All the Celebrity Couples Who've Called It Quits in 2020
From Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon to Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden, these stars are going their separate ways
Taraji P. Henson & Kelvin Hayden
The Empire actress and her fiancé Kelvin Hayden have ended their engagement.
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club morning radio show, the actress revealed that she and Hayden have split, nearly two years after the former NFL star proposed.
"I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out," said Henson, 50, of her romance with Hayden, 37. "I tried, I said, 'let’s do the therapy thing' but if you’re both not on the same page with that, then you feel like you’re taking it on yourself and that’s not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship."
The two were originally set to wed in April but chose to delay the wedding until June because of family plans and her crazy work schedule.
Tiffany & Rob Riggle
The couple are getting a divorce after 21 years of marriage.
Tiffany filed for divorce on Oct. 5, online Ventura County court records show. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listed their date of separation as May 2, according to TMZ, which first reported on the news.
Tiffany has also requested joint custody of their children, daughter Abigail, 16, and son George, 12.
A rep for the star did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The former Real Housewives of New York City star and her boyfriend of two years have split, according to multiple reports.
Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum
The former Bachelorette and Rosenbaum have decided to end their marriage after nearly eight years. They both simultaneously announced the news on Oct. 14.
Hebert revealed on Instagram that she and Rosenbaum have already been separated for "months."
"It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that, after months of separation, Jp and I have amicably decided to go our separate ways," the pediatric dentist wrote alongside a photo of the couple dancing together.
"We created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten. Our differences have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we’ve decided that it is in our family’s best interest to create new and separate lives for our children."
"Please respect our privacy as we move forward with the newness of our lives. Our ultimate focus is to create stable and healthy lives for our children," she concluded. "Thank you for your love and support throughout the years. Wishing you all love, happiness, and good health. ❤️"
Rosenbaum shared the same photo and a statement of his own, recognizing that the split may be a "shock" to fans. He also added that he and Hebert's focus will be co-parenting their kids "to the best of our ability and to maintain stable and healthy lives for Fordy & Essie."
Hebert and Rosenbaum, who met on the seventh season of The Bachelorette, tied the knot in 2012 in Pasadena, California. Their wedding later aired in a special on ABC. The couple has since welcomed son Fordham Rhys, 6, and daughter Essex Reese, 3.
The duo renewed their vows in the Caribbean in 2018.
Jonah Hill & Gianna Santos
The split was amicable between the notoriously private pair, a source told PEOPLE.
The Oscar-nominated actor, 36, and Santos, a 31-year-old content manager at L.A.-based beauty company Violet Gray, became engaged last October. The now-exes were first spotted together in August 2018 while out on a walk in New York City.
Jeff Lewis & Scott Anderson
The Flipping Out star revealed on his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live on Sept. 28 that he and on-and-off boyfriend Scott Anderson have split yet again, just a few months after he announced their previous parting in May.
“I was devastated, I was so upset,” Lewis said of their most recent split, sharing that the pair hadn’t talked for two weeks until Anderson agreed to come over to see him the week before.
“He was very distant, kind of emotionally removed,” Lewis said of their meeting, sharing that they had dinner, talked and “hooked up a little bit” before Anderson decided to leave early.
The father of one said that his intuition was telling him that something was off, and when he walked Anderson to his car that night he thought to himself, “I don’t think I’m going to see him again,” despite Anderson telling him he’d meet up with him again the next day. Sure enough, Lewis said, “the next morning I get a text from him: ‘I had a really nice time, but this is too much for me," and the two haven't seen each other since, according to Lewis.
Karamo Brown & Ian Jordan
The Queer Eye star revealed the news on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show during a conversation with guest host Stephen 'tWitch' Boss. According to Brown, the couple made the amicable decision to part ways while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brown and the director, who got engaged in May 2018, were originally set to tie the knot this summer. They had to postpone the wedding due to the outbreak of the virus, then came to the decision to call it off completely.
"It was postponed because of the pandemic, but now it's actually postponed officially, because my fiancé and I, we were together for 10 years, and we broke up about three and a half months ago," said Brown. "We were distracted by so much — with the kids, and our careers — that during that time, I had to really say, how is our communication? How are other parts of our lives? Are we growing in the same place?"
"We're not 20 anymore, so it wasn't just, 'Oh, I'm not going to text you anymore' — it was like, we have a family and a home," he continued. "How do we separate this? And it was hard. We went to virtual counseling, we did a lot of things. But eventually I was like, this is a moment where I need to decide, is my happiness important? And once I made that decision, I said, you know, we are going to have to break up."
Brown said there was "luckily no cheating," confirming the two are still "good friends."
Christina & Ant Anstead
After nearly two years of marriage, the Christina on the Coast star, 37, and Wheeler Dealers host, 41, are going their separate ways.
"Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority," Christina wrote. "We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future."
Cardi B & Offset
Reps for Cardi B and Offset did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Cardi and Offset's divorce follows previous accusations of Offset's infidelity. In January 2018, Cardi (née Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar) outwardly confirmed Offset (né Kiari Kendrell Cephus) was at the center of a sex tape cheating scandal after rumors of a video and alleged liaison with another woman surfaced in December 2017, three months after the couple had secretly tied the knot.
In a February 2018 interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi opened up about the situation and why she decided to stay.
“I know I look good, I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player,” she said. “But I want to work out my s— with my man, and I don’t got to explain why.”
“I’m not your property. This is my life … I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision,” she added. “It’s not right, what he f—ing did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
Savannah Chrisley & Nic Kerdiles
"You’ve all been wondering...so here it is: Oh how I wish this smile was on my face and that infectious laugh was spewing out of my body right now...but sadly it’s not. Nic and I have decided to call it quits," she began, alongside a photo from their engagement photo shoot.
"There’s no hatred between the two of us...and in all honesty...that makes saying goodbye even harder. We have nothing but love, respect, and admiration for one another but it’s time for us to move forward individually," she continued.
Savannah, 23, added that while "these past 3 years have been some of the best years of my life," she is choosing "to trust that God has a far greater purpose for my life."
Ray J & Princess Love
The singer's lawyer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment on Sept. 14.
Victoria Fuller & Chris Soules
The Bachelor couple have gone their separate ways, Fuller confirmed on Sept. 9.
While sitting down with Nick Viall for his Viall Files podcast, Fuller opened up about her recent split from Soules, who was the star of The Bachelor's season 19 in 2015.
"I am just living my best life," said Fuller.
Asked by Viall what happened between her and Soules, she said, "we went a separate direction."
Despite their split, Fuller has immense respect for Soules.
"But I respect him so much. I think he's an amazing man. I just think that like right now, I'm in such a different place than he is," she said, "And I'm not moving to Iowa anytime soon."
"So I just want to focus on me," she continued. "It's been so much about other people this year that I just really wanna like hone in on what I want to accomplish and like what I want to get out of this year and looking forward to my career in the future."
Admitting that their relationship is "complicated," Fuller said, "I'm just living my life and he is an amazing man and he deserves somebody super awesome who's willing to like go to Iowa and live in Iowa and right now I'm just not there yet. Maybe I will be in a couple years."
Becca Kufrin & Garrett Yrigoyen
Kufrin and Yrigoyen, who met on season 14 of The Bachelorette, called it quits in August 2020. The pair, who got engaged on the show, were together for two years.
After a lot of speculation about their relationship, Kufrin shared on the podcast, "I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement."
"We went on this crazy TV show over two years ago in hopes of finding love, and we were lucky enough that we did," Kufrin continued. "We really, truly did. I’m so grateful for that opportunity and to have had the two-plus years with Garrett. Like I said, I still have so much love and compassion in my heart for him. Just because we’ve arrived at this decision now doesn’t take away all of the years and the countless memories that we’ve made together. I will always look back at this time in my life with so much gratitude and love."
Kayla Itsines & Tobi Pearce
Australian fitness influencer Kayla Itsines announced on Instagram that she and her fiancé Pearce would be separating after nearly eight years together.
"After eight years together, Tobi and I have come to the difficult decision to separate as a couple," the fitness instructor began the lengthy caption. "We will always be family, and remain good friends and devoted parents to Arna."
Itsines assured her nearly 13 million followers that her friendship with Pearce "remains strong" as they raise their daughter and work as business partners.
Gerard Butler & Morgan Brown
After more than 6 years together, PEOPLE has confirmed on Aug. 20 that the couple has split.
Butler, 50, and Brown, a real estate developer and designer, were first spotted together during a PDA-packed beach date in Malibu, California, in September 2014. They were recently seen together in early July stocking up on groceries.
A rep for Butler has not commented.
The pair dated off-and-on over the next two years before parting ways, with a source close to Butler telling PEOPLE in November 2016 that “they split some time ago.”
Their romance seemingly rekindled in July 2017, when they were photographed together on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, splashing around in the waves.
But three months later, in October 2017, Butler told PEOPLE he was enjoying being single and said that finding time to date had been challenging, admitting “it has been hard to get much done” romantically with his hectic work schedule: “I have no personal life.”
MC Lyte & John Wyche
Lyte reportedly cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
Miley Cyrus & Cody Simpson
A source confirmed to PEOPLE on Aug. 13 that the pair broke up after 10 months of dating. The news of their split came just hours ahead of the premiere of Cyrus' new song "Midnight Sky."
Earlier in August, Simpson, 23, shared a loving tribute to Cyrus, 27, on his Instagram Story, writing, "In love with my best friend."
Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn
The daughter of the late Michael Jackson and the musician — who perform together as the band, The Soundflowers — have split after more than two years of dating, PEOPLE confirmed on August 4. (TMZ was first to report the news.)
The split comes shortly after the couple's Facebook Watch series Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn aired its finale episode. During the episode, Jackson, 22, said she and Glenn, 23, are "constantly butting heads."
“A big thing for Aries is we are very impatient, depending on what it is," Jackson said. "The people that we love and things that we care about, we have the patience of a saint. But it’s a very interesting dynamic. We both have double stubborn energy. I’ve always known I was stubborn, and I knew that he was stubborn because he’s a Taurus."
At the end of the clip, Glenn said, "I think we said when we first got together, even if we didn't work out as a couple, we always would want to be in a band together. Our music was one thing we wanted to hold on to no matter what."
Jackson added: "I don't know what's going to happen in the future. But obviously there's someone that I strive to be. I want to grow, and I want to become a better person, a better musician ... but I can't do this without Gabe. Gabe showed me love does exist, not just in the movies, and it's not as pretty as it looks in the movies — it can get ugly and it can be more beautiful than described in the movies and it is possible. He makes me not feel as alone. He's had an impact on me and my life and my heart in ways that I cannot even describe. I can't see my life without him."
Adrianne Palicki & Scott Grimes
The actress has filed for divorce from her Orville costar for a second time.
More than a year after the actress first filed for divorce from Grimes, Palicki filed to legally end their marriage on July 16 in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. The documents cite "irreconcilable differences" and their date of separation is listed as June 9, 2020.
In shared statements posted to their respective Instagram accounts on July 23, Palicki, 37, and Grimes, 49, confirmed their split to fans.
"So thankful for our time as a couple, even more thankful for our deep, everlasting friendship. Love you SG," Palicki captioned a photo of the couple.
Grimes wrote alongside the same image: "So thankful for our time together as a couple, even more thankful for our deep everlasting friendship. Love ya AP."
Ashlee Holmes & Pete Malleo
"I've been trying to find the right words to share this news," she began on July 22. "It's something that has been weighing pretty heavy on my heart, and I feel that it's best for my healing process to just put it out there."
"A lot of you have sent me so many message over the last few months. Some of you have even left comments on certain posts of mine with speculation. I've always been an incredibly open and honest person. Although no one is entitled to the details of my private life, I have always chosen to share them with you," she continued. "I acknowledge and understand the fact that such a significant part of my life has been documented on television. Those of you who follow my husband Pete and I on social media have naturally become invested in our lives over the years. That being said, Pete and I have decided to separate."
The makeup artist, 29, said she and her estranged husband remain committed to co-parenting their son Cameron Hendrix, who turns 4 in August.
"Pete and I have been through so much together over the last ten years of our lives as not only best friends, but partners in navigating parenthood," she wrote. "This was a difficult decision for us. We intend to always be in each other's lives, and continue to support one another as we grow as parents to our son Cameron, who we both love more than anything."
"Our new goal in our journey through life together is to become the best co-parents that we are capable of being," she continued. "Regardless of your opinions, we ask that you please think of our son and try your best to respect our family during this time. There are a lot more devastating things going on in the world right now to be concerned with than this 'news.' Thank you to all who took the time to read this. Please, stay safe!"
Holmes and Malleo got engaged in February 2016. A month later, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. They welcomed baby Cameron that August.
Joey Lawrence & Chandie Yawn-Nelson
The Blossom alumnus filed for divorce from Yawn-Nelson, his wife of 15 years, on July 14, PEOPLE confirmed.
The filing came weeks after Lawrence shared a sweet tribute to their daughters — Charleston, 14, and Liberty, 10 — in celebration of Father's Day.
“My reason for life. My greatest blessings,” he wrote on Instagram, shared a photo of Charleston and Liberty cuddling next to the family dog. “Being the father of these two amazing, strong, powerful young ladies (and of course my son pictured there in the middle..lol) has brought more joy and happiness into my life then [sic] I ever could have imagined."
Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick
The two first confirmed they were a couple in January 2018.
Just weeks into the coronavirus outbreak, Patrick opened up about quarantining with Rodgers, who she called "extremely attractive" and "super intelligent."
“If you like a partner who is extremely attractive, super intelligent, very thoughtful, patient (lord knows I can be stubborn), loves to travel, is open minded, is into growing in this life, and can ball. Ya, it’s pretty amazing,” she said during an Instagram Q&A in April.
Bill Hader & Rachel Bilson
Six months after going public with their romance, the Barry star, 42, and The O.C. alumna, 38, have amicably split, multiple sources told PEOPLE.
The pair starred together in the 2013 romantic comedy The To Do List. Hader was married to Maggie Carey, the film’s director, from 2006-2018.
Hader and Bilson first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted grabbing coffee together in Hader's hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma in December 2019. They publicly confirmed their relationship when they attended the Golden Globe Awards together on Jan. 4, 2020.
Hader's rep was unavailable for comment. A rep for Bilson did not immediately respond.
Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers
On July 10, Chambers announced the split on her Instagram with a throwback picture of the two. The former couple married in May 2010 and have two children together: daughter Harper Grace, 5, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3.
"Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents.
It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage.
As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority.
We understand this news lends itself to public dialogue, but in the interest of our children and our family, we’re asking for privacy, compassion and love during this time," Elizabeth wrote.
Simone Biles & Stacey Ervin Jr.
The Olympic gymnast revealed in Vogue’s August cover story that she and Ervin split in early March after three years together.
"It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it," the four-time gold medalist told the outlet. "But it was for the best.”
Biles' confirmation of their breakup comes months after split rumors were sparked when fans noticed Ervin, 26, did not wish Biles, 23, a happy birthday in March.
Clark Gregg & Jennifer Grey
On July 3, the couple announced the split news in a joint statement after 19 years together.
"We separated in January, knowing we'd always be a family who loves, values and cares for each other," their statement began, which was posted alongside a photo of the pair sharing an embrace.
"We recently made the difficult decision to divorce, but we remain close and are deeply grateful for the life we've shared and the wonderful daughter we've raised," they concluded the statement, adding that they were "totally crying as we post this."
Kacey Musgraves & Ruston Kelly
The pair announced on July 3 that they were separating after over two years of marriage, saying in a joint statement: "We've made this painful decision together."
"With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what's happening. These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts," their statement said. "We believe that we were put into each other's lives for a divine reason and have both changed each other infinitely for the better. The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we’ve shared as husband and wife. It's a soul connection that can never be erased."
