Another year coming to a close, which means another year full of celebrity break-ups. A few of these celebrity splits we could have called, but several were pretty shocking.
Let’s take a look at the Hollywood couples that called it quits in 2013.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
The split of actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr came as a surprise to most of us. The attractive couple announced their separation in October after three years of marriage.
Their split actually seems to be drama free and they’ve been spotted with their son Flynn several times after their separation. Hunky Orlando stated, “We love each other. We’re a family. We’re going to be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives. Life sometimes doesn’t work out exactly as we plan or hope for. But we’re adults … We’re professionals. We love and care about each other. Most of all, we love our son.”
Clint and Dina Eastwood
Most of us guessed that legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood was none too pleased when his wife went ahead with plans on a reality show. In August, we all found out that Eastwood, 83, and his wife of 17 years, Dina, 48, had separated.
Dina confirmed the split, explaining that they remain close but had been living apart for an unspecified amount of time.
Malin Akerman and Roberto Zincone
“Trophy Wife” star Malin Akerman and her musician husband announced their split just last month. The couple, who had been married for six years, welcomed their first child Sebastian earlier this year.
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane
The couple married in 2004 after two years of dating after being introduced by Brolin’s step-mom, Barbra Streisand. But after eight years of marriage, the couple announced their split in February. A source explained, “The relationship just ran its course.” We bet Josh’s naughty drunkenness also played a part.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley and Liam called off their engagement in September, months after Miley’s new edgy look was revealed. Honestly we think they made a wise decision. An engagement at age 19 is a tad young.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler
We can’t say this split was a total shock because Clooney normally trades in girlfriends every couple of years. In July, it was confirmed that Clooney, 52, and Keibler, 33, had split.
A source revealed, “Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that”. George recently commented that he still hadn’t found “The One. I haven’t met her yet.” We somehow think the longtime bachelor never will!
Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery
Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery, who were high school sweethearts, called it quits in April. The couple of 11 years split shortly after he was caught getting rather handsy with former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr”.
The country star issued a statement saying, “This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our No. 1 priority.”
Kris and Bruce Jenner
Call it the reality show curse! Kris and Bruce Jenner threw in the towel after 22 years of marriage. They announced their split in October. They said in a statement, “We are living separately and we are much happier this way, but we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority.”
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick
We were thrilled for Britney when she announced her engagement to her former manager Jason Trawick in 2012. But a year later the couple split up. The pop star has moved on with a Vegas residency and a new guy! Spears is dating Louisiana lawyer David Lucado.
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel
We really hated to hear of this split. Michelle and Jason seemed so happy together and the actor had obviously bonded with Michelle’s daughter, Matilda. But the long distance apparently took its toll on the adorable couple. Michelle lives in NYC with her daughter Matilda. And Jason spends most of his time in LA to film “How I Met Your Mother”.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom on Dec. 13 after four years of marriage. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star cited irreconcilable differences in her legal docs as the reason for her split from the NBA pro. The couple seemed happily married until months ago, when Lamar made headlines over his drug addiction and cheating ways. Khloe decided to pull the plug after Lamar refused to seek professional help.
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
The Broadway world was rather shocked after the “Best Man Holiday” star Taye Diggs and his “Wicked” star wife Idina Menzel split on December 11. The couple, who were married for 11 years, starred together in the musical “Rent”. They have a four-year-old son named Walker.
Madonna and Brahim Zaibat
Madonna, 55, has split from her dancer boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, 25. The singer’s rep confirmed the breakup news, but didn’t give a reason for the sudden split. The two have been dating since 2010. Maybe Brahim hit it off with his sexy dance partner?