Have you ever seen that thing online that couples who breakup owe it to their followers and friends to post an explanation? After months, or even years, of likes and cute captions, couples can't just leave us in the dark when they call it quits, and celebrities get it. If you've been on social media recently, then you probably already know - the big new announcement to hit celebrities' social media accounts? Breakup announcements. It's an art form, to simultaneously let the world know you're back on the market, while also showing respect and appreciation for the love that was mutually shared. Let's face it, celebrity relationships are measured like dog years, two years in Hollywood is basically a decade in real time. We're not even halfway through 2018 yet and so many couples have called it quits.
Today, we're breaking down the good and the bad. The breakup announcements that rocked our world, made us cry, and want a fluffy pillow, we're looking at you, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Anyone else still crying because love is officially over? But, in all this celebrity sadness, we're also showing some super happy announcements too, celebs posting about their pregnancies and bundles of joy! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to pinch cheeks, and cry some more. Read on to see 10 breakup announcements that happened on social media and 10 pregnancy announcements that did too!
20 Demi & Wilmer Announce The End Of Their Six Year Romance After Demi Rocks A Huge Ring
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama split almost two years ago, and our hearts are still broken over their split. Demi and Wilmer both took to Instagram with their statement and shared with the world their breakup announcement. They posted, “After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship. This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends. We will always be supportive of one another.” Demi opened up about her relationship with Wilmer in her documentary, Simply Complicated, and according to Elite Daily the star said this, “I think my heart is always with Wilmer. I think it was with Wilmer. I think that it is with Wilmer, and I think that it will be… You don’t share six years with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart, and [vice] versa. Like, I’m pretty sure that I’m not going to meet anybody that compares to him, but I’m trying to keep an open heart and open mind when it comes to that.” In the documentary, Demi says the reason for the split was because they had been together for the entirety of her adult life and she never had to be alone, which she felt was necessary to really grow up. Demi and Wilmer have made headlines over the past few months as they have been spotted grabbing food together, could a reunion be on the horizon? We can only hope!
19 Kylie Jenner Confirms Speculation That She Was Pregnant...And Had A Baby!
Rumors that Kylie Jenner was pregnant pretty much consumed the year of 2017. We watched her Instagram, patiently waiting for an official announcement and for months all was baggy t-shirts, photos cropped above rumored baby bump, and pictures of her stylish manicures. We almost gave up, but the hints were everywhere. She skipped the Christmas photo shoot, she had the most clothes on in the Kardashian Jenner Calvin Klein campaign, and she wasn’t making any public appearances. And then, on February 4th she took to Instagram to confirm what we all kind of knew was true. She posted, “I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress-free, and healthy way I knew how.” Kylie gave birth to a baby girl Stormi and posted a sweet video of all the baby bump action we had missed out on. Kylie’s not shy about Stormi now, posting lots of adoring photos and we’re all about it! According to Us Weekly Magazine, Jenner said this about motherhood, “I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, ‘I’m doing it for you.’” Of course, we’re anxiously waiting for the next Kardashian Jenner pregnancy, but until then we’re satisfied with all the cute ‘grams of Stormi.
18 Channing & Jenna Announce Their Split And Love Is Officially Over
When Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their split early in 2018, people basically gave up on the idea of love because these two were relationship goals and we just can’t stop crying that it’s over. The couple took to Instagram to announce their split and the world didn’t see it coming. They posted, “We have something we would like to share. First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence to the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for…We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.” WHY?! Channing and Jenna met while filming Step Up over a decade ago. According to Us Weekly Magazine, Jenna said this about the split, “Ultimately, no matter what Chan and I are doing, we’re really great friends. I think that will never change, no matter what.” Jenna Dewan made headlines in the past few weeks when she updated her social media accounts and deleted the “Tatum” part from her profiles; she also seemingly deleted most of the pictures of her and Channing Tatum. Channing’s Instagram still has sultry birthday wishes to his wife, and we’re hoping that one day love’s “beautiful adventure” brings them back together.
