2021 was yet another pandemic hit year and just like normal people, celebrities took a toll on their mental health as well. This year saw many celebrities break up from Kanye West to Aamir Khan and from Camila to Samantha.
Here are the top 7 jaw-dropping breakups of 2021
1) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
This is definitely on the top of the chart. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West parted ways after seven years. The reality TV star filed for divorce from the rapper in February after almost seven years of marriage. The couple known as Kimye got married in 2014 and have four children together. They were one of the biggest celebrity couples in Hollywood, however, their relationship took a hit due to Kanye West’s emotional outbursts and his unsuccessful campaign to be elected as the President of the USA.
2) Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes broke up in November. The couple dated for two years. It was quite obvious that Love songs and social media PDA don’t always reflect reality. “Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship,” the statement read, “but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever. We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends.”
3) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Singer Jennifer Lopez and former baseball player Alex Rodriguez broke off their engagement in April after four years together. Their formal announcement about the split came a month after Rodriguez was alleged to have an affair with another woman. They initially denied it and were even spotted taking a holiday together before the final statement in April. Jennifer Lopez has moved on to ex-fiancé Ben Affleck.
4) Actress Zoe Kravitz and Actor Karl Glusman
One of the first big breakups of the year was that of actress Zoe Kravitz and actor Karl Glusman, who announced their split in January after less than two years of marriage. They started dating in 2016 and got engaged two years later. While neither star made statements about the split, Kravitz touched upon it during an interview about her music. “I got married. I got divorced,” she told Another magazine in September. “Separations, breakups are sad but are beautiful things, too. It’s about the bittersweetness, that beginning and that end. It’s so complex, that space, when you’re in between heartbroken and mourning the loss of something and excited for what’s ahead of you.”
5) Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Bollywood was not far behind when it came to surprise breakups. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao got divorced in July. “In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy, and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect, and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives — no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other,” their statement read. They share a son, Azad Rao Khan.
6) Grimes and Elon Musk
Singer Grimes and Tesla founder Elon Musk broke up in a unique way after three years together. Musk informed PageSix in September that they were “semi-separated” but they “still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on great terms.” He also said they would also raise their son X Æ A-Xii together.
7) Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya
South Indian star couple Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya announced in October that they would be separating after four years of marriage. “To all our well-wishers, after much deliberation and thought Chay and I have decided to part ways as husband and wife to pursue our own paths”. “We are fortunate to have a friendship of over a decade that was the very core of our relationship which we believe will always hold a special bond between us. We request our fans, well-wishers, and the media to support us during this difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thanking you for your support” they informed on social media.