Celeb nuptials were aplenty in 2014—among them there were those involving Kimye, Lauren Conrad, Neil Patrick Harris, George Clooney and Ashley Tisdale. But Tinseltown also experienced its fair share of not-so-happy endings—breakups that, even with the help of a crystal ball, we could’ve never predicted. Here, seven celebrity couples whose relationships unexpectedly fizzled this year.
Khloé Kardashian and French Montana
Since jumping back into the dating scene after her marriage to Lamar Odom shattered, Khloé Kardashian has been in an on-again off-again fling with rapper beau French Montana. For now, the duo has called it quits, but we’re not convinced French is out of the picture for good. Still, if we had to choose between single Khloé vs. taken Khloé, we’d definitely choose the former.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Do the words “conscious uncoupling” ring a bell? After Gwyneth Paltrow and her Coldplay lead singer hubby went their separate ways, Martin made headlines for his short-lived love affair with J-Law. Thankfully, Paltrow and Martin have remained close for the sake of their kids and it’s even rumored they’ll be sharing Christmas together. Could a reunion be in this couple’s future? We think so!
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
Just three months after Big Sean and Naya Rivera called off their engagement, the “Glee” starlet made our jaws drop when she wed Ryan Dorsey. In his latest single “IDFWU,” Ariana Grande’s new man makes it crystal clear he’s over his ex-fiancée. He and Grande weren’t ashamed to make it Instagram official either, as seen by the adorbs snapshots of them canoodling.
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo
When your SO devotes a song called “Marry Me” to you, it screams commitment, right? Well, that wasn’t the case for Jason Derulo and his girlfriend of three years, Jordin Sparks. Derulo made the ultimate jerk move when he spilled on a radio show that he dumped Sparks over the phone because he was out of town! Sparks—may we suggest simply brushing your shoulders off and moving on, because absolutely no one deserves to be broken up with that way.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
We thought Wiz and Amber were a super-compatible couple who’d last forever—until, that is, rumors emerged that he cheated on his wife and mother to their son, Sebastian—with twins! A month after Rose filed for divorce, Wiz tweeted his ex a happy birthday message, to which she warmly responded, “I Still Love You No Matter What.” Despite Rose’s seemingly perpetual love for her man, she’s getting along just fine without him. In fact, last week she was spotted twerking up a storm on Chris Brown.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Real talk: When these high school sweethearts split, we shed a tear. A whirlwind of drama unfolded after a photo of the “Blurred Lines” crooner butt-grabbing a fan was released last year and his visit to a Parisian strip club surfaced earlier this year. The couple, who’d been together for a total of 22 years, split in February. Thicke later released a song named “Get Her Back” and tried winning back his wife’s heart, to no avail. After nine years of marriage, Patton filed for divorce in October. There’s no news on whether either has moved on, but the split seems to have been an amicable one.
Kris and Bruce Jenner
We first learned the heartbreaking news that Kris and Bruce Jenner were throwing in the cashmere towel of their 22-year marriage on an episode of KUWTK. Nori’s grandma has since been packing on the PDA with Corey Gamble, who’s part of Justin Bieber’s entourage. The divorce of Kendall and Kylie’s parents was finalized a few days ago but that doesn’t mean they’re cutting ties—while guest-hosting E! News last week, Kris mentioned that Bruce would be present for their Christmas day festivities. Now that’s what we call friendly exes!