2020 has proven to be a totally brutal year all around. But it has been really hard on celebrity couples. A higher number than usual have thrown in the towel when it comes to their relationships, with some heading towards divorce and others going their separate ways — including Ashely Benson and Cara Delevingne. The couple was together for roughly two years before ending their romance in May. Ashley has since gone on to date G-Eazy.
Demi Lovato and her former fiancé Max Ehrich shocked fans when they called off their engagement in late September. “It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a source told PEOPLE magazine. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together,” the insider also said.
Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have split after 6 months together. (SplashNews)
Kate Beckinsale and Goody Grace found love amid quarantine despite a 24 year age difference. The 47-year-old actress and the 23-year-old musician were first photographed together at a pre-Grammys party on Jan. 25, 2020. They hunkered down at her Los Angeles mansion when quarantine began in March, and in early April they were spotted holding hands and showing PDA on walks through her neighborhood. By the time her birthday rolled around in July, the two openly said their “I love you” proclamations in Instagram posts. But on Oct. 22, Kate had erased all traces of Goody from her Instagram account and quit following him on social media. He reportedly has since moved out of her mansion and back home to his native Canada.
Rapper Cardi B filed for divorce from husband Offset on Sept. 15, just five days shy of their third wedding anniversary. The couple seemed happy together all summer as a family with a 2-year-old daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, and it’s unclear what sparked the “WAP” rapper to suddenly file. She did say there are no prospects for reconciliation in her paperwork, unlike her Dec. 2017 threat to divorce the Migos member. But love won out, and after they were spotted kissing at her Oct. 10 28th birthday blowout in Las Vegas, the two reconciled. She said later that she missed her “best friend” and the passionate intimacy they share.
Lamar Odom‘s fiance Sabrina Parr called off the couple’s engagement on Nov. 4, 2020, just one week shy of the one year mark of his romantic proposal. The pair began dating in Aug. 2019 and he popped the question after a whirlwind four months together. In her Instagram story announcing the breakup, Sabrina wrote that she made the “difficult decision” to split from Lamar, saying that it was the “best for myself and my children.”
Sabrina went on to allege that “Lamar has some things that he alone has to work through,” and that she was “no longer able to be by his side while he seeks the help he so desperately needs.” Much like Cardi and Offset, however, Lamar and Sabrina seemingly reconciled after photos of the pair celebrating the anniversary of their engagement surfaced on social media.
The COVID-19 quarantine proved to be tough on Scott Disick and Sofia Richie‘s relationship. A couple of nearly three years spent plenty of time together locked down in Malibu, but in late April the Talentless founder checked into rehab to deal with some past emotional trauma. He left the facility in Colorado on May 4 after his privacy was blown, and it was reported that Scott and Sofia broke up a few weeks later. He was vacationing with ex Kourtney Kardashian and their three kids in Utah by Memorial Day weekend. Despite hints that Scott and Sofia might get back together, they parted ways for good in Aug. 2020.
Sofia Richie and then-boyfriend Scott Disick go yachting in Miami. A couple of nearly three years split for good in Aug. 2020. Photo credit: SplashNews.
It was a bad year for couples from Bachelor Nation when it came to love. Cassie Randolph and former Bachelor Colton Underwood announced their breakup in May 2020 after a year and a half of dating, but no engagement. Things turned ugly though when she filed for and later received a restraining order against Colton in Sept. 2020, after Cassie accused her former beau of stalking and harassing her, even claiming he put a tracking device on her car to keep tabs on her.
The Black Lives Matter protests ended up taking a toll on former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin and her fiancé Garrett Ygrigoyen‘s relationship. He posted pro-police messages in June amid the nationwide rallies over police brutality. Becca later said she did not “agree with” Garrett’s “tone deaf” posts, which had the “wrong time and message and sentiment.” The pair had been happily engaged for two years until that point, but Becca announced on Sept. 1 that it wouldn’t “come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement.”
Kelly Clarkson shocked fans when she and husband of seven years Brandon Blackstock called it quits on their seven-year marriage, which produced two children — six-year-old daughter River and four-year-old son Remington Alexander. So far the singer turned talk show host has been very mum about why she filed for divorce on June 4 in a Los Angeles court, hoping to keep the matter as private as possible.
Another long marriage came to an end when actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green split up in May 2020, one month shy of their 10 year wedding anniversary. A month later the 34-year-old actress was actively dating her Midnight in the Switchgrass co-star Machine Gun Kelly. She’s since gone on to call the rapper/actor her “twin flame,” which is a level above a soul mate.