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In 2016, love was officially pronounced dead, following the separation of two of Hollywood’s most beloved A-listers. It didn’t help that some of music’s hottest couples also changed their Facebook status, as did a number of actors.
With 2016 going down as a year that, well, was a downer, here are some of the biggest break ups of the year. RIP love.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (12 Years)
This most shocking break up of 2016 definitely goes to Brangelina. After six kids and 12 years together, the only thing that outshocked the announcement of their separation were rumours that abuse on Pitt’s part was the cause.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris (1 Year)
Tayvin seemed like a match made in tall, beautiful musician heaven, but the lovebirds ended things in 2016. After a few nasty tweets from Harris, it appears the two are once again on friendly terms.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston (Two Months)
Things got hot and heavy fast for Hiddleswift, but it seemed the public spotlight burned too bright, causing the short-lived couple to quickly burn out.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd (1 Year)
Busy schedules kept Bella Hadid and The Weeknd apart, but the two remained friends, even sharing an affectionate smile during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama (6 Years)
It looked like Demi and Wilmer were heading for marriage, but instead the longtime couple headed for splitsville. It’s not all bad, though. They’re both already happily coupled off in new relationships.
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney (5 Years)
Although Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney ended their engagement this year, the two are still very close. The pic below was taken after their break up. Now that’s how you end things on friendly terms.
Sia and Erik Anders Lang (2 Years)
Sia and her partner Erik Anders Lang decided to stop making sweet music together in 2016.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman (4 Years)
Drew Barrymore looked like she was getting her happily ever after with Will Kopelman and their two daughters, but the couple called it quits this year.
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger (10 Years)
These two actors enjoyed a decade in love and we don’t think either will be single for very long.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (4 Years)
The separation of Depp and Heard after only 15 months of marriage got ugly fast, with accusations of physical abuse becoming public.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart (4 Years)
J Lo and her dancer boyfriend Casper Smart have parted ways before, so we’re not totally ready to say our final goodbye to Jasper just yet.
Zac Efron and Sami Miro (1 Year)
Zac Efron and girlfriend Sami Miro had stayed mostly out of the public eye, instead spending their time on outdoor adventures.
Mariah Carey and James Packer (1 Year)
The ring was bought, the wedding was planned, but Mimi and her billionaire fiancé decided to say ‘I don’t’ before making a very costly ‘I do.’
Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Grace Moretz (2 Years)
The lovebirds made it two years in the public eye, an impressive amount of time for any teen couple.
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts (11 Years)
The critically acclaimed actors called it quits after 11 years and two kids, but have remained close, even posing together on social media.