11 Reasons a Breakup Is Meant to Be, as Explained by Celebs
IF HE'S AN EMBARRASSINGLY BAD TIPPER
Kaley Cuoco confessed to Vogue that she once broke up with a guy because he was a terrible tipper. Cuoco, who was 19 at the time, thought her then-boyfriend was perfect until they went out to dinner, and she noticed that her date was so cheap that he only gave the server an 8 percent tip. The actress then explained that having grown up in a family of generous tippers, this was something she was humiliated by.
"It started to get to the point where, when he would pay ... I would start making up these excuses like, 'Oh, babe, I left my sunglasses inside.' I would like run back inside, throwing cash to the server, or whoever we owed money to," Cuoco recounted. "I just didn't know how we could progress. I mean let's be honest, this whole relationship was built on lies, because I'm lying to him!"
IF YOU'RE STILL IN LOVE WITH AN EX
After taking heat for the way things ended with fellow Bachelor Winter Games contestant Stassi Yaramchuk during the World Tells All reunion special, on which Yaramchuk said she had no idea why they broke up, The Bachelorette alum Luke Pell explained to PEOPLE exclusively that there's more to the story. “I originally went on [Winter Games] after a breakup, a relationship I had last year that was a non-Bachelor relationship,” Pell began.
Though Pell started off the show on a date with Yaramchuk’s fellow Bachelor: Sweden alum Rebecca Karlsson, he quickly bonded with Yaramchuk over their heart conditions, and they competed as a couple during the nearly two weeks of filming.
“During that time, I really started reflecting on where my heart was at and I started thinking a lot about my ex, honestly,” Pell said. “I came to the epiphany of saying, ‘My heart is with somebody else.’ I wanted to make that clear, and that didn’t take away from the fact that Stassi and I had that initial connection. She’s amazing and she’s great, and I want the best for her.”
IF YOU'RE TOO YOUNG WHEN YOU START DATING
During an episode of Life of Kylie, the youngest Jenner sister revealed that the end of her on-again, off-again relationship with rapper Tyga wasn't the product of a major blowout. In fact, the split, according to the Kylie Lip Kit creator, had to do with their age difference.
“There was no crazy fight, we just decided…Well, I decided that I’m really young," said Jenner. "I don’t want to look back in five years from now and feel like he took something from me when he’s really not that type of person.”
IF HE ACCIDENTALLY KICKS THE LOMBARDI TROPHY
The 34-year-old actress shared a story on Conan of the time her British ex-boyfriend came over to her parents' house and got to hold the Vince Lombardi trophy ... and then ended up dropping it, leaving a small dent. "And that was the end. We broke up, and that was it," Mara said. (Football is somewhat sacred in her family; her father’s side owns the New York Giants while her mother’s family owns the Pittsburgh Steelers.)
IF HE BREAKS UP WITH YOU IN A '27 SECOND PHONE CALL'
In 2008, Swift finally addressed those rumors that her ex Joe Jonas had broken up with her over a short phone call. "It’s all right – I'm cool," the singer said on Ellen, having a surprisingly good attitude about it. "You know what, it's like, when I find that person that is right for me, he'll be wonderful. When I look at that person, I'm not even going to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 27 seconds when I was 18."
IF HE TRIES TO DIVORCE YOU VIA TEXT
"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," Katy Perry told Vogue in an interview for its July 2016 issue, opening up her marriage to Russell Brand. "Let's just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011." The pop star went on to imply that the comedian couldn't accept her as an equal, another dealbreaker. "At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness," she said.
IF YOU JUST GET THE SENSE IT'S 'THE WRONG SITUATION'
When Harris finally opened up about his June 2016 split from Taylor Swift, he cited a few reasons why the breakup felt inevitable. "For both of us it was the wrong situation," the Scottish deejay told British GQ of the end of their love story. "It clearly wasn't right, so it ended." Harris also cited the attention that surrounded their union and subsequent split: "It's very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly," he said. "The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself."
IF YOU CATCH HIM IN A 'VERY AWKWARD POSITION WITH ANOTHER WOMAN'
Without naming any names or even giving us a real timeline to work with, in 2014 Real Housewives star Luann de Lesseps told New York Magazine about her most memorable breakup: "I caught my boyfriend in a very awkward position with another woman … you don’t know what that person looked like. I thought, Oh my God, all right, it’s time to move on. It actually catapulted me to move to New York."
IF HE'S 'SO GOOD' AT CHEATING
After filing for divorce from Lamar Odom, the reality star candidly discussed his infidelity on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show. "He was so good. Nothing was on his cell phones, he had an assistant and they were all on his assistant’s phones so he was really crafty,” she told the host. "It’s disgusting, and I was pissed at the assistant. And all these rumors kept coming out in the weeklies, and as much as I know they’re bulls—, where there’s smoke there’s fire. Something has to be right here. But then this one girl did an interview and she was so adamant and when I confronted him, he blamed another teammate. This was when he was playing for the Clippers, his last season. Once I found out about all the cheating, I was very worried about STDs. I went and got checked. I’m clean, thank God."
IF HE'S EXPECTING A BABY WITH HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND AND DOESN'T TELL YOU
The rapper let it all out when she took to Twitter to explain the reason she broke it off with former fiancé Nick Young. “I have never even been told by Nick that his baby mother is pregnant, so if this is true, I’m finding out via E! News,” she wrote, referencing reports that Young was expecting another child with his ex-girlfriend. “I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage. This is just like a second shot to the chest. And I feel like I don’t even know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time.” In October, Young and Keonna Green welcomed their second child, daughter Navi Young. (The exes are already parents to son Nick Jr.)
IF YOU'RE BETTER AS FRIENDS
After his 2010 breakup from Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas opened up about what it would be like to spend the next three months on tour together. (Lovato was opening for the Jonas Brothers during their tour.) "Demi [Lovato] has been a friend of mine for a long time,” the singer told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show. "I think that our friendship is so strong that it surpasses a lot of things and I think touring will be a lot of fun," he said.