The Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2023


Tracy Tutor and Erik Anderson

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Tracy Tutor and Erik Anderson are on a  “break” after three-and-a-half years together. The Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star revealed the news on SiriusXM Jeff Lewis Live, and opened up about how she’s been doing since separating from the celebrity trainer.



Khadijah Haqq and Bobby McCray

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Khadijah Haqq and Bobby McCray decided to end their marriage. The Sky High actress announced her separation from the former NFL player on Instagram on Aug. 18.

In her statement, Haqq wrote, “Now more than ever I have been relying on prayer.”

“Family is so important to me. Unfortunately, life has brought me to tremendous transition,” Haqq continued in part. “After 13 years of marriage, 16 years together and 4 incredible children, I have come to the intensely difficult conclusion that while Bobby & I have a great deal of love for one [another], it’s best we move forward separately.”






Corey Feldman and Courtney Anne

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Corey Feldman announced his separation from Courtney Anne Mitchell, his wife of seven years, amid her ongoing health conditions.

The actor and musician said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE on August 8 that his announcement of the news is “with great sadness” that the two are separating “after many wonderful years together.”

“We have been through so much together and still have much love and respect for each other,” Feldman said. “There is no one to blame. This is a case of life becoming really hard, Courtney dealing with health issues, and two people who have grown apart and now find themselves at a crossroads.”




Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick

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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick’s ended their engagement. They announced the news on Aug. 6 on Instagram.

“After sharing the news with family and close friends first, and taking the time to properly process it ourselves, we are saddened with heavy hearts to share that we have decided to end our engagement,” the post shared to both of their social media pages read in part.

They concluded the lengthy message by reflecting on the time they spent together. “We are beyond thankful for the memories made together, and for your support of us and the boys throughout the years. Moving forward we will always have that level of support for each other. We don’t know what the future holds so please try to hold space for us in your hearts,” they finished, signing the post, “Kaitlyn and Jason.”



Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes

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Sophia Bush filed for divorce from Grant Hughes on Aug. 4 after 13 months of marriage.

“Sophia and Grant were friends for 10 years and bonded during COVID through their love of community service,” a source close to the couple exclusively told PEOPLE. “They continue to run their nonprofit together and remain good friends.”

The news came seven weeks after Bush celebrated their wedding anniversary in a post on Instagram.




Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro

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Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro went their separate ways, PEOPLE confirmed at the end of July.

The couple, who announced their engagement in March, broke up after more than three years together. Sources said that despite the love and respect the singers have for one another, they both agreed to end their engagement.






Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello

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Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello went their separate ways after seven years of marriage, sources confirmed to PEOPLE in mid July.

“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple shared in a statement to Page Six. “As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect for our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”



Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

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After six years of marriage, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef are divorcing.

“We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years,” the Puerto Rican superstar and the Syrian-Swedish artist told PEOPLE in a joint statement in July.




Billy Porter and Adam Smith

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Billy Porter and husband Adam Smith went their separate ways, PEOPLE exclusively revealed in early July.

“I can confirm that Billy Porter and his husband Adam Smith have made the sad decision to end their marriage after six years,” said the Pose actor’s rep Simon Halls.

“The decision was an amicable and mutual one and was made after much consideration. They continue to love and support each other as they embark on this next chapter,” added Halls.

“There will be no further comment from either parties and it would be appreciated if their privacy be respected.”



Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky

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Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky separated after 27 years of marriage, PEOPLE confirmed on July 3.

A source close to the pair told PEOPLE: “Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof. They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family.”




Taylor Swift and Matty Healy

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After fueling romance rumors for about a month, Taylor Swift and Matty Healy called it quits, PEOPLE confirmed in early June.

“She had fun with him, but it was always casual,” a source told PEOPLE of
the “Karma” singer-songwriter and The 1975 frontman. “They are no longer romantically involved.”



Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford

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Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford broke up in mid-May after less than a year of dating.

The “Bad Guy” singer-songwriter and The Neighbourhood frontman “split amicably and remain good friends,” a rep for Eilish told PEOPLE in a statement. “All cheating rumors are false. Both are currently single.”




Serene Russell and Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones and Serene Russell.
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Serene Russell and Brandon Jones — who got engaged during the season 8 finale of Bachelor in Paradise, which aired in November 2022 — announced their breakup in a joint Instagram post in May.

“After many months, today we have ultimately decided to end our engagement,” Russell and Jones wrote in the caption.

“We have tried to work privately on our relationship which has been incredibly challenging in the public eye,” they continued. “This has been immensely hard to accept and painful, as there is a lot of love between the two of us.”

The pair concluded, “We are deeply hurting and can only ask that there be no hate. The best path for us at this time is to try and move forward and heal from this as individuals.”



Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann

Kim Zolciak-Biermann and husband Kroy Biermann.

After nearly 12 years of marriage, Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann is reportedly over.

The pair’s date of separation has been listed as April 30, per court documents obtained by TMZ. In the filing, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star described her marriage as “irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.” Zolciak-Biermann is seeking primary physical custody of their children and joint legal custody; she has also asked for spousal support and the restoration of her maiden name.




Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner.
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Christine Baumgartner has filed for divorce from Kevin Costner after 18 years of marriage. PEOPLE confirmed news of their split in May.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Costner’s representative said, “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action.”

“We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time,” the rep added.



Alex Pettyfer and Toni Garrn

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Model Toni Garrn announced in an Instagram Story post on April 22 that she and actor Alex Pettyfer were divorcing after two years of marriage.

“Alex and I have made the very difficult decision to divorce,” Garrn began her statement.

“We will continue our relationship as friends and co-parents to our angel Luca,” she continued, referring to the pair’s daughter, whom they welcomed in July 2021.

“Please respect our privacy during this sensitive time,” Garrn concluded. “Thank you.”



Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko

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Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko went their separate ways after 11 years of marriage. The Charmed alum filed for divorce from Iswarienko on April 21.

“Divorce is the last thing Shannen wanted,” Doherty’s rep, Leslie Sloane, told PEOPLE in a statement. “Unfortunately, she felt she was left with no other option.”

As for the cause of the divorce, Sloane referred questions to Iswarienko’s agent, whom she hinted was “intimately involved” with the specifics.





Dan Reynolds and Aja Volkman

Dan Reynolds and Aja Volkman.
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Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds and his wife Aja Volkman announced their breakup last September, but filed for divorce on April 18 this year.

In a lengthy Instagram statement shared one day after, the Nico Vega singer acknowledged that she’d “marked a pretty big transition in our lives,” and that this stage of her life has been a difficult one.





Elle Fanning and Max Minghella

Max Minghella and Elle Fanning.
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Elle Fanning and Max Minghella are no longer a couple.

The Great actress confirmed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K. in April that she is single, as the magazine revealed she and her Handmaid’s Tale actor boyfriend ended their longterm relationship.

“But I’m a hopeless romantic. I believe in love at first sight. Call me crazy, but I believe in those things. I feel that it’s my destiny,” Fanning said, also adding that she hopes to have kids one day.



Brie Larson and Elijah Allan-Blitz

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Brie Larson and Elijah Allan-Blitz went their separate ways in 2023 after first sparking dating rumors in July 2019.

The Captain Marvel star confirmed her split from the virtual reality director while speaking with Harper’s Bazaar for the publication’s April issue.

“I don’t have a next job. I don’t have a home. I don’t have a partner. I don’t have a plan. I’m just completely open,” Larson told the outlet.



Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling

Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling.
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Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling called it quits after four years of marriage. They share three children.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star filed for divorce from the lawyer on March 23, stating that their marriage is “irretrievably broken,” according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

“This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but sometimes life takes your journey in a direction you were not expecting,” Marcille told PEOPLE exclusively. “Our children remain our biggest priority and the eight and half years we have spent together will always be cherished. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”

The pair married on Oct. 7, 2018, and “are currently living in a bona fide state of separation,” Marcille’s attorneys wrote in the filing.





Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon in 2018.
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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth announced their “difficult decision” to divorce after 11 years of marriage.

The Oscar winner and her talent-agent husband announced the news in a joint Instagram statement on March 24, days before their 12-year wedding anniversary on Sunday.

“We have some personal news to share… It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” they said in part. “We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together.”



Amy Slaton and Michael Halterman

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Amy Slaton and her husband Michael Halterman called it quits in March 2023 after four years of marriage.

Halterman filed for divorce from his 1000-Lb Sisters star wife in Kentucky, according to court documents.

The couple’s relationship, and birth of their two children sons Gage, 2 and Glenn, 8 months, was regularly featured on Slaton’s reality series, which followed her and her sister Tammy’s weight loss stories.



Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix.
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After nine years together, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix called it quits in March 2023.

A source told PEOPLE that Madix initiated the split after discovering that Sandoval allegedly cheated on her with costar Raquel Leviss.

“They had been having problems for a while, but this was the final straw for Ariana,” the insider said. “She put up with a lot over the years, but she won’t sit back and be disrespected this way.”



Kellyanne Conway and George Conway

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Kellyanne Conway and her husband, George Conway, announced in early March 2023 that they are getting a divorce.

“We are in the final stages of an amicable divorce,” Kellyanne, a former Donald Trump aide, and George, an attorney, wrote in the statement. “We married more than two decades ago, cherish the many happy years (and four corgis) we’ve shared, and above all else, our four incredible children, who remain the heartbeat of our family and our top priority.”

“Kindly respect our privacy,” the statement continued. “We appreciate the many family members, friends and colleagues who know us, care for us, and support us. We remain united as parents to provide love, joy, comfort and protection to our beautiful children.”



Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman

Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman.
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman are officially ending their marriage, PEOPLE confirmed on March 1.

“Love is a beautiful thing,” Pittman said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE after nine years of marriage. “Unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to move on to our next chapters, independent of each other. Drew and I have decided to file for divorce. We have three amazing young children, and their mindset and growth is what is most important. As we navigate this difficult time, I ask that you please respect our privacy.”



Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby

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Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby have split after 5 years together. The former couple first publicized their relationship in 2019.

