The media has worked itself into a frenzy after hearing the news that 18-year-old Justin Bieber and 20-year-old Selena Gomez had broken up last week after spending 2 years together. While we definitely feel their pain, almost everyone goes through at least a few big breakups in her life. 2012 was quite the year for breakups actually. From long-time couples who decided to part ways to cheating scandals that pushed couples apart, some of the biggest events in the tabloids this year had to do with prominent breaks. Here’s a look at some of the biggest breakups of 2012.
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
We cannot get over just how fast Katie Holmes went from married to single after filing for divorce from Tom Cruise back in June. We doubt we’ll ever really know the true reason behind the couple’s split, but many gossip magazines have speculated that Katie wanted to get daughter Suri as far removed from Scientology as possible.
Related Link: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise’s Divorce Settled!
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
Sure, they might be back together now, but it definitely took a couple months before the Twilight lovebirds were able to even be in the same room as one another. Rob famously moved in with friend Reese Witherspoon when news broke that Kristen had cheated on him with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
Related Link: Kristen Stewart Admits To Affair! Apologizes To Rob!
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
One of the saddest breakups this year had to belong to Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. To us, they always epitomized the idea of cool, and the fact that they managed to stay together for 14 years helped make us believe in true love. Unfortunately, the couple split in June around the same time that Johnny was being tied romantically to his Rum Diaries costar Amber Heard.
Related Link: Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis Officially Separate
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman
After 30 years together, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman decided to call it quits in October, reportedly because of Danny’s wandering eye. Sadness!
Avril Lavigne & Brody Jenner
After almost 2 years together Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner parted ways. Avril didn’t wasted any time moving on. She’s already engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
Heidi Klum & Seal
Although these two used to renew their vows every year, they decided to give up on their marriage altogether in 2012. Heidi Klum has since been tied to her bodyguard.
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