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The Summer of Celebrity Breakups: Who's Over Now?

Divorce, broken engagement, shocking splits—2015 has turned into the summer of (no) love

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From Perrie’s Insta before she deleted all traces of their relationship (Photo: Instagram/perrieeele)

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
It’s been a crazy summer for One Direction. First, Zayn Malik abruptly left the band’s world tour and announced that he was quitting the group, citing his need to relax and have some private time. The 1D fandom immediately jumped on Perrie EdwardsZayn’s fiancéetrying to paint her as millennial Yoko Ono. It turns out Zayn wanted to quit more than 1D: he’s currently recording new music and has ended his engagement with a devastated Edwards. And as if that isn’t enough boy band drama, Louis Tomlinson recently confirmed he’s going to be a dad. What’s nextHarry cuts his hair?

(Photo: ITV/REX Shutterstock)

(Photo: ITV/REX Shutterstock)

Kermit and Miss Piggy
Need another reminder that true love is dead? Prototype hipster Kermit the Frog has it. “After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship.” It’s true: the couple that set the mold for so many of our relationship goals (healthy or not) has decided that they can no longer stand the sight of one another. Kermit has divulged that Miss Piggy made his life a “bacon wrapped hell,” while she countered that Kermit simply wasn’t up to the fabulous task of being her +1: “Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens.” Whatever happens, the two remain coworkers and have left the idea of reconciliation in the cards—for the right price. Maybe true love lives, with the right syndication deal.

(Photo: MediaPunch Inc/REX Shutterstock)

(Photo: MediaPunch Inc/REX Shutterstock)

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Don’t speak, I know what you’re thinking. The longtime couple (together close to 20 years, married for 13) suddenly announced their split with little clue as to why they decided to divorce. The marriage has certainly weathered some extreme circumstances, including the revelation of Gavin’s grown-up love child Daisy Lowe, Gwen’s success as a solo artist and judging gig on The Voice, and rumblings of Gavin’s dalliances. The silver lining? Gwen makes great break-up music.

(Photo: ZUMAPRESS.com/Keystone Press)

(Photo: ZUMAPRESS.com/Keystone Press)

Miranda and Blake
Is The Voice cursed? (Watch your back, Adam and Behati.) The reigning power couple of country called it quits and had us wondering if this was a conscious uncoupling or down-and-dirty split. The jury is still out, with infidelity allegations flying on both sides. The strange thing is, the only people who seem unbothered by all of the mudslinging seem to be Miranda and Blake, who have even shared a few cheeky Tweets.

(Photos: George Pimentel/Keystone Press)

(Photos: George Pimentel/Keystone Press)

Ben and Jen
While the couple tried to separate with the typical “we go forward with love and friendship” line, the divorce has taken a turn for the scandalous. Ben Affleck is allegedly romancing the couple’s former nanny, who was paid to take care of the couple’s three children (and worked overtime on Ben). The sordid details—like the nanny joining the couple on a family “breakup-moon” to the Bahamas and leaving with Ben to spend time in Vegas, is making Ben look more and more like eff-up Nick Dunne, his ill-fated character in Gone Girl.

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