This year, a slew of prominent divorces have dominated the news.
Jodie Turner-Smith sued for split from Josh Jackson after they married in 2019 and had a daughter in 2020, thus becoming the latest celebrity couple to divorce.
The singer and Dalton Gomez have recently announced their divorce after two years of union, citing Grande’s rigorous global work schedule and stating their want to “remain best friends.” Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef have announced their divorce after six years of union, stating that they intend to co-parent their children. And Sofa Vergara and Joe Manganiello are divorcing after seven years of marriage, according to a source, since their “different mindsets” eventually drove them apart.
Here are additional 2023 break-ups:
- Joe Jonas and Soph Turner, who married in 2019 and have a pair of kids, have been the subject of speculations since Jonas filed for separation in early September.
- Jeezy filed for separation from Jeanie Mai on the fourteenth of September after two years of union, according to People. They are still living together and have a daughter.
- According to various sources, the singer and Sam Asghari, her husband, are divorcing amid cheating suspicions. They married in June.
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed his and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s divorce after 18 years of marriage, citing “many important and difficult conversations” as the reason for their decision.
- After 18 years of marriage, Kevin Costner and Christina Baumgartner are divorcing. According to Costner’s agent, the separation was “beyond his hands.”
- After 11 years of union, Reese Witherspoon and James Toth confirmed their divorce in March, stating they made their joint decision “with quite a bit of affection and consideration.”
- After three years of marriage, “The Bear” star Keith Allen White’s fiancee Addison Timlin settled for divorce in May.
- Billy Porter’s and Adam Smith split after six years of union, calling it a “mutual” and “amicable” decision.
- Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, George Conway, announced in March that they were terminating their 22-year marriage.
- Kimberly Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” divorced after a 12-year marriage. According to Zolciak-Biermann, it was “irretrievably broken, with no hope of reconciliation.”
- Kyle Richards and Pablo Umansky of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” divorced after 27 years of marriage, but still live together.
- After two years of union, actor Alex Pettyfer and supermodel Toni Garrn are splitting, stating that they will share parenting their daughter.
- After 11 years of marriage, Shannen Mccann and Kurt Iswarienko divorced.
- Drake Bell and Jane Von Schmeling filed for divorce in April, alleging “irreconcilable differences.”
- Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” divorced after four years of marriage.
- Drew Sisora and Tommy Pittman, a, both of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” notoriety, divorced in March after a nine-year marriage.
- Deanna Pappas, who Stagliano and Stephen Stagliano, former “Bachelorette” stars, are splitting after 11 years of marriage.
- After a 12-year marriage, the singer Noel Gallagher and Sara Robertson of Oasis have divorced.
The recent flurry of high-profile separations reflects a broader societal trend.
Divorce was progressively dropping between 2017 and 2020, according to the most recent CDC relationship statistics. There was a dramatic increase in divorces in 2021, with 689,308 separations in the 45 states wherein the CDC gathers such data — about half the number of weddings that year.
Divorce is becoming a normal part of life if you’re a regular Joe or Ariana Grande.
A hopeless romantic may find this year’s long list of breakups distressing. But is this the case? Marriage was previously regarded as a prize; a cultural good. Celebrities, television shows, films, and even the legal system itself have promoted the notion that a single great love is the greatest thing you could achieve.
But things are different now. We are living longer lives and are growing more accepting of unusual marital situations. The divorce trend serves as an indicator that people grow apart. You can change while being bound by a specific fate. You’ve lived and cherished, and you intend to continue living and loving. That’s OK.
As recent celebrity news demonstrates, even for the wealthy and famous, love isn’t always enough. They, like us, are flawed. We’re all embracing it now.