The Week Of Uncoupling: Which Celeb Split Rocked Your World The Most?
The second half of 2015 sure has been claiming celebrity couples with a violent and unparalleled fervor.
From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's shocking announcement back in June that they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage, to reality TV couple Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick officially separating after a nine-year relationship to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert also ending their marriage in July -- the blows were persistent, pummeling and sudden, like a flash flood in El Yunque.
Things slowed down for a few days, allowing fans and media alike to recover from the pain that is seeing two people they've never met (and will never meet) breakup after so many years of being photographed together. It was a welcome respite from the torment, you know?
But then August 2015 hit us like a freight train being controlled by a rabid hyena chasing after a fat but quick squirrel -- the past few days alone have run rampant with breakups, each one more surprising than the last. Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock called it quits on their marriage of 26 years yesterday (Aug. 3), and before any of us had time to compose ourselves following that breakup, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announced their impending divorce. Can someone tell us what is going on? Is Mercury in retrograde for the rest of all our lives?
Finally, after the dissolution of five high-profile relationships in less than two months came yet another whopper of a split -- Zayn Malik reportedly called off his engagement to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, and (if reports are to be believed) he didn't even do it in person.
Now, if you've managed to stick with us through this entire post so far, odds are likely that you have some vested interest in these random strangers' love lives. It's called entertainment journalism for a reason, you know? And it's fine. But it indicates that you probably feel a certain way about at least one of these couples. With that in mind, we want to know: Which of these celeb splits hit you the hardest?
Vote in the poll below, it's pretty cathartic, we swear. And if there's a split we failed to mention here, feel free to write one in yourself!
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