While there have been plenty lots of stars starting new relationships, getting engaged and even tying the knot this year, there are also those who are calling it quits.
Our love languages are changing, which can make it more and more difficult to navigate relationships in 2023 – even for celebrities. Whether they’ve fallen out of love or lust, these are the stars that decided to break up this year.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have reportedly called it quits. Their on-again-off-again relationship is, well, off again, according to PEOPLE, who spoke with a source that says Jenner “is not with Travis right now.” The source explains that the Kylie Cosmetics mogul and the “Sicko Mode” artist are simply in different places.
“Kyle is very focused on her kids and her business,” the source said. “She is not a big partier. Travis is the opposite. He likes to party. They definitely have different focuses. They always did.”
“There is a reason they never got married,” the insider continued, explaining that Jenner constantly “flips out” in response to cheating rumours. “It’s always been very up and down. And they have never even lived together. They have always had separate homes.”
Shannon Beador and John Janssen
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador and her boyfriend of three-and-a-half years, John Janssen, have called it quits. Beador opened up to PEOPLE about how Janssen ended their relationship, saying that she “was blindsided by the breakup” when he broke up with her just one week after they finished filming season 17 of the beloved Bravo reality series.
“All I can do is repeat in my head what he said to me while we were filming,” Beador explains. “We were in a great place. But seven days later, when the cameras were down, it was a completely different story. He told me he was done with the relationship. And to hear what he said to me then was absolutely devastating.”
Janssen also spoke with PEOPLE, saying that it was a “super hard” decision to make. “I’ve been in pain over it,” he added. “It’s sad because I love Shannon very much. I have loved her more deeply than any woman in my life. She’s one of a kind; so funny and generous and full of life and adventurous. We have a connection that’s unlike anything I’ve ever had. And I know that for as long as I live, I’ll never meet anyone like her again. But that doesn’t mean we’re right for each other for the rest of our lives.”
Ashley Darby and Luke Gulbranson
The Bravo crossover of our dreams has come to an end: it looks like The Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby and Summer House alum Luke Gulbranson have called it quits after their short-lived romance. The pair had recently deleted pictures of each other off of their Instagram accounts, but Darby confirmed the end of their relationship on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, according to People.
“Luke and I are not romantically involved anymore,” Darby said. She then continued on to suggest that her divorce with Michael Darby was the cause of the breakup.
“It was my situation with Michael that affected Luke and I,” Darby explained, adding that her and Michael “have a really hard time” separating and co-parenting.”
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Emily Ratajkowski and Pete Davidson
While these two only sparked relationship questions toward the end of 2022, Emily Ratajkowski recently opened up about her dating troubles. Their romance was rumoured to be fizzling out at the end of December, but as Us Weekly notes, Ratajkowski took to a new episode of her very own podcast, High Low, where she detailed her dating woes, saying that she attracts “the worst men,” once again hinting at their split.
“That’s what I hate with dating … men in particular,” Em Rata said. “They’re like, ‘OK, yes, you’re special. You’ve done it.’ And they love it and love it, and then slowly they get emasculated and … don’t know what to do with those feelings, and then they resent you.”
“They start to tear you down, and then you’re back to square one,” she added. “And it’s so f**ked up and unfair, because I feel like a lot of men who truly think they want a strong woman actually don’t know how to handle it and … what it means for their own identity.”