If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll know that we’ve featured a lot of celebrity couples in the past. Now it’s time for the ‘other’ half of the story. Let’s take a look at some of the famous BFFs and see if we can figure out if they’re a good match for each other.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Do you recall when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s breakup news broke in March 2017? It’s fair to say that the Twogether-themed celebrity breakups of 2017 were big news. The couple’s engagement had been rumored for months, and it was no secret that they were trying to keep the wedding a secret. Despite their best efforts, paparazzi managed to catch wind of the nuptials and began circulating the photos. It didn’t take long for the Internet to react – with memes and gifs being some of the most popular responses.
While Robert and Kristen’s relationship was undoubtedly one of the most high-profile breakups of 2017, it was by no means the only celebrity pairing that garnered a lot of media attention. Take a look at some of the other surprising celebrity breakups that made headlines in the past year.
Drew Brees And Kaylee Hartline
Football fans will recognize the name Drew Brees when considering this story. The New Orleans Saints superstar quarterback had been linked to Kaylee Hartline for months, even dating back to last season. While Brees tried to play down the rumors, telling reporters that they were just friends, Kaylee fueled the fire, confirming their whirlwind romance during a TV appearance. The couple’s engagement was finally confirmed a month later.
After their marriage proposal, the couple kept their relationship in the spotlight. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Drew Brees confessed that he was “completely in love” with his bride-to-be. He then added that it was “the perfect match” because Kaylee had been “waiting for [his] whole life to come together.”
Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie
Speaking of the perfect match, it’s time for one of the biggest news events of the year – the release of Brad Pitt’s new movie, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ For those of you who haven’t heard of the movie yet, it’s a coming-of-age story set in Hollywood during the 1980s. One of the most exciting aspects of the film is its star-studded cast, which also includes another famous Hollywood couple – Angelina Jolie and Samuel L. Jackson.
Rumors surrounding the film picked up after Pitt and Jolie’s surprise engagement in March, with the director confirming that the couple had indeed tied the knot. Since then, fans have been able to enjoy watching the happy couple’s romantic journey. In late June, Jolie gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Shiloh. In August, the celebrity mom posted an adorable picture of her daughter wearing a onesie with Jolie’s and Pitt’s iconic images on it. A few months later, Jolie followed up by sharing a photo of her baby girl wearing a onesie with the Golden Globe-winning actor’s face on it.
Kevin Hart And Emehliana Hart
Many of you will remember comedian and actor Kevin Hart as the host of the Oscars. In April 2018, it was announced that he would be stepping down from the hosting role to focus on his career. Since then, rumors have been swirling that the comedian and his wife, Emehliana Hart, are having marital problems and want to keep their relationship private. While the speculation is difficult to verify, it is known that the couple have been exchanging heated arguments in the press. In June, the 42-year-old actor tweeted that he was “done playing politics,” adding, “It’s time for me to grow up and be a man.”
It’s safe to say that these split announcements were some of the most talked-about celebrity breakups of the year. Whether you believe the rumors about any of these couples or not, it’s clear that scandals and breakups make for interesting headlines.
Robert Pattinson and Ariana Grande
Many people may not know much about Ariana Grande, but she has a lot of passionate fans out there who feel the same way. The singer released her debut album, ‘My Everything,’ in April, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200. The album’s lead single, ‘Side By Side,’ became her first number one single in the United States and Canada, and was even certified Gold in the country of its release. In early June, it was announced that Grande had been dating Robert Pattinson for a while, and the news sparked a lot of discussion and controversy among the blogosphere. While many fans and media members were excited about the prospect of Grande and Pattinson tying the knot, there were others who felt that it was a bad idea – saying, for example, that Pattinson was still married to his ex-wife, Kristen Stewart. Despite the naysayers, it seems that Grande is pursuing her dream of becoming a full-time singer and is willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. In August, she revealed that she had been writing songs for her next album, which she plans to launch as an independent artist.
As we’ve established, 2017 was a banner year for celebrity breakups, spanning from the widely publicized breakups of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to the more recent split of Drew Brees and Kaylee Hartline. While it’s no secret that celebrity breakups can get media coverage and help launch a new trend, it’s clear that the breakup of 2017 was particularly brutal. Is this just a fluke, or does this indicate a changing of the guard in terms of what makes for a successful celebrity relationship?