Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
It’s January, the weather’s finally getting cold, and, sadly, some hearts are even colder. There are days when it’s too depressing to deliver celebrity breakup and divorce news, so we’re ripping off the Band-aid and giving it to you all in one shot.
» First, you might consider this happy news, if you’re Team Vanessa. Kobe Bryant’s soon-to-be-ex is getting $75 million in the divorce settlement, half of the NBA star’s estimated assets, according to TMZ. That includes all three of their houses in the Newport Beach area.
» Kenny G’s wife of 20 years, Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, filed for separation from the smooth-jazz sax-player, E! Online reports. The couple has two sons, Max, 18, and Noah, 14.
» And contrary to rumors of their split, Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner tweeted their love for each other: “It really upsets me to read all the FALSE!! stories. Avril has always been there for me and is the closest person to my heart. I love her,” Brody wrote on Tuesday, to which Avril replied, “luv u 2.” Still, those could also be interpreted as “just friends” declarations too.
Now, let’s get on with a happier Friday!
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Oh no, say it isn’t so! Avril LavigneÂ and boyfriend Brody Jenner have broken up. They had been dating for almost two years, but somehow it seemed longer, right? Maybe the tattoos add years. Apparently, the culprit was a lack of balance between their careers and their relationship. A source told Us Weekly, “Every time he wanted to come back and take meetings to get his career back in order, she would make him go to Asia and Europe.” That’s not the worst thing in the world, according to us, but the sources say that it made Brody feel stifled.
Another source also revealed, “He hasn’t worked and he wants to. They were both unhappy because he wants to have his career, she wants him to stay with her.” But, this isn’t set in stone, the chatty source adds. “There is always a chance they will get back together. Brody is trying to set the ground rules and wants to be able to work. They have to find a balance.” That’s the word on the street. We wish them both luck with whatever they decide to do.
And now a word from the guy who puts the “bro” in Brody. Honorary Kardashian Brody Jenner has been hanging ten on an Indonesian surf trip for the past few days, but apparently he needs a little more practice. The reality star tweeted a truly nasty pic of his banged up foot following a heavy duty wipe-out today. We’re not sure why he wanted to broadcast the fact that he sorta sucks at surfing, but bros all over the world air-drum-solo’ed to a Dispatch song in approval. Ã‚Â ”One of the sickest waves of my life,” Brody gushed via Twitter, “No surfing today. My foot is DESTROYED! Check it!”Ã‚Â He was taken to a local hospital specializing in rad injuries, where he was diagnosed with a cut foot and a case of Extremeocity. His foot will heal, but sadly heÃ‚Â is expected to remain somewhat of a douche for the rest of his life. Stay strong, brah.
Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner already have matching tattoos, but Avril is a modern woman who doesn’t need to share everything with her boyfriend, which is why she got a brand new tattoo this weekend. What is it of? In Avril’s words “Its a…… Safety pin bitches!!!!!”
In other words, Avril Lavigne’s neck=our punk high school backpack. That Korn patch had to stay on somehow.
The release party for Avril Lavigne‘s new record Goodbye Lullabye was last night, and you know what that means…Kardashian photo ops! Avril is one degree of separation away from all things Kardashian since she’s dating step-Dash Brody Jenner, so of course her sister-in-law-by-dating, Kim, was in attendance. And actually, if you look closely at the photos, Kim appears to barely move from her position all night long. Hers was one of many awkward poses during the party which looked like it took place in someone’s weird, leathery rec room where everyone was standing on couches. Check out our gallery for proof.
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Avril Lavigne‘s new pics for Vanity Fair Italia are pretty adult and glamorous, but it looks like the punk-pop princess hasn’t totally changed her ways. The singer’s been sporting puke-green locks while partying in LA this week before heading off to Paris with boyfriend Brody Jenner for a romantic getaway. Hard to believe you’re looking at 26-year-old divorcee, isn’t it? Will she ever let her “hot topic brat” look go? It just seems out of place outside a roller derby.
See photos of Avril’s Vanity Fair shoot—and the direction she’s gone hair-wise since—in the gallery below.
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We are seriously torn about the Kardashian’s new Christmas card. On the one hand, we will defend any extended family’s right to be as fabulous as they want to be, no matter what time of the year it is. On the other hand, they look like a community theater cast of Clue that might have actually killed someone. Can the grandmas and co-workers of the world handle a holiday card filled with so many divas?
Gushes Khloe about the picture, “Christmas cards have always been a REALLY big deal in my family. For as long as I can remember, my mom has made it a point to go all out, whether it was a ninja turtles themed card, or bringing a Santa into the mix, each year she always managed to top the year before. I’d have to say though that our card this year might be my favorite. It turned out beautifully — just SO glam! Plus, Mason is in it, which makes it even more special.” Okay, we’ve finally decided how we feel about this: we’re on board! Leave the dumpy sweaters and reindeer antlers for the commoners. This year, the Kardashians are bringing a big Crock-Pot full of fierce to the holiday potluck, and there’s plenty to go around! [Photo: Khloe Kardashian's Blog]
It sucks to be associated with Avril Lavigne this weekend. Her most recent suitors – ex-husband Deryck Whibley and her current flame, Brody Jenner were in the news this weekend for having a series of unfortunate events unfold around them.
Whibley’s drama was actually pretty serious, the Sum 41 musician Ã‚Â landed in the hospital after being involved in a bar brawl in Japan. He was allegedly attacked by three people and suffered a slipped disc in his back, although the injury didn’t prevent him from playing the Summer Sonic Festival on Saturday and Sunday against doctor’s orders. The attack is still being investigated by police.
In less dangerous but equally tragic news, Brody Jenner debuted a new hairstyle this weekend, a mohawk with an “A” for Avril shaved into it. Yikes. At least the “A” will grow out, butÃ‚Â Brody and Avril are still stuck with their matching tattoos that they got in Vegas earlier this year. To be fair, none of us expected a Brody Jenner relationship to last this long, so maybe it really is love.
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Countless rumors are circulating that Brody Jenner and his girlfriend Avril Lavigne are getting their own reality. But is Bravril ready for prime time? According to In Touch Weekly, Avril’s “pal” revealed that Brody allegedly came up with the idea and is now trying to convince the “Sk8ter Boi” singer that televising their romance is an excellent idea, something we totes agree with.
Awkward-no-pictures-please Avril on reality television? How delightfully perfect! But plausible? Recently we’ve come to know Brody as a bit more serious and private about his blossoming relationship (except for the blatant matching tattoos, of course). Avril, too, has been locked up tighter than a Katy Perry outfit about her love life, so suddenly going public is doing a complete 180, but never say never.
Brody is known as the lady’s man from Laguna Beach, The Hills and Bromance. In fact, we’re guessing that maybe Brody has been called a reality television wh*re more than twice. No? Oops. Anyway, with The Hills admittedly being completely fake it would be pure, raw fascination to watch a real relationship unfold on TV. After witnessing the recent Hills love drama with Kristin Cavallari, Brody owes us a honest to goodness relationship show.
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