Celebrity splits of 2013
After a whirlwind year for the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star and her NBA player husband, Khloe Kardashian finally filed for divorce on Dec. 13, 2013, following months of allegations of both infidelity and drug abuse swirling around her husband, according to TMZ.
The couple married in September 2009 after a whirlwind one-month courtship. Kardashian cited “irreconcilable differences” in the filing and asked that the “Odom” be removed from her legal name, seeking no spousal support and requesting that he seek none from her.
Also in 2013, Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner and stepdad Bruce Jenner announced that they had separated, and sister Kim Kardashian finalized her year-and-a-half divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries.
MORE: Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
The “Glee” actress and “Private Practice” alum made the joint decision to separate, news that was announced in December.
“Their primary focus and concern is for their son,” the reps said on their behalf, additionally asking, as most celebs do, for privacy.
The two, both 42, met in 1995 in the original production of “Rent” on Broadway. They married in 2003 and had a son, Walker, in September 2009.
MORE: Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs separate after 10 years of marriage (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
The “Felicity” star and her contractor husband split over the summer after nearly seven years of marriage, but news of the split came in December.
“They have been separated since early summer,” her rep said. “The separation is amicable and their focus is on their children.”
Russell, 37, and Deary married on Valentine’s Day in 2007. They are parents to son River, 6, and daughter Willa, 23 months.
MORE: Keri Russell separates from husband Shane Deary (Scott Halleran / Getty Images)
Supermodel Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom have separated, ending their three-year marriage and six-year relationship.
“They have been amicably separated for the past few months,” said a joint statement in October. “After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation. Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family.”
The Victoria’s Secret Angel and “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor married in July 2010 and have a son named Flynn who was born on Jan. 6, 2011.
MORE: Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom separate after three-year marriage (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez / AFP / Getty Images)
Clint Eastwood’s much younger wife, 48-year-old Dina Eastwood, filed for legal separation from the 83-year-old actor-director back in September but withdrew the petition two days later. Coincidentally, Clint was photographed in L.A. with his new girlfriend.
After saying nice things about her soon-to-be-ex on Twitter, she filed for divorce in October, seeking full custody of Morgan, their 16-year-old daughter.
MORE: Dina Eastwood files for divorce from Clint Eastwood (Paul Buck / EPA)
After keeping the news close to the vest for about a year, Kris and Bruce Jenner finally announced in October that yes, they have separated after 22 years of marriage. So for anyone wondering why they’ve been living in different houses, there’s the answer.
The two say they have no plans to divorce — they’re just great friends who are happier living apart. There was one “ouch” moment, however: Kris told a magazine that if she had one regret it was divorcing Robert Kardashian.
MORE: Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner announce: We’ve separated (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)
After Miley Cyrus unfollowed Liam Hemsworth on Twitter in September, it was only a matter of time: The two officially called off their engagement.
The pair met while making the movie “The Last Song” in 2010 and got engaged in May 2012, but their relationship was reportedly on the rocks for most of 2013 amid rumors of infidelity and Cyrus being spotted without her engagement ring.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer was enjoying quite a bit of time in the spotlight after her controversial performance at the MTV VMAs in August; however, soon after the split was announced rumors surfaced that the “The Hunger Games” star was already seeing another woman and Cyrus was getting cozy with one of her record producers.
“I’m just letting that chapter kind of close and just looking forward to that new one,” Cyrus told Ellen DeGeneres in October, following the split.. “I want to be really clear and determined with everything I’m doing in my life right now, and I have been .... I keep saying I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and that’s not even a dig.”
MORE: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth call it quits, end engagement (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)
Rachel Uchitel’s 2011 Las Vegas wedding may have been under the radar, but word of her impending divorce made some headlines.
The woman who first gained fame as Tiger Woods’ mistress “is ending her marriage of less than two years to insurance executive and former Penn State fullback Matt Hahn,” a rep for the “Celebrity Rehab” alum said. “It is Ms. Uchitel’s goal to resolve this action amicably, quickly and quietly and not in the media.”
Hahn reportedly filed for divorce, citing “cruel and inhuman treatment” and asking for custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Wyatt, plus child support and spousal support.
MORE: Rachel Uchitel and Matt Hahn getting a divorce (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
After three years of dating, “The Vampire Diaries” stars Nina Dobrev, 24, and Ian Somerhalder, 34, called it quits. The pair, who play the star-crossed lovers newbie vampire Elena Gilbert and bad-boy vamp Damon Salvatore, took their relationship public in 2011 and news of the split came in early May.
Dobrev and Somerhalder are “consummate professionals” and “will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started,” a source said.
MORE: Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder split up ( Larry Busacca / Getty Images; Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
“Suburgatory” star Jane Levy filed for divorce in April to end her short-lived marriage to actor Jaime Freitas.
The actress, 23, who plays a sharp-witted New York City teen transplanted to the suburbs on the ABC comedy series, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. She indicated that she did not want to pay spousal support, according to court papers.
The “Shameless” alum hasn’t really spoken publicly about their marriage but the documents say that they wed on March 3, 2011, and separated on October 31, 2011 -- which means their separation lasted more than twice as long as the seven months they were together in their under-the-radar marriage.
MORE: ‘Suburgatory’s’ Jane Levy files for divorce to end brief marriage (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Country singer Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica Ussery, high school sweethearts who married in August 2001, had their separation confirmed by his rep on April 26.
Turns out that was actually the day the 36-year-old singer filed for divorce, it was revealed three days later.
Aldean had strayed in October 2012 when he was caught on camera acting “inappropriately at a bar” with Brittany Kerr, an “American Idol” contestant-turned-NBA cheerleader. The couple has two daughters, ages 5 and 10.
MORE: Jason Aldean files for divorce from wife Jessica Ussery (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)
Seth MacFarlane and Emilia Clarke reportedly ended their relationship in March.
Distance was to blame for the split between the Oscar host, 39, and the “Game of Thrones” actress, 25. The pair stepped out around the time of the Emmy Awards in September 2012, and were photographed together frequently afterward.
We couldn’t help but wonder if the dragon mother was peeved that he didn’t include her in his Oscar musical flop “We Saw Your Boobs,” since she’s frequently been topless on her HBO series. But, you know, being neglected in that way is probably something most women would actually prefer, and technically, HBO still ain’t the movies.
MORE: Seth MacFarlane and Emilia Clarke of ‘Game of Thrones’ split up (Left: Jason Merritt / Getty Images; Right: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Katy Perry and John Mayer have flipped their on-off switch to off once again.
Though multiple sources fueled reports in mid-March, those voices seemed to be saying the breakup might not be as final as all that.
It appears to be work that drove the split, with Mayer readying for a tour after struggling with vocal problems for the better part of two years and the former Mrs. Russell Brand working on her third studio album. The two had been dating for about seven months since a brief break in August 2012. They’d dated casually for a bit before that. But in June, the couple was very much back on and even recorded a duet, “Who You Love,” together.
MORE: Katy Perry and John Mayer reportedly split again (Christopher Polk / Getty Images)
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have broken up, calling it quits early in February. Distance seemed to be the culprit.
She of “Oz the Great and Powerful” lives in Brooklyn with her 7-year-old daughter Matilda, whom Williams had with the late Heath Ledger. Segel, who is one of the stars of the CBS series “How I Met Your Mother,” primarily resides in Los Angeles, where the comedy films.
The couple began dating in March 2012 and kept a relatively low profile throughout their relationship. They are said to have been introduced by Williams’ good friend and “Dawson’s Creek” costar Busy Philipps, who was also on “Freaks and Geeks” with Segel.
MORE: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel split (left: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times; right: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane have split up after more than eight years of marriage.
The actors called it quits in February, with Lane filing papers on the 15th. “Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage,” their reps first told Us Weekly.
The “Gangster Squad” star and “Cinema Verite” actress married in 2004. This is the second divorce for each of them.
“It was a mutual decision. It is very amicable. It’s not ugly, it’s just over,” a source said.
MORE: Josh Brolin, Diane Lane split up after eight years (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)
Ashley Judd and IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti called it quits at the end of January after more than 11 years of marriage.
The decision was mutual, the couple said in a statement to People. “We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed,” they said.
Judd, 44, and Franchitti, 39, married in 2001 in his native Scotland after a two-year engagement.
MORE: Ashley Judd and racecar-driver hubby Dario Franchitti split up (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)
British model and actress Liberty Ross on Jan. 25 filed for divorce from Rupert Sanders, the “Snow White and the Huntsman” director who infamously cheated on her last summer with actress Kristen Stewart.
She was asking for joint custody of their 5- and 7-year-old children, spousal support and attorney’s fees, according to court documents. Sanders, who filed his response the same day she filed her petition, also was seeking joint custody but wanted to share the legal fees.
What Stewart called a “momentary indiscretion” with Sanders — pictures of which appeared more than momentarily all over the Internet — happened back in July 2012.
Both parties publicly apologized at the time, with Sanders, now 42, saying in a statement to People, “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”
MORE: Liberty Ross files for divorce from director Rupert Sanders (Alastair Grant / Associated Press)
Britney Spears announced on Jan. 11 that she and Jason Trawick were breaking off their engagement after only one year.
“I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends,” Spears said in a statement released to People. Brit’s rep told the mag the decision was mutual.
Added Trawick, her onetime agent who’d popped the question back in December 2011: “I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever.”
Spears has two sons, 7-year-old Preston and 6-year-old Jayden, from her marriage to Kevin Federline.
MORE: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick end engagement, go separate ways (Paul Buck / EPA)
Ah, the fickle heart of Taylor Swift: The singer and One Direction boy-bander Harry Styles are a couple no more.
The relationship — which had been public for only a month or so, though the pair were spotted flirting backstage at “The X Factor” in mid-November — came to an end just after the new year with Swift, 23, flying home alone only three days into their vacation in the British Virgin Islands. The two reportedly met in March at the Kids’ Choice Awards.
“They were on holiday and had an almighty row,” a source told the Daily Mail, confirming they’d split up. “They are two young stars at the top of their game so who knows what will happen in the future.”
MORE: Taylor Swift, Harry Styles reportedly split after blowout ‘row’ (Joel Ryan / Associated Press)