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The Most Surprising Celebrity Breakups Of The Year (So Far)

Jenna and Channing, say it ain't so.
By FLARE
The Most Surprising Celebrity Breakups Of The Year (So Far)

Good morning, love is dead. The couple that danced their way into our collective hearts, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, announced their breakup on Instagram and we’re not sure we’ve got any hope left for everlasting celebrity love. (Seriously, if Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard ever divorce, don’t tell us.)

Here, all the celebrity breakups of 2018 that are making us emotional (so far).

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum

After legit dancing their way into each other’s hearts on the set of Step Up, the couple that we once held up as #relationshipgoals is calling it quits. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum were together for 12 years and married for nine — which is basically forever by Hollywood standards — but recently announced on Instagram that they are choosing to go their separate ways. 

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible,” they wrote in the statement signed “Chan & Jenna.”

The couple have one daughter, Everly, together who will turn 5 in May. “We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly,” reads the statement. 

Excuse me while I go and marathon Step Up and pretend that this isn’t happening. 

The Most Surprising Celebrity Breakups Of The Year (So Far)

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

This extremely good-looking couple started dating back in November 2015 and frequently shared their love for each other on their respective Instagrams. For such a high-profile pair, their relationship was surprisingly low-key and, unlike so many other super-famous partners, they were relatively immune to the celebrity breakup rumour mill. So it came as a surprise to many when they announced they were splitting on March 13, sharing the sweetest messages about each other on Twitter along with the news of their breakup. “Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend,” Malik wrote on Twitter. “She has such an incredible soul. I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time, we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all.”

Hadid echoed her ex’s feelings, writing on Twitter: “Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years… not only in the relationship, but in life in general. I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be.”

The Most Surprising Celebrity Breakups Of The Year (So Far)
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Aniston and her husband of three years announced they were splitting up on February 15 with a statement that reads, in part: “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.” Multiple reports cited the desire to live permanently on opposite coasts — Aniston in Los Angeles and Theroux in New York — and their inability to reach a compromise as the reason for their breakup, while news of the split immediately prompted a wave of speculation about whether or not Aniston would get back together with her first husband, Brad Pitt.

Cue one million exasperated eye rolls.

The Most Surprising Celebrity Breakups Of The Year (So Far)

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff

After more than five years together, Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff have officially called it quits.

Dunham’s rep has confirmed the split, which — according to reports — went down in December when the 31-year-old Girls creator and the 33-year-old Bleachers singer apparently ended things amicably. “It was mutual,” a source told E! “Jack and Lena were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was.” The insider added that Dunham and Antonoff “want the best for each other no matter what.”

The news comes only months after Dunham penned a tribute to Antonoff for Variety in October 2017, where she wrote, “It’s safe to say that before Jack my life was full of far fewer sights.”

The pair frequently posted photos together on social media, and in November 2017, Dunham revealed on Twitter that she thought Antonoff was planning a proposal, only to be mistaken. “I thought Jack was furtively planning a proposal to me with his sister and he just admitted I actually caught him ‘talking shit’ about me!” she tweeted. “Now I literally can’t sleep cuz I’m laughing too hard and I am also keeping him awake. 5.5 years, no rock and you know what? It’s real nice,” she added on Twitter.

The former couple were set up by a mutual friend in 2012, and Antonoff said that he revealed his feelings on their first date. “I told Lena everything about my whole life, because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you,” he told Vulture in 2014.

While neither parties have personally commented on the breakup, we are sad for them both and wishing them well.

The Most Surprising Celebrity Breakups Of The Year (So Far)

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