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2023 seems to be the year of celebrity divorce — more than a dozen high-profile couples have split.
Their breakups mirror national trends that suggest divorce is on the rise among American couples.
Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and Kevin Costner are just a few high-profile figures getting divorced.
2023 is officially the year of the celebrity breakup. More than a dozen high-profile couples have called it quits this year in a steady stream of separations and divorces.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello are ending their seven-year marriage due to "different attitudes."
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth said divorcing after 11 years of marriage took "a great deal of care and consideration."
The wave of high-profile divorces mirrors broader national marriage trends.
According to the latest relationship data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), divorce rates were steadily declining between 2017 and 2020. In 2021, however, the divorce rate went back up again in the 45 states where the CDC collects this data.
Though the cause of this year's wave of divorces is unclear, post-pandemic differences between partners could have played a role, Law.com reported. And the summer months can be a reflective time for many, Rachel DeAlto, the chief dating expert for Match, told The New York Post.
"Work is a little slower, school is out, and time off gives time to think about their lives. It's also when everyone has a bit more fun, and if your relationship isn't fulfilling it becomes more evident," DeAlto said.
And celebrities, it seems, are not immune to that trend. Here are all the couples who have called it quits so far in 2023.
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson
Turner-Smith filed for divorce from Jackson after three years of marriage.
In her filing, Turner-Smith asked for 50/50 shared custody of their daughter, People reported.
Jeezy and Jeannie Mai-Jenkins
Rapper Jeezy filed for divorce from Mai-Jenkins on September 14 after two and a half years of marriage, People reported.
He cited irreconcilable differences as his reason for filing, according to court documents.
The duo share a daughter, who they had in January 2022, and are reportedly still living together, according to TMZ.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Jonas and Turner said they made the mutual decision to end their four-year marriage, according to a statement they released in early September. They wed in 2019.
"There are many speculative narratives as to why but, truly this is a united decision and we sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children," their joint statement said.
Jonas and Turner share two daughters, who were born in 2020 and 2022.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
After an 18-year marriage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are divorcing.
"As always, we remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other and for everything we have built and will continue to build," the couple said on Instagram in August.
They share three children who are 9, 14, and 15. NPR reported that the Prime Minister will continue to live in their residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, where their children will primarily live too.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
After a year of marriage, Sam Asghari filed for divorce from Britney Spears in August, citing irreconcilable differences.
Asghari and Spears met in 2016 on the set of Spears' music video for "Slumber Party." They wed in 2022.
Their nuptials followed Spears' April 2022 announcement that she had a miscarriage, and the end of her 13-year conservatorship in November 2021.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Vergara and Manganiello, both actors, are divorcing after seven years of marriage.
"We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives," they said to Page Six in a joint statement in July.
Their differing attitudes towards life led them to end their marriage, a source close to the couple told People.
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
Ariana Grande and real estate agent Dalton Gomez are calling it quits after two years of marriage and almost four years of dating.
Grande and Gomez married during an intimate ceremony in May 2021.
In late June of this year, Grande was spotted in public without her engagement ring or wedding band. In July, TMZ confirmed that Grande and Gomez were indeed separating.
The two were also "quietly and lovingly working on their friendship," a source close to the couple told People.
TMZ has since reported that Grande is now dating her "Wicked" costar Ethan Slater, though Grande and Slater have not confirmed.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef announced their divorce in July after six years of marriage.
"We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years," the "Living La Vida Loca" singer and his now ex-husband said in a joint statement to People.
They said they plan to co-parent their two children, and want to focus on continuing "a healthy family dynamic" and "a relationship centered on peace and friendship."
Billy Porter and Adam Smith
Billy Porter and Adam Smith divorced after six years of marriage in July.
The separation was an "amicable" and "mutual" decision," according to a statement from Porter's representative, People reported.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann are divorcing after 12 years of marriage.
The couple first filed for divorce in May, with Zolciak-Biermann writing that their marriage was "irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation," People reported.
They decided to stop the divorce proceedings soon after, but Biermann later filed for divorce from Zolciak-Biermann in August.
