When it comes to romance it’s hard to keep up with the rich and famous. Here is a list of the celebrities who made our jaws drop with their shocking and dramatic trips on the relationship merry-go-round.
Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr
1. Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr
You couldn’t have picked a more photogenic – and seemingly happy – couple. So when Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr split in October after three years of marriage, even gossip columnists were stunned. The couple – who are still regularly seen together with their two-year-old son Flynn – insists that the separation is amicable.
Kris Jenner & Bruce Jenner
2. Kris Jenner & Bruce Jenner
After months of rumors, followed by strong denials, Mama Kardashian Kris Jenner finally confirmed in October that she and Bruce Jenner are calling it quits after 22 years of marriage. Up for grabs is the couple’s $125 million fortune.
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift
3. Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
Like all of Taylor Swift’s relationships her romance with Harry Styles burned out like a comet – starting in late 2012 and ending abruptly in January after an argument that reportedly took place while they were vacationing over Christmas. Swift’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble” is reportedly about her former One Direction beau.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
4. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus apparently took a “Wrecking Ball” to her relationship with Liam Hemsworth by her increasingly sexualized behavior. After months of rumors that their romance was on the rocks the couple called off their engagement in September. According to a source Miley’s twerking performance at the MTV VMAs was the last straw.
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
5. Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Despite their whirlwind hook-up, for four years Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marriage seemed to be rock solid. But after recent rumors of Lamar’s alleged “cocaine binges” and infidelity, Khloe called time on their romance and filed for divorce in December.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler
6. George Clooney & Stacy Keibler
In July former wrestler Stacy Keibler ended her two-year romance with George Clooney. A source told People magazine they are still friends but that she “wants to have children and a family some day” while it’s well known that the silver fox has no desire to get married.
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson
7. Charles Saatchi & Nigella Lawson
When a paparazzo got a shot of Charles Saatchi grabbing Nigella Lawson by the throat outside a London restaurant in June it created headlines around the world. Within a few weeks The Taste star had moved out of her husband’s home and he filed for – what was to become – a quick and acrimonious divorce.
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick
8. Britney Spears & Jason Trawick
Britney Spears kicked off 2013 by announcing she was ending her engagement to Jason Trawick – just over a year after he asked her to marry him. The singer and mom-of-two said of her former agent: “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.”
Madonna and Brahim Zaibatr
9. Madonna & Brahim Zaibat
Madonna’s toy boy lover Brahim Zaibat has been added to her list of exes. The singer ended her three-year romance with her back-up dancer in December. Madonna has recently been seen cozying up to her first husband Sean Penn.
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
10. Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel
Call them the Heidi Klum and Seal of 2013. On the outside they looked like they had a solid relationship and always talked about how in love they were. Then out of the blue in December actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel announced their separation after a decade of marriage.
Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis
11. Marc Jacobs & Harry Louis
In September Harry Louis found a unique way to announce he had split from fashion designer Marc Jacobs – he posted a photo of them together on Instagram but the snap looked like a shattered glass screen. In a caption the Brazilian model wrote that “for those who were praying that this day” would come “Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis aren’t officially a couple anymore!”
Clint and Dina Eastwood
12. Clint & Dina Eastwood
The demise of this Hollywood marriage is more confusing than a daytime soap opera. In September Dina Eastwood filed for legal separation from the veteran actor-director before changing her mind two days later. But in October she filed for divorce. Meanwhile Clint is reportedly dating Erica Tomlinson-Fisher who is the ex-wife of Dina’s high school pal Scott Fisher who the former reality TV star is rumored to be getting close to.
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel
13. Michelle Williams & Jason Segel
It was cute while it lasted but in February – after nearly a year of dating –Michelle Williams and Jason Segel quietly broke up. The two actors reportedly couldn’t maintain the long distance relationship. Michelle lives in New York with her seven-year-old daughter Matilda, while Jason lives and works in LA.
Naomi Campbell and Vladimir Doronin
14. Naomi Campbell & Vladimir Doronin
Rumor has it that Naomi Campbell hit the roof when she found out aspiring model Zi Lin was dating Vladimir Doronin, just weeks after her own rocky relationship with the Russian billionaire ended. Shortly thereafter Zi – who was a contestant on Naomi’s reality TV show The Face – was fired by her New York agency.
Keri Russell and Shane Deary
15. Keri Russell & Shane Deary
In December former Felicity star Keri Russell announced that she and her husband Shane Deary were separating after nearly seven years of marriage. According to Keri’s rep the shock split was “amicable.”
Jane Seymour and James Keach
16. Jane Seymour & James Keach
In April RadarOnline.com revealed that Jane Seymour had ended her 20-year marriage to actor-director James Keach. The Wedding Crashers star allegedly kicked her husband out of their Malibu home after suspecting he was cheating on her. In October the former couple filed for legal separation.
