The 12 biggest celebrity breakups of 2016

2016 has been quite the eventful year, both locally and internationally. So many stars have passed onto the next world, and for those blessed with the gift of life, the love world is not treating them too kindly.

From young love flings tragically ending to long term marriages breaking down, it was a constant slew of breakups all throughout the year.

Not exactly a reason to celebrate, but with the year drawing to an end, we have decided to take stock and take a look back. From Brangelina to Taylor Swift’s constant breakups, here are the 12 biggest celebrity breakups of 2012 – 12 for the 12 months of the year.

Before we begin, one separation in the making – TMZ reported Tuesday that one long term marriage about to end is T.I and wife Tiny (Tameka Cottle-Harris). The rapper’s wife of six years has filed for divorce!

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young


Aussie rapper Iggy and basketball star Young were engaged for about a year before breaking up in June when Young was caught on camera bragging about having affairs.

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid


The pair were together for close to 2 years, but broke up just last month. Their breakup statement indicated they could not reconcile their busy schedules.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama


Lovato’s long term relationship with the actor turned sour as the pair announced their breakup in June. After six years, they broke up without ever getting married.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston

Taylor’s second breakup of the year, the singer followed up her painful separation from Calvin Harris by jumping onto Hiddleston, and it predictably did not last.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart


After five years together, J Lo split from her boy toy in August, following rumours that Smart had cheated on her.

Sia and Erik Lang


Sia and her husband of two years, Erik Lang, announced their split earlier this month. The secretive Australian singer and Lang got married in August 2014, but she only confirmed it mid 2015.

Justin Bieber and Sofia Ritchie

Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie

Justin Bieber broke things off with Lionel Ricthie’s daughter in September after only being together for a few months. That sparked off the whole Instagram brouhaha ending up with the star quitting Instagram.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney


The controversial Gaga and Kinney got engaged on Valentine’s Day last year, but after over a year of being engaged, broke off in July.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris


Taylor Swift started the year looking quite rosy, in a lovely one year relationship with Calvin Harris. By June they had broken up, and a few months later she underwent her second breakup of the year with Hiddleston.

Mariah Carey and James Packer

Mariah Carey and James Packer entered into a whirlwind romance after Carey finalised her divorce from Cannon, but it wasn’t long before we were hit with another breakup. It all happened in 2016, the engagement, and the subsequent breakup in October.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp


Definitely the nastiest breakup of the year, although not the most shocking – that’s reserved for our final pick. Depp and Heard were married for 15 months, and their divorce included allegations of domestic abuse from Heard against the legendary actor.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt


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