Is Robert Pattinson still considered a sex symbol? The British actor currently resides in Los Angeles and has been there for almost two years. But even after having graduated from acting to directing, the 34-year-old star still draws a crowd whenever he steps out.
The latest rumors suggest that Pattinson has found love again and is currently in a relationship with a Broadway dancer. The Hollywood crowd is buzzing with news of the couple’s rumored engagement with whispers of wedding bells.
While some celebrity breakups seem to be irrevocable, others seem to be followed by a trend or at least an ebb and flow of popular culture’s fascination with the stars themselves.
Here are some of the most recent examples that prove that celebrity breakups aren’t always what they seem like:
Adele Bids Farewell To Justin Bieber
On Monday, April 23, 2018, news broke that pop singer Adele had bid farewell to her most infamous ex-boyfriend, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Justin Bieber. While rumors had swirled for years, the two had officially called it quits just a few months before. The breakup was undoubtedly a shock to the Sweet Angel singer, who had carefully curated a public image as an independent, successful woman.
The news was met with a wave of relief from fans who had been worried that the singer might be forced to put her professional and personal relationships first. In a candid video released a day after the split, Adele expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to pursue her dreams and not have to consider her celebrity status in the process.
Zayn And Khloe Take A Break From Friendship
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, photos of Khloe Kardashian and her famous sister, reality TV star and businesswoman Kylie Jenner, surfaced on TikTok.
The photos, which were filmed a few days earlier, showed Khloe and Zayn Malik, the former member of the pop group One Direction, stepping out for a night on the town. The two women are known to have close ties, and it wasn’t long before the news spread like wildfire on TikTok and the rest of the internet.
The following day, the pair took to Instagram to confirm that they were, in fact, no longer friends. “We’ve had a really fun time over these past few months and it’s been really special growing up with someone you genuinely care about,” Khloe wrote. “However, lately we’ve seen a different side of each other that we didn’t see before and it’s bothered us a little. We’re going to be taking slightly different routes in life and that’s something to be proud of.”
Bella Thorne And Zendaya Follow Suki Waterhouse
On Sunday, November 12, 2017, news broke that former child stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya had followed Suki Waterhouse’s lead and decided to go their own way. While fans had hoped the two would follow in Suki’s footsteps and launch their own individual careers, the truth is that they had grown up listening to their famous counterparts and wanted to try something different. So instead of following in Suki Waterhouse’s footsteps, the two decided to forge their own,
According to sources, the announcement came as a complete, total shock. The two had previously denied rumors of a rift and were devoted to each other. But with the release of their debut solo albums just around the corner, the time had come to make some career changes and see how the rest of the world reacts.
Khloe Kardashian And James Duff Divorce
On Monday, July 3, 2017, a Los Angeles judge approved the final dissolution of Khloe Kardashian’s marriage to businessman James Duff. After eight years of marriage, Duff’s lawyer Alan Mamo said the divorce was “amicable and fairly straightforward,” and both parties agreed to share custody of their three children. The reality TV star, who had been vocal about her mental health issues in the past, was recently revealed to be suffering from depression.
Despite the rough patch, Khloe was still very fond of her husband and remained with him for the sake of their children. “I don’t ever want to be without them,” she told the press shortly before the divorce was finalized. Duff, for his part, was also eager to move forward with his life and leave the marriage he described as “toxic.”
Kendall Jenner And Kylie Jenner Break Up
On Thursday, May 12, 2017, a week after the NBA draft, news broke that Kylie Jenner and her sister, reality TV star and businesswoman Kendall Jenner, had called it quits on their 15-year friendship. The reason for the split was a combination of factors, including their busy schedules and the fact that they had grown apart as adults. This is still one of the most buzzed-about celebrity splits of recent memory. But as surprising as this breakup was, it was far from the only one.
In fact, it was one of numerous celebrity relationships that have been the subject of intense media scrutiny in recent years. From Taylor Swift and Jaime King to Taylor Lautner and Hailey Baldwin, these celebs have wowed and confused Hollywood with their public displays of affection—and some even say it’s inspired a cultural shift. Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and relive the most memorable celebrity breakups of the last few years.
Tiger Woods And Elin Nordegren Woods Divorce (Again)
In April 2016, former professional golfer Tiger Woods finally overcame his addiction to alcohol and drugs, and after years of denial, entered a rehab facility to treat his addiction issues. Since then, he has been sober and has tried to rebuild his life. Despite multiple relapses, the 42-year-old Woods has remained committed to his family and his recovery. He even went so far as to remarry his 41-year-old ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, in a private ceremony in October 2018.
The marriage, which took place at the Seacliff Estate in Los Angeles, consisted of just 160 guests, including family, friends, and colleagues of both parties. Amidst the lush gardens, the couple exchanged vows and signed their marriage certificate before heading back inside for an intimate dinner.
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Divorce
In May 2018, news broke that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had decided to end their marriage. The couple had been together for nearly a decade and have three children together. The family recently purchased a $23 million dollar mansion in Hidden Hills that they are renovating and sharing with their children. The news was a huge shock to the public, who had watched the couple’s celebrity status rise over the years alongside their marriage proposal, which was broadcast on live TV in front of an audience of millions. The following month, reports surfaced that Kanye was arrested for DUI. The rapper was eventually sentenced to six months of probation and community service. The couple’s breakup was amicable, and they appear to be sticking together for the sake of their children.
Adele And Justin Bieber Divorce
In January 2018, news broke that musician, singer, and songwriter Adele had filed for divorce from her husband of one year, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Justin Bieber. According to sources, the two had decided to separate after an argument about Bieber’s drinking. The divorce was finalized later that year, after which Adele moved to London and bought a £2.5 million ($3.3 million) house in the city’s Highgate neighborhood.
Bieber previously rented an apartment in the same neighborhood but decided to downsize after his split with Adele. He is currently living in a mansion in Los Angeles that he shared with Hailey Baldwin until she started dating Randall Emmett in 2019. Baldwin has since moved out of the couple’s $19.5 million dollar Bev Hills mansion and into a nearby Airbnb.
Anna Kendrick And Daniel Radcliffe Break Up
In October 2017, Anna Kendrick and Daniel Radcliffe, who are both 39, decided to go their separate ways. The English actress, known for her roles in movies like Moneyball and How to Be Single, cited a need for a ‘’different kind of energy’’ as the reason for the split. “We have both always found it really challenging to be in a relationship when you are so busy,” she told Elle in an interview. “But we are both determined to change that… We both want the same things – a family, a home, security and happiness.”