When one door closes, another opens; and this year, quite a few doors have already slammed shut on celeb relationships.
Whether it’s the end of a multiple month fling or a nearly decade-long relationship (a lifetime in Hollywood years!), breakups are never easy. So, our hearts go out to the following celebs who have said goodbye to a romantic partner in 2020.
Pay tribute to all the couples that are no more (below)…
Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler
In mid-January, Us Weekly reported that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler broke up after nine years (!!!) of dating. Neither actor has yet to comment on the news, but an insider told the outlet:
“Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup.”
The pair met on the set of High School Musical while the actress was dating Zac Efron, and regularly gushed about one another on social media. However, fans noticed something was up in late 2019 when it became clear the two didn’t spend the holidays together.
We’re still not sure when exactly Hudge and Butler called it quits, but the last time the actress posted a picture of them together was on Halloween, so it appears things fell apart sometime in November or December 2019.
Innerestingly the split came only a couple months after Austin’s career started to go into hyperdrive, following his casting last July as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s highly anticipated biopic…
Jeffree Star & Nathan Schwandt
“[I] tried to film this ten times now, and I’ve cried every single time, and we are a few weeks of me and Nathan no longer being together. And I don’t even know where to begin. There’s no easy way to say this, but we did break up.”
The makeup mogul went on to say he and his ex, who met on Instagram, are “both in a state of shock,” adding that Schwandt was “the only man that was ever confident enough to love me publicly, to love me for me fully, all my flaws, no makeup waking up in bed to full-on — he never cared about any of it, he just loved me for me.”
As for what led to the downfall of their relationship, the internet icon said:
“We haven’t processed [the death of] our dogs fully because this lifestyle is so crazy and we’re always on to the next thing. We were both so busy being there for each other that we forgot to be here for ourselves, and that’s what 2020 is — focusing on ourselves.”
While they may be going their separate ways, Star insisted he and Nathan “will be friends forever,” adding:
“I will always have love for him. Are we in love with each other? No, but we love each other and he will always be in my life.”
Pete Davidson & Kaia Gerber
Sorry to Paia shippers, but Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber called off their whirlwind romance after just three months. The New York Post reported the news on January 14, with a source saying:
“It looks like Pete and Kaia are over. It got very overwhelming for Kaia. Pete has a certain M.O. and he’s very intense to his girlfriends. Kaia is only 18 and it’s a lot to deal with.”
Sounds like Kaia’s parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber — who reportedly hoped their daughter’s relationship with the Saturday Night Live star would “fizzle out” — got what they wanted.
Pete hasn’t been seen in public in weeks, and is said to have sought help for long-term issues over the holidays. He was last spotted leaving Gerber’s NYC apartment in December, shortly after her parents were seen having an intense convo outside.
On a recent episode of SNL, Davidson joked he was “going on ‘vacation,’ but insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoelaces,” which many took to mean he was heading to a treatment facility. Meanwhile, Gerber has been busy modeling for Louis Vuitton in Miami and taking beach pics with famous friends like Tommy Dorfman and Antoni Porowski.