Biggest Celebrity Breakups Of 2016

posted by Samantha Cohen - 

With many people blasting 2016 as one of the worst years in recent memory, it should come as no surprise that several A-list couples called it quits this year. As we approach the end of the year, here is a roundup of the biggest and most shocking celebrity breakups of 2016!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were definitely one of the most shocking breakups of the year. The couple went strong from 2004-2016 since they met on the set of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Many fans around the world were shocked when the a-list couple announced they were heading to divorce court in September. Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt due to "irreconcilable differences." The pair share six children together. 

Before Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez began dating, he was her backup dancer. Their relationship grew into something more as the pair started dating in October 2011, a few months after Lopez separated from Marc Anthony. The couple reportedly broke up due to Smart not attending Ron Perlman's Hamptons fundraiser with Lopez. 

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married for about 15 months before she filed for divorce due to irreconcilable difference. After the divorce papers were filed, several photos emerged showing Heard with a bruised face. Depp agreed to pay his ex-wife $7 million to settle. 

Mariah Carey and James Packer called it quits in October but in typical Mariah fashion, drama still ensues. The couple reportedly ended their relationship after fighting about Mariah's reality show. An incident in Greece also prompted Mariah to bail just because of the excessive amount of drama between the two. 

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney called off their engagement after five years of dating. The reason for their breakup is undetermined- but Gaga took to Instagram to clarify the status of their relationship writing, "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break." 

The drama continues for T-Swift! Taylor also ended things with Tom Hiddleston this year as well, but we believe this one takes the cake. Taylor and Calvin called it quits after 15 months of dating which came to a surprise since the pair seemed to be doing fine! The reason behind the split was apparently because Calvin felt intimated by Taylor's fame. 

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson split up after spending 10 years together. Not much is known about why the couple decided to split, but a statement was released reading that the two will remain friends. Rumors were circulating about Kruger and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus having an affair, which contributed to the breakup. 

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