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All the Celebrity Breakups in 2023 (So Far)

Love comes and goes, but the going tends to be much more dramatic. It’s only spring, but the year 2023 has seen the end of several high-profile celebrity relationships, and there will likely be more to come. It’s not a wish; it’s just a fact.

Check below to see if any of your favorites have said goodbye to one another this year.

Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald: 2000-January 2023

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Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald met in the year 2000 while in Ibiza, and they got married in 2011. After 12 years of wedded life, they announced on January 16, 2023, that they were getting a divorce.

“Noel and Sara will together continue to look after their children who remain their priority,” a spokesperson said. “Noel and Sara ask the media to respect their privacy and that of our family at this time.”

The former couple share two sons, Donovan, 15, and Sonny, 12. Gallagher has a daughter, Anaïs, 22, who he had in his former marriage to Meg Mathews, who he divorced in 2001.

Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby: 2019-February 2023

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After five years together, Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby broke up. Williams shared the news with her followers on February 23, posting a selfie with Selby on her Instagram Stories.

Over the pic, she wrote, “The end of an era. @reubenselby_ and I decided to end our relationship. Since we met 5 years ago, our connection always extended deeply into our shared, and separate, creative careers… and it will continue to do so.”

She continued, “This decision is something we are so grateful or as we can protect the magic, that we can’t help but emit, whenever we put our brains together. P.s no further questions, please, we must protect our children (my dog).”

Selby reshared the announcement in his own Stories, adding a heart emoji.

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun: January 2021-February 2023

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Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun started dating in January 2021, and became engaged in April 2022. But they ended their relationship, confirming their split on February 21.

“Avril and Mod Sun have been on and off for the past two months, but are no longer together as a couple,” an insider told People.

Mod Sun posted in early March that his life had “completely changed” on Instagram.

“In 1 week my entire life completely changed,” he said in the caption. “I just know there’s a plan for it all. 💔 Being surrounded by love every night on tour has been an absolute blessing. I have the best friends in the entire world, thanks for always having my back. See you on stage.”

Camila Cabello and Austin Kevitch: June 2022- February 2023

After eight months together, singer Camila Cabello and Lox Club CEO Austin Kevitch split up after first being linked in summer of 2022. Entertainment Tonight reports that the news broke when a newsletter for Lox Club subscribers stated that, “Austin is single again.”

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix: February 2014- March 2023

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In news that shook the reality TV fandom, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix broke it off in March 2023 after nine years together. The breakup was famously instigated by Sandoval’s ongoing affair with Vanderpump Rules costar Raquel Leviss.

“They had been having problems for a while, but this was the final straw for Ariana,” and insider told People. “She put up with a lot over the years, but she won’t sit back and be disrespected this way.”

Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin: 2019-March 2023

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Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin went public with their relationship in March 2020 after about a year together, but a source close to the couple told People that the Dance Moms alum and Australian singer broke up in February after three years.

Their last photos together posted on Zeigler’s Instagram page were three months ago around the Christmas holidays.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: March 2010-March 2023

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Just days shy of their 12th wedding anniversary, Witherspoon announced on her Instagram that she and her husband Jim Toth had decided to separate. She wrote in a statement from the former couple:

We have some personal news to share… It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together.

Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.

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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.