Biermann alleges that Zolciak-Biermann is "so consumed with online gambling that she is unable to properly care" for their four children, Insider previously reported.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Costner and Baumgartner were married for 18 years before Baumgartner filed for divorce in May. They married in 2004, and share three kids together.
Their divorce proceedings have continued to make headlines in the months since, with Costner accusing Baumgartner of unnecessarily prolonging the process with stalling tactics, Insider previously reported.
Most recently, Costner has said that he still has love for his soon-to-be ex-wife, Access reported.
Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin
In May, Addison Timlin filed for divorce from "The Bear" actor Jeremy Allen White after more than three years of marriage.
Timlin and White, who are both actors, married in 2019 and share two children together, Insider previously reported.
Drake Bell and Janet Von Schmeling
In April, Von Schmeling filed for divorce from Bell, citing irreconcilable differences.
Her filing happened a week after Bell was reported missing for a day in Daytona Beach, Florida, then later found safe.
Bell and Von Schmeling have been separated since the end of 2022, and said in January that they intend to co-parent their son, People reported.
In her April divorce filing, Von Schmeling also requested legal and physical custody of their child, and spousal support.
Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko
In April, the "Charmed" actor filed for divorce from Iswarienko, her husband of 11 years.
Iswarienko is Doherty's third husband, and their split comes amidst Doherty's ongoing treatment for stage 4 breast cancer, People reported.
Alex Pettyfer and model Toni Garrn
Actor Alex Pettyfer and model Toni Garrn announced in April that they are ending their two-year marriage.
They got married in October 2020 and share a daughter.
"We will continue our relationship as friends and co-parents to our angel Luca," Garrn wrote in a statement on her Instagram story, People reported.
Kellyanne Conway and George Conway
In March, former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway filed for divorce from her husband George Conway, who vocally criticized Trump on Twitter for years. The Conways were married for 22 years and share four children, Insider previously reported.
In a joint statement on X, previously called Twitter, at the time of the divorce filing, they said their proceedings were "amicable."
"We married more than two decades ago, cherish the many happy years (and four corgis) we've shared, and above all else, our four incredible children, who remain the heartbeat of our family and our top priority," the statement said.
When news about the couple's divorce was announced, Trump posted on social media platform Truth Social congratulating Conway and saying she was "free at last."
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Reese Witherspoon and talent agent Jim Toth, her second husband, ended their 12-year marriage in March citing irreconcilable differences.
In a joint statement on Instagram, they said that they made the mutual decision "with a great deal of care and consideration."
"We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together," they said in a joint statement, People reported.
They plan to co-parent their 10-year-old son.
Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling
After a four-year marriage, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Eva Marcille filed for divorce from her husband Michael Sterling in March.
They got married in 2019, and their wedding was shown on an episode of "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Marcille requested legal and primary custody of the three young children they share, including one child from a previous relationship, People reported.
Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman
In March, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman filed for divorce after nine years of marriage, People reported.
In a statement, Sidora said that she hopes they can remain friends and co-parent the two children they share, as well as Sidora's son from a previous relationship.
In divorce filings, Sidora alleged that Pittman was a "serial cheater" and that he mentally abused her, People reported.
DeAnna Pappas Stagliano and Stephen Stagliano
Former reality star DeAnna Pappas Stagliano and her husband Stephen Stagliano announced their divorce in January after spending the previous six months separated, People reported.
"It is with immense sadness, Stephen & I have decided to end our relationship as a couple. We have been working hard for a long time — both as a married couple & as individuals — & have come to the conclusion to remain separate," Pappas Stagliano wrote on her Instagram story in January.
They were married for 11 years and share two children.
"The Bachelorette" star said that she went to intensive therapy, for three hours at a time and for three days a week, to process the end of their marriage.
"The best thing I could have done for myself. I found it astounding and life-changing," Pappas Stagliano said during an episode of Courtney Robertson's "After Reality" podcast.
Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald
After being married for 22 years, former Oasis singer and guitarist Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara MacDonald revealed that they were divorcing in January, People reported.
Gallagher and his ex-wife share two children.
"Noel and Sara will together continue to look after their children who remain their priority," a spokesperson for the former couple told People.
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