17 Khloe Kardashian Confirms Pregnancy, And We Had To Wait A While For Pictures Of True
Khloe Kardashian, like sister Kylie, also took to Instagram to announce her pregnancy. She posted a bump pic, and captioned a photo, “My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering…I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time!” Cue the irony. Before Khloe delivered baby True, cheating allegations and rumors went into full effect, with videos and photos to back up claims. Khloe has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media, only posting a few ‘grams since giving birth, and only returning to Snapchat after True turned one month old. According to People, sister Kim said this about Khloe’s situation, “Poor Khloe. We really were rooting for Khloe. And we still are. She’s so strong and she’s doing the best that she can. It’s a really sad situation, all over.” Kim also said in a recent interview, “I’m always rooting for her. I’m always rooting for love. I’m always rooting for families.” Look no further than Tristan’s Instagram comments to know that the world stands behind Khloe.
16 Gigi and Zayn Take To Twitter About The End Of Their Two Year Relationship
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have recently been spotted kissing in New York City, but in March the pair took to Twitter to announce their split. Gigi posted, “Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years...I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared.” Meanwhile, Zayn posted a similar sentiment, “Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend. She has such an incredible soul.” Gigi and Zayn spent over two years together and fans loved their adorable Instagrams, not to mention the Vogue cover shoot they shot together, which was serious goals. The pair has made headlines and have fans wondering if they’re getting back together; they’ve been photographed together several times after the split and according to OK Magazine, “According to a new report, the couple has a new relationship pact. Gigi wants the former One Direction member to get help for his anxiety, otherwise, they’re done for good.” We’re hoping Gigi and Zayn can make it work because we definitely missed the duo posing for photos at the Met Gala last week; a solo appearance just isn’t the same!
15 Ayesha Curry Reveals Third Baby!
Ayesha Curry, wife of famous basketball player Stephen Curry and famous for being a foodie (wait can we be famous for being a foodie too?), took to Instagram to announce her third baby was on the way. Curry posted a shot of her in a “Preggers” t-shirt, and captioned the post, “Heyyyy how did this happen?! Curry party of 5. Feeling very blessed…and very sick. Yippie!” That was back in February and we’re patiently awaiting the arrival of her newest little one. Oldest daughter, Riley, is also pretty famous for some adorable shots of her and dad and also for her dance moves on and off the court! Generally, celebrity sports couples don’t make it, but Ayesha and Steph seem destined to stay together, E! News recently wrote about them defying the basketball couple curse, according to E! Ayesha said this about their relationship, “I don’t like to call myself a basketball wife. I like to say I’m just a young woman who happened to marry somebody that ended up playing basketball.” Easy for Ayesha to say when she’s making a name for herself too! She recently opened a restaurant in Houston and recently launched her own wine. We’re pretty much obsessed with her!
14 Nikki Bella & John Cena Call Off Their Engagement And Leave Us With A Public Post
The world watched John Cena and Nikki Bella's televised engagement during WrestleMania last year, but 2018 seems to be the year of tearful breakups and they’re another couple who took to Instagram to announce their split. They posted, “After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced their decision to separate as a couple. While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.” With wrestling it’s hard to know what is real and what is fake, scripted and unscripted, made for TV and made for real life, but fans were hurt to see one of their favorite couples call it quits. According to People, someone who knows the pair said this about the split, “She never gave him an ultimatum. He talked a really good game about having changed, about having his priorities straight, about knowing what’s important, and that it was her. But as the day got closer, it was like he just went back to who he’s always been – which is someone who puts himself first, always.” Nikki had been posting photos and loving captions with John right up until the split, which has some fans wondering if this is just another stunt in the world of wrestling.
13 Beyonce Breaks The Internet To Announce She Is Pregnant With Twins
When Beyoncé announced she was pregnant with twins, she basically broke the internet; forget Kim Kardashian breaking it because Beyoncé’s announcement was huge. First there was the ’03 “Bonnie & Clyde” (back then Jay Z and Beyoncé wouldn’t even confirm rumors that they were dating), then they got married, and then Blue Ivy, then there was Lemonade, then there were cheating allegations and “Becky with the good hair” and then, the Carter family united and gave us TWINS, Rumi, and Sir. Beyoncé took to Instagram to announce the news, looking like the ethereal goddess she is, and captioned the post, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters.” In a rare interview, Jay Z opened up to The New York Times and said this about him and his wife, “I think she’s amazing. You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ‘cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.” Mr. and Mrs. Carter seem stronger than ever after having their twins and we can’t wait until Rumi and Sir have their own stylists and for them to gesture for mom and dad to calm down at the Grammys.
