No one saw these celebrity splits coming. Hollywood heartbreak hit an all-time high with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s breakup, so we’re taking a trip down memory lane and remembering the most shocking splits of 2015 (so far).
Breakups are never easy — ever. Some of our favorite Hollywood couples have called it quits in 2015, including Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, and Britney Spears, 33, and Charlie Ebersol. Take a look back at the rise and fall of these epic celebrity couples.
It’s a difficult time for Ben and Jen fans. Just one day after their 10th wedding anniversary, Ben and Jennifer filed for divorce on June 30. The split seemed to be amicable, with the former couple going forward with “love and friendship for one another,” according to their statement. They also said they were committed to co-parenting their three children — Violet, Seraphina and Sam.
Rumors swirled about what really went wrong in their relationship. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY what caused friction in their marriage. “Ben missed being social Ben,” a source told us. “He always had to get rid of friends for Jen, he always had to give up being him for Jen. He loved her, he loves her and he will always be grateful for the children they have together, but she ended up being more of a mom than a wife and Ben didn’t want to live that life anymore.”
We found out that Jennifer made multiple attempts to save her marriage to Ben. They even tried marriage counseling. Despite their differences, Ben didn’t want to see his marriage end in divorce. The finality of the divorce has “devastated” Ben.
Don’t think this is going to be a messy divorce though. HollywoodLife.com also learned that Ben wants the split to be as “drama free” as possible. “They don’t want to make this a long and drawn out process, [Ben] wants to make sure that [Jen] is happy with the settlement that comes about, that they both get enough time with the kids,” our source said.
Britney Spears & Charlie Ebersol Split & More
Honestly, we thought Britney had finally found love. She seemed so happy with Charlie. However, after only eight months of dating, the couple split in June 2014. We learned EXCLUSIVELY that they were only seconds away from becoming engaged, but her dad disapproved. Yikes.
Nick Jonas, 22, and Olivia Culpo, 23, were another couple we really didn’t want to see part ways. After two years of dating, they called it quits in June 2015. Man, June has been the month of heartbreak! The couple appears to be taking breakup well. When Nick finally broke his silence on the split, he told E! News: “I wish the best for [Olivia] in the future and we had a great two years.” To hear more about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, head over to iTunes and download the HollywoodLife podcast for free!
HollywoodLifers, which Hollywood split caught you by surprise? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson