25 celebrity couples who broke up in 2017 and broke our hearts in the process


2017 has been one hell of a year. And it's still not over yet. 

This year has had it's fair share of ups and downs, but it's also been a horrible year for love and romance. So many famous couples have broken up and destroyed our faith in love and happily ever after. 

Here we take a look at the couples who broke our hearts and proved that love is dead in 2017:

Zwai and Melanie Bala

The couple released a joint statement on Twitter saying that they had separated in October. They were married in 2008 and have two children together. 

We love love. #weddingvibes #?? #???? #MasinaWedding

A post shared by Melanie Bala (@melzinbala) on

Unathi and Thomas Msengana

The Idols judge and her radio broadcaster husband are separated but not divorced. They got married in 2009 and have two children. 

My happy place. My strong place. My world.

A post shared by Unathi.Africa (@unathi.co) on

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

The couple announced their split in August after 8 years together. They have one son. 

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Josh Duhamel and Fergie

The actor and the singer got married in 2009 and had their son, Axl, in 2013. They announced in September that they were separated and actually had been for quite a while. 

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Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa

Robert confirmed their split with a tweet back in August.


A post shared by Pearl Thusi (@pearlthusi) on

Trevor and Lucille Gumbi

The pair announced on their separate Instagram accounts that they had split up back in September.

It's over ... 11yrs of marriage and 17yrs in a relationship. Over !

A post shared by Trevor Gumbi (@trevorgumbi) on

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd

Selena and The Weeknd broke up after 10 months of dating. Not too long afterwards Selena was spotted hanging out with Justin Bieber again. 

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Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky

The star of mother! was dating her director Darren, but it didn't work out too well. They called it quits after a year because Darren was just a little too obsessed with the reviews for their film.

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor

The couple of 18 years decided to part ways in May. They have two teenage children.

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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

Possibly the most exhausting relationship of 2017, Rob and Chyna finally split for the last time in February after a LOT of drama. 

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Bonang and AKA

We're not sure if the break up is real this time, but AKA announced their split on Twitter saying that he will "always love" Bonang.

....thank you to my King! ???? #LasNight #My30th

A post shared by Bonang Matheba (@bonang_m) on

Tyga and Kylie Jenner

Kylie said on her reality show, Life Of Kylie, that it was an amicable break up and she decided that she was "too young". Now Kylie is rumoured to be pregnant with Travis Scott's baby. 

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La La and Carmelo Anthony

They separated in April, but have yet to announce their divorce. The couple married in 2010 and have a son together.

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Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert

Tamar filed for divorce from her husband after 9 years of marriage and one son. 

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FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson

They were engaged to be married and had been dating since 2014, but it all came to an end in September.

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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill

The rap stars called it off in January after dating for nearly two years.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Reps for Katy and Orlando released a statement saying " Orlando and Katy are taking a respectful, loving space at this time" in March.

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Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac

ScarJo's second marriage came to an end in January after two years of marriage and one daughter.

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Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee

The Grey's Anatomy actor and his wife of five years split in April and are now in a custody battle over their two kids. 

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Erik Asla and Tyra Banks

The couple, who have a 20-month-old son, split in October after four years together. 

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Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis

Twenty two years and four daughters later, the pair split up in May. Ewan was spotted making out with his Fargo costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead in October.

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Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga

The couple ended things in November after 10 years. Jennifer got a protection order against David, but he was granted custody of their son. 

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Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana

Janet confirmed the split with her husband in a video on Twitter saying "I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second. Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court and the rest is in God's hands."

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Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte

The former Spice Girl and her film producer husband split this year and their divorce battle has turned quite ugly. 

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres

Laurence filed divorce papers in November this year, more than a year after their split. The actor is apparently seeking joint custody of their 10-year-old daughter.

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