All the Celebrity Couples Who've Called It Quits in 2019
Demi Lovato & Austin Wilson
The couple, who first made their relationship public in Nov. 2019, split after months of dating, PEOPLE confirmed.
A source told PEOPLE that Lovato is "concentrating on herself and her work right now, as well as focusing on her relationship with God."
They added, "She’s excited for what this next chapter in 2020 will bring."
Jessie J & Channing Tatum
After just over a year of dating, the two stars have split.
“There wasn’t any drama. They just decided to part ways and are still good friends,” a source told PEOPLE.
Another source added that distance and different priorities were a part of the reason why they decided to go their separate ways.
“Channing and Jessie have different priorities and focuses that don’t really align,” the source said. “They had a fun relationship, but it just didn’t work out. Channing needs to be in L.A. a lot so he can spend time with Everly. Jessie prefers England. They are still friendly though.”
US Weekly was the first to report the split.
The two were first seen together at a mini golf date last year, with PEOPLE confirming they were an item just months after Tatum split from ex-wife Jenna Dewan. Tatum and Dewan share 6-year-old daughter Everly.
Teresa & Joe Giudice
“They discussed their future when Teresa and the girls went to Italy in early November and they agreed that each had to move on. They are doing so amicably and very slowly,” the source said. “Joe has been out on a few dates, Teresa has not. She has been too busy with the girls, with work obligations and taking care of her father. She is happy for Joe. They have been very friendly with one another and are very supportive of each other’s happiness. They still love one another, but as Teresa told Andy Cohen on the WWHL special, they are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Neither is interested in a long distance relationship.”
The source continued, saying that “there are no plans for divorce” at this time, adding that “both of them are focused” on their four daughters: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10. The girls will be visiting Joe for Christmas in Italy, while Teresa will stay home in New Jersey with her father.
PEOPLE reached out to Teresa’s lawyer James J. Leonard for comment, and he politely declined.
William & Elizabeth Shatner
The 88-year-old Star Trek actor filed for divorce from his wife of 18 years on Dec. 10, 2019. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Shatner listed their date of separation as Feb. 1, 2019.
This will mark Shatner's fourth divorce. He was previously married to Nerine Kidd, Marcy Lafferty and Gloria Rand. He and Elizabeth, 61, do not share any children.
Avril Lavigne & Phillip Sarofim
The singer and Sarofim, son of Egyptian-American billionaire investor Fayez Sarofim, have called it quits after two years of dating. The news comes after the former couple were spotted shopping out in L.A. this summer.
Earlier this year, Lavigne opened up to PEOPLE about how she hadn’t given up on marriage despite having gone through two divorces.
“I believe in love,” she said, adding she would “of course” get married again — but, “I don’t really care so much about that; I just care about being in a healthy relationship and just being happy.”
Justin Hartley & Chrishell Stause Hartley
The This Is Us star and wife Chrishell have split after two years of marriage.
While the date of separation listed on the actor's Nov. 22 divorce filing is July 8, the pair have stepped out at several events together in the months since, including at a pre-Golden Globes party just a week before the filing.
A source close to the couple told PEOPLE that the pair have "been having trouble for a while."
Reba McEntire & Skeeter Lasuzzo
The star revealed that she and Lasuzzo had broken up while noting that they would not be spending the holidays together during an interview with Us Weekly published on Nov. 5.
“Skeeter and I broke up in May, so, unfortunately, we will not be spending that time together,” McEntire told the outlet on Oct. 30. “We still talk and we’re friends, but just decided to go our separate ways.”
McEntire, who met Lasuzzo back in August 2017, was previously married for 26 years to Narvel Blackstock, with whom she shares 29-year-old son Shelby.
Ron & Opal Perlman
The actor has filed for divorce from his wife of almost four decades, PEOPLE confirmed on Nov. 5. Ron listed their date of separation as May 10, according to court documents obtained by TMZ, who was first to report the news.
A representative for the actor did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Ron married Opal, a jewelry designer, on Valentine’s Day in 1981. The estranged couple has two children together: daughter Blake, 35, and son Brandon, 29. The last time the two were photographed together was in April 2018.
The news comes almost six months after Ron was photographed kissing his StartUp costar Allison Dunbar in late May.
Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp
One year after announcing their engagement, the When Harry Met Sally actress and her musician fiancé have split.
"He didn't want to get married again," a source told PEOPLE of Mellencamp, who has previously tied the knot three times."He loves her, but marriage never seemed to be a part of it."
The pair began dating long-distance in 2011, after Mellencamp ended his 18-year marriage to model Elaine Irwin. He continued to live in his home state of Indiana while Ryan lived in New York City, and the distance played a large part in their August 2014 split.
