Avril Lavigne & Mod Sun Just Ended Their Engagement After Less Than a Year—Why They Split
The end of the road. The celebrity breakups of 2023 include Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, and more famous couples who have called it quits on their relationships this year.
The celebrity breakups of 2023 come after a year of splits in 2022 for couples like Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley, Florence Pugh and Zach Braff, and Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet. Momoa and Bonet, who were one of the first celebrity breakups of 2022, announced their separation after more than four years of marriage in a joint statement on his Instagram on January 12, 2022. “We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding and our family is of no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring,” the former couple said at the time. “And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.”
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Rodgers and Woodley broke up in February 2022 a year after they got engaged. “It was an amicable split; it just wasn’t working,” a source told People at the time. “They’re very different people with busy careers and there were obstacles that they couldn’t surmount. They will remain friendly; there’s no bad blood and no drama. It just didn’t work out for them.” A source told In Touch at the time that the couple split because Woodley felt “neglected” due to Rodgers’ career. “While Shailene is supportive of Aaron’s career, he put football first and they were barely spending any time together,” the insider said. “She felt he neglected their relationship. Neither of them was happy.”
But those were last year’s splits. Read on for the celebrity breakups of 2023 so far and which famous couples have split this year.
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Avril Lavigne & Mod Sun
Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun have broken up less than a year after their engagement. A source confirmed the split to People on February 21, 2023. “Avril and Mod Sun have been on and off for the past two months, but are no longer together as a couple,” the insider said. TMZ confirmed at the time that there was no cheating involved in Avril and Mod Sun’s split. A representative for Mod Sun also suggested to TMZ that Avril was the one who decided to break up. “They were together and engaged as of 3 days ago when he left for tour so if anything has changed that’s news to him,” the representative said. Avril and Mod Sun’s split also came a day after Avril sparked dating rumors after she was Tyga at Nobu in Los Angeles. A source denied the rumors to People at the time. “Avril and Tyga are genuinely friends and nothing more. There was absolutely no third party involved in the split,” the insider said.
Ne-Yo & Crystal Renay
Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay just finalized their divorce after seven years of marriage. The “So Sick” singer and his wife married in 2015. They announced their first separation in 2020 and reunited in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They remarried in March 2022, and Renay filed for divorce in August of that year citing that their relationship is “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation” and that he fathered a child with another woman.
Their divorce became finalized on February 2, 2023, when a judge in the Superior Court of Fulton County in Georgia’s Family Division determined “a total divorce” should “be granted,” according to documents obtained by TMZ. The couple will have joint custody of their three children, and they both agree that neither party will have new romantic partners around the minor children unless they get married or engaged to that partner or would get the signoff from each other. Ne-Yo would also have to pay Crystal $12,000 a month in child support and cover the kids’ school expenses. Ne-Yo will also have to pay $5,000 a month in alimony for the next 3 years. Renay is also paid a $1.6 million lump sum to balance out the division of their real estate holdings, while she gets 1 of their 4 Georgia homes, plus $20,000 in moving expenses. However, the In My Own Words artist will take their Bentley Bentagya and will pay her $150,000 to get her own car.
Dak Prescott & Natalie Buffett
Dak Prescott and his girlfriend of two years, Natalie Buffett, have apparently called it quits and managed to keep it a secret for nearly a year. According to a report by Page Six published on January 25, 2023, the star Cowboys quarterback has been “casually dating” since their split in March 2022. They started dating in sometime in 2020 per their social media accounts though it’s unclear exactly when they got together. The Cowboys signed Prescott to a four-year, $160 million contract extension in March 2021 but his most recent season got off to a shaky start when he injured his thumb in the season opener against Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have broken up. A source told Us Weekly on January 7, 2023, that split soon after spending the 2022 holidays apart. “Kylie and Travis are off again, they were supposed to spend the holidays together, but she went to Aspen to be with her family and friends up there,” the insider said. “This has happened so many times before, they’re known to be on again off again, but always remain friends and great co-parents.”
Kylie celebrated New Year’s Eve in Aspen, Colorado with her and Travis’ daughter, Stormi, and her friends, Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber and Stassie Karanikolaou. Kylie and Travis started dating in April 2017. They welcomed Stormi in February 2018. They broke up for the first time in October 2019 before reuniting a few months later.
Drake Bell & Janet Von Schmeling
Drake Bell and his wife, Janet Von Schmeling, have separated. People reported on January 2, 2023, that Bell and Von Schmeling had split “a few months ago.” Von Schmeling claimed in a since-deleted Instagram post that the two split in November 2022. The couple started dating in 2013 and married in 2018. They share one child together, a son. “Janet is devoted to raising their son,” a source told People at the time. “Drake and Janet are committed to maintaining a peaceful co-parenting relationship and giving their son the best life possible.”
The breakup came after The Daily Mail published photos and videos of Bell seemingly inhaling balloons in his car while parked at a California vape store in December 2022, while his son was in the backseat. A source confirmed to People that Bell has entered treatment for substance abuse. “Drake needed to take time to get help and focus on his health,” the insider said. A source also told Page Six at the time of Von Schmeling and Bell’s split that his wife has “had enough.”
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