The Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups of 2021

From Jennifer Lopez-Alex Rodriguez to Kim Kardashian-Kanye West and more, some of these splits took us completely by surprise

The year that went by wasn’t a good one for relationships. A horde of celebrity breakups like Vanessa Hudgens-Austin Butler and Mary Kate Olsen-Olivier Sarkozy, shook our faith in “forever” and "fairytale endings”. And this year has been no different. Here are some of the shocking breakups of the year so far.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez 

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Earlier in March, rumours of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez having called it quits started doing the round. The Two had got engaged in 2019. However, a few days after the news of their breakup, sources close to the couple revealed that the two wanted to give their relationship another chance and were together. But in April the duo confirmed the breakup with a statement to the media: “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so…We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. we wish the best for each other and each other’s children.”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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This is definitely one of the biggest breakups of our time. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are headed for a divorce after 7 years of marriage and four children. Sources close to the couple revealed that Kanye’s failed presidential campaign and his struggles with his bipolar disorder led to much tension between the two and they finally decided to call it quits.

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas 

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This is another shocker. Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas who looked so much in love while they spent time with each other during the quarantine, stepping occasionally for a stroll or to grab some coffee, have broken up after a year of being together. According to several media reports the two headed their separate ways because they are in “different places” in their lives. Ben who has three children with ex wife Jennifer Garner “would not commit to having more kids” and Ana, who is in her 30s "would want to start a family".

Zoë Kravitz and Karl Gulsman

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Zoë Kravitz wed Karl Glusman in June 2019 at her father Lenny Kravitz’s home in Paris. She also put up a lovey-dovey Instagram post on their first anniversary but things seem to have turned sour after that. In less than two years of being with Karl, she filed for divorce.

Ashley Benson and G Eazy


Towards the end of 2019, we heard about Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson split. And in February this year, Ashley and her rapper boyfriend G-Eazy broke up. Fans got a whiff of things to come when Ashley unfollowed G-Eazy on social media.

Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch

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In February this year, the Pitch Perfect actor Rebel Wilson (40) split from her boyfriend Jacob Busch (29). The two had begun dating before the coronavirus pandemic. Rebel took to Instagram to make the split public, she captioned a picture of herself as “single-girl-heading-to-Super-Bowl!”