Some were shocking while others were a welcome surprise, but either way, it made for an interesting and exciting year for those watching the pop culture world! Now let’s take a look at the 50 greatest hookups and breakups of 2020.
Breakup: Johnny Galecki And Alaina Meyer
Meyer is a model and social media influencer while Galecki is best known for his roles on “Roseanne” and “The Big Bang Theory.” The celeb couple had been dating since 2018 and decided to part ways in November.
The two welcomed their son Avery in December of 2018 and, since the split, have remained dedicated parents.
Breakup: Rihanna And Hassan Jameel
Songstress Rihanna and the Saudi Arabian businessman called it quits this year. The two had been seeing each other since 2017 and, though perhaps an odd couple, they appeared to get along very well...for a time.
Reportedly, the couple split because their lives were growing apart. Hopefully, the two will soon find the person who will fit the best in their lives.
Breakup: Meghan King And Christian Schauf
Meghan King is known for being a cast member on the "Real Housewives of Orange County" and had been going through a divorce from husband Jim Edmonds when she met Christian Schauf. She started officially dating Schauf in May of 2020 but the two parted ways the same year.
Reportedly, the couple were living very different lives that resulted in them being incompatible. Thankfully, though they are no longer romantically involved, King and Schauf still have an amicable relationship.
Breakup: Lamar Odom And Sabrina Parr
Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr began 2020 as an engaged couple but sadly ended their relationship. Parr is a personal trainer and Odom is a retired basketball player who has struggled with self-destructive habits in the past.
Parr hinted that the breakup was due to his on-going battle with substance abuse. Despite the deeply personal struggles, the two appear to be on good terms as Parr wished Odom the best, hoping he’d seek help.
Breakup: Kate Beckinsale And Goody Grace
Perhaps it would come as no shock that a 47-year-old and a 23-year-old decided to end their romance. Actress Kate Beckinsale and rapper Goody Grace were dating for about 9 months.
The May-December romance was quite the spectacle for the public and, as was expected, the split came from the two simply being at very different places (and stages) in life. Hopefully, they will each find someone they can better relate to.
Breakup: Lake Bell And Scott Campbell
Actress Lake Bell and celebrity tattoo artist Scott Campbell were married for 7 years and had two kids together. Though no reason was given publicly, they decided to end their marriage this year.
Like many discontinued couples, they remain focused on parenting their children and having a congenial relationship.
Breakup: Jonah Hill And Gianna Santos
Actor Jonah Hill and ex Gianna Santos were together for two years and were engaged for just over one year. The Hill and Santos managed to keep their relationship relatively shielded from the public eye while they were together, including minimum references about each other on social media.
Though they no longer have a wedding to look forward to, the pair managed to have an amicable split.
Breakup: Savannah Chrisley And Nic Kerdiles
Reality show star Savannah Chrisley lived out her relationship with Nick Kerdiles in the public eye on the show Chrisley Knows Best. The reality series, which documented her well-to-do family, also followed her relationship with Kerdiles that eventually resulted in the couple getting engaged. The couple had their differences but generally seemed very happy together.
Sadly, after nearly two years of being engaged, the pair decided to split for good. Chrisley said that there was no bad blood between them and that the split was from a place of love and respect, which only made it harder. Fans really enjoyed seeing these two together, so here’s hoping their hearts heal soon.
Breakup: Dove Cameron And Thomas Doherty
Actors Dove Cameron and Thomas Doherty dated for nearly four years after they met on the set of “The Descendents” in 2017. The two often appeared on Cameron’s Instagram account and appeared to have a strong connection.
But after suspicions of a breakup by fans, Cameron finally confirmed that the two called it quits. It was reportedly a very hard breakup for both Cameron and Doherty and the two requested privacy as they process this time.
Breakup: Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis
This split was really a shock to fans as Wilde and Sudeikis had been together (and engaged) for several years. After a year of dating, the two were engaged in 2012 and later had both a son and a daughter.
It’s thought that the demands of their escalating careers could have been a root cause of the split, yet the couple endeavored to remain drama-free when they parted ways at the beginning of 2020.
Breakup: Erika And Tom Girardi
Singer and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Erika Gerardi decided to end her 21-year marriage to her attorney husband. Tom Gerardi and Erika appeared to have a very solid relationship and, after over 20 years together, it seemed the union would be forever.
It’s not entirely clear why the couple separated but Tom has recently been accused of embezzlement and is now wading through a heavy lawsuit. It’s very sad to see two people who have been together so long part ways in the end.
Breakup: Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova
Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samodanova were married for 14 years before they announced their breakup. Savchenko is best known as one of the many stunning dancing pros on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The couple each stated on their Instagram accounts that they were divorcing, that they intended to remain partners as parents, and that they requested privacy from fans.
The split became messy however when Samodanova later claimed that the dissolution of their marriage was the result of Savchenko’s multiple affairs. He adamantly denied these accusations, though it appears he moved on quickly just a month after publicly announcing his separation from Samodanova.
Breakup: Iggy Azalea And Playboi Carti
These two rappers managed, for the most part, to keep their relationship out of the public eye. Azalea and Carti were together for two years and, to the shock of fans, had a son together.
Fans had no idea that Azalea was even pregnant until she later took to social media to reveal her baby son. Though the exact reason for the split is unknown, it sounds like it was not the cleanest break. Azalea has hinted that she was not treated well by Carti and has said that she is now a single mom raising her son.
Breakup: Tiffany And Rob Riggle
Comedic actor Rob Riggle and his wife Tiffany were married for a remarkable 21 years. Unfortunately, the relationship ended after a classic label of “irreconcilable differences”.
The two separated earlier in the year and it was Tiffany who filed for divorce and was seeking joint custody of their two children. Reps have been silent on the couple’s split.
Breakup: Bethenny Frankel And Rob Bernon
Bethany Frankel has been married twice and is no stranger to breakups. The reality star and businesswoman recently ended her relationship with her most recent boyfriend, producer, and real estate developer Rob Bernon.
The pair were seeing each other for two years and did their best to keep their breakup on the down-low. But Frankel remained in good spirits and, when speaking about her split, said that she looks back on the relationship with fond memories though they are no longer together.
Breakup: Miley Cyrus And Cody Simpson
Miley Cyrus and the actor/singer/model (and now swimmer) Cody Simpson were together for 10 months. Cyrus would often post photos of her and Simpson and, as social media would have it, everything looked great.
The breakup reportedly came as a result of the two celebs having different goals and priorities. Still, even after the breakup, Simpson especially has kept moving in a positive direction. He has gone on to qualify for the Olympic swimming trials and has amicably shown support for Cyrus in her life and career.
Breakup: Ashley Herbert And JP Rosenbaum
The uber-popular Bachelor and Bachelorette series is ironically not known for producing lasting unions. Former Bachelorette contestant, Ashley Herbert, and JP Rosenbaum were married for 8 years and share two children.
The couple’s relationship began on the seventh season of the show but, according to Herbert, it was the couple’s long-standing differences that ultimately pulled them apart. It’s very sad to see a relationship end, but it looks like both people are committed to keeping their family strong.
Breakup: Tyler Perry And Gelila Bekele
Movie mogul Tyler Perry and his girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, have parted ways after 13 years together. Best known for his Madea’s film franchise, Perry and Bekele share a son together and have remained more than civil since the breakup.
Perry has been somewhat vocal about the pain of the split. He recently shared that this new season in his life feels like a “midlife crisis”. Hopefully, his heart will be on the mend soon as he navigates this new chapter.
Breakup: Susan Kelechi Watson And Jaime Lincoln Smith
Susan Kelechi Watson, best known for her role as Beth on the show “This Is Us,” got engaged to Jaime Lincoln Smith in September 2019. But the actress recently revealed (in a low-key manner) that she and Smith are no longer together.
No reason is known for the split but she deleted her engagement post featuring the fellow-actor from 2019 and stated in one of her posts that she is “single.”
Breakup: Paige DeSorbo And Perry Rahbar
Paige DeSorbo is a former cast member on the reality show “Summer House.” DeSorbo began dating Rahbar in the summer of 2019 and the couple appeared to be falling headfirst for one another, based on their social media accounts.
