Celebrity Splits of 2022: Stars Who Broke Up This Year
Calling it quits. It happens all the time, but the world never gets used to seeing celebrity couples break up. Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard were among the stars who made headlines for their splits in 2022.
Us Weekly exclusively revealed in January that the model and the NFL star were “getting divorced,” though they were “going to try and remain civil and friendly towards each other.”
Divorce documents obtained by Us claimed that the pair were having marital issues as far back as December 2020.
“The parties have experienced irreconcilable differences [and the] differences have caused a break down in the marital relationship,” the papers, which were filed in June 2021, read. “Said irreconcilable differences have existed for at least six months prior to the filing [of] this Complaint and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.”
After Iman and Shepard welcomed daughter Cali in August 2018, he got real about balancing their parenting responsibilities and their relationship. (The duo also share daughter Cassie, whom they welcomed in December 2019.)
“It’s honestly tough whenever you put a baby into the situation because you’ve got to still try to find time for each other and a lot of the focus goes onto the baby,” he told Us in August 2019. “So that’s the main thing is just me trying to carve out a little time in my schedule and her trying to carve out time in her schedule because we’re both pretty busy. That’s the toughest thing about it, but we find a way to get through it.”
Another split that made news in 2022 was Joe and Bessy Gatto’s, though they technically announced it in December 2021. The comedian revealed the separation in an Instagram post that also explained his exit from Impractical Jokers.
“Alongside my friends, I’ve devoted a decade of my life to building this franchise and couldn’t be prouder of what has been accomplished,” he wrote on New Year’s Eve in 2021. “However, due to some issues in my personal life, I have to step away. Bessy and I have decided to amicably part ways, so now I need to focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two incredible kids.”
Bessy, for her part, addressed the breakup in her own Instagram post. “With love and respect, we have decided to separate. Although we will no longer be a couple, we will always be a family to our beautiful kids and we look forward to co-parenting together,” she noted. “We ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate this new chapter together. And of course we will still continue to help animals and rescue dogs, which is something we are both passionate about!”
Scroll through the gallery below to see which stars ended things this year:
Ashley Darby and Michael Darby
Us confirmed on April 19 that the Real Housewives of Potomac stars called it quits after eight years of marriage, shortly before Ashley announced her split via social media. “No one reason is the root cause of our mutual decision to go our separate ways,” she wrote.
Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen
The Russian Doll star confirmed in an April 15 interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she and the Saturday Night Live alum had gone their separate ways.
“I had been [in Los Angeles] living with Fred and during COVID. I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool,” she told the outlet. “We love each other just about as much as two people can love each other and we’re still talking all the time, but Freddy doesn’t like a swimming pool. It might seem like a mundane reason for a breakup, but during that pandemic, you’ve got to get your laps — I’m like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer. … So that’s the real scandal.”
Amber Riley and Desean Black
The Single Black Female star and her fiancé called it quits more than one year after announcing their engagement in November 2020. “I wish him the best,” Riley said during a March episode of the “Nice & Neat” podcast. “I don’t have anything horrible or bad to say.”
Andrew Garfield and Alyssa Miller
Less than two months after making their red carpet debut at the SAG Awards, a source confirmed to Us on April 6 that the actor and the model split. “The distance and filming had a big impact on the breakup,” the source said.
Joe Exotic and Dillon Passage
One year after putting their split on hold, the Tiger King star (real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage) filed for divorce on March 30. In docs obtained by Us, Maldonado-Passage, who is serving 21-years in prison, asked his estranged husband for alimony and to pay his legal fees.
Anthony Anderson and Alvina Stewart
Anderson’s wife filed for divorce on March 25 after more than 20 years of marriage. In court docs obtained by Us, she cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz
The Vanderpump Rules stars announced via Instagram on March 15 that they are ending their marriage. The former couple, who tied the knot in 2016, shared sentimental photos along with their heartfelt statements. Schwartz revealed that it was Maloney’s decision to call it quits. “Fully respect Katie’s decision and we’ve had healthy, productive conversations about it,” he noted in his message. “It would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy.”
Rosanna Arquette and Todd Morgan
Morgan filed for divorce in March after tying the knot with the actress in August 2013. Court docs obtained by Us list the pair’s date of separation as January 1.
Prince Royce and Emeraude Toubia
After three years of marriage, the “El Clavo” musician and Toubia announced their separation.
“While the end of a relationship is never easy, we are at peace with our mutual decision and grateful for the life and love we shared for the last ten years,” the estranged pair wrote in a joint statement to Billboard on March 9. “To our friends and families, including our fans, please know that we are together in this difficult decision and that there is no need whatsoever to take sides. We appreciate your support as we begin this next chapter of our lives and we wish each other only the very best in all future endeavors. Thank you, in advance, for respecting our privacy, during this difficult time.”
Danica Patrick and Carter Comstock
“We were together for a while, and unfortunately it didn’t work, but it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a really fun time and we didn’t do a lot of really amazing things,” the former NASCAR racer told People on March 4. “It doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with either of us. It’s just a matter of finding someone who you can stand the test of time with.”
Josh Flagg and Bobby Boyd
“Bobby and I are divorcing — This might sound abrupt but I felt I should be transparent from the top rather than bury the headline,” Flagg wrote via Instagram on March 4. “This was not a rash or impulsive decision. We have been very thoughtful before coming to this conclusion. It was not a lack of love but rather the two of us growing in different directions and wanting very different things for ourselves.”
Chris Pine and Annabelle Wallis
Us confirmed on March 2 that the Star Trek actor and the Peaky Blinders star quietly split after sparking their romance in 2018.
“Chris and Annabelle have broken up,” a source revealed, adding that the now-exes “haven’t been together for a few months now.”
Hulk Hogan and Jennifer McDaniel
“Yo Maniacs just for the record, the Facebook and Instagram posts are of me and my girlfriend Sky, I am officially divorced, sorry I thought everyone already knew, love my Maniacs4Life,” Hogan tweeted on February 28, referring to his marriage to McDaniel.
Morgan Wallen and Paige Lorenze
Us confirmed in late February that the country singer and the model split after six months together.
“Paige ended things with Morgan,” one source told Us. “She just wants to move on and wants nothing to do with him and the person he is.”
Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue
The pair announced their split on February 23 via a press release, saying, “We have decided not to continue our romantic relationship, while remaining deeply attached by friendship and tenderness.”
The twosome called off their engagement nearly one year after the European royal family announced their proposal in April 2021. “In reflecting, together, on the commitment we wanted to make, we ended up admitting that our visions differ too much,” the February statement concluded.
Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence
Us confirmed on February 23 that the Dancing With the Stars pro filed for divorce from the Brotherly Love alum earlier that month. Burke listed their date of separation as January 7.
Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler
Fowler filed for divorce from the country singer on February 18 after nearly five years of marriage, alleging “inappropriate marital conduct” and “adultery” on Hunt’s part. At the time of the duo’s split, Fowler was pregnant with their first child.
Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Castellon
The Chopped judge and the chef got engaged in June 2020, but their split was confirmed on February 19. “Wishing her nothing but the best,” Castellon exclusively told Closer Weekly. He was with the Guy’s Grocery Games competitor for five years.
Olivia Rodrigo and Adam Faze
Us confirmed on February 18 that the Grammy nominee and the music producer called it quits after less than one year of dating.
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers
Multiple sources confirmed to Us on February 16 that the duo officially called it quits, with one insider saying that they “haven’t been spending any time together.”
Matt LeBlanc and Aurora Mulligan
In February 2022, a rep for the Friends alum told Us, “Matt and Aurora are not together but remain good friends.”
Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson
Us confirmed that the Daredevil alum and the New Jersey senator called it quits in February after more than two years of dating. The duo connected in 2018 after meeting at a political fundraiser. Dawson confirmed in March 2019 that the twosome were dating.
Julia Fox and Kanye West
The rapper and the Uncut Gems actress split in February after less than two months of dating. “Julia and Kanye remain good friends and collaborators but they are no longer together,” a representative for the model told Us at the time.
Angelina Pivarnick and Chris Larangeira
Us confirmed in February that the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation stars split, less than one year after dismissing Pivarnick’s initial divorce filing.
Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman
The Today show host announced during the January 31 episode that she and her fiancé called it quits after getting engaged in November 2019. “They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, this was for a season,” Kotb noted at the time.
The pair took their relationship public in 2015 and share two daughters: Haley and Hope.
Princess Cristina of Spain and Inaki Urdangarin
The estranged couple announced their split on January 24. “By mutual agreement we have decided to break off our marriage,” the duo, who were married for 24 years, said in a statement to The Times. “Our commitment to our children remains intact. Since this is a private decision, we ask the utmost respect of all those around us.”
The separation came one week after Urdangarin, who shares four children with the royal, made headlines when he was photographed holding hands with another woman in southern France.
Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian
The Bachelor in Paradise couple, who got engaged on season 7 of the series in 2021, announced their split on January 24 after sparking speculation one month prior.
Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund
Us confirmed on January 22 that the twosome, who share son Rhodes, split after nearly three years together.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
The pair announced in a joint statement on January 12 that they split after four years of marriage. “We share this not because we think it’s newsworthy ~ But so that ~ as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty,” the duo wrote via Momoa’s Instagram account. “The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other ~ to be who we are learning to become … Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our children.”
Delilah Belle Hamlin and Eyal Booker
Us confirmed on January 10 that the pair, who began dating in 2019, called it quits before the new year.
Chris Olsen and Ian Paget
The TikTok stars confirmed their split on January 7 after two years together. “Not an end, just a shift!” Olsen told fans via TikTok. “We love u forever.”
Lindsay Mendez and Philip Wakefield
The Broadway star filed for divorce from her husband of five years on January 6. She listed their date of separation as December 23, 2021.
Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard
Us broke the news on January 5 that the pair called it quits after three years of marriage, confirming that Shepard filed for divorce in June 2021.
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