Their statement continued, "We've made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn’t work. Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this."
Ryan Seacrest & Shayna Taylor
The on-again-off-again couple have split for a third time. A representative for the longtime host confirmed on June 29, 2020 that the couple have gone their separate ways.
“Ryan and Shayna decided to end their romantic relationship amicably some time ago," the rep told PEOPLE. "They remain good friends, each other’s biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple."
Seacrest is currently vacationing in Mexico with friends and is newly dating someone in that group, PEOPLE has learned.
After meeting through friends in 2013, Seacrest and Taylor, a personal chef, began dating. They rekindled the romance after a brief split in 2014, moving in together in May 2017. But in February 2019, they split again, reassuring fans that they’d stay friends. A vacation aboard a yacht in Positano, Italy, that summer raised eyebrows, and by September, they’d reconciled.
Lauren 'LC' Chamblin & Mark Cuevas
The Love Is Blind stars have broken up shortly after rekindling their romance.
Chamblin revealed on Reddit over the weekend that she had been dating Cuevas since early May, but ended things after a user on the website claimed that Cuevas was seeing someone else in a post titled, "My close friend's co-worker is dating Mark!!"
In the post, a Reddit user had shared a picture of what appeared to be Cuevas on a date with another woman.
"This is awkward because I live in Atlanta and I’ve been dating mark since the beginning of May....🤔😤," Chamblin commented. "Oh and btw, this is LC from Love is Blind. Feel free to DM me on Instagram if you would like more information!"
The star added that she split with Cuevas after seeing the post, writing, "But I definitely just broke it off with mark so I really do appreciate you posting this and saving me the energy on dating another liar. 🙃🙌🏼"
Chamblin confirmed the split to PEOPLE in a statement, saying, "Mark and I were casually dating, but talked about remaining exclusive, especially because of Covid-19, but that’s over now."
"The main thing I learned from the show and past relationships is that I deserve to be treated like a priority, and not an option," she continued.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Cuevas denied that he was in an exclusive relationship with Chamblin while they were together.
"I enjoyed spending time with LC for a few weeks, but at no point were we in an exclusive relationship, as LC confirmed herself," he said. "I wish her the absolute best."
Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock
The singer and talk show host filed for divorce from Blackstock in Los Angeles on June 4 after early seven years of marriage, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE on June 11.
Clarkson and Blackstock, who tied the knot in October 2013, are parents to daughter River Rose, 6 on Friday, and son Remington Alexander, 4. The music manager is also father to son Seth, 13, and daughter Savannah, 18, from a previous marriage.
The pair met at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006, and got engaged in December 2012.
Reps for Clarkson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
The Blast was the first to report news of their divorce filing.
Jordana Brewster & Andrew Form
The Fast and the Furious actress, 40, and the film producer, 48, "quietly separated" earlier this year after 13 years of marriage, a source told PEOPLE.
According to the source, the split was "amicable."
"They have the utmost respect for each other," the source added. "They remain committed to lovingly co-parent their two children as a team."
Sean Hannity & Jill Rhodes
Sean Hannity and his wife Jill Rhodes quietly divorced more than a year ago after over two decades of marriage.
"Sean and Jill are committed to working together for the best interests of their children," the former couple said in a joint statement to PEOPLE, adding that they separated years ago. "Amicable agreements were entered into over four years ago between Sean and Jill. They maintain a close relationship as parents to their children."
"Neither will have any further comments and ask for sake of their children that their privacy be respected," the statement concluded.
The Fox News anchor and the former journalist tied the knot in 1993 and lived in Long Island, New York. They share two children: a son named Patrick and a daughter named Merri Kelly.
Thomas Middleditch & Mollie Gates
The Silicon Valley actor and wife Mollie Gates have split after more than 4 years of marriage.
Gates filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, according to court documents filed on May 28, which were obtained by PEOPLE. Their date of separation is listed as May 22.
“They still care deeply for each other and will move forward as friends," a source close to the couple told PEOPLE.