Pulse.ng brings you the most popular celebrity break-ups in Hollywood of 2014. Read how your favourite former couples broke up and what caused it.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
English singer, Chris Martin and American actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, make up one of the celebrity splits of 2014 as they separated after 10 years of marriage. The couple announced their decision to "consciously uncouple" in a March 2014 post on Paltrow's GOOP lifestyle website. "We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate," the couple who have two children together revealed.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
American singer, Robin Thicke lost his high school sweetheart and wife of nine years, Paule Patton, after the couple separated in February 2014. Paula Patton officially filed for divorce and in a statement signed by the couple, they said “We will always love each other and be best friends." The breakdown in their marriage was reportedly because of infidelity on the part of “Blurred Line" singer, Robin Thicke.
Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence
American actress, Jennifer Lawrence began dating Nicholas Hoult in 2011 after filming X-Men: First Class, but they ended their relationship in January 2013. They reconnected six months later in July 2013, after filming X-Men: Days of Future Past together but the couple reportedly separated in August 2014, with sources stating different work schedules to be an issue.
Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence
Both are making their second appearances on this list as they dated each other after their split from their exes. Martin split from his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow in March while Jennifer Lawrence split from her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, in August. They both rebounded with each other before parting October.
French Montana and Khloe Kardashian
Rapper, French Montana hooked up with Khloe Kardashian after his mentor, Diddy, introduced him to her. All seems to be going fine, until the couple broke up twice in 2014, first in September, and for a second time in December. After her tumultuous marriage to Lamar Odom ended, sources told US Magazine that the reality TV star was not ready for a new relationship yet.
Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson
English singer, Matthew Bellamy and his fiancée, actress, Kate Hudson, began dating in 2010 and got engaged in April 2011. After a three-year engagement, Hudson and Bellamy called off their wedding plans in December. Bellamy tweeted about the split, writing that it was "for the best."
Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara
Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara started dating American business man, Nick Lpab in 2012. On May 23, 2014, Vergara however announced that the engagement had been called off. "Not that anyone should care, but in order to not give the press the chance to invent crazy and hurtful drama, I prefer to tell my fans personally that Nick and I have decided to be apart. We have been having too many problems with figuring out how to spend time together and because of my work and now his; it’s been getting worse and worse. Not fun anymore. We are still very close but we believe it's the best thing for us right now," the actress revealed via Twitter.
John Mayer and Katy Perry
The serial couple has been on-again, off-again since 2012. The American singing couple split again in February reportedly because of Katy Perry's busy schedule.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
After six years of marriage to singer, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon confirmed in August that he and the singer are having marriage problems after six years together. “There is trouble in paradise; we have been living in separate houses for a few months," Nick revealed at that time. The couple married in 2008 and are parents to fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan born April 30, 2011.
Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks
After dating for three years, the music couple surprisingly split in September. The couple’s relationship breakdown was reportedly to infidelity on the part of Jason Durulo. Jordin Sparks even revealed on a TV show that she will be returning a car gift to Jason after the separation. Speaking to US Weekly, Jason Derulo had nothing but sweet words for his ex. "I spent three great years with Jordin and she is one of the most amazing people that I have ever met. But as in all relationships there are ups and downs and at this time we have decided to amicably part," Jason revealed after the split.
Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez
Music star, Jennifer Lopez started dating one of her backup dancers, Casper Smart in 2011. Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart ended their two-year relationship in June when reports surfaced that he had been intimate with a transsexual. After the split, Casper Smark told Entertainment Tonight that he still keeps in touch with her 45-year-old ex and her twins. "We're great friends. I love her and the kids and they're incredible,” he said.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Toni Garrn
Actor and film producer, Leonardo DiCaprio started dating Victoria Secrets model, Toni Garrn in May 2013. The serial bachelor however split with the German model in December.
David Lucado and Britney Spears
Pop star split with David Lucado August after dating for just over a year. The relationship after Lucado reportedly cheated on Spears. The singer revealed she was single again on Twitter. "Ahhhh the single life!" she tweeted confirming the split reports.
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez
Efron and Rodriguez had a whirlwind summer romance, but their brief affair ended in August. Photos of Michelle Rodriguez kissing omen surfaced online prompting reports that she was bisexual. "Bi, yeah, I fall under the B category of LGBT,” she admitted in an interview.
Calvin Harris and Rita Ora
After her public breakup with Rob Kardashian, Rita Ora revealed that she was dating British DJ, Calvin Harris, in May 2013. A year later however, the couple split in June. "It was the right guy at the wrong time. I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place," The Roc Nation artiste told Cosmopolitan in October.
Barrie-James O'Neill and Lana Del Rey
American singer, Lana Del Rey, was in a relationship with Kassidy ex-member Barrie-James O'Neill from August 2011 until June 2014. "We are currently not together. He is a wonderful person. But there are some things he has to deal with," Del Rey said in an interview when asked about her relationship with Barrie-James O’Neill.
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
Banderas began a relationship with actress Melanie Griffith while shooting Two Much in 1995 after separating with his first wife. The got married in May 1996 and they have a daughter, Stella Banderas. In June 2014, Griffith and Banderas released a statement announcing their intention to divorce "in a loving and friendly manner". According to the petition filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple had "irreconcilable differences" that led to the divorce. They were married from 18 years.
Marc Anthony and Chloe Green
Marc Anthony and British heiress to the Topshop fortune, Chleo Green, announced they were "taking a break" due to conflicting schedules after having dated for just a year. They are still on “the break”.
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
Rapper, Big Sean, got the shock of his life when his former fiancée got married to another man on the same day they had fixed to get married. After getting engaged in October 2013, Rivera and rapper Big Sean called off their wedding six months later at Sean's request. "Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately," a rep for the rapper told US Magazine. Glee star was reportedly cheating during their courtship.