Things took a turn for the worst however and, while no details were given, Rahbar and DeSorbo are together no more. DeSorbo did confirm the split on her podcast, “The Gigglers,” but did not dish out any details. However, the two are no longer even living in the same states as DeSorbo lives in New York City and Rahbar moved to Miami.
Breakup: Taraji P. Henson And Kelvin Hayden
Sometimes it works out best for both people in a relationship to part ways before a more serious commitment takes place. Best known for her starring role on the show "Empire," Taraji Henson was engaged to retired NFL star Kelvin Hayden.
Hayden and Henson were engaged for two years and had significant challenges in their relationship. Henson said that she put the effort in on her side and that they both tried going to therapy but ultimately it was not meant to be.
Breakup: Christina And Ant Anstead
Christina Anstead was first married to Tarek El Moussa and both were co-hosts on the home renovation show, “Flip or Flop.” After the two divorced in 2018, Christina moved on with Ant Anstead, an English TV host.
But after barely two years of marriage the union fizzled out. Christina and Ant share a son together (they also have children from their previous marriages) and announced their separation in September of 2020.
Breakup: Cardi B and Offset
Life happened fast for Cardi B. She and her fellow-rapper husband Offset, have divorced after 3 years of marriage. The two began dating in 2017, became engaged and were married that same year, and had a daughter in 2018.
The divorce may be best for everyone as Offset has been accused and seemingly found guilty of infidelity. Cardi B has said that she stayed for a time, knowing the betrayal but it seems that she no longer wanted to endure the pain. Hopefully love and loyalty will be in Cardi’s near future.
Breakup: Gerard Butler And Morgan Brown
Scottish hunk Gerard Butler and his real estate developer girlfriend Morgan Butler first began dating in 2014. The pair had an on and off relationship for the past 6 years but finally called it quits in 2020.
Butler opened up about his personal challenges, including both the split and a motorcycle accident that almost claimed his life. Both incidents, Butler said, have caused him to search for deeper meaning in life, showing that, with pain, can come wisdom and growth.
Breakup: Paris Jackson And Gabriel Glenn
Daughter of the one and only Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson pulled the plug on her relationship with Gabriel Glenn. Jackson and Glenn had been in a relationship for over two years and both performed in their band, “Soundflowers.”
The musician couple reportedly had friction in their relationship that eventually led to the breakup. Despite the split, the two appear to have respect for one another and the place they held in their lives, though they are no longer together romantically.
Breakup: Ray J And Princess Love
Ray J, best known for his former relationship with Kim Kardashian, was married to Princess Love (yes that’s really her name) for four years and had two children together. The two were featured on the VH1 show “Couples Therapy,” but apparently, the show did not help the relationship.
Ray J hinted in an interview that he thought the divorce may be what’s best and would make Love the happiest, though he said he still loved her.
Breakup: Kayla Itsines And Tobi Pearce
Australian-born Kayla Itsines has a large following on many social media platforms as a fitness guru. She and fiance Tobi Pearce were together for 8 years until they decided their relationship was at its end.
No particular reason was given for the breakup but Itsines said the two maintain a friendship and remain focused on raising their daughter together.
Breakup: Ashlee Holmes And Pete Malleo
Ashley Holmes made occasional appearances on The Real Housewives of New Jersey alongside her mother Jacqueline Laurita. The former reality star turned podcast host had been married to Pete Malleo since 2018 but fans grew suspicious when he began disappearing from her Instagram posts.
Holmes finally addressed the rumors in the summer of 2020 explaining that, though she would not give details, the two were separating. She further expressed some of the positive memories she had with Malleo but that the two were now focused on raising their 4-year-old son.
Breakup: Armie Hammer And Elizabeth Chambers
It’s incredible how even the closest couples can eventually decide to split. Actor Armie Hammer and TV personality Elizabeth Chambers were together for 13 years and had two kids together. Chambers announced the ending of their relationship via Instagram this year noting that their union had been one of “soulmates, partner and then parents”.
Whatever ended up being the final blow to their marriage, Chambers requested that fans be respectful and give the two privacy and understanding as they navigate the breakup.
