Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up in 2022

The famous pairs who've gone their separate ways this year 

01 of 22

Lisa & Lenny Hochstein

Lisa Hochstein and Lenny Hochstein
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Lenny Hochstein has filed for divorce from the Real Housewives of Miami star after 12 years of marriage. The two confirmed their split on May 16. The formal paperwork filed by Lenny cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason why he and and Lisa have broken up.

Lisa and Lenny share two children (who were welcomed via surrogate while RHOM was off air): Logan, 6, and Elle, 2. Lenny also stated in the filing that he will "fully provide for all of the children's needs" and added he'd like "frequent time-sharing" of the children.

Through a spokesperson, Lisa told PEOPLE that she was "blindsided" by Lenny's public announcement.

"With two young children involved, as a mom I'm going to focus all of my energy and time on them," she said, criticizing her estranged husband's "reckless handling of the situation."

Lenny confirmed the divorce to PEOPLE as well, noting that the reason for the split would "be kept private." At the time, he said lawyers were drafting the official divorce paperwork.

Hochstein told PEOPLE he is in a new relationship with model Katharina Mazepa.

"Nothing happened between [Katharina and I] until [Lisa and I] decided on the divorce," he said, "and Lisa was aware of my plans before anything happened between Katharina and myself."

02 of 22

Amber Riley & Desean Black

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Amber Riley (L); Desean Black. Leon Bennett/Getty Images; Desean Black Instagram

The Glee star has broken up with her fiancé Desean Black, a representative for Riley confirmed to E! News, noting, "They ask for privacy during this time."

Riley's rep did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

While promoting her new Lifetime Original Movie Single Black Female in March, Riley visited the Nice & Neat podcast and explained that she and Black were no longer a couple.

"I am a single Black female. I am, I'm a single Black female but I'm not a crazy one like in the movie," she said on the podcast, referring to the TV movie that is inspired by 1992's stalker film Single White Female.

Riley said that the breakup was "amicable," and added, "I wish him the best."

Riley and Black got engaged in 2019.

03 of 22

Billy Ray & Tish Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus. David Crotty/Patrick McMullan/Getty

Ray and Cyrus are divorcing after more than 28 years of marriage, marking the third time they have gone their separate ways.

Tish filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tennessee on April 6, citing "irreconcilable differences," according to documents obtained by PEOPLE. She also said that the couple have not lived together in more than two years.

Reps for the pair did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. TMZ was first to report the news.

The couple later released a joint statement about their split on April 11.

"It is after 30 years, five amazing children and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways — not with sadness, but with love in our hearts," reads the statement issued by the couple via a family representative exclusively to PEOPLE. "We have grown up together, raised a family we can be so proud of, and it is now time to create our own paths."

"We will always be family and look forward to a continued and loving shared experience as friends and parents. We have not come to this decision lightly or quickly but with so much going on in the world, we wanted to provide some clarity and closure, so we can remain focused on what is important," continues the statement. "With Love and Hope… Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus."

The former couple married in 1993, and share five children: daughters Miley, 29, Noah, 22, and Brandi, 34, and sons Trace, 33, and Braison, 27.

04 of 22

Tom Schwartz & Katie Maloney

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After 12 years together, the Vanderpump Rules stars confirmed their split on March 15. The two posted separate announcements to their respective Instagram accounts.

"I never thought I would have to make an announcement like this. But I feel it's important that I'm open about my life with you," Maloney began. "After 12 years on an adventure through life together Tom and I are ending our marriage. This ending is not met with resentment or animosity, no sides to choose. We have deep admiration for one another that will always remain and we cherish our friendship."

She added, "Although we may be on different paths we will continue to love and support one another's happiness. Thank you for all the kind words and support."

Schwartz's heartfelt message expressed that he "fully respect[s] Katie's decision" and that "it would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy."

He added, "Always & forever you'll be in my heart."

05 of 22

Josh Flagg & Bobby Boyd

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The Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles star revealed on Instagram that he and his husband Bobby Boyd are "divorcing."