Richard Gere & Carey Lowell
17. Richard Gere & Carey Lowell
Richard Gere split from Carey Lowell in September. The Pretty Woman star and the former Bond girl had been married for 11 years and have one son. But according to sources their lifestyles no longer meshed with the devout Buddhist preferring solitude over his wife’s more sociable pursuits.
Chelsea Handler and Andre Balazs
18. Chelsea Handler & Andre Balazs
“Maybe I’ll start dating a bitch.” That’s what Chelsea Handler said on her show in October as she joked about her split from on-off boyfriend Andre Balazs. Back in March the TV star said they were “trying to figure out how to live a life together,” but it seems they just couldn’t make it work.
Chris Brown and Rihanna
19. Chris Brown & Rihanna
“I can’t…be focused on wife-ing somebody that young…” That’s what Chris Brown had to say about his latest split from Rihanna. It was the end of a tumultuous four-year relationship that included domestic violence, Twitter wars and a bizarre love triangle with his current on-off love, Karrueche Tran.
Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco
20. Henry Cavill & Kaley Cuoco
It seems that Superman isn’t the only thing that travels faster than the speed of light; so too does Henry Cavill’s romantic interest. Within days of his relationship with actress Kaley Cuoco becoming public this summer the Man of Steel was back on the market.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
21. Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been on and off again more frequently than a prostitute’s panties. But in a July interview with Ryan Seacrest, Selena denied she was still dating the Canadian pop star saying that when it comes to relationships she will “definitely keep it way more private next time.”
Paul and Linda Hogan
22. Paul & Linda Hogan
This split was a shocker partly because this celebrity couple had been out of the limelight for a long time. In October Linda Hogan filed for divorce from her Crocodile Dundee co-star Paul after 23 years of marriage.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
23. Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones
For Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, the Lenny Kravitz song “It ain’t over till it’s over” definitely applies. In August the stars announced they were “taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.” But the couple is still hanging in there and in October, Michael told E! that their status was “onwards and upwards.”
Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti
24. Ashley Judd & Dario Franchitti
Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti are also supposedly rekindling a marriage that had died a death. In January they announced they had “mutually decided” to split. But in October 2013 – after the race driver got into a life-threatening car accident – it was rumored that the couple was trying to work on their relationship.
Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana
25. Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana has earned two spots on this list. In January it was announced that her on-again, off-again relationship with Bradley Cooper was over. For the Avatar actress 2013 was all about out with the old and in with the new…
Jane Lynch & Lara Embry
26.Jane Lynch & Lara Embry
In June Glee actress Jane Lynch announced that she was splitting from her psychologist wife Lara Embry. Just three years earlier the blonde star gushed to People about her marriage saying: “It’s just the greatest thrill…to find somebody that you want to be with every day.”
Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen
27.Rachel McAdams & Michael Sheen
Cute couple Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen went their separate ways in February after two years of dating. A source told People: “Rachel wants to settle down and is dreaming of having a family.” Meanwhile Michael – who has a daughter with actress Kate Beckinsale – “wants to focus on his career.”
Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova
28.Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova
With 12 years under their belt Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova’s relationship lasted longer than most Hollywood marriages. But in 2013 it was revealed that the singer and the tennis player were no longer a couple and had quietly sold one of their mansions in Miami for a reported $10 million.
Anna Kendrick and Edgar Wright
29.Anna Kendrick & Edgar Wright
They kept their four-year romance quiet so when Anna Kendrick split from longtime love Edgar Wright it was similarly low-key. A source told the MailOnline that the Pitch Perfect star and her British beau “really love each other, but the relationship ended amicably.”
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
30.Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder
TheVampire Diaries co-stars were a couple on and off the screen so fans were disappointed when Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder broke up in real life in May, and then on their TV series. When the actors split a show insider told Us Weekly that they “will continue to work together and remain best friends.”
Malin Akerman and Roberto Zincone
31.Malin Akerman & Roberto Zincone
They became the parents of a baby boy in April but by Christmas Malin Akerman and Roberto Zincone had decided to split. In December the Italian drummer filed for divorce from the Trophy Wife star. A friend of the couple told Us Weekly that “Malin is not even ready to discuss it” and “it’s a very sad time for her.”
Diane Lane and Josh Brolin
32.Diane Lane & Josh Brolin
In February, reps for Diane Lane and Josh Brolin announced that the couple had separated. The split came weeks after the actor had been arrested and held for public intoxication. The divorce was finalized in November.
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough
33.Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough
Last Christmas Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough were gushing about how they were going to spend the holidays together. Three months later it was Splits Ville for the high profile couple of two years. Insiders say their busy schedules got in the way.
Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison
34.Courtney Stodden & Doug Hutchison
Three years after she married middle-aged actor Doug Hutchison, 19-year-old Courtney Stodden announced they were calling it quits. Speaking about her split from the 53-year-old, the blonde said: “I couldn’t neglect my desires and wanting to embrace my independence and freedom.”
Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel
35.Monica Bellucci & Vincent Cassel
“Marriage, we never know how long it will last.” That’s what Italian actress Monica Bellucci said in an April interview, perhaps preparing fans for the shock announcement that would come later. In August she and her husband of 14 years, French actor Vincent Cassel, admitted they had split by “mutual agreement.”
.Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg
36.Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg
It makes sense now that they’re together but it was still a surprise when Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg revealed in the summer that they are a couple. By December the woman who had sworn of remarrying told talk show host Bethenny Frankel that the New Kids On The Block singer “would be an amazing husband.”
Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris
37.Katharine McPhee & Michael Morris
The Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart Award goes to Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris. Like their 2012 predecessors this actress and director got caught smooching by the paparazzi. Although Katharine had reportedly split from her husband, her Smash director was still with his wife, actress Mary McCormack at the time their hook-up was exposed.
Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner
38.Harry Styles & Kendall Jenner
There is a question mark over the nature of Harry Styles’ relationship with Kendall Jenner. Rumor has it that the young Kardashian sister is allegedly hooking up with the One Direction lothario. They were spotted having dinner together in LA in November and a month later he reportedly took the teen to a gay bar in New York.
Harry Styles and Kimberly Stewart
39.Harry Styles & Kimberly Stewart
There is, however, no question mark over Harry Styles’ connection to Kimberly Stewart thanks to her dad Rod. The One Direction singer was spotted having dinner with the Stewarts during a February visit to LA. The following month the rocker told British talk show host Alan Carr: “His Harry’s car was here in the morning. Let’s put it that way.”
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman
40.Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman
The news this summer that Simon Cowell was going to become a dad for the first time was shocking enough. That the mommy-to-be was Lauren Silverman – his friend’s wife – was scandalous. Speaking about his latest romance, he told the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine: “I let down a friend and I feel bad about that, but the good thing…is that I’m having a baby and I never thought I would.”
Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego
41.Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego
They always say that the best way to get over one man is to get under another one. Or, if you’re Zoe Saldana you get married. Months after she split from Bradley Cooper, the actress secretly married Italian artist Marco Perego in June.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
42.Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha
Another actress who secretly got married is Scandal actress Kerry Washington. The world didn’t even know the star was dating when she wed NFL pro Nnamdi Asmugha in a private June ceremony. Months later the actress is still remaining tight-lipped about their union.
Miranda Kerr and James Packer
43.Miranda Kerr & James Packer
Miranda Kerr was on the singles market for mere weeks before she was reportedly snapped up again but this time by fellow Aussie James Packer. An insider told People that the billionaire and the model “are definitely seeing each other.” Although another source claims they are just friends.
Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska
44.Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska
They’d been linked romantically since the summer but Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska didn’t make their relationship official until they walked the red carpet together at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The stars reportedly met on the set of their movie The Double.
Eva Longoria & Ernesto Arguello
45.Eva Longoria & Ernesto Arguello
This year Eva Longoria seemed Ready For Love after she started seeing Ernesto Arugello – a Miami entrepreneur and philanthropist who appeared on her short-lived dating show. She even tweeted: “Happy to share NOW that it’s true!” But by August the four-month relationship was over.
Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo
46.Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo
When it comes to relationships, Adam Levine is not one to let the grass grow under his feet. In July the Maroon 5 singer swapped one model for another – dramatically splitting up with girlfriend Nina Agdal to get engaged to his ex, Behati Prinsloo.
Joaquin Phoenix & Allie Teilz
47.Joaquin Phoenix & Allie Teilz
Joaquin Phoenix hasn’t looked this happy in years. In November it was revealed that the 39-year-old actor is seeing DJ Allie Teilz who is reportedly just 19. According to E! they have secretly been dating since May.
Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
48.Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
By the end of the year the status of their relationship was unclear but in September Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkoskiy went public with their apparently picture perfect romance. The hunky dancer and the Sports Illustrated model discreetly started dating in June.
Justin Long & Amanda Seyfried
49.Justin Long & Amanda Seyfried
Between them they’ve done the rounds when it comes to celebrity relationships so it almost seemed inevitable that Justin Long and Amanda Seyfried would eventually date. Despite trying to keep their romance under wraps they were apparently “inseparable” at the Lovelace premiere, according to an eyewitness.
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
50.Adam Brody & Leighton Meester
They’d been dating for less than a year and kept their relationship hush-hush for most of that time. Then in November sources confirmed that The OC star Adam Brody and Gossip Girl Leighton Meester are engaged. In December the future bride and groom were snapped kissing in South Africa in a rare PDA moment.