The world of Hollywood is no stranger to romantic relationships fading out under the glare of the spotlight. As 2023 draws too close let’s recap some of the biggest celebrity splits that made headlines this year.
Hollywood Breakup 2023
Tamar Braxton and David Adefeso
Reality TV star Tamar Braxton who is 45, and businessman David Adefeso, 53, were one of the earliest big breakups of 2023. The couple ended their engagement in September 2022, just over a year after Adefeso’s elaborate proposal. Braxton accused Adefeso of abuse during their relationship, which he firmly denied. Braxton later deleted all traces of Adefeso from her Instagram, signaling it was definitely over.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
In September 2022, Hugh Jackman and his 67-year-old wife Deborra-Lee Furness announced their decision to “separate” and “pursue individual growth.” The joint statement emphasized their continuing commitment to co-parenting and asked for privacy. The split stunned fans who considered them a Hollywood rarity with a rock-solid marriage. The Australian stars met in 1995 on Jackman’s first film set and tied the knot a year later. The lovable Jackman spoke lovingly of Furness through the years. Their split at this late stage of life is a painful reminder that long-term relationships can change.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Pop star Joe Jonas filed for divorce from actress Sophie Turner in September 2022 after 4 years of marriage. As per court documents, it was “in the best interests” of their two young daughters that the couple shares custody. Joe and Sophie’s 2016 engagement sparked headlines for their almost 8 to 10-year age gap. They wed in fabulous ceremonies in 2019 and welcomed their first child in 2020. Fans hoped they’d beat the odds, but the pressures of work and growing up in different directions reportedly led to growing apart.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari| Hollywood Breakup 2023
In a shock announcement, the 41-year-old pop icon Britney Spears and fitness trainer Sam Asghari, 28, called it quits in 2022 just months after their fairytale wedding. As per reports, the 13-year age gap played a role in the dissolution of their relationship. After being freed from her restrictive conservatorship, fans rooted for Britney to find happiness with Sam. Their lavish nuptials in June 2022 seemed a joyous new chapter. But the divorce indicates the marriage was likely rushed amid turbulent times.
Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson
Actress Bijou Phillips filed for divorce from actor Danny Masterson in 2022 shortly after he was sentenced to prison for rape. The filing followed over a decade of marriage. Masterson was found guilty on three counts of rape in his highly publicized trial in which Phillips testified. With a lengthy jail term, it seems she decided to make a clean break rather than stay with her. It’s a tragic end for a once picture-perfect couple in dark circumstances.
Carl Radke and Lindsay Hubbard
Summer House stars Carl Radke and Lindsay Hubbard called off their engagement in 2022 while filming the show’s 8th season. After finding love onscreen amid the COVID lockdown, they got engaged in 2021 with the proposal filmed for the show. But Radke and Hubbard couldn’t make it down the aisle. The entertainment limelight causes strain that many couples struggle with. In the end, their connection just wasn’t strong enough to survive.