12 Beloved Celebrity Couples Who Tore Our Hearts with Their Divorces in 2023
The year 2023 witnessed a series of unexpected celebrity breakups that left numerous fans disheartened. Several well-known power couples faced challenges that ultimately led to the demise of their relationships. This compilation reflects on the most significant surprises and explores the defining moments that marked the end of these once-romantic duos.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, who first met on the set of the Australian TV series Correlli in 1995, announced their separation after 27 years of marriage in September 2023. The couple, who struggled with infertility and experienced multiple miscarriages, share two adopted children. Sources close to the couple revealed they had gradually transformed into “roomates” as time went by.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
After 7 years together and 4 years of marriage, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner officially ended their relationship. The couple released a joint statement in September 2023 confirming their separation. Joe filed for divorce, citing that “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.” Sources also suggest that differences in lifestyle, with Sophie enjoying partying while Joe prefers staying home, played a role in the decision. The couple shares two children, Willa and Delphine.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello, who had been together for 8 years and married for 7, surprised the public with the announcement of their split in July 2023. The couple, who initially met at a formal dinner in 2014 and got married in November 2015, reportedly faced challenges due to being “complete opposites” and struggled to find common ground in various aspects of their lives.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, who initially connected on Instagram in 2015 and married in 2018, announced their decision to divorce in July 2023. The couple, who started dating six months after their first in-person meeting in London, had been married for six years. The exact reason for their split remains undisclosed, with the divorce being attributed to “irreconcilable differences.”
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
On March 2023, Reese Witherspoon revealed on Instagram that she and her husband, Jim Toth, were divorcing after 11 years of marriage. Despite the decision to part ways, a close source mentioned that they remain “the best of friends,” emphasizing the amicable nature of the divorce. The couple, who got engaged in December 2010 after just 10 months of dating, tied the knot on March 26, 2011. They share a son named Tennessee James Toth.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
In May 2023, it was reported that Christine Baumgartner had filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin Costner, after almost 19 years of marriage. The divorce filing cited “irreconcilable differences,” with April 11 listed as the date of separation. The couple, who started dating in 2000 and got married in 2004, shares three young teenagers, two boys and a girl.
Alex Pettyfer and Toni Garrn
Model Toni Garrn revealed in an Instagram Story post on April 22 that she and actor Alex Pettyfer were parting ways after two years of marriage. “Alex and I have made the very difficult decision to divorce,” Garrn began her statement. “We will continue our relationship as friends and co-parents to our angel Luca,” she continued, referring to the pair’s daughter, whom they welcomed in July 2021.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari, who got married in June 2022, announced their decision to part ways in August 2023. The couple, who first met in 2016 on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video, had reportedly been facing challenges in their relationship for some time. An alleged “nuclear argument,” during which Asghari accused the pop icon of infidelity, became a pivotal moment in their deteriorating relationship.
Billy Porter and Adam Smith
Pose star Billy Porter announced his separation from husband Adam Smith after six years of marriage, in July 2023. The couple initially met in 2009, dated for a year and broke up. They reunited five years later when they rekindled their romance. They got married in January 2017, shortly after Porter proposed in London in December 2016. The reason for their divorce is being kept private.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer are still legally married, but in October 2023 a spokesperson for the actress revealed the two haven’t been a couple for 6 years. They reached the end of the road after 45 years of marriage. The duo, who tied the knot in 1978, have four children and five grandchildren together.
Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko
Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko have decided to go their separate ways after 11 years of marriage. The Charmed alum filed for divorce from Iswarienko on April 21. Doherty’s representative, Leslie Sloane, conveyed in a statement, “Divorce is the last thing Shannen wanted. Unfortunately, she felt she was left with no other option.” Regarding the cause of the divorce, Sloane directed inquiries to Iswarienko’s agent, subtly suggesting their close involvement with the specifics.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
After over a decade of marriage, Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied decided to go their separate ways in August 2023. The couple, parents to two children, has faced challenges, with rumors suggesting issues of infidelity on Benjamin’s part. Portman and Millepied met in 2009 during the production of the movie Black Swan, where Portman was the lead actress, and Millepied served as a choreographer on set.
In 2023, celebrities faced challenges not only in their love lives, and Jamie Foxx’s experience is a testament to this. The actor found himself in a life-threatening situation due to a medical emergency, compelling him to embark on a challenging journey to recover. His ordeal included the need to fight for his life and undergo the process of relearning how to walk.