"This might sound abrupt but I felt I should be transparent from the top rather than bury the headline," he wrote on March 5. "This was not a rash or impulsive decision. We have been very thoughtful before coming to this conclusion."

"It was not a lack of love but rather the two of us growing in different directions and wanting very different things for ourselves," Flagg continued. "I care deeply about Bobby and have nothing but love and respect for him. I want how we separate from each other to represent that."

Following Flagg's announcement, Boyd posted a statement of his own to his Instagram page.

"And now, today, we both go on our new journeys,"Boyd wrote. "This may be the end of our romantic relationship, but I'll always consider him part of my family."

Flagg and Boyd wed in a Jewish ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel in September 2017. They had gotten engaged a year before while away on vacation in Paris.

06 of 22

Danica Patrick & Carter Comstock

Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick and Carter Comstock. Danica Patrick/Instagram

The former NASCAR driver and boyfriend Comstock have gone their separate ways after nearly a year of dating, Patrick told PEOPLE on March 4.

"We were together for a while, and unfortunately it didn't work, but it doesn't mean that it wasn't a really fun time and we didn't do a lot of really amazing things," Patrick said of her split, which she said happened a few months ago.

"It doesn't mean that there's something wrong with either of us," she added. "It's just a matter of finding someone who you can stand the test of time with."

Although things didn't work out with her and Comstock, Patrick said that her ex is a "really amazing guy," adding: "Not a bad thing to say, he's super sweet."

07 of 22

Olivia Rodrigo & Adam Faze

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Olivia Rodrigo and Adam Faze. JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty; Vivien Killilea/Getty

The singer and music video producer have split, just seven months after they were first spotted spending time together, PEOPLE confirmed on Feb. 17.

"They've been over for a bit now," a source told PEOPLE. Following the break up, Faze shared a couple of photos from his life in New York, where he's been based since February.

A rep for Rodrigo has not commented to PEOPLE.

The two first sparked romance rumors over the summer when they were seen cuddling up to one another and holding hands at the Space Jam 2 premiere in California.

08 of 22

Aaron Rodgers & Shailene Woodley

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The Big Little Lies actress and NFL star have ended their engagement and are going their separate ways, PEOPLE confirmed on Feb. 16.

News of their split comes months after breakup rumors began to swirl in December. At the time, a source told PEOPLE, "Shailene and Aaron are still together."

The former pair, who kept their relationship largely out of the spotlight, first met during the pandemic in 2020 and soon sparked romance rumors. Rodgers confirmed them during his acceptance speech for the NFL Honors award, thanking his "fiancée."

Woodley confirmed the news herself a few weeks later on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, showing off her giant sparkler.

09 of 22

Julia Fox & Kanye West

Kanye West and Julia Fox are seen on January 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
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Fox and West's whirlwind romance is over, a rep for the Uncut Gems actress told PEOPLE on Feb. 14.

The pair have been making headlines since first meeting in Miami on New Year's Eve. "Julia and Kanye remain good friends and collaborators but they are no longer together," said Fox's rep.

Fox wrote in a since-deleted statement, captured and re-shared by the Pop Crave Twitter account and TMZ: "Y'all would love if I was soooo upset! The media would love to paint a picture of me a sad lonely woman crying on a plane by myself but it's NOT TRUE!! Why not see me for what I am which is a #1 hustler. I came up yall lol and not only that but Kanye and I are on good terms! I have love for him but I wasn't in love w the man Jesus Christ what do u guys think I am 12 years old?!"

A few days prior, a source told PEOPLE that the pair's romance was winding down.

"Kanye and Julia both have separate busy lives. Julia lives in New York City and Kanye has been in Los Angeles. The distance makes it hard," the source said. "They are still in touch and will see each other when they can. Kanye really likes her. It's fair to say that they have cooled off a bit, though."

10 of 22

Rosario Dawson & Cory Booker

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Cory Booker (left), Rosario Dawson. Araya Doheny/Getty/Earth Conscious Films

The actress and the New Jersey lawmaker split after more than two years together, PEOPLE confirmed on Feb. 13.

A source close to Booker told PEOPLE that the former pair were no longer dating but remain good friends. (A Booker rep had no comment; reps for Dawson did not respond to a request.)

Dawson and Booker first met in 2018 at a political fundraiser for a mutual friend. They reconnected a few months later and soon began dating, although they initially kept their relationship out of the spotlight.

11 of 22

Julia Haart & Silvio Scaglia

Julia Haart and Silvio Scaglia
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After two-and-a-half years of marriage, the My Unorthodox Life star split from her husband.

A source confirmed to PEOPLE that Haart filed for divorce on Feb. 9. TMZ was the first to report on the divorce filing.

Haart and Scaglia first met in 2015, when her eponymous shoe brand collaborated with Silvio's fashion label La Perla. The next year she was hired as the creative director for La Perla. After working together, the pair eventually began dating and wed in June of 2019, at which point Scaglia took Haart's last name.

12 of 22

Tommy Dorfman & Peter Zurkuhlen

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The 13 Reasons Why star and her husband are going their separate ways after nearly a decade together.

Zurkuhlen filed for divorce from Dorfman in a Los Angeles court on Feb. 1, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.

Dorfman and Zurkuhlen first met through a mutual friend in 2005, according to TMZ. The pair got engaged in 2015, and went on to tie the knot the following year in Portland, Maine.

Dorfman came out as transgender in a July 2021 Time magazine profile, in which she explained how her transition had changed her relationship with her husband.

"I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man. I love him so much, but we've been learning that as a trans woman, what I'm interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man," she explained.

Ultimately, the pair have "had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends," she said. "Transitioning has been liberating and clarifying."

13 of 22

Ric Flair & Wendy Barlow

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The former WWE star and Barlow have split, Flair announced on Instagram on Jan. 31.

Talking to PEOPLE exclusively, he revealed that the pair were never legally married, despite their 2018 wedding ceremony.

"It was just a ceremony," Flair said. "We were never married."

Barlow added that she and the wrestling icon have been living separately for the past six months.

On Instagram, Flair wrote, "After taking some time apart, Wendy and I have decided to go our separate ways. Please respect our privacy & our families during this time! I will love & cherish all of our memories together forever, and I will forever be thankful for all she has done to make my life better!"

14 of 22

Hoda Kotb & Joel Schiffman

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The TODAY co-host and her fiancé have split after eight years together, Kotb revealed on the show on Jan. 31.

Kotb and Schiffman have been together since 2013 and engaged since November 2019. The pair share daughters Hope, 2, and Haley, 4.

"Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays and we decided that we're better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple, so we decided we are going to start this new year ... on our new path as loving parents to our adorable, delightful children, and as friends," Kotb said of their split.

She continued, "It's not like something happened. They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, or a season or for a lifetime. And I feel like ours was meant to be there for a season."

15 of 22

Princess Cristina & Inaki Urdangarin

A picture taken on June 19, 2010 shows Infanta Cristina of Spain (L) and her husband Inaki Urdangarin arriving at the wedding banquet of newly-wed Swedish royal couple, Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Daniel Westling at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Princess Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty

King Felipe of Spain's younger sister announced her separation from husband Urdangarin after 24 years of marriage on Jan. 25.

"By mutual agreement we have decided to break off our marriage. Our commitment to our children remains intact. Since this is a private decision we ask the utmost respect of all those around us," the couple, who have four children, said in a statement according to The Times.

The announcement comes one week after photos in the Spanish tabloid Lecturas revealed Urdangarin's alleged affair with another woman. The pair was photographed holding hands during a visit to southern France.

When asked about his affair, Urdangarin told reporters, "These things happen. It is a difficulty that we will manage with the utmost tranquillity and together as we have always done."

16 of 22

Maurissa Gunn & Riley Christian

Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian

The Bachelor in Paradise stars called it quits and ended their engagement, PEOPLE confirmed on Jan. 24.

"We have decided to go our separate ways. Never did we imagine this, but we've come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves," Gunn and Christian said in a statement to PEOPLE.

"We've appreciated everyone's love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this," Gunn and Christian added.

Gunn and Christian met as contestants on Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season. At the end of the summer, they got engaged alongside fellow contenders Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt as well as Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin.

Gunn and Christian's August 2021 engagement was historic as they became the first Black couple in Bachelor in Paradise history to do so.

17 of 22

Emma Roberts & Garrett Hedlund

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The actors have split following a rocky few months in their relationship, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE on Jan. 21.

"It's sad, and they are trying their best to co-parent. It's been hard," an insider said, adding that the pair went their separate ways a few weeks earlier.

Roberts and Hedlund began dating in March 2019 before welcoming son Rhodes in December 2020. They waited to share his first photo and his name until January 2021. "Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right," the proud mom wrote at the time. "Our bright light Rhodes Robert Hedlund."

18 of 22

Pamela Anderson & Dan Hayhurst

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A representative for the Baywatch alumna told PEOPLE on Jan. 20 that Anderson split from her bodyguard husband. Anderson and Hayhurst had been living together in Canada since they tied the knot on Christmas Eve 2020 in a surprise ceremony.

This was Anderson's fourth marriage. She married Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in 1995 but the two divorced in 1998. They have two sons together: Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger.

The actress later married and divorced Kid Rock in 2006. Then she married and divorced producer Rick Solomon twice — in 2007 and 2013. Both marriages to Solomon dissolved in less than a year.

19 of 22

Keith Powers & Ryan Destiny

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Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers. Andrew Toth/Getty/MACRO

The Straight Outta Compton actor and Star actress split after four years together, a source confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.

"They're taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends," said the source.

Powers has leading roles in two upcoming Netflix films, including The Uglies (opposite Joey King), and is also starring alongside Gabrielle Union in Perfect Find. Meanwhile, Destiny — who wrapped her hit show Star in 2019 and previously starred in Grown-ish — has a lead role in Barry Jenkins' upcoming film, Flint Strong.

Powers and Destiny previously opened up about their relationship in a July 2019 We the Urban digital cover, sharing that they first met in 2015 at a Teen Vogue party.

20 of 22

Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet

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On Jan. 12, Momoa posted on Instagram that the stars were going their separate ways.

"We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding and our family is of no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring," a joint statement read. "And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage."

"We share this not because we think it's newsworthy but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty," the statement continued. "The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other to be who we are learning to become…"

The statement concluded, "Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life our children. Teaching our children what's possible. Living the Prayer. May Love Prevail✨ J & L."

21 of 22

Delilah Belle Hamlin & Eyal Booker

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Delilah Belle Hamlin/Instagram

In early January, PEOPLE confirmed that the couple broke up after over two years of dating.

"Delilah broke up with Eyal," a source told PEOPLE. "The relationship simply ran its course. There was no cheating. She's busy working and focused on her career right now. She's doing fine and has nothing but respect for him, it was just time to close that chapter and move on."

Hamlin was first linked to the former Love Island contestant at Coachella in April 2019 when they were seen dancing and partying with friends in clips shared to the model's Instagram Story.

The duo publicly confirmed their romance a month later as they held hands and even shared a kiss during an outing in Beverly Hills.

22 of 22

Chanel Iman & Sterling Shepard

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The New York Giants player filed for divorce from the model in June 2021, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE in early January 2022, citing irreconcilable differences.

The former couple tied the knot in March 2018 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Their wedding was an A-list affair as the guest list included Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Odell Beckham Jr. and Joan Smalls.

Since their nuptials, Iman and Shepard have welcomed two baby girls: Cali Clay and Cassie Snow. According to the divorce documents, the former couple will share joint custody of their kids.

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