Ben and Jen, Blake and Miranda: Summer 2015's Most Shocking Splits
During the peak of the hip-hop fued between Meek Mill and Drake, it seems Meek has more than just his ego to worry about--his relationship may be in trouble too. Rumors have been circulating about a possible split between the rapper and his girlfriend, Pinkprint singer Nicki Minaj, but recent pictures of the couple hugging on stage prove that the two are still happy, for now. It's not so far-fetched to think, seeing as how summer 2015 is proving to be the summer of splits. Nick Jonas and his girlfriend of two years, Olivia Culpa, decided to call it quits in June while Charlize Theron and Sean Penn folded soon after their December 2014 engagement. Ever since, it's seems celebrity couples have been doomed. Let's recap the summer so far and detail the most shocking splits and celebrity break-ups from fan-favorite country couple Blake and Miranda to acting power couple Ben and Jen.
5. Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock
The most recent of the five break-ups, country singer Reba McEntire and her husband/manager Narvel Blackstock announced their split on Monday after a long run of 25 years. "In a joint statement, Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire have announced that they have been separated for the past few months, after 26 years of marriage," the announcement on McEntire's website read. (Note how they managed to curiously leave out the word "divorce.") Perhaps the two hold on to hope that they'll be able to reconcile their marriage that's lasted over two decades. The recently split couple originally met when Blackstock played in the country singer/songwriter's band. The two eventually had a son together, Indy car racer Shelby Blackstock.
4. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Oh, the Kardashian's. With the constant headlines the K Klan consumes, some of the more shocking news concerns the official split between Kourtney Kardashian and the father of her three children (Penelope, Mason and Reign), Scott Disick. The two have dated since 2006 and boast a history of issues concerning Disick's drinking problem. After seeing too-friendly pictures of Disick and ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli spending time together, the mother of three decided to end the relationship. "Scott has been running around saying he's single. Kourtney dumped him after she saw the pics [in Monte Carlo] and he hasn't been home after a month-long party binge," sources told E!. The two recently reunited for the first time since their split to take Mason and Penelope to lunch in Beverly Hills. Afterwards, they went their separate ways, but Kardashian dropped the children off at Disick's new house for some bonding time.
3. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
After four years of what seemed like a country match-made in heaven, singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert released a joint statement on July 20 saying, "This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy hearts that we move forwards separately." The Voice judge apparently filed for divorce form Lambert months ago but it wasn't made official until today. The two suffered multiple cheating accusations and their "golden couple" marriage unfortuantely proved it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
2. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
The judges over on the Voice aren't having the best relationship luck. Fans were shattered upon learning about Shelton and Lambert's break-up and now his co-starring judge, Gwen Stefani, will join him in the single lifestyle. The No Doubt singer has allegedly filed for divorce from husband and Bush front man, Gavin Rossdale. Stefani and Rossdale were married for 13 years following their wedding in 2002. The two initially met in 1995 when Stefani's band opened for Bush at a gig. "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment," the pair said in a joint statement. Stefani and Rossdale are seeking joint custody for their three children, Zuma, Kingston and Apollo.
1. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Bennifer was one of the most well-loved celebrity couples. How couldn't they be? Their portmanteau rolls right off the tongue. The Daredevil and Pearl Harbor co-stars as well as parents of three decided to part ways the day after their ten year anniversary. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."
Honorable mention: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy????? Just one month prior to the release of The Muppets TV reboot, the pink and green couple we've grown to know and love over the last 40 years have shockingly ended their relationship--if they can't make it, who can? "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television ("The Muppets"/Tuesdays 8pm this fall on ABC) and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter. Thank you for your understanding," each Muppet posted to their Facebook page.