In 2017, no relationship was safe. Whether couples dated for a few months or had been married for years, many decided that it was time to call it quits. And while everyone knows that nothing lasts forever, no one expected some of Hollywood’s biggest power couples to separate. Read on to learn all about the celeb breakups that left fans reeling.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson filed for divorce from her French journalist husband, Romain Dauriac, in January. According to Us Weekly, Johansson initiated their separation. A source told the magazine that she “felt like they didn’t have much in common as far as lifestyle.” Dauriac’s lawyer later told People that his client was “shocked” by Johansson’s decision to divorce.
The two had started dating in 2012 and had secretly married in October 2014. They share one child together, daughter Rose Dorothy.
Unfortunately, fans of Johansson shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for more details about the actress’ personal life. She’s made it clear that she won’t be answering any questions about her divorce.
“As a devoted mother and private person and with complete awareness that my daughter will one day be old enough to read the news about herself, I would only like to say that I will never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage,” she said in a statement obtained by Us Weekly.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
First hooking up in January 2017, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) proved to be a couple to watch. The two were never shy about their love for one another, sharing sweet messages online and showing a whole lot of PDA in public. However, their romance didn’t even make the one-year mark. In late October, news broke that Gomez and The Weeknd had called it quits.
According to People, these celebs’ busy schedules were at the root of their relationship issues. “She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship,” a source told the magazine. “It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them.”
We have to wonder if Gomez’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, played a part in the break up because these former flames were spotted hanging out together just weeks before the split.