We couldn’t just write up a celebrity hookups of 2012 post and not address all the heartbreaking breakups in Hollywood!

2012 was a year of shocking celebrity splits! Here is our list of Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up in 2012:

Heidi Klum and Seal

Klum and Seal renewed their vows every year but this couple finally called it quits last January after seven years of marriage. The Project Runway host officially filed for divorce in April citing “irreconcilable differences.” Shocking to many!

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

We saw this one coming… it was just a matter of time before Katie realized who she married! Holmes completely blindsided Cruise after five years of marriage by filing for divorce. Rumors were flying around about the reasons why… was Scientology to blame? Regardless of the reasons, it seems Katie had schemed an escape route for quite a while.

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Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

Nine years of marriage and two kids couldn’t keep this funny couple together. In September, Arnett and Poehler announced their separation leaving many Up All Night and Parks and Recreation fans crushed. Why can’t the funny ones last?!

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli

These two celebs seemed untouchable – but 11 years of marriage and three daughters couldn’t keep them together. Facinelli filed for divorce from Garth in March 2012. Garth compared the split to “excruciating pain” in Health magazine’s January/February 2013 issue.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

Together more than 30 years, DeVito and Perlman announced they were separating in October. But DeVito has since said they are still together but separate but together – whatever that means. RadarOnline reported that Michael Douglas, who has been with Catherine Zeta-Jones for 12 years, has been helping the couple save their marriage.

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy

The Real Housewives star separated from her husband of three years, Jason Hoppy but the couple is still living together and will share custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn, according to Us Weekly. Will they work things out?

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

The most scandalous breakup of 2012 hands down!  Kristen Stewart was caught smooching with older and very married Rupert Sanders. Pattinson was heartbroken, kicked Kristen out of their home and wouldn’t answer her calls. But their undying love just couldn’t keep them apart – they got back together within weeks.

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Russell Brand and Katy Perry

After just 14 months of marriage, comedian Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry. Was it his wacky ways that ended things? Rumors flew that it was his sexual appetite was to blame but later Brand revealed in an interview that the two just weren’t compatible.

Mayim Bialik and Michael Stone

The Big Bang Theory actress announced she and husband of nine years, Michael Stone were divorcing – on her blog. Seems the way to reveal shocking news these days!

Any celebrity splits that we forgot? Let us know!


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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