The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone including, Hollywood stars and other celebrities Broke Up. Social distancing and home quarantine forced the world to stay confined to their homes for most of 2020 hence; it is quite natural that there has been a sharp rise in celebrity breakups since last March. Just before the pandemic, we have witnessed the unexpected end of the relationship between newlyweds Alana Mayo and Lena Waithe and even the surprise split between Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens. Once the home quarantine started, it seemed that all our hot favorite celebrity couples were breaking up almost every other day.
Surprising Hollywood Celeb Splits in 2021
Margaret Qualley and Shia LaBeouf
Some celebrity couples failed to experience a fairy-tale ending that they were expecting in 2021 and that includes Margaret Qualley and Shia LaBeouf. It was confirmed by US Weekly that on January 7th the couple had a breakup after a month of dating. The 26-year old actor Margaret Qualley has been receiving a lot of criticism and backlash for her involvement with Shia LaBeouf, a troubled performance artist who had a record of multiple arrests and had been accused of violence in the past. Margaret’s mom, actress Andie MacDowell seemed to be quite concerned and was monitoring the situation closely.
The pair broke up amid legal trouble LaBeouf seemed to be in with FKA Twigs. His ex-girlfriend, who charged him with relentless abuse while their relationship lasted. The Peanut Butter Falcon actor released a statement in The New York Times saying that many of the allegations brought against him were false. However, he accepted ‘accountability’ for all his past blunders.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Even though Hollywood fans and well-wishers were hoping that 2021 would be filled with more love and certainly less heartache. The year began on a depressing note with the divorce between Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. The couple had a previous breakup and also had a daughter from this wedlock. As per the reports on Page Six, the couple parted ways amicably. And declared their split up in June this year.
They did not create any scenes and there was certainly no drama as the couple announced. Their mutual decision to split and they agreed to take joint responsibility for their 3-year old daughter, True together. The statement issued by a friend of the celeb couple reads. “Everything is amicable and they are on the same page with co-parenting.” The breakup comes soon after Tristan Thompson was entering a room at a birthday party in Bel Air with three women. The celebrity couple broke up again despite reconciliation in the past.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas broke up in January after dating, not even for a year. We know that The Deep Water stars were first seen together in March 2020. While they were shooting in New Orleans for the thriller. According to a reliable source, the couple ended the relationship amicably. And despite certain issues, they wish to be on good terms and remain good friends. Ana did not wish to stay in Los Angeles while Ben is based here because of his kids who live in Los Angeles.
Several other celebrity splits also took place in 2021. Rebecca Rigg and Simon Baker of Mentalist fame broke up after 29 years of marital bliss in late January this year. Katie Holmes ended her relationship with Emilio Vitolo Jr. Their summer romance lasted less than a year. They hope to remain good friends forever and part ways amicably.