Though 2021 has been a year of restoration and new beginnings, it has also seen a number of chapters close for Hollywood’s most beloved couples.
While some pairs have come to the end of their relationships after spending only a short time together, others come to a close after years of shared experiences.
From the recent split of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, to the separation of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez followed up by the reconciliation of Lopez and Ben Affleck, L’OFFICIEL rounds up a list of the most notable, and heartbreaking, celebrity splits of 2021.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
After seven years of marriage and four children, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West in February of this year. Though the pair have split romantically, it is clear that they intend to raise their children as a family unit and support each other in their creative ventures.
Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik
After sharing six years and one child together, supermodel Gigi Hadid and musician Zayn Malik parted ways earlier this year in October. Following an alleged dispute between Malik and Gigi’s mother Yolanda, the pair split and intend to co-parent with the best interest of their son as highest priority.
Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes
Following a longtime friendship, two-year romance, and lots of heart-warming red-carpet appearances, musical artists Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello separated in early November of this year. Sharing a joint statement on their Instagram stories in confirmation of their breakup, the two will, “continue to be best friends,” despite the conclusion of their romantic relationship.
Kaia Gerber & Jacob Elordi
Following their one-year whirlwind romance, Kissing Booth and Euphoria star Jacob Elordi and model Kaia Gerber split in late November of this year. Though the two made their red carpet debut as a couple just weeks before their breakup and dressed up as Elvis and Priscilla Presley for Halloween in 2020, the two have parted ways romantically.
Khloé Kardashian & Tristan Thompson
Amidst several rumors of cheating by Tristan Thompson, Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Khloé Kardashian and the NBA player officially parted ways romantically. Though the couple share a daughter together, it is unclear how the pair plan to move forward with co-parenting.
Pete Davidson & Pheobe Dynevor
After just five months together, Bridgerton star Pheobe Dynevor and SNL comedian Pete Davidson split earlier this year in April. Making their first public appearance at Wimbledon this year, the young couple appeared to share a joyful few months in each other’s company.
Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas
Sparking relationship rumors in March of 2020, Ben Affleck and Knives Out star Ana de Armas split at the beginning of this year. Though the two shared a loving time together in the height of the pandemic, several sources shared that the film stars were simply facing different chapters in their lives and decided to part ways.
Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
Following four years together as a couple, as well an engagement, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez officially split in April of this year. Amidst cheating rumors on behalf of Rodriguez, the two decided to go their separate ways. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects,” the two shared in a joint statement.
Madelyn Cline & Chase Stokes
After one year together, Outer Banks stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline decided to go their separate ways in early November of 2021. After meeting on the set of their hit Netflix series, the young actors grew close over quarantine and developed a following of devoted fans.
Elon Musk & Grimes
After three years and one child together, SpaceX founder Elon Musk and musical artist Grimes split in September of this year. “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk reportedly said on his relationship status.
From L’Officiel USA