Celebrities serve as inspiration in our everyday lives, from the clothes we wear to the things we say, to what we look for in love. Today we’re looking at some real-life couples that are the stuff that our dreams are made of, and some breakups that we might never get over.
Recently, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan shocked the world when they took to Instagram to announce the end of their relationship, *cue the tears*. In a world where we turn to dating apps to find love and get ghosted, we look to celebrities for inspiration when it comes to life and love. Needless to say, we’re still crying over this breakup; we followed the Instagrams, we lived for the red carpet-loving gazes, and we’re sad that it’s the end of an era.
Today, we’re breaking down 10 celebrity couples that are goals and the 5 breakups that we’re still crying over. From our Twitter inspiration, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend to the end of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, we’ve got you covered. If you’re burning photos of your favorite celeb couple that broke up or eating a weird amount of chocolate ice cream to help ease the pain of love lost, read on!
15 Goals - Real-Life Parenthood, Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard
According to Dax Shepherd’s Podcast, Armchair Expert, him and Kristen Bell originally met at a dinner party. He remembers her talking about her love for Target and thinking that it was cute that she was so normal, and that’s enough for us. Kristen Bell, we’re obsessed with Target too. The couple is known for their honesty and the fact that they openly talk about a relationship requiring a lot of work. They opened up to Good Housekeeping and Dax said this about meeting Kristen, “I thought to myself, ‘Who is this sparkly creature?’” Kristen posted on Instagram in February to show her love for Dax, she captioned a photo, “To the man who I’ve known for an eternity yet learn new things about everyday; who has been with me through thick and thin (and loved my 47lbs of baby weight); who is as interested in PDA as I am…” #GOALS.
14 Goals - Definitely, Maybe, Forever, Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of the cutest couples on the red carpet. They met on the set of Green Lantern, and this superhero love story is one with a happy ending, which makes them celebrity relationship goals. Blake and Ryan troll each other on social media, cutting each other out of photos; like the time Blake posted on Ryan’s birthday and cut him out of a photo of him and Ryan Gosling, or when Ryan cut Blake out of a photo of them together for her birthday. This week, according to Cosmopolitan, Ryan took to Twitter to troll rumors when a picture of Ryan, Blake, and Ryan’s Mom was captioned with a headline implying an impending split. Ryan tweeted, “We’re not splitting. She’ll always be my mom…” We love this couple and their adorable family.
13 Crying - From Step Up To Split Up, Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan
Earlier this week, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their split on Instagram. We’re all still crying. Is this real life? Is love even real? Why?! In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Channing and Jenna wrote, “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.” Insert Elle Woods throwing chocolates at the TV screen here. The world went crazy, people can’t believe that one of the most loved and most beautiful Hollywood couples has decided to call it quits. Everyone knows Channing and Jenna met on the set of Step Up years ago and have been loving each other and been looking beautiful beside each other ever since. Here’s to hoping for a reconciliation.
12 Goals - That 70's To Forever, Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis
We saw the on-screen romance of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on That 70’s Show, Jackie and Kelso didn’t get married, but Mila and Ashton did. We couldn’t be happier that they ended up together IRL. If you’re picturing the viral photo of them eating a crepe on the street, us too, which is why they’re goals. According to Cheat Sheet, Kutcher says that he and Mila, “legitimately lived out our movies,” referencing movies Just Friends and No Strings Attached, movies where they both had casual relationships that turned into lasting love, which is exactly what happened to this couple. This real-life reunion of Jackie and Kelso is everything, especially the fact that Mila has said that Ashton was her first kiss, here’s to hoping he’s her last!
11 Goals - Last Song To Love Song, Liam Hemsworth And Miley Cyrus
In 2010, the world was introduced to The Last Song, and all of our Nicholas Sparks dreams were realized. Cue Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth frolicking in the water and falling in love on and off the big screen. They fell in love, they got engaged, and they left us crying when they split, but then they found their way back to each other and we couldn’t be happier about it. Talk about #relationshipgoals. According to Daily Mail, the couple might even be secretly married; apparently, Liam has been wearing a ring on his ring finger, spotted as of late in paparazzi photos. We love that Miley and Liam were basically kids that fell in love and ended up back together, after growing up and finding themselves. We’re hoping this The Last Song couple, ends up singing nothing but love songs.
10 Crying - Different Directions, Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik
In March, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik took to Twitter to announce that they were officially going in different directions. Gigi posted, “I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for.” And we’re crying. 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.” We already miss all of their adorable Instagrams of each other, although their level of maturity in all of this is well beyond their years. At least we will always have the perfect pictures from their Vogue shoot.
9 Goals - Blind Auditions To Team Love, Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani met on The Voice and have been goals ever since. This down to earth country singer and glam pop princess prove that opposites do attract. Blake opened up about his love for Gwen recently, and told People, “It feels like it gets stronger all the time.” Look no further than Gwen’s Instagram to see all of their adorable couple pictures and her love and support for this country star. Another thing that makes them goals is the way that Blake adores Gwen’s sons. Blake told People that he thought he wasn’t going to have kids. Blake said, “Then all of a sudden it happens one way or another…And so having them around…I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s so much fun.”
