20 Celebrity Breakups of 2020 Thus Far

Chloe Wilt | May 15, 2020 Celebrities
20 Celebrity Breakups of 2020 Thus Far
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Mary-Kate Olsen and Oliver Sarkozy
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This year has been difficult in more ways than one, but particularly for these celebrities who have gone through -- or currently are going through -- a breakup. It seems like so many loved-up celebs are calling it quits these days, and we hate to see it. Last year, there were so many broken hearts, but it looks like 2020 is already set to break that record. Some couples have been together for over a decade, while others had just started out their relationships. Celeb breakups are often majorly messy, but some of these former couples are being mature and handling their separation with class. Breaking up is hard to do, but even more so when all eyes are on these celebs' every move. Hopefully, lessons can be learned through these heartbreaking moments. 

Believe it or not, there have been a lot of celebrities breaking up this year thus far ... and something tells us this is only the beginning. Some celebs were just testing the relationship waters, meanwhile, others were in decades-long marriages that came crashing down. From royal couples who split, to actors and TV personalities, nobody is immune to heartbreak. Some of these breakups sparked from infidelity rumors, while others had even more dire circumstances attached. 

Not every breakup is dramatic, though, and many broke things off amicably. It's especially devastating when breakups involve children and break apart families. A few couples were married for years and had multiple children from the relationship. We're only five months into 2020, so we're sure there are still many celeb breakups to come. Here are 20 celeb splits of the year so far. 

  • Channing Tatum & Jessie J

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    At the beginning of the year, it seemed like everything was hearts and butterflies for actor Channing Tatum and singer Jessie J who had just gotten back together after splitting at the end of 2019. Sadly, though, the two have decided to officially part ways in April, and now, it looks like they are done for good. A source told People of their breakup, "They cared enough about each other to try again but realized it was better to move on. It’s totally amicable."

  • Caterina Scorsone & Rob Giles

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    Caterina Scorsone and Rob Giles divorce
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    After 10 years of marriage Grey's Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone filed for divorce from husband Rob Giles on March 1. Giles is a singer-songwriter and has worked in the entertainment for more than a decade. The reasons behind their split are veiled, but she cited "irreconcilable differences" as the cause for separation. The two share three children, ages 7, 3, and 5 months.

  • Ray J & Princess Love

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    Ray J and Princess Love
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    Multiple sources report that Princess Love and Ray J have officially filed for divorce after living separately for the past three months. The two had been married since 2016, and share two children -- their latest born only four months ago. Drama has circulated the former couple, with Princess Love accusing Ray J of stranding her and their daughter, Melody, 1, in Las Vegas.

    A representative told People in a statement about their divorce, "It's a very difficult time for both Princess and Ray J and we are asking that we just let them have their privacy as they work through and deal with this very trying situation."

  • Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

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    Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler break up
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    Former Hills star Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, the ex Chicago Bears quarterback, announced their divorce after nearly seven years of marriage. Cavallari shared a sweet photo of the two and wrote the devastating news. 

    "With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of. This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family."

    The two first got together in 2010 after being introduced by mutual friend Giuliana Rancic, marrying in 2013. They share three children: Camden, 7, Jaxon, 5, and Saylor, 4.

  • Colbie Caillat & Justin Young

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    Singer Colbie Caillat broke off her engagement with her bandmate and partner of 10 years, Justin Young. Caillat shared in a statement the news of their breakup, and confirmed that they will remain friends. 

    "This is difficult for us to share, but we want to be honest with you all. After 10 wonderful years, Justin and I have ended our relationship. We started out as best friends and we will continue to be best friends. And we will continue to work and make music together, as we always have. It will be hard, but often times the hard choice is the right choice and the path that will allow each of us to move forward and to grow. We continue to be overwhelmed with gratitude for our love and time together."

  • Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy

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    Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
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    Many were surprised by Mary-Kate Olsen, 33, and Olivier Sarkozy's, 50, big age difference, but the two seemed like a happy couple. Apparently, things have gotten messy in quarantine, resulting in Mary-Kate filing for divorce. The Full House alum, who owns multiple fashion companies and has a fortune from her work as an actor, has a protective prenup that is reportedly being enforced in the messy uncoupling. 

  • Jurnee Smollett & Josiah Bell

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    June Smollett and Josiah Bell break up
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    Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett filed for divorce from her husband, Josiah Bell, after nearly a decade of marriage. A source told Us Weekly that the actor's attorney dropped off paperwork in March. The two were married in 2010 and share a son, 3-year-old Hunter. The last post between the two was a birthday post from Bell to his now-ex last October.

  • Lana Del Rey & Sean 'Sticks' Larkin

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    Lana Del Rey and Sean ’Sticks’ Larkin break up
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    Musician Lana Del Rey and her reality star cop boyfriend, Sean "Sticks" Larkin, quietly broke up this year. In the profile, Larkin said, "Right now, we're just friends. We still talk and whatnot, we just have busy schedules right now." The two were first spotted together on a date in Central Park in last September, and Sean accompanied Lana to the 2020 Grammy's. 

  • Elisabeth Röhm & Jonathan T. Colby

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    Elisabeth Rohm and Jonathan T. Colby
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    Law and Order actor Elisabeth Röhm just called off her engagement to judge Jonathan T. Colby who serves as a judge on the 11th judicial circuit. Colby proposed at their home in La Jolla, California, over a year ago, but it seems the verdict is in, and they won't get their happily ever after.

    "Jonathan and Elisabeth are on good terms and remaining friends, but they were living different lives and have different priorities at this time. Sadly, they’ve decided not to get married," a source confirmed to Us Weekly in March that the two would not follow through with the marriage. 

  • Taika Waititi & Chelsea Winstanley

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    Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley
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    Oscar-winning writer and director Taika Waititi and Oscar-nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley were thought to be married, but apparently, they have been separated for the past two years. The two New Zealand natives met almost 20 years ago and married in 2012. Now, Waititi has been spotted out with new romantic interests. The former couple share two daughters, ages 4 and 7. 

  • Amanda Bynes & Paul Michael

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    Only three weeks after announcing their engagement in mid-February, Amanda Bynes and Paul Michael broke things off. Amid the break-up news, Bynes also revealed that she was pregnant. However, only a month later, she sadly shared that she lost the baby. Bynes has been in and out of mental health treatment centers, and celebrated 14 months of sobriety in March.