The course of true love never did run smooth.
But for some celebrities, it has stopped completely.
Dozens of beloved couples called it quits this year – from Taylor Swift suffering two separate break-ups, to Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s acrimonious custody battle.
Sky News charts the notable loves lost of 2023…
Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald
The Oasis star and his wife, Sara, announced they were getting a divorce in January after 22 years together.
The pair said their children – Donovan, born in 2007, and Sonny, born in 2010 – “remain their priority”.
Noel and Sara met in 2000 while the guitarist and songwriter was married to Meg Matthews, whom he divorced in January 2001.
They married in a private ceremony in June 2011.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
In January, it was reported that the on-again, off-again couple had split for good after five years together.
The pair shocked the world by revealing Jenner had given birth to daughter Stormi in February 2018 after a secret pregnancy.
Scott and Jenner also share a son, Aire, who was born in February 2022. The reality TV star, 26, has since moved on with actor Timothee Chalamet.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
The actress and her talent agent husband said they made the “difficult decision” in March to divorce – just two days before their 12th wedding anniversary.
“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,” they said in an Instagram post.
“Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and extremely personal.”
Witherspoon and Toth have one child together, Tennessee James Toth, born in 2012. Witherspoon also has two children from her first marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
The break-up between the pop superstar, 34, and her boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn, became public in April – with the separation believed to have happened in February.
A source told People Magazine that the British actor “struggled with Taylor’s level of fame”.
He inspired several tracks on Swift’s albums in recent years, and even earned a Grammy Award for his songwriting on her 2020 album Folklore.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
The Hollywood actor, 68, and model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner, 49, announced in May they were parting ways after nearly 19 years of marriage.
The pair married at his Colorado ranch in 2004 after dating for four years.
They have two sons aged 14 and 15, and a 12-year-old daughter.
“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,” The Bodyguard star’s publicist said in a statement.
Sanna Marin and Markus Raikkonen
Finland’s former prime minister announced on Instagram in May that she and her husband of three years were divorcing.
The news came just a few weeks after the 37-year-old’s election defeat in April.
The pair had been together since they were 18 years old and share a five-year-old daughter, Emma Amalia Marin.
“We’re still best friends, close to each other and loving parents. Going forward we will still spend time together as a family and with each other,” the politician wrote.
They tied the knot at an intimate ceremony in August 2020 while Ms Marin was in office dealing with the impact of the COVID pandemic.
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford
Singer Billie Eilish, 22, and her musician boyfriend Jesse Rutherford, 32, split in May after eight months together.
A representative for Eilish told Page Six: “We can confirm Billie and Jesse did split amicably and remain good friends.
“All cheating rumours are false. Both are currently single.”
Taylor Swift and Matty Healy
In Swift’s second break-up of the year, she split from The 1975 frontman – and Denise Welch’s son – Matty Healy in June after months of speculation over their relationship.
“She had fun with him, but it was always casual,” a source told US publication People Magazine.
“They are no longer romantically involved.”
Swift moved on with NFL star Travis Kelce in September, with her appearances at his Kansas City Chiefs games delighting fans.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara and True Blood star Joe Manganiello announced they were divorcing in July.
They told Page Six that ending their seven-year marriage was a “difficult decision”.
“As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives,” they said in a statement.
The former couple met at the 2014 White House correspondents’ dinner and married in Florida 18 months later.
Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro
Singer Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro said they had broken off their two-year engagement during the summer.
“A few months ago Rosi and I ended our engagement,” Alejandro wrote on Instagram on 26 July. “There are thousands of problems that could cause a break-up, but in our case it was not due to third parties or infidelity.”
The split came just four months after the couple released a three-song EP titled RR, featuring the hit song Beso.
Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman
The model‘s three-year relationship with art director Marc Kalman ended in July.
The couple had previously broken up in November 2021 after two years of dating.
A source told Us Weekly: “Bella and Marc amicably split some time ago. Bella is using this time to focus on bettering herself and they had just grown apart. There are no hard feelings on either side.”
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
It was reported in July that singer Ariana Grande and her husband Dalton Gomez were heading for divorce. The couple were thought to have broken up in January.
A source told Entertainment Tonight: “Ariana and Dalton tried to make things work, but ultimately they were just not a good fit. Dalton has been very private and low-key about their relationship with his work colleagues and hasn’t been talking a lot about their split.”
They started dating in early 2020 and married in a private ceremony in her California home in May 2021.
Just days after reports of the separation with Gomez, it emerged that Grande was dating her married co-star on Wicked Ethan Slater.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
It looked like singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes were reunited when they kissed at Coachella in April – after first breaking up in November 2021.
But just two months later, a source told Entertainment Tonight: “Shawn and Camila broke up and are no longer seeing each other.
“They gave things a try, but ultimately the timing isn’t right for either of them. They’re both staying busy and doing their own things.”
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin and his husband of six years announced they were divorcing in July.
