It’s a strange time we’re living in. Especially that the pandemic has forced many of us to stay at home, once-most-adored celebrity couples are now parting ways.
Interestingly, the number of applications for divorce has doubled in Wuhan (where the virus originated in December 2019) for the month of June as juxtaposed to the pre-outbreak times.
And truth be told, some couples have stood the test of time particularly because there has been some space between them and their partners.
However, in the times of pandemic celebrity couples have been forced to spend every minute together whether they like it or not. And this, in turn, is proving to be unsettling for many.
Which is why we’re not exactly surprised that Hollywood’s been experiencing one of the worst months, in condition to the, increased number of divorce cases.
[Disclaimer] We’re not saying that the pandemic is the sole driving factor for the split between the celebrity couples. But, if a relationship is undergoing turbulences, this may as well be the final straw.
1. Dr Dre and Nicole Young
‘Music mogul’ Dr Dre’s wife Nicole Young has called it quits with the hip-hop rapper after 24 years of marriage. TMZ was the first to report the news with Young reasoning ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the major factor for their split. Dre, 55, and Nicole, 50, got married in 1996 and have two children together – Truice, 23, (son) and Truly, 19, (daughter).
2. Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis
American actor Ewan McGregor settled his ongoing divorce with wife Eve Mavrakis in the first week of June. McGregor had filed for divorce in January 2018, after 22 years of marriage. However, it all started when a photo of McGregor kissing actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead went viral.
To which, Ewan’s eldest daughter Clara McGregor commented, ‘Most beautiful and talented woman on earth??? Oh man y’all are delusional. The girl is a piece of trash 🙂 x.’
Citing this, a fan ruthlessly commented, ‘Say it to her face not in social media. It took TWO to undo this marriage. If a man OR woman is happy w/ their marriage no outside interference can destroy that!’
Meanwhile, Clara ended the matter saying, ‘Yup it took two!! Mary & my father :)’.
3. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Singer and ‘The Voice’ judge Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock on June 4, 2020. Kelly (38) and Brandon (43) got married in October 2013 (the second for Blackstock) and have two children together – daughter (5) and son (4).
Clarkson, too, ended her marriage of nearly seven years citing irreconcilable differences.
4. Christina Ricci and James Heerdegen
American actress Christina Ricci sought a divorce from husband and film producer James Heerdegen on July 2, 2020. Ricci dissolved her marriage with James citing irreconcilable differences. In addition, the actress has sought for sole custody of their son Freddie (5).
The couple first met on the set of Ricci’s TV series ‘Pan Am’ in 2011. The duo soon began dating and got married in 2013.
5. Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Clark Gregg and ‘Dirty Dancing’ actress Jennifer Grey have announced their split on June 3, 2020. Both the actors took to their Instagram account to post the same message of their divorce after 19 years of marriage.
‘We recently made the difficult decision to divorce, but we remain close’, the actors wrote on their social media account, respectively.
6. Kacy Musgraves and Ruston Kelly
Singers Kacy Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have sought divorce on July 3, 2020. The celebrity couples ended their marriage of three years a promise to remain true friends. In addition, both the celebs took to their IG stories to announce fans about their painful split.
‘We’ve made this painful decision together. It simply just couldn’t work. Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives.’
Read the complete statement here:
7. Steven Howey and Sarah Shahi
The A-listed pair announced that they were getting separated on June 29, 2020, after 11 years of marriage. The ‘Shameless’ star Steven Howey (42) and ‘Person of Interest’ actress Sarah Shahi (40) have a son and twins together.
The actors in a joint statement to PEOPLE have said, ‘After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. And though our relationship is changing, we are committed to continuing our lives as a loving family.’
8. Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox
One of the most high-profile splits in the Hollywood lately, actress Megan Fox and actor Brian Green Austin announced their split in end May.
Shortly after their split, the ‘Transformers’ actress Megan Fox has been spotted with rapper Machine Gun Kelly and locking lips with him in public.
Meanwhile, Brian Green Austin has been spotted with two different women in the recent past, TV personality Courtney Stodden and Australian model Tina Louise.