Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up During Quarantine

Anyone with social media may find it difficult not to be bombarded with the latest gossip on celebrity relationships. It seems as if Hollywood stars are either finding love or calling it quits on a daily basis. The events of 2020 have led people all over the world to go into quarantine.

This caused divorce rates to spike with partners spending endless amounts of time together. Many celebrities have proven that quarantine was simply too much for their relationship and have split. Keep reading to discover why these A-listers have decided to go their separate ways.

Kacey Musgraves And Ruston Kelly’s Painful Decision To Divorce

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The love story between singer Kacey Musgraves and ex-husband singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly began at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee in March of 2016. They quickly fell in love and got married on October 14, 2017. After a marriage of almost three years, the pair made their divorce announcement on July 3, 2020.

It was relatively amicable with them grieving over their “painful decision,” but realizing it was the right thing for both of them to do. Musgraves showed no hard feelings; even posting a lovely note about Kelly on his birthday.

Distance Caused Cole Sprouse And Lili Reinhart To Break Up

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Child star Cole Sprouse met ex-girlfriend, actress Lili Reinhart, when the two joined the cast of CW’s Riverdale in 2016. Their characters of Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper quickly formed an on-screen romance, which led to the actors finding one off-screen.

At the start of quarantine, the couple decided to live separately. The forced time apart influenced their split with a source explaining, “Distance is never good for their relationship. They decided not to quarantine together and knew off the bat it wasn’t going to work.” Some close to the pair speculate that when Riverdale goes back into production, it could lead to a rekindling.

Megan Fox Wanted Time Alone Away From Brian Austin Green

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Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green met in 2004 when they were shooting a movie called Hope & Faith. He was hesitant to enter a relationship with Fox because of their 12-year age difference, but the pair were engaged two years later.

Within their 16-year relationship and three children together, Fox broke things off several times before officially going through with the divorce during quarantine. The split rumors started when Fox was photographed with rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Green confirmed the divorce on his podcast saying that Fox felt like herself more when she was alone.

Things Got Messy At The End For Mary-Kate Olsen And Olivier Sarkozy

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Mary-Kate Olsen is best known for being one-half of the most successful child star duos of all time with her twin sister Ashley. When she started dating French banker Olivier Sarkozy, it immediately gained a public outcry due to the pair’s 17-year age gap.

Olsen and Sarkozy officially tied the knot on November 27, 2015, and kept their relationship relatively private. During quarantine Olsen petitioned to divorce Sarkozy after he invited his ex-wife to live with them. After that petition was denied, she made another one after Sarkozy tried to kick her out of their apartment.

Timothée Chalamet And Lily-Rose Depp Kept Things Private

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Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp are some of the new faces of young Hollywood. Chalamet became one of the youngest actors to be nominated for a Lead Actor Oscar and Depp is the daughter of Johnny Depp. The two started dating while filming Netflix’s The King in October 2018.

They kept their relationship very private and most photos of them together were shot by paparazzi. About a year and a half after they started dating, Chalamet revealed he was “currently single,” but was recently photographed spending romantic time with actress Eiza González in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Jennifer Grey And Clark Gregg Spent Almost 20 Years Together

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Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg had a long run, but decided to divorce after nearly 19 years of marriage. Grey is best known for her roles in 80s films such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Dirty Dancing. Gregg has starred in a number of Marvel movies.

The pair has one daughter named Stella born on December 3, 2001. On July 3, 2020, they made a joint Instagram post stating, “We recently made the difficult decision to divorce, but we remain close and are deeply grateful for the life we’ve shared and the wonderful daughter we’ve raised.”

Bill Hader And Rachel Bilson Met While Filming His Ex-Wife’s Movie

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Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson are no strangers to the small screen with Hader known for Saturday Night Live and Barry and Bilson for The O.C. Before dating Bilson, Hader was married for 11 years to writer/director Maggie Carey, with whom they have three daughters.