12 Chris Pratt & Anna Faris Call It Off Very Openly
Last summer, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris took to social media to announce their split. Anna took to Instagram to post this, “We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake, we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.” The world was heartbroken to hear news of their split. Since announcing their split almost a year ago, both, Chris and Anna, have been open about their separation. According to USA Today, Anna said this about relationships, “Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back or somebody doesn’t fully value you. Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right. I made that mistake.” Chris Pratt also opened up about the split, according to Today he said this, “Divorce sucks. But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. We’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.” The couple was married for 8 years and are keeping things cordial, for son Jack.
11 Hilarie Burton Shares A Kind Message For Those Trying To Get Pregnant And Announces The Arrival Of Daughter
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton are another celebrity couple who took to Instagram to announce their pregnancy! Hilarie shared a sweet message with fans on her Instagram page that read, “As some of you know, [Jeffrey Dean Morgan] is off in Europe getting ready to do some big conventions. And he’s self-aware enough to know his track record for “spilling the beans” isn’t so great (bless his heart!). So before he starts tripping up in an attempt to maintain our privacy, he asked that I go ahead and post something about our little girl’s birth. But before I do that, there’s something I really want to say to all the women out there who are trying…It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby. The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half. I surprised him on Christmas with baby Seahawk booties. We cried. We celebrated. We picked out names. And we lost that baby.” Hilarie sought to comfort moms, who like her tried for a long time to have a second baby. Hilarie also mentions how hard it was to see other people get pregnant on social media, whilst she tried so hard to have a baby of her own. According to E! News the couple has opted for a more simple life rather than the traditional Hollywood style; they live in upstate New York on a working farm, and are co-owners of a candy store – sweet!
10 Lena Dunham Posts A Quote After Split With Jack Antonoff
Lena Dunham is not one to post super intimate details about her relationship, but after her breakup with Jack Antonoff, she did take to Instagram to post a quote that read, “Starting over is the beautiful moment where you choose yourself.” Dunham also penned an article for Vogue in which she talks about getting over the breakup. There, she says this, “We sat in our shared kitchen of nearly four years and quietly faced each other, acknowledging what nobody wanted to say. The obsessive connection had turned to blind devotion, and the blinders were coming off to reveal that we had evolved separately (the least shocking reason of all and perhaps the most common). That anger wasn’t sexy or sustainable. That our hearts were still broken from trying so hard to fix it but no longer uncertain about whether or not we could. The finality nearly killed me, and I remember muttering, ‘But what if we still went on dates?’ He laughed sadly. ‘Whatever you want.’” Dunham’s heartbreaking description of their breakup is real and raw and unfiltered; she talks about dinners alone and occupying her time with stuff she liked to do before she always had a boyfriend to keep her company. Dunham and Antonoff were together for years and we’re sad about their split too!
9 Lauren Conrad Posts Sweet Picture To Announce Her Bundle Of Joy
Lauren Conrad is another star who took to Instagram to announce her bundle of joy! Our favorite The Hills star took to her incredibly aesthetic ‘gram last year to announce, “New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…” Here, she posted an adorable sonogram and showed off her glittery nail polish. During her pregnancy, Conrad only posted a few bump pictures, including one on her babymoon, where she held a mocktail up to her belly. Her and husband, William Tell, welcomed a baby boy, Liam. According to People, Lauren hoped for a boy; she said, “I really wanted a boy. My husband kept saying, ‘We just want a healthy baby.’ And I’d say, ‘But a boy would be nice!’ I was a wild little tomboy, so I think I understand boys. My mom always told me that nobody loves you like a son does, especially when he’s young.” Conrad’s wishes came true, but we think the whole world loves her. Since ending her reality TV career, the star has launched a website, clothing lines, and recently teamed up with Saint Jude to launch a t-shirt in honor of Mother’s Day, which she posted on Instagram. The t-shirt reads, “got it from my mama.”
