Celebrity engagements and weddings put famous couples in the spotlight, and so do their painful, publicized breakups. A few recent celebrity divorces and broken engagements remind us that our favorite stars are a lot like the rest of us. See how they’re moving on with their lives!
In July 2016, the world heard the news that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney won’t be tying the knot after all. After announcing their engagement on Valentine’s Day, 2015, the couple decided to call it quits. Lady Gaga’s engagement ring, designed by Taylor and Lorraine Schwartz, was a spectacular one. It featured a massive heart-shaped diamond and tiny white diamonds on the band. At the bottom of the band, spelled out in minuscule white diamonds, was the inscription “T (heart) S”.
Whether Lady Gaga will keep her engagement ring and wear it again remains to be seen, since it seems the couple’s love story is far from over. In a statement on Instagram, Gaga said:
“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples, we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We’re just like everybody else and we really love each other.”
Since then, the Oscar-winning star has been back to work in exciting projects. In early September, she shot a new music video for her upcoming single “Perfect Illusion”, in the desert outside LA. Gaga is also getting ready to star, compose for and perform in the remake of A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut.
Drew Barrymore divorced Will Kopelman in August 2016. She and husband Will Kopelman were married in June of 2012, and share daughters Olive and Frankie. The couple released a joint statement in April 2016 announcing the end of their marriage:
“Sadly, our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family… Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually, you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on. Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority.”
There’s no word about what’s happening to Drew’s engagement and wedding rings in the wake of this famous celebrity divorce, but she has been seen wearing a new gold and blue enamel ring that has been nicknamed the “divorce ring.” Engraved on the ring is a phrase in French that translates to “More than Yesterday, Less than Tomorrow.”
When Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announced their split in August 2015, it reminded the world that celebrity divorces can happen even to couples who’ve been together for what seems like forever. The two made their announcement in an exclusive statement to Access Hollywood:
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
Gwen hasn’t mentioned what will happen to her engagement ring, but it seems she is bouncing back from what she called “rock bottom” in an interview with CBS’ Sunday Morning. The singer has been publicly dating Blake Shelton, her “Voice” co-star, since November 2015. They are allegedly discussing wedding plans and even composing a love song to perform together at their special day!
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married for just 15 months, but theirs is among today’s most famous divorces. Heard made headlines after alleging that Depp had been abusive, and appeared in court with a painful bruise on her face. After receiving a $7 million divorce settlement, Amber donated the entire amount to charity. The funds were divided equally between the American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where Heard has been volunteering for 10 years. In a statement, Heard said:“Over the years, I have seen firsthand how more funding for staffing, better equipment, and better medication can make the difference between life or death for a child.”
There has been no mention of what will become of Amber Heard’s engagement ring following this stunning celebrity divorce. According to People magazine, she stopped wearing it a few weeks before filing for divorce from Johnny Depp.
After the stormy divorce, Amber has found calm away from LA. She crossed the ocean to settle in London, where she’s been spotted spending a girls night out with her celebrity friends, Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie. Superhero both in real life and fiction, the actress is preparing her next role in the movie Justice League.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt met in 2007 while filming “Take Me Home Tonight” and married two years later in July 2009. The media loved this sweetheart couple and was heartbroken when they split in August 2017. The two share a son, Jack, whom they are co-parenting, Anna from LA and Chris from Washington.
Recognizing what their split meant for their fans, the couple issued a statement: “We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.”
In March, Anna went on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert to discuss her marriage, divorce, and the public’s impression of her relationship with Chris. When asked whether she would remarry, Anna admitted that she while she believes in companionship, she isn’t sure if the ceremony of marriage is necessary, a statement which many people within and outside of Hollywood found refreshing.
When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony separated in July 2011 and divorced a few months later, the Latin music industry lost their most iconic couple. After years of friendship, the couple had married in a secret ceremony in 2004 and welcomed twins Max and Emme in 2008.
But after eight years together, the couple decided to end their marriage but remain friends. J. Lo had much to show for her marriage, however. Her engagement ring was a $4 million 8.5 carat blue diamond from Neil Lane. After she gave birth to their two children, Anthony bought Jennifer a stunning $2.8 million canary-yellow diamond ring as a well-deserved push present. It is rumored that J.Lo auctioned off both rings following the couple’s separation.
Since their split, Anthony had married and then divorced model Shannon de Lima. Jennifer, on the other hand, has had a few high-profile partners, including Drake, and is currently involved with former Yankees star Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez.
It’s been 14 years since the devastating split between Hollywood’s golden couple Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt. But we couldn’t stop ourselves from smiling when, in 2011, Jennifer started dating fellow actor Justin Theroux and the couple got engaged the following year. Jennifer and Justin were married in 2015 and announced their divorce in February 2018 after 2 and a half years.
Jennifer’s ring was a stunning 10-carat classic solitaire oval-shaped cushion estimated at $500,000 from Peter Meksian.
Since their split earlier this year, Jennifer has kept herself busy and surrounded herself with great friends. She has also been working on some new projects! When it comes to dating, Jennifer is taking her time and looking for a man outside of Hollywood.
It seemed like it was too good to be true when Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odem began their whirlwind relationship. They were engaged in September 2009 and married just nine days later. In 2013, after rumors began that Lamar was cheating on her, Khloe filed for divorce but the marriage was not officially over until 2015.
Khloe received a 12.5 radiant cut ring surrounded by a halo and accent diamonds with an estimated value of 1 million dollars. When her divorce papers become public back in December 2013, it was clearly stated that Khloe would be keeping her ring as part of her divorce settlement.
Since their split, Khloe has been busy! No longer wanting to be considered the fat, funny sister, Khloe put all her efforts into getting in shape. Soon after, she launched the reality show “Revenger Bodies” where she and a team of professionals help people who are overweight and in a rut get a handle on their health and fitness and get revenge on anyone who discouraged them during their weight gain. When it comes to her family life, Khloe recently gave birth to baby girl True in April 2018 with her current boyfriend, basketball player Tristan Thomas.