Breakup: Aaron Rodgers And Danica Patrick
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dated a few famous ladies like actresses Olivia Munn and Jessica Szohr. Most recently, Rogers had been dating former race car driver Danica Patrick. The two began their relationship in early 2018 but broke things off in 2020.
Patrick hinted in an interview that the two simply grew apart. But both Rodgers and Patrick chose to take the positive view since the breakup. They each shared in their own way that they are focusing on growing as individuals.
Breakup: Demi Lovato And Max Ehrich
Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich were one of the most intense relationship rides of 2020. The two began dating in March of 2020 and were engaged by July! Unfortunately, the engagement and the relationship came to a sharp halt by September as the two announced they were splitting up.
But what started out as a civil breakup became a messy split as Ehrich accused Lovato of “exploiting” their breakup and then made a series of uncomfortably emotional posts about their split. Lovato hinted in an interview that the relationship, with all of its intensity, just went too fast too soon, leading to the painful end.
Hookup: Rebel Wilson And Jacob Busch
Finally, we bring some good news about a promising, new relationship! Comedy queen, Rebel Wilson decided to improve her health in 2020 by eating healthier and exercising. And while her goal was just to be healthy and not about looking a certain way, she ended up losing about 40 pounds.
But she also gained something very special; a boyfriend Jacob Busch. Busch is an heir to the Anheuser-Busch company and met Wilson in 2019. The two began dating in 2020 but waited to make their relationship official till later in the year.
Hookup: Chrishell Stause And Keo Motsepe
You may recognize Chrishell Stause as a cast member from the Luxury Real Estate reality show, “Selling Sunset.” She was also married to actor Justin Hartley which sadly ended in a messy divorce. Thankfully for Stause, things are looking up in her love life. After joining the cast for season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars,”
Stause has found a new relationship with dance pro-Keo Motsepe. Judging by their social media posts, the pair really seem to be delighted with each other.
Hookup: Teresa Guidice And Luis Ruelas
She was the housewife that everyone loved to hate on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” but a newfound sympathy blossomed for Teresa Guidice when her relationship with her husband Joe dissolved. After her divorce was finalized, Guidice has since moved on with philanthropic businessman, Luis Ruelas.
Ruelas is a co-founder of Digital Media Solutions, has donated to charity and reportedly is an advocate for children with special needs. Giudice is apparently taking her time with the new relationship, but it shows a promising start.
Hookup: Katie Holmes And Emilio Vitolo Jr.
Since her divorce from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has kept her love life super private. She dated actor Jamie Foxx for about six years, which the couple was very quiet about. After her split with Foxx, Holmes seems to have gotten her spark back with chef and restaurateur Emilio Vitolo Jr.
The two have been dating since the later half of 2020 and were finally “official” after Vitolo made an affectionate Instagram post about Holmes’s birthday. Congrats to the happy couple!
Hookup: Simone Biles And Jonathan Owens
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has found a good thing with NFL player Jonathan Owens. The gymnast was dating Stacey Ervin Jr. for about 3 years but has now been dating the Houston Texans player for a few months.
The couple seems very happy together and are currently living in the same state of Texas, where they can focus on their relationship.
Hookup: Adele And Skepta
After her divorce from husband Simon Konecki in 2019, Adele has a new relationship with rapper Skepta. Though the relationship is still new and the couple is taking it slow, the two have reportedly been friends for quite a while and have mutual friends.
Hopefully, due to their solid history, this relationship will last for the soulful songstress.
Hookup: Tiffany Haddish And Common
Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has been dating rapper Common since April of 2020. The couple first went out on a virtual Bumble date and then began hanging out regularly. Haddish confirmed that they were dating in July and the two seem to have been growing stronger together ever since.
Their steady romance may be because their relationship began as friends and slowly grew from there.
Hookup: Ariana Grande And Dalton Gomez
Pop princess Ariana Grande found a new flame in a real estate agent, Dalton Gomez. Grande has kept the relationship on the down-low but the two have been seeing each other for nearly a year. Gomez works with luxury real estate at the Aaron Kirkman Group.
The two appear to be very affectionate and Grande, who has usually dated fellow celebrities, is enjoyed being involved with someone who isn't plagued by the spotlight. The relationship has proved strong, as Gomez recently the popped question. Can you hear those wedding bells?
