, and were never afraid to show their affection for each other – giving us major relationship fomo.

5. Cardi B and Offset

Just a few months after welcoming their first child together, rappers Cardi B and Offset ended their one-year marriage.

In a video posted to her Instagram page, the Be Careful with Me hitmaker announced the break-up and said that they had “grew out of love” and that “it might take time to divorce” before revealing she still had a lot of love for her man.

Although Cardi seems to have made up her mind, the Migos member isn’t ready to give up on their relationship yet. In a desperate attempt to get his wife back, Offset recently appeared on stage with a massive cake and flowers during Cardi’s performance at the Rolling Loud Festival and begged her to forgive him for cheating, but Cardi wasn’t having any of it.

6. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

In May, TMZ reported that Ariana Grande and Mac Miller had broken up after dating for two years. The publication alleged that the split was caused by their work schedules becoming too busy.

Less than a month later, Ariana got engaged to Pete Davidson only a few weeks after they began dating. The couple broke up not long after the tragic death of Mac in September, which reportedly put strain on their relationship.

Before his death Mac said he was happy for Ariana, in an interview on Zane Lowe’s radio show..

“It's strange. Like, the whole thing is a little strange but it's not negative," he said.

"It's just a part of something that's going to continue to help make me who I am. You know, it's all positive energy. I am happy for her and moving forward with her life just as I'm sure she is with me."

7. Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane

In May social media users were shattered to hear media personalities Maps and Nomzamo had broken up. It’s alleged Maps cheated on the actress.

Although the two kept their relationship on the low, and often referred to each other as “buddy”, a source close to the pair revealed Nomzamo was certain Maps had been cheating.

“The cheating rumours are nothing new but Nomzamo got proof that couldn't be disputed. She's upset. She didn't expect this‚” the source reportedly said.

Nomzamo and Maps haven’t been spotted together in public for a while and have both stopped hyping each other up on social media.