Celebrity Power Couples That Broke Up & Left Us Hanging

Hollywood breakups are a common trend and more often than not, these issues make it to the evening news. Power couples splitting are great headlines because they do not just attract attention but also make a lot of money. It is no wonder paparazzi people are dying to get close to them and score firsthand information.

Some celebrity power couples are just too adorable to ignore. Fans can truly see how much they love and care for each other so they invest time and effort supporting their idols. But reality bites and nothing lasts forever. These famous celebrity power couples split-ups are just too painful for the fans.

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield

Emma and Andrew power couples

The two starred in the 2010 The Amazing Spider-Man film which proved their great chemistry both on and off camera. They portrayed the roles of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy respectively. After four years of a loving relationship, the two amicably broke up. Yet, they remained good friends. Garfield even gave her a standing ovation when she won the Golden Globe Award in 2017.

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Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart

Robert and Kristen

Who would ever forget the vampire love story of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan? These Twilight stars were so perfect together that they have become every teen girl’s relationship goal. But, unlike Twilight, these two did not get their happy ending. The power couple split in 2013 after four years of being together. Stewart confirmed this in an interview where she spilled her heart out.

Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron

Zac and Vanessa power couples


These High School Musical sweethearts stole everyone’s heart with their hit songs and musical numbers. Both talented artists, their relationship grew along with their characters, Troy and Gabriella. But even in music, lovers also go out of harmony, which happened in 2010. Fans of the Zanessa love team were devastated, understandably so because most of them are teenagers.

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

Justin and Selena power couples

These two were definitely star-crossed lovers. Their love story was a whirlwind of romance, controversies, and on-off relationships. For people who deeply love each other, they were so different in many ways. Both of them were at the peak of their careers with busy schedules and other commitments. Surely, their relationship was shoved to the back-burner. Although the reason for the breakup was not publicly announced, insiders reported that their relationship was not healthy at all.

Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes

Camila and Shawn power couples

The recent breakup of Camila and Shawn devastated a lot of fans. It was during their Señorita days when romance sparked between the two, although they have known each other long before that. Before they became lovers, they were best friends. Camila wrote on her Instagram page stating they have decided to end their relationship but still remain friends.

Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder

Johnny and Winona power couples

The 90s is a significant decade for this couple. They were the most popular and most envied celebrity tandem. Ryder, who was seventeen then, confessed that it was love at first sight when she fell for Depp. The couple was also engaged for three years and even co-starred in movies. Depp even got a tattoo that said ‘Winona Forever’. While that tattoo is permanent, their relationship was not. The power couple ended it in 1993.

Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears

Justin and Britney power couples

Popstars Justin and Britney were the biggest ‘it’ celebrity couple during the early 2000s. Their relationship was constantly bombarded with so many intrigues and issues. Everywhere, they were the talk of the town. However, the couple did not last that long. Out of the blue, they bitterly broke up in 2002 with no explanation, leaving the fans confused.


Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams

Ryan and Rachel

Being a celebrity requires undivided time and effort. If they want to thrive in their chosen career, one has to make sacrifices. That is exactly what happened to The Notebook stars. Gosling said in an interview that they were both in stardom that being in a relationship was too much to handle. Both of them have neglected each other thus deciding to put an end to it.

Angelina Jolie & Bradd Pitt

Brad and Angelina power couples

Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie decided to split with her husband Brad Pitt due to irreconcilable differences. The actress said that it was for her and her family’s healing. They decided to split in 2016 but it was only in 2019 that the judges granted the divorce. Both of them have joint custody of their children, though. It is quite devastating because there will never be a second Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie anytime soon.

Hilary Duff & Aaron Carter

Hilary and Aaron

Young adults who grew up with Disney stars know that Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter turned their on-screen romance into a real-life story. The couple dated for two years until things went downhill for Carter. It was so bad that Hilary broke up with him. Not only that, but she also got into a feud with a fellow Disney star. This controversy ended Carter’s career.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.