If there is one thing that all of us know to be true, it is this: it can be difficult for any of us to find someone to spend our lives with. As hard as it may be for everyday folks, we can only imagine how much worse the pressures of fame could make things. For that reason, it really is remarkable that any star would be able to find another celebrity to care for, no matter how fleeting their time together may be.
For every new celebrity couple that pops up, it often feels like another pairing, unfortunately, bites the dust. In fact, even though the year 2019 is in the early stages at the time of this writing, the world has already learned about several celebrity marriages that are likely to come to an end. With all of that in mind, it is time to look at the list of 10 of the most interesting celebrity couples of 2019 so far and 10 that are headed for divorce.
In order for a celebrity couple to appear on this list, they need to have attained a certain level of fame. On top of that, they could have found their way onto this list because the world learned they are a couple since the year 2019 began. On the other hand, they could have been married, including by common law, and broken up this year.
20 New Couple: Chris Harrison + Lauren Zima
Best known for his involvement in a “reality” TV franchise that is all about finding love for other people, it certainly seems possible that Chris Harrison has found a little for himself. This is the case because the Bachelor franchise host who previously got divorced in 2012 now has a new person in his life, Lauren Zima.
No stranger to the spotlight herself, Zima has been an Entertainment Tonight correspondent since the year 2015, so you know she has rubbed elbows with many celebrities. First seen on the red carpet together when they attended Entertainment Weekly’s SAG Awards pre-party, the pair certainly seemed happy together.
19 Heading for Divorce: Ashley Martson + Jay Smith
One of six couples who were married as a part of 90 Day Fiancé’s 6th season, Jay Smith met Ashley Martson while she was vacationing at a resort for a friend’s wedding. After that, Jay began communicating with Ashely over social media until he proposed and their relationship was chronicled on the show.
Unfortunately, their wedding wasn’t meant to be as the pair got divorced after only eight months. Far from the 6th season of 90 Day Fiancé’s only failure, Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores, as well as Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima, also ended their marriages before long.
18 New Couple: Jenny Slate + Ben Shattuck
An absolutely hilarious human being who has also proven herself to be quite adept at dramatic acting, if you ask us Jenny Slate seems destined for great things on the career front. Also, someone that comes across as a very likable person, we were overjoyed to learn she was dating Chris Evans since he also seems to be pretty great.
Unfortunately, their relationship was not meant to be but since that breakup, she has found a new man. Currently involved with an art curator named Ben Shattuck, the two of them appeared to be quite smitten when they attended the Sundance Film Festival together earlier this year.
17 Heading for Divorce: Jerrod Niemann + Morgan Petek
An accomplished country music singer and songwriter, during his career Jerrod Niemann has released several hit albums and he even co-wrote three singles for the legend, Garth Brooks. Best known for songs like "Lover, Lover," "Shinin' on Me," and "What Do You Want," there is no telling how many more hit tracks he will release.
Previously married to Morgan Petek, the pair were divorced in the last month of 2018. Since the world only learned about their breakup in February of 2019, we’re counting them on this list. During their failed four-year marriage Niemann and Petek did some good in the world by founding the charity Free The Music USA.
16 New Couple: Halsey + Yungblud
Someone who has been able to take the music world by storm since the release of her debut album in 2015, since then Halsey has released several singles that have been certified platinum. Currently involved with another musician, she was spotted with a young performer named Yungblud who has a distinct sound that has helped him to stand out in the crowd.
First rumored to be a couple in late 2018, Halsey and Yungblud never confirmed their relationship until January 2019 so they certainly belong on this list. Plus, if you ask us, it just feels right that two celebrities who’ve decided to go by single names have wound up together.
15 Heading for Divorce: Dick + Noelle Wolf
Throughout television history, there have been a select few showrunners and producers who’ve created loads of successful shows. Among the group, you will find names like Aaron Spelling, Shonda Rhimes, Matt Groening, J.J. Abrams, Chuck Lorre, and of course, Dick Wolf. Forever best known for being the man behind the hugely successful Law & Order franchise, his original show has inspired many spin-offs.
