10 Celebrity Breakups That Left Us Reeling in 2013

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Kiri Blakeley | Dec 23, 2013 Celebrities

Every year, couples get married. And they break up. Not necessarily the same couple in the same year, but sometimes that happens too (see Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries). Speaking of Kardashian, a couple of major break-ups in that family this year. But they're not the only ones who might find themselves kissing the air on New Year's Eve. Or a new person. Or even each other (you never know with these wacky celebs). 'Twas a year for stomach-churning break-ups that left us feeling like we'd guzzled way too much eggnog. A few were SO unexpected it was like we were 5-years-old and sleepily padded downstairs in our Christmas jammies to find MOM putting out the gifts. BOOM! TOTAL BETRAYAL!! Here are 10 couples that didn't make it to the holidays this year.

  • Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

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    This break-up started way back in 2012, when Rob woke up to find his love splashed all over the tabloids, smooching her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. But it took them until this year to finally call it quits for good ... maybe. Stay tuned ...

  • Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

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    It's hard to believe but Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom were once considered the perfect couple. Remember how lovey-dovey they were on Khloe & Lamar? Things sure can change quickly. After numerous Lamar scandals involving drugs and other women, Khloe finally decided to pull the plug. Wait, Lamar did. No wait, it was Khloe. Wait ...!

  • Kris & Bruce Jenner

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    Once was a time when Bruce Jenner, former Olympian, was the most famous person in the family. That worked well for 22 years. But then everyone in the extended Jenner/Kardashian family got uber-famous -- and Kris arguably way more famous than Bruce. Suddenly, they couldn't stand each other. Oh, but they are still best friends. Ahem.

  • Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

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    Miley and Liam insisted they were ready for marriage, despite being so young. Little did they know that they could not survive The Tongue. All was well until that night, when Miley's VMAs twerking was such a fright. After that, Liam ran, up the chimney with a BAM!

  • Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev

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    Ian was the fans' choice for the role of Christian Grey, but that didn't save this supremely good-looking vampire couple from a break-up. They continue to work together and not slag each other off, so that's nice. They should get some kind of award for most civil break-up. Wonder who got custody of their baby?

  • Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough

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    2013 said goodbye to Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough as a couple -- which was probably the couple we least believed were ever really together anyway.

  • Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

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    These two were doing just fine until, you know, Bieber went crazy. There's only so many Brazilian prostitutes, mop buckets full of piss, speeding tickets, clashes with paparazzi, and pot clouds one lady can take.

  • Britney Spears & Jason Trawick

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    After her divorce from Kevin Federline and a bunch of ill-advised romances, Britney seemed to get herself together by coupling up with the "good for her" type guy, Jason Trawick, her former agent. Granted, at 40, he was a bit older than Brit, but everyone thought that would calm her down. And it did. But maybe things were too calm because the pair split this year and now Brit is dating "simple guy" David Lucado.

  • Taylor Swift & Harry Styles

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    For a brief moment, these two were the cutest couple in the universe. Oh, how brief it was. One minute, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were kissing as the ball dropped in Times Square, the next, Taylor was taking every opportunity to diss him on live TV. If Taylor happened under a sprig of mistletoe and Harry came in for a kiss, he'd probably get the twig up his pert nose.

  • Ashley Judd & Dario Franchitti

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    Now here's a couple I was sad to say goodbye to. They had made it 12 years, and they seemed so mature and like they had carved out a really nice marriage that saw each of them passionate about very different things. Oh well, Ashley, you got to wake up to a guy who looks like that for a very long time. Most women never get so fortunate! Count your blessings ...

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