8 Kendra Wilkinson Takes The High Road In Split From Husband Hank
Kendra Wilkinson who appeared on the E! reality show, The Girls Next Door, recently took to Instagram to post about her divorce from husband Hank Baskett, a football player. The pair were married nearly a decade when they decided to call it quits. Kendra took to Instagram and captioned a photo of them together, “Today is the last day of my marriage to this beautiful man. I will forever love Hank and be open but for now, we have chosen to go our own ways. I’m beyond sad and heartbroken because I did believe in forever, that’s why I said yes but unfortunately too much fear has gotten in the way. We are both amazing parents to our kids and will be happy [and] never know the difference other than seeing mama smile. Sometimes love looks funny.” Kendra continued the post describing her sentiments as feeling “blessed.” She also told fans they would be seeing a lot more pictures of her and Hank as there is no hate between them; according to People they even live in the same house still. We’re thinking maybe she should move next door! People also reports that the marriage likely ended due to cheating allegations that surfaced during her second pregnancy; rumor says Hank cheated on Kendra whilst they were expecting.
7 The Rock Announces Second Strong Daughter
Dwayne Johnson recently welcomed his third daughter and he hilariously took to Instagram to post a photo where he edited a post of him holding his newborn to his bare chest and put Kevin Hart’s face over it. The Rock is hilarious and he and Kevin Hart are absolute friendship goals. When The Rock isn’t roasting Kevin Hart on social media, he’s raising his three daughters. He posted a picture of his second daughter, Jasmine, announcing he and girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, were expecting; they made a sign that said “It’s a girl! Can’t wait to be a big sister!!! And finally be the boss!”. He also took to Instagram to announce daughter, Tiana’s birth; he captioned a photo, “Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama labored and delivered like a true Rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for [Lauren] and all mamas and women out there.” He ended the post with “You have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make [you] laugh for the rest of my life.” Cue the happy tears! Can we talk about how tiny baby Tia looks in Dwayne’s massive hands?! Dwayne told People “I think I’m a good dad.” We know he is and we love his sweet post honoring his new daughter and his wife! Here’s to hoping his daughters are as strong as him, if not stronger!
6 Ariana Grande Announces Changed Relationship In A Social Media Story
Ariana Grande took to her Instagram Story the other day to talk about her relationship with Mac Miller. She posted a photo of them and wrote, “Hi! This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet Malcolm Mccormick. I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all time regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us! Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you. I can’t wait to know and support you forever and I’m so proud of you!!” The pair dated for two years and we’re crying over their split and also the love they still share for one another. According to Us Weekly Magazine Grande also said this about their relationship, “I met him when I was 19. We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent. We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together, it’s just timing. We both needed to experience some things, but the love has been there the whole time.” We’re hoping they find their way back to each other because they are seriously the cutest couple and obviously still have so much love for one another!
5 Justin Timberlake Kisses Jessica's Belly In The Announcement
When Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got together it basically ruined our lives. We all had at least one JT circa NSYNC poster on our bedroom wall, but in all seriousness, they're basically the perfect couple, so we can't even be mad about it. Justin took to Instagram to show off his wife's baby belly back in 2015 and captioned a cute photo, "This year, I'm getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN'T WAIT." Justin went from 2000's pop star to loving husband and father, and we're living for it. Not to mention, Jessica and Justin say just about the cutest things ever about their love. According to People, Jessica said this about Justin, "[Being married] just feels incredible. It feels like you have this partner who is going to be with you and also change light bulbs and do dishes with you." And Justin said this about Jessica, "Every once in a while, I can catch a glimpse of her when she doesn't see me looking. I have this moment where I'm like, 'If you never make a good decision - if you only make bad decisions - for the rest of your life, you made one really good decision.' It's nice to marry your best friend." It doesn't get any cuter than that!