After reconciling in June 2017, the ultra-private couple eventually shared last November that they were engaged.
Ian Ziering & Erin Kristine Ludwig
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star and his wife of nine years announced on Oct. 31 that they are "splitting up."
"It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up," Ziering, 55, wrote on Instagram. "With our hectic work schedules we could not be busier, and over the last few years have grown apart."
Ziering only had kind words for his wife in his announcement, writing, "She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and the best mom to our kids." The couple, who share daughters Mia Loren, 8, and Penna Mae, 6, intend to "be examples of successful co-parents" to their daughters.
Jenelle Evans & David Eason
After two years of marriage, the Teen Mom 2 star filed for divorce from Eason.
Evans announced the split on Instagram on Oct. 31, writing, "The kids and I have moved away from David. Nobody gets into a marriage expecting it to end but I know that’s what is best for me, and for my kids. Today I have filed papers to start that process."
She also shared how she's reflected on her life since being fired from Teen Mom 2 after Eason allegedly shot and killed their dog earlier this year, writing, "Like anyone else I want what’s best for my kids and I want to be happy. With the time I took away from Teen mom I’ve started looking at my life differently and I know I need to make changes. I’m starting now."
Niecy Nash & Jay Tucker
After eight years of marriage, Nash and Tucker are going their separate ways.
The couple announced their split in a joint statement on Nash's Instagram account, focusing on the amicable nature of their parting.
"We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have. Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage," the Oct. 30 statement began.
"Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share — present tense," they continued.
Brody Jenner & Josie Canseco
Jenner's whirlwind romance with 22-year-old model Canseco is over, a source told PEOPLE.
TMZ first reported the news that the pair had split after three months of dating. Jenner, 36, met Canseco through his The Hills: New Beginnings costar Frankie Delgado, and began dating two weeks after he announced his split from wife Kaitlynn Carter in August. While their romance was short-lived, she received Jenner's mother, Linda Thompson's approval.
"I've met her several times and she's a darling girl," said Thompson. "So you know, life moves on."
Demi Burnett & Kristian Haggerty
On Oct. 31, the first same-sex couple in Bachelor Nation history confirmed the rumors that they've ended their engagement.
Burnett, 24, and Haggerty, 27, who began dating off-camera before Burnett left to film Bachelor in Paradise, ultimately got engaged on the show after Haggerty showed up to win her over.
Rumors of a split began after the pair stopped sharing photos of each other to social media in mid-September, and they shared a joint statement on their Instagram pages on Oct 31.
"What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another," the statement began. "Our priority is doing what is best for us. With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best for us to take a step back from our relationship. We ultimately want what is best for us in the long run and for us right now, that means being apart and growing individually."
Jim Carrey & Ginger Gonzaga
“They broke up months ago,” said the insider of Carrey and Gonzaga, who both played love interests on the Showtime show.
While the two kept their relationship low-key, Carrey couldn’t help but gush about the actress at the Golden Globes earlier this year.
The actor called Gonzaga “incredible, unbelievable, [a] wicked talent and amazing person.”
Us Weekly was the first to report the split news.
Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend
In October, the Mad Men alumna and her actor husband announced news of their split on Instagram in a joint statement.
“Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners. We joined our two amazing families, had countless laughs, made wonderful friends and were blessed with incredible opportunities,” she began her message.
“Today we take our next step together, but on separate paths. We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs,” the Good Girls actress continued.
“We will be taking time to rediscover ourselves in this transition and we thank you for your patience and support in giving us the space to do so,” Hendricks concluded.
Hendricks and Arend wed 10 years ago on Oct. 11, 2009, in New York. They were introduced by her Mad Men costar Vincent Kartheiser.
Jennifer 'Jwoww' Farley & Clayton Carpinello
The Jersey Shore star reportedly split from boyfriend Carpinello one day after she said she felt “hurt” and “disrespected” watching Carpinello flirt with castmate Angelina Pivarnick during Oct. 10's episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, according to Us, E! and TMZ.
Reps for Farley and MTV did not return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
During the episode, Carpinello was seen getting handsy with her fellow castmate at a Las Vegas club while Farley was drunkenly passed out. Carpinello, whom the cast nicknamed “24” due to his age, tightly wrapped his hand around Pivarnick’s waist and touched her bottom in the club, and later, put his hand on her leg.
After watching the episode, Farley wrote a scathing Instagram post about the incident, calling out both Pivarnick and Carpinello for their behavior, to which Carpinello responded with his own statement on his Instagram account.
“I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take full responsibility for,” he began. “Jenni does not deserve any damage from anybody else. This is on me."
“I sincerely apologize to Jenni. I apologize to Angelina as well,” Carpinello continued, before vowing to do right by Farley and her two children — Meilani and Greyson. “I love Jenni, with everything I have, I make this known to her every day. I will continue to do everything to make this known to her and her kids, who also have my heart.”
