Breaking up is never easy for a couple, but it's even harder when you are in the spotlight. 2013 was filled with a number of splits, as people who had been together for years announced they decided to end their union. Check out these top breakups of 2013.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
After being together for six years, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom announced they were splitting up. The pair dated for three years before marrying in an intimate ceremony in 2010.
Bloom’s rep confirmed the news to E! "In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months," the rep said. "After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation. Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family." The Australian beauty has a 2-year-old son, Flynn, with the actor.
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
One of the most scandalous splits of 2013 happened between Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. Kardashian filed for divorce in December, after months of speculation that the NBA star cheated on her with numerous women and indulged in substance abuse. The pair married four years ago after a 30-day courtship. In November, Odom admitted to cheating on Kardashian, 29, in a bizarre rap video while drunk. In August, he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. “This, in and of itself, is heart breaking and torture to my soul,” she tweeted after filing. After her split from her troubled estranged husband, Kardashian was rumored to be dating Los Angeles Dodgers player Matt Kemp. Though the two were photographed at two shows together, sources denied they were having a relationship. Her mother Kris Jenner told E! about the divorce, “Khloé really is so great. She’s strong and … the good news is that she’s busy. But she’s good...She’s got all of us all around her and I’ll see her later, and yeah, she’s good. She’s one of my biggest blessings. I think that when you have a tough decision to make and you finally make it, it’s always a relief to come through that process,” she added.
Bruce and Kris Jenner
Speaking of the Kardashians, Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the family, also announced that she was breaking up with her husband of 22 years, Bruce. “We are living separately and we are much happier this way. But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority,” Kris and Bruce Jenner told E! News.
Keri Russell and Shane Deary
Keri Russell and her husband of almost seven years, Shane Deary, split up quietly over the summer. The news did not come to light until December, just a day after her home in Brooklyn was robbed. "They have been separated since early summer," the actress' rep told People. "The separation is amicable and their focus is on their children." They have two children together.
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel seemed like a promising couple, but they announced in December that they were splitting after 10 years of marriage and several years of dating before tying the knot. “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time," reps for the couple told People. "Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time." They had a son in 2009. Prior to their split, Menzel spoke about her marriage, saying, "We work at it. I'm not going to glamorize it or glorify it – we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time, and we try to find new ways to communicate."