The Game of Thrones alum revealed the news on her Instagram Story on Feb. 23, sharing a selfie of the couple and noting that it was “the end of an era” alongside a broken heart emoji.

“@reubenselby_ and I decided to end our relationship,” Williams continued. “Since we met 5 years ago, our connection always extended deeply into our shared, and separate, creative careers… and it will continue to do so.”

“This decision is something we are so grateful for so as we can protect the magic, that we can’t help but emit, whenever we put out brains together,” she added.

Concluding the statement, Williams requested “no further questions” for the time being and added that they “must protect our children” (a reference to her dog).



Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun.
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Less than a year after getting engaged, Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun have decided to end their relationship, PEOPLE confirmed Feb. 21.

“Avril and Mod Sun have been on and off for the past two months, but are no longer together as a couple,” an insider told PEOPLE.

The pop-rock musicians met in January 2021 and released a collaborative single titled “Flames” the same month. They were first romantically linked the following month and got engaged in April 2022.

Ahead of their split announcement, TMZ published photos of the “Girlfriend” singer-songwriter hugging rapper Tyga after having a meal at Nobu restaurant together. The images sparked dating rumors between the two musicians, but a source told PEOPLE: “Avril and Tyga are genuinely friends and nothing more. There was absolutely no third party involved in the split.”

A rep for Mod Sun told PEOPLE in a statement at the time: “They were together and engaged as of three days ago when Mod left for tour so if anything has changed that’s news to him. Mod will be performing tonight in Portland at The Hawthorne Theater.”



Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin

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Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin have broken up after more than three years together, a source close to the former couple confirmed to PEOPLE in February. They began their relationship in 2019, though they didn’t go public with their romance until March 2020.





Julie Banderas and Andrew Sansone

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After almost 14 years of marriage, Fox News’ Julie Banderas announced on live TV that she and her husband, financial advisor Andrew Sansone, are getting divorced.

While appearing on conservative talk show Gutfeld! on Feb. 9, she was asked by host Greg Gutfeld if she was going to get anything special for Valentine’s Day.

Banderas said flatly, “F— Valentine’s Day,” adding: “It’s stupid. I mean, even when I was married, I didn’t get s—.”

She then revealed: “I’m getting a divorce. I am going to go ahead and say it right here for the very first time.”

Banderas, who shares three children with Sansone, hinted as far back as December that there was trouble in their marriage, tweeting “you mean soon to be ex?” when a fan referenced her husband.



Shannon Beador and John Janssen

Shannon Storms Beador and John Janssen.
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After three and a half years of dating, Shannon Storms Beador told PEOPLE in January that she and John Janssen ended their relationship over a month ago.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star said that she “was blindsided by the breakup” after her then-boyfriend pulled the plug on their pairing in late November. The news came just a week after filming wrapped on season 17 of the hit Bravo series, on which Beador has been a full-time cast member for the past nine seasons.



DeAnna Pappas Stagliano and Stephen Stagliano

DeAnna Pappas Stagliano and Stephen Stagliano.
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The former Bachelorette and her husband are calling it quits after more than a decade of marriage. The pair wed in October 2011 (and met through his twin brother, a onetime Bachelorette contestant, though not on her season) and share two children: Addison, 8, and Austin, 6.

“It is with immense sadness, Stephen & I have decided to end our relationship as a couple. We have been working hard for a long time — both as a married couple & as individuals — & have come to the conclusion to remain separate,” Pappas Stagliano wrote in a statement shared on her Instagram. “We remain loving parents to our beautiful children, Addison & Austin, & will continue to raise them together with love & faith.”



Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald

Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald.
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After 12 years of marriage, Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald revealed to PEOPLE in a statement on Jan. 16 that they are getting a divorce.

“Noel and Sara will together continue to look after their children who remain their priority,” a spokesperson said of the former Oasis member and MacDonald — who share sons Donovan, 15, and Sonny, 12 .



Corinne Olympios and Jerry Morris

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After dating since June 2022, Bachelor alum Corinne Olympios and music manager Jerry Morris suddenly split in January. A source revealed to Entertainment Tonight on Jan. 12 that “trust issues” were behind the sudden breakup.

“Corinne Olympios and Jerry Morris have broken up due to their busy careers and trust issues. The breakup happened rather suddenly and friends of the couple were surprised to hear the news,” the source told the outlet.



Ashley Darby and Luke Gulbranson

Ashley Darby, Luke Gulbranson.
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After two and a half months of dating, The Real Housewives of Potomac‘s Ashley Darby and Summer House‘s Luke Gulbranson broke up.

Ashley — who is currently going through a divorce from Michael Darby — announced her latest breakup news during the Jan. 8 episode of Watch What Happens Live.

The Real Housewives star revealed that her “complicated” life and the “difficult situation” that she was going through was the cause behind their split.

She noted that Luke was “a trooper” who “went through some things,” but ultimately co-parenting sons Dean, 3, and Dylan, 21 months, with her ex-husband was too hard on their romance.

“It was my situation with Michael that affected Luke and I,” she explained.