Celebrity Breakups In 2016

By Tony Nwanne

Celebrity breakups is one thing the showbiz world is known for. It is a common thing to see breakups in most relationship all over the world. No matter how long they’ve been together, the celeb couples eventually call it quits.

Notwithstanding, a few celebs have managed to stay together for so long, including Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, Will Smith and wife, Jada as well as David and Victoria Beckham.

Below are lists of both Hollywood and Nigerian celebrities that have parted ways so far this year.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14:  Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend the "Black Mass" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp 

Amber Heard filed for divorce from film star Johnny Depp on Monday, May 23, 2016, after about 15 months of marriage.


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage on September 19, 2016, due to irreconcilable differences.


Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift 

Before Tom, there was Calvin Harris. From celeb earnings to celeb breakups, Taylor’s on top in 2016.


Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington called it quits after 12 years of marriage. The couple met in Austin, Texas, in March 2003 and married on July 4, 2004. After careful consideration, the couple decided to part ways on June 29, 2016.



Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber broke up on Monday, September 26 after being together for 11 years. Two children were born from the relationship.



Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston called it quits in early September. According to sources, Taylor ‘was the one to put the brakes on the relationship’ because ‘Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with.’



Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz

Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz‘s two-year-old marriage was rocked by talk of infidelity and a suicide attempt by the latter earlier this year. Both have been apart ever since.


Jhene Aiko and Dot de Genius

Jhene Aiko divorced her husband and music producer Dot de Genius after 11 months of marriage. Jhene Aiko states irreconcilable differences as the reason for their breakup; one which was talked about by many Nigerians who felt rapper Big Sean had a hand in.


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