2023’s Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups

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We’re more than halfway through 2023, but we’ve already witnessed a ton of shocking (and not-so-shocking) breakups among celebrity couples. The year started off with the surprising news of longtime pair Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott (who share two kids) parting ways. Following that, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth shocked the world in March when they announced their “difficult decision to divorce” after nearly 12 years of marriage.

While some celebrity couples this year decided to amicably separate, like AJ McLean and wife Rochelle DeAnna McLean, other splits have played out quite messily in the news. Perhaps most notable is the explosive breakup of “Vanderpump Rules” stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, plus the fallout that followed after the former’s cheating affair with their costar Raquel Leviss; the entire debacle was dubbed “Scandoval.” Next to them is Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun, as the latter’s rep informed POPSUGAR on Feb. 21 that their split was “news to him” because they were “together and engaged as of three days ago when Mod left for tour.” Shortly after they broke up, Lavigne was linked to Tyga.

There have been a few other unexpected celebrity breakups in 2023 as well. Most recently, People reported on July 17 that Ariana Grande and her husband, Dalton Gomez, had separated earlier this year after two years of marriage. That same day, news broke about Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello divorcing after seven years of marriage. But they aren’t the only stars who’ve called it quits this year.

Scroll ahead for other memorable celebrity breakups that have happened so far in 2023.

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