Hader and Bilson actually first met when they starred in a movie Carey wrote and directed. The new couple were first spotted together in December 2019 and made their relationship official at the Golden Globe Awards the following month. Six months later it was announced the two had an amicable split.

Tracy Morgan And Megan Wollover Want What’s Best For Their Daughter

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Just a little over a year after Tracy Morgan’s horrific highway crash, he got to marry actress Megan Wollover. Unfortunately, the marriage has come to an end after five years. Their primary focus is making sure their seven-year-old daughter is taken care of and Wollover is seeking sole custody.

Morgan is an actor and comedian best known for his work on 30 Rock and The Last O.G. He responded to the divorce announcement by saying, “This is a challenging time for all involved, so I ask that you please respect our privacy.” Morgan also has an ex-wife and three sons with whom he’s estranged.

Ryan Seacrest And Shayna Taylor Couldn’t Commit

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One celebrity couple who’ve had a public on-and-off relationship is Ryan Seacrest and model Shayna Taylor. They started dating in 2013 and have called it quits numerous times, with the latest being at the end of June of this year. Seacrest is definitely devoted to his hosting career with gigs on American Idol, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and more.

Taylor recently shared a cryptic post on Instagram basically stating that there’s nothing she could do to get Seacrest to commit to a relationship. According to People, Taylor has moved on to a new relationship.

Kelly Clarkson And Brandon Blackstock Had Separate Life Goals

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This celebrity couple tried to use quarantine to salvage their marriage, but they couldn’t fix what was already broken. Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from the son of her manager, Brandon Blackstock. The two have a young son and daughter and Blackstock has two other children from a previous marriage.

The reason why the marriage fell apart was that Clarkson was part of many projects and didn’t want the slow-paced life Blackstock enjoyed in Nashville. They have agreed to do joint-custody with their children, but there looks like there will be some trouble with the financial arrangements for Blackstock’s spousal support.

Julianne Hough And Brooks Laich’s Happy Divorce

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When quarantine began actress/singer/dancer Julianne Hough and NHL player Brooks Laich decided to live separately. The time apart convinced them that the right thing to do was to end their three-year marriage. Both have posted on social media that they are doing well with their decision and are even feeling happy.

There are certainly no hard feelings between the pair when Hough shared a photo of them at her birthday pool party after the divorce announcement. Even though they continue to send “flirty” messages back and forth on social media, Hough has expressed that she does not see herself getting back together with Laich.

Vanessa Morgan And Michael Kopech’s Divorce Doesn’t Make Sense

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The strangest split throughout quarantine so far has been between Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan and her husband of six months MLB player Michael Kopech. On July 24, 2020, Morgan announced that she was expecting a baby boy, but only three days later it was reported that Kopech had filed for divorce.

It has been confirmed that Kopech is in fact the father of Morgan’s baby, but there have been no details as to why he decided to divorce her. Despite the news of the split, Morgan is excited to finally become a mother.

The Thrill Is Gone With Noah Centineo And Alexis Ren

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Noah Centineo has quickly become the quintessential teen movie romantic lead of the last few years after starring in movies such as the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise, The Perfect Date, and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Although he never dated the female leads from his movies, he got into a relationship with internet celebrity Alexis Ren.

Quarantine wasn’t a happy time for the former couple because they decided to end their relationship. Fans noticed the two had stopped following each other on social media, which led to a source revealing they’d been separated for a few weeks after a year of dating.

Danica Patrick And Aaron Rodgers: From Proposal To Heartbreak

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Both of the members of this former couple excel in sports. Danica Patrick is a former NASCAR driver and Aaron Rodgers is an NFL quarterback. The two started dating in 2017 but didn’t make it official until they were spotted together at the Daytona race track.

At the start of quarantine Rodgers was actually thinking of proposing to Patrick, but her representative confirmed their split in July 2020. Rumors of the breakup started when she wasn’t present at a celebrity golf tournament where Rodgers was competing. Some fans were criticizing Patrick about the breakup, so she took to her Instagram by posting, “If we let what one person thinks of us be our reality, we are doomed.”

Armie Hammer And Elizabeth Chambers Are Ready To Start A New Life Chapter

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Even some relationships that have lasted a while couldn’t make it through quarantine. Actor Armie Hammer and culinary entrepreneur Elizabeth Chambers called it quits after a 13-year relationship and 10-year marriage with two young children. Their family was recently spotted vacationing in the Cayman Islands, but they decided to share their divorce announcement in a joint post on Instagram.

“Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners, and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority.”

Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler’s Divorce Was Inevitable

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Everything happened so fast for Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler. The reality TV star and former NFL quarterback met in 2010 and Cutler told her he was ready to marry her after only two months of dating. They got married in 2013, but Cavallari wasn’t happy being a stay-at-home wife and mother of three young kids.

After a seven-year marriage, the two called it quits in April of 2020. While at first, the divorce seemed amicable, Cavallari accused Cutler of “inappropriate marital conduct” in her divorce filing. There were several other reasons for their split including Cutler not wanting to retire, Cavallari wanting to buy another home, and more.

Paris Jackson And Gabriel Glenn Will Always Be In Each Other’s Lives

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Some breakups are messy, but that certainly wasn’t the case for Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn. She’s the daughter of the late Michael Jackson and he’s a musician who formed a band called Soundflowers and recently ended their Facebook Watch series Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn.

Their split was confirmed by TMZ on August 4, 2020, and it wasn’t too much of a surprise as Jackson has revealed they would constantly get into arguments. Jackson and Glenn think music is the most important thing, so they will focus on their band and growing as people.

Kim And Kanye’s Split Was Surprisingly Drama Free

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Kim Kardashian officially filed for divorce from Kanye West in 2021 after weeks of rumors. The split was surprisingly drama free considering Kim’s past as one of the stars of Keeping up with the Kardashians

The couple have four kids together, and Kim has asked for joint custody, and agreement Kanye is reportedly happy with. There was no prenup signed when the couple got married and neither is protesting the divorce. The split comes after seven years of marriage.

27 Years Of Bliss Between Bill And Melinda Gates Came To An End

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After 27 years, Bill and Melinda Gates announced in May 2021 that they were getting a divorce. The couple, who runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together, revealed the surprising news over social media, writing:

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

Joey Lawrence And Chandie Yawn-Nelson’s Teen Romance Didn’t Last

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Joey Lawrence popped into the entertainment industry alongside his two younger brothers Matthew and Andrew in the late 80s and early 90s. He’s also known for roles on Blossom and Melissa & Joey. Lawrence met his second wife Chandie Yawn-Nelson when the two were on a Disney World vacation as teenagers and reconnected years later.

They are the parents of two daughters named Charleston and Liberty Grace. Before their divorce, the couple had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but it was settled. It was announced on July 14, 2020, that Lawrence had filed for divorce from Yawn-Nelson after a 15-year marriage.

Thomas Middleditch And Mollie Gates’ Nontraditional Marriage Led To Divorce

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Actor Thomas Middleditch and costume designer Mollie Gates have officially called it quits after a five-year marriage. Middleditch is best known for his work on HBO’s Silicon Valley and his improv show with actor Ben Schwartz. Gates is the one who filed for divorce with court documents citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Those familiar with their relationship may believe the true reason for their falling out is Middleditch’s confirmation of their “nontraditional” open marriage. He also revealed that this was something they constantly argued about and were going to make into a comedy series.

Channing Tatum And Jessie J Went Through Another Breakup

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Shortly after announcing his divorce from Jenna Dewan in October 2018, actor Channing Tatum moved on to a new girlfriend. It just so happened to be famous singer Jessie J. The pair dated for a little over a year before splitting up for the first time.

They were able to reconcile and got back together within a month of their first breakup. Then, quarantine rolled around and the two decided to officially call it quits in early April of this year. According to US Weekly, Tatum is looking for love on the celebrity dating app called Raya.