Most of us will agree that 2018 was a breakout year for celebrity relationships. From the mega-breakups to the passionate kisses we saw on screen, the attention, the limelight and the romance made for some fascinating television.
And while the year has ended, the intrigue continues. With 2019 already promising its fair share of celebrity romances, who knows where this year will take us. But one thing is for sure: the celebrity couple trend will not die down any time soon.
Here, we’ll explore the many twists and turns of this year’s celebrity romances with a look back at the most interesting stories of 2018.
Hard to believe it’s been a year since the mega-breakups! From Gigi and Thomas to Khloé and Lamar, our favourite celebrity couplerates broke up big this year. But while many of these relationships were on the surface amicable (at least from the outside looking in), underneath the scenes were some pretty spectacular fights. Let’s relive the most interesting of these breakups via our personal favourite clips.
Gigi and Thomas
Gigi and Thomas’ relationship was one of the hardest to watch. After spending 10 years together and raising 4 children, it seemed only fair the couple would want to spend some quality one-on-one time. But as the years went on, the fights only intensified. In April 2018, Gigi filed for divorce, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason. While we will never know the true nature of their ‘differences’, this was undoubtedly one of the most high-profile celebrity splits this year. And it was all over media in the blink of an eye. Even TMZ, arguably one of the more neutral sources, labelled the split as ‘one of the biggest fights we’ve ever seen’. With their 6-year-old twins, Lorenzo and Carlito, in the middle of a custody battle, it was the perfect time for Gigi and Thomas to call it quits. Let’s relive one of the biggest fights in celebrity history via a TMZ clip from April 2018.
Thomas and Gigi
When you’re one of the most famous couples in the world, you’re guaranteed to attract lots of attention, whether you want to be together or apart. And that’s exactly what happened to Thomas and Gigi. After years of being linked, the megastar finally settled down with the former Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2017. Although their engagement was highly publicised, the reality TV starlet still had to earn her man. It was one thing for Gigi to accept the proposal, but quite another for Thomas to fully commit to spending the rest of his life with her. In the months following their engagement, the couple was often spotted holding hands, making their relationship amply evident. While we were initially excited for the couple, their engagement and eventual marriage, it wasn’t long before the rumours began to swirl. As 2019 began, Thomas was seemingly seen with another woman, Paige Owens. Even though he denied the rumours, they continued to surface. If you thought that Gigi and Thomas’ break-up was dramatic, wait till you see what happened in the months that followed. As the couple’s divorce was finally settled in May 2019, it was revealed that Thomas had been carrying on with his fling. While details of their relationship were scarce, it had the makings of a real-life tale of romantic betrayal. Let’s relive that fateful night via a blurry Instagram photo of Gigi, Thomas and their daughter, Alma, taken the day before the end of their marriage. What are your thoughts on Thomas and Gigi’s divorce?
Lamar and Khloé
A more high-profile couple split this year was Khloé and Lamar. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta starlet and the basketball player, who played on the same team with Kardashian co-founder, Kris Jenner, filed for divorce in April. After ten years together, the couple decided it was time to move on. While the media frenzy that ensued was mostly speculation, many were shocked to discover that the couple’s fight was over money. Apparently, the basketball player had been having an affair for several years and was also upset that Khloé had been hiding their daughter, Princess, from him. Let’s relive the moment the ‘Warrior’ and ‘Queen Esther’ (as Khloé had dubbed herself) split via a Snapchat clip from April 2019.
The Return ofthe G-Spot
If you thought 2018 was a massive year for celebrity splits, then you’d be right. But it wasn’t just about the mega-breakups. This was also the year that the G-spot, long considered ‘dead’, had a resurgence. Thanks in large part to queer film-maker, Andre Holland, the so-called ‘G-spot’, the mythical genital area that many women credit with producing pleasurable orgasms, had an unlikely starlet named Megan Jane Whiteley in September. Although Whiteley had tried and tested the theory herself, it was Holland’s exploration of female sexuality that ultimately made the world sit up and take note. If you’re wondering what the G-spot is and want to try it out, be careful not to disturb your girlfriend (if you have one), as it might just be what keeps her sexually satisfied. Let’s relive this incredible year in recap mode with a look back at the most interesting celebrity romances of 2018.