Twenty-nineteen saw several celebrity breakups that hit us hard. Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum ended their marriage. Lady Gaga and Christian Carino called off an engagement. Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson split after five years. And Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth concluded a short marriage but very long relationship. There were also some quick, memorable romances that flamed out—among them Demi Lovato and Austin Wilson, Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron, and maybe the year’s biggest WTF couple, Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson.
Sadly, for anyone who believes in celebrity love, the hits keep coming in 2020. On January 14, a source confirmed that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have ended their relationship after almost nine years together. The news comes after fans noticed Butler was absent from Hudgens’s recent posts, including around the holidays. “Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup,” the source told Us Weekly.
More celebrity breakups will inevitably happen this year. Below, a list of the ones that were particularly difficult to accept.