The Livin’ La Vida Loca singer and Syrian-Swedish artist Jwan Yosef told People Magazine: “We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honouring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years.”
The pair wed in 2017, and share daughter Lucia and son Renn.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
Asghari, 29, announced he had filed for divorce in August, citing irreconcilable differences, and was seeking financial support from the 42-year-old pop star after being married for just over a year.
He wrote on Instagram: “After six years of love and commitment to each other, my wife and I have decided to end our journey together.
“We will hold on to the love and respect that we have for each other and I wish her the best always. S*** happens. Asking for privacy seems ridiculous so I will just ask for everyone including media to be kind and thoughtful.”
They originally met on the set of her Slumber Party music video in 2016, and became engaged in September 2021 as her controversial conservatorship – the legal arrangement that controlled her life and finances – looked to be coming to an end.
The former couple married in a star-studded ceremony at the US singer’s home in Los Angeles in June 2022.
Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau
The Canadian prime minister, 51, and his wife Sophie, 48, announced in August they were separating after 18 years of marriage.
In an Instagram post, Mr Trudeau said the decision was made after “many meaningful and difficult conversations”.
The politician and the former model and TV presenter married in May 2005 and have three children – Xavier, 16, Ella-Grace, 14, and nine-year-old Hadrien.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
The Oscar-winning actress, 42, and the French choreographer, 46, separated shortly after their 11th wedding anniversary. It followed rumours of an affair between Millepied and 25-year-old climate activist Camille Étienne.
A source told Us Weekly: “After news of his affair came out, they’ve been trying to work on their marriage but are currently on the outs.”
The pair have two children together.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
The Hollywood actor and his wife of 27 years announced their separation in September.
The Wolverine and Les Miserables star and Furness told US publication People: “We have been blessed to share almost three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage.
“Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”
Jackman, 55, and Furness, 68, had met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli in 1995.
They married in April 1996 and have two adopted children together – Oscar and Ava.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
The singer filed for divorce from the Game Of Thrones actress in September.
The pair married in 2019, after eloping in Las Vegas following an awards show, and have since had two children together.
In the court filings, Jonas said the marriage was “irretrievably broken”.
A bitter custody battle followed. Turner sued the Jonas Brothers star, demanding their children return to England and accused him of “abducting” them. An agreement was reached shortly after.
Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips
After That 70s Show star Danny Masterson was jailed for rape, his wife Bijou Phillips, 43, filed for divorce to end their 12-year marriage in September.
The pair share a nine-year-old daughter.
Masterson, 47, was jailed for 30 years for the crimes which took place in 2003.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Streep‘s spokesperson revealed to Sky News in October that the actress and her sculptor husband Don Gummer had been separated for six years.
“While they will always care for each other, they have chosen lives apart,” the spokesperson said.
The pair had been married since 1978 and have four children together between the ages of 32 and 43.
Streep, 74, and Gummer, 77, last appeared together at the 2018 Oscars.
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson
TMZ reported in October that Turner-Smith had filed for divorce from the Dawson’s Creek star, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The couple tied the knot in December 2019 after she proposed to him nearly a year earlier.
They share a daughter, Janie, who was born in 2021.
Hugh Bonneville and Lulu Williams
The Downton Abbey actor and his wife Lulu Williams confirmed to the Daily Mail in October that they had separated after 25 years of marriage.
Bonneville and Williams share one child, a son named Felix.
Antoni Porowski and Kevin Harrington
The Queer Eye star and advertising executive Harrington ended their relationship in November after four years together.
Porowski’s representative confirmed to People Magazine the couple had called off their engagement, saying: “After many conversations and reflection during the wedding planning process, Antoni and Kevin have amicably decided to part ways.
“While they still have a lot of respect for each other, as they talked more about the future, they realised they were on different paths. They both remain focused on work, and are surrounding themselves with friends during this time.”
Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson
Keke Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, reportedly split after two years of dating in November.
A source told People Magazine: “He’s moved on.”
Jackson, a fitness instructor, was criticised in July for publicly shaming the actress after she wore a sheer outfit to an Usher concert in Las Vegas.
The pair welcomed a son, Leodis, in February.
Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny
Model and reality star Kendall Jenner and musician Bad Bunny split this month after less than a year together.
Jenner fuelled break-up speculation in November when she posted the quote “what’s meant for me, will simply find me” on Instagram.
It is believed the couple started dating in February.
Cardi B and Offset
Rapper Cardi B confirmed early in December that she and rapper Offset had split after six years of marriage.
She said in an Instagram video: “I have been single for a minute now. I just don’t know how to tell the world.”
The pair have two children together: Kulture Kiari Cephus, five, and two-year-old son Wave Set Cephus.
David Lynch and Emily Stofle
Director David Lynch’s wife, Emily Stofle, filed for divorce in December after 14 years of marriage.
The pair – who tied the knot in 2009 – share one daughter together.
Stofle was the 77-year-old Twin Peaks creator’s fourth wife.