Celebrity breakups shouldn't affect us because we don't have a personal connection to them, and likely never will. However, for followers of pop culture, there's something oddly sad about seeing your favorite celebrity couple call it quits.
While there is no way knowing what these celebs are like behind closed doors, it almost makes you lose hope in love itself when these seemingly-perfect couples go their separate ways.
Here are some recent examples that no one saw coming.
1. The Weeknd and Selena Gomez
The Weeknd's unexpected rise to superstardom has been accompanied by an increasing interest in his personal life. And while The Weeknd remains an enigma and rarely gives interviews, he was very public with his affection to Selena Gomez during the 8 months they dates.
They appeared smitten with each other, and regularly posted photos together on their respective social media accounts. Gomez also travelled with The Weeknd for large parts of his European tour.
Bearing this in mind, they still seemed like an odd pairing, especially when you factor in Selena's past struggles with drugs, and dating someone as hedonistic as The Weeknd, as her mom reportedly stressed to an inside source, was certainly a cause for concern. Justin Bieber, Gomez's first love, went one step further and even called the relationship a sham, and it was probably Bieber's persistence in wanting Selena back that broke this couple up.
Since then, The Weeknd released a 6-track EP called "My Dear Melancholy," which is thought to contain many lyrics inspired by his time with Gomez.
2. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Moving on from The Weeknd and Selena's doomed courtship, we go onto one that likely caused that relationship to go south. Yes, Justin Bieber got what he wanted when the Come And Get It hitmaker ran back into his arms following her split from The Weeknd, but within a matter of months, they called things off.
No one knows why this is the case, but inside sources have speculated that Gomez's family weren't too happy with Justin being back in their daughter's life.
3. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
Hollywood movies have long told us that if you fight for love and work at it every day, then you can live happily ever after in a house full of roses and well-behaved children, but life rarely works out that way and for the Hollywood actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, they proved no exception.
Married for eight years, the couple appeared to have it all. Signature good looks. Playful banter with one another. Amazing careers. A child. But when the cameras aren't rolling you never knows what goes behind closed doors.
Taking to Facebook, Pratt wrote a lengthy message explaining the reasoning behind the shock divorce.
"Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed," Pratt confessed, before adding, "Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."
4. Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie and Josh Duhamel announced their separation last September after 8 years of marriage. In a year that wasn't brilliant for celebrity marriages (Chris Pratt and Anna Farris to name but a few), they released a joint statement through People Magazine, expressing their "absolute love and respect" for one another.
It read: “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”
However, news of the divorce hardly came as a surprise to those who have followed their relationship, with Duhamel infamously cheating on his pop star wife with a stripper before being given a second chance.
5. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
These two beauties were one of the hottest couples in Hollywood and looked likely to remain so for years to come. so it came as a shock when Gigi Hadid called things off with the former One Direction heartthrob.
With Zayn's anxiety levels going through the roof, some have even speculated that the singer decided to call things off with the runway model. All this being said, the couple, who were photographed by Mario Testino in a beautiful editorial spread for Vogue, have since been pictured leaving one another's apartments, so who knows what will happen in the future.
6. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Despite the obvious facade of Hollywood, some Tinseltown couples are happily married, despite all the vices and distractions prevalent in a city like Los Angeles, and for Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, their marriage appeared to be the gold standard of Hollywood marriages.
Having met on the set of the romantic dance movie, Step Up, Tatum spurned the advances of countless beautiful women to be with Jenna Dewan, and their bond never looked likely to break until it was announced earlier this year that they had divorced after 9 years of marriage.
According to inside sources, Tatum had always missed the party lifestyle he grew accustomed to before he met his Step Up co-star.
7. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux gave us more bad news in the world of celebrity love when they announced in mid-February that they were parting ways.
After only two years of marriage, Aniston released a statement to People via her publicist that maintained that the duo was still close, despite their marriage not working out. “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship."
Whether this was a ploy to get back with Brad Pitt after his marriage breakdown with Angie isn't clear, but we can only hope someone as earnest and loving as Aniston finds the love she deserves.
8. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff
Girls actress Lena Dunham and her music producer boyfriend of 5 years Jack Antonoff, announced that they were finished in January. "It was mutual," a source told E!. "Jack and Lena were growing apart and it just made sense for them to end their relationship where it was."
In an impassioned essay for Vogue which detailed the pains and stressed of her hysterectomy operation, Dunham revealed that she felt Jack “slipping away” during that time.
Soon after the split, Antonoff was pictured with the blonde model, Carlotta Kohl.
9. Nicki Minaj and Nas
Nicki and Nas were only together for seven months when they called things off. A source told Us Weekly that the romance simply "fizzled out."
"They were never in the same place at the same time, so it was hard to move their relationship forward,” the source revealed.
10. Logic and Jessica Andrea
This is an unfortunate one. Having tied the knot just two years ago, rapper Logic and wife Jessica Andrea went their separate ways.
"We have come to the loving conclusion that we are much better as friends. As entertainers, we have made every aspect of our lives public, yet we would appreciate your respect and privacy on this issue,” the two wrote in a joint statement on Twitter.
"It's very simple: it just didn’t work out. There is no anger involved. No fighting, no cheating, no nothing. We love each other and will continue to support each other for the rest of our lives,” the statement added.
However, while this may sound like a typical breakup statement, Logic's comments suggested that their feelings were still loving and genuine.
“Best friends forever! I love you” he wrote on Jessica's Instagram post.