As 2021 has offered more in the way of positivity than 2020, for some celeb couples it’s also been the year they have decided to separate their ways. However, not all celebrity couples got the fairy-tale ending they were hoping for in 2021. For some, that’s meant returning to former loves, definitely like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, and for others, like Love Island faves Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor, it’s been about keeping their friendship. Here let’s take a look at the biggest celebrity splits of 2021.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes began dating in July 2019, shortly after the music video for Senorita dropped. And now former couple announced their split after two and a half years together in November, with a joint statement posted on their Instagram. However, it is hard for fans to believe as they look so much in love. The couple celebrated their second anniversary this summer. The couple are best friends before they started dating each other.
Kaia Gerber and Jacob Elordi
Kaia Gerber and Jacob Elordi broke up after a year of dating in November. A source told Page Six that the split was ‘amicable.’ They first sparked romance rumors in September 2020, when they were spotted packing on PDA in New York City. The couple made things official the following month with a cute Halloween snap.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid called it quits on their on-again and off-again relationship after five years. The news of their breakup came after the model’s mother, RHOBH alum Yolanda Hadid, accused Malik of striking her and calling her a ‘Dutch s**t during a conflict in late September. Recently, the former One Direction member pleaded no contest to the harassment charges and denied getting physical with Yolanda. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid welcomed daughter Khai in September 2020.
Elon Musk and Grimes
The Tesla CEO and the musician fall for each other in 2018 and officially call it quits in September 2021. Elon Musk stated to Page Six that he and Grimes “see each other frequently and are on great terms” as they co-parent son X Æ A-Xii.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
In what could be the biggest split of the year, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are headed for divorce. The A-listers were in settlement talks after nearly seven years of marriage in January. The estranged couple, who share four children, had a rough year in the public eye amid West’s failed presidential campaign and his ongoing battle with bipolar disorder. Although they attempted to make things work on multiple family trips, the superstar couple ultimately decided to head their separate ways.