Iconic Celebrity Couples Who Split Up
Claire Miles - July 27, 2019

Celebrity couples come and go, and yet, some splits manage to stay the talk of the town for years and years. Although celebrities opt to keep their breakup details on the down-low, we all wish to get an inside look. These iconic celebrity splits were (and still are) heavily covered by the media, and here’s why:


Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber



Despite their young age, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber formed one of the most iconic and talked-about couples in Hollywood. The two dated on and off between 2010 to 2018. Reportedly, Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey, contributed to the couples split, as based on Bieber and Gomez’s history, Teefey wasn’t convinced Bieber had in fact changed. In 2016, more was revealed on what caused their initial breakup and Teefey’s distrust in Bieber. In an Instagram comment, Bieber accused Gomez of dating him for attention, to which she replied: “Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive.”


Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher


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When Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher announced their divorce in 2011, many assumed it was a result of their 16 year age gap. However, there is more to the story. Back in 2010, multiple allegations of infidelity on Kutcher’s side surfaced. In an interview with Andy Cohen, actor Scott Eastwood confirmed that at least one allegation was true, revealing: “He did sleep with one of my ex-girlfriends – but she was my current girlfriend at the time. I think it was the catalyst that broke him and Demi up.”


Princess Diana and Prince Charles



This royal romance was filled with scandals. First, the very public affairs – Diana with her bodyguard, Barry Mannakee, and Charles with his now-wife, Camila Parker-Bowles. The latter is remembered for their infamous, scandalous, voice message. A year before the couple divorced, Diana went on record expressing doubts about Charles being fit to rule as King. The two separated in 1992, after receiving a letter from the queen, an “order” to formally divorce.


Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake


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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake sent the world into a frenzy when they announced their separation in 2002. As rumor has it, Spears cheated on Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson and was caught when Timberlake found a note in her room. The speculations seemed to be verified when Timberlake released the music video to his hit, Cry Me a River, which featured Timberlake revenge-cheating on a Britney Spears look-alike. In a different song, right after the breakup, Timberlake sang: “I thought our love was so strong / I guess I was dead wrong / But to look at it positively, hey girl / At least you gave me another song about a horrible woman.”