“I will make it certain that nothing like this ever happen[s] again, in any way regardless of the outcome,” Carpinello added.
Rep. Ilhan Omar & Ahmed Hirsi
The freshman Minnesota Rep. is divorcing her husband Hirsi, PEOPLE confirmed on Oct. 7.
The divorce petition, which was first reported by TMZ, was filed on Oct. 4 (also Omar’s birthday), court records show.
Omar cited “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship,” according to TMZ, and is seeking joint custody of her three children with Hirsi.
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family,” her attorney, Jaime Driggs, said in a statement to TMZ and other media outlets, adding, “Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo & Sandra Lee
“Over the recent past, we have realized that our lives have gone in different directions and our romantic relationship has turned into a deep friendship,” the couple said in a joint statement on Sept. 25, first reported by Zack Fink. “We will always be family and are fully supportive of each other and dedicated to the girls. Our personal lives remain personal and there will be no further comment.”
“Andrew will always be one of the greatest loves of my life and we will continue to be family,” Lee told PEOPLE shortly after her initial statement.
“His daughters and I share an incredibly close bond,” Lee said, referring to Cuomo’s three daughters with Kerry Kennedy: Michaela and twins Cara and Mariah.
“I will continue to be there for them as I have been for the last 14 years,” Lee added.
Miley Cyrus & Kaitlynn Carter
The singer and The Hills: New Beginnings star have separated but "they're still friends," a source exclusive told PEOPLE.
“They’ve been friends forever and were there for each other when they were both getting separated,” the source added, “but they’re just not in a romantic relationship anymore.”
Cyrus and Carter had been spending a lot of time together since announcing their splits from their respective husbands, and a source previously told PEOPLE they lived together in Los Angeles.
A rep for Cyrus confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE on Aug. 10 that she and husband Liam Hemsworth had separated after seven months of marriage. Hemsworth filed for divorce weeks later, citing irreconcilable differences.
Carter, meanwhile, announced her split from Brody Jenner in August after a year of marriage, though a source confirmed to PEOPLE that they were never legally wed.
Kenya Moore & Marc Daly
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Daly have split after two years of marriage, the couple exclusively revealed to PEOPLE on Sept. 19.
Their separation comes less than a year after Moore gave birth to their first child, daughter Brooklyn Doris Daly, on Nov. 4, 2018.
In exclusive statements to PEOPLE, both Moore and Daly asked for privacy.
“It is with profound sadness that I regret to inform my fans that I am divorcing my husband Marc Daly,” Moore said. “Due to recent and ongoing circumstances, I can no longer continue in the marriage. My sole concern and focus is and will always be my daughter, Brooklyn, my miracle baby. She was made in love and true commitment. I ask for our privacy to be respected moving forward.”
Said Daly: “I have come to the difficult decision to separate from Kenya at this time. Our daughter has two parents that love her very much and in her best interests, this situation should remain as private as possible. I cherish our family’s good times together and will continue to co-parent in a loving way. Rumors, innuendo or false accusations only serve to hurt our family and will be addressed through counsel as the law permits. Please respect our privacy during this challenging period.”
Tom & Jennifer DeLonge
After 18 years of marriage, the former Blink-182 member has filed for divorce from his wife Jennifer on Sept. 3, according to San Diego Superior Court records.
Tom cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, reported TMZ, which obtained a copy of the filing. The outlet reported that when it comes to spousal support, Tom expressed his wishes that the court “figure it out later.”
The high school sweethearts got married in 2001 and share two children: Ava Elizabeth and Jonas Rocket.
Danielle Staub & Olivier Maier
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star's 21st engagement has come to an end.
Staub has officially split from her fiancé Maier, PEOPLE confirmed on Sept. 14.
The former couple got engaged back in February during their vacation in St. Barth’s, and while the two had originally planned to tie the knot on March 4, they postponed the wedding so that Staub could focus on spending time with her daughters, Christine and Jillian.
Staub was engaged 20 times and married three times prior to her relationship with Maier. Maier was married once before, and shares a 13-year-old child with his ex-wife.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima & Eric Nichols
The 90 Day Fiancé star posted a "Break Up Note" on Instagram to announce that she and Nichols have broken up after eight months of dating.
“There is no hard feelings or regrettees [sic], but I need to look in my own soul and focus on being the best Larissa I can be,” Lima wrote on Sept. 11, 2019.
“I try to heal one painful breakup by jumping in relationship with Erickee [sic] but I know now I need to work on me and focus on my healing of my scars,” she continued, seemingly referencing her dramatic relationship with Colt Johnson, who filed for divorce from Lima in February.
