It's Over! 10 Couples That Broke Up And Went Their Separate Ways In 2013

23 December 2013 by

Whilst love might have been blossoming for some of our celebrity friends some pretty major couples split in 2013. Here we take a look back at the people who, for 2013, was not all flowers and roses...

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1. Madonna and Brahim Zaibat

At the beginning of December news reached us that Madonna and her toyboy lover Brahim Zaibat had split after three years together. According to US reports their relationship had run its course with both Madonna and Brahim focusing on seperate work projects. It wasn't long though before it was being suggested that there might be another reason behind the split - Madonna's replensished closeness to her former husband Sean Penn. Madge and Sean have been spotted together on several occasions over the summer prompting speculation that they may well get back together, they even worked together in Haiti raising funds for earthquake victims. Madonna and Sean were married between 1985-1989, however, their relationship was marred with reports of violence on his part. Would it work the second time around... We'll have to wait and see.

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2. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zata Jones had been married for 13 years when they announced their shock split in August.  A rep for the couple said at the time, 'Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.' Since then Michael has revealed that they are giving things another go. In October he said that they were, 'Doing great.' He had previously said in another interview, 'My wife and I are fine.' Here's to giving things another shot, guys!

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3. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

For Miley and Liam it had been a case of life imitating art when they met on set of The Last Song in 2009. Just like their characters in the film they fell in love and despite a couple of brief splits they eventually got engaged in June 2012. However, it wasn't to last. After months of rumours - including some that Liam had been 'sexting' actress January Jones - Miley's rep confirmed that the couple had indeed called time on their relationship. Not one to let a man get her down Ms.Cyrus' career has since gone from strength to strength, her Wrecking Ball video inspired a milestrom of spoofs whilst her endless twerking has caused headlines around the world. Looks like she didn't need Liam afterall...

4. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

One of the most genetically blessed couples in showbiz split in October after months of speculation about the status of their relationship. In a joint statement they said, ‘Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months. After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation. Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family.’ Since then the former couple have been seen out and about together with their son. Recently it was rumoured that Miranda - who was recently linked to Leonardo Dicaprio - had found love again with Australian businessman James Packer whilst Orlando has been linked to his Romeo and Juliet co-star Condola Rashad.

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5. Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi

When photographs of Charles Saatchi grabbing at the throat of his then wife Nigella Lawson outside Scotts restaurant were revealed in June they caused ripples of shock around the country. The reasons behind his actions are still disputed by the couple but not long after they split with Nigella divorcing Charles on the grounds of his 'unreasonable behaviour.' The couple are currently embroiled in a court case with two of hers and Charles' former employees, during the trail - which continues - Nigella has admitted to cocaine and cannabis use. Charles is now dating Trinny Woodall whilst Nigella is currently thought to be single.

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6. Rihanna and Chris Brown

Rihanna and Chris Brown were on again and off again more times than we dare to remember at the beginning of this year. However, they eventually split officially in May with Chris running back into the arms of his other former girlfriend model Karrueche Tran. Chris said at the time, 'Yeah, I’m-ma do it solo. I mean, at the end of the day, Shorty doing her thing. She on the road. It’s always gonna be love. I’m just gonna do me.' Which we think is rap speak for, 'we broke up.' Chris and Karrueche have been together ever since with Rihanna staying single - apart from a rumoured daliance with her other ex, Drake. However, the singer did recently go to visit Chris in rehab... Could another reconcilation be on the cards? We don't think we could take it!

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7. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Following her affair with married director Rupert Saunders way back when in July 2013 Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship understandably, hit the rocks. Kristen released a grovelling apology in which she said, 'I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affectedThis momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry.' The couple then got back together and split several times before Rob finally moved out of the Loz Feliz home they shared together in May. Since then he has been linked to Katy Perry, Riley Keough and Sean Penn's daughter, Dylan. Kristen has remained single.

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8. Stacey Keibler and George Clooney

Oh Georgey, for someone so eternally attractive you don’t have the best luck with the ladies. George dated beautiful model (and former wrestler - yes, really) Stacey for three years but they split in July. It is widely thought that she wanted to settle down whilst George didn’t. In a recent interview George, who was married to American actress Talia Balsam between 1989 and 1993, admitted that he wasn't very good at it. 'I was married in 1989. I wasn’t very good at it,' he said. Stacey has since moved on from her relationship with Mr.C and is dating an entrepenuer named Jared Pobre. 

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9. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

There we were all full of the joys of the New Year when word reached us that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift had SPLIT UP. ‘How could they,’ we screamed into our Haylor t-shirts as several million One Direction fans rejoiced. Harry and Taylor had only been dating a few months when the broke up following a festive trip to Necker Island - maybe it was Richard Branson that came between them? Despite us having high hopes for a reunion Harry has now gone on to date Kim Kardashian’s younger sister Kendall, whilst Taylor continues to hunt for a house near his in Primrose Hill. Awkward.

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10. Kris and Bruce Jenner

We imagine a few Kardashian fans shed a tear at the news that they families ultimate couple – Kris and Bruce had split October. Although they have remained close the former couple - who have two daughters Kendall and Kylie - revealed, ‘We are living separately and we are much happier this way, but we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority.’ Since then they have remained in contact being spotted together on family occasions. It is thought that Kris Jenner is now dating star of the 'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik with various reports suggesting that he will appear on the next series of Keepng Up With The Kardashians.


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