Despite all of the success he has found at work, the man has not fared so well in his love life. Actually, in January of this year, it came out that he’d split from his third wife who he’d married in 2006, Noelle Wolf.
14 New Couple: Chaz Bono + Shara Blue Mathes
Born to one of music’s first power couples, Chaz Bono grew up in the spotlight due to being the child of Sonny and Cher. While that comes with some pretty unique challenges that most of us could never understand, it also has given Chaz a powerful platform. Very outspoken when it comes to the LGBTQ+ rights, Chaz has written for The Advocate, been a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, and promoted National Coming Out Day, among other things.
Also doing pretty well in his personal life these days, Chaz is now dating Shara Blue Mathes. For those of you that don’t recognize Mathes, she also grew up in the spotlight as a former child actor who starred in the show It’s Your Move.
13 Heading for Divorce: Joel Kinnaman + Cleo Wattenström
One of the most interesting parts of Hollywood is seeing which roles an actor becomes most famous for. A perfect example of that, Joel Kinnaman has been working consistently for many years and he has even starred in several high profile films, including the 2014 remake of Robocop, and shows like House of Cards. Despite that, these days most people know him because he starred in the DCEU movie Suicide Squad.
Another celebrity who got divorced in late 2018 but the world only found about it in 2019, Kinnaman and his now ex-wife, tattoo artist Cleo Wattenström, split after two years of marriage.
12 New Couple: Liam Payne + Naomi Campbell
When it comes to the world of modeling, few people can even compete with what Naomi Campbell has accomplished throughout her career. Definitely someone who deserves to be called a supermodel, she has landed all of the industry’s top gigs and worked alongside several bona fide legends.
Also a person who has attained an incredible amount of success, Liam Payne garnered fame as a member of the boy band One Direction. If that wasn’t impressive enough, and it certainly is, he also started a solo career in 2017.
Spotted together for the first time in January of 2019, since then it has become abundantly clear that Campbell and Payne are involved.
11 Heading for Divorce: Tom Arnold + Ashley Groussman
The kind of celebrity who always seems to be bubbling under the surface but never becomes a true A-lister, Tom Arnold’s career has really run the gamut. Part of several successful films, he appeared in True Lies, Nine Months, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Exit Wounds, and Madea's Witness Protection among others. Also no stranger to the TV scene, he had a memorable role in Roseanne and co-hosted The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years.
Married to Ashley Groussman since 2009, Arnold announced the pair had split up in January and she has moved out of their home. According to Entertainment Tonight, Arnold cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.
10 New Couple: Ben Affleck + Lindsay Shookus
Among the most influential people in Hollywood today, Ben Affleck is famous for his acting in movies like Chasing Amy, Armageddon, and Good Will Hunting on top of playing Batman on the big screen. Not content with that alone, Affleck has also directed the highly respected movies Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo. Even though he has accomplished so much, it often feels like people talk about him more due to various romantic relationships.
After Affleck’s relationship with Jennifer Garner came to an end, he went on to seriously date Lindsay Shookus but they broke up in August of 2018. Evidently not through with one another, however, the pair got back together again in February of this year.
9 Heading for Divorce: Beck + Marissa Ribisi
Just like in real life, many celebrity couples give it a go but wind up breaking up and it can be really disappointing for everyone around them. However, it often is especially sad when a pair of people have been together for many years only to go their separate ways, just like Beck and Marissa Ribisi have decided to do.
Married since 2004, they have two children together, a 14-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. With that in mind, we can only imagine how emotional it must have been for everyone involved when Beck filed for divorce in February of this year.
8 New Couple: Jim Carrey + Ginger Gonzaga
An actor who absolutely deserves to be called a comedy legend, throughout his career Jim Carrey has starred in many beloved movies, including Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Liar Liar among others. No slouch when it comes to his dramatic chops, he was marvelous in The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Long before all of that, he first became a star due to the show In Living Color and he has recently made his return to the medium as the lead actor in the series Kidding.
Sharing many of his scenes in that show with up-and-coming actress Ginger Gonzaga, in January 2019 they made their debut as a couple on the red carpet for the Golden Globes.
7 Heading for Divorce: Dylan McDermott + Maggie Q
Someone who has been on the acting scene for years, Dylan McDermott made his big screen debut in the late '80s. Since then, he starred in the shows American Horror Story and The Practice, on top of appearing in movies like Steel Magnolias and In the Line of Fire. Another actor who has staying power, Maggie Q first gained prominence in North America due to her role in Rush Hour 2 and since then she has starred in many films as well as the show, Designated Survivor.
Unfortunately for the pair, their relationship failed to go the distance. Introduced on the set of the show Stalker, they soon fell in love and got engaged, but after four years of being betrothed, they broke up in February of this year.
6 New Couple: Nikki Bella + Artem Chigvintsev
Definitely one of the most popular competition shows of recent years, ever since Dancing with the Stars debuted it has been a pretty big success. The show has managed to create stars out of many of its best dancers, including Artem Chigvintsev, a performer who joined the series during its 19th season.
Years after that, during the show’s 25th season, Chigvintsev was partnered with former two-time WWE Divas Champion, Nikki Bella. During her time competing on the show, Bella was engaged to fellow WWE performer John Cena. However, she and Cena broke up in April of 2018 and in early 2019 she began seeing her former dance partner, Chigvintsev.
5 Heading for Divorce: Brie Larson + Alex Greenwald
One of the best actors of her generation, Brie Larson was spectacular in television’s The United States of Tara. Of course, she owes the lion’s share of her fame to her movie career, including her amazing work in films like Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, and Room. On top of all that, 2019 is set to be the biggest year of her career yet, since she is a part of two massive MCU movies, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
On the other hand, Larson’s personal life hasn’t been so wonderful in 2019 so far. After all, she broke up with Alex Greenwald, the Phantom Planet rocker she had been engaged to since 2016.
4 New Couple: Sienna Miller + Lucas Zwirner
The kind of person that absolutely lights up the big screen, Sienna Miller first turned heads with her work in the movie Layer Cake and she has worked consistently ever since. Previously romantically linked with a much more famous man, the actor Jude Law, during that period of time the two of them became tabloid mainstays. Given all of the pressure she was under all those years ago, it must feel a lot more relaxed to be dating someone like Lucas Zwirner.
After all, he is a book editor, so when she was spotted sharing some PDA with her new man in New York City people were more curious about his identity than anything else.
3 Heading for Divorce: Jeff Lewis + Gage Edward
One of several Bravo TV “reality” shows that have managed to pass the test of time, Flipping Out stayed on the air for a truly impressive 11 seasons. Focused on a designer named Jeff Lewis, he was joined onscreen by a trio of friends who helped him with his work, including business manager and Jeff’s real-life boyfriend Gage Edwards.
Romantically linked for a decade of their lives, Lewis and Edwards never wed but they lived together for many years and shared a daughter which means they had a common-law marriage. Sadly, in late January it came out that the pair had broken up and were living separately while presumably sharing custody of their 2-year-old daughter.
2 New Couple: Pete Davidson + Kate Beckinsale
An actor who has tried her hand at virtually every kind of role, Kate Beckinsale is most famous for the Underworld movies but she has also appeared in comedy, drama, and romance films. In fact, the only thing we know for sure about Beckinsale is that she will keep up guessing, which certainly is true when it comes to her recent relationship with Pete Davidson.
Someone who was fresh out of a failed engagement to famous pop star Ariana Grande, Davidson is best known for starring in Saturday Night Live. Talked about a lot during his relationship with Grande, Davidson’s relationship with Beckinsale has made him a tabloid mainstay yet again.
1 Heading for Divorce: Jeff + MacKenzie Bezos
While these things are always up for some debate, Jeff Bezos has been named the richest man on the planet. Able to amass his riches because he founded Amazon and has gone on to serve as the company’s chairman, CEO, and president, the online retailer has become an absolute force in the world. Far from content to operate Amazon alone, he also owns too many other companies to list here, including the Washington Post, Whole Foods, Twitch, Audible, and so many more.
In fact, he has amassed so much money that it seems very likely that his soon to be ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, will become one of the richest women on the planet once they divide their assets.
Sources: Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, People