The year 2016 was also the year of break ups and divorces for the celebrity couples all over the world. As the year passed on, we have heard many celebrity pairs including actor Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan and many more splitting their ways.
Some of the break ups were extremely sad, shocking and hard to believe. But, Bollywood was not the only industry that saw its couple parting ways, the wave has also swept seven seas across and even Hollywood is caught up. Since the celebrity couples were on a ‘break-up spree,’ this year, here we bring you list of 2016 breaks up that left fans in a dire state of shock! Have a look:
Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan
Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan’s divorce reports were the most shocking ones. This is the second time that the couple comes under the media scanner regarding their divorce. The couple had been in the relationships for over a decade now. However, the reason for their divorce is still being unknown but it is legally in process.
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
The news of the “perfect” couple finally going their own way surfaced at the beginning of the year. Reportedly, Becks has a choice between wifey and work and he chose the second. Though the couple has not responded anything officially, they haven’t opened up about being together either.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The rumor of entertainment industries’ most iconic couple breaking up proved the most heart-breaking news of 2016. The couple got married in 2014 after dating for over a decade. Together they raised six kids and stayed with each other through all ups and downs. But, on September 20, 2016, they literally shock the world with their divorce news.
Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan was granted divorce by the family court in Mumbai. Notably, the couple used to be seen as one of the most prominent Bollywood couples. “Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year old relationship. This is a very trying time for the entire family and I request the media and the people to grant us our privacy at this time,” said Hrithik while announcing his break up news.
Farhan Akhtar- Adhuna Bhabani
Just after the reports of Ranbir-Katrina’s break-up, there came another shock for the people. Farhan Akhtar and his wife Adhuna Bhabani decided to end their 16 years of marriage. The couple issued a joint statement announcing about their divorce. “This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculations and public glare”.
Both Farhan and Adhuna chose to stay quiet over the reason for their divorce. However, the rumour mill was abuzz with the reports that Farhan’s extra-marital affair with Aditi Rao Hydari made the couple separate their ways.
And while these pieces of news broke our hearts, one relationship seems to have tided over rough seas:
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
News surfaced that the couple broke up when they unfollowed each other on Instagram. But then, it was revealed that Virat‘s Instagram had a glitch and unfollowed certain accounts by itself. So far, the duo remained tight-lipped on their relationship status but can be seen together in parties and events. Viraat also defended Anushka from Twitter trolls, so all seems well after all.