Hookup: Michelle Williams And Thomas Kail
Michelle Williams began dating theatre director Thomas Kail in 2019 and the couple later married in March of 2020. The two met on the set of the FX miniseries “Fosse/Verdon” in the fall of 2018, with Kail directing Williams in a few episodes.
Along with their marriage in the spring, the pair also welcomed a baby in the summer of 2020. Congrats to the happy couple!
Hookup: Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks
After a disastrous split from wife Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth seems to have successfully moved on with Gabriella Brooks. Brooks, a model, has been dating Hemsworth for a year and their relationship has appeared to be easy and uncomplicated.
Brooks has reportedly been very good for Hemsworth, who was in a lot of pain after his divorce. She has even been spotted (from social media posts) at family gatherings, which is a good sign that she might be here to stay.
Hookup: Lady Gaga And Michael Polansky
Lady Gaga was engaged to actor Taylor Kinney for five years before calling it quits. The pop star is now linked to Michael Polansky, the executive director of the Parker Foundation, a philanthropic organization. Gaga and the Harvard graduate have been dating for a year now and don’t show any signs of splitting up.
Perhaps an odd match but a refreshing look at where love can be found. Best of luck to the duo!
Hookup: Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas
Actors Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have been dating since March of 2020. The paparazzi have captured them numerous times out on walks, usually with a dog or two, looking quite smitten with one another.
The couple have spent a lot of time together, including with Affleck’s kids (whom he shares with actress Jennifer Garner), and even took a vacation to de Armas’s home of Cuba. Things are looking promising for the pair.
Hookup: Nicolas Cage And Riko Shibata
Veteran actor Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata were first seen together in early 2020. Cage has been married four times and has a thirty-year age difference with Shibata (he’s 56 and she’s 26). Cage divorced his fourth wife, Erika Koike (after four days of marriage) in 2019 and little is known about his present girlfriend.
So far, things seem to be going well for the couple and it will be interesting to see how their relationship develops in the future.
Hookup: Lil Wayne And Denise Bidot
Model Denise Bidot has found romance with rapper Lil Wayne. Wayne and Bidot made their relationship public in June of 2020 and seemed head-over-heels for each other.
The two did reportedly have a significant clash in their relationship which led to a short split but now seem to be in a better place together. As of December 2020, the two are still together.
Hookup: Machine Gun Kelly And Megan Fox
Certainly, an unconventional couple, heavily tattooed rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox have been dating since early 2020. The two met on the set of the film “Midnight in the Switchgrass" in March of 2020 and apparently felt a very deep connection.
Fox has said that she feels that Kelly is more than a soulmate to her and the couple has dished out multiple public displays of affection on each other’s social media accounts.
Hookup: Trevor Noah And Minka Kelly
Actress Minka Kelly has been seeing Trevor Noah (host of The Daily Show) for a number of months. The pair are doing their best to keep their relationship out of the spotlight but, as it is for any celebrity, it has been an incredible challenge.
Noah and Kelly are reportedly very happy with the relationship and were even rumored to be looking for a house together.
Hookup: Halle Berry And Van Hunt
As of September 2020, Halle Berry has a new man in her life! The actress has been enjoying her new relationship with the singer and finally revealed the relationship to fans via Instagram.
Hunt is a talented musician, has performed with the likes of Alicia Keys and Kanye West, and has even won two Grammys. Hopefully, we’ll see more of the couple together in the future.
Hookup: Chrissy Metz And Bradley Collins
Chrissy Metz, the beloved “This Is Us star,” and Bradley Collins have been dating publicly since late 2020. Collins is a Nashville native who is both a real estate agent and works in the country music industry.
The down-to-earth couple seem genuinely invested in one another and appreciative of their newfound love. We wish them all the best!
Hookup: Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans
Nicole Scherzinger and rugby player Thom Evans first appeared publicly as a couple in early 2020. The Scottish athlete and the singer are reportedly besotted with each other but are also very intentional about their relationship.
Though they have not made an official statement regarding them being together, Scherzinger has apparently spent time with Evans’s parents, so it must be getting serious!