People Magazine reported today that award winning comedian and movie writer comedy star Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are divorcing after 19 years of marriage. This is among the most hi-profile divorces that have been announced this year. Looking back on 2014, we can see that there have been some hi-profile divorces. Below is a list of 12 top celebs that split in 2014.
Kelly Brook and David McIntosh
They may have seemed like 2014’s hottest couple, but in September, Kelly had us all talking when she revealed on Twitter that the two had parted ways. Although their split started off amicably enough, it didn’t take long for things to turn bitter, with the two becoming emblazoned in an online war of words after their private nude photos were leaked online.
Rita Ora and Calvin Harris
Following their split earlier this year, Rita claimed that Calvin had put a stop to her performing their collaborative track together, ‘I Will Never Let You Down’. The Scottish DJ hit back on Twitter, claiming that there were two sides to every story, but he had a “damn good reason” for slamming the brakes on her performance.
Jessica Wright and Ricky Rayment
After a turbulent relationship, one of the longest-running couples in ‘TOWIE’ history came to blows in October, when she discovered he’d been messaging girls behind her back. Far from apologetic, Ricky claimed Jess was “boring” and said their sex life was non-existent. All in a day’s work for these ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ stars…
Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
They announced their split last year, but gave us hope of a reconciliation when they were snapped holding hands at LAX Airport back in April. However, months later, Kris filed for divorce from her former Olympian husband, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Break-ups are sad for everyone involved, but at least Mariah gave us a slice of comedy gold when she told a journalist “Sweetie, it’s too hot out here to talk” when they approached her for a comment on her split.
Jordin Sparks and Jason DeRulo
They may have seemed like one of the music industry’s happiest couples, but they sadly broke off their engagement back in September.
Britney Spears and David Lucado
Britney Spears made it clear that she was not taking her split lying down, revealing that she was enjoying “the single life” on her Twitter page and posting a string of videos on Instagram to make it clear to her ex – who allegedly cheated on her – that she was not going to waste any time crying over their breakup.
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
They were undeniably one of the most beautiful couples in all of showbiz, but Big Sean allegedly called off his engagement to the ‘Glee’ actress in April, over her “controlling” ways. Since then, he’s bounced back with chart-topping pop star Ariana Grande, while Naya is married (!!) to actor Ryan Dorsey.
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas
After being spotted at ‘We Day’ together looking like a happy couple, it was reported in April that Cressida and Prince Harry had decided not to pursue their relationship any further.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin
It’s been a busy year for Chris Martin. After splitting – sorry, ‘consciously uncoupling’ – from Gwyneth Paltrow, he was later linked with another Oscar-winner in the form of Jennifer Lawrence, though it was reported the pair had called it a day in October 2014 due to their busy schedules.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
One of 2014’s messiest splits, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa both blamed the other person’s cheating for their split. It was later alleged that the rapper had cheated on Amber with a pair of twin sisters.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
“What must his wife think?” many people asked themselves when they saw the outrageous music video for Robin Thicke’s single ‘Blurred Lines’ in 2013. Well, it turns out, she wasn’t happy at all, and filed for divorce from Robin this year. Since then he’s dedicated an entire album to winning back his estranged wife… which sold just 530 copies in the UK, and failed to save his ailing marriage. Ouch, a good end to the year for someone who was so on top of his game just 12 months ago.