“I not sure what will come of the future but I am excited for it,” Lima added. "Thank you for all your love, strength and support to me always."
Nichols seemed taken aback by Lima’s announcement and updated his Instagram bio, writing, “Dumpedbyagirlon9/11?Thru a post?My mother saw 2 calltotell me about?”
When an Instagram user commented on Lima’s post asking why Nichols said she dumped him through a post, she wrote back, “isn’t truth and I won’t talk about it anymore.”
Sarah & Todd Palin
After 31 years of marriage, the Palins have split up. According to court filings first reported by the Alaskan media, Todd filed for divorce from Sarah on Sept. 6.
The 55-year-old cited “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife,” according to a copy of his divorce complaint, dated Aug. 27.
(According to the Washington Post, “incompatibility of temperament” in Alaska is not unlike “irreconcilable differences” in other divorces.)
The two eloped in 1988 and have five children together: Bristol, Trig, Track, Willow and Piper.
Kathryn Dennis & Hunter Price
After dating for seven months, the pair has called it quits, PEOPLE exclusively revealed in late August.
"Kathryn is not engaged to anyone but herself. She and Hunter actually split about two weeks ago,” a source told PEOPLE on Aug. 29. “Their relationship ran its course. Kathryn is doing well, and staying focused on the kids."
Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx
After six years of dating, the couple has parted ways, a music entertainment source confirmed to PEOPLE on Aug. 19. Holmes and Foxx officially split in May.
The two have been linked since 2013, though they’ve never officially confirmed their ultra-private relationship.
Reps for both actors had no immediate comment.
Liam Hemsworth & Miley Cyrus
The two have offically split after less than a year of marriage.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep for Cyrus told PEOPLE in a statement on August 10. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”
Hours before the couple confirmed their breakup, Cyrus was spotted kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter in Italy. A source told PEOPLE exclusively that Cyrus and Carter have mutual friends in common and are “just having fun” together.
Hemsworth and Cyrus dated for a decade before getting married on December 23, 2018 in Cyrus' home state of Tennessee.
Brody Jenner & Kaitlynn Carter
The Hills stars have split just one year after their intimate Indonesian wedding.
“Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” the pair’s reps, Scott Newman and Lindsay Maguire, told PEOPLE on August 2.
“They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward,” the reps added.
A source told PEOPLE that Brody and Carter were not legally married as they never made their union official.
“Brody and Kaitlynn have had issues for years. It is no secret amongst those who knew them. And the show was not good for them,” the source said of The Hills: New Beginnings.
“It got so bad that Kaitlynn had actually moved out before they started filming, but then moved back in. Doing The Hills magnified a lot of things in their marriage. And it became clear that it wasn’t going to work. They both knew it.”
Allison Williams & Ricky Van Veen
After nearly four years of marriage, the couple announced their split on June 27.
“With mutual love and respect, we have made the decision to separate as a couple,” the pair said in a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“We are grateful for the friendship that we have and will continue to have,” they said.
The Girls star and College Humor co-founder met through mutual friends and dated for more than three years before they became engaged in February 2014.
Fan Bingbing & Li Chen
The actress confirmed the news on her Weibo page, which has been translated to English, on June 27.
“People’s life may experience various farewells,” Fan wrote. “The love and warmth that we have gained in our encounters are turned into eternal power. Thank you for all your giving, support and love. Thank you for your care and love in the future.”
She added, “We are no longer us, we are still us.”
Fan and Li announced their engagement in September 2017 after the actor proposed at her birthday party.
Ivana Trump & Rossano Rubicondi
“Rossano spends a lot of time in Italy and I spend a lot of time in New York, Miami and Saint-Tropez, and he has to work,” she said. “The long-distance relationship really doesn’t work. We had a good time and are friends. The split was amicable.”
Camila Cabello & Matthew Hussey
Cabello and Hussey reportedly struck up their relationship in February 2018 after meeting on the set of Today. A year later, they made their romance red carpet official when they attended Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party together in February 2019.
Porsha Williams & Dennis McKinley
Fans began to speculate that something was amiss between the couple when Williams unfollowed McKinley on Instagram in May. Around the same time, rumors began to circulate that he had cheated on her.
Rachael Leigh Cook & Daniel Gillies
“With deep gratitude for every year we have spent together and the thousands of beautiful memories shared, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” began the statement, which was shared to their respective Instagram accounts.
“This decision isn’t one we have come to easily or lightly. We love and respect each other as parents, people and artists and look forward to maintaining the best parts of our relationship for many years to come,” the statement continued.
The couple wrote, “Your discretion in this matter is kindly requested for the sake of our children during this time of transition. Thank you to those of you who are already aware; for your tremendous compassion and understanding.”