8 Goals - Office Romance, John Krasinski And Emily Blunt
We all love Jim from The Office and we’re all looking for the Jim to our Pam. Real life, John Krasinski found love, with actress Emily Blunt, and John talking about how much he loves his wife is everything we need to heal from all the celebrity breakups we’re still crying over; he is not shy to talk about the fact that his wife is totally out of his league and she gushes about him too. They’re the perfect couple. John and Emily met in a restaurant and it was pretty much love at first sight. Emily told People, “We were engaged within 10 months, but I think we probably knew before that.” John has shared a similar sentiment. He told Playboy, “I think my wife gets me. Not just to sound adorable, but the truth is she gets me more than anyone else has ever gotten me.” Insert adorable Jim staring at the camera clip here.
7 Crying - The End Of Infinity, Chris Evans And Jenny Slate
Chris Evans and Jenny Slate made an adorable couple. Sadly, according to People, they called it quits again last month. This comes after news of them getting back together before the holidays, after an initial breakup last year, which we cried over as well. The two stars met while working on the movie Gifted and have been dishing out loving compliments about each other ever since. We all saw the adorable back and forth on Twitter that gave us high school feels. According to USA Today, Evans said “You know, relationships are tricky, there are lots of moving pieces, but I am endlessly grateful for having met her. She will be in my life always.” We’re not crying, you’re crying! Here’s to hoping a tweet reconciles this too cute couple again because Chris Evans is giving us all the feels.
6 Goals - They Always Do, Jessie James Decker And Eric Decker
Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker are maybe the most vocal couple on Instagram about being completely and totally in love with each other, and this week they took to social media to announce the birth of their third child together. Eric Decker thinks his wife is hot and he loves to show her some love on social media. He is constantly captioning photos bragging about his baby mama and it’s too cute. This football player and country singer are obsessed with each other, and we’re obsessed too. Jessie took to Instagram in early March to post a high school photo of her husband and captioned it, “Good thing we didn’t go to high school together…may have been even more little Deckers running around.” They’re in love and we’re in love with their love.
5 Goals - In It For The End Game, Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn
In November, Taylor Swift released her new album, Reputation. She had been on a social media hiatus ever since Kim Kardashian West exposed her earlier in the year, a narrative we all want to be excluded from. Taylor teased her new album on Instagram and fans went wild, insert snake emoji here. We all wondered if a relationship with Joe Alwyn would finally be confirmed by TSwift herself. At last, we got the affirmation we had been waiting for. Taylor was clearly singing about her beau and we couldn’t be happier for her. Alwyn, an actor, is king of Taylor Swift’s heart. She sings about her new romance in the song “New Year’s Day,” “I can tell that it’s going to be a long road, I’ll be there if you’re the toast of the town babe, or if you strike out and you’re crawling home.” Here’s to hoping Alwyn is Swift’s always.
4 Crying - Just Friends? Chris Pratt And Anna Faris
In 2017, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt took to Instagram and Facebook to announce that they were calling it quits, and we’re still crying. Anna posted “We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed…We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.” We’re disappointed too. We miss all of Chris’ perfect Instagram captions and silly pictures of his wife, like the time he posted an Instagram of Anna and a bottle of wine and admitted he didn’t know much about wine. Now, they co-parent their son, and their focus, according to Anna and Us Weekly, is “making sure that he’s surrounded by a lot of love and happiness and we’re really good at that.”
3 Goals - Legendary, Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are goals. People paid tribute to their wedding anniversary late last year, with Harris’ Instagram shout out to his hubby, Harris captioned a photo, “I got married three years ago today. Thanks, David, for choosing me. For challenging me. For creating a family with me. For being a safe space at I can call home. And for your bountiful love. Happy Anniversary.” Neil Patrick Harris starred in How I Met Your Mother and it is safe to say that he found a love that is legendary. According to Bustle they met through mutual friends on a New York City street and have been in each other’s sights ever since. This adorable couple gives us hope that love is real.
2 Goals - End And Beginning, Chrissy Teigen And John Legend
If you’re not following Chrissy Teigen on all forms of social media, you need to fix your life. Her and John Legend are goals. There was that time that Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter when she needed ripe bananas for banana bread and offered up a pair of John’s underwear, and we can’t forget that time she stood up for women everywhere and said not even John took his last name, so she didn’t either, or his music video for “All of Me,” where her and John flirt and kiss and are just basically the cutest couple of all time. They are THE celebrity couple, and we’re all obsessed with them. According to BuzzFeed, Chrissy and John almost didn’t make it, John tried to break up with Chrissy once, and she flat out told him no way, which we’re so thankful for.
1 Crying - Keeping Up With Lord And Lady, Kourtney Kardashian And Scott Disick
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are on again, off again, on again, currently off again, but this time it seems serious as they’re both dating other people and happily posting Instagrams with their new significantly younger, significant others. We watched Kourtney and Scott on Keeping up with the Kardashians for YEARS, and we all remember when Kourtney threw all of Scott’s clothes, or when Scott wanted to get married, but now we’re crying and hoping that they maybe find their way back to each other but like in a healthy way. They have three kids and seem to be killing the co-parenting game, still taking vacations as a family. According to Daily Mail, Scott even purchased a home near the Kardashians in SoCal. We’re confident that we’ll see the duo together again, at some point, maybe.
References: Twitter, Instagram, Armchair Expert, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Cheat Sheet, Daily Mail, People, Playboy, USA Today, Bustle, Us Weekly, BuzzFeed