15 tragic celebrity breakups we still can't get over

15 tragic celebrity breakups we still can't get over

Although we've got our own problems and loved ones to think about, we can't help but feel invested in the lives of the rich and famous. There's no point in trying to avoid news about their newest flicks or controversial Instagram posts because even if we wanted to close our ears to it all, someone else would inevitably bring up the latest juicy celeb gossip anyway.

This, of course, comes with its consequences. Even though we lead totally different lives, we tend to have a sympathetic reflex when some of our favourite actors go through a hard time, like, say a breakup. But ultimately, they move on, and so do we.

Let's take a look back at 15 celebrity breakups to reflect on what once was. Tissues at the ready, and let's go.

1. Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux

Is it too soon? The "mutual and lovingly made" decision to split was announced last week, putting an end to their seven years together.

2. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

After eight years of marriage, the apparently perfect couple who were always seen joking around shocked everyone when admitting they had been trying to make it work for a while, but ultimately decided to separate.

3. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

The actors married in 2005 and much to everyone's surprise decided to split ten years later.

4. Heidi Klum and Seal

The model and the singer married in 2005 and famously renewed their wedding vows every year, which made it especially surprising when they announced their divorce in 2012.

5. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

Both of them have found love again since their divorce, but boy do we miss this pair for just how goddam beautiful they were together.

6. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff

The Girls actress famously gushed about her musician boyfriend in a piece for Variety, but they announced at the beginning of the year that they were calling it quits after five years together.

7. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Everyone was in love with the two pop stars at the time, and to see them fall in love with each other was so, so nice. It was devastating when they broke up, but at least we've got no more couples trying to make quadruple denim work now.

8. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter

The director lovingly cast Helena in almost all his films, and even after 13 years, two children, and all those films together, they broke up in 2014.

9. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Their relationship was the stuff of love stories – meeting at a Coldplay concert, falling head over heels, and getting married hardly a year later. But after 11 years, the pair announced they were "consciously uncoupling".

10. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt 

It was the dream relationship of the new millennium. The pair met in 1998 and married two years later, only to split in 2005 and totally divide people between #teambrad and #teamjen because of...

11. Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie

They met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith and the rest was history. But 12 years and six children later, Brangelina eventually also split.

12. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins

After 23 good years of marriage (23!), everyone lost faith in the notion of love after this couple broke up.

13. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

The real-life version of one of the greatest love stories of all time (The Notebook, of course) actually became a reality, but sadly only for two years.

14. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles 

Well, it only lasted two months but Swifties and Directioners were DEVASTATED. The two pop icons would've made the perfect couple.

15. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Again, one more so for the tweens, but Twilight was everything to fans back then, so this one hurt bad.

I truly am sorry if you've dissolved into a fit of tears, but remember that it's not your life. So pick yourself up and get past it, and do so with a tub of ice-cream if you must.