4 Jersey Shore's, Ronnie Announces Pregnancy And Details On Their Split
Ronnie Ortiz-Margo and Jen Harley have been battling it out on the 'gram. This post is serving a dual purpose, as they recently had a baby and didn't necessarily post a breakup announcement on social media, but rather their breakup played out on social media instead. Like literally, an entire fight was chronicled over Instagram stories...Ronnie posted things like, "Not all people can be saved when they are so far gone. All you can say you did ur best and keep it moving!" According to People, he later took to Instagram with an apology for his girlfriend, and mother of his newborn daughter. He posted, "I want to apologize for earlier to my fans, and especially [Jen]. I acted on my gut and not rationally. I should've never acted in such a [manner]. My deepest [apologies]." The relationship seemed strained due to Jersey Shore Family Vacation. People also reports that Ronnie said this about the new show, "You know, it's Miami - Miami is Miami. And at the end of the day, I'm also filming a television show, so I have to do what's going to get ratings. I'm going to have to put myself in certain situations, but it's how I come out at the end of the situation that really matters. I have to do what I have to do." We're hoping having a daughter gives him a little perspective.
3 Jessica Alba Announces Baby Number Three With A Cute Boomerang
Jessica Alba took to Instagram last year to announce that her and husband, Cash Warren, were "officially going to be outnumbered." Three kids versus one couple. Jessica posted an adorable boomerang on Instagram of her and her daughters with balloons to announce baby number three, a boy named Hayes. According to People, Alba talked about motherhood in honor of Mother's Day this past weekend. She shared, "Motherhood is a doozy, isn't it? Your world gets turned completely upside down. Everything you thought you knew about what was important is no longer. And all the things you once took for granted - like sleep, and sitting down to eat an actual meal - become the greatest luxuries. Little people change you. To love and need someone that much and have them love and need you just as much...it's the best and hardest and most heartbreaking thing there is...The time we have with our little ones when they're actually little is so fleeting. And it's a reminder for me to be present and cherish every messy moment. Every tantrum, every tired cry, every bit of these days that sometimes feel like they'll never end. Because the truth is, they will." We adore Alba's "little people" and hope she had the best Mother's Day ever with her three adorable kids, hopefully, they didn't make too many messy moments for the busy mom!
2 Calvin Confirms Split With A Series Of Tweets Toward Taylor
Taylor Swift recently kicked off her Reputation tour and so today we're taking a look at someone who tried to hurt hers. We all remember when Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift were a thing, and sure, maybe none of us really understood it, but we knew that we loved the swan float picture at least. Now, we're not exactly saying this was a social media breakup announcement, but rather a confirmation that things were so over and that they were probably never ever, ever getting back together. The drama started over Calvin Harris' hit track "This Is What You Came For," which featured Rihanna. Calvin took to Twitter to post, "I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially, she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym. Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though. I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex-bf down for something to do." Harsh! According to Glamour, Swift had pointed lines toward Harris on Reputation. Swift sings, "I've got a boyfriend/He's older than us/He's in the club doing I don't know what." We don't know what either, except maybe tweeting about Tay!
1 Arie And Lauren Play April Fools' Pregnancy Announcement
Okay! This one is obviously kind of cheating, but we had to mention this stunt because fans of The Bachelor went crazy over this fake Twitter pregnancy announcement. Let's face it, Arie Luyendyk has been making headlines since he proposed to two girls in one season, sorry Becca. Arie took to Twitter to post a picture of a woman who basically seemed to be Lauren holding a baby bump and captioned it, "Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven!" He tagged Lauren in the post and we were all fooled. He took to social media an hour or so later to admit it was just a prank...fans were upset, to say the least. It seems a bit harsh to breakup with Becca on national TV, but then to be all over Lauren all over social media and make a pregnancy announcement - cringe. Fans pointed out that lots of women struggle with infertility and to joke about a pregnancy really isn't funny, but actually pretty messed up. According to Us Weekly Magazine, "Luyendyk issued an official apology on Twitter, 'I do have sympathy for women struggling with infertility. My April Fools prank was in no way meant to offend women who struggle with that. I apologize if you were affected personally by my post.'"
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