Most Heartbreaking Breakups of 2016

 CHLOE GRACË MORETZ AND BROOKLYN BECKHAM

 CHLOE GRACË MORETZ AND BROOKLYN BECKHAMYoung love is so tumultuous. But fear not, because surely another beautiful teen couple will soon fill the void with Instagrams so adorable that you say “aww” even as they make you feel as old as your grandma.

SAMI MIRO AND ZAC EFRON

SAMI MIRO AND ZAC EFRONWhile few women would describe Zac Efron being single as a tragedy, these two were extremely cute together. Look at him giving her a piggyback rideat the MTV Movie Awards! The heart breaks. (Zac will be fine though.)

BELLA HADID AND THE WEEKND

BELLA HADID AND THE WEEKND While it’s not right to take pleasure in other people’s pain, it must be said that The Weeknd had this coming. Back in 2015, he told the New York Times that he didn’t know if he was in love with Bella, saying, “I don’t think so. Maybe. It’s no, it’s yes, it’s maybe.” Why Bella continued to put up with this fuckboy behavior for another year is a mystery, but at least we know that even models understand the pain of having to deal with men. Chin up, Bella! There are plenty of other starboys in the sea.

TAYLOR SWIFT AND CALVIN HARRIS

TAYLOR SWIFT AND CALVIN HARRISCalvin is by no means the most interesting man Taylor’s ever dated, but for a while there, they did seem happy in their shared blondness. Sadly, their inflatable swan ride didn’t last, and they broke up in June after a little over a year of dating. The drama didn’t end there, though, because Taylor took up with Tom Hiddleston less than two weeks later, leading Calvin to tweet and delete, “It’s about to go down.” News also broke that Taylor had written Calvin’s hit “This Is What You Came For,” and TMZ claimed that Calvin’s attitude about the song was a major factor in the split. No matter what you believe happened, it’s obvious that Taylor Swift needs to make her sixth album immediately.

DEMI LOVATO AND WILMER VALDERRAMA

DEMI LOVATO AND WILMER VALDERRAMA
 Demi and Wilmer dated for six years and seemed genuinely happy together, so it was a little bit shocking when they announced their split via Instagram in June. Demi later said that she felt like their relationship was too tied to her struggles with substance abuse and mental illness, so good on her for figuring out what she needed to do for her own health and happiness. “It may be nice to start fresh with somebody,” she told Glamour. “Because that person I was when I was a lot younger is not who I am today.”

JENNIFER MEYER AND TOBEY MAGUIRE

JENNIFER MEYER AND TOBEY MAGUIRE
If you’re the type of person who sees celebrity/non-celebrity pairings as evidence that true love can beat any odds, then this breakup was a real soul crusher. Jennifer, though a very successful and well-known jewelry designer, has never been as big a household name as Tobey, but the sweetness and longevity of their relationship served as proof that normalcy can be just as thrilling as the chase. I guess the Pussy Posse is getting back together.

DIANE KRUGER AND JOSHUA JACKSON

DIANE KRUGER AND JOSHUA JACKSON

 They were just too beautiful for this world.

RIHANNA AND DRAKE

RIHANNA AND DRAKEI’m still not convinced these two were ever dating, but I am sure that they’re perfect for each other. Drake looks at Rihanna like she’s the only girl in the world, and she looks at him like he’s an idiot, but her idiot. Alas, it was not to be, and Rihanna’s swerve when Drake tried to kiss her at the VMAs will live in infamy. We’ll always have the matching shark tattoos.

CARA DELEVINGNE AND ST. VINCENT 

CARA DELEVINGNE AND ST. VINCENT

Nothing goes together like supermodels and musicians, especially when the model is a member of Taylor Swift’s squad and the musician is a friend and collaborator of David Byrne. Sadly, their love was too perfect to last, and they called it quits shortly after Cara told British Vogue that they were “completely in love.”

NAOMI WATTS AND LIEV SCHREIBER

NAOMI WATTS AND LIEV SCHREIBER

The only thing worse than a celebrity/non-celebrity breakup is the low-key celebrity breakup, because when you keep your relationship relatively private, you should be able to weather anything. Naomi and Liev weren’t big on PDA, but they weren’t afraid to bring their #RelationshipGoalsForAdults game to the red carpet either. Their understated elegance will be missed.

LADY GAGA AND TAYLOR KINNEY

LADY GAGA AND TAYLOR KINNEYThis relationship was so special because it was so normal. Lady Gaga, she of the meat dress and the million-inch heels, was content with the hunky but not-at-all theatrical star of Chicago Fire, and they seemed to like nothing more than hanging out at home with their adorable dogs. It was ultimately a perfect illusion though, and now Miss Asia and Koji have to deal with life in a broken home. Won’t they think of the dog children?

ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT

ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT