Celebrities do not have it easy. It's definitely not fun living in the public eye when going through a breakup and what is even worse is that some have to maintain ties with their exes for life because they either have children together or work in the same industry.
There is no right way to get over a breakup. Breakups are tough and although some people smile and say they are doing great post-breakup, others share their true feelings and admit they are heartbroken. As silly as it may sound, some breakups hit us hard because we feel like we know them. Here we have rounded up a list of 20 celebrities who did not take their breakups well.
20 "It Had Nothing To Do With Not Having Kids," Said Jennifer Aniston
Before Brad Pitt married Angelina Jolie, he was married to actress Jennifer Aniston. The two were Hollywood's hottest couple in the late 90s and early 2000s until bad rumors ended their marriage. Aniston did not take the breakup well especially because she was being criticized for not wanting to have kids with Pitt as thetalko reveals.
19 The Nanny... Really?
Actress Jennifer Garner began dating Ben Affleck in 2004 after they starred in two movies together. They got married the following year and a decade later, the couple announced their divorce seeking joint custody of their three children. Garner did not take the breakup well because rumor had it that Affleck was having relations with the couple’s nanny as insider points out.
18 Ariana Grande Will Not Be Dating For A While
After a four-month engagement, singer Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s whirlwind romance came to a halt. As people reveal, the breakup was mutual because the duo felt that “it was way too much too soon.” Grande did not take the breakup well and even swore off dating for a while to focus on her career.
17 Reversing The 'Snap' On Avengers: End Game Didn't Bring Back Her Once True Love
Comedian Anna Faris started dating actor Chris Pratt and shortly after moved in together. They got married in 2009 in a small ceremony. In 2017, the couple announced their separation. Even though they have remained friendly exes, Faris found it difficult to separate from somebody she had such a close connection with for almost 10 years as revealed on eonline.
16 Roger Mathews Still Claims He Is Not The Bad Guy We All Think He Was
After eight years together, Roger Mathews and Jersey Shore star Jenni Farley called it quits. The duo’s relationship troubles have made their rounds in public and according to eonline, Mathews did not take the break-up too well because the breakup left the public with the impression that he was the bad person. Matthews wrote a lengthy public message to Farley and wished to make peace for the sake of the kids.
15 If Tyga Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Tyga’s relationship to Kylie Jenner did not start on a good note. Tyga ended his engagement to Black Chyna so that he could date Kylie Jenner. However, after nearly three years of dating, Kylie ended the relationship in the midst of cheating rumors. According to Hollywoodlife, Tyga regrets the breakup and respects that she had moved on.
14 Taylor Swift Went Ahead To Write A Song About It
Singer Taylor Swift has had her fair share of public breakups. However, the one she did not take too well was with fellow musician Harry Styles. As stated by thetalko, she even allegedly wrote a song about her relationship with Styles. According to Ms. Swift, their relationship was not solid or healthy but it was valuable to her.
13 Even Though Most Saw It Coming, It Still Hurt
Reality star Khloe Kardashian definitely did not take the breakup from Tristan Thomson too well, as is expected. The duo’s relationship was already on the rocks even before she called it quits. According to eonline, Khloe ended things following allegations that Thompson and his sister’s BFF Jordan Woods had an intimate encounter at a party.
12 Jason Derulo Couldn't Even End Things Face-To-Face
After dating for almost three years, musicians Jordan Sparks and Jason Derulo ended their relationship. According to eonline, Derulo did not take the breakup well despite him being the one who broke things over the phone. He admits that he still loves her and checks to see what she is up to online.
11 Angelina Jolie, Please Come Back
After a 12-year relationship, ex-couple Angelina Jolie and Actor Brad Pitt, famously known as 'Brangelina' called it quits. The duo had six kids, three adopted and three biological. As insider reveals, even though Jolie was the one who announced the breakup, she, of course, did not take it too well, she stepped away from the spotlight and her acting career thereafter.
10 Katy Perry Considered Harming Herself
Singer Katy Perry did not take her breakup from ex-husband Russell Brand too well. The duo called it quits after 14 months of marriage due to conflicting career schedules and his desire to have children. She was very devastated about the break-up and considered harming herself. According to thetalko, she even wrote a song to express her tough breakup.
9 The Day Before Thanksgiving?
Before Jessica Simpson was married to Eric Johnson, she was married to Nick Lachey for four years. The separation was tough on Simpson. As stated by thetalko, the two broke up a day before Thanksgiving and family members could not believe they were no longer together. Having a reality show together also did not make things easy.
8 Chris Zylka Would Love To Get Back Together
Chris Zylka and Paris Hilton called it quits after a 10-month engagement. According to Paris, the relationship was moving too fast and she realized it was not right for her and ended things. Chris revealed on hollywoodlife that he still has nothing but love for his former fiancé and is open about rekindling things.
7 Ryan Philippe Couldn't Get Out Of Bed For Months
Actor Ryan Philippe did not take her divorce from Reese Witherspoon too well. According to thetalko, he allegedly could not get out of bed for months. The separation also affected their two kids, it was one of the saddest periods of their lives but they weathered the storm. Philippe believes getting married young was a big contributor.
6 Was He Thinking Of Transitioning To A Woman Throughout Our Time Together?
Momager Kris Jenner definitely did not take her breakup from Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) too well. According to thetalko, Kris probably thought their relationship had run its course; however, she soon found out her ex had a different plan of transitioning his gender. Kris and the family struggled with accepting the news as seen in their reality show.
5 Scott Disick Hoped Things Would Have Turned Out Different
After years of struggling to make things work, Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian called off their relationship. Scott did not take the breakup too well and regretted it all. According to hollywoodlife, he realized just how much he had given up for his bad boy ways. He has tried moving on and is now dating Sophia Richie while co-parenting with Kourtney.
4 Enough Of All The Jealousy And Lack Of Trust
Songstress Lady Gaga recently announced her split from Christian Carino. As stated elitedaily, Gaga struggled with the break-up and really leaned on her friend Jeremy Renner in the weeks after it ended. She broke things off after dating for almost two years because Carino was too jealous and had a hard time trusting her.
3 All His Efforts Fell On Deaf Ears
Musician Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton ended their marriage of nine years back in 2014. The two had been dating for more than two decades and Robin did not take the break up too well. At the BET Awards that year, he dedicated a song to her and later released a whole album about their relationship, which did not do well as beliefnet reveals.
2 Not Even For The Sake Of The Kids?
Singer Gwen Stefani did not take her breakup from guitarist Gavin Rossdale too well. According to thetalko, she desperately wanted to make her marriage work, especially for her three children. The ex-couple were married for 14 years before they announced their divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The two remain committed to co-parenting and Gwen is now dating Blake Sheldon.
1 Amy Poehler Hated Being So Alone
Comedian Amy Poehler felt so alone after her breakup from actor Will Arnett. This is because the two worked on several films together. However, Will filed for divorce in 2014 and Amy did not take the break up too well. According to thetalko, Amy did not want to give out details of their divorce due to its melancholy nature.
Sources: insider.com, thetalko.com, people.com, people.com, hollywoodlife.com, beliefnet.com